Union Square Park is located directly across the street from the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum and has been the location of many free events and performances, including the 33rd Illinois Vol. Regiment Band and the 10th Illinois Vol. Cavalry Regiment Band (both Civil War re-enactment groups); Mary Lincoln’s Strawberry Party (a summertime family event); July 4th celebration, New Century Orchestra, Springfield International Folk Dancers, and many more musical performances throughout the year. Look for even more events and performances at Union Square Park in the future at www.presidentlincoln.org Events in the park of 15 or more people are required to secure a Park Permit. To download a permit application, please visit www.alplm.org and click “Apply for a Park Permit” or call (217) 558-8955.