Community Events

Earth & Arbor Day

Since 1989, the Village and Park District have hosted an annual Earth & Arbor Day Celebration in April. The celebration includes recycling opportunities, a sustainable vendor exhibition, and volunteer opportunities. 

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Memorial Day

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Plein Air Photography Festival

The Northbrook Arts Commission once again held the Plein Air Photography Festival for Northbrook residents. In "plein air" style, residents were asked to photograph around Northbrook with fresh eyes and a new perspective! 


Note: By submitting photographs for the Plein Air Photography Festival, you are granting the Village of Northbrook permission to use your images in Village publications and other communications pieces.

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4th of July

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Plein Air Painting Festival

The Northbrook Arts Commission, in partnership with the Park District, hosts the annual Plein Air Painting Festival. Held in the fall, the event features dozens of artists painting Northbrook landscapes throughout the Village. The event features live music, painting demonstrations, and a chance to purchase original art. Check back for details on the 2021 event!

Flamingo Friday

Every Friday around 6pm, from Memorial Day through Labor Day, a neighborhood gathering is held in someone’s driveway. Northbrook neighbors take turns hosting Friday gatherings by placing a pink flamingo by their driveway to designate their home as the host. The host provides the driveway – everyone else brings their lawn chairs, beverages, and snacks, as desired. Depending on the group, gatherings can last 30 minutes or several hours. Despite its name, Flamingo Fridays do not have to take place on Fridays. Each neighborhood can determine what time/date is most convenient. The neighborhood’s pink lawn flamingo travels from host to host. Display the flamingo early - Monday or Tuesday – to get the word out.

If you don’t have a flamingo, you may pick one up from the Village Manager's Office at Village Hall, while supplies last.

National Night Out 

National Night Out is an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make our communities safer, more caring places to live.

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Fire Department Open House

Join the Northbrook Fire Department (and Sparky the Fire Dog) for the annual Northbrook Fire Department Open House! Kids of all ages can climb in fire trucks, talk to firefighters, and pet therapy dogs, all while learning about fire safety. This year’s Open House will have a variety of outdoor activities including live displays of fire apparatus and equipment and demonstrations by the Northbrook Fire Department Special Teams. Bring the whole family to enjoy this safety event. Parking is available across the street at Maurice Sporting Goods, 1825 Shermer Road. 

The Fire Department Open House is in conjunction with National Fire Prevention Week.

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Halloween Trick-or-Treating - Sunday, October 31

Trick-or-treating hours in Northbrook are 4-8pm on Halloween (Sunday, October 31). If you would like to alert trick-or-treaters of your household's participation, download one of the signs below to display on your front door.

Trick-or-Treating Signs:

If you don't have access to a printer, signs are available for free pickup at Village Hall.

Veterans Day

Join the Northbrook American Legion Post #791 for a virtual ceremony to honor and remember our veterans. On Thursday, November 11, at 10am, tune in here to watch the online service, which is taking place at Northbrook Jr. High. The program will feature guest speaker retired Lieutenant Colonel Ryan Yantis who was at the Pentagon during the 9/11 attack.

Veterans Day is a time to thank and honor all those who served in the military, both in wartime and peacetime. This day is a time to remember our veterans, as well as those currently serving.