Community Events

Trivia Nights at the Pop-Up-Patch

Trivia Nights are back! Starting Thursday, August 25, trivia nights are returning to the Pop-Up Patch located at the southwest corner of Meadow Road and Cherry Lane. Test your skills as an individual or a team while enjoying a beautiful summer night outside. 

Each night will feature a different special offer from a local restaurant, so come on down and enjoy a meal or treat before or after trivia! Winning teams will receive one $50 gift card to Marcello’s and the runner-up team with receive one $25 gift card to a local Northbrook restaurant.

An unlimited number of teams may participate with a maximum number of six people per team. Due to limited seating (five tables total), participants are strongly encouraged to bring their own chairs and blankets - the Village will not be providing chairs and blankets. Table seating priority will be given to the elderly and those with disabilities - we ask that you be respectful of this request. 

*Registration will end one hour before the event starts, but walk-ins are welcome. Do you like trivia but don't want to participate? Bring your own chairs and blankets to watch the fun! 

Trivia nights will be taking place Thursdays from 6:30-7:30pm on the following dates:

August 25 - General Trivia 

  • Special Offer: Basu Coffee Bar & Vietnamese Eatery - 10% off order if you mention Pop-Up Patch Trivia. 

September 1 - General Trivia 

  • Guest Emcee: Village Trustee Johannah Hebl
  • Special Offer: Free order of fries with an order from Little Louie’s if you mention Pop-Up Patch Trivia. 

September 8 - General Trivia 

  • Special Offer: EATACO - 15% off order if you mention Pop-Up Patch Trivia. 

September 15 - Music Trivia by School of Rock 

  • Special Offer: Marcello’s - 15% off for dine-in customers if you mention Pop-Up Patch Trivia. 

September 22 - Teen Trivia Night 

  • Guest Emcee: Village Trustee Muriel Collison 
  • Special Offer:  EATACO - 15% off order if you mention Pop-Up Patch Trivia.

September 29 - General Trivia 

  • Guest Emcee: Johnny Price (DJ) from Bach to Rock
  • Special Offer:  Landmark Inn - $5 Palomas if you mention Pop-Up Patch Trivia(must be 21 years of age or older; drinks must be consumed at Landmark Inn).

*Note: Registration is free. Attendees do not need to register to attend a trivia night, but it is encouraged. 

Register here!

Fire Department Open House

Join the Northbrook Fire Department for their annual Open House from 9am to noon on Saturday, October 15. Kids of all ages can climb in fire trucks, talk to firefighters, and meet Sparky the Fire Dog, 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 Tactical Rescue Drills including rope repelling and a "jaws of life" demonstration. Free giveaways, snacks, and water will be provided. New for this year, the event is taking place at Fire Station 10 (650 Huehl Road). Parking is available at the Public Works Center and the Center for Deafness. 

This event is in conjunction with National Fire Prevention Week. This year’s theme is “Fire Won't Wait. Plan Your Escape.” Visit nfpa.org for more on fire safety.

Halloween Trick-or-Treating

Trick-or-treating hours in Northbrook are 4-8pm on Halloween. 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.

Northbrook Pumpkin Smash

This fall season, don’t send your Jack-O-Lanterns to the landfill! The Village is hosting a Pumpkin Smash event in Northbrook Court’s parking lot between noon-3pm on Sunday, November 6. Community members can stop by to compost their pumpkins, play games, and learn about the benefits of organic waste recycling. 

Veterans Day

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.

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Illuminate Northbrook

Save the date for the Village's second annual Illuminate Northbrook event, taking place Friday, November 18! More details will be shared when they are available. 

Earth Month

Since 1989, the Village and Park District have hosted an annual celebration for Earth and Arbor Day in April. 

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Flamingo Fridays

Every Friday evening between Memorial Day and Labor Day, anyone that wants to participate is invited host a flamingo party in their neighborhood. These gatherings are the perfect opportunity for residents – both new and old – to make new friends, meet new people, or just reconnect with their neighbors. Whoever volunteers to host their neighborhood’s next Flamingo Friday obtains the flamingo from the previous host or from Village Hall and displays it on their lawn a few days before the party, signaling to the neighborhood where the next Flamingo Friday event will be. The host only needs to provide the driveway or lawn space for the party. No effort needed! Everyone provides their own drinks, snacks, and chairs.

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Memorial Day

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4th of July

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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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Plein Air Photography Festival

Update: The photo submission period for the 2022 event is now closed. Thank you to everyone who participated!

In "plein air" style, participants will be asked to photograph around Northbrook with fresh eyes and a new perspective. Approximately five photo challenges will be released each week on Mondays at 9am. Contestants will have one week to submit one entry for each challenge. Contestants can enter a photo for as many or as few of the challenges as they like, but only one photo per challenge will be allowed.

This event is open to all ages and abilities. Participants do not need to be Northbrook residents, but all photos must be taken in Northbrook. Photos can be taken with any type of digital camera, including cell phones. 

Winning photos will be selected from each challenge, and winners will receive gift cards to Northbrook restaurants. New this year: there will be an overall award for "best in show" out of all photo submissions. 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners will receive a cash prize. 

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

Questions? Email pr@northbrook.il.us

2022 Winners:

Northbrook Brewfest

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