Community Events

Virtual Veterans Day Service - Wednesday, November 11

Veterans Day is a time to thank and honor all those who served in the military, both in wartime and peacetime. Remember our Veterans, as well as those currently serving, at this virtual Veterans Day Service on Wednesday, November 11, 11am. The American Legion Post #791 and the Veterans of Foreign Wars invite all to watch the virtual service to honor those who served the armed forces: Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, and Coast Guard. 

In lieu of an in-person service, take a moment to view the virtual ceremony below. The video can also be viewed on Facebook, YouTube, and NCTV Cable Channel 17 at 11am

To help veterans in need, consider donating toiletries and paper goods. Items can be dropped off at the American Legion Post #791, 1354 Shermer Road, on Tuesdays (through December 15) from noon-6pm. 

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

Please join us in observing Memorial Day to honor those who gave their lives for our country. 

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4th of July

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Plein Air Painting Festival / Plein Air Photography 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!

Residents will also have the opportunity to participate in the Plein Air Photography Festival, where local photographers submit photos of Northbrook for a chance to win prizes in various categories. 

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National Night Out

Join Northbrook Police and the Northbrook Park District on the first Tuesday in August for an evening of fun, food, music, games, and prizes. National Night Out is designed to promote the partnership between the police and the community and to share information about crime prevention and public safety. The event is held at Meadowhill Aquatic Center from 6 to 9pm.

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Flamingo Friday

Every Friday around 6 p.m. from Memorial Day through Labor Day a neighborhood gathering is held in someone’s driveway. 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.

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Halloween Spooky Trail

Celebrate the spirit of the season on the Halloween Spooky Trail, presented by the Village of Northbrook, the Northbrook Arts Commission, the Northbrook Park District, and the Northbrook Library.

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Celebration of Cultures

Each year, the Village’s Community Relations Commission (CRC) hosts a Celebration of Cultures featuring many of the cultures represented in the North Shore.

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