Community Events

Flamingo Friday Kickoff - Friday, May 12, 2023

On May 12 from 5-7pm come start the summer off right at the Flamingo Friday Kickoff! There you’ll spend an evening enjoying music, food, and course – flamingos! 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.

The Northbrook Community Commission is excited to continue this unique Northbrook tradition that brings our neighborhoods together in a fun and inclusive way. Check out the info below to learn how to host your own Flamingo Friday party!

What are Flamingo Fridays?

Flamingo Friday Kickoff Facebook event

Memorial Day - Monday, May 29, 2023

On Monday, May 29, at 10:30am, the Northbrook American Legion Post 791 will be holding Northbrook's Memorial Day Parade. The new parade route will start at Center Avenue and Cedar Lane, turn left onto Cherry Lane, and ends at Westmoor Elementary School. The parade will feature veterans, first responders, and local school bands among others. Gather at the end of the parade for the national anthem, a welcome from Post 791's Commander, and a guest speaker.

4th of July

The Fourth of July parade will take place at 4pm on July 4, 2023. The Fourth of July Committee is proceeding with planning of the celebration and more details will be shared in the very near future. For updates on the Fourth, please visit this website.

Grapes on the Green - Saturday, June 17, 2023

Join us for our first ever, Grapes on the Green – presented by the Village of Northbrook and Northbrook Park District! Participants will have the opportunity to sample twelve, one-ounce sips of a wide range of varietals from Chicago Wine. In addition, patrons will receive an entrée voucher for the food truck; The Fat Shallot, and a dessert charcuterie board all while listening to live jazz by the Nite Hawks.

While enjoying the music, there will be Caricature artists, wine trivia and games. Pre-sale tickets are $49 and $59 at the gate. Non-wine tasting tickets are $39 each. Additional glasses of wine will be available for purchase at $6 per glass. Bring your lawn chairs and a blanket for a relaxing evening with us!

Get more information and purchase tickets here!

Included in Advance Ticket and Door Sale Ticket Price

A branded bag with the following items:

  • 1 Stemless Wine Glass
  • 12 Tasting Tickets for one-ounce samples, equivalent to 3 glasses of wine, from Wine Distributer Chicago Wine.
  • Rating cards for guest to track which wines they liked at the event
  • An entrée voucher for the food truck, “The Fat Shallot”
  • Dessert charcuterie items
  • Wooden Charcuterie board

Included in Non-Tasting Ticket Price

A branded bag with the following items:

  • An entrée voucher for the food truck, “The Fat Shallot”
  • Dessert charcuterie items
  • Wooden Charcuterie board

Northbrook Grand Prix - Thursday, July 27, 2023

Grand Prix 2023 LogoThe Village of Northbrook, along with the Local Organizing Committee (LOC), are proud to host the Northbrook Grand Prix as part of the Intelligentsia Cup on Thursday, July 27, 2023. The LOC, composed of volunteers from the Northbrook community, are working in partnership with the Village to make this event the highlight of the summer!

Residents are welcome to contact the LOC to share ideas, questions, or concerns regarding the event at

January 2023 Community Notice 

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National Night Out - Tuesday, August 1, 2023

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

2022 Winners:

Northbrook Brewfest

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Fire Department Open House - Saturday, October 14, 2023

Join the Northbrook Fire Department for their annual Open House. 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. 

This event is in conjunction with National Fire Prevention Week. Visit for more on fire safety.

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Halloween Trick-or-Treating - Tuesday, October 31, 2023

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 Artists Tour

Every fall, Northbrook artists open their home studios for tours. The entire community is invited to view these creative spaces and get a personal look at our local art scene. 

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Northbrook Pumpkin Smash - Sunday, November 5, 2023

Are your Jack-O-Lanterns no longer looking gourd-geous? Don’t send them to the landfill! Community members can toss pumpkins for composting, play games, meet some creepy crawlers, and learn about the benefits of organic waste recycling. 

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Veterans Day - Saturday, November 11, 2023

Veterans Day is a time to thank and honor all those who served in the military.

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Illuminate Northbrook - Friday, November 17, 2023

Gather in the heart of Northbrook to kick off the holiday shopping season with complimentary hot chocolate as we turn on the holiday lights and illuminate downtown Northbrook. Afterwards, stay downtown, enjoy the ambience, and support local businesses by shopping and dining!

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Northbrook Cultural Fair - February 25, 2024

The Northbrook Community Commission is excited to present this year's Cultural Fair in partnership with the North Suburban YMCA on Sunday February 25 from 3pm - 5pm. The event will bring together a variety of cultural organizations in the area to celebrate the cultural backgrounds of Northbrook residents. Come out to enjoy dances, musical acts, art displays, food (samples), and arts & crafts! 

The event is open to all ages. Come back for next year's event!

Earth & Arbor Day Celebration - April 2024

April is Earth Month! Dating back to 1970, both Earth Month and Earth Day have been times to bring together millions of people throughout the world to celebrate environmental progress, educate each other about stewardship and justice, and advocate for sustainable policies and practices.  By participating in Earth Month locally, you help support implementation of Northbrook's Climate Action Plan. 

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