Girlfriends Getaway April 28, 2018
Plans are underway for a day that you and your girlfriends will be talking about this day all year long! We invite you to explore La Grange as you shop and stroll at dozens of unique destinations. Stores will roll out the red carpet and stay open late so you'll have plenty of time to discover the fun finds, great activities and special savings, too. Get your Girlfriends Getaway map to check out all the special offers La Grange merchants have in store for you... and discover all that La Grange has to offer. Merchants & Sponsors: Interested in participating? Read on.
La Grange Outdoor Farmers Market (Through October)
Our award-winning market is operational from 7am to 1pm on Thursdays through October 25. Local farmers and artisans provide a selection of fresh produce, meats, baked goods, confections, plants and specialty services like knife-sharpening. Customers can get tips for a healthy and sustainable lifestyle from local businesses in the Activity Tent; free kids activities and live music varies weekly. Convenient free parking is located nearby. Find out more!
Summer Art Project 2018
Live. Love. La Grange! You'll find a good love story throughout the Village this summer when we introduce our summer art exhibit of charming and cozy love seats. Sponsored by local businesses and designed by local artists, this whimsical exhibit reinforces the idea that La Grange is a special place - and so are the businesses who've made their home here. Interested in sponsoring a love seat? It's a great way to show customers and clients that you're a business with a heart. Deadline to register is March 26; get the form here. LGBA Event Sponsorship_Summer Art Project
La Grange Carnival (June 1-3, 2018)
Come one, come all! Summer "unofficially" begins in La Grange when the La Grange Carnival heads to town. Thrilling rides, games of skill, live music, food and old-fashioned fun capture the excitement of the season when school is almost out and summer is in the air.This all-ages carnival features spectacular rides and LED light displays from favorites like the Freak Out, Sky Rider, Zipper and Fireball, popular family rides, games of chance, engaging kiddie rides and concessions from Windy City Amusements. The carnival is located on Harris Avenue between La Grange Road and Harris Avenue and will also offer a beer tent and food from local establishments. Live musical entertainment is featured throughout the weekend. Businesses: want to be a sponsor of this fun family event? Read more.
La Grange Craft Fair (July 14-15, 2018)
Just named one of the top craft shows in the country! Nearly 200 artisans from throughout the Midwest will sell one-of-a-kind items and hand-crafted goods to the 44th annual La Grange Craft Fair. One of the most popular summer events in the area, the La Grange Craft Fair will offer a broad range of wares, from original paintings and yard art to handmade clothing, jewelry, soaps and accessories from tents along La Grange Road from Burlington Ave.to Cossitt Ave.and west on Harris Street from La Grange Road to Ashland Ave. Businesses: Find out how you can sponsor this huge DIY event.
Endless Summerfest (August 3-5, 2018)
Great live bands, carnival thrill rides, food & beverage tents, classic cars and great kids activities capture the essence of summer at this lively music festival in Gordon Park held in partnership with the Park District of La Grange. Click here for details on the entertainment lineup.It takes a Village to produce a festival of this size. Volunteering for a two-hour shift with family and friends at Endless Summerfest is a wonderful way to give back to your community! Click here for details.
La Grange Sidewalk Sale (Fri & Sat, Aug 24-25, 2018)
You'll love the bargains as our merchants clear their shelves for new fall merchandise. Get ready for big savings, real deals and bargains galore at our end-of-season Sidewalk Sale at participating merchants. You've got two days to shop and save at some of your favorite neighborhood boutiques. There's no place like La Grange - and no cooler spot to visit while the deals are this hot! With free parking; merchants are open for their regular store hours.
West End Arts Festival (Sept 8-9, 2018)
This juried fine arts festival is a popular end-of-the-summer event for the community as well as for high-caliber artists from across the country. It's held in the shadow of the landmark Stone Avenue Metra train station in the charming and historic West End of La Grange surrounded by old trees and small, local businesses and plenty of free parking. This picture-perfect setting is the ideal spot to shop and talk with artists in person, enjoy live jazz, culinary demonstrations, wine tastings, interactive art for kids and other activities. Artists may apply via Zapp; the deadline is March 30, https://www.zapplication.org/event-info.php?ID=6202 Sponsorship: Find out how you business can benefit from a partnership in this event. Read here.
Skeletober (Oct 1-31, 2018)
Skeletons alive! Visit La Grange and join our local businesses for spirited fun with our display of lively and unique life-sized skeletons on the sidewalks. Bring your camera - loved ones will love our funny and charming guests this Fall. Don't miss the Halloween Walk on Saturday, Oct. 27 featuring a trick or treat parade for youngsters led by the Greater La Grange YMCA.Sponsorship: This event makes your marketing so good, it's scary! Read more.
Small Business Saturday
You're invited to slow down and enjoy the holiday shopping experience with our local merchants on Small Business Saturday, November 24, 2018. They're offering in-store refreshments, special offers and free gifts with purchase at selected locations. Give back to your community by showing some love to your neighborhood merchants in La Grange. Get more info here.
Unwrap La Grange (Nov. 24 – Dec. 31, 2018)
Watch for details as we unwrap some new holiday traditions this year, beginning on Small Business Saturday. Find out why holiday shopping is so much more rewarding in La Grange!
Holiday Treasure Hunt (Through December, 2018)
Fun for individual or team play! Download the free La Grange app to your mobile device, then dash off to local spots solving puzzles and clues to win! It's fun, fast and very festive.
La Grange is decked out for fun with holiday festivities all season long. Mark your calendar for our spectacular La Grange Holiday Walk on Saturday, December 1, 2018 with merchant open houses, musicians, strolling carolers, trolley rides, petting zoo, pony rides, ice sculptures and a kiddie train. Be here when Santa arrives by firetruck to light a giant Christmas tree!
La Grange Restaurant Week (February 2019)
Celebrate dining deliciousness with prix-fixe, value-priced menus at some of our most sought-after culinary destinations. And don't forget to download the La Grange mobile app to get your Restaurant Week Rewards Card to see how you could win dinner at any of participating restaurants. Explore La Grange! And bring your appetite.