La Grange Events


Spring Shopping Stroll  (Saturday, April 17, 2021)

The weather isn't the only thing that's wonderful. Hop over to La Grange, pick up your complimentary tote bag and a map to all the fun locations for special offers, free gifts and delightful surprises at our spring shopping event, presented by Linnea Jewelers. Want to be a participating business? Get details here.


La Grange Earth Day 5K (April 18-25, 2021)

You're invited to get outside and enjoy your corner of the planet in our virtual fun run and walk for a stronger and healthier business community. Find out more.


Mask UP La Grange

Your support of our one-of-a-kind local businesses will be written all over your face. We're selling facemasks to encourage solidarity and support for mask use and show that wearing is caring.  Proceeds from the sale of the masks are helping to support the LGBA’s local business initiatives that benefit the small businesses in our community throughout the pandemic. Find out more.


La Grange Outdoor Farmers Market (Thursdays through October)

Our award-winning market is operational from 7am to 1pm on Thursdays through October. Local farmers and artisans provide a selection of fresh produce, meats, baked goods, confections, plants and more. A new layout, sanitation and social distancing policies are in place. Come enjoy the bountiful harvest from Midwest growers! Convenient free parking is located nearby. Sponsored  by Kathy Dierkes State Farm and prasino.


 Summer Art Project 2021

We salute the vibrant arts community in La Grange by organizing a unique al fresco art display each summer; this year, we honor the 75th anniversary of the La Grange Pet Parade with a special exhibit geared to pets and the people who love them, called Sit, Stay & Play La Grange. This one-of-a-kind exhibit of clever doghouses and relaxing lounge chairs is sponsored by dozens of local businesses working with local artists who design and paint them for display on the sidewalks of the business district.  In September, the artwork is auctioned for local nonprofits. Watch for details!


La Grange Sidewalk Sale (Fri & Sat, Aug 27-28, 2021)

You'll love the bargains as our shop owners clear their shelves for new fall merchandise. Get ready for big savings, real deals and bargains galore at our end-of-season Sidewalk Sale. 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 with deals this hot! With free parking; stores open for their regular hours.


 

West End Arts Festival (September 11-12, 2021)

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 from noted chefs, wine tastings, art classes and interactive fun for kids


Free Wellness Week (September, 2021)

Are you ready to live well? Take advantage of free classes, equipment, training opportunities and screenings to improve your health and help you reach your wellness goals at participating  businesses. Try new options for nine days... and it's absolutely free. Watch for details.


Skeletober (Oct 1-31, 2021)

Skeletons alive! Visit La Grange and join our local businesses for spirited fun with their display of lively and unique life-sized skeletons on the sidewalks. Bring your camera - little ones will love our funny and charming guests this Fall. Post your pics to #skeletober and tag us to enter our random drawing. Get details on our Skeleton Scavenger Hunt, too, through October, and enjoy a spooky cocktail at one of our restaurants. Watch for details in 2021.


Skeleton Scavenger Hunt (October 10-31)

Thanks for playing! We can't wait until the skeletons visit us again in 2021!


La Grange Delivers Holiday Wishes (November & December, 2021)

Discover the holiday magic in La Grange as we deck the halls and light up the season with festive activities and enjoyable experiences for the entire family. Get a head start on your holiday shopping with our live Facebook events, discover the trendiest gifts this season in the La Grange Holiday Wish Book, and mark your calendars for Small Business Saturday and magnificent tree lighting and Santa's arrival! Let La Grange deliver your holiday wishes this year. Check back for details!


La Grange Holiday Wish Book

We've tucked tons of top-selling holiday gifts into this digital catalogue - and everything is available locally in La Grange. Create some magic of your own by supporting our small businesses this season. Check back for details!


La Grange Restaurant Week (2022 date TBD)

Take a bite out of our outstanding restaurants with value-priced menus at some of our most sought-after culinary destinations.  Explore La Grange... and bring your appetite!


La Grange photography © Bob Briskey