Signature Events

 

La Grange Carnival (June 1-3, 2018) & Pet Parade (June 2, 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 summer is in the air.Presented by Fornaro Law and other sponsors, 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. The much-loved La Grange Pet Parade, celebrating 72 years, steps off at 9:30am on Satuday.  Read more.


 

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. Hosted by prasino kitchen + bar with Kathy Dierkes State Farm Insurance.  Find out more!


 

Summer Art Project 2018

Dozens of La Grange businesses are participating in an outdoor art display of cozy, hand-painted love seats. Local businesses have sponsored each love seat and secured professional or amateur local artists to paint them. Designs range from whimsical to sophisticated and contemporary to traditional. The love seats will be displayed near storefronts from Memorial Day through Labor Day as a way to showcase the local arts scene in La Grange and entice visitors to the village; they'll be auctioned off from the West End Arts Festival on Sept. 8. The display is presented by Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage to reinforce the idea that La Grange is a special place and so are the businesses who call La Grange home.


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.Sponsorship: Find out how your 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. 


Hometown Holiday, the La Grange Holiday Walk (December 1, 2018)

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! Interested in sponsoring this magical event? Read here.LGBA Event Sponsorship_Form_Hometown Holiday


 

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.


Girlfriends Getaway April 2019

Shop, stroll and save during a special day of fun for you and your friends.  You'll have plenty of time to discover the door prizes, giveaways and great activities, too. Colorful free totes to the first 100 shoppers. Watch for details.


 

La Grange photography © Bob Briskey