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    No matter the season, it's on

     

    in LAKE FOREST!

     

     

    You already know about legendary Market Square and the fabulous merchants and dining options all over town, but we also have lots going on throughout the year with something for every taste -- festivals, markets, art shows, musical performances, live theatre, car shows, film series, sports events, beachfront and family fun, and a vibrant community center that's the heart of the town. COME & JOIN US!  (Link to our Shopping & Dining Guide and link for military guests below).

     


  • JUNE

    28  (6:30-8:30 pm): Concert on the Square – Steve Kessler “Saturday June Band”  INFO

    29 & 30 (8am-1 pm): The Garden Market at Elawa Farm  INFO

     

    JULY

    3 (1-3 pm): Lake Forest Library’s 120th  Anniversary Celebration  INFO 

    4  (Gates open 5pm): Festival & Fireworks  INFO

    5  (6:30-8:30 pm): Concert on the Square – The Flat Cats  INFO

    6  (7 pm): Gorton Center Film – Back to the Future  INFO

    6 & 7 (8am-1 pm): The Garden Market at Elawa Farm  INFO

    8 (2 pm): Gorton Center Film – Citizen Kane   INFO

    9  (7 - 8 pm): Open Mic Night at Forest Park Beach  INFO

    11 (7 pm): Ragdale Ring Performance #2 – Dark Matter Jazz  INFO

    12 (6:30-8:30 pm): Concert on the Square – Suede “The Love”  INFO

    13  (7 pm): Gorton Center Film – Funny Girl   INFO

    13 (8 pm): Movie at the Beach - Christmas Countdown  INFO

    13 & 14 (8am-1 pm): The Garden Market at Elawa Farm  INFO

    14 (10am- : Ragdale’s Mayflower Ravine Tour   INFO

    14 (6pm): Cirque de Citadel Gala  INFO

    14 & 15 (10 am & 2 pm): PASTA performs The Lion King  INFO

    16 (7 pm): Karaoke Night at Forest Park Beach  INFO

    17 (6:30 - 8:30pm): Concert on the Beach – Suburban Cowboys  INFO

    19 (6:30-8:30 pm): Concert on the Square – Classic Car Show / Cadillac Groove  INFO

    19-21: Lake Forest Sidewalk Sale  INFO

    20 & 21 (8am-1 pm): The Garden Market at Elawa Farm  INFO

    20 (9am - 5pm): Lake Forest Sailing North Shore  Cup INFO

    23 (11:30 am – 1 pm): LFLB Chamber Luncheon with the Mayors  INFO

    23 (7 pm): Retro Game Night at Forest Park Beach  INFO

    26  (6:30-8:30 pm): Concert on the Square – Hifi Superstars  INFO

    27 – 29: Lake Forest Open Lands – Citadel on the Prairie  INFO

    27 & 28 (8am-1 pm): The Garden Market at Elawa Farm  INFO

    27, 28 & 29: CenterStage presents Shrek the Musical  INFO

    28 (8:30 am – 4 pm): Cardboard Canoe Regatta at the Beach  INFO

    31 (6 - 10pm) Lake Forest Day Carnival  INFO

     

    AUGUST

    1 (10am) Lake Forest Day – Parade & Carnival  INFO 

    1 (11 am – 1:30 pm): Market Square Courtyard Grand Opening Celebration  INFO

    3 & 4 (8am-1 pm): The Garden Market at Elawa Farm  INFO

    3, 4 & 5 CenterStage presents Shrek the Musical  INFO

    7 (6:30 - 8:30pm): Concert on the Beach – Johnny Russler and the Beach Bums  INFO

    10  (7 pm): Gorton Center Film – The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring  INFO

    10 & 11 (8am-1 pm): The Garden Market at Elawa Farm  INFO

    11 & 12 (TBD) Shakespeare in the Square  INFO

    13  (7 - 8 pm): Open Mic Night at Forest Park Beach  INFO

    15 (7 pm): Ragdale Ring Performance #3 – Puppet Prairie Promenade  INFO

    17  (7 pm): Gorton Center Film – National Velvet   INFO

    17 & 18 (8am-1 pm): The Garden Market at Elawa Farm  INFO

    20 (7 pm): Karaoke Night at Forest Park Beach  INFO

    24  (7 pm): Gorton Center Film – Ferris Bueller’s Day Off   INFO

    24 & 25 (8am-1 pm): The Garden Market at Elawa Farm  INFO

    27 (7 pm): Retro Game Night at Forest Park Beach  INFO

    31 (8am-1 pm): The Garden Market at Elawa Farm  INFO

     

    SEPTEMBER

    1   (8am-1 pm): The Garden Market at Elawa Farm  INFO

    2 & 3 (10am-5pm): Art Fair on the Square  INFO  & Artisan Guild Fall Art Fair  INFO

    7 (5 pm): Senior BBQ Beach Bash at Forest Park Beach  INFO

    7 & 8  (8am-1 pm): The Garden Market at Elawa Farm  INFO

    8 (4:45 pm): GLASA 11th Annual Twilight 5K  INFO

    14: LF/LB Chamber’s Lake Forest Uncorked Wine Tasting

    15 (4 pm): Ragdale Ring Performance #4 – Dance-Scape  INFO

    14 & 15 (8am-1 pm): The Garden Market at Elawa Farm  INFO

    21 & 22: LFHS Homecoming Weekend

    21 & 22 (8am-1 pm): The Garden Market at Elawa Farm  INFO

    22 (5 – 10 pm): LF Parks & Rec Oktoberfest  

    28 & 29 (8am-1 pm): The Garden Market at Elawa Farm  INFO

    30 (4 – 7 pm): Lake Forest Open Lands Bagpipes & Bonfire  INFO

     

    OCTOBER

    5 & 6 (8am-1 pm): The Garden Market at Elawa Farm  INFO

    12 (7 / 8pm): Lake Forest Symphony Salon Series Concert  INFO 

    12 & 13: Lake Forest College Homecoming Weekend  INFO

    13 & 14 (8am-1 pm): The Garden Market at Elawa Farm  INFO

    19 & 20 (8am-1 pm): The Garden Market at Elawa Farm  INFO

    21  (7 am-12 pm): Croctoberfest at Wildlife Discovery Center  INFO

    25 (3pm-6 pm): Market Square Halloween Celebration  INFO

    25: (7 pm): Ragdale Reads ‘A Piece of the World’ - Conversation with the Author Christina Baker Kleim   INFO

    26 & 27 (8am-1 pm): The Garden Market at Elawa Farm  INFO

     

    NOVEMBER

    14: Annual Chamber Holiday Evenet!

    23 (3:30/5 pm): Annual Tree Lighting on Market Square 

     

    DECEMBER

    8  (1-4 pm): Santa arrives on Market Square   INFO

     

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    Be sure to download our handy LAKE FOREST/LAKE BLUFF SHOPPING & DINING GUIDE with maps and info - and we invite our military neighbors and guests to visit LFLBmilitaryconnections.com for a list of area discounts and resources!