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Annual Events

Lake Forest and Lake Bluff are home to many popular annual community events. This list includes just a few of the celebrations that members of the community look forward to each year. For a current list of events and links to more information, click here.

Festival & Fireworks

Memorial Day – Commemorative Ceremonies (LB & LF)

Summer Friday Mornings – Lake Bluff Farmer’s Market

Summer Thursday Evenings – Music on the Square (LF)

July 4 – Parade (LB) & Festival and Fireworks (LF)

Summer Sunday Evenings – Bluffinia Concerts (LB)

Third Week in July – LF/LB Chamber Lake Forest Sidewalk Sale & West Fest

Fourth Saturday in July – Lake Bluff Criterium Bike Race & Block Party

First Wednesday in August – Lake Forest Day

Labor Day Weekend – Art Fair on the Square (LF)

Mid-September – LF/LB Chamber Lake Forest Uncorked Wine Tasting

Early October – LF/LB Chamber Lake Bluff Sip & Stroll

October – Halloween Festivities & Pumpkin Chase Race (LB)

Friday after Thanksgiving – Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony (LF)

First Saturday in December – It’s a Wonderful Life in Lake Bluff

Also, check with both towns, libraries, parks and recreation departments, Open Lands groups, Gorton Center and community organizations for more fun events throughout the year.