Our fundraising events bring friends, families, and the entire community together! Proceeds from these events help support the enhancement of Lake Forest Parks & Recreation Department's programs, services, facilities, and need-based activity scholarships for families in the community.


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Friday, June 2, 2023

Join us for the 22nd Anniversary of The Fred Jackson Golf Classic! This is one of the Friends of Lake Forest Parks and Recreation Foundation's largest fundraisers. This fun-filled event features 18 holes plus a cart, lunch and beverages, awards, and Mayor's Cup. Open to the public.

5.10.23: The event is sold out! Thank you for your support!

Online Auction
The Friends of Lake Forest Parks & Recreation Foundation is hosting an online auction May 26 - June 2. Don't miss the chance to bid on luxury vacations at amazing destinations, tickets to sporting events, music and sports memorabilia, restaurant and spa experiences, a helicopter ride, jewelry, and more! The auction is a great way to support Lake Forest Parks & Recreation. Click the link to view the items and place your bid by 6 pm on June 2.

friends auction

We are looking for sponsors - please email us if you are interested! friendslfpr@cityoflakeforest.com


Tuesday, July 4, 2023 | 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Spend your Fourth of July holiday under the stars at the 16th Annual Lake Forest Festival and Fireworks. This fun family event is brought to you by the Friends of Lake Forest Parks and Recreation Foundation.

Fletcher Rockwell 6:00 - 7:30 pm

Run Forrest Run 8:00 - 9:30 pm

Tickets and all the details!


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Saturday, Aug 19, 2023

5-10 pm

Come out to our summer party in downtown Lake Forest! Live bands on two stages, fantastic food, and a beer, and wine pavilion.

TREE LIGHTING holiday celebration


Friday, November 24

2:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Market Square

Sponsored by Lake Forest Bank & Trust.

The Friends of Lake Forest Parks and Recreation Foundation is accepting donations from the community to enhance this (free!) and amazing Lake Forest tradition. Click the button below to learn more and donate.