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.

Lake Forest Music Festival

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Saturday, August 21

Parking lot behind city hall

3:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Featuring Burgers & Bourbon

Come out to our summer party in downtown Lake Forest! Our inaugural event will feature live bands on two stages, games and activities for the kids, fantastic food (burgers!), and a bourbon, beer, and wine pavilion.

There is no better food companion to bourbon than burgers - and this year's festival theme does not disappoint. At least six chefs of all types will showcase their signature burgers, to be enjoyed in the comfort of our huge seating area. Our bourbon tasting pavilion will offer more than 20 types of bourbon for tasting, along with beer and wine.

Ticket info coming soon.

BUY TICKETs on july 15

annual tree lighting ceremony

Friday, November 26, 2021

More info coming soon!



2021 information coming soon!


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Friday, June 3, 2022

Join us for the 21st 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.


Save the Date! Monday, July 4, 2022 | Deerpath Community Park | 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Spend your Fourth of July holiday under the stars at the 15th Annual Lake Forest Festival and Fireworks at Deerpath Community Park.

This fun family event is brought to you by the Friends of Lake Forest Parks and Recreation Foundation.