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 4, 2021

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Join us for the 20th 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.


Sunday, July 4, 2021 | Deerpath Community Park | 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Spend your Fourth of July holiday under the stars at the 14th Annual Lake Forest Festival and Fireworks on Sunday, July 4, 2021, at Deerpath Community Park.

This year's music lineup includes headliner 16 Candles and opener Hello Weekend. After the show, enjoy the greatest fireworks display on the North Shore set to an amazing playlist of patriotic music. Gates open at 5:00 pm and the fireworks will begin at approximately 9:40 pm. Online tickets go on sale May 25th at 8:00 a.m. Buy your tickets early! Space is limited. This fun family event is brought to you by the Friends of Lake Forest Parks and Recreation Foundation.

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Lake Forest Music Festival

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Saturday, August 21

Parking lot behind city hall

2:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Featuring burgers & Bourbon

Come enjoy an end of summer bash featuring live music, local burgers & bourbon, and fun for all ages! Ticket info coming soon.



2021 information coming soon!