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.


Friday, November 29th: 3:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Don't miss out on the annual tree lighting ceremony in Market Square. The entire family will enjoy an evening of live entertainment, warm drinks, carolers, and Santa!

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Saturday, December 7th & Sunday, December 8th

Northcroft Park's enclosed and heated pavilion will be transformed into Santa's Workshop for this magical event! Decorate cookies, help Santa's elves create holiday toys, and listen to Santa Claus read a Christmas story. Dinner will be served and Santa will take special time to visit with each family. Tickets on sale now!

Two Seatings Each Evening:
Seating One: 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Seating Two: 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Fees: $32 per person


Fred Jackson Golf Classic

The Annual Golf Classic is one of the major fundraisers for the Friends of Lake Forest Parks & Recreation Foundation. This fun-filled event features 18 holes plus a cart, lunch and beverages, several contest prizes, player's gifts, and the presenting of the Mayor's Cup. Please join us for a beautiful day of golf!

Friends Festival & Fireworks

Spend your Fourth of July holiday under the stars at the Friends Festival and Fireworks on July 4th at Deerpath Community Park! Music starts at 6pm and after the show (approx. 9:40pm), enjoy the greatest fireworks display on the North Shore set to an amazing playlist of patriotic music. A variety of food, desserts, beer, wine, soft drinks and water will be available for sale, or you may bring your own. Happy 4th!

Friends Fall Festival

Join us to kick off fall with great local bands, beer, food, and fun for all ages! This event will feature live music, food, activities for kids including a giant bounce house, carnival games, and more.