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.
Cancelled: Saturday, July 4: 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
With social distancing measures expected to be in place throughout most of the summer, the Friends of Lake Forest Parks and Recreation Foundation has made the difficult decision to announce the cancellation of the annual Festival and Fireworks celebration slated for July 4, 2020.
Saturday, August 22: 2:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Save the date for an end of summer bash in the parking lot behind City Hall. This year we will be featuring bands, burgers, bourbon, and fun for all ages! More information coming soon.
Friday, September 11: 11:30 am - 5:00 pm
The Annual Fred Jackson Golf Classic is one of the major fundraisers for the Friends of Lake Forest Parks & Recreation Foundation. This fun-filled event at Deerpath Golf Course 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!
Registration opens July 15
LAKE FOREST ANNUAL TREE LIGHTING CEREMONY
Friday, November 27th: 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!
Saturday, December 5th & Sunday, December 6th
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 go on sale in October.