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.


FRED JACKSON GOLF CLASSIC

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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. Tickets are on sale now.

register online registration form

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


FRIENDS FESTIVAL & FIREWORKS

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. Tickets go on sale in May.

Visit our webpage for all the details!

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LAKE FOREST MUSIC FESTIVAL

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Saturday, August 20, 2022

Parking lot behind city hall

Time: TBA

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

Tickets go on sale in July. More info coming soon!


ANNUAL TREE LIGHTING CEREMONY

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FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 2022

Market Square
3:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Don't miss this holiday tradition for the entire family! Enjoy an afternoon and evening of live entertainment, warm drinks, carolers, LFDA dancers, and Santa! This free community event is held at Historic Market Square in downtown Lake Forest. 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.



LAKE FOREST LIGHTS UP THE PARKS

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November 26, 2022 - January 10, 2023

In addition to the central business district and Market Square holiday decorations, this year eight Lake Forest community and neighborhood parks will be decorated with holiday trees and lights, which will remain on for the entire season.

Parks include:

  • Elawa Park
  • Everett Park
  • Forest Park
  • Northcroft Park
  • South Park
  • Townline Park
  • Waveland Park
  • West Park

We are looking for families and local businesses to sponsor Lake Forest Lights up the Parks. Any donation amount is welcome.

LF LIGHTS UP THE PARKS FUNDRAISER

See you at the parks!