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.
TREE LIGHTING HOLIDAY CELEBRATION
Friday, November 24
3:00 - 6:00 pm
The 39th Annual Lake Forest Tree Lighting Holiday Celebration returns to historic Market Square on Friday, November 24. Enjoy an afternoon and evening of live music, kids' activities, food and beverages, carolers, Lake Forest Dance Academy dancers, Santa Claus, and more at this beloved Lake Forest tradition.
Schedule of Events:
1:00 pm: Holiday movie "Home Alone" at Gorton Community Center
3:00 pm: Kids Activities Area:
- Cookies courtesy of Lake Forest Bank and Trust
- Arts and crafts activity for kids courtesy of Sage Explorers
- Donuts and coffee provided by the Oertel Group
- More to be announced!
3:15 - 6:00 pm: Visit with Santa
3:30 - 4:15 pm: Lake Forest Civic Orchestra and Lake Forest High School Festival Brass Ensemble
4:40 pm: Caroling concert by the Lake Forest High School Choristers
5:00 pm: Lake Forest Dance Academy performance begins, and just after, the lights will be set aglow!
5:30 - 6:00 pm: Holiday music
FRED JACKSON GOLF CLASSIC
Save the Date! Friday, June 7, 2024
We are looking for sponsors - please email us if you are interested! email@example.com
FRIENDS FESTIVAL & FIREWORKS 2024
Thursday, July 4, 2024 | 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Spend your Fourth of July holiday under the stars at the 17th Annual Lake Forest Festival and Fireworks. This fun family event is brought to you by the Friends of Lake Forest Parks and Recreation Foundation.
LAKE FOREST MUSIC FESTIVAL 2024
More info coming soon!