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 7, 2024

Join us for the 23rd 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.

Ways to Register:

Check out our online auction! All funds raised will benefit LF Parks & Recreation!
online auction

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

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More info coming soon!


TREE LIGHTING HOLIDAY CELEBRATION

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Friday, November 29

3:00 - 6:00 pm

Market Square

The 40th Annual Lake Forest Tree Lighting Holiday Celebration returns to historic Market Square on Friday, November 29. 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.