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Artists from throughout the Midwest attend this juried fine arts show that has grown to celebrate art in all its forms. From fine art to culinary art, and live jazz to cinema, this weekend festival showcases the talents and passions of art lovers in a picturesque and historic outdoor setting. The festival is free and offers plenty of free parking and takes place adjacent to Stone Avenue METRA station. Meet and talk with over 50 juried artists from throughout the Midwest as well as…Find out more »
Ghosts, goblins, skeletons and sailor join the fun of this lively trick or treat parade through Downtown La Grange. Afterwards, you'll find plenty of activities like pumpkin bowling, cupcake decorating, and a scavenger hunt to participating merchants.Find out more »
Take in the magical sights and sounds of our holiday walk when Santa arrives by firetruck to help us light the giant Christmas tree in front of Village Hall. Join us for free activities, entertainment and fabulous open houses at our festive shops and restaurants, like La Buona Vita – our main event sponsor – as they keep their doors open late that night to celebrate with you. There’s plenty of free parking in the West End, too! Hop aboard a trolley…Find out more »
Come one, come all! Summer "unofficially" begins in La Grange when the La Grange Carnival heads to town. Thrilling rides, games of skill, live music, food and old-fashioned fun capture the excitement of the season when school is almost out and summer is in the air.This all-ages carnival features spectacular rides and LED light displays from favorites like the Freak Out, Sky Rider, Zipper and Fireball, popular family rides, games of chance, engaging kiddie rides and concessions from Windy City…Find out more »
La Grange Carnival Date: June 1, 2018 - June 3, 2018 Event Description: Wheee! This friendly carnival will feature spectacular rides with LED light displays, family favorites like bumper cars and Ferris wheel, games of chance, engaging kiddie rides and concessions. It is located on Harris Avenue between La Grange Road and Ashland Avenue and will also offer a beer tent and food from local establishments. Carnival hours are 5PM to 10PM on Friday, noon to 10PM on Saturday, and noon to 9PM on…Find out more »
Pet Parade Charities (Formerly Pets & Pals Charities), established in 1999, is headquartered in La Grange, Illinois. It is dedicated to promoting and supporting the health and care of animals in metropolitan Chicago. In addition it promotes awareness of the value of animals in individual's lives and the special bonds that exists between kids and animals. Pet Parade Charities accomplishes its mission through sponsorship of the acclaimed La Grange Pet Parade and by promoting responsible pet ownership through grants given to like…Find out more »
La Grange is decked out for fun with holiday festivities all season long. Mark your calendar for our spectacular La Grange Holiday Walk on Saturday, December 1, 2018 with merchant open houses, musicians, strolling carolers, trolley rides, petting zoo, pony rides, ice sculptures and a kiddie train. Be here when Santa arrives by firetruck to light a giant Christmas tree! Interested in sponsoring this magical event? Read here.LGBA Event Sponsorship_Form_Hometown HolidayFind out more »
It’s our 26th anniversary: shop local! Do something big for your neighborhood by showing your love for small business this holiday season. Our merchants have special deals and treats in store for you, so kick off your holiday shopping in La Grange. And take advantage of our Holiday Shopper Rewards Program, too. Holiday Walk Take in the magical sights and sounds of our holiday walk on Saturday, Dec. 2 when Santa arrives by firetruck to help us light the giant…Find out more »
Wheee! This friendly carnival will feature spectacular rides with LED light displays, family favorites like bumper cars and Ferris wheel, games of chance, engaging kiddie rides and concessions. It is located on Harris Avenue between La Grange Road and Ashland Avenue and will also offer a beer tent and food from local establishments. Carnival hours are 5PM to 10PM on Friday, noon to 10PM on Saturday, and noon to 9PM on Sunday. Ticket sales will stop 30 minutes before closing. Value-priced,…Find out more »
The La Grange Pet Parade is an annual tradition that brings in thousands of spectators from the surrounding area, into downtown La Grange. The parade includes entertainment acts, community groups, pet rescue organizations, and local businesses giving out candy to the children along the route. The parade steps off from the corner of La Grange Road and Cossitt Avenue, then travels to the Lyons Township North Campus building. Join us for all the fun!Find out more »
Over 200 artists from throughout the Midwest will sell one-of-a-kind, hand-crafted items ranging from original paintings and yard art to clothing, jewelry, soaps, accessories and more in picturesque La Grange. This weekend festival has been a La Grange tradition for 44 years - it's stronger than ever as the interest in owning hand-crafted items is booming. Some hot new items to look for this year include are cigar box guitars, folk art dolls, horseshoe art and upcycled furniture. Selected local…Find out more »
The tradition of impromptu summer concerts continues as a colorful painted piano makes its debut this week near the outdoor fountain by Village Hall, according to the La Grange Business Association. An old, upright piano turned into a work of art will be placed there through August 31 for performances by local musicians and music lovers alike. It is available for all ages, abilities and types of music; everyone is encouraged to play. In September, the vibrant piano will be…Find out more »
Hot art. Cool jazz. Great wines! The 24th annual West End Arts Festival celebrates art in many forms as visitors of all ages can browse the work of fine artists from across the Midwest, view culinary demonstrations from local chefs, enjoy wine tastings and live jazz plus kids art activities near the historic Stone Avenue train station in La Grange, IL. Presented by the La Grange Business Association, the free festival features over 60 noted artists who will display and sell their…Find out more »
La Grange has plenty of spirit this month when dozens of friendly, life-sized skeletons lounge in front of local businesses for the season. This annual display is organized by the La Grange Business Association; each engaging skeleton is sponsored by a local business as a way of inviting visitors to explore La Grange. Skeletober is sponsored by the Jasinski Home Team at Baird & Warner. Visitors are encouraged to take pictures with the skeletons and post on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram by tagging the La Grange…Find out more »
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