Community Events

Halloween Spooky Trail - Saturday, October 31

Celebrate the spirit of the season on the Halloween Spooky Trail, presented by the Village of Northbrook, the Northbrook Arts Commission, the Northbrook Park District, and the Northbrook Library. 

Drive the Spooky Trail - No Registration Required! 
On Saturday, October 31, start your adventure between 4-6pm at the Northbrook Library (1201 Cedar Lane) where there will be live music, glow bracelets, and Spooky Trail route maps, along with People's Choice award ballots. Then travel the trail through Northbrook to see some creative Halloween displays and vote for your favorite. The route ends at the Park District Leisure Center (3323 Walters Avenue) with giveaways, spooky fun, and participant photos ending at 8pm. If you decide to bike or walk the trail, please do so before dusk.

In the spirit of giving, consider a “treat” for those in need.
Please bring non-perishable food items or grocery store gift cards to drop off at the Library Parking lot before you start on the Spooky Trail. Your donation will help support the Northfield Township Food Pantry.

Celebration of Cultures

Each year, the Village’s Community Relations Commission (CRC), in partnership with the North Suburban YMCA, hosts a Celebration of Cultures featuring many of the cultures represented in the North Shore.

Check back for details on the 2020 event!

Earth & Arbor Day

Since 1989, the Village and Park District have hosted an annual Earth & Arbor Day Celebration in April. The celebration includes recycling opportunities, a sustainable vendor exhibition, and volunteer opportunities. 

Check back for details on the 2021 event!

Memorial Day

Please join us in observing Memorial Day to honor those who gave their lives for our country. 

Check back for details on the 2021 Memorial Day Ceremony!

4th of July

Check back for details on 2021 events!

Plein Air Painting Festival / Plein Air Photography Festival

The Northbrook Arts Commission, in partnership with the Park District, hosts the annual Plein Air Painting Festival. Held in the fall, the event features dozens of artists painting Northbrook landscapes throughout the Village. The event features live music, painting demonstrations, and a chance to purchase original art. Check back for details on the 2021 event!

Residents will also have the opportunity to participate in the Plein Air Photography Festival, where local photographers submit photos of Northbrook for a chance to win prizes in various categories. 

Check back for details on the 2021 event!

National Night Out

Join Northbrook Police and the Northbrook Park District on the first Tuesday in August for an evening of fun, food, music, games, and prizes. National Night Out is designed to promote the partnership between the police and the community and to share information about crime prevention and public safety. The event is held at Meadowhill Aquatic Center from 6 to 9pm.

Check back for details on the 2021 event!

Flamingo Friday

Every Friday around 6 p.m. from Memorial Day through Labor Day a neighborhood gathering is held in someone’s driveway. The host provides the driveway – everyone else brings their lawn chairs, beverages, and snacks, as desired. Depending on the group, gatherings can last 30 minutes or several hours. Despite its name, Flamingo Fridays do not have to take place on Fridays. Each neighborhood can determine what time/date is most convenient. The neighborhood’s pink lawn flamingo travels from host to host. Display the flamingo early - Monday or Tuesday – to get the word out.

Check back for details on 2021 events!