Community Events

In Northbrook we take having fun seriously! Check the community events going on throughout Northbrook!

Fire Department Open House - Saturday, October 14, 2023

Join the Northbrook Fire Department for their annual Open House. Kids of all ages can climb in fire trucks, talk to firefighters, and meet Sparky the Fire Dog, all while learning about fire safety. This year’s Open House will have a variety of outdoor activities including live displays of fire apparatus and Tactical Rescue Drills including rope repelling and a "jaws of life" demonstration. Free giveaways, snacks, and water will be provided. 

This event is in conjunction with National Fire Prevention Week. Visit for more on fire safety.

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Halloween Trick-or-Treating - Tuesday, October 31, 2023

Trick-or-treating hours in Northbrook are 4-8pm on Halloween. If you would like to alert trick-or-treaters of your household's participation, download one of the signs below to display on your front door.

Trick-or-Treating Signs:

If you don't have access to a printer, signs are available for free pickup at Village Hall.

Northbrook Artists Tour

Every fall, Northbrook artists open their home studios for tours. The entire community is invited to view these creative spaces and get a personal look at our local art scene. 

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Northbrook Pumpkin Smash - Saturday, November 4, 2023

Are your Jack-O-Lanterns no longer looking gourd-geous? Don’t send them to the landfill! Community members can toss pumpkins for composting, play games, meet some creepy crawlers, and learn about the benefits of organic waste recycling. 

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Veterans Day - Saturday, November 11, 2023

Veterans Day is a time to thank and honor all those who served in the military.

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Illuminate Northbrook - Friday, November 17, 2023

Gather in the heart of Northbrook to kick off the holiday shopping season with complimentary hot chocolate as we turn on the holiday lights and illuminate downtown Northbrook. Afterwards, stay downtown, enjoy the ambience, and support local businesses by shopping and dining!

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Northbrook Cultural Fair - February 25, 2024

The Northbrook Community Commission is excited to present this year's Cultural Fair in partnership with the North Suburban YMCA on Sunday February 25 from 3pm - 5pm. The event will bring together a variety of cultural organizations in the area to celebrate the cultural backgrounds of Northbrook residents. Come out to enjoy dances, musical acts, art displays, food (samples), and arts & crafts! 

The event is open to all ages. Want to participate in next year's cultural fair? Fill out this interest form! 

Earth & Arbor Day Celebration - April 2024

April is Earth Month! Dating back to 1970, both Earth Month and Earth Day have been times to bring together millions of people throughout the world to celebrate environmental progress, educate each other about stewardship and justice, and advocate for sustainable policies and practices.  By participating in Earth Month locally, you help support implementation of Northbrook's Climate Action Plan. 

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Flamingo Friday Kickoff - 2024 Date TBD

On May 12 from 5-7pm come start the summer off right at the Flamingo Friday Kickoff! There you’ll spend an evening enjoying music, food, and course – flamingos! Every Friday evening between Memorial Day and Labor Day anyone that wants to participate is invited host a flamingo party in their neighborhood. These gatherings are the perfect opportunity for residents – both new and old – to make new friends, meet new people, or just reconnect with their neighbors.

The Northbrook Community Commission is excited to continue this unique Northbrook tradition that brings our neighborhoods together in a fun and inclusive way. Check out the info below to learn how to host your own Flamingo Friday party!

What are Flamingo Fridays?

Flamingo Friday Kickoff Facebook event

Memorial Day - Monday, May 27, 2024

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Grapes on the Green - 2024 Date TBD!

Join us for our first ever, Grapes on the Green – presented by the Village of Northbrook and Northbrook Park District! Participants will have the opportunity to sample twelve, one-ounce sips of a wide range of varietals from Chicago Wine. In addition, patrons will receive an entrée voucher for the food truck; The Fat Shallot, and a dessert charcuterie board all while listening to live jazz by the Nite Hawks.

While enjoying the music, there will be Caricature artists, wine trivia and games. Pre-sale tickets are $49 and $59 at the gate. Non-wine tasting tickets are $39 each. Additional glasses of wine will be available for purchase at $6 per glass. Bring your lawn chairs and a blanket for a relaxing evening with us!

Get more information and purchase tickets here!

Included in Advance Ticket and Door Sale Ticket Price

A branded bag with the following items:

  • 1 Stemless Wine Glass
  • 12 Tasting Tickets for one-ounce samples, equivalent to 3 glasses of wine, from Wine Distributer Chicago Wine.
  • Rating cards for guest to track which wines they liked at the event
  • An entrée voucher for the food truck, “The Fat Shallot”
  • Dessert charcuterie items
  • Wooden Charcuterie board

Included in Non-Tasting Ticket Price

A branded bag with the following items:

  • An entrée voucher for the food truck, “The Fat Shallot”
  • Dessert charcuterie items
  • Wooden Charcuterie board


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