Category Archives: Local Events

Holiday Events: Lake Forest Civic Orchestra Presents their Holly Jolly Concert at the Gorton

Looking for fun Christmas events this year? Check out the amazing Lake Forest Civic Orchestra as they present their holiday concert and music from famous composers. Some of the best holiday music around! December 19  3:00 pm to 4:30 pm $15 Gorton Community Center400 E. Illinois Road, Lake Forest, IL 60045 PURCHASE TICKETS   The…

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The Best Local Pumpkin Patches Near Lake Forest

Going to a pumpkin patch to pick the best pumpkin isn't just about finding the perfect Halloween jack-o-lantern. It's a chance to head out with the loved ones in a cherished autumn custom full of exciting activities. Many offer low-cost activities like hayrides, corn mazes and games for the kids. Picking your own pumpkin also…

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Creative Side: Support Local Art and Buy Handmade Goods at the Festival of Arts and Crafts

Creative Humanity Creativity is a big part of our lives. We see it in the things we do, make, and use on a daily basis. We are a creative species, and art is a huge part of our society. People are leaning more and more towards DIY household projects, arts, crafts, and more. We want…

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Come Support Local Artists at Deer Path Art League’s Annual Art Fair on the Square

Lake Forest is a beautiful town, and with that comes beautiful art. We take pride in our local artists, and supporting the local community is a big deal. The historic Market Square is a delightful place to visit on its own, and this weekend it will be decked to the nines with art from juried…

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Come See Wildlife and Walk the Trails at the Wildlife Discovery Center

HOURS & ADMISSION OUTDOOR TRAILS THE WDC'S OUTDOOR TRAILS ARE OPEN TUES/FRI/SAT/SUN 10-4. IMPORTANT:  As it has taken a while for our animals to re-acclimate to having guests, please keep your voices low, movements slow, and stay on the trail.  All visitors are required to wear a mask/face covering. No exceptions.  Also, visitors must be…

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The Best Farmers Markets Near Kelmscott Park and Lake Forest

Farmers Markets and summertime go hand in hand, with many markets running through the fall. There’s something wonderful about fresh, local produce and handcrafted goods. Small businesses and farmers showcase their products and services to the community, and it feels good to the consumer to know where their food came from. We wanted to highlight…

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A Lasting Tradition: the Top 3 Fourth of July Fireworks Displays Near Kelmscott Park

  Experience a Timeless Moment Tradition is important, and whether you are starting a new one or carrying it on year after year, there is something about the perfect day shared with family and friends. The cool breeze tickles your skin from Lake Michigan, blankets unroll, chairs unfold, and people relax, laughing and playing in…

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