Event Calendar
July 2024

July

Wednesday,

July 3

Independence Day Celebration

Join us for fun activities and games, DJ music and concession specials!

Thursday,

July 4

Glenview 4th of July

Join us for the best celebration on the North Shore! Our bike parade begins at Jackman Park at 11:20 a.m., followed by the full parade at 11:30 a.m. which steps off at the corner of Harlem and Glenview Road. Join us at Gallery Park at 6 p.m. for a DJ dance party, food vendors, live music and a fireworks finale to cap the evening.

Saturday,

July 6

Glenview Farmers Market

Shop for seasonal fruits and vegetables, delightful flowers, homemade jellies and preserves, artisan breads, meat, cheese, eggs and other locally-produced items. Visit community information booths, and enjoy live entertainment and activities for kids.

Free parking at St. Peter and Paul Church (corner of Lake and Wagner Roads).

Middle School Night

Join us for fun activities and games, DJ music and concession specials!

Wednesday,

July 10

Cardboard Boat Regatta

Join us for fun activities and games, DJ music and concession specials!

Grove Literary Society

In the tradition of the original Grove Literary Society established by Robert Kennicott and his father Dr. John, The Grove Heritage Association hosts a new book club that focuses on books about the natural history to better understand where and how we live. Starting in March the group will discuss  One Day at Teton Marsh by Sally Carrighar. Please email Meredith Saungka at meredith.saungka@glenviewparks.org for more information.

Glenview Bank & Trust Bearfoot in the Park Concerts - Blue Rose

Join us for free, family-friendly live entertainment on Wednesday nights, June 5-August 7. Our summer evening concert series showcases the best the Chicago music scene has to offer with fantastic cover bands and original artists. Bring your picnic dinner, folding chairs and lawn blankets, and enjoy these shows guaranteed to please all ages.

Based in suburban Glenview, Blue Rose rocks the Chicago area playing Classic Rock, Folk, Country, Pop and Alternative tunes from the past through present!

Thursday,

July 11

Little Bearfoot Children's Concerts - Nanni Nikki

Join us Thursday mornings in July for the Glenview Park District’s summer entertainment series that’s just right for kids! Our whimsical, interactive and delightful entertainers provide a fun-filled outing for your whole family.

Saturday,

July 13

Unplug Illinois Day of Play

Ditch your electronic devices and enjoy a day of unplugged activities at The Grove celebrating the power recreation has to create healthier, happier communities. Play family lawn games, chalk the walk with pictures and happy thoughts, fly a kite, take a night hike & enjoy s’mores, and more!

Sponsored by the Illinois Park and Recreation Association, Unplug Illinois Day is a statewide initiative that encourages people to get out, unplug, play and engage with one another. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.

Glenview Farmers Market

Shop for seasonal fruits and vegetables, delightful flowers, homemade jellies and preserves, artisan breads, meat, cheese, eggs and other locally-produced items. Visit community information booths, and enjoy live entertainment and activities for kids.

Free parking at St. Peter and Paul Church (corner of Lake and Wagner Roads).

Middle School Night

Join us for fun activities and games, DJ music and concession specials!

Sunday,

July 14

Summer Restoration Work Day at The Grove

For ages 8+, volunteers under age 15 must participate with an adult.

Collect seeds or remove non-native, invasive plants to make way for native wildflowers, grasses and trees. Bring work gloves if you have them and meet at the Interpretive Center. RSVPs are appreciated so we can so we can plan appropriate Work Day activities. Work parties may be cancelled due to inclement weather.

Wednesday,

July 17

Glenview Bank & Trust Bearfoot in the Park Concerts - Johnny Russler & The Beach Bum Band

Join us for free, family-friendly live entertainment on Wednesday nights, June 5-August 7. Our summer evening concert series showcases the best the Chicago music scene has to offer with fantastic cover bands and original artists. Bring your picnic dinner, folding chairs and lawn blankets, and enjoy these shows guaranteed to please all ages.

Johnny Russler & the Beach Bum Band combine the sounds of Trop Rock, Reggae, Surf, and Calypso by pouring great original music along with songs by Jimmy Buffett, Bob Marley, Zac Brown Band, Paul Simon, Sublime, Beach Boys, and many more into a musical blender to create a strong concoction direct from the lower latitudes!

Thursday,

July 18

Little Bearfoot Children's Concerts - Jason Kollum

Join us Thursday mornings in July for the Glenview Park District’s summer entertainment series that’s just right for kids! Our whimsical, interactive and delightful entertainers provide a fun-filled outing for your whole family.

Friday,

July 19

Evenings on The Farm

Enjoy everything summer evenings are supposed to be at Historic Wagner Farm. Come out to the farm from 5-8 p.m. on special Fridays in June, July and August to enjoy extended hours at the Heritage Center and Sweets and Treats Ice Cream Parlor. Bring a picnic and enjoy entertainment from community performers, tour the farmhouse and take a stroll on the farm. No registration is required.

Saturday,

July 20

Glenview Farmers Market

Shop for seasonal fruits and vegetables, delightful flowers, homemade jellies and preserves, artisan breads, meat, cheese, eggs and other locally-produced items. Visit community information booths, and enjoy live entertainment and activities for kids.

Free parking at St. Peter and Paul Church (corner of Lake and Wagner Roads).

Summer Restoration Work Day at Fuller Air Station Prairie

Assist in the restoration efforts at Kent Fuller Air Station Prairie by helping with a variety of restoration activities such as removing non-native invasive plants or collecting seed. Bring work gloves if you have them. For families and individuals Ages 8+. Volunteers under 15 must participate with an adult. Volunteers under 18 must have a waiver signed by a parent or guardian. To receive an application/waiver in advance please contact grove.volunteers@glenviewparks.org. Work days may be cancelled due to inclement weather.

Wednesday,

July 24

Glenview Bank & Trust Bearfoot in the Park Concerts - The Prissillas

Join us for free, family-friendly live entertainment on Wednesday nights, June 5-August 7. Our summer evening concert series showcases the best the Chicago music scene has to offer with fantastic cover bands and original artists. Bring your picnic dinner, folding chairs and lawn blankets, and enjoy these shows guaranteed to please all ages.

Chicago-based all girl cover band, THE PRISSILLAS play with an intensity and passion that will keep you engaged from the first note…to the last.

Thursday,

July 25

Little Bearfoot Children's Concerts - Istvan & His Imaginary Band

Join us Thursday mornings in July for the Glenview Park District’s summer entertainment series that’s just right for kids! Our whimsical, interactive and delightful entertainers provide a fun-filled outing for your whole family.

Friday,

July 26

Roosapalooza

Join us for fun activities and games, DJ music and concession specials!

Saturday,

July 27

Glenview Farmers Market

Shop for seasonal fruits and vegetables, delightful flowers, homemade jellies and preserves, artisan breads, meat, cheese, eggs and other locally-produced items. Visit community information booths, and enjoy live entertainment and activities for kids.

Free parking at St. Peter and Paul Church (corner of Lake and Wagner Roads).

Fairy & Firefly Fest

Legendary woodland creatures known as fairies can be found in folklore and at The Grove! Come with your wings and dress for a magical adventure! Get sprinkled with some pixie dust, participate in a bubble wind dance, and guided fairy quest. Make and take home a fairy door and a firefly catcher jar. Learn a fairy song, enjoy a play fairy picnic in the garden, get a photo with a fairy, and so much more! Magical concoctions and fairy food available for purchase.

Tickets are available for 11 am-1 pm or 1 pm-3 pm. Please choose a time when purchasing tickets.

Summer Bounty Supper

Celebrate the bounty of the season as you dine al fresco on foods grown and raised on the Farm! We’ll kick off the evening with a tour of the farm, followed by a delicious multi-course meal and desserts in the company of friends, both old and new.

Sunday,

July 28

Park Center Sprint Triathlon/Aqua Bike

Join us for a fast, fun and organized race with the best post-race party on the North Shore! The Sprint Triathlon features a 300-yard swim, 10-mile bike and 5k run. Not up for the running? Sign up for the Aquabike division to participate in the swim and bike portions only!

Registration Fee Schedule
April 30: $70
May 1-June 27: $85*
Day of: $95*

*Park Center Health and Fitness Members can sign up after April 30 for only $75.

Wednesday,

July 31

Glenview Bank & Trust Bearfoot in the Park Concerts - Jose Valdes & the Mambo All Stars

Join us for free, family-friendly live entertainment on Wednesday nights, June 5-August 7. Our summer evening concert series showcases the best the Chicago music scene has to offer with fantastic cover bands and original artists. Bring your picnic dinner, folding chairs and lawn blankets, and enjoy these shows guaranteed to please all ages.

José Valdes & the Mambo All-Stars perform exciting high-energy music from Latin America including Salsa, Merengue, Bachata, Cumbia, ChaCha, and of course Mambo and Latin Jazz. They are much more than a salsa band, they are an international orchestra featuring the music of Celia Cruz, Selena, Tito Puente, Grupo Aventura, and many more!