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2014 Special Events*

Family Bike Ride
Saturday, August 16
9 a.m. Registration
Melas Park 

The Family Bike Ride is an event that brings families together in a fun, active way. On August 16, families will bike together from Melas Park on the corner of Central & Busse Rds. There are three paths to choose from—1 mile, 5 miles and 10 miles. The first 200 pre-registered bikers will receive a bag at check-in. Pre-registration is highly encouraged; the deadline for pre-registering is August 13. Click here for the Pre-Registration Form (PDF). Form can be dropped off at the Lions Recreation Center or emailed to Teresa VanOpdorp. For more information email or call Teresa at 847/463-3713.

Sponsored by the: Mount Prospect Special Events Commission, Mt. Prospect Park District, River Trails Park District, Mount Prospect Police Department, and Mount Prospect Fire Department

Bluesmobile Cruise Nights Car Show
Saturdays, May 17 – Sept 27
6– 9 p.m.
Metra Commuter Lot
Come view the "coolest cars" around. Classic car shows will take place every Saturday night in downtown Mount Prospect. Themed nights each week. For more information, click here.
Sponsored by the Mount Prospect Downtown Merchants Association.

Friday Concerts on the Green
1st & 3rd Fridays in June, July & August (No concert July 4)
June 6
June 20
July 18
August 1
August 15
6 - 8 p.m.

Village Green @ Village Hall (50 S. Emerson Street)
Enjoy live music on the Village Green the first and third Fridays in June, July and August (no concert on Fourth of July). Pick up a picnic dinner at one of our downtown restaurants or grab a bite to eat before or after the concert. Bring chairs and blankets. Free parking in the Emerson St. Garage. FREE. For more information, click here in late May 2014.
Sponsored by the Village of Mount Prospect.

Mount Prospect Lions Club Farmers’ Market
Sundays, June 8 - October 19
8 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Mount Prospect Train Depot, West Commuter Parking Lot (corner of Northwest Highway & Route 83).
Stop by and check out a wonderful array of fruits, vegetables, herbs, flowers and other goodies. For more information, click here.
Sponsored by the Mount Prospect Lions Club.

Downtown Block Party
Friday, July 25
4 p.m.– 11 p.m.
Saturday, July 26
11 a.m. – 11 p.m.

Emerson Street & Busse Avenue
Join your neighbors and friends for an afternoon and evening of great food and entertainment. Last year’s Block Party was a great success with over 5,000 people attending. There will be TONS of great fun for kids and great food from local restaurants. For more information, call 847/392-6000. FREE.
Sponsored by the Village of Mount Prospect and the Mount Prospect Chamber of Commerce.

Marché Français – Farmers’ Market with a French Twist
Sunday, Sept. 7
8 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Metra Commuter Parking Lot, Northwest Highway & one block west of Route 83
In celebration of Mount Prospect’s Sister City, Sèvres, France, come out and explore our Farmers' Market with a French twist. Enjoy French pastries, linens, jewelry and more.
Sponsored by the Mount Prospect Sister Cities Commission.

Fall Festival 
Saturday, October 11
1 – 4 p.m. 
Downtown Mount Prospect- Emerson Street & Busse Avenue
Pumpkin painting, scarecrow contest, hayrides, games, and crafts. Trick-or-Treat throughout town. Come enjoy a day of fall festivities for kids. FREE.

Saturday, October 11
4 – 11 p.m.

Downtown Mount Prospect- Emerson Street & Busse Avenue
Food vendors, beer sales, German bands and more.

For more information about the Fall Festival and Oktoberfest, click here.
Sponsored by the Mount Prospect Downtown Merchants Association (DMA) with support from the Village of Mount Prospect. 

“Watch for the DMA Downtown Mount Prospect Pub Crawl Coming in 2014.”

Veterans’ Day
Tuesday, November 11
10:30 a.m.

Lions Park Recreation Center
The Veterans’ Day Ceremony will be held at the Lions Park Recreation Center. Please come out and honor and support our veterans.

Tree Lighting Ceremony & Christkindlmarket
Wednesday, November 26
Tree Lighting: 5 p.m.
Christkindlmarket: 4 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Village Hall - Keystone Plaza, corner of Route 83 and Busse Avenue
Bring out friends and family to witness the lighting of a tree donated by a Mount Prospect resident. Enjoy a cup of hot chocolate, cookies and carols. Stay and explore the Christkindlmarket, which welcomes an array of local vendors with creative gifts just in time for the holidays.
Tree Lighting is sponsored by the Village of Mount Prospect.
Christkindlmarket is sponsored by the Mount Prospect Special Events Commission

Holiday Housewalk
Friday, December 5
The 27th Annual Holiday Housewalk features local homes decorated for the holidays by their owners, with additional floral arrangements and décor provided by area florists. For more information, click here or call 847/392-9006.
Sponsored by the Mount Prospect Historical Society.

Holiday Open House
Saturday, December 6
11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Join the Mt. Prospect Park District for some hot cider, cookies and holiday cheer at Friendship Park Conservatory’s Holiday Open House. Musical entertainment and a visit from you-know-who will round out the fun. Bring your camera take photos of live reindeer and beautiful holiday floral displays. For more information, click here
Sponsored by the Mt. Prospect Park District.

*Note: These events are subject to change. Please check with the organizations sponsoring the events for the latest details.


Last updated: 7/25/2014 10:02:31 AM