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2014 Special Events*

Celestial Celebration
Friday, February 7
5:30 p.m.
Victoria in the Park Banquets
The social event of the season where Mount Prospect honors its Shining Stars. THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT.
Sponsored by the Mount Prospect Special Events Commission.

Irish Fest 
Saturday, April 12
2:00 – 11:00 p.m.
Emerson Street & Busse Avenue (Chase Parking Lot)
Enjoy Irish food, beverages and goods while celebrating Irish heritage through live music. Entertainment includes: Sullivan Irish Dancers, Trinity Irish Dancers, The Dooley Brothers, They Might Be Irish, and The Larkin and Moran Brothers. Free Admission. For more information, click here.
Sponsored by the Mount Prospect Chamber of Commerce with support from the Village of Mount Prospect.

Public Works Open House
Saturday, May 17
9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Mount Prospect Public Works Facility
1700 W. Central Road
Bring out the family and enjoy a fun day of exploring big trucks. Kids (and those young at heart) will have the chance to get inside a dump truck, ride in a sweeper and lift, play games, and more! Public Works is responsible for many different services including the water and sewer system, solid waste services, snow plowing, tree maintenance, streets and sidewalks. See the behind-the-scenes operations of Public Works up close.
Sponsored by the Village of Mount Prospect Public Works Department.

Bluesmobile Cruise Nights Car Show
Saturdays, May 17 – Sept 27
6:00 – 9:00 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.

Community Wide Garage Sale
May 16, 17 & 18
Each participating homeowner holds their own garage sale just as they would at any other time of year. The difference is that thousands of shoppers are attracted to this large group sale, said to be one of the largest of its kind in Illinois. Over 500 homes will participate. For more information, click here.
Organized by Picket Fence Realty.

Memorial Day Parade
Monday, May 26
9:30 a.m.
Emerson Street & Busse Avenue to Lions Park
Parade participants will line up at Emerson Street & Busse Avenue between 9:00 a.m. - 9:15 a.m. Parade begins at 9:35 a.m. The Parade Route is as follows: South on Emerson Street to Lincoln Street to the Veterans’ Memorial Band Shell at Lions Park where a ceremony will be held. Any interested citizens can march in the parade, and veterans are especially encouraged to join in. For more information, call Parade Coordinator Bob Fey at 847/299-3510 starting in March.
Sponsored by the Prospect V.F.W. 1337.

Friday Concerts on the Green
Fridays, June 6, June 20, July 18, August 1, August 15
6:00 - 8:00 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
8:00 a.m. - 1:00 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.

Lions Club Village Festival
July 2 - 6
Melas Park (Central Road & Busse Road)
Live entertainment every night. Taste of Mount Prospect featuring the area’s best restaurants.
For more information, click here.  
Sponsored by the Mount Prospect Lions Club with support from the Village of Mount Prospect.

4th of July Fireworks
July 2 and 4
Where: Melas Park (Central Road & Busse Road)
Time: Dusk

4th of July Parade
Friday, July 4
1:00 p.m.
Starts at the corner of Emerson Street & Prospect Avenue.
Sponsored by the Mount Prospect Special Events Commission.

Downtown Block Party
July 25 & 26
Friday, July 25
5:00 – 11:00 p.m.
Saturday, July 26
11:00 a.m. – 11:00 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
1:00 – 4:00 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.

Oktoberfest
Saturday, October 11
4:00 – 11:00 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
Monday, November 11
Lions Park Recreation Center
10:30 a.m.
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 is at 5:00 p.m.
Christkindlmarket is 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
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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: 1/25/2014 11:11:11 AM