2013 Special Events
Friday, February 1
Victoria in the Park Banquets (*please note - new night, new location*)
The social event of the season where Mount Prospect honors its shining stars.
Saturday, April 27
Downtown Mount Prospect - Corner of Emerson St. and Busse Ave. (Chase Bank lot)
For more info, click here.
Public Works Open House
9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Mount Prospect Public Works Facility
1700 West Central Road
Public Works is responsible for many different services including the water and sewer system, solid waste services, snow plowing, tree maintenance, streets and sidewalks. The purpose of the Open House is to show residents the different duties of the Public Works Department in a fun and entertaining way.
Community Wide Garage Sale
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 the largest of its kind in Illinois.
Bluesmobile Cruise Nights Car Show
May 18 - Sept. 28
Mount Prospect Downtown Merchants Association
Come view the "coolest cars" around. Classic car shows will take place every Saturday night in downtown Mount Prospect. Themed nights each week.
Memorial Day Parade
Monday, May 27
Emerson and Busse to Lions Park
Parade participants will line up at Emerson & Busse 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 to Lincoln 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. Call Parade Coordinator Bob Fey 299-3510 for more information.
Fridays on the Green
1st and 3rd Fridays, June - August (No concert July 5)
6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Village Green @ Village Hall
Mount Prospect Lions Club Farmers’ Market
Sundays, June 9 - October 20
8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Mount Prospect Train Depot West Commuter Parking Lot (corner of Northwest Hwy & Rte. 83).
For a wonderful array of fruits, vegetables, herbs, flowers and other goodies, stop by and check it out!
Lions Club Village Festival
July 3 - 7
Melas Park (Central Rd. & Busse Rd.)
Live entertainment every night. Taste of Mount Prospect featuring the area’s best restaurants.
4th of July Fireworks
July 4 and 7
Where: Melas Park (Central Rd. & Busse Rd.)
4th of July Parade
Thursday, July 4
Starts at the corner of Emerson St. and Prospect Ave.
Downtown Block Party
July 26 & 27
Emerson Street and Busse Ave.
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 FREE fun for kids and great food from local restaurants. For more information, call 847/392-6000.
Monday, July 29
Veterans’ Memorial Band Shell, Lions Park
Here’s your chance to play with one of the area’s finest musical organizations for one concert. The Mount Prospect Community Band welcomes guest musicians for the annual Do-It-Yourself Sousa Concert. Skilled, semi-skilled and novice musicians, 12 years and up, are welcome. No tryouts necessary. For details on how to "join" the band for this one-night stand, call 847-398-2450.
Family Bike Ride
Saturday, August 17
It’s time once again to put air in your bike tires and head over to Melas Park at for the Mount Prospect Family Bike Ride. There will be two paths, a shorter ride for the youngsters and a 10-mile ride for everyone else. Check-in and registration begins at 9:00 a.m.
Sunday, Sept. 15
8 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Metra Commuter Parking Lot, Northwest Hwy. & Rte. 83
Additional Parking available on Prospect Avenue, which is east of the Metra Station.
In celebration of our Sister City, Sèvres, France, join Mount Prospect's Lions Club and Sister Cities Commission for our a Farmers' Market with a French twist.
Fire Department Open House
Saturday, Sept. 21
112 E. Northwest Hwy.
Mount Prospect Downtown Merchants Association
Saturday, October 12
Downtown Mount Prospect- Emerson & Busse
Pumpkin painting, scarecrow contest, hayrides, games, crafts. Trick or Treat thru town. Come enjoy a day of fall festivities for kids. Free
Food vendors, beer sales, German Bands
Monday, November 11
Lions Park Recreation Center
The Veterans’ Day Ceremony will be held at the the Lions Park Recreation Center. Please come out and honor and support our veterans.
Tree Lighting Ceremony
Wednesday, November 27
Village Hall - Keystone Plaza
Friday, December 6
Mount Prospect Historical Society
A tour featuring local homes decorated for the holidays by their owners, with additional floral arrangements and décor provided by area florists.
Teddy Bear Walk
Date: Saturday, December 7
Mount Prospect Public Library
Stories, songs and surprises kick off the holiday season as the Library hosts the Teddy Bear Walk. Children and their teddy bears are invited for a short stroll with Ted E. Bear, then visit with Santa Claus! Light refreshments will be served at the Library after the event.
Holiday Open House
Mt. Prospect Park District
Saturday, December 7, 11am-3pm
Join us 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.