Events and Festivals in Morton Grove
Annual Golf Outing
The Annual Golf Outing is a tradition going back four decades. Held in mid-June, the event brings together those who enjoy a day of golf followed by cocktails and dinner. Those who don’t golf come and enjoy the refreshments and dinner along with the awards and a prize raffle of cash and valuable gifts.
The Chamber is always looking to try new events. After a few years of Cabaret Nights, the new fall event will be an October Fest Celebration in October. This fun and casual event will bring together people from all segments of the Morton Grove community for an evening of fun, recognition and raising money for local charities
MGCCI Annual Holiday Party
One of the best holiday parties around, this early December event is open to all for an evening of refreshments, food, live entertainment, wine raffle and more. A portion of the proceeds is donated annually to both the Niles and Maine Township Food Pantries.
Visit www.mgcci.og for more information on dates and times for these and other events during the year!
MORTON GROVE FARMERS’ MARKET
A Committee of the Morton Grove Chamber of Commerce
Established in 2010, the Morton Grove Farmers Market (a committee of the Morton Grove Chamber of Commerce) is a family-friendly farmers market that strives to be a local, producer market. All items are home-grown, handmade and/or vendor created from locally-owned operations. Fruits, vegetables and flowers must be grown within a close radius of Morton Grove to provide freshness.
In addition to a wide variety of wonderful vendors, the market also offers live entertainment, children’s activities and a forum for local community groups and businesses. The market is open on Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., June through October, at 6140 Dempster St. (in front of the Morton Grove Civic Center) in Morton Grove. The market also hosts an outdoor spring market and two indoor winter markets.
The market is hosted by the Village of Morton Grove and the Morton Grove Park District. The farmers market steering committee publicizes the market; books local entertainers and community groups; vets vendors; recruits sponsors and volunteers; and runs a smooth, enjoyable marketplace. For more information, visit http://mgfarmersmarket.org, connect on Facebook at http://facebook.com/MGFarmersMarket, call (847) 750-MGFM (6436) or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
TASTE OF MORTON GROVE – Morton Grove Foundation
The Taste of Morton Grove is held annually in March by the Morton Grove Foundation. This premier event blends charitable support for local organizations along with a sampling of the best cuisine from area caterers and restaurants along with a silent auction, raffle and other fun events.
The Morton Grove Foundation provides direct grants to charities and organizations that make a positive impact on the community. The Taste of Morton Grove committee is composed of volunteers from all areas of Morton Grove from individuals and businesses to civic, education, government and charitable organizations. For more information, follow the foundation on Twitter at https://twitter.com/tasteofmortongr or visit its Facebook page, Taste of Morton Grove.
The foundation continues to raise money all year long with their “Queen of Hearts Raffle” drawn every Wednesday evening at Moretti’s on Dempster. For more information, visit the foundation website at https://mortongrovefoundation.org/queen-of-hearts-raffle.
MORTON GROVE DAYS
The very first Morton Grove Day was planned as a one-time event held in 1921 to raise funds for a monument to those from Morton Grove who fought in the First World War – the iconic “Doughboy” statue. In 1927, several civic and service organizations sponsored an annual village-wide carnival that began a longstanding tradition. The celebration later became known as Morton Grove Days and volunteers from the community who organize this event are part of the Morton Grove Days Commission.
This annual event features a carnival with rides and games, live entertainment, food and beverage vendors, a parade down Dempster Street and the best fireworks display in the area on July 4 when the President’s Cup trophy is awarded by the Chamber of Commerce for the best parade entry. For more information, visit www.mortongrovedays.org.
The Education Foundation – Supporting the Students of Niles Township
As a way to raise funds to support their mission to develop, acquire and distribute financial assistance and other resources to support students in need, the foundation launched a new event 2018 called Spaghetti Fest. The plan is to hold this event annually to attract new people to help support the students in need of Niles Township and have a fun night out with others in the community.
Through partnerships with alumni, friends, neighbors and the business community, the Education Foundation supplements public funds with private philanthropy. For more information about this and other events or to make donations, visit www.edufoundnt.org.
National Night Out
National Night Out is an annual community building campaign established to promote police and community partnerships along with neighborhood camaraderie. The Morton Grove Police Department hosts the event in August includes free food, entertainment, activities, and giveaways. It is a great opportunity for neighbors to meet and thank our local police officers.