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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.

Cabaret Night
This is a new tradition just a few years old. Replacing the winter VIP awards dinner, this more casual event is an opportunity for the members of the Chamber and those who support our businesses to enjoy an evening out to celebrate the founding of the Chamber back in October 1926.

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 need to 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 MGFM 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 info@mgfarmersmarket.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: https://twitter.com/tasteofmortongr or visit its Facebook page: Taste of Morton Grove.

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.

SPAGHETTI FEST
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.

Spring

Eggstravaganza
A free egg hunt at Prairie View Park for Ages 3-10. Bring your camera for a special guest appearance from the Easter Bunny. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Bunny Brunch – Celebrate Easter and immediately after the brunch, enjoy the egg hunt with family and friends. Join us for brunch, crafts, and picture with the bunny.

Summer

Sizzle Into Summer
Kick off the summer season at this annual family fun event on the third Saturday in June with an evening of entertainment, inflatable fun and live music. Food and drink are available for purchase.

Free Summer Concert Series
In Harrer Park on Tuesdays beginning in June for six summer concerts from 7 to 8:30 p.m. In case of inclement weather, the concert will move to the Park View School Gymnasium. Food and drink are available for purchase.

Fall

Annual Race to the Taste 5K Run & Walk
Runners and walkers of all ages are invited to participate in the annual fall race on the first Saturday in October. All participants will receive a race T-shirt and post-race refreshments.

Halloween Family Fest
Join us for an afternoon of family fun in October. Children enjoy crafts, carnival games, inflatable fun, pumpkins to decorate, costume contests, hayrides and more.

Children must be accompanied by an adult. This event will take place rain or shine.

Winter

Holly Days
This tree lighting and holiday festival in early December brings the community together for an annual holiday tradition. Families enjoy free activities and crafts, dog sled demo, ice sculptor demo, holiday tractor rides, entertainment, live reindeer and a visit from Santa. Visit the Winter Morton Grove Farmers’ Market in the Civic Center and tour of the historic Haupt-Yehl House Museum decorated for the holiday. Food and drink are available for purchase.

This event is presented by the Morton Grove Park District, the Morton Grove Chamber of Commerce, the Morton Grove Days Commission, the Morton Grove Library, the Village of Morton Grove and Morton Grove Historical Society.

Tree sales at Harrer Park from Nov. 24 to Dec. 22. Buy a tree and support the event.

Cold Brews
A craft and premium beer tasting event held the third Saturday in February. Attendees can try new and local beers. Features live musical entertainment.

Visit mortongroveparks.com for more offerings with dates and times. Follow the Morton Grove Park District on Facebook to stay up to date on all the latest events.