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Naperville IL Events and Festivals 2019

The Naperville area offers a calendar year full of family-friendly community events.

The Last Fling, Ribfest, Sizzlin’ Sidewalk Sales and Hometown Holidays are among the numerous much-anticipated events hosted in Naperville. There are also vibrant holiday parades and many other events in the surrounding area.

For an updated calendar of events, visit www.naperville.net, www.visitnaperville.com or www.downtownnaperville.com.

JANUARY

State of the Chamber Address
www.naperville.net

The Naperville Area Chamber of Commerce is hosting the first annual address given by President and CEO Nicki Anderson. This will be an informative review of the Chamber’s past year and what lies ahead for 2019.   

The Gala – Viva Las Vegas
www.naperville.net

Join us and hundreds of our region’s top business executives as we start the year out right at our 2019 Gala.  The evening will begin with an open bar cocktail reception where guests will have a chance to mingle, put on their poker face and try their luck in some games of chance. The cocktail reception will be followed by a 4-course dinner and an evening of dancing and celebration with music.

FEBRUARY

Winter Ale Fest
www.napervillewinteralefest.com

Situated on the frozen tundra of Naperville’s Frontier Park, the fest will feature over 130 unique beers from craft breweries around the country.

MARCH

Spring Style Weekend
www.downtownnaperville.com

Enjoy a weekend full of fashion, food and fun with special events and sales for ladies of all ages.

St. Paddy’s Day 5K
www.stpaddysday5k.com

This fundraiser is hosted by the Rotary Club of Naperville Sunrise. Proceeds from this event will be used to provide various services to those in need.

St. Paddy’s Day Parade
www.wsirish.org

Sponsored by West Suburban Irish, Inc., this event benefits local charities. Celebrations include the downtown parade, an Irish Mass honoring St. Patrick and a festive Emerald Dinner.

State of the City Address
www.naperville.net

Mayor Steve Chirico will deliver an informative and inspirational presentation before a sell-out crowd. The discussion highlights the monumental progression of the area’s quality of life. Additionally, the address also turns an eye towards the future, as we learn all the programs and initiatives scheduled for the upcoming year.

APRIL

Four Under 40 Achievement Awards
www.naperville.net

The Naperville Area Chamber of Commerce will present the Fourth Annual Four Under 40 to recognize young professionals in our business community.

MAY

Naperville Memorial Day Parade
www.napervillememorialparade.com

A day devoted to honoring our veterans and remembering those who have made the ultimate sacrifice for their country.

Civil War Days
www.napersettlement.com

Naper Settlement becomes a Civil War encampment where visitors can step back in time and experience history like never before.

Tee Up 2 Meet Up
www.naperville.net

Grab your business cards and join the Naperville Area Chamber of Commerce at Top Golf for an unforgettable twist on a traditional speed networking event!

JUNE

Chamber Golf Outing
www.naperville.net

Summer means golf, and the Chamber’s annual golf outing brings hundreds of Members and guests together to play 18 holes and enjoy an evening of dinner, fun, prizes and celebration.

Municipal Band Concerts
www.napervilleband.org

Concerts are performed every Thursday evening through mid-August at the Community Concert Center located off Benton Street in Central Park.

Naperville Jazz Festival
www.napervillejazz.com

Nationally known jazz artists headline this event, which also features emerging local talent.

Naper Nights Community Concert Series
www.napersettlement.com

Enjoy music under the stars at Naper Settlement during this community concert series that features the best in local entertainment.

JULY

Sizzlin’ Sidewalk Sales
www.downtownnaperville.com

Sizzlin’ Sidewalk Sales take place in downtown Napervillle. Find one-of-a-kind gifts and food items while taking advantage of special promotions reserved just for this weekend.

Ribfest
www.ribfest.net

Held over Fourth of July weekend, Ribfest has been named “The Best Festival in the Midwest.” It features two music stages with national acts, 17 world-class rib vendors and a carnival area. Ribfest is sponsored by the Exchange Club of Naperville, with support from the park district and the city.

Naperville Woman’s Club Art Fair
www.napervillewomansclub.org

This juried fine art fair features over 100 artists and is held on the beautiful grounds of Naper Settlement.

Naperville Ale Fest
www.napervillealefest.com

Showcasing over 200 unique beers from craft breweries around the country, the fest will also feature live music and food from some of Naperville’s favorite restaurants.

SEPTEMBER

A Toast to Our Members
www.naperville.net

As a gesture of appreciation to our members, the Chamber will host a complimentary cocktail reception, open exclusively to Chamber members.

Last Fling
www.lastfling.org

The Naperville Jaycee’s Last Fling lasts all four days of Labor Day weekend in downtown Naperville and includes a carnival, entertainment from national artists, beer gardens, food vendors and many special events. Last Fling also includes the largest Labor Day parade in Illinois.

Riverwalk Fine Art Fair
www.napervilleartleague.com

The Riverwalk becomes a four-mile art museum, adding a fantastic display of visual arts to its already artful ambience. Participation is open to artists working in painting, drawing, sculpture, fiber, graphics, mixed media, jewelry, photography, pottery, metalwork, glass, wood, digital art and enamel.

OCTOBER

Fall Style Weekend
www.downtownnaperville.com

Enjoy a weekend filled with fashion, food and fun with special events and sales for ladies of all ages.

Economic Forecast
www.naperville.net

Prepare your business for the year ahead with an expert analysis from some of Chicagoland’s foremost financial experts. The annual economic forecast provides invaluable advice for businesses of all sizes.

Oktoberfest
www.napersettlement.com

Enjoy traditional music and food while celebrating the community’s German heritage during this autumn festival held at the Naper Settlement.

Trick-or-Treat in Downtown Naperville
www.downtownnaperville.com

Come Downtown Naperville to enjoy a great day filled with fun and lots of candy. The Trick-or-Treat Trolley will also be circling downtown offering complimentary rides, courtesy of the Main Street Promenade for costumed kids and their parents.

All Hallows Eve: Village of Fear
www.napersettlement.com

Experience two of the darkest nights of the year when Naper Settlement’s entire 12 acres are haunted by other-worldly creatures.

DECEMBER

Cookie Walk
www.downtownnaperville.com

Attendees with receive a commemorative souvenir Cookie Tin along with a map touring many Downtown Naperville shops and restaurants. You’ll end the afternoon with a tin full of custom holiday cookies. And, you can enjoy holiday shopping while you’re cookie walking too!

Little Friends Parade of Lights
www.downtownnaperville.com

The parade will step off from Jackson Avenue, at Mill Street, heading east to Main Street, ending at Main Street and Van Buren Avenue. The parade will travel thru the heart of downtown under the beautiful twinkling lights. Parade viewing will be sparkling anywhere along the parade route!

Santa House
www.napervilleparks.org

Take a special holiday trip to visit Santa on the Naperville Riverwalk at Jackson Avenue and Webster Street.