Top 10 Things to Do in Deerfield

1 Deerfield Family Days
July 3 and July 4

July 3 and 4 have long been Village of Deerfield’s biggest days of the year, from fireworks, to a parade and a vast array of family activities. Most of all it is a time for our residents and their families to have fun. July 3: Fireworks at Brickyards Park, July 4: Deerfield Parade, Dog Show, Arts & Crafts, Rides, Food at Jewett Park.

2 Harvest Fest
Saturday, Sept. 22

Hosted by the Village of Deerfield and the DBR Chamber of Commerce at the corner of Deerfield Road and Robert York in Downtown Deerfield. This downtown Deerfield evening event brings live music, food and fun to the downtown shopping district (Waukegan and Deerfield roads) and a host of activities for the whole family.

3 Halloween Hoopla

Deerfield Park District’s annual Halloween Hoopla events feature a haunted house, bonfires, disc jockeys, Movies in the Park and food and beverages for sale. Saturday afternoon highlights for children/families include outdoor inflatable rides, a “lights-on” haunted house; carnival games with prizes; craft room; balloon twisters, face painters and other entertainment.

4 Healthy Lifestyle Expo
Saturday, Sept. 8

Last year more than 300 residents attended this event at the Patty Turner Center in Deerfield. Health and wellness vendors, health screenings and flu shots assist our community in staying healthy.

5 Deerfield Farmers Market
Saturdays, June-October

Robert York and Deerfield roads in Deerfield. Savor the flavor of the seasons’ bounty at the Deerfield Farmers Market. Each week find fresh-from-the-farm products grown by Midwest farmers and produced by local businesses. Look for the bright orange carrot. It’s Deerfield’s very own place to be every Saturday morning!

6 Summer Sampler Concerts
Sundays June-August

Deerfield Park District presents Summer Sampler – free musical entertainment – at Mitchell Park each Sunday, 5 to 6:30 p.m., from June 14 through Aug. 19. Everyone is invited to come out, relax and picnic, while listening to a variety of great singers and bands. Visit for a complete listing.

7 Deerfield Winter Celebration
Friday, Dec. 7 and Saturday, Dec. 8

Deerfield’s Winter Celebration has fun activities for everyone in the family. Local businesses in downtown Deerfield will have seasonal treats and activities for you to sample. Music, sleigh rides, hot cocoa and more.

8 Give Where You Live

Give Where You Live – Deerfield is a year-round giving campaign spearheaded by Deerfield Mayor Harriet Rosenthal to help link volunteers to local community service opportunities. Events are held each year on Martin Luther King Day and Veterans’ Day where local residents and businesses gather at village hall in coordinated activities to help those in need.

9 Bannockburn Community Service Day
Saturday, June 9

Pet adoptions, police K-9 demonstrations, bicycle and car seat safety checks as well as face painting and local merchants, all at Bannockburn Green.

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