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Annual Community Events

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

Chamber Inaugural Gala
www.naperville.net
Welcome in the new members of the Chamber’s board of directors and network with the region’s leading business owners and executives. The evening features dinner, dancing and the changing of the gavel.

FEBRUARY

Naperville Jaycees Mardi Gras: Bid for Beads! Annual Fundraiser
www.naperjaycees.org
This fun-filled evening includes the traditional sounds of a Cajun band and silent and live auctions. All proceeds from the auction benefit a local charity.

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
This year will be the second address for Mayor Steve Chirico as he will deliver an informative and inspirational talk before a sell-out crowd.

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.

Annual 360 Spring Ahead 10K, 5K,& Kids Fun Run
www.360springahead.com
Join the 360 Spring Ahead Run for a salute to all Moms. Bring your families and run for Mom.

Speaker Series
www.naperville.net
Every year, the NACC presents the Speaker Series which features a nationally renowned business leader as a keynote speaker.

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.

AUGUST

Naperville Mayor’s Charity Golf Outing
www.mayorsgolfouting.com
For 32 years, the Naperville Mayor’s Charity Golf Outing has been benefiting local charities.

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.

Naperville Wine Festival
www.napervillewinefestival.com
Enjoy wine tastings, cooking demonstrations, live entertainment and food from the area’s best restaurants and caterers during this annual event held at the CityGate Centre.

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.

Regional 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.

Healthy Driven Naperville Half Marathon and 5K
www.runnaperville.com
This race draws participants from across the globe to Naperville’s lively downtown, historic sights and beautiful neighborhoods.

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!

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

The Naperville Area Chamber of Commerce maintains a calendar of events at www.naperville.net.

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