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While the big-city tourist destinations of Chicago are only 40 minutes away, Shorewood residents don’t have to leave the local area to take advantage of first-class attractions and entertainment. There is always something happening in the Village, with an assortment of community gatherings and annual events taking place throughout the year including:

• Easter Egg and Flashlight Easter Egg Hunts

• Family Field Day on the first Sunday in May to shake off the Winter chill and get back outside!

• Shorewood’s Annual Movie and Music Fest held every Thursday from June through August that concentrates on Fun, Family Friendly and Free weekly offerings

• The Annual Cardboard Boat Regatta on the Second Saturday in July

• Annual Best Pizza Contest and Best BBQ Competition

• Crossroads Fest, a three-day Annual celebration of hometown fun and music in a carnival atmosphere held the first full weekend in August

• The Shorewood Amazing Race held on the second Sunday in September

• OktoberFest in Four Seasons Park on the second Saturday in October

• AutumnFest, complete with Hay Rack Rides and Costume Contest, on the last Sunday of October

• Jingle Bell Junction, Santa’s visit and the Annual Lighting of the Village Christmas Tree the Sunday after Thanksgiving.

Shorewood residents

Shorewood’s location affords it easy access to some of the region’s most popular attractions. Nature lovers will love that we are only 40 minutes from Starved Rock State Park, The beautifully restored Rialto Square Theater welcomes national headliners to the area. Racing fans enjoy NASCAR events at the Chicagoland Speedway and Indy car racing at the adjoining Route 66 Raceway. Down the road is the Autobahn Country Club, a high-speed private racing club that hosts motorsport and manufacturers events.

Shorewood community

Shorewood community members and visitors also have ready access to two major casinos, an extensive waterpark, numerous cultural sites and the scenic and recreation-filled outdoor spaces along the Illinois & Michigan Canal National Heritage Corridor. There is certainly no shortage of things to see and do in the Shorewood area.

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