Events & Attractions

Special Events Committee

Fox River Grove's Special Events Committee sponsors, administers, coordinates and promotes public special events in the Village and initiates and administers programs designed to raise funds and provide other forms of support for public special events within the Village. Like the Committee on Facebook to stay informed of the events with which the Committee is involved.


Annual Events

Fox River Grove hosts several annual events each year. For specific dates of these events, please see the Village Calendar.

Fireworks Celebration: Typically the Saturday after the 4th of July at Picnic Grove Park. The celebration includes several community organizations that work together to bring food, drink, music and games to our residents, followed by a spectacular fireworks display over the Fox River. The show is put on each year thanks to the extraordinary generosity of Village residents and area businesses. If you would like to donate to the coming year’s fireworks, please click here.

Lions Fest: September at Lion's Park. Lions Fest is a great event with the small town flavor of the close-knit community that is Fox River Grove. The Lions Club sells food and drink, including delicious roasted corn.

Arts & Crafts Fair: 3rd Sunday in July at Lions Park. The Fox River Grove Lion's Club hosts this annual arts & crafts event which includes vendor booths, food, drink, and games.

Pancake Breakfast: Local Boy Scout troops host a pancake breakfast.

Fox Chase 5K: The FRG Recreation Council hosts a 5K run and youth mile.

Water Fights: The Fox River Grove Fire District hosts their annual water fights in July at Picnic Grove Park. Cheer on our FRG Firefighters as they challenge other departments in a water battle.

Poultry Party/Turkey Raffle: Support the Firefighters and win your Thanksgiving turkey at their annual raffle. The event is held in November, the Friday before Thanksgiving, at the FRG Fire Station.

Tree Lighting Ceremony: In December, the Village hosts a tree lighting ceremony at Algonquin Road School. The event includes pictures with Santa, cookies & cocoa, carols, and other fun activities.

Norge Ski Jump: Fox River Grove is home of the semi-annual ski competition which attracts up to 10,000 visitors to the 120-foot Olympic regulation tower each year.

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Fox River Grove, IL 60021
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Fox River Grove, Illinois

Village Hall
305 Illinois Street
Fox River Grove, IL 60021