LaGrange Business Association                LGBA

Upcoming Events

Events requiring payment for registration or sponsorship may be paid for by check addressed to:
LGBA
Box LGBA
106 Calendar Court
LaGrange, IL 60525


Upcoming events

    • 14 Jan 2016
    • 08 Dec 2016
    • 12 sessions
    • Palmer Place, 56 S. La Grange Rd., La Grange IL

    All Members and Potential Members Welcome.

    Continental breakfast and networking from 8-8:30.

    Potential members please email Lori@lgba.com to let us know you're coming.

    • 19 Jan 2016
    • 15 Nov 2016
    • 6 sessions
    • 26 S. La Grange Road Suite 103 La Grange IL

    Welcome to the LGBA! We schedule New Member Orientation every other month. Please select one of the dates listed and stop by for a small-group welcome with continental breakfast. We'll get you started on determining how the LGBA can best meet your business needs. 

    Can't make any of these dates? We'll try to schedule a one-on-one session with you as well. Please email lori@lgba.com to schedule your new member orientation.


    • 05 May 2016
    • 7:00 AM
    • 27 Oct 2016
    • 1:00 PM
    • La Grange Road and Harris Ave., adjacent to Village Hall



    Hundreds of local and professional chefs shop this weekly farmers market held Thursdays from May-October, 7am-1pm.  Fresh produce, baked goods, and flowers are available from local farmers. plus specialty items and unique prepared foods. Readers of Suburban Life newspapers named this one of the Best Farmers Markets in the Western Suburbs. Come find out why!

    Want to get the latest info from our weekly market? Subscribe to our newsletter here.

    Interested in being a farmers market vendor? You may apply here.

    • 01 Jun 2016
    • 06 Sep 2016
    • Business District of La Grange


    Art Exhibit of Peace Pole Bird Houses Finds a Home in La Grange 

    There's a flock of 31 bird houses standing six-feet-tall installed on the sidewalks of the business district as part of a whimsical outdoor art exhibit called “Tweet Home La Grange.”

    The seasonal exhibit is a way to draw attention to a lively local art scene and entice visitors and residents to explore the community. Local businesses sponsor the bird houses and secure local artists, both professional and amateur, to paint them for display.

    Each bird house sits atop a peace pole, the internationally-recognized symbol that reminds us to think, speak and act in the spirit of peace and harmony. Designs on the theme range from sophisticated to outlandish, contemporary to traditional with unique titles such as Droppings of Luck, Once Upon a Time, A Peace of Nature, or Purple Rain.

    Admirers may bid on a birdhouse throughout the summer via an online auction. Bidding info is below. Selected birdhouses will be selected for live auction from the West End Art Festival on Saturday, Sept. 17. Proceeds will benefit local charities.

    Tweet Home La Grange is produced with support from Douglas Auto Body and the Village of La Grange. The bird houses will be displayed through Labor Day.

    To guide visitors through the exhibit and explore La Grange, a walking map is available at local merchants and posted here.

    Interested in taking home a beautiful birdhouse?? Check out our Bidding Owl website here to admire each piece and place your bid!




    • 30 Jul 2016
    • 12:00 PM
    • 31 Jul 2016
    • 12:00 AM
    • Anderson's Bookshop



    Customers to be Charmed by Local Merchants at Book Release Party for "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child"

    Download a copy of the Marauder's Map of La Grange here.

    LA GRANGE, IL - As Harry Potter fans around the globe gear up for the release of "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child" later this month, over 20 La Grange merchants are joining with Anderson's Bookshop for a village-wide launch party of the much-anticipated book. The Party That Shall Not Be Named will take place throughout the day on Saturday, July 30 in conjunction with the book's release at midnight, according to the La Grange Business Association.

    Special events and activities themed to the magical world of Harry Potter will be showcased throughout the day from noon to midnight at various locations in La Grange. Both wizards and muggles are invited to participate.

    The fun includes a Horcrux Hunt, costume and trivia contests, magical arts & crafts like wand-making workshops, photo opportunities plus magically-themed food and beverage items like butterbeer, adult potions and much more.

    Local businesses displaying a lighting bolt will be participating in a Horcrux Hunt. Party-goers can find the hidden horcrux at each participating business to be entered into a special raffle to win a magical prize. 

    "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child" is a play currently slated to begin performances in London on July 31, and Anderson's Bookshop, along with booksellers across the US, is making the script available on that day. Since April, Anderson's has been pre-selling the books for pick-up at midnight. Launch parties will also be held at Anderson's Bookshops in Naperville and Downers Grove on the same day.

    Visitors can stroll through La Grange to visit all of the magical merchants: a map of all of the intriguing locations and events will be available soon at participating merchants.

    Here's the line-up of activities at merchants in La Grange. Please contact the individual merchant for details on what they're offering.

    ANDERSON'S BOOKSHOP/ Magical Name: Flourish and Botts 

    Address: 26 S. La Grange Road
    10:00-11:00am Live Portraits with members of LATTE theatre. 
    5:00pm: Costume Contest (Ages 0-8)
    6:00pm: Costume Contest (Ages 9-14)
    7:00pm: Costume Contest (Ages 15-18)
    8:00pm: Costume Contest (Ages 19+) 
    8:00pm: Wands and Spells Class 
    9:00pm-12:00am: TRIVIA
    9:30pm-10:30pm: Live Raptor Presentation 
    10:30-11:30pm: Fortune Telling with Professor Trelawney, All Day Prediction Wall 

    LA GRANGE ART LEAGUE/ Magical Name: The Great Hall of Art 
    Address: 122 Calendar Court 
    1:00pm - 4:00pm: Magical Arts and Crafts 

    BOTTLE AND BOTTEGA/ Magical Name: Luna Lovegood's Art Emporium 
    Address: 1 W Harris Ave 
    11:00am - 1:00pm: Pick Your Own Canvas ALL AGES 
    2:00pm-5:00pm: ADULT SESSIONS
    6:00pm-9:00pm: ADULT SESSIONS 

    CHIMERA'S COMICS/ Magical Name: Chimera's Hero Haven 
    Address: 19 South La Grange Road 
    11:00am - 1:00pm: Heroclix Tournament
    2:00pm: Magic the Gathering Tournament 
    5:00pm-8:00pm: Open Game Play (Bring Your Own) 

    FIRESIDE WOOD-FIRED PIZZA & CAFE/ Magical Name: Fiendfyre Oven
    18 W Harris Ave 
    Pizza inspired by Madam Sprout's Herbology Class 

    FAMILY VISION CARE/Magical Name: Oculus Reparo 
    100 Calendar Court 
    Themed glasses for the first 50 people
    Magical Raffle

    ISN'T THAT SWEET/ Magical Name: Twilfitt and Tatting's 
    21A South La Grange Road
    Themed Goodies 

    LA BUONA VITA/ Magical Name: Peverell Brother's Bistro
    Address: 15 Calendar Court 
    Adult Wizard Beverages 

    LA GRANGE PUBLIC LIBRARY/ Magical name: The Library 
    Address: 10 W Cossitt Ave 
    1:00pm-4:00pm: Olivander's Wand Workshop 
    3:00pm-5:00pm: Green Screen Photo Op (at studio 10 west) 
    10:00am - 5:00pm : Movies on the Big Screen 

    LINNEA JEWELERS/ Magical Name: Olivander's 
    Address: 23 S Ashland Ave 
    Wand making, magical charms, the Snitch's home 
    6:00-9:00pm: Trivia 

    OLIVACETO/ Magical Name: Madam Puddifoot's 
    Address: 77 S. La Grange Road 
    Butterbeer Ice Cream 
    Felix Felics Lucky Potion 
    6:00pm-9:00pm: Broomstick Parking 
    15% off entire purchase with a receipt of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child from Anderson's Bookshop 

    OWL AND LARK/ Magical Name: Errol and Hedwig's 
    Address: 41 S La Grange Road 
    Witchy Menu Items 

    RED MANGO /Magical Name: Dervish and Banges 
    Address: 81 S LaGrange Road 
    Themed treats and drinks inspired by the Glacis Charm 

    ROCKY MOUNTAIN CHOCOLATE FACTORY/ Magical Name: Honeyduke's 
    Address: 50 S La Grange Road 
    Magical Menu 

    SALON 180/ Magical Name: Mr. Mulpepper's Apothecary 
    Address: 27 S Ashland Ave 
    Broomstick Making 

    STEAK + VINE/ Magical Name: The Three Broomsticks 
    Address: 37 S La Grange Road 
    4:00pm - 12:00am: Hearty Fare and Tavern Food 

    TATE'S Old Fashioned Ice Cream Parlor/ Magical Name: Florean Fortescue's Ice Cream Parlor 
    25 S Ashland Ave
    Themed Ice Cream, Butterbeer, Treacle Tarts, Pumpkin Juice
    6:00pm - 9:00pm: TRIVIA 

    THE URBAN MUTT/ Magical Name: Newt Scamander's Animal Emporium
    Address: 31 S La Grange Road 
    1:00pm - 7:00pm: Doggie Costume Photo Shoot 

    VENI VIDI VAL/ Magical Name: Diagon Alley Desserts 
    Address: 25 S La Grange Road 
    Magical desserts and birthday cake served
    Photo Board 

    VINO E BIRRA/ Magical Name: Platform 9 ¾ 
    Address: 18 W Burlington 
    Self-Service Photo Booth

    Dragon's Milk Beer and Dragon's Breath Wine available

    WE'RE NUTS!/ Magical Name: Sugar Plum's Sweet Shop 
    Address: 15 W Harris Ave 
    Wonderful Wizarding Treats 

    WILD MONK/ Magical Name: Half - Blood Hideout 
    Address: 88 S LaGrange Road 
    Wizarding menu with special alcoholic drinks and magical nosh 

    For more information, contact Anderson's Bookshop at 708.582.6353 or check the website at: andersonsbookshop.com.



    • 05 Aug 2016
    • 07 Aug 2016
    • Gordon Park, La Grange



    La Grange Endless Summerfest features something for everyone and is meant for the whole community to enjoy. The three day festival kicks off Friday, August 5 through Sunday, August 7, 2016 from the grounds of Gordon Park at the intersection of Ogden & Locust, La Grange, IL.

    Held on the grounds of the 16-acres Gordon Park, you can enjoy new attractions, hear great live performances, taste unique food from local vendors, witness a spectacular firework show and relax in the park with family and friends. In addition to the music stage, you will find a carnival with rides and games, children’s activities area, beer and wine tent, Community Business Expo and much more. Get all the details and music schedules at http://www.lagrangeendlesssummerfest.com.


    • 09 Sep 2016
    • 10 Sep 2016
    • At participating merchants


    La Grange retailers join together for an end of season Sidewalk Sale with bargains and one-of-a-kind offers you've waited all summer for!

    • 17 Sep 2016
    • 18 Sep 2016
    • Stone Ave. Station, Burlington Ave. at Brainard


    Celebrating its 21st year, the West End Art Festival is a La Grange tradition that brings a quality, fine art event to the Village of La Grange and surrounding communities and highlights the west end business district. Artists from across the country participate in LaGrange’s late summer festival that celebrates art in many forms and attracts thousands of art admirers and patrons each year.

    Presented by the LaGrange Business Association with the cooperation of the Village of LaGrange, the festival is held in the shadow of the landmark Stone Avenue Station along Burlington Avenue between Brainard and Spring Avenues. The charming and historic West End of LaGrange provides a picture-perfect setting to showcase art. Other highlights include live music, culinary artists, food and beverages from local restaurants and children’s art activities for an outdoor festival to be enjoyed by all ages.

    Artists interested in displaying their work in this juried show may apply here. Artists questions may be directed to andrea@redstreetstudio.com.

    • 15 Oct 2016
    • 1:30 PM
    • 29 Oct 2016
    • 3:30 PM
    • Central Business District of La Grange



    We're sorry but our fall tours are completely full! Please email lori@lgba.com if you'd like to be put on a waiting list if there is a cancellation - or be notified of our upcoming tours (not yet scheduled).  You may also call our office at 708-582-6510.

    There's plenty of sweet stuff in La Grange - and we know you want to take a bite out of all the fun!



    • 27 Oct 2016
    • La Grange Road and Harris Ave., adjacent to Village Hall

    It's the last day of our seasonal market and we have special surprises and giveaways for you! Don't miss your this chance to squeeze one more day of freshness out of the season.

    • 29 Oct 2016
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Central Business District



     

    Join the fun of the trick or treat parade when ghosts and goblins of all sizes visit local merchants for a Halloween surprise. Led by our friends at the La Grange YMCA, kids and families can begin line-up at Cossitt School parking lot beginning 9am. Trick or treat thru the central business district from 10am - noon, then stay for seasonal activities at selected locations throughout the afternoon. 
    great prize, too!



    • 26 Nov 2016
    • 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Downtown La Grange

    Show your love for the neighborhood shops and boutiques that make La Grange so unique by supporting them on Small Business Saturday. Many of our retailers have fun in-store specials and treats like free reusable tote bags to help you kick off the holiday shopping season. Visit your favorite businesses and support the stores and services that make La Grange home. #shopsmall

    Beginning November 26 through December 31, 2016, the first 100 shoppers to show receipts from La Grange businesses totaling at least $300 from at least 3 merchants will receive a holiday shoppers reward of $30 in gift certificates. Check back for details on how you can show your love for small business - and shop while you save, too!


    • 03 Dec 2016
    • Central Business District & West End

    Festive merchant open houses, musicians, strolling carolers, trolley rides, petting zoo, pony rides, kiddie train and ice sculptures.

    • 10 Dec 2016
    • Downtown La Grange

    A partnership between LGBA and The Legacy Guild, Santa Stroll benefits local scholarships.

    Sit, sip and enjoy holiday cheer, then stroll to another La Grange restaurant.

    • 14 Dec 2016
    • TBD

    Join us for our annual Holiday Party!

Past events

09 Jul 2016 2016 La Grange Craft Fair
09 Jun 2016 Member Night at Theatre of Western Springs
04 Jun 2016 70th Annual La Grange Pet Parade
03 Jun 2016 2016 La Grange Carnival
27 Apr 2016 La Grange After Work: Meet Daymond John from Shark Tank
21 Apr 2016 2016 Girlfriends Getaway
15 Feb 2016 #LaGrangeGives
16 Dec 2015 LGBA Member Holiday Party
12 Dec 2015 Santa Stroll
10 Dec 2015 Member Meeting
05 Dec 2015 Unwrap La Grange for a Hometown Holiday
12 Nov 2015 Open House - New LGBA Office
12 Nov 2015 Member Meeting
05 Nov 2015 Retailer Breakfast
04 Nov 2015 Crosstown Connections with LGP Chamber of Commerce
29 Oct 2015 La Grange Farmer's Market
27 Oct 2015 Ribbon Cutting for The Hope Chest - new location!
22 Oct 2015 Grand Re-opening: Luxe Home Interiors
08 Oct 2015 Member Meeting
04 Oct 2015 2015 Family Health & Wellness Expo
18 Sep 2015 West End Art Festival & Summer Art Auction
12 Sep 2015 2015 La Grange Sidewalk Sale
11 Sep 2015 Member Meeting
13 Aug 2015 Member Meeting
31 Jul 2015 2015 La Grange Endless Summerfest
11 Jul 2015 2015 La Grange Craft Fair
09 Jul 2015 Member Meeting
11 Jun 2015 Member Meeting
30 May 2015 70th Annual La Grange Pet Parade
29 May 2015 La Grange Carnival - All Weekend
28 May 2015 Meet the Artists Reception
14 May 2015 Member Meeting
07 May 2015 La Grange Farmers' Market
07 May 2015 Teacher Night for LTHS Scholarships
20 Apr 2015 View & Brew has been postponed; future date TBD
09 Apr 2015 Member Meeting
12 Mar 2015 Member Meeting
04 Mar 2015 Spring Fling for Members
25 Feb 2015 West End Breakfast Meeting
17 Feb 2015 Speed Networking
12 Feb 2015 Member Meeting
01 Feb 2015 2015 La Grange Restaurant Month & Diners Rewards
20 Jan 2015 Retailer Happy Hour
27 Sep 2014 Sidewalk Sale
11 Sep 2014 Member Meeting
06 Sep 2014 Summer Art Auction - Life is Good in La Grange, Sit and Stay Awhile
06 Aug 2014 West End Business Meeting
04 Aug 2014 LGBA Education Committee Meeting
23 Jul 2014 Retailer Happy Hour
16 Jul 2014 LGBA Education Committee Event
12 Jul 2014 La Grange Craft Fair
10 Jul 2014 Monthly Member Meeting
09 Jul 2014 Speed Networking
17 Jun 2014 LGBA Retailer Meeting
12 Jun 2014 Member Meeting
02 Jun 2014 LGBA Education Committee Meeting
31 May 2014 68th Annual La Grange Pet Parade
30 May 2014 La Grange Carnival - All Weekend
28 May 2014 Summer Art Project Installation & Meet the Artists Reception
28 May 2014 LGBA Education Committee Schoolhouse
20 May 2014 LGBA Retailer Meeting
08 May 2014 Member Meeting
07 May 2014 LGBA South End Business Meeting
05 May 2014 Speed Networking
05 May 2014 LGBA Education Committee Meeting
16 Apr 2014 LGBA Education Committee Event
15 Apr 2014 Retailer Happy Hour
10 Apr 2014 Member Meeting
07 Apr 2014 LGBA Education Committee Meeting
03 Apr 2014 Corner Bakery Fundraiser & LTHS Teacher Night for Scholarships
28 Mar 2014 Girlfriend's Getaway Registration
26 Mar 2014 LGBA Education Committee "Get a Grip" Series
21 Mar 2014 LGBA Keeping it Local Scholarship Application Deadline
18 Mar 2014 LGBA Retailer Meeting
15 Mar 2014 Indoor Sidewalk Sale
15 Mar 2014 Summer Public Art 2014 - Garden Benches - Sponsorship Registration
04 Mar 2014 West End Art Festival Planning Session
03 Mar 2014 Speed Networking
03 Mar 2014 LGBA Education Committee Meeting
26 Feb 2014 Health & Wellness Planning Session
19 Feb 2014 Focus on Your Wellness: A Wellness & Leadership Program
18 Feb 2014 Retail Committee Meeting
12 Feb 2014 iHeartLaGrange Shopping Day
05 Feb 2014 West End Business Meeting
04 Feb 2014 Health/Wellness Promotion Initial Planning Session
03 Feb 2014 Education & Scholarship Committee Meeting
28 Jan 2014 The Chocolate Tour of La Grange Initial Planning Session
28 Jan 2014 I Heart La Grange Shopping Day Sign-Up Deadline: Tuesday, January 28
22 Jan 2014 LGBA Schoolhouse: What's Your Business Game Plan in 2014?
21 Jan 2014 Retailer Happy Hour
03 Dec 2013 Service Committee Meeting
30 Nov 2013 Small Business Saturday
12 Nov 2013 Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at La Grange Camera to celebrate their move to a new location
13 Sep 2013 West End Art Festival and Evening of Art and Jazz
07 Sep 2013 La Grange Sidewalk Sale
06 Sep 2013 "Fun and Games in La Grange" Summer Art Auction
26 Aug 2013 Education Committee - planning meeting
13 Jul 2013 La Grange Craft Fair
01 Jun 2013 67th Annual La Grange Pet Parade
31 May 2013 La Grange Carnival - All Weekend
23 Mar 2013 Earth Hour: What Will You Do in the Dark?
01 Jan 2013 Living Well & Feeling Good in La Grange
01 Dec 2012 Hometown Holiday
02 Nov 2012 Ribbon Cutting: Get In Shape for Women
27 Oct 2012 Halloween Walk & Fall Festival
14 Sep 2012 An Evening of Art & Jazz
14 Jul 2012 38th Annual La Grange Craft Fair
01 Jun 2012 La Grange Carnival - All Weekend
31 May 2012 Summer Art Project "Hour Town"
13 May 2012 Miles for Milo
10 May 2012 Member Meeting
13 Mar 2012 Member Meeting
01 Feb 2012 February Dining Promotion and Restaurant Week
29 Oct 2011 La Grange YMCA Halloween Walk
23 Sep 2011 Women's Wellness Walkabout
17 Sep 2011 The Rocktoberfest
16 Sep 2011 An Evening of Art & Jazz
10 Sep 2011 La Grange Sidewalk Sale
09 Sep 2011 La Grange Rocks Art Auction
09 Jul 2011 37th Annual La Grange Craft Show
10 Jun 2011 C.E.P. La Grange Rocks For Youth 5k Run
04 Jun 2011 65th Annual La Grange Pet Parade
03 Jun 2011 La Grange Rocks - Summer Sidewalk Art Exhibit
02 May 2011 McRunner
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