LaGrange Business Association                LGBA

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

    • 07 May 2015
    • 7:00 AM
    • 22 Oct 2015
    • 1:00 PM
    • La Grange Road and Harris Ave., adjacent to Village Hall

    Take home a bagful of delicious from the newly expanded La Grange Farmers Market every Thursday from May through October. This interactive, engaging and educational  community event showcases the bounty of the harvest from Midwest farmers and local artisans.

    Appealing to families interested in a sustainable and locally-sourced lifestyles, the market sells fresh seasonal produce, bakery, honey, eggs,flowers and small-batch food products and features sampling, recipes, gardening tips, health and fitness demos and activities for children in an activity tent.

    Are you a member business or community organization interested in leading a workshop or craft in our activity tent? Contact Cheryl Daugvila at cheryl@cheryld.com.

    Interested in becoming a vendor? You can download an application for consideration here. Get growing!


    • 28 May 2015
    • 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
    • La Grange Art League

     Meet The Artists

    of 

    The Summer Art Project


    UNVEILING OF ART PIECES WILL BE SEEN ON SCREEN AT THE RECEPTION AS WE KICK OFF THE SUMMER  

     COME OUT TO THE LA GRANGE ART LEAGUE GALLERY                                                AND                                                              MEET THE ARTISTS OF THIS YEAR'S                     SUMMER ART PROJECT  

      5:30 TO 7:00 PM  

      THURSDAY, MAY 28th   

                   LA GRANGE ART LEAGUE GALLERY                       122 CALENDAR COURT    


    • 29 May 2015
    • 5:00 PM
    • 31 May 2015
    • 7:00 PM
    • On Harris St. between La Grange Rd. & Ashland Ave. in the heart of downtown La Grange

    AHHH! La Grange Carnival Weekend

    May 29 - 31

    Carnival Weekend is the "unofficial" beginning of summer in La Grange. A FUN-raiser sponsored by the LGBA, the yearly tradition coincides with the popular Pet Parade and features dozens of  thrill rides and games for all ages plus live music, a DJ and entertainers throughout the weekend. The Carnival will also offer a beer garden and food area with fare from local establishments in addition to traditional carnival treats.

    Carnival hours are:

    Friday - 5 PM to 10 PM, Saturday - noon to 10 PM, Sunday - noon to 7 PM.

    On Saturday and Sunday, from noon to 4PM, the Carnival will offer unlimited ride specials charging only $25 per person per session.

    The La Grange Carnival is a major source of financial support for the La Grange Business Association. Are you a member interested in volunteering to work a shift in the ticket booth? 

    Please click on this link:

    www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0845A8A62EA0FA7-carnival1





    • 30 May 2015
    • 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Starts at Cossitt Ave and LaGrange Rd., goes north on La Grange Rd. to Burlington, then goes west on Burlington to Brainard


    For generations, children of all ages have delighted in one of our community’s most treasured events, America’s Original Pet Parade! This colorful, crowd-pleasing event is sponsored by Pets and Pals Charities, Ltd., and is truly one of a kind. We hope that you will join us on Saturday, May 30, from 9:30 am to 11:00 am to be a part of the fun of the 69th annual parade. From children showcasing their pets, to marching bands, floats, and clowns, the Pet Parade provides wholesome fun and entertainment for the entire family.  

    Afterwards, the fun continues at the La Grange Carnival through Sunday, May 31 with everyone's favorite carnival rides, games, food and entertainment.

    Please read this important note from the parade organizer about dogs at the La Grange Pet Parade.




    • 11 Jun 2015
    • 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
    • Palmer Place Restaurant, 56 S. La Grange Rd., La Grange, IL
    Come for coffee and networking at 8:00 AM.  The meeting starts at 8:30 AM.


    • 09 Jul 2015
    • 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
    • Palmer Place Restaurant, 56 S. La Grange Rd., La Grange, IL
    Come for coffee and networking at 8:00 AM.  The meeting starts at 8:30 AM.


    • 11 Jul 2015
    • 9:00 AM
    • 12 Jul 2015
    • 5:00 PM
    • La Grange Main Business District

    JulyLa Grange Craft Fair July 11 & 12

    The 40th Annual La Grange Craft Show takes to the streets of the downtown area July 11-12 with over 175 tents exhibiting unique arts and crafts items created by Midwest artisans, many of them new to this year’s show.

    The Craft Show features a broad range of wares, most of them hand-made, including baby gifts, summer and fall florals, garden and yard stakes, pet accessories and many fabric items. Outdoor enthusiasts will find hand-made fishing lures, concrete yard adornments, mosaic birdbaths, sports photography, turned wood and more. There will also be a variety of hand - crafted jewelry including fused glass and antique spoon jewelry. 

    Live demonstrations by artists will also be featured including May Xiong with an unusual method of creating clay flowers and Lisa Tolbert designing glass and ceramic mosaics. 

    The La Grange Craft Show will take place from 9AM-6PM on Saturday and from 10AM-5PM on Sunday. Expanded free parking is available in the covered garage behind Village Hall and in the Cossit School lot. 

    Visitors will find food booths on Harris Avenue as well as refreshment stands on La Grange Road. Several notable restaurants will feature specials throughout the weekend. An information booth will be located near Village Hall. 

    Some La Grange merchants will distribute VIP Customer Cards to craft browsers which provides special discounts and offers at participating businesses during the weekend. Additionally, with every purchase at participating retailers, VIP Card customers can enter a drawing for prizes. VIP Cards will be distributed at Craft Show tents, at Village Hall and in selected merchants.

    For information on exhibiting at the La Grange Craft Show, please contact Craft Productions, Inc. at 815-878-2728 or info@craftproductionsinc.com.

    • 13 Aug 2015
    • 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
    • Palmer Place Restaurant, 56 S. La Grange Rd., La Grange, IL
    Come for coffee and networking at 8:00 AM.  The meeting starts at 8:30 AM.


    • 11 Sep 2015
    • 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
    • Robert Coulter American Legion Hall
    This month, to commemorate 9-11, we will have our meeting on Friday, September 11th (instead of Thursday).  It will be held at the American Legion Hall.  


    • 19 Sep 2015
    • 10:00 AM
    • 20 Sep 2015
    • 4:00 PM
    • Stone Avenue Station, Burlington Ave at Brainard

     

       La Grange celebrates a weekend for Art Lovers September 19-20 when the West End Art Festival comes to town. We're showcasing over 75 renown artists from throughout the Midwest in this juried art show.  You'll enjoy live performance art, culinary demonstrations from noted local chefs, interactive art activities - plus a live auction of a public sidewalk art exhibit designed by local artists and sponsored by local businesses. Stay tuned for a detailed schedule of events and appearances.
         

     




    • 08 Oct 2015
    • 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
    • Palmer Place Restaurant, 56 S. La Grange Rd., La Grange, IL
    Come for coffee and networking at 8:00 AM.  The meeting starts at 8:30 AM.


    • 24 Oct 2015
    • 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
    • La Grange Shopping Area




    Don't miss a minute of "spooktacular" fun!  We've got great activities with shopping and dining specials to put you in the spirit.  Join the annual Halloween Walk led by the Greater La Grange YMCA - a trick or treat parade with treats provided by local merchants  beginning at 10AM.  Line up at Cossitt School playground.

    Then spend the afternoon visiting the in-store attractions like costume contests, face painting, pet photos, an art party, decorate-your-own masks, wine and beer tastings, and more!  Take advantage of special menus and dining specials, plus hot deals and cool sales.




    • 12 Nov 2015
    • 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
    • Palmer Place Restaurant, 56 S. La Grange Rd., La Grange, IL
    Come for coffee and networking at 8:00 AM.  The meeting starts at 8:30 AM.


    • 05 Dec 2015
    • 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Downtown La Grange & West End










    HO HO HO! It's our favorite time of the year: the 24th annual Hometown Holiday on Saturday, Dec. 5. Take in the magical sights and sounds of the season when Santa arrives by firetruck to help us light the giant Christmas tree in front of Village Hall.

    Join us for free activities, entertainment and fabulous open houses at our festive shops and restaurants, as they keep their doors open late to celebrate with you.

    Hop aboard a trolley and take a ride around the village to all of the FREE parking areas!

    2015  Hometown Holiday Schedule of Events

    3:00P               Free holiday matinee at La Grange Theatre

    4:45P               All Village Sing with Lyons Township High School

    5:00PM           Petting Zoo, Pony Rides, Kiddie Train and Trolley Rides

    5 -9PM           Merchants welcome you with festive  Open Houses

    5:30PM           Santa arrives to Village Hall by fire truck.

    6-8PM             Visits with Santa at Village Hall. 


    There's plenty of free parking in the West End, too!  Look for the Trolley Stop signs and hop aboard for a ride to all the fun.







    • 10 Dec 2015
    • 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
    • Location to be determined; invitations will be sent out prior to the event.
    There will be no regular monthly LGBA Member Meeting on December 10th, but we hope all members can join us at the Member Christmas Party on Wednesday, December 9th! 


Past events

14 May 2015 Member Meeting
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
29 Nov 2014 Small Business Saturday November 29
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
01 Aug 2014 2015 La Grange Endless Summerfest
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
02 May 2013 Girlfriends' Getaway
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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