LaGrange Business Association                LGBA

Upcoming Events

Events requiring payment for registration or sponsorship may be paid for by check addressed to:
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 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 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!

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

    Get ready for big savings, real deals and bargains galore at our end-of-season Sidewalk Sale at participating merchants.

    You've got two days to shop and save at some of your favorite neighborhood boutiques. There's no place like La Grange - and no cooler spot to visit while the deals are this hot! With free parking; merchants are open for their regular store hours.

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

    The West End Art Festival turns 21 this year and celebrates September 17-18, 2016 with a noteworthy lineup of juried fine artists from throughout the Midwest, throughout the Chicago area as well as student artists from around the block.

    The event attracts thousands of visitors to La Grange through the weekend to view and purchase original art in mixed media and enjoy the live music, food and wine/beer offered from area restaurants, culinary demonstrations with local chefs, and art activities for all ages.  

    Presented by the La Grange Business Association and held in cooperation with the Village of La Grange, the festival highlights the established cultural scene of art galleries, dance, and music studios that La Grange has to offer in addition to its award-winning restaurants, eclectic boutiques and thriving business community. 

    The festival is held in the shadow of the landmark Stone Avenue Metra Station along Burlington Avenue between Brainard and Spring Avenue. On Saturday, artists' booths will be open from 10 am - 5 pm; evening music and limited artists remain open for browsing and purchase from 5 pm to 10pm; and on Sunday the hours are 10 am - 4 pm. 

    Under the Performance Art tent, sponsored by Kathy Dierkes State Farm Insurance, various musicians and dancers will perform throughout the weekend. Saturday evening, called "A Night of Art & Jazz," will feature a live art auction of several six-foot-tall peace pole bird houses that have been on display throughout La Grange as a part of an outdoor art exhibit this summer. The live auction begins at 6pm and will benefit local charities. Afterwards, the high-energy, big band sounds of the Reunion Jazz Orchestra will fill the West End of La Grange from 7:30 pm to 10 pm, and selected artists will stay open late to allow festival goers to browse and shop while listening to great music with food and wine available from local restaurants. 

    The Art of Food tent, sponsored by Baird & Warner, features culinary demonstrations throughout the weekend from chefs at popular establishments likeFrancesca's Bellezza, Prasino, Sushi Ukai, Emilio's Tapas Restaurant, Isn't That Sweet Dessert Boutique, Kama Bistro, La Buona Vita, Steak + Vine plus wine tastings from Vino e Birra. 

    Throughout the weekend, patrons can join in and show off their own artistic sides by contributing to the creation of a community mural or by purchasing a small canvas and making their own masterpiece with help from the staff of Bottle and Bottega. Kids art activities are featured throughout the weekend.

    Sponsors of the festival are: 

    Picasso Level

    Allied Waste

    Baird & Warner

    FNBC Bank & Trust

    Renewal by Anderson

    State Farm - Kathy Dierkes

    Suburban Life

    Warhol Level

    Dig Right In Landscaping Inc

    Keenan Homes

    Smothers Realty Group

    Grandma Moses Level

    Hinsdale Orthopedics 

    Holiday Inn & William Tell Chicago SW Countryside Banquets & Conference Center

    Little People's Country

    Normandy Builders

    In-Kind Sponsors

    Bob Briskey Photography

    Bottle & Bottega

    LaGrange Art League 

    Red Street Studio

    Artists questions may be directed to

    • 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 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!

    • 04 Feb 2017
    • 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • LTHS South Campus

    Save the date for an outstanding Family Health & Wellness Expo held in partnership with the Parent Community Network and Parent University. 

    You'll find dozens of exhibitors, activities and informative, interactive events for everyone in the family. 

    Held on the South Campus of Lyons Township High School, this annual expo features:

    • 35+ Health and Wellness Experts
    • Yoga, Zumba, Soccer Clinics, Vertical Jumps and more
    • FREE Samples and Goodie Bags while supplies last
    • More details coming soon!
    This event is organized by the LGBA Health and Wellness Committee - creating innovative opportunities to increase awareness and education available to the La Grange community and its neighbors to help each live healthy, happy and balanced lifestyles.

Past events

05 Aug 2016 2016 Endless Summerfest
30 Jul 2016 The Party That Shall Not Be Named
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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