Annual Community Events
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Naperville Chocolate Festival
NCO Youth & family Service's annual fundraiser is
a chocoholics dream event. The festival includes baking
competitions, cooking demonstrations and plenty of free
chocolate samples from local vendors.
Naperville's annual rock n' roll party, organized by the
Naperville Rotary Club, features live music, gourmet food
and drinks, and the chance to bid on musical memorabilia
in a silent auction.
Patrick's Day Parade
Dress in green and celebrate St. Patrick's Day by
participating in, or cheering on, the West Suburban Irish
parade through downtown Naperville.
Easter Egg Hunt
Naperville's annual Easter Egg Hunt, co-hosted by
Naperville Parks and Naperville Jaycees, is free and open to
the public. Children aged 1-8 are invited to the Frontier
Park to hunt for plastic eggs filled with candy and toys.
Great Duck Race
Choose a plastic duck and send it down the Naperville
River in a head to head contest in Naperville Park
District's annual duck race. A table carnival with live
entertainment, games and balloons in Centennial Park adds to
the family friendly fun.
Civil War Days
Naperville Settlement is transformed into a Civil War
encampment where visitors can meet famous figures of the
past and experience first-hand a turbulent period in our
nation's history. Hundreds of re-enactors participate,
staging a battle complete with raging cannons and artillery.
A family-friendly festival with food and fun for all
ages, held on the grounds of Naper Settlement. Highlights
include the Taste of Naperville™ baking contests, the Naper
Days train, live music, and the wacky Bed Races where teams
race custom designed beds through the city streets.
Naperville Jazz Festival
You'll find jumpin’ and jivin’, loud ties and spats ‘a
plenty at the Naperville Jazz Festival. The popular weekend
event features local and national Jazz artists performing
outdoors in Naperville's Central Park.
Naperville Exchange Club's Ribfest has become one of the
area's most popular annual events, and was recently voted
'Best festival in the Midwest.' Head to Knoch Park for a
weekend full of great food, live music and family
entertainment. Reserve your ticket early.
Summer Nights Shakespeare
Pack a picnic and enjoy a night under the stars with an
outdoor performance of Shakespeare's "The Taming of the
Shrew." The event is part of Naperville Summer Nights, with
proceeds benefiting the Naperville Heritage Society.
The Last Fling
Sponsored by the Naperville Jaycees, The last Fling is
just that, the final chance for everyone to let loose, have
fun and end the summer with a bang! The Last Fling lasts all
four days of Labor Day weekend and includes live music,
carnival rides and family entertainment.
Naperville Wine Festival - Sep 18&19, 2009
Sample from more than 250 wines from around the world.
Learn about new and exciting varieties from the experts and
take part in wine seminars and cooking demonstrations by
area chefs and restaurateurs.
All Hallows Eve
Make the most of Halloween at the Naper Settlement.
Experience the Spirits of the Past in a "Village of Fear."
Travel through the Prison Dungeon, roam the House of Dracula
and journey through the Underworld. Watch out for creatures
of the night that haunt the grounds and be prepared to be
Trick or Treat Downtown Naperville
Bring the family to downtown Naperville and look for the
orange balloons to find downtown stores taking part in the
annual trick or treat event.
Kick off the holidays in downtown Naperville with the
electric light parade, Grand Illumination and special
offers and decorative window displays in the Winter Window
The popular Santa Train, organized by the Naperville
Jaycees, is a one hour festive train ride, featuring a visit
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