2022 Press Release!

November 2022 – NORTHBROOK, IL – The Northbrook Civic Foundation and its Northbrook Days Festival Committee announced today that the August 2022 festival, the foundation’s annual fundraiser, netted just under $75,000 for college scholarships and local community grants.
“Each year, the Northbrook Civic Foundation funds need-based college scholarships for students from Northbrook and grants for organizations that serve our community,” the website states.
It was the second year with the festival back in downtown Northbrook – the west lot of the Northbrook Metra Train Station – and it was a great success. Even with extremely hot weather on the last day of the festival, the five-day festival was a financial success, drawing big crowds each day.
New this year were cash only self-service kiosks to purchase tickets, monitored entrances/exits and enhanced security. The schedule included a bags tournament, live entertainment daily, festival fare, community and sponsor booths plus carnival rides. The event also featured the popular Special Friends Morning.
The foundation has already started planning the 2023 Northbrook Days Festival. Next year’s Northbrook Days Festival is scheduled for August 2-6, 2023.
The Northbrook Civic Foundation wishes to thank the community and its many generous festival sponsors (http://northbrookdays.com/sponsors/) for their support. Additional thanks go to the Village of Northbrook, the Northbrook Police Department, the Northbrook Fire Department, and the Northbrook Park District for providing logistical support. Without the backing of volunteers and sponsors, the festival and the donations that come from it would not be possible.
Organized solely by volunteers, Northbrook Days is a summer tradition that brings our community together, while a testament to local generosity. Each year the festival features local food and drink, exciting carnival games and rides, big ticket raffle prizes, and exciting live music. Northbrook Days is the only annual fundraiser for the Northbrook Civic Foundation, which has been supporting the local community for more than 100 years.
Over the years, the Northbrook Civic Foundation has provided grants to many Northbrook non-profit and social service agencies, such as the Northbrook Public Library, CATCH - Community Action Together for Children's Health, GBN Grad Night, Youth Services of Glenview/Northbrook, Northbrook Community Nursery School, Northbrook Historical Society, Northfield Township Food Pantry, Josselyn Center, Northern Suburban Special Recreation Association (NSSRA) and Northbrook Baseball. If your non-profit organization serves the citizens of Northbrook and needs grant support, please visit our Project Funding page (http://northbrookcivic.com/project-funding/) and consider submitting a Foundation Grant Request.
Want to get involved in your community? Join the Northbrook Civic Foundation! Contact us at info@northbrookcivic.com and someone will be in touch to tell you all about it.

Located in the West Metra Commuter Lot of the Northbrook Train Station
1401 Shermer Rd. Northbrook, IL 60062

Event Policies

We ask all Northbrook Days attendees to help us ensure a safe and family friendly event!

  • No Guns
  • No Dogs
  • No Bikes
  • No Smoking
  • No Outside Food or Drink
  • Masks are recommended for anyone who is not vaccinated. We also encourage people to wear masks whenever they feel uncomfortable. Please socially distance whenever possible.
  • Please stay home if you are not feeling well or have had exposure to anyone with a suspected or confirmed case of COVID 19

About Northbrook Days

Every year, volunteers across our community come together for five days and put on an exciting festival for residents of Northbrook and surrounding towns. The fest includes rides, games, live music, food, beer & wine, and much more! It's been a summer tradition at the beautiful Village Green Park in downtown Northbrook for decades.

Did you know that all the net proceeds go back the community?

Northbrook Days is a 100% volunteer organization, part of the Northbrook Civic Foundation. The festival is the foundation's sole fundraising event of the year.

Where does the money go?

Each year, the Northbrook Civic Foundation funds need-based college scholarships for students from Northbrook and grants for organizations that serve our community.  Since 1950, the festival has raised more than $3 million to be given back to our community.

In addition, the Northbrook Civic Foundation provides grants to many non-profit and social service agencies that serve Northbrook residents. Past recipients have included: Northbrook Park District, Northbrook Public Library, Youth Services of Glenview/Northbrook, Village of Northbrook, International Center on Deafness & the Arts, Northbrook Community Nursery School, Northbrook Historical Society, Northfield Township Food Pantry, North Suburban YMCA, Boy Scouts/Girl Scouts, Glenbrook North Grad Night, The Josselyn Center, Northbrook Community Garden, Northbrook Centennial Plaza, Northbrook Symphony, Special Gifts Theatre, NSSRA, Northbrook Baseball, Care Packages to Military Northbrook residents overseas, and much more.

If your organization has a project and would like to apply for grant funding, please visit http://northbrookcivic.com/project-funding for more information.


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Email us at info@northbrookcivic.com to register


Residents with special needs and their immediate families and caregivers 
are invited to enjoy carnival rides and entertainment. Northbrook Days is closed to the general public to accommodate this program. Reservations are required in advance.

The Northbrook Civic Foundation would like to thank:

Northbrook Police Department, Northbrook Fire Department, Northbrook Park District, Northbrook Historical Society, Northbrook Public Works and the Northbrook Community for their continued support!

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