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Friday, July 05, 2013

First Fridays 2013 in Park Ridge - Various Themes

05:00 PM - 08:00 PM

at the Library AND around town
at businesses throughout
Park Ridge, IL , 60068

847-825-3121


FIRST FRIDAYS events occur in Park Ridge on the First Friday of every month, June through (just added) OCTOBER!! Each month highlights a different theme (While on month-at-a-glance calendar CLICK TO SEE more information).

The Retail Committee of the Park Ridge Chamber of Commerce announces the return of  First Fridays Park Ridge, a series of local events to provide an evening of art, music, shopping and dining for area residents. First Fridays Park Ridge will run June through OCTOBER.


Local merchants are staying open late and will host artists in their stores. Many area restaurants are offering specials. Activities are planned for Uptown and South Park area shops and restaurants.

"We wanted to put together an event that would be fun for the residents and encourage everyone to get out with their family and friends to enjoy our town," said Sheila Duda, Retail Committee Chairman and owner of TeaLula. "Plus, it is a great way to feature our local retailers and encourage everyone to Shop Local."

The  2013 First Fridays themes are
 
>> June 7: A Night of Art & Music
>> 5:00 to 8:00 pm, Uptown
>> Come Uptown for a night of art and music! Your favorite shops will host local musicians and artists for you to enjoy. The community is invited to stroll along the sidewalks of Uptown Park Ridge on Fairview, Main Street, Summit, Prospect and Northwest Highway.. Musicians will be stationed around Uptown. Bring your family and neighbors and enjoy a night of shopping and music in Park Ridge.
 
>> July 5: Cruisin’ Park Ridge Classic Car Show
>> 5:00 to 8:00 pm, Uptown (car show will be centered in Library parking lot and on
>> Summit, Main Street, and Fairview).  Enjoy the classic cars parked up and
>> down the streets of Uptown and shop late at your favorite local stores!
 
>> August 2: The Amazing Race Uptown Scavenger Hunt
>> 5:00 to 8:00 pm, Uptown
>> Get ready for a scavenger hunt around town, hitting all of your favorite local 
>> shops. Start at the Library to get your first clue, and you’re off! Race through
>> Park Ridge by following the clues given at each participating location. Be
>> the first team to make it to all of the checkpoints, complete all tasks and
>> arrive at the Closing Ceremonies at the Park Ridge Public Library. Everyone
>> who completes the race will be entered to win a prize!
 
>> September 6: Dog Days
>> 5:00 to 8:00 pm, Uptown
>> Shop late at your favorite local stores and enjoy the dogs around town!
>> Pet adoption agencies, rescues, groomers, and of course, DOGS, will be
>> stationed throughout uptown Park Ridge on the evening of the event.
 
>> ALSO on September 6 AT 6:00 pm...
>> Bring your family to the lawn in front of the Library's old entrance 
>> facing TOUHY, as we create the largest human chain in the history
>> of Park Ridge to commemorate the Library's 100th Anniversary!
>> (Call the Library for more information about this event - 847-720-3209)
 
 
> October 4: Oktoberfest (& Car Show)
>> 6:00 to 9:00 pm, Uptown (car show will be centered in Library parking lot and on
>> Summit, Main Street, and Fairview).  Enjoy the classic cars parked up and
>> down the streets of Uptown and shop late at your favorite local stores!
>> Food, drinks, live entertainment! Car Show! Lots of kid-friendly, family fun!

 
 
Please visit the Park Ridge Chamber website or call the Park Ridge Chamber
at 847-825-3121 for information.
 
 
 
  

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