September Shines with Northbrook Special Events

September Shines with Northbrook Special Events

Friday Night Flights, September 6

Fans of craft brewing will be out in force for this first-ever beer and music fest, presented by the Village at the Techny Prairie Park & Fields. Ten members of the Craft Brewers Association, along with local favorite Granite City Food & Brewery, will offer samples of their eclectic and creative beer recipes, complemented by a variety of food truck offerings available for purchase. Popular Chicago singer Michael McDermott will perform live during the event. Admission includes a punch card for up to 10 four-ounce beer tastings.
Individual tickets are available online for $25 through September 4, after which tickets will be available at the gate for $30 (cash only). Details and links to purchase tickets are on the Village’s website, For those not sampling the beers, a “designated driver” is available for $10.

Northbrook-based businesses are eligible for a special bulk discount of 20 tickets for $400. Arrangements for a bulk ticket purchase must be made before September 4 through Madeline Farrell, Assistant to the Village Manager, at

Shermerfest, September 15

The Northbrook Historical Society turns back time for the 41st Annual Shermerfest event on Sunday, September 15. From noon to 4:00 p.m., the Village Green Park will be filled with antique cars, live music, and a variety of activities. Children will enjoy exploring the classic cars and meeting farm animals up close. For more information, visit

Plein Air Festival, September 26-29

For the third year, Northbrook’s streets and parks will be the subject of artistic interpretation as acclaimed painters participate in the third annual Plein Air Festival. Residents and visitors will have the opportunity to see artists at work outdoors, creating paintings of local scenes and landmarks. According to the Northbrook Arts Commission, “Plein Air” refers to paintings “executed outdoors (in the “open air”) and representing a direct response to the scene or subject in front of the artist.” Over 50 invited artists come to Northbrook from all over the midwest, painting at sites that inspire their creativity.
Residents are encouraged to watch the artists work; location information and other updates may be obtained by texting NBART to 888777. Finished artwork will be on exhibit and available for purchase at the Village Green Center during the festival and the following week. Additional information can be found at .