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Happening in Park Ridge this weekend May 24 - 27

May 22, 2019 09:53 AM

Happening in Park Ridge this weekend


24 Friday

Buchheit Day; 1 pm – 6 pm

Historical Society in Hodges Park

~Join us in Hodges Park as we celebrate Buchheit Day, in honor of Albert J. Buchheit, the first mayor of Park Ridge!  Albert Buchheit, a dentist, was 33 years old at the time of his election, which took place just one month after residents voted to adopt the City form of local government.

Take a ‘View of History’ tour from the perimeter of Hodges Park.  The tour ends at the Campfire Girls Fountain, where visitors will receive a copy of the Heritage Committee Fountain brochure and a page celebrating Dr. Buchheit as our first mayor.

This special event is for children of all ages and adults. Come learn about our local history, the tour begins at Vine and Butler Place in Hodges Park.

This is event is free and no registration is required. Rain or shine.

Enjoy the images below that show the original campaign booklet.


25 Saturday

Farmers Market opens

Every Saturday, 7 am - 1 pm, rain or Shine

Prairie, between Garden and Main

The Park Ridge Farmers Market is committed to bringing local farmers and artisans to our community who offer a variety of fresh herbs, flowers, specialty foods, baked goods, seasonal fruits and vegetables, and more. We also offer free live music and kids activities every week. Our vendors hail from Illinois, Michigan, Wisconsin and Indiana.

The market is open every Saturday from Memorial Day weekend through the last Saturday of October, 7 a.m. – 1 p.m. We are located at 15 Prairie Ave. in Park Ridge (at the intersection of Prairie Ave. and Main St.)

We’re on social media! Follow the market on Facebook or Instagram or

Our History:

The Park Ridge Farmer’s Market was conceived in 1989 as part of former Park Ridge Mayor Marty Butler’s “Vision 2000” Committee. A group of citizen-volunteers was established to bring the idea to life, including Owen Hayes, Bea Painter, Dave Donovan and Frank Huster as organizers, Robert Ryan as the first committee Chairman, and Carol Zeugel Longman as the first Market Master.

The committee spent the next year working to get the market off the ground. This included research, visiting other farmers markets, drafting an ordinance, and working with local officials. The University of Illinois Agricultural Extension Service also provided information and assistance. Farmers and vendors were contacted. As they applied, a committee member would visit each business to ensure that the farmers really did grow the produce or prepare the products.


26 Sunday

Main Street Craft Beer Fest;  Noon - 9 pm

Main Street, between Fairview & Prospect Avenue


27 Monday

Memorial Day Parade; 10 am step off at Cumberland & Talcott 

American Legion Post 247 / Parade Route to City Hall



Park Ridge Presbyterian Church Memorial Day Community BBQ; 11 am - 2 pm  

1300 W. Crescent Avenue

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