Special Events

Events for 2017


Battle of The Bands

The Village of Brookfield is proud to be a part of the Illinois Parks and Recreations Association’s Battle of the Bands Program. Each spring teen bands meet in Kiwanis Park to “battle it out” for prizes and a chance to move on to regional and state competitions. In 2014 our Battle of the Bands winner went all the way to the Illinois State Fair and won the state championship. In addition to great bands the day is filled with food, fun, and games. More than just for teens, this has grown to be a great family and community event that showcases the talent of our young adults. Bands wishing to compete must submit their application by April 1, 2106.  2016 BotB Application

Movies in The Park

Grab a blanket, lawn chair, family, friends, neighbors or co-workers and join us at Jaycee Ehlert Park for a new film or an old classic. Come early to stake out your spot and enjoy some of the many park amenities or just relax in the tranquil setting. Snacks are available for purchase. Movies begin at dark. May we suggest to parents that you can check out the appropriateness of the movies for your child at various websites such as www.imdb.com, www.commensensemedia.org, www.parentpreviews.com and www.kidsinmind.com to name a few.

Concerts in The Park

Are you looking for a way to relax after a long and hectic work week without breaking the bank? Join us Friday evenings for our FREE concerts at the new Kiwanis Park band shell. We present bands across a variety of genres with something to please one and all. Every week will showcase the talents of another great band, so the feel is never the same twice.

It’s not just about the music! Join a community of people from in and around Brookfield who all share the same interests. While listening to the pleasing sounds, why not try a game at the new disc golf course? Or, if you would like a more tranquil experience, take a stroll along the newly paved walking trails. No matter what, there will be something for everyone.

In case of inclement weather, concerts are held in the lower level of the Brookfield Municipal Building.

Independence Day

– The Village of Brookfield’s 2016 Independence Day Celebration will take place on Monday, July 4. The festivities will begin at 10:00 a.m. with the annual parade. The parade will depart from the intersection of Grand Blvd. and Garfield Ave., travel down Grand Blvd., and end at Kiwanis Park.

Following the parade (at approximately 12:30 pm) we will hold the Party in the Park. The party will include music, food, beverages and fun! Check the Village’s website at www.brookfieldil.gov and the Brookfield Recreation Department’s Special Events Facebook page for further details closer to the date.

Brookfield Holiday Celebration

Please check back – more information to come.