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Sweets and science bring tasty learning to Homewood Chocolate Fest

Do you know how to make White Chocolate Cranberry Pistachio Bark? Pastry chef Casey Thompson does, and she will show how it's done at the 16th annual Homewood Chocolate Fest on Saturday, Feb. 17.

Homewood’s Miracle on Martin holiday fest set for Saturday

The village of Homewood is hosting Miracle on Martin Avenue from 2 to 6 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 16.
 
Village officials said the afternoon program will be a fun, free way to extend the joys of the holiday through a second community event that started Dec. 1 with the lighting of the Christmas tree at Irwin Park and the Holiday Lights festival in downtown Homewood.
 

New games, movie added to Flossmoor Fest on Sept. 9

Flossmoor Fest returns Sept. 9 with a full day of activities for all ages. New to this year’s village festival are a video game truck and a beer/cocktail tent close to the main stage. A movie, “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” will be shown at dusk. 

Pets on Parade debuts at breezy Art & Garden Fest

Homewood-area residents celebrated the 10th anniversary of the Art & Garden Street Fair by enjoying two sunny days and warm evenings filled with food, music, art, science and greenery. Some of that art was in the form of dog and cat statues ― and one giraffe ― colorfully decorated by local businesses and organizations for Pets on Parade. 

Art & Garden Fair anniversary: A week of art, science, music and food

To celebrate 10th anniversary Art & Garden Street Fair, Homewood is planning a colorful extension to the two-day festival, giving it a four-day lead-in called Art Week: Changing Lives Through Giving. Music, art and science events run Monday through Saturday. See the schedule here.

New community holiday tree will make its debut Dec. 2 at Holiday Lights

When the 60-foot Colorado spruce in Homewood's Irwin Park was blown over in March, the community lost the tree that crowds gathered around for years during winter festivals. It was soon replaced by a 25-foot spruce that will make its debut as the community's new holiday tree on Dec. 2 at the Holiday Lights festival.

Sept. 10 Flossmoor Fest offers full day of family fun

Flossmoor Fest returns Sept. 10 with a full day of activities for all ages. This year’s festival — located on Sterling Avenue in downtown Flossmoor and at Flossmoor Park — again features food, music, games for the kids and a great chance for friends and neighbors to get together.

Homewood Chocolate Fest offers sweet alternative to winter blahs

Just a reminder ...

The Village of Homewood will be a chocoholic's paradise 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Feb. 20 as it hosts the 14th annual Homewood Chocolate Fest. This year's festival will feature baking demonstrations, children's activities, a science demonstration, vendor booths and the annual Chocolate Bake-Off Contest.

Homewood's Hobo Night to feature rail-themed storytelling and music

The Village of Homewood will host its annual Hobo Night from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 10. The evening will feature hobo storytelling, a hobo costume contest, s'mores, an old fashioned sing-along and tours of the Rail Park's retired and restored Illinois Central locomotive and caboose. 

Homewood Fall Fest will inaugurate new downtown streetscape with music, food and family fun

Residents can mark the changing season at the Homewood's annual Fall Fest from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 19, on Martin Avenue from Hickory to Ridge Road. The 14th annual celebration features live music for all ages, the traditional Chili Cook-off to crown "Homewood's Top Chef," the second annual scarecrow decorating contest, enchanting horse-drawn wagon rides and an outdoor viewing of "Monster University."

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