NM Events

Naperville Magazine is excited to be involved with these upcoming special events:

Taste of Hope
Location: Abbington Banquets, Glen Ellyn, IL
Thursday, March 4, 2010
5:30PM to 9:30PM

Experience food from 25 different restaurants and chefs in one night while also supporting homelessness. This event allows participants to mingle, enjoy dinner amongst talented musicians, and participate in raffles and auctions. Proceeds benefit DuPage PADS, a non-profit agency that aims to end homelessness in the DuPage area.

For more information, visit www.dupagepads.org/events/10/TasteofHope2010.htm

Location: Jackson Moving and Storage 740 Frontenac Road, Naperville, IL
Saturday, February 20, 2010

Wear your flip flops, sunglasses and any other summer attire to Naperville’s biggest beach party! This island-themed party will feature live music as well as food and drinks from some of Naperville’s finest restaurants. This event benefits Little Friends, Inc and Turning Point in order to help solve the problems of Autism.

For more information and tickets, visit www.naperpalooza.com

Up With People
Location: North Central College, 310 E. Benton Ave, Naperville, IL
Saturday, March 13, 2010
Sunday, March 14, 2010

This international tour group will make a stop in Naperville to provide our community with fun, family-friendly entertainment and music. The show will highlight local organizations and promote a sense of community.

For ticket information, visit www.upwithpeople.org/naperville

Champions for Children
Location: Hotel Arista, CityGate Centre, Naperville, IL
Saturday, April 17, 2010
5:30PM to 11:30PM

The proceeds from this benefit ball will support the DuPage Children’s museum, which has a commitment to meeting the intellectual and developmental needs of children. Dinner, auctions and dancing will take place at this event.

To find out more, visit www.dupagechildrensmuseum.org/gala.html

NCO Spring Ahead 10K and 5K Kids Fun Run
Location: Calamos Investments, 2020 Calamos Court, Naperville, IL
Sunday, April 18, 2010
Kids fun run starts at 8:00AM
10K trail run starts at 8:15AM
5K wheelchair race stars at 8:25AM
5K street run starts at 8:30AM

This is a benefit run for NCO Youth and Family Services. Competitors of all ages and athletic abilities are welcome, and the fastest man and woman for each race will receive a $100 cash prize.

For registration or more information, visit www.ncospringahead.com

Step Up! for Autism
Location: Downtown Naperville Riverwalk, Naperville, IL
Sunday, June 27, 2010
8:30AM registration
10:00AM Walk and fun run

Little Friends will host the second annual Step Up for Autism walk and fun run to help raise awareness about autism. The 2.5-mile walk and 1 mile run will be the start of a fun-filled morning for participants of all ages. The morning will begin with entertainment from local radio stations, followed by activities in the Kids Area include a moon jump, face painting, crafts and balloons.

Learn more about this event at www.stepupforautism2010.kintera.org

Naperville CARES: Cuisine for a Cause
Location: Tellabs Global Headquarters, 1415 West Diehl Road, Naperville, IL
Saturday, April 24, 2010
7:00PM to 10:30PM

Sample some of the finest food in Naperville, dance the night away and offer hope to a local organization, Naperville CARES. Enjoy food from over 25 of Naperville’s best restaurants, participate in wine and beer tasting from local vendors, and raise money for Naperville CARES in order to help residents of Naperville who find themselves in a financial crisis.

To purchase tickets and learn more, go to www.NapervilleCARES.org

2010 U.S. Women's Triathlon Series
Location: Naperville, IL
Saturday, June 12, 2010
Sunday, June 13, 2010

Take part in the national series of women-only triathlons. Each race provides a supportive environment for women of all ages and athletic abilities coupled with a weekend of fun. This is a multi-sport Experience and you won't want to miss the post race party!

For more info visit www.uswts.com

Naperville Jazz Festival
Location: Central Park, Naperville, IL
Saturday, June 19, 2010
4:00PM to 9:30PM

Be a part of this community concert and relax while listening to the music of featured artists. Proceeds will benefit Project H.E.L.P. to promote healthy families and the Next Level Foundation, a non-profit organization helping students in under-privileged communities.

Visit www.napervillejazz.com for more details

Location: Knoch Park, Naperville, IL
July 1-July 4, 2010

Don’t miss out on one of the biggest events in Naperville. Spend time with family and friends, sample the 16 featured rib vendors, and enjoy the music performances of local and headline bands. Don’t forget about the fireworks on the fourth of July!

More information available at www.ribfest.net

Naperville Summer Nights
Location: Naper Settlement, Naperville, IL
July 23-24, 2010

Pack a picnic, grab a blanket and go. That's all you need to do to enjoy the latest musical event to hit the Naperville scene. Relax under the open sky, mingle with your friends and enjoy great musical sounds from rising stars. Don't miss this fantastic event which is the first of many more to come. Created by The Punch Club, Naper Settlement’s organization for young professionals, proceeds from the event benefit Naperville Heritage Society.

For more info visit www.napervillesummernights.com

Last Fling
Location: Naperville, IL
Friday, September 3, 2010; 5:00PM to 11:00PM
Saturday, September 4, 2010; 10:00AM to 11:00PM
Sunday, September 5, 2010; 10:00AM to 11:00PM
Monday, September 6, 2010; 10:00AM to 6:00PM

End your summer with a bang! Enjoy the carnival rides, live concerts featuring national artists and dozens of food vendors. This family friendly event is sure to be a great end to your summer.

Naperville Wine Festival
Location: 523 S. Webster Street, Naperville, IL
Friday, September 17, 2010
4:00PM to 10:00PM
Saturday, September 18, 2010
2:00PM to 9:00PM

Join Us for a Celebration of Wine, Food, Music and Friends

The festival provides an opportunity to sample from more than 250 wines from around the world. Learn about new and exciting varieties from the experts in a relaxed festival setting.

Wine seminars and cooking demonstrations are conducted by event sponsors, exhibiting wineries, area chefs and restaurateurs. Enjoy food from some of the area’s finest restaurants and caterers. Local musical talent will perform live each day.

For more info visit www.napervillewinefestival.com