Shop Small in Long Grove this Winter

This winter, while the days run short and the wind blows cold, historic downtown Long Grove’s merchants need you the most.  Our variety of small, family-owned boutiques, restaurants, and services make our town an ideal destination for a memorable winter day or night out with friends or family.  Looking for some new winter threads?  Check […]

“The Barrington SCOOP” Features Long Grove Candy Stores

Two of our historic downtown Long Grove businesses were included in a feature story on The Barrington Scoop about places to find locally made Easter baskets. The Long Grove Confectionery and Ma and Pa’s Candy were among a variety of local area businesses recognized as places offering last-minute baskets for kids and adults. The Barrington […]

Chatterbox Recognized for Creativity Amid Pandemic

Photo shared from a post by the Chatterbox Facebook Page In a recent article from the Daily Herald, the Chatterbox, located in historic downtown Long Grove, was recognized along with eight other restaurants in the Chicago suburbs, for their innovation this winter with the creation of “Camp Find-A-Way.” When faced with Covid-19 restrictions that shut […]

An Afternoon With Jacqueline Kennedy and High Tea With Gerri

High Tea With Gerri received a special recommendation for carryout service in a article posted yesterday. The Greater Midwest Foodways Alliance will be presenting ‘An Afternoon with Former First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy’ with historical dramatist Leslie Goddard on February 21, 2021 at 1:30 pm via Zoom. They have had the in person event catered […]

4th Annual Cocoa Crawl Success!

We would like to thank the Chicago Tribune for highlighting our 4th Annual Cocoa Crawl in their Buffalo Grove Countryside edition this week. Amid Covid-19 restrictions and brutally cold weather, the Historic Downtown Business Association (in partnership with local merchants) offered a unique and socially-distanced version of this family favorite event. Visitors came dressed for […]

Vintage Holidays Featured on “O the Places We Go”

We want to thank the folks at “O the Places We Go” for including their day trip to historic downtown Long Grove in a post they shared with their readers in December 2020. They are a family of five who love to explore and share their experiences with people like them. The passion behind their […]

Long Grove Vintage Holidays Featured on City Lifestyle Chicago

SW Lake Lifestyle article by Jody Grimaldi highlights all of the unique and fun Vintage Holiday experiences in historic downtown Long Grove for the 2020 holiday season. From our annual Merchant Open House to Horse-Drawn Sleigh Rides and a hand-built Selfie Station at the crossroads of town — all of the fun is outlined in […]

October Activities Calendar Featured on Daily Herald website

The Daily Herald featured the Historic Downtown Long Grove Business Association’s (HDLGBA) Halloween-themed events happening throughout the month. DIY Scarecrow Day, Witches Night Out, Trick-or-Treating and Pet Parade were among the events listed. All events follow state and local safety guidelines to prevent the spread of Covid-19. We hope you’ll join us sometime this month […]

Vintage Days and Live Music in Long Grove Featured on ABC 7 News

Read the article by ABC 7 Eyewitness News that shared information about our 5th Annual Vintage Days, Long Grove LIVE music on weekends and more with viewers. We appreciate the story that highlighted the efforts of the Historic Downtown Long Grove Business Association, amid the Covid-19 pandemic, to continue working to create safe outdoor activities […]

Long Grove Virtual Chocolate Fest on ABC 7 Eyewitness News

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, our beloved Chocolate Festival (that brings tens of thousands of visitors to the downtown in a weekend) had to be cancelled this year. Instead, the Historic Downtown Business Association brought a smaller, virtual version of the annual event into your homes. Thanks to ABC 7 for coverage of our first-ever […]


With its colorful, vintage buildings and structures casting an ideal backdrop, historic downtown Long Grove proudly presented another year of its famous Irish Days festival to kick off September!  All eyes were smiling over Labor Day weekend once again for the 3-day family-friendly celebration of Irish culture, music, merchants, food and of course, beer.  Visitors […]