July is called the Month the Giving in Long Grove, where local merchants across town partner with local charities to support good causes. The highlight of the month is the annual Sidewalk Sales event, organized by the Historic Downtown Long Grove Business Association, where businesses in the historic district come together for a long weekend dedicated to local retail and giving back. During the Sidewalk Sales, July 19th through 21st, several downtown participating merchants roll their merch out onto the sidewalks and feature discounts and specials on offerings in a festive, open air marketplace setting. Portions of the weekend proceeds/pop-up lemonade stands will be donated to the business’s local charity of choice. Additional attractions for the whole family during the weekend include: sidewalk street chalk designs by local artists, surprise pop up vendors, and the annual Cars & Cigars fundraiser outside Neumann’s Cigars & More store in conjunction with the Kildeer Police Department (on Sunday, July 21st from 12 pm – 4 pm).