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  • Where can people be dropped off and picked up?
    For drop-off and pick-up, enter with all other vehicles at the Route 83 entrance, then proceed to the designated drop-off/pickup area near the entrance to the Fitness Center. Police will not allow vehicles to park or linger in this area; so, make sure your party is waiting for you before you enter the area.
  • Are dogs allowed at Buffalo Grove Days?
    The Village municipal code 6.12.130 prohibits "any dog, even though on a leash, to be in or on any public property during festivals , or special events." The only exception is for trained and registered service animals.
  • Is smoking allowed at Buffalo Grove Days?
    Buffalo Grove Park District ordinance 1.23 prohibits smoking or vaping on Park District property, which means the entire fest is a nonsmoking environment. Thank you for your cooperation.
  • Will there be a parade?
    Yes. The Buffalo Grove Days Parade is set to return Sunday, September 3 at 11 am This year's route will head south on Buffalo Grove Road (from LaSalle), west on Deerfield Parkway, ending at Mike Rylko Community Park where the rest of the BG Days activities are held. For more details on how your business or organization can join the celebration and participate, visit the activities page.
  • Will events like the Barbeque Challenge and Car Show be back?
    Yes! For details on all of the fun happenings, see the activities page of this website.
  • Will there be fireworks?
    Unfortunately, no. Due to the proximity of homes to the festival grounds, it is not safe to conduct a fireworks show at Mike Rylko Community Park. If the fireworks returned to the Buffalo Grove Golf Course, where they’ve been held in past years, the show would not be visible from the festival grounds. It would also overburden the police and fire resources by having to support crowd management at both locations. The Village of Buffalo Grove continues to host Fourth of July fireworks at Willow Stream Park.

Festival Map


Get to know your way around the fest!

Mike Rylko Community Park

951 McHenry Road

Buffalo Grove

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