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Lake Katherine
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Special Events



Saturday, February 3, 12pm to 4pm, $5 per person
Lake Katherine's much-loved annual festival includes hayrides, animals, children's crafts, face-painting and snowshoeing. Children two and under are free.

Spring Fishing Classic

Saturday, April 14, 7am to noon, $100 donation per competitor
Fish the entire shore at this one day catch and release fundraiser. Prizes for the biggest catches.  Includes lunch at noon.

Nature & Arts Festival
Saturday, April 28, 11am to 3pm
Lake Katherine & Palos Heights Public Library presents a festival celebrating nature and arts. Includes guest speakers and hands-on creative activities.

Chicago River Day

Saturday, May 12, 9am to noon
Join the Friends of the Chicago River in a clean-up day at Lake Katherine. Volunteers will help remove invasive species and pick up trash around the park.

Native Plant Sale
Saturday, May 12, 8am to 11am
Join us for a Native Plant Sale fundraiser. We will have a variety of native wildflowers and grasses for sale.

Break for the Lake
Sunday, May 20, 8am to 11am, $25, age 14 and under $15
Get the endorphins pumping with our annual 5K trail race
around Lake Katherine.

Family Fishing Day
Saturday, June 2, 8am to 3pm, $25 full day, $15 half day
A day of fishing and fun for the whole family at Lake Katherine.
Prizes for the biggest catches.

To see all of the 2018 events visit our Calendar of Events.


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