Events

Parades

All community supporters and friends & family of Naperville Responds are invited to march! Parade details are generally announced one week prior to each respective Parade.

2024 West Suburban Irish St. Patrick's Day Parade / Thanks to all marchers that came out March 9, 2024. 

2024 Naperville Memorial Day Parade / May 27 / Downtown Naperville - March with Naperville Responds in the Memorial Day Parade. Meet in the Centennial Beach parking lot by 10AM – 500 W. Jackson Avenue. Naperville Responds is entry No. 18. Parade start is 10:30AM. There is no parking available at Centennial Beach or parade start.  

2024 Holiday Parade of Lights / November 29 / Downtown Naperville - Staging area at Centennial Beach parking lot

 

Strength and Honor Lunch

The annual “Strength and Honor” luncheon is held each April to honor and give thanks to Veterans and active military.

This year’s luncheon on Wednesday, April 17, 2024, featured guest speaker Dr. Ralph “Croker” Jones, U.S. Navy (Ret.). The luncheon celebrated our Veterans and military with a record attendance – over 300 Veterans and nearly 700 total attendees. The event is free of charge for Veterans and military.

The Naperville Salute – Independence Day Weekend

The Naperville Salute, a hometown-focused Fourth of July celebration, will return in 2024 to Rotary Hill near downtown Naperville. The Salute blends community, local entertainment, food and family fun. Proceeds from The Salute will benefit Naperville Responds. For more info, visit www.napervillesalute.com.

 

Oktoberfest at Peanuts

Peanuts Bar & Grill in downtown Naperville will holds its annual Oktoberfest to benefit Naperville Responds the first week of October. 

Cheers For Veterans Raffle, Cocktail Party & Fundraiser

The 2024 Cheers for Veterans fundraiser will return in November 2024.