Bagpipes & Bonfire
Bagpipes & Bonfire is Lake Forest Open Lands’ traditional autumn celebration of our community and its beautiful open spaces. It is also the primary fundraiser for Lake Forest Open Lands and the proceeds support our important conservation mission and work.
Our beautiful nature preserves have remained open to all these past few months and the support of the community is more important than ever to continue to maintain them. Therefore, we are committed to keep the LFOLA fire burning again this fall in the hearts of our community if not in person!
In response to our changing times, we are not able to host the traditional picnic on the Middlefork Farm field this year. To raise awareness of Lake Forest Open Lands and this event, we hope to keep our tradition strong and make this community spirit available to as many people as possible while engaging the community responsibly.
We plan to have pipers play Amazing Grace simultaneously at various locations throughout Lake Forest on Saturday evening at sunset creating a magical, mystical moment to bring our community together in a time when we need this camaraderie. We will notify community members as to the locations of the pipers so they can walk out the door of their homes to participate and enjoy the majesty of the moment. We hope you will bring this spirit home with you that evening and throughout the year as you create your own memories in Lake Forest Open Lands’ nature preserves.
Despite all in 2020, the pipers will march, the sun will set and the bonfire will be lit, albeit remotely. We hope you can join in!
Stay tuned for our
Bagpipes & Bonfire live auction!
We hope you will consider supporting and joining us this year on Saturday, September 19 at one of the patron levels detailed below: