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Sweet Pea Pet Parade Presented by Foxglove Cottage and The Music Room on Sunday, Aug. 27th

i Aug 27th No Comments by

Banana's on parade

Bring your furry children to the 17th annual Sweet Pea Pet Parade! The pet parade has been a part of downtown Palatine’s Street Fest activities since Street Fest began in 2000. Sponsored by Foxglove Cottage and The Music Room, the Sweet Pea Pet Parade is the perfect opportunity to show off your animal family members.

The parade begins at the Towne Square Gazebo at 11:30 on Sunday, August 27, the final day of Street Fest. Prizes will be awarded in the following categories: Best Dressed (Homemade), Best Dressed (Store Bought), Most Colorful Coat, Best Talker/Most Sociable, Most Laid Back/Relaxed, Longest Ears.

Registration is now OPEN! Click here and get your beloved pet involved in this fun, yearly event! 

Sidewalk Sales are Back in Downtown Palatine!

i May 31st No Comments by

DPBA_Final_1021.pngThe Downtown Palatine Business Association (DPBA) will again host its annual Sidewalk Sales on Thursday, June 4 through Saturday, June 6 from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. 

Take advantage of special sales and close-outs as the DPBA retailers make way for new inventory. Visit any (or all!) of the businesses listed below, and when you make a purchase, Tap House Grill will give you a discount coupon (limit one per customer per business – coupon will be distributed at store where purchase is made).

Participating DPBA members will include:

  • Chandelier Boutique-17 W. Wilson Street – 10% off entire store with refreshments and snacks.
  • Salon MMM-49 N. Bothwell Street – Goodie Bags to all adults, Salon Pens, Hair Braiding, Color Hair Extensions and a discount on products. 
  • Foxglove Cottage-19 N. Brockway Street – Everything outside of the store will be 75 percent off.  (no sale items inside) 
  • The Music Room-26 N. Brockway Street – Sales on sheet music and learn about exciting upcoming classes and workshops.
  • Anne’s Unique Boutique-16 S. Bothwell Street #D – 20-50% off selected items throughout the store.
  • Harrington Manor-16 S. Bothwell Street #B – 60% or more off outside items.
  • Cook, Cork and Fork-34 W. Palatine Road – 20% off selected items.
  • Arete Salon and Spa-9 N. Bothwell Street – 10% off all hair products (excluding tools and head bands), deep conditioning treatment with any service over $45, Thrmasoft treatment with a mani/pedi combo, book any facial and receive a free eyebrow waxing and lactic peel. 

To learn more about the Downtown Palatine Business Association and all of its members, visit their website at