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Winter Bonfire

a large bonfire

Date & Time:

Sat, Dec 11 • 4 pm - 8 pm


Camp Dan Beard
200 Portwine Rd
Northbrook, IL 60062 (view web map)


Celebrate the start of the winter season with a giant bonfire under the night sky. Enjoy storytelling, outdoor games and star gazing (weather permitting). Food will be available for purchase onsite. Timed entry tickets are required to attend.

All event attendees will park at Potawatomi Woods (E Dundee Rd, east of N Milwaukee Ave, Cook County, IL 60062) and will take a shuttle to and from the event. Masks must be worn on the shuttle by everyone age 2 and up. Shuttles will be limited to 8 passengers at a time.

When registering, you will select an entry time—please arrive at Potawatomi Woods by the start time listed on your ticket.

The bonfire will start at 4:45 pm and the last entry time for the event is 7 pm. You may stay at the event for as long as you like until it ends at 8 pm.

All visitors over 2 years of age must wear a mask indoors at all times. Unvaccinated visitors should also wear a mask outdoors when physical distancing (six feet from other people) is not possible.


  • 708-771-1573
  • experience.camping@cookcountyil.gov