Downtown Palatine’s annual Girls on the Town event is 10 days away!

The spring kick-off event of the year in downtown Palatine is only two weeks away! The annual Girls on the Town event will take place two days before Mother’s Day on Friday, May 6, providing the perfect opportunity to shop for mom, while also picking up a little something for yourself. This “local shop” initiative will run from 5-9pm and will feature 17 members of the Downtown Palatine Business Association (DPBA), as they open their doors to local residents to enjoy exciting raffles, wine tastings and appetizers in select locations, plus promotions, sales, demonstrations and more!

Passports are required for entry, which will be available for purchase at all participating locations on the night of the event for $10 each. In addition to the offers and giveaways from these local businesses, customers can also purchase raffle tickets to win one of two amazing gift baskets – filled with gift certificates from DPBA members and local businesses.

“We are excited to host an event that highlights the unique and diverse businesses in downtown Palatine,” said DPBA Vice President Larry Schroth. “Please join the DPBA for an event created to encourage residents to shop local and enjoy this evening with family and friends!”

This event is made possible by the following sponsors: Gold Sponsors: Sasha Ivanov, State Farm Agent and Loving Care Animal Hospital; Silver Sponsors: Bright Spot Public Relations LLC., Cook, Cork & Fork and Vicarious Multimedia; and copper sponsors: Tony Gambino, Allstate and Arbonne insurance agent with Mica Mahler. The DPBA appreciates their support of this long-running local event.

For more information on Girls on the Town, including a list of specials that will be offered during the event by participating businesses, visit

David H. Henry