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Elgin Public Museum

  1. Food Science Night

    September 11, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Elgin Public Museum

  2. Bison Feeding in Lords Park

    September 26, 7:00 AM - 8:30 AM @ Elgin Public Museum

Fire Events

  1. EFD Promotional and Swearing-in Ceremony

    September 17, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Heritage Ballroom

    The Elgin Fire Department would like to invite everybody to join us on Thursday, September 17th as we welcome a new firefighter to our family and celebrate the promotion of a veteran firefighter. Firefighter Chris Kennedy will be promoted to the rank of Lieutenant. Firefighter Kennedy is a 9 year veteran of the Elgin Fire Department, having served all 9 years as a paramedic; he has been a member of the training division for 3 years; Chris developed and instituted a quality assurance review procedure to improve our paramedic program; Chris also developed a “Cardiac Code Management” system that has more than doubled the departments success rate when working cardiac codes. Chris was awarded the Firefighter of the Year award in 2015 for his work in developing and coordinating the cardiac code management program and the advances he has been involved in through the EMS training division. The Elgin Fire Department will be adding a new member to its family as Kenneth Boyke will be swor

Hemmens Events

  1. Join us at the Harvest Market!

    September 17, 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM @ Corner of Kimball and Grove downtown Elgin.

  2. 7th Annual Elgin Short Film Festival!

    September 26, 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM @ The Hemmens Cultural Center

    Yes, we are bringing the glitz, glam and a bit of Hollywood to The Hemmens in downtown Elgin! See the best of the top pre-selected films submitted by independent filmmakers from any and everywhere. The top 5 short films will be shown at the festival on the big screen. You be the judge! The people's choice award is chosen by audience votes during intermission. The top 3 films will be selected by a panel of experienced celebrity judges. Prizes and trophies (same company that makes the Oscars makes our trophies). will be awarded in the second half of evening. It's a fun and exciting evening out, and make sure to come early for the pre-show entertainment including the highly anticipated red carpet arrival. So get your friends and family together and come down for this unique event! We'll provide popcorn, movie snacks and a bar (nominal fee for each), and all you need to do is sit back, relax and enjoy the show!

Police Events

  1. Coffee with a Cop

    September 14, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ First Christian Church of Elgin
    1125 Summit St
    Elgin, IL 60120-5570

    No agenda or speeches, just a chance to ask questions, voice concerns, and get to know the officers in your neighborhood!

  2. Chief's Monthly Community Meeting

    September 28, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM @ Elgin Police Department North Community Room

    Meet with Chief Jeff Swoboda and talk about community issues.

Public Meetings

  1. Elgin Heritage Design Review Subcommittee

    September 8, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ City Hall, Council Chambers

  2. Sustainabilty Commission

    September 8, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ The Centre

  3. Planning and Zoning Commission Meeting

    September 8, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ City Hall

  4. Liquor Commission Meeting

    September 9, 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM @ City Hall

  5. City Council Meeting

    September 9, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ City Hall

  6. Cultural Arts Commission Meeting

    September 14, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ City Hall

  7. Elgin Heritage Design Review Subcommittee

    September 22, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ City Hall, Council Chambers

  8. Strategic Plan Advisory Commission Meeting

    September 22, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ City Hall 2nd Floor Conference Room, South Tower

  9. City Council Meeting

    September 23, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ City Hall

  10. Image Advisory Commission

    September 28, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ City Hall

  11. Parks and Recreation Board Meeting

    September 29, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Eastside Recreation Center

Special Events & Elgin Art Showcase

  1. Harvest Market

    September 10, 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM @ 200 N Grove Avenue

    The market meets every Thursday, June 4 – October 1, 9am – 2pm. In its sixteenth year the market offers and encourages locally grown and sustainably produced food from area businesses who offer fresh, quality vegetables, fruits, bread, meat, olives, spices, and knife sharpening services.

  2. Beer & Barbeque at Bowes

    September 12, 4:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Bowes Country Club

  3. Harvest Market

    September 17, 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM @ 200 N Grove Avenue

    The market meets every Thursday, June 4 – October 1, 9am – 2pm. In its sixteenth year the market offers and encourages locally grown and sustainably produced food from area businesses who offer fresh, quality vegetables, fruits, bread, meat, olives, spices, and knife sharpening services.

  4. Harvest Market

    September 24, 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM @ 200 N Grove Avenue

    The market meets every Thursday, June 4 – October 1, 9am – 2pm. In its sixteenth year the market offers and encourages locally grown and sustainably produced food from area businesses who offer fresh, quality vegetables, fruits, bread, meat, olives, spices, and knife sharpening services.

  5. 28th Annual Cemetery Walk

    September 27, 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM @ Bluff City Cemetery