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Elgin Public Museum

  1. Bat Hike

    August 7, 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM @ Elgin Public Museum

  2. Adventures in the Zoo: Skulls & All

    August 15, 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM @ Elgin Public Museum

  3. Geodes and Gems

    August 19, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM @ Elgin Public Museum

  4. Bison Feeding in Lords Park

    August 29, 7:00 AM - 8:30 AM @ Elgin Public Museum

Hemmens Events

  1. Box Office Closed

    August 17, All Day

Police Events

  1. National Night Out Citywide Block Party

    August 4, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Festival Park

    No block party in your neighborhood for National Night Out? No problem! Come to Festival Park for an evening of fun! There will be inflatables, a splash-pad, an antique fire truck, a train, the Safety Town display, EPD's BATT and tactical equipment, a K-9 demo at 6:45, food vendors, live music and the movie "Who Framed Roger Rabbit" at dusk. There will be crime prevention information and even some special guests! Booths will start clearing when the movie starts, but the party doesn't end until the movie's over.

  2. Coffee with a Cop

    August 21, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM @ Starbucks inside of Target

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

  3. Chief's Monthly Community Meeting

    August 24, 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. Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee

    August 4, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ The Centre

  2. Human Relations Commission

    August 4, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM @ City Hall

  3. Elgin Heritage Commission

    August 4, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ City Hall

  4. Cultural Arts Commission Meeting

    August 10, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ City Hall

  5. Elgin Heritage Design Review Subcommittee

    August 11, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ City Hall, Council Chambers

  6. Liquor Commission Meeting

    August 12, 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM @ City Hall

  7. City Council Meeting

    August 12, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ City Hall

  8. Sustainabilty Commission

    August 18, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ City Hall

  9. Chief's Monthly Community Meeting

    August 24, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM @ Elgin Law Enforcement Facility

  10. Image Advisory Commission

    August 24, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ City Hall

  11. Parks and Recreation Board Meeting

    August 25, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Eastside Recreation Center

  12. Strategic Plan Advisory Commission Meeting

    August 25, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ City Hall 2nd Floor Conference Room, South Tower

  13. City Council Meeting

    August 26, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ City Hall

Special Events & Elgin Art Showcase

  1. Movie at Festival Park - Who Framed Roger Rabbit?

    August 4, 7:00 PM @ Festival Park

    Bring your blanket or chair and come out and enjoy a family movie. Before the movie kids can enjoy activities based on the movie theme, refreshments sold by local not-for-profits and take a train ride on the Elgin Express.

  2. Walk with the Mayor

    August 5, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM @ Gifford Park Neighborhood

    Starting point: Gifford Park

  3. Harvest Market

    August 6, 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. Jazzin' on the 8th

    August 8, 8:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Elgin Art Showcase, 8th Floor

    The Elgin Cultural Arts Commission presents Jazzin’ on the 8th, a night of swing, jazz, and dancing.

  5. Movie at Festival Park - Monsters University

    August 11, 7:00 PM @ Festival Park

    Bring your blanket or chair and come out and enjoy a family movie. Before the movie kids can enjoy activities based on the movie theme, refreshments sold by local not-for-profits and take a train ride on the Elgin Express.

  6. Harvest Market

    August 13, 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.

  7. Movie at Festival Park - Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory

    August 13, 7:00 PM @ Festival Park

    Come watch a movie under the stars with your friends and family. Kids can enjoy activities based on the movie theme prior to the movie showing. Don't forget your blanket and bug spray!

  8. Walk with the Mayor

    August 19, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM @ Near West Neighborhood

    St. Edwards High School

  9. Harvest Market

    August 20, 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.

  10. Harvest Market

    August 27, 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.

  11. Elgin 4th Annual International Festival

    August 29, 11:00 AM - 7:00 PM @ On the Riverside Drive Promenade