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Elgin Public Museum

  1. The Spectacular Senses!

    July 1, 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM @ Elgin Public Museum

    Go on a scavenger hunt in Lords Park and use your senses to discover nature.

  2. Lanterns of Ramadan

    July 10, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Elgin Public Museum

    Join us for this family event to learn about this tradition of celebration.

  3. Adventures in the Zoo: Camouflage

    July 18, 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM @ Elgin Public Museum

    Explore how mammals, birds and reptiles hide themselves to survive inthe wild during this free program at Lords Park Zoo.

  4. Adventures in the Zoo: Moths vs. Butterflies

    July 25, 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM @ Elgin Public Museum

    Find out the differences between these winged insects. No registration required.

  5. Once in a Blue Moon

    July 30, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM @ Elgin Public Museum

    Learn about the moon's phases, behavior, origin and cultural significance.

Hemmens Events

  1. Private Event ~ Entire Building

    July 1, All Day

  2. Happy Independence Day! Box Office & Facility Closed

    July 4, All Day

  3. Join us at the Harvest Market!

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

  4. Next To Normal presented by the Elgin Summer Theatre

    July 17, 8:00 PM - 10:30 PM

    Join us for this unique production presented by the Elgin Summer Theatre. With seating on stage in the main stage theatre, you are up close and personal with the performers. You are immersed in this story that explores how one household copes with (or doesn’t) with crisis and mental illness. Don’t miss this deeply moving piece of theatre. Cash bar available. Strong language.

  5. Next To Normal presented by the Elgin Summer Theatre

    July 18, 8:00 PM - 10:30 PM

    Join us for this unique production presented by the Elgin Summer Theatre. With seating on stage in the main stage theatre, you are up close and personal with the performers. You are immersed in this story that explores how one household copes with (or doesn’t) with crisis and mental illness. Don’t miss this deeply moving piece of theatre. Cash bar available. Strong language.

  6. Next To Normal presented by the Elgin Summer Theatre

    July 19, 3:00 PM - 5:30 PM @ The Hemmens Cultural Center

    Join us for this unique production presented by the Elgin Summer Theatre. With seating on stage in the main stage theatre, you are up close and personal with the performers. You are immersed in this story that explores how one household copes with (or doesn’t) with crisis and mental illness. Don’t miss this deeply moving piece of theatre. Cash bar available. Strong Language.

  7. Next To Normal presented by the Elgin Summer Theatre

    July 24, 8:00 PM - 10:30 PM

    Join us for this unique production presented by the Elgin Summer Theatre. With seating on stage in the main stage theatre, you are up close and personal with the performers. You are immersed in this story that explores how one household copes with (or doesn’t) with crisis and mental illness. Don’t miss this deeply moving piece of theatre. Cash bar available. Strong Language.

  8. Next To Normal presented by the Elgin Summer Theatre

    July 25, 8:00 PM - 10:30 PM

    Join us for this unique production presented by the Elgin Summer Theatre. With seating on stage in the main stage theatre, you are up close and personal with the performers. You are immersed in this story that explores how one household copes with (or doesn’t) with crisis and mental illness. Don’t miss this deeply moving piece of theatre. Cash bar available. Strong Language.

  9. Next To Normal presented by the Elgin Summer Theatre

    July 26, 3:00 PM - 5:30 PM @ The Hemmens Cultural Center

    Join us for this unique production presented by the Elgin Summer Theatre. With seating on stage in the main stage theatre, you are up close and personal with the performers. You are immersed in this story that explores how one household copes with (or doesn’t) with crisis and mental illness. Don’t miss this deeply moving piece of theatre. Cash bar available. Strong Language.

  10. Box Office Closed

    July 27, All Day

  11. Join us at the Harvest Market!

    July 30, 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM @ Corner of Kimball and Grove downtown Elgin.

Police Events

  1. Neighborhood Watch Block Captain Meeting

    July 7, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ 151 Douglas Ave

    Block captains, along with neighbors, are encouraged to become actively involved in crime prevention efforts, as well as the important process of information exchange between neighbors and the police department.

  2. Chief's Monthly Community Meeting

    July 27, 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. Planning and Zoning Commission Meeting

    July 6, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ City Hall

  2. Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee

    July 7, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ The Centre

  3. Sustainabilty Commission

    July 7, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ City Hall

  4. Human Relations Commission

    July 7, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM @ City Hall

  5. Elgin Heritage Commission

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

  6. Liquor Commission Meeting

    July 8, 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM @ City Hall

  7. City Council Meeting

    July 8, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ City Hall

  8. Board of Health

    July 13, 7:00 PM @ City Hall, Community Development Conference Room

  9. Cultural Arts Commission Meeting

    July 13, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ City Hall

  10. Elgin Heritage Commission Design Review Subcommittee

    July 14, 6:00 PM @ City Hall, City Council Chambers

  11. Special Committee of the Whole Meeting

    July 18, 9:00 AM @ Hawthorne Hill Nature Center

  12. Chief's Monthly Community Meeting

    July 27, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM @ Elgin Law Enforcement Facility

  13. Image Advisory Commission

    July 27, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ City Hall

  14. Parks and Recreation Board Meeting

    July 28, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ The Centre

  15. Elgin Heritage Design Review Subcommittee

    July 30, 6:00 PM @ City Hall, Council Chambers

Special Events & Elgin Art Showcase

  1. Harvest Market

    June 4, 9:00 AM - October 1, 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. Live Web Chat with the Mayor

    July 1, 12:00 PM

  3. Walk with the Mayor

    July 1, 6:30 PM @ The Settlement Neighborhood Starting Point: Clara Howard Park

  4. 4th of July Parade

    July 4, 9:00 AM @ Parade starts at the corner of Douglas and Slade

    Parade proceeds down Douglas Ave. ending in front of City Hall

  5. Concert in the Park - The Diamond Trio Band

    July 7, 7:00 PM @ Wing Park Band Shell

    A Neil Diamond tribute band

  6. Hawthorne Hill Nature Center 10th Anniversary Celebration

    July 12, 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Hawthorne Hill Nature Center

    Guided Tours, Tree planting,, children's crafts, butterfly exhibit, complimentary refreshments

  7. Concert in the Park --Mason Rivers

    July 14, 7:00 PM @ Wing Park Band Shell

    A high energy country band

  8. Walk with the Mayor

    July 15, 6:30 PM @ Shadow Hill Neighborhood

    Join us for a ribbon cutting ceremony at 6:00 PM prior to the walk in Shadow Hill. The ceremony is at Copper Springs Park, 380 Copper Springs Lane.

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

    July 16, 7:00 PM @ Festival Park

    Bring a chair or blanket 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 enjoy train rides on the Elgin Express.

  10. Concert in the Park - Harmony "Barbershoppers"

    July 21, 7:00 PM @ Wing Park Band Shell

  11. Movie at Festival Park - Big Hero 6

    July 23, 7:00 PM @ Festival Park

    Bring a chair or blanket and enjoy the 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.

  12. Concert in the Park - Spoken Four

    July 28, 7:00 PM @ Wing Park Band Shell

    Concert features a variety of music from Adele to WHAM.

  13. Movie at Festival Park - Frozen

    July 30, 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.