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Elgin Public Museum

  1. Bison Feeding in Lords Park

    May 30, 7:00 AM - 8:30 AM @ Meet at the Lords Park Museum and continue on to Lords Park

    Space is limited so register early!

Hemmens Events

  1. Private Event ~ Stage

    May 27, 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM

  2. Private Event ~ Stage

    May 28, 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM

  3. Private Event ~ Entire Building

    May 29, 4:00 PM - 10:00 PM

  4. Streamwood Park District Dance Recital

    May 30, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ The Hemmens Cultural Center

Police Events

  1. Cop on Top

    May 29, 5:30 AM - 2:00 PM @ Dunkin Donuts
    95 Clock Tower Plaza
    Elgin, IL 60120-5570

    Who doesn't like donuts? On FRIDAY, come get yours between 5:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. and support Special Olympics .. it's our annual Cop on Top event. Help us get off the roof and when you donate - you'll get a coupon for a free donut, too!

Preservation Month

  1. The History of the Elgin National Watch Company

    May 28, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ Gail Borden Public Library, Meadows Comm. Rooms A-B-C

    Jerry Turnquist of the Elgin Historical Society will use numerous photos to illustrate the story of the Elgin National Watch Company that was founded during the Civil War and went on to produce over 60 million “Elgin” watches before closing in the 1960s.

  2. Newsome Park Interpretive Sign Dedication

    May 29, 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM @ Meet at Newsome Park, corner of Dundee Ave. and Kimball Street

    Mayor David Kaptain will dedicate six new historical interpretive signs in Elgin's Newsome Park. Newsome Park was the site of the first African American church, “Second Baptist Church” 1876 - 1961. The Summit-Hill Neighborhood in partnership with the Elgin History Museum and generous sponsors researched and designed signage showcasing Elgin's African American leadership.

  3. 10th Annual Fireside Chat about Elgin’s Past

    May 31, 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM @ Gail Borden Public Library, 2nd Floor, River Room

    Come share your memories or just to listen during an informal discussion about various aspects of Elgin’s past led by Elgin historians E.C. “Mike” Alft and Jerry Turnquist. Attendees are encouraged to bring memorabilia to share with the audience. Sponsored by the Gail Borden Library.

Public Meetings

  1. City Council Meeting

    May 27, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ City Council Chambers City Hall

Special Events & Elgin Art Showcase

  1. Bike. Walk. Move: Bikes and Bites

    May 30, 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM @

    Bicycle enthusiasts and foodies unite for cycling activities, crafts, food trucks and a farmers market on the Riverside Drive Promenade (Fox River Trail) from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm. For more information, go to

  2. Stravinsky's "A Soldier's Tale"

    May 30, 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM @ Elgin Art Showcase, 8th Floor

    For more information visit