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Elgin Public Museum

  1. Bison Feeding in Lords Park

    May 27, 2017, 7:00 AM - 8:30 AM @ Elgin Public Museum

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Hemmens Events

  1. Private Event ~ Main Stage

    May 25, 2017, 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM @ Hemmens Cultural Center

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  2. Private Event ~ Entire Building

    May 26, 2017, 8:00 PM - 10:30 PM @ Hemmens Cultural Center

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  3. Private Event ~ Main Stage

    May 27, 2017, 9:30 AM - 1:00 PM @ Hemmens Cultural Center

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  4. Mar Ray Dance Studio ~ Rectial

    May 27, 2017, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Hemmens Cultural Center

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  5. Mar Ray Dance Studio ~ Rectial

    May 27, 2017, 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM @ Hemmens Cultural Center

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  6. Closed ~ Happy Memorial Day!

    May 29, 2017, 8:00 AM @ Hemmens Cultural Center

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  7. Private Event ~ Main Stage

    May 30, 2017, 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM @ Hemmens Cultural Center

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  8. Private Event ~ Main Stage

    May 31, 2017, 4:30 PM - 8:30 PM @ Hemmens Cultural Center

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  9. Private Event ~ Exhibition Hall

    May 31, 2017, 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM @ Hemmens Cultural Center

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Preservation Month

  1. History of Lords Park Zoo

    May 25, 2017, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Elgin History Museum

    Bear, bison, elk, and even a lion are part of Elgin’s oldest and largest park’s history. Lord’s Park, donated by George and Mary Lord, has a special place in the lives and memories of many Elgin citizens. Over the last 3 summers over 30,000 people have come to enjoy the amenities of the Zoo and make new memories. Join the Friends of the Lords Park Zoo as they share information about the Zoo’s beginnings, how it has changed, stories of how the animals came to reside there and the antics of both animal and human.

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  2. Bison Feeding in Lords Park, Friends of the Lords Park Zoo

    May 27, 2017, 7:00 AM - 8:30 AM @ Lords Park-Farm Animal Zoo Area

    Join us for an up close and personal look at the bison, deer and elk at the Lords Park Zoo. Meet at the Museum for a short introduction after which we head for the zoo to assist the zookeeper in feeding these magnificent creatures. Space is limited to 12 people, so please register early! Registration required. Sponsored by Friends of the Lords Park Zoo.

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  3. Memorial Day at Bluff City Cemetery

    May 29, 2017, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Bluff City Cemetery

    This year’s program will pay tribute to the 125th anniversary of the Elgin Patriotic Memorial Association. This ceremony will also include the Elgin Master Chorale and Elgin High School Band. Local students will continue the long held tradition of reading Lincoln's Gettysburg Address and General John Logan’s Orders which established Memorial Day.

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  4. American Doughboys in World War I

    May 30, 2017, 7:15 PM - 8:30 PM @ Gail Borden Public Library, Elgin Room

    American Doughboys in the First World War reviews America's participation in "the war to end all wars" as the Gail Borden Public Library takes listeners on a trip across the battlefields of Northern France to describe the events, people, and places of America's contribution to the defeat of the German Kaiser. Famous engagements such as Belleau Wood, Cantigny, St.-Mihiel, and Meuse-Argonne are reviewed with images of what the battlefields look like today. They end by relating the enormous changes that the conflict brought to warfare, society, and populations around the world. Please register.

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Public Meetings

  1. Parks and Recreation Board Meeting

    May 30, 2017, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ The Centre

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Special Events & Elgin Art Showcase

  1. 40th Annual Elgin Vally Fox Trot

    May 27, 2017, 7:30 AM - 12:00 PM @ A unique tour through Elgin’s downtown, historic neighborhoods and parks.

    10-mile, 10K, 5K and 2-mile courses To register go to www.cityofelgin.org/foxtrot.

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  2. Bike.Walk.Move: Bike the Drive

    May 28, 2017, All Day

    Don’t miss the best car-free ride on Chicago’s Lake Shore Drive. For more information and to register in advance, go to: http://bikethedrive.org.

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  3. All non-emergency City offices will be closed in observance of Memorial Day

    May 29, 2017, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM @ All non-emergency City offices

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  4. Memorial Day Event @ Mount Hope Cemetery

    May 29, 2017, 8:45 AM @ Mount Hope Cemetery

    There will be a Catholic Mass along with a combined color guard, rifle salute, and the playing of Taps. Special Note: "Should weather conditions be deemed unsuitable by city officials for outdoor programs an announcement will be made no later than 8:30 am on Memorial Day that the Elgin Veterans Memorial Park and Bluff City Cemetery programs will be held at their normal times at the Hemmens Cultural Center, 45 Symphony Way, Elgin. This information will be posted on and distributed by all possible media. Please note this possible change does not affect the Lakewood Memorial Park and Mount Hope programs.

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  5. Memorial Day Event @ Lakewood Memorial Park

    May 29, 2017, 9:15 AM @ Lakewood Memorial Park

    A service to honor those buried at Lakewood Memorial Park located at 30W730 US 20 will be held at the cemetery’s Garden of Honor and include a combined color guard. The observance will conclude with a rifle salute and the playing of Taps. Special Note: "Should weather conditions be deemed unsuitable by city officials for outdoor programs an announcement will be made no later than 8:30 am on Memorial Day that the Elgin Veterans Memorial Park and Bluff City Cemetery programs will be held at their normal times at the Hemmens Cultural Center, 45 Symphony Way, Elgin. This information will be posted on and distributed by all possible media. Please note this possible change does not affect the Lakewood Memorial Park and Mount Hope programs.

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  6. Memorial Day Event @ Elgin Veterans Memorial Park

    May 29, 2017, 9:45 AM @ Elgin Veterans Memorial Park

    Organized by the Elgin Navy Club and the Marine Corps League, this program is especially designed to pay tribute to veterans interred at sea. The program will also feature the Elgin Master Chorale, and conclude with the strewing of flowers into the Fox River, a rifle salute, and the playing of Taps. Special Note: "Should weather conditions be deemed unsuitable by city officials for outdoor programs an announcement will be made no later than 8:30 am on Memorial Day that the Elgin Veterans Memorial Park and Bluff City Cemetery programs will be held at their normal times at the Hemmens Cultural Center, 45 Symphony Way, Elgin. This information will be posted on and distributed by all possible media. Please note this possible change does not affect the Lakewood Memorial Park and Mount Hope programs.

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  7. Memorial Day Event @ Bluff City Cemetery

    May 29, 2017, 11:00 AM @ Bluff City Cemetery

    This year’s program will pay tribute to the 125th anniversary of the Elgin Patriotic Memorial Association. The most solemn moment of the morning will be the laying of organizational wreaths at the Grand Army of the Republic memorial – an observance akin to the laying of wreaths at the Tomb of the Unknowns in Washington D.C. Activities will include a roll call of deceased veterans, a rifle salute, and the playing of Taps. Special Note: "Should weather conditions be deemed unsuitable by city officials for outdoor programs an announcement will be made no later than 8:30 am on Memorial Day that the Elgin Veterans Memorial Park and Bluff City Cemetery programs will be held at their normal times at the Hemmens Cultural Center, 45 Symphony Way, Elgin. This information will be posted on and distributed by all possible media. Please note this possible change does not affect the Lakewood Memorial Park and Mount Hope programs.

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  8. Mayor's Neighborhood Walk

    May 31, 2017, 6:30 PM - 7:15 PM @ Summerhill Neighborhood Starting point: Elgin High School

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