Elgin is well known for our diverse variety of events year round via city sponsorships and partnerships with organizations in our community.  Posters and Information for our seasonal events can be found online via press releases, event sites and the calendar, social media outlets and also in the lighted Information Kiosks around Downtown Elgin.  Our Special Events Department works in partnership with the community for city run events, concerts, movies in the park and festivals.  Our staff also supports the use of Elgin Parks, Rental Facilities and Venues for community run events. There are numerous events run by organizations that are supported by our city staff to ensure value is provided to all whole visit Elgin and participate. There are a multitude of choices for individuals and families in any given week for something to do in Elgin.

Thinking of hosting an event? Our staff is committed to making the special event application process as efficient and smooth as possible via our Special Events Planning Guide. Our staff will work with you along the way, advising you on available resources and assisting you in any way possible to assure a successful event.

For any questions please contact the Special Events Department at (847) 531-7056.

Cultural Arts Events
View upcoming events at the Hemmens and Elgin Art Showcase at the Elgin Arts Central website!

Volunteer Opportunities

Help us to make Elgin a fun and exciting place to live and visit by helping out at one of the City’s Special Events! No big time commitment is necessary, learn more! 

Dates: Throughout the year on a casual basis

Contact: Interested in volunteering with any of the City’s Special Events? Please contact the special events office at (847) 214-5413 or via email at for more information.