Vendors

Each year the City of Elgin produces a number of events for the public. These event range in size and needs from smaller events such as a Movie in the Park to larger events such as the Fourth of July Celebration. Each event has different vendor needs and requirements; these events are broken down below. These are the only events that the City of Elgin permits vendors to participate. Please read carefully to determine if your business might be a good fit. Vendors are selected based on the event and space availability. The application for vending is below. 

Fourth of July Celebration

The Fourth of July Celebration takes place on July 4th of each year in the evening, following the annual Fourth of July Parade. The event takes place at Festival Park, 132 S. Grove Avenue, Elgin, IL, 60120 and draws approximately 12,000-15,000 people from all over the Fox Valley. The event is typically from 5:00pm-10:00pm and includes a large-scale concert, food and drink vendors and fireworks. This event only has capacity for food and drink vending; no retail vendors are permitted. 

End of Summer Bash

The End of Summer Bash returns for the third year on August 10, 2024.  The event takes place at Festival Park, 132 S. Grove Avenue, Elgin, IL, 60120 and draws approximately 6,000-8,000 people from all over the Fox Valley, but is mostly comprised of Elginites. The event is typically from 5:00pm-10:00pm and includes a large-scale concert, food and drink vendors, kids activities, local partners and a drone show. This event only has capacity for food and drink vending; no retail vendors are permitted.

La Fiesta de Elgin

La Fiesta de Elgin takes place on September 14, 2024 and celebrates Mexican Independence Day. The event takes place at Festival Park, 132 S. Grove Avenue, Elgin, IL, 60120 and draws approximately 12,000-15,000 people from all over the Fox Valley and beyond. The event is typically from 5:00pm-10:00pm and includes a large-scale concert, food and drink vendors and fireworks. This event only has capacity for food and drink vending; no retail vendors are permitted. 

Nightmare on Chicago Street

Nightmare on Chicago Street takes place on October 19, 2024 in downtown Elgin. The event draws approximately 18,000-20,000 people from all over the United States. The event is typically from 6:00pm-11:00pm and is an immersive experience that includes three large stages, roaming entertainment, exiting props, food and drink vendors and much more. To apply to be a vendor at Nightmare on Chicago Street, please visit the website at www.NightmareOnChicagoStreet.com. 

Contact the Special Events team at specialevents@cityofelgin.org or call 311 with any questions.