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Hemmens Events

  1. Elgin Literary Festival

    January 26, 5:00 PM - January 27, 4:00 PM @ Hemmens Cultural Center

    A celebration of the written word for readers and writers of all ages.

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  2. Elgin Symphony Orchestra's John Williams: A Tribute to Steven Spielberg

    January 27, 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM @ Hemmens Cultural Center

    John Williams: A Tribute to Steven Spielberg Saturday, January 27, 2018 at 7:30 pm Sunday, January 28, 2018 at 2:30 pm A program of John Williams’s film scores from Steven Spielberg movies conducted by ESO Music Director Andrew Grams. With music from E.T., Jaws, Close Encounters and more, this evening is sure to entertain. A cash bar will be available for this and every ESO concert. No atm on site, so please plan accordingly.

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Special Events & Elgin Art Showcase

  1. City Skate

    November 20, 9:00 AM, 2017 - March 4, 2018, 9:00 PM @ City Skate is an outdoor rink located on the Civic Center Plaza between Hemmens and City Hall.

    Please contact the Parks and Recreation Information Line DAILY for updated ice conditions at City Skate, 847-931-6140 or visit our website at

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  2. Bison Feeding in Lords Park

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

    Meet at the museum then walk to Lords Park. Space is limited, so register early.

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