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Posted on: April 24, 2014

[ARCHIVED] Summer 2014 Special Events Announced

4th of July ParadeDate: July 4th Time: 9:00am
Location: Downtown Elgin/Northeast NeighborhoodFee: Free
Description: The 4th of July Parade, co-sponsored by the Downtown Neighborhood Association, is an annual tradition that 15,000 participants and spectators enjoy. Last year the parade consisted of over 85 units, 24 floats, 138 parade vehicles and 2,500 walkers! For more information please visit A href="" target="blank">

4th of July FireworksDate: July 4th
Time: 9:00pm Location: Festival Park
Fee: Please see Grand Victoria Casino’s websiteDescription:

Art and Soul on the FoxDate: August 2nd and 3rd
Time: Sat. 11am – 6pm/Sun. 11am – 5pmLocation: Downtown Elgin/DuPage Court
Fee: FreeDescription: Fox Valley’s largest gathering of artists, artisans, music and theatre. With over 90 booths depicting canvas, sculpture, photography, jewelry, ceramics, and fiber art you are sure to want to come home with something!

International Event
Date: August 23rd Time: 11:00am – 7:00pm
(Grand Victoria Concert at Festival Park afterwards with a gate charge)Location: Riverside Drive
Fee: Free Description: Elgin is made up of many cultures and nationalities so why not celebrate them all! The City of Elgin along with community leaders, is hosting an event in its third year that showcases our diversity from all around the world through food, entertainment, and activities.

Nightmare on Chicago Street
Date: October 25th Time: 6pm – 11pm
Location: Chicago Street from Villa to DouglasFee: $10
Description: SAVE THE DATE – for more information visit

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