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Special Events & Cultural Arts

Posted on: August 1, 2019

[ARCHIVED] August Special Events Newsletter

August 2019 Special events newsletter

Elgin Art & Soul on the Fox

The 11th annual Art & Soul on the Fox is a two-day fine art fair located on the Riverside Drive Promenade in downtown Elgin, showcasing over 60 fine artists and skilled artisans while also providing a venue for talented regional entertainment and children's activities. This year’s event is Saturday, August 3 and Sunday, August 4 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. read more >>

Elgin Hay Day

Elgin Hay Day, a free family-friendly event on Elgin's far west side, is back this year!  The event will get you ready for fall with hayrides, a petting zoo, potato sack races, a hay maze and other fun activities. Enjoy food from local vendors and live music. The event will be held on Saturday, August 24 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Shamrock Park, located at 856 Waterford Road in Elgin's Waterford neighborhood. read more >>

EFD Awards & Recognition Ceremony

The Elgin Fire Department's annual Awards & Recognition Ceremony will be held on August 16 at 6:00 p.m. at the Grand Ballroom of the Grand Victoria Casino. The ceremony will recognize several citizens and members of the fire department for significant accomplishments over the past year. Awards include Service Awards, Fire Chief’s Award, Veteran Award, Company Award, Unit Citation, Medal of Merit, Distinguished Service Award, and the “Phoenix” Award. read more >>

Elgin's National Night Out

Elgin's Citywide Block Party, National Night Out, is Tuesday, August 6 at 6:00 p.m. at Festival Park. Residents are invited to celebrate America's Night Out Against Crime with crime prevention, safety, and health resources from Elgin Police and Fire Departments and many community partners. There will also be several children's activities, like the Fire Safety Smoke House, inflatables, train and fire pole. In addition, there will be a K9 demo, and a movie in the park at dusk. read more >>

Summer Movies in the Park

Bring the family out to enjoy a movie under the stars at Elgin’s own Festival Park! Fun activities are planned for each night, themed to the featured movie and local not-for-profits will be selling popcorn and a variety of other treats! The movies are free to attend and begin at dusk. August movies include Wreck it Ralph 2: Ralph Breaks the Internet on August 1, Angels in the Outfield on August 6 and Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse on August 13. read more >>

Walk with the Mayor

Activate Elgin and the City of Elgin invite residents to walk your neighborhood with Mayor Kaptain as we all work together to make Elgin a healthier community. On Wednesday, August 7 starting at 6:30 p.m., Mayor Kaptain will be walking the Near West Neighborhood starting at the Elgin Housing Authority. On Wednesday, August 21, he will be walking the North East Neighborhood starting at Gail Borden Public Library. read more >>

With plenty other offerings coming up in Elgin, be sure to check out the full newsletter here.

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