Nightmare on Chicago Street returns on October 19, from 6-11 p.m. Survivors eat, drink and dance while bands play at multiple stages, and citizens with possible infection are treated. Some have managed to create art out of the madness, and display it alongside merchants in our well-lit bazaar. Every year, there is a twisted offering from steampunk time travelers, to warped circus performers, to the end of the world battle dome. Tickets are on sale now.
Art Harvest: Join the Elgin Cultural Arts Commission for the fourth annual Art Harvest to be held in downtown Elgin on Saturday, October 26, from 1-4 p.m. This event has several family-friendly arts and crafts and activities that take place in “Art Central” a.k.a. DuPage Court. Two new murals and three art-wrapped utility boxes will be part of this year’s Art Treasure Hunt at the event. Costumes are encouraged as many downtown businesses will be open for trick-or-treating.
Ring Around Elgin is a FREE event to help you find the perfect location for a wedding reception, rehearsal dinner, shower or other special event. This is a self-guided tour and check in starts at 4:00 p.m. at Imago Events. Make sure to follow the ticketing link for FREE tickets as all pre-registered guests will be eligible for a chance to win prizes. City of Elgin venues are part of the tour - Lords Park Pavilion and the Heritage Ballroom within the Edward Schock Centre of Elgin.
Elgin Fire Department Open House: Bring out the family to the Elgin Fire Department’s annual Open House, set for Saturday, October 12 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Fire Station 2, located at 650 Big Timber Road. The event features family-friendly activities including Antique Fire Engine rides, refreshments, games, live demonstrations, educational materials, vendors and more throughout the day. Learn more here.
Halloween Happening: Join us for a hauntingly fun afternoon at this FREE, family-friendly event. This event is for children ages 3-12 years old. Enjoy games, pumpkin decorating, goodie bags and trick-or-treating. Costumes are encouraged, but keep them age appropriate and G-rated. Learn more here.
Day of the Dead Celebration: Celebrate the Day of the Dead (Dia De Los Muertos) with vendors, fun activities and so much more at the Elgin Public Museum. This free, family-friendly event is set for Sunday, October 27 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Offerings honoring the dead will be on display. “Dia De Los Muertos” is a holiday observed throughout the world and is a time of remembrance and rejoicing, when families get together to remember loved ones and saints who have gone. Learn more here.