To offer Elgin residents more free fun this summer, the City of Elgin Special Events Office presents “Movies in the Park”, a new weekly series of family friendly films. During the months of July and August, families can enjoy a movie under the stars in the beautiful setting of Festival Park, each Thursday evening. The series begins July 1 and runs through August 26.
Each Movie in the Park will begin at 7:00 p.m. with special activities corresponding to the movie theme of the evening. Local not-for-profit agencies will be providing games, and other fun activities for children and parents to enjoy prior to sundown, when the film showing will begin. For families who don’t want to pack a picnic dinner, food will be available to purchase.Festival Park 132 S. Grove, Downtown Elgin
Time: 700p.m. Movies begin at dusk (event will be canceled for inclement weather)
Date Movie / ThemeJuly 1 Madagascar
Get ready for some animal adventure.
July 8 Scooby - Doo Halloween Theme – dress in your Halloween costume & come trick or treat in July.
July 15 Michael Jackson – this is it!
Come Flash back to the 80’s with us.
July 22 Star Wars the Clone Wars Star Wars night, dress up as your favorite Star Wars character & don’t forget your light saber.
July 29 Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs
Taste of Elgin night, come taste some Elgin’s best restaurants.
August 5 Harry Potter & The Sorcerer’s Stone Dress as your favorite Harry Potter character and join us for a magical evening.
August 12 Hair Spray (2007)
Sock Hop Night, get ready to dance.
August 19 Princess & the Frog Mardi Gras night.
August 26 Up
Be ready for a “Floating” Surprise.
Festival Park is located along the Fox River in downtown Elgin, directly north of the Grand Victoria Casino. Free parking is available at the Fulton Street Parking garage, directly across the street from the park. For more information, go to www.cityofelgin.org/events or call the City of Elgin at 847-931-5667.