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Rosie O’Hare’s Public House Foodie Friday

Recently, we’ve seen our community come together to support local businesses, namely our local restaurants. Tune in to our blog every Friday to see our Foodie Friday features. Where we give a shout-out to local eateries and delve into fan favorites, specialties, and more! #SupportLocalBusiness #ElginStrong Rosie O’Hare’s Public House www.rosieohares.com   Start the weekend…
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01.22.2021
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Winter Date Night

The winter season is in full swing! Now that the holidays are over and we find ourselves with time to spare, why not spend it with that special someone? Let us break down some of the best ways to spend a winter date night in the Elgin area.   Take an Outdoor Adventure Hit the…
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01.21.2021
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Explore Elgin’s Winter Amenities in 2021

When looking for something to do this winter, consider Elgin as a stop to enjoy wintertime activities. Elgin has been a top spot for outdoor adventures for years, and this winter won’t be any different. There are many activities perfect for friends and families to enjoy while remaining safe and enjoying the scenic winter weather….
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01.11.2021

Winners of the Explore Elgin Area Lights Contest!

On December 28th, we tallied up the 1,086 vote submissions that came in. And we announced the winners in each of the 4 categories. Scroll down to see the results! Displays will remain up until at January 1st at the earliest. We’ve updated our interactive map with special icons for our winner making it easy…
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12.29.2020

CRAFT Donuts + Coffee Foodie Friday

Recently, we’ve seen our community come together to support local businesses, namely our local restaurants. Tune in to our blog every Friday to see our Foodie Friday features. Where we give a shout-out to local eateries and delve into fan favorites, specialties, and more! #SupportLocalBusiness #ElginStrong CRAFT Donuts + Coffee www.craftdonutscoffee.com/location/west-dundee-bakery-and-cafe/    Start the weekend…
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12.17.2020

Holiday Displays 2020

This year we have seen the continuation of a beloved holiday tradition. Driving around the neighborhood, admiring the bright, shining displays. Some spots have even started collecting donations for various nonprofits in the area. Here you can find the details on some of the best displays in the Elgin Area.   Explore Elgin Area Lights…
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12.16.2020

Emmetts Brewing Co Foodie Friday

Recently, we’ve seen our community come together to support local businesses, namely our local restaurants. Tune in to our blog every Friday to see our Foodie Friday features. Where we give a shout-out to local eateries and delve into fan favorites, specialties, and more! #SupportLocalBusiness #ElginStrong Emmett’s Brewing Co. www.emmettsbrewingco.com Start the weekend off right…
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12.11.2020

Holiday Lights Scavenger Hunt

Make your drive to see the Explore Elgin Area Lights display more interesting. And participate in the Explore Elgin Area Lights scavenger hunt! We’ve taken unique pieces of 12 displays for you to hunt down while on your drive. All 12 of these displays are listed in our interactive map. Haven’t used an interactive map…
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12.11.2020

Copper Barrel Foodie Friday

Recently, we’ve seen our community come together to support local businesses, namely our local restaurants. Tune in to our blog every Friday to see our Foodie Friday features. Where we give a shout-out to local eateries and delve into fan favorites, specialties, and more! #SupportLocalBusiness #ElginStrong Copper Barrel on State www.barrelonstate.com   Start the weekend…
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12.04.2020

Experience Explore Elgin Area’s Lights

Explore Elgin Area is determined to end 2020 on a good note. And what better way to brighten up the end of the year other than actually brightening up our communities! Explore Elgin Area’s Lights is a holiday lights contest and we need to hear from you. What displays do you like best? Hop in…
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12.03.2020
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