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Category: Weekend Happenings

Egg Hunt Itinerary

Events are back! And we couldn’t be more excited to welcome you here for a fun and safe Egg Hunt event. Thanks to Big Timber Fest, you’re probably planning on visiting the Elgin area. If you’re new we wanted to show off some places to go during your visit! Scroll down to see our recommendations… Read more »

A Winter Weekend for Families

Tired of staying in? Enjoy a weekend getaway in the Elgin area this winter! This itinerary will cover activities to do each day and a number of restaurant options with descriptions of each location. Health and safety information is included throughout the itinerary and our resource center. Now let’s hit the road! What you’ll need… Read more »

Things to Do this February

There’s a lot going on this month in the Elgin area! Keep reading to see what’s happening in the Elgin area this month. The categories are Black History Month, Outdoor Events, Crafty Events, Arts and Entertainment and more! Black History Month Black Then, Black Now, Black in the Middle… Side Street Studio Arts Gallery Hours:… Read more »

What’s Happening this Halloween!

It’s that time of year! Leaves have changed, ghosts and ghouls are out, and frightening events have already taken the Elgin area by storm! In fact, Elgin has such a reputation for Halloween festivities, that Elgin placed 6th in SmartAsset’s study-based list of the best places to celebrate Halloween in 2020. And we couldn’t agree… Read more »

Pumpkin Farms Worth Checking Out This Fall

Hello Fall! The weather is just about perfect, which makes it absolutely ideal to enjoy fall activities with your family, including heading to the apple orchard or pumpkin patch.  We’ve assembled a list of some of our favorite farms and markets to find a pumpkin, snack on a caramel apple, or take pictures with the family! Enjoy Pioneer Farm 17N400… Read more »

Illinois Road Trip Round-Up | Best Taco Places

We’ve been “All In for Illinois” during the pandemic, but now that we’re in Phase 4, we’re ready to enjoy our state safely. Check-in every Tuesday for an Illinois Road Trip Round-Up on themed topics showcasing eighteen destinations across Illinois. This week, we’re touring some of the state’s best tacos! So pack up the family,… Read more »

Illinois Road Trip Round-Up | Best Family Fun Spots

We’ve been “All In for Illinois” during the pandemic, but now that we’re in Phase 4, we’re ready to enjoy our state safely. Check-in every Tuesday for an Illinois Road Trip Round-Up on themed topics showcasing eighteen destinations across Illinois. This week, we’re touring some of the state’s best family activities! So pack up the… Read more »

Planning Your Pet Trek Getaway!

Sometime you just need to getaway, we understand! Maybe your friends or family isn’t ready yet, maybe you’re ready to try a new kind of trip or vacation? Taking vacations with your favorite four-legged friend has become a new trend. Many people don’t know that the Elgin area has many dog friendly options for activities,… Read more »

Where to Find Live Entertainment this Summer

Restrictions may be in place but there are still plenty of opportunities to see live entertainment this year! Here we’ve outlined places that frequently host live entertainment in the Elgin area, as well as key information you’ll want to know before your visit.   Bandito Barney’s Beach Club 10 N River St, East Dundee Face… Read more »

Illinois Road Trip Round-Up | Best Local Breweries

We’ve been “All In for Illinois” during the pandemic, but now that we’re in Phase 4, we’re ready to enjoy our state safely. Check-in every Tuesday for an Illinois Road Trip Round-Up on themed topics showcasing eighteen destinations across Illinois. This week, we’re touring some of the state’s best local breweries! So pack up the… Read more »