+
Elgin Area will continue to monitor and provide updates related to COVID-19 across our social channels and our website. Learn More

Visit Elgin, Illinois

Discover things to do on an Elgin, Illinois, getaway

What's Happening

Explore all that Elgin has to offer

Search

Categories:

May 15

Follow the Yellow Brick Road Scavenger Hunt

Sunday, May 15, 2022 to Aug 29

Follow the Yellow Brick Road to explore local businesses. Find secret words at 10 participating businesses and get a cute Wizard of Oz backpack. Turn in all of the secret words and get a great water bottle and bag, and be entered to win the Grand Prize Wizard of Oz…

Jun 27

SUMMER CAMP – NINJA TRIX & YOUTHMAX LEADERSHIP PROGRAM – Week 4: June 27th/29th/ Jul 1st – CAMP THEME: Mad Scientist / YouthMAX Lesson 2 Learning to Fail Forward to Success Part 2

Monday, June 27, 2022 to Jul 1

👋Hey Northern Kane County Parents!👋Are you looking for a Youth Leadership Program at Summer Camp for your child that will keep them safe, where they will have FUN, and learn Leadership Life Skills from a Certified Youth Guide? The time to enroll your kids is NOW!!!Why?🙋‍♀️Great question!By Signing Up NOW,…

Jun 29

Mammals and More

Wednesday, June 29, 2022

🦥 Flying Fox Conservation Fund will be bringing some amazing animals including mammals, reptiles, amphibians, birds, insects and even a SLOTH! Tickets available from the library beginning June 15th. 🐾More Info Here: https://ellajohnsonlibrary.evanced.info/signup/EventDetails?EventId=4652&backTo=Calendar&startDate=2022/06/01

Jul 1

Bilingual Family Friday: Art Explorations / Viernes Familiar Bilingüe: Exploraciones de Arte

Friday, July 1, 2022

2 - 3 pmPlease register: http://attend.gailborden.info/event/6303537Families. Enjoy summer-inspired art projects for the whole family!¡Proyectos de arte inspirados por el verano para toda la familia!Please register: http://attend.gailborden.info/event/6303537

Jul 1

Bartlett 4th of July

Friday, July 1, 2022 to Jul 4

The Bartlett 4th of July Committee prides itself in providing quality entertainment that appeals to a wide range of guests. All entertainment is free to enjoy; all we ask is that you support the festival by visiting our food vendors, carnival, and beer tent. These profits support bringing back great…

Jul 1

Flying Buffalos LIVE at Old Republic

Friday, July 1, 2022

Summer is HERE.Join Old Republic Thursday - Sunday all summer for live music on our outdoor stage!Friday, July 1st @ 8pmFLYING BUFFALOS live on stage// NO COVER SHOW //Seating first come first serveABOUT THE FLYING BUFFALOS:The formation of the band is the quintessential Nashville story: five musicians, drawn like moths…

Jul 1

Royal Hue

Friday, July 1, 2022

We're a local cover band, we perform at local bars, restaurants and parties! Please reach out with any questions you might have!

Jul 1

PAWS on the Porch – July 1: What is a Frog?

Friday, July 1, 2022

PAWS on the Porch Lineup (Storytime and activity for pre-k to 2nd gr. Set 11-12:30 on these Fridays: June 17: What is a Dinosaur?June 24: What is a Hedgehog?July 1: What is a Frog?July 8: What is a Marsupial?July 22: What is a Sloth?July 29: What is an Owl?August 5:…

Jul 1

Downtown Elgin Farmers Market

Friday, July 1, 2022

Art at the Market - First Friday (3:00 PM-8:00 PM) This Farmers Market occurs on a 'First Friday.' On the first Friday of each month (June 3rd, July 1st, August 5th) the Market be open an extra hour (3:00 PM-8:00 PM) with rotating food trucks, more live musical acts, fresh…

Jul 1

Bartlett 4th of July Special Needs Carnival

Friday, July 1, 2022

The special needs carnival is a private event for adults and children with physical/mental disabilities. The goal is to provide a wonderful fest experience with limited crowds and decreased noise disturbances to allow everyone an opportunity to enjoy the Bartlett 4th of July fest. You must register for this event…

Jul 1

Totally Tiki: A Tidal Wave of Tiki Art and Culture | Opening Reception

Friday, July 1, 2022

From the creators who brought you “Cartoon Cavalcade”, “Strange Imaginations”, “Robots, Rockets and Space Vixens”, “Cheesecake Anyone?”, and “Fez Fest” comes:Totally Tiki | A Tidal Wave of Tiki Art and Culture The Summer 2022 Oddball Art Labs open-call art show celebrates the faux-Polynesian mid-century art movement with a “Tidal Wave…

Jul 1

Side Street Sip & Shop

Friday, July 1, 2022

Join us every Friday at the Elgin Farmers Market for Sip & Shop! Partnering with Elgin Beverage Company, we offer local craft beers, hard seltzers, wine, soda and water to quench your summertime thirst while you shop at the Downtown Elgin Farmers Market in historic downtown Elgin. AND, this year…

Jul 2

Independence Day Weekend at the Fox River Trolley Museum

Saturday, July 2, 2022 to Jul 4

Celebrate the 4th of July the best way possible with a trolley ride along the Fox River. All Paid Admissions receive a personal US Flag all weekend while supplies lastA live reading of the Declaration of Independence on Monday, July 4 at 1:30 PM at the Museum CampusMuseum Calendar Picture…

Jul 2

Carpentersville Independence Day Parade

Saturday, July 2, 2022

Village of Carpentersville Independence Day Parade!➣ Saturday, July 2, 2022 at 10am➣ Starts at Village Hall and ends at Carpenter Park⭐️ Want to be in the parade? Download Application at: https://bit.ly/3ljAq9o

Jul 2

Buti With Tyra! Every other Saturday!

Saturday, July 2, 2022

The Light Lounge at Vern’s
77 S Riverside Dr
Elgin

BUTI is a yoga format that focuses on music and dance to help the body release and tone those abs! The use of primal movement, dynamic poses and HIIT style cardio bursts will allow you to shake away all your layers, negative energy and TRANSFORM.“Buti” means ‘a cure kept secret/hidden’We…

Jul 2

Touch A Tractor Event

Saturday, July 2, 2022

Join us July 2nd 10-5 for our first annual touch a tractor event!It will take place @ Pasek Farms General Store (intersection of Plank rd and RT 20 ) in Elgin.Also joining us at our event is Felten Farms with their local honey, La Cosecha will be serving up their…

Jul 2

Block Party

Saturday, July 2, 2022

Bring your little builder for some hands-on fun with different types of blocks. Ages 1-5. Saturdays, July 2 and August 6 2 to 2:45 pm

Jul 2

Uncaged in the Zoo – July 2: Deb the Frog Lady

Saturday, July 2, 2022

Experience close-up encounters with LIVE ANIMALS! Elgin Public Museum of Natural History and Anthropology is happy to announce our summer 2022 schedule of programs sponsored by Friends of Lords Park Zoo! All programs take place inside of Tefft's Farm in Lord's Park Zoo and are FREE! "Uncaged in the Zoo"…

Jul 2

Wait, What? at Bandito Barney’s (Full Band!)

Saturday, July 2, 2022

The 90's are back at Bandito Barneys Beach Club! The boys in Wait, What? are performing as a full band trio featuring former members of the 90's Turtles performing all your favorite 90's hits from 8-11pm!

Jul 2

Sleepy Hollow Fire Work Show

Saturday, July 2, 2022

Sabatino Park in Sleepy Hollow
1 Thorobred Lane
Sleepy Hollow IL

Arrive after 7pm and setup you chairs and blankets and make a night of it in the Hollow for Fireworks, there is no better place. Suggested donation for the Fireworks is $20. You can now prepay for parking online, bring a copy of your email receipt and a photo ID…

Jul 2

Happy Birthday America Antique Car Show

Saturday, July 2, 2022

⭐️ Carpenter Park, Carpentersville, IL⭐️ Saturday July 2nd, 2022⭐️ Registration 9-11am; Awards at 3pm⭐️ Dash Plaques for First 100 Cars⭐️ 1st 2nd, and 3rd Place Trophies⭐️ All Proceeds will benefit VFW Post 2298⭐️ $20.00 Registration, DJ and 50/50⭐️ More info, call 847-800-5124

Jul 2

Wednesday’s Child

Saturday, July 2, 2022

Hard Rock Cover Band

Jul 2

Smokin’ Gunz LIVE at Old Republic

Saturday, July 2, 2022

Summer is HERE.Join Old Republic Thursday - Sunday all summer for live music on our outdoor stage!Saturday, July 2nd @ 8pmSMOKIN' GUNZ live on stage// NO COVER SHOW //Seating first come first serveABOUT THE SMOKIN' GUNZ:Established in the summer of 1997, in Schaumburg, Illinois a western suburb of Chicago, Smokin…

Jul 2

Jacquelyn Vale Live at Aliano’s

Saturday, July 2, 2022

Celebrate 4th of July weekend at Aliano's! Get ready for songstress Jacquelyn Vale to take you on a musical journey with an eclectic blend of Jazz, Soul, Rock ‘n Roll, and Country classics from the past and present, featuring songs from legends like Ella Fitztgerald, Adele, Amy Winehouse, Patsy Cline,…

Jul 3

Take N Bake Boils, Oysters, and Lobster Rolls At Plank Road Tap Room

Sunday, July 3, 2022

JULY 3RD 1-4PM🦀TAKE-N-BAKE BOILS/🦪OYSTERS /🦞LOBSTER ROLLSPLANK ROAD TAP ROOM39W149 Plank Rd, Elgin, ILThe Argonaut Co. will be shucking Oysters and made to order Lobster Rolls & Shrimp Rolls! All of our items pair well with cold brews from our friends at PLANK ROAD TAP ROOM in ELGIN, ILCan’t stay? No…

Jul 3

James & Friends LIVE at Old Republic

Sunday, July 3, 2022

Summer is HERE.Join Old Republic Thursday - Sunday all summer for live music on our outdoor stage!Sunday, July 3rd @ 12pmJAMES & FRIENDS live on stage// NO COVER SHOW //Seating first come first serveABOUT JAMES & FRIENDS:In 2014 after a brief stint in a country band, James founded Acoustic Alibi…

Jul 4

SUMMER CAMP – NINJA TRIX & YOUTHMAX LEADERSHIP PROGRAM – Week 5: July 6th/8th – CAMP THEME: Party in the USA / YouthMAX Lesson 3 Self Image Part 1

Monday, July 4, 2022 to Jul 8

👋Hey Northern Kane County Parents!👋Are you looking for a Youth Leadership Program at Summer Camp for your child that will keep them safe, where they will have FUN, and learn Leadership Life Skills from a Certified Youth Guide? The time to enroll your kids is NOW!!!Why?🙋‍♀️Great question!By Signing Up NOW,…

Jul 4

City of Elgin Fourth Of July Celebration

Monday, July 4, 2022

The City of Elgin is excited to celebrate the Fourth of July with a parade, concert and fireworks, all occurring on Monday, July 4th, 2022. This year's theme is "There is No Place Like Home" in conjunction with the Gail Borden Public Library's summer reading program. The parade will kick…

Jul 4

4th of July Patriotic Concert

Monday, July 4, 2022

Please join us at the James T. Gifford Park gazebo for a FREE outdoor concert on Monday, July 4, at 4:00 PM!Our ESO Brass Quintet will perform American and Patriotic songs to celebrate the Fourth of July.Following the concert, head to Festival Park for the City of Elgin’s annual celebration…

Jul 4

South Elgin’s 4th Of July Celebration

Monday, July 4, 2022

The Village of South Elgin welcomes you to celebrate the 4th of July at Panton Mill Park. Village President Steve Ward will emcee a morning filled with patriotic spirit, festive joy and local entertainment.Beginning at 10:15am:• Presentation of Colors by Fox Valley Young Marines• Pledge of Allegiance• National Anthem performed…

Jul 4

Walk with Elgin Pride @ Elgin’s 4th of July Parade!

Monday, July 4, 2022

Let's show our pride this 4th of July! The parade steps off Monday, July 4th at 9AM. Everyone must check-in prior to 8AM. We will meet at the Brook Entry Gate @ 320 Brook Street, Elgin, IL 60120We'll have time to hang out before the parade officially starts. We'll have…

Jul 4

Four on the Fourth

Monday, July 4, 2022

$4 on the Fourth | Dolphin Cove/Sleepy Hollow | Monday, July 4Celebrate the Fourth of July at the pool with $4 admission for all visitors on Monday, July 4. Bring the family for a fun-filled holiday spent swimming. We hope to see you then, and have a happy and safe…

Jul 5

Drive-In Movie: Jake and the Neverland Pirates

Tuesday, July 5, 2022

Make your own pirate ship out of a cardboard box and watch an episode of Jake and the Neverland Pirates. Ages 3-6 with caregiver.

Jul 5

Yappy Hour

Tuesday, July 5, 2022

Join us for an EXTENDED TIME at our Dog Friendly PatioExtended Yappy Hour Every Tuesday in July 2-7 PM featuring:Live Music!Dog Treats and Giveaways$4 Pacifico Pints(From 2pm-5pm)$2 PBR, Busch Light & Hamm's Tall Boys$3.50 Miller, Budweiser & Coors Bottles$8 House Flights$5.55 Little Brave Burgers, Chicken Little Sandwiches & Carnitas Street…

Jul 5

Bingo Night

Tuesday, July 5, 2022

Every Tuesday 6 PM - 8 PM Games, fun, prizes!

Jul 5

A Coffee Break with Chief Hoey

Tuesday, July 5, 2022

Carpentersville Police Chief Patrick Hoey invites you to attend"A Coffee Break with Chief Hoey"Located at: Starbucks78 S Kennedy Drive. Carpentersville, ILChief Hoey is excited to get to know the people of the community he serves. He is interested in hearing what is going on within the Carpentersville Community. This event…

Jul 5

Wizard of Oz: TOTO Look-Alike Contest – A Stuffed Animal Program

Tuesday, July 5, 2022

Main Library Outdoor StageTuesday, July 511 - 11:45 amPlease register: http://attend.gailborden.info/event/6776663Families. Do you have a stuffed animal that looks like Toto? Bring your stuffed friend to the library for a 'Look-alike' Contest. Prizes will be awarded in several categories including best costume!Please register: http://attend.gailborden.info/event/6776663For more Wizard of Oz information and programs, visit https://gailborden.info/oz.

Jul 6

Live Trivia Wednesdays at Old Republic

Wednesday, July 6, 2022

Trivia is BACK at Old Republic! Join us every Wednesday at 8pm!Hosted by Sporcle Live with TJ!Free to Play!FEATURING: Burrito Republic Special$4 Modelo & Corona BottlesFREE TRIVIA! Bring out your team and have fun!

Jul 6

Karaoke Wednesdays at D Hangout Bar and Grill

Wednesday, July 6, 2022

Every Wednesday night, 7PM til 12AM Happy hour 5-8 PM

Jul 6

Trivia Night at Black & Gray

Wednesday, July 6, 2022

Black and Gray Brewing Co
311 Barrington Ave
East Dundee IL, 60118

Join us for weekly trivia! Questions cover all subjects (Current Events, Geography, History, Movies, Music, Pop Culture, Science, Sports), and you play as a team. No limit to team sizes, so bring all the friends you want. The top teams will win gift certificates to be redeemed on a future…

Jul 6

Wednesday Morning Movie Series – July 6: Tom & Jerry

Wednesday, July 6, 2022

📢 Spread the news! Get your kiddos out of the house for a fun, affordable time this summer.Wednesday Morning Movies Series is back - really back this year - with entertainment and costume characters starting at 9am before the 10am movie. What movie do you think your family will like…

Jul 6

Food & Music at Gather

Wednesday, July 6, 2022

Gather Event Venue
14n205 Reinking Road
Pingree Grove IL, 60140

Come out to Gather in Pingree Grove for a relaxed evening of food and music. Food Trucks: Burritoville & *pending* Music: Paul Wilert

Jul 6

Food Truck Summer July 6: Pierogi Rig (lunch) and Cesaroni BBQ (dinner)

Wednesday, July 6, 2022

Lunch truck. Dinner truck. Every Wednesday June 1 through August 10. See the full summer line-up of food trucks plus all of the concerts, cruise nights, movie nights, mid-day concerts and more (plus bonus food truck appearances) at www.southelgin.com/pantonmillpark Anticipated Food Truck Schedule (Note: Food trucks subject to change due…

Jul 7

CRIT NITE – Online Event

Thursday, July 7, 2022

CRIT NITES are back!!Share your current works in progress in a laid back setting and receive feedback from fellow artists. All experience levels and mediums accepted.

Jul 7

Interactive Movie: The Wizard of Oz

Thursday, July 7, 2022

Main LibraryFamiliesPlease register: http://attend.gailborden.info/event/6533513 Help us bring The Wizard of Oz to life. Join Dorothy and her friends on their journey along the yellow brick road by becoming characters and participating as if you are a part of the film using fun props such as a witch's finger, ribbon wand, bubbles…

Jul 7

Lisa Thomen Acoustic LIVE at Old Republic

Thursday, July 7, 2022

Summer is HERE.Join Old Republic Thursday - Sunday all summer for live music on our outdoor stage!Thursday, July 7th @ 6pmLISA THOMEN live on stage// NO COVER SHOW //Seating first come first serveABOUT LISA THOMEN:Playing an incredibly wide variety of genres and songs, Lisa Thomen issure to please any audience.…

Jul 7

CRIT NITE

Thursday, July 7, 2022

CRIT NITES are back!! Share your current works in progress in a laid back setting and receive feedback from fellow artists. All experience levels and mediums accepted. #artCritique #CritNite #ArtWorkInProgress #WIP#SupportLocalArtists

Jul 7

Blockbuster Filmprov

Thursday, July 7, 2022

In A World where more and more facts are completely made up, one group of actors has decided to go one step further and make up an entire blockbuster movie. What you will see is a story about a hero, maybe. Maybe there will be killer action. There may or…

Jul 8

PAWS on the Porch – July 8: What is a Marsupial?

Friday, July 8, 2022

PAWS on the Porch Lineup (Storytime and activity for pre-k to 2nd gr. Set 11-12:30 on these Fridays: June 17: What is a Dinosaur?June 24: What is a Hedgehog?July 1: What is a Frog?July 8: What is a Marsupial?July 22: What is a Sloth?July 29: What is an Owl?August 5:…

Jul 8

Smells Like Dave Grohl + A little Bitter + Grunge Candy

Friday, July 8, 2022

Join us for a night of alternative rock and roll when we welcome Smells Like Dave Grohl, A Litter Bitter and Grunge Candy to our 112 year old stage. American rock and roll live and loud!Doors open at 7PMShows starts around 8PMBuy on line, in advance and save $5 day…

Jul 8

Outdoor Storytime at The Milk House

Friday, July 8, 2022

Join us for an outdoor storytime at The Milk House Ice Cream restaurant and receive a special treat after storytime! Friday, June 10 12 PM Friday, July 8 12PM Registration begins Friday, May 27, 9AM Event by Ella Johnson Memorial Public Library District

Jul 8

Blockbuster Filmprov

Friday, July 8, 2022

In A World where more and more facts are completely made up, one group of actors has decided to go one step further and make up an entire blockbuster movie. What you will see is a story about a hero, maybe. Maybe there will be killer action. There may or…

Jul 8

St. Sophia of Elgin Greekfest

Friday, July 8, 2022 to Jul 10

Authentic Greek food and pastries (cooked by our favorite chefs...our parishioners), an indoor Marketplace (featuring unique crafts and vendors), Music (live bands and DJ's) and Greek Dancing by our Agape Dancers and of course you, our wonderful patrons (don't forget your dancing shoes)!

Jul 8

Downtown Elgin Farmers Market

Friday, July 8, 2022

Friday July 8 Theme - Bake Week (3:00 PM-7:00 PM) A seasonal open-air farmers market in Downtown Elgin along Spring Street (between Chicago Street and Fulton Ave). Open Fridays 3pm to 7pm from June to October. We can't wait to see you! All Dates/Times/Themes for the 2022 Downtown Elgin Farmer's…

Jul 8

Beer and Bands Night

Friday, July 8, 2022

Grab your lawn chairs and your neighbors and head to the Cambridge Lakes Baseball Fields Friday evening!July 8th from 7:00pm-10:00pm - gates open at 6pm.MUSIC, FOOD, & DRINKS!!!!Gather - serving beer and wineWristbands will be sold to anyone 21 years or older to purchase alcohol ($5 each wristband).This is the…

Jul 8

Pingree Grove Community Independence Day Celebration -Friday Beer and Bands

Friday, July 8, 2022

Friday July 8th 7:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m - Beer and bands - Featuring Super Rock Tribute Saturday, July 9th 4:00 p.m. Independance Day Celebration Prade - kicking off from Alta Vista Dr & Wester Blvd. 5:30 p.m. Food trucks, bounce houses 9:30 p.m. Fireworks

Jul 8

Interactive Movie: The Wizard of Oz

Friday, July 8, 2022

Main LibraryFamiliesPlease register: http://attend.gailborden.info/event/6533513 Help us bring The Wizard of Oz to life. Join Dorothy and her friends on their journey along the yellow brick road by becoming characters and participating as if you are a part of the film using fun props such as a witch's finger, ribbon wand, bubbles…

Jul 8

Michael Rawls Band (Trio) LIVE at Martini Room

Friday, July 8, 2022

Join MRB (trio edition) at Martini Room in Elgin, IL for a great night of martini’s, specialty cocktails, and live music!Listeners will be treated to original music from Michael’s debut album “Silence & Noise” (available wherever you stream your music), along with classic covers from artists such as: Jason Isbell,…

Jul 8

Side Street Sip & Shop

Friday, July 8, 2022

Join us every Friday at the Elgin Farmers Market for Sip & Shop! Partnering with Elgin Beverage Company, we offer local craft beers, hard seltzers, wine, soda and water to quench your summertime thirst while you shop at the Downtown Elgin Farmers Market in historic downtown Elgin. AND, this year…

Jul 8

Sixes & Sevens Band LIVE at Old Republic

Friday, July 8, 2022

Summer is HERE.Join Old Republic Thursday - Sunday all summer for live music on our outdoor stage!Friday, July 8th @ 8pmSIXES & SEVENS live on stage// NO COVER SHOW //Seating first come first serveABOUT SIXES & SEVENS:Sixes & Sevens is covering today's modern rockin' country hits. Artists such as Eric…

Jul 8

Beer and a Band Night

Friday, July 8, 2022

Grab your lawn chairs and your neighbors and head to the Cambridge Lakes Baseball Fields Friday evening!July 8th from 7:00pm-10:00pm - gates open at 6pm.MUSIC, FOOD, & DRINKS!!!!Gather - serving beer and wineWristbands will be sold to anyone 21 years or older to purchase alcohol ($5 each wristband).This is the…

Jul 8

Secret Acoustic Society

Friday, July 8, 2022

The Secret Acoustic Society is a four piece all acoustic band playing music from the '60s to now.

Jul 8

Free Concerts in the Park – The Plant Band

Friday, July 8, 2022

The Plant Band is always having a blast entertaining fans at festivals, picnics, clubs and private parties. Classic Rock, R&B, Funk, Blues & contemporary tunes are covered in "The Plant Band" style.http://theplantband.com/Grafelman ParkFriday, July 87:00 - 8:30 pmCosponsored by the Village of West Dundee

Jul 9

Uncaged in the Zoo – July 9: Chi-Town Exotics

Saturday, July 9, 2022

Experience close-up encounters with LIVE ANIMALS! Elgin Public Museum of Natural History and Anthropology is happy to announce our summer 2022 schedule of programs sponsored by Friends of Lords Park Zoo! All programs take place inside of Tefft's Farm in Lord's Park Zoo and are FREE! "Uncaged in the Zoo"…

Show More