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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…

Aug 12

Bartlett Summer Festival

Friday, August 12, 2022 to Aug 13

This summer festival features a variety of activities for the whole family. Enjoy two great days of fun entertainment packed with live music, craft beer provided by Pollyana Brewing Company, food trucks, and a craft show. Kids will enjoy the petting zoo, face painting, inflatables, and more.

Aug 13

Kicked Outta Choir @ Bandito Barney’s

Saturday, August 13, 2022

It's going to be a Saturday night 80's Party as the bad kids head back to Bandito's for another night of 80's craziness at this fun outdoor bar in Downtown East Dundee. NO COVER!!!

Aug 13

DJ BRENN @ MartiniRoom

Saturday, August 13, 2022

Back by popular demand is our amazing DJ Brenn! mixing it up for everything from Latin music, throwbacks, electronic music and everything in between! Spend the night dancing away and making new friends while enjoying phenomenal cocktails! well see everyone here from 8pm-1am cheers 

Aug 13

August Outdoor Market at Prestige Creative Markets

Saturday, August 13, 2022 to Aug 14

Prestige Creative Markets & Nursery
475 W Army Trail Road
Bartlett

Join us on Saturday, August 13th from 9AM - 4PM and Sunday, August 14th from 9AM - 3PM for our monthly outdoor market at Prestige Creative Markets!Shop handmade jewelry, boutique clothing, furniture, antiques, unique gifts, local food products, and MORE from over 90 on-site small shops and market guests.Food Trucks…

Aug 13

2nd Annual DOG DAY!

Saturday, August 13, 2022

The Dog Days of Summer return to Elgin Public Museum all through August, but with ONE DAY, Saturday August 13th, being extra-special! Meet cuddly Chance the Comfort Dog and serious Just-the-Olfactory-Facts-Ma'am K-9 Officer Bauer between 12 and 1! Then from 1-4, Anderson Humane will be on hand (or paw?) with…

Aug 13

Raceway Woods 5K (10K, 3K)

Saturday, August 13, 2022

The historic Meadowdale International Raceway is one of the most scenic races in the area. Raceway Woods is an absolutely beautiful track hidden in the woods. While the hills add a challenge, they also transport you to a pretty magical place for a morning run (or a 3K walk). New…

Aug 13

Saturday Late Night SPICOLI VS GUAP TAKE OVER- Live DJ & Party Hosts!

Saturday, August 13, 2022

SPICOLI VS GUAP are back again to host your Saturday Late Night! They’ll be battling to see who will pack the dance floor and playing ALL your favorite songs! Rooftop and downstairs open all night.Late Night Pizza by the slice available 11PM-2AM$4 Jello Shots$4 Long Islands$3 High Life$4 Dr. Cherry

Aug 13

Lambs Farm Summertime Craft Fest

Saturday, August 13, 2022 to Aug 14

Join us at Lambs Farm Summertime Craft Fest! This 2 day show is held in a beautiful, park-like setting at Camp Big Timber in Elgin, IL. The festival features a craft show with over 100 booths, food trucks, music, and a beer + wine garden. Camp Big Timber is a…

Aug 13

Family Yoga

Saturday, August 13, 2022

Families will participate in a series of beginner yoga poses, read a story and make a craft at these outdoor family yoga programs at 10 a.m. on July 30 and August 13. Those who already have a yoga mat are welcome to bring it to the program. If not, a…

Aug 13

No Limits Band Live at DHangout Bar, Elgin

Saturday, August 13, 2022

No Limits Band is one of the best cover bands in Chicagoland area. The band has traveled all across the world for their passion for music. For over 10 years they have been igniting crowds in Chicagoland and northwest suburbs with their exhilarating live performance that mirrors the artists they…

Aug 13

Shakespeare in Wing Park: The Tempest

Saturday, August 13, 2022

FREE to the public!Join us this summer for Shakespeare at the Wing Park Bandshell! A banished duke, sorcery, treachery, comic foils, and young love come together for this thrilling tragicomedy, "The Tempest." Goodly Creatures Theatre will perform Saturday, August 13th at 7pm. While seating is available at the bandshell, feel…

Aug 13

Luv Butter Back to School Brunch

Saturday, August 13, 2022

Come and enjoy time as a community! All proceeds for this event will go back to the Boys & Girls Club. We will be collecting back to school items for our Club members. If you wish to participate in our back to school drive, bring a backpack filled with school…

Aug 13

The Depot Market

Saturday, August 13, 2022

This seasonal market offers a variety of local produce and goods, as well as monthly events. For the 2022 season, our market is every Saturday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. mid May 7 through October 29. 40+ vendors feature antiques & collectibles, food & produce (in season), plants &…

Aug 13

Polly Says @ Pub 72

Saturday, August 13, 2022

Looking to scratch that 90's music itch? Well, Polly Says has you covered. Check them out: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100083438123623

Aug 13

Queen for a Day

Saturday, August 13, 2022

Join the YWCA Elgin on August 13, 2022, from 11 am – 1 pm(check-in and kids activities begin at 10 am) at the Elgin Country Club for our annual “Queen for a Day” event. This glamorous event brings together mothers, daughters, grandmothers, and grandchildren for a morning full of fun.…

Aug 13

Fatsoz Live Music on the Patio!

Saturday, August 13, 2022

Come check out awesome bands on our patio this summer!

Aug 13

LynSkynyrd Rocks the Old Republic

Saturday, August 13, 2022

It’s gonna be a Saturday Night Special when the Midwest’s premier Lynyrd Skynyrd Tribute band rocks the Old Republic in Elgin

Aug 13

Stevie Craig at Black & Gray

Saturday, August 13, 2022

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

You'll be amazed at what an Irishman and a guitar can do when you come out to the taproom to listen to some live music with Stevie Craig. Without a doubt, a performance not to be missed!

Aug 13

Flow Like a River – Yoga at Schweitzer House

Saturday, August 13, 2022

With Colleen Davidson Saturdays at 11 a.m. $20 to attend, 50% of proceeds go to Friends of the Fox River Register at yogicplayground.com FOTFR has a new partner, and you are invited to the Grand Opening this Saturday. Set on the top of Dundee Township, the Schweitzer view is exceptional.…

Aug 14

Elgin’s Fifth Annual Back to School BBQ Bash

Sunday, August 14, 2022

Haircutapalooza - Free Haircuts & Hairdos. Corey Dixon and team began this event in 2018 to celebrate the end of Summer & students of the community returning for a new year. We provide school supplies, food, entertainment, games, haircuts/hairdos, community resources, and more!

Aug 14

Rookies Presents Hillbilly Rockstarz in BEER GARDEN

Sunday, August 14, 2022

Great food and an amazing new beer garden!

Aug 14

Plank Road Tap Room – Alan Snyder

Sunday, August 14, 2022

An afternoon setlist with all your favorite hits and lots of trivia! Grab some of the best brew around and enjoy Sunday Funday!

Aug 14

Sip & Script Intermediate Class at Elder + Oat

Sunday, August 14, 2022

1 p.m. - 2 p.m.

Aug 14

Drag Me To Vern’s Brunch

Sunday, August 14, 2022

GET YOUR DOLLARS READY!  Sunday, Aug 14th we will be hosting aDrag Roulette themed Drag Brunch!  We have 5 amazing performers lined up to surprise, thrill, and entertain us while we sip on mimosas! We are holding the Show in the Light Lounge space attached to Vern’s Tavern to accommodate…

Aug 14

Coffee & Pop-Up Shop at Elder + Oat

Sunday, August 14, 2022

Pop up shop 9 am. - 12:30 p.m.

Aug 14

The Golden Age of Hollywood with Louella Parsons

Sunday, August 14, 2022

In person or Zoom event
Elgin History Museum 360 Park Street Elgin, IL 60120

In person or Zoom event / FREE for members / $3 for guests Martina Mathisen, educational entertainer, presents; The Golden Age of Hollywood with Louella Parsons. The scintillating stories and scandals of the actors, actresses, and studio moguls in Hollywood's Golden Age is the topic for this captivating and fascinating presentation. Please…

Aug 14

Bad Hand @ Old Republic: Sunday Funday

Sunday, August 14, 2022

Bad Hand is a band of brothers. We play a blend of folk, rock, and bluegrass. We play original music and covers of all sorts! You can find us strumming in bars on the weekend and we love NOTHING more than bringing the music!

Aug 14

Side Street Writers’ Workshop

Sunday, August 14, 2022

Side Street Studio Arts
15 Ziegler Court
Elgin IL, 60120

The Side Street Writers' Workshop is a twice a month gathering where people have the opportunity to write, and share their work with other writers. The first hour of the workshop is dedicated to writing. Having a dedicated writing time is something that greatly improves productivity, and we want to…

Aug 14

BLT Fest and Family Picnic

Sunday, August 14, 2022

3:30pm - 5:00pm: Classic picnic games5:00pm - 6:30pm: DinnerBring a dish to pass and join us for a family BLT picnic.We will provide all the sandwich fixin’s - bacon lettuce, and of course TOMATOES.Yard games and fun for all!

Aug 14

Miles Minor Blues Band

Sunday, August 14, 2022

BLUESBIRD TALEND AGENCY PRESENTS: Miles Minor Blues Band Live @ Diamond Jim's!

Aug 14

2nd Annual Car Show at the Dutch Inn West

Sunday, August 14, 2022

Join us August 14th for our 2nd Annual Car Show starting at 1:00pm! We'll have cars, music and food.Lenny's on the patio from 1:00-5:00Double R BBQ from 1:00pm-5:00Cars participating in the show can set up at 12:00. See you there!

Aug 14

Hat Trick BBQ Company at Ruzicka Field

Sunday, August 14, 2022

come out and get some great BBQ starting at noon.

Aug 15

Motor Monday Cruise Night

Monday, August 15, 2022

Come to East Dundee's Family-Friendly Cruise Night! Open to Cars and Trucks - All makes & models Main gate entrance is on Barrington Avenue. The Midwest Racing Preservation Association (MiRPA) is dedicated to promoting and preserving the history of Meadowdale International Raceways & all Midwest Motorsports MiRPA.org - a 501(c)(3) nonprofit…

Aug 15

Yoga at the Ella Johnson Memorial Public Library

Monday, August 15, 2022

Ella Johnson Memorial Public Library District Community Room
109 S State St
Hampshire

Come exercise your body as well as your mind! Chair yoga is a beneficial form of yoga for any fitness level, from active seniors to those recovering from an injury. Wear comfortable clothes but no additional equipment is needed.

Aug 16

Bingo Night

Tuesday, August 16, 2022

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

Aug 17

Side Street Open Mic

Wednesday, August 17, 2022

Side Street Studio Arts
15 Ziegler Court
Elgin IL, 60120

Come out and perform whatever you want for up to seven minutes, or come out, have a drink, and watch your friends do something new. The Side Street Open Mic will happen every third Wednesday of the month. Doors open at 7pm.Performances start at 7:30. Sign up ahead of time…

Aug 17

Xingonas Walk Every Wednesday

Wednesday, August 17, 2022

Walk for women and children, at the Marie Grolich Park 51 Souster Ave, Elgin. WTF (women trans femme) & children only

Aug 17

KARAOKE WEDNESDAYS AT D.C.COBB’S-EAST DUNDEE

Wednesday, August 17, 2022

Make Wednesday Nights your favorite night out. Take a mid week break and come out for some fun and entertainment. Sing a tune, or sit back, hang out, and enjoy the show. Hosted by Spicoli & DJ Clinto Every Wednesday Night!

Aug 17

Live Trivia Wednesdays at Old Republic

Wednesday, August 17, 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!

Aug 17

Karaoke Wednesdays at D Hangout Bar and Grill

Wednesday, August 17, 2022

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

Aug 17

Food & Music at Gather

Wednesday, August 17, 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: Double R BBQ & Tacos Marios Music: Paul Wilert

Aug 17

Wine & Beer Glass SIP & Paint at River Street Tavern in East Dundee

Wednesday, August 17, 2022

Wine & Beer Glass SIP & Paint at River Street Tavern in East Dundee, IllinoisEACH GUEST PAINTS TWO GLASSES! MIX AND MATCH, MULTIPLE DESIGN OPTIONS AVAILABLE!Designs, dots, pet related, sports, floral, fall leaves, patriotic ………. JUST SHOW UP AND CHOOSE!Join SIP Parties at River Street Tavern for a signature wine…

Aug 17

Karaoke at the Dutch

Wednesday, August 17, 2022

8pm - 11pm under the stars at the Dutch every Wednesday

Aug 17

Karaoke at the Dutch

Wednesday, August 17, 2022

8pm - 11pm under the stars at the Dutch every Wednesday

Aug 17

Extreme Bingo at Stanleys Grill & Craft Bar

Wednesday, August 17, 2022

Free to play, WIN BIG prizes!

Aug 17

Trivia Night at Black & Gray

Wednesday, August 17, 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…

Aug 18

PRE-DRAWN SIP & Paint Party at The Dutch Inn West in Elgin!

Thursday, August 18, 2022

PRE-DRAWN SIP & Paint Party at The Dutch Inn West in Elgin! (11" x 17" Wood Pallet)

Aug 18

Mark Harrison of Wait, What?

Thursday, August 18, 2022

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

Join us for an evening of live music courtesy of Mark Harrison from the band Wait, What?

Aug 18

Ribbon Cutting-Open House-Harps Lounge

Thursday, August 18, 2022

Join the Chamber at Harps Lounge for a Ribbon Cutting and open house from 5pm to 7pm on Thursday, August 18th at Harps Lounge, 125 W Oak Knoll Drive, Hampshire!Harps Lounge is a new SILVER member of the Hampshire Area Chamber! We will cut the ribbon at 6pm. Stop in…

Aug 18

Booklite Book Discussion

Thursday, August 18, 2022

Thursday August 18 at 7 p.m. Book Club-Meeting Room-Registration Required 8/18: “My Not So Perfect Life” by Sophie Kinsella

Aug 18

Hats Off to Elgin with Linda Rock

Thursday, August 18, 2022

In person or Zoom
Elgin History Museum
Elgin

In person or Zoom event / FREE for members / $3 for guests Historian Linda Rock will share her extensive hat collection (including men’s hats), highlighting fashion styles through the decades. In addition, she will share interesting tidbits of Elgin history that occurred during each decade of hat fashion. Feel…

Aug 18

Dan Peters Acoustic Live at Old Republic

Thursday, August 18, 2022

Dan Peters of West Side Winders is back at Old Republic for our Thursday Night Music! Thursday, August 18th @ 6pmDan Peters Live on Stage// NO COVER SHOW // Playing on our outdoor stage!FEATURING:- 1/2 Price Pizza- $6 Coors, Miller, and Bud Mini Pitchers #jointherepublicwww.oldrepublicbar.com

Aug 19

Kevin Mantegna from the Liverpool Legends

Friday, August 19, 2022

Enjoy The Beatles Tribute music by Kevin Mantegna from the Liverpool Legends.

Aug 19

Nick Sanzeri returns Fri., 8/19/22, 7-10pm

Friday, August 19, 2022

Nick Sanzeri is a one man show. He’s full of energy to get us dancing on the patio at Rosie’s!

Aug 19

88 Keys Dueling Pianos Live at Old Republic

Friday, August 19, 2022

SUMMER IS HERE. Old Republic wants to bring you the best entertainment in Elgin! Join us for our FIRST Dueling Pianos show! Friday, August 19th @ 8pm88 KEYS DUELING PIANOS// NO COVER SHOW //Show starts 8pm outdoors on our patio!Request your favorite songs and sing along as they battle it…

Aug 19

Drive In Movie: Jurassic World

Friday, August 19, 2022

Come out to Villa Olivia for Jurassic World. Bring a blanket or rent a golf cart ($5) for the full drive-in experience! Food and beverages will be available for purchase. This event is totally 𝙁𝙍𝙀𝙀 to attend.

Aug 19

Downtown Elgin Farmers Market

Friday, August 19, 2022

Friday August 19th – Be an Environmentalist (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…

Aug 19

Cop on a Rooftop

Friday, August 19, 2022

West Dundee Police will be partnering with East Dundee Police Friday morning August 19th for the 19th annual Cop on a Rooftop, at Dunkin', 892 E Main St, East Dundee. Hope to see you there to support Special Olympics!

Aug 19

Side Street Sip & Shop

Friday, August 19, 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…

Aug 20

Flow Like a River – Yoga at Schweitzer House

Saturday, August 20, 2022

With Colleen Davidson Saturdays at 11 a.m. $20 to attend, 50% of proceeds go to Friends of the Fox River Register at yogicplayground.com FOTFR has a new partner, and you are invited to the Grand Opening this Saturday. Set on the top of Dundee Township, the Schweitzer view is exceptional.…

Aug 20

South Elgin Riverfest – Fox River Trolley Museum

Saturday, August 20, 2022

The Village and the Museum celebrate the long weekend along the Fox River with food, music, trolley rides, viewing historic rail cars and exhibits, carnival rides and FIREWORKS! Village celebration starts Thursday afternoon. See Village of South Elgin Riverfest web page for additional information on village activities.

Aug 20

Buti With Tyra! Every other Saturday!

Saturday, August 20, 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…

Aug 20

Kankakee Factory – Open Play

Saturday, August 20, 2022

Ticket Link coming soon…Location: 980 N Hobbie Ave, Kankakee, IL 60901Price: $30An awesome open play experience! 6 levels of airsoft goodness and outside play! Come hang out and have a great day with us!NO CAMO RESTRICTIONSHiCaps and Drum mags allowedSemi Auto ONLY except for LMGsKankakee Open Play follows our standard…

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