Arts & Entertainment

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Explore arts and entertainment in the Northern Fox River Valley in Illinois, home to galleries, studios, theatres and cinemas. Musical enthusiasts will enjoy the Elgin Children’s Chorus, the Elgin Youth Symphony, and the Elgin Symphony Orchestra. Discover the Northern Fox River Valley’s rich heritage at the Elgin Public Museum, the Elgin Area Historical Society & Museum, the Naper Settlement, the Illinois Railway Museum, and South Elgin’s Fox River Trolley Museum.

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Spend a weekend in Elgin exploring all things art and music. From the best galleries to the top music venues, we have you covered. Plus, learn the best place to grab that martini preshow.

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Container Collective

Dundee Township

Bears tailgating, live music, entertainment & food trucks, or just enjoy our 36,000sqft patio

Elgin Master Chorale

Elgin

The Elgin Master Chorale is a cultural cornerstone of Elgin and the Fox Valley creating a thrilling, emotional experience for audiences at each performance by achieving an overall level of... more

Fox River Trolley Museum

South Elgin

Check out Fox River Trolley Museum! Here, you will enjoy a nostalgic trip back to an era when the electric trolley car was a vital part of American life.

Cinemark Spring Hill Mall and XD

West Dundee

Visit Our Cinemark Theater in West Dundee, IL. Get alcohol and food. Upgrade Your Movie with reclining Luxury Loungers and Cinemark XD! Buy Tickets Online Now!

New Vintage Strings

Contemporary string quartet – modern takes on timeless classics: mixing rock/pop & jazz/classical/world/folk #newvintagestrings wedding & event music; serving the Fox Valley and greater Chicagoland. Emily Beyer & Maura Brown... more

Elgin Art Lofts Art Gallery

Elgin

Elgin has been working hard to preserve and enhance its downtown, with the arts as part of the overall plan. And then the Artspace Lofts were a staple in the... more

Kimberlyrics Music Lessons

Dundee

Sessions at Kimberlyrics are customized to each student. No more going to a music school and rolling the dice with what you hope is a good teacher! At Kimberlyrics we are passionate about what we do and it shows in not only our lessons but our many projects!  “I wanted to open a school of my own where students were […]

Judson University

Elgin

Judson University is a fully accredited, private Christian university of the liberal arts, sciences and professions. Judson offers degrees in more than 50 different majors/minors for traditional, graduate, and adult students.

Hemmens Cultural Center

Elgin

Located in the Center City area along the banks of Elgin's award-winning Riverwalk, The Hemmens Cultural Center is the cornerstone of Elgin's growing arts community.

Grand Victoria Casino

Elgin

Enjoy over 700 slots, classic Vegas-style table games, and gaming promotions and giveaways you’ll love.

Gail Borden Public Library – Rakow Branch

Elgin

Gail Borden Public Library welcomes more than one million visitors each year to enjoy museum-quality exhibits, innovative programs and an extensive collection of books, eBooks, movies and more for children,... more

Elgin Symphony Orchestra

Elgin

The Elgin Symphony Orchestra experience is unmatched for a fun, relaxing, cultural experience.

The C.A.K.E. Village

East Dundee

The C.A.K.E. Village is a cultural arts center that is designed to promote and foster an enriched, positive connection between all children and Africa. The C.A.K.E. Village offers school assemblies as well as immersion field trips that include social, visual and performing arts.

Muirhead Farmhouse

Hampshire

Designed in 1950 by renown architect Frank Lloyd Wright, the Muirhead Farmhouse is the only known farmhouse designed and built by Wright during his lifetime.

Gail Borden Public Library

Elgin

Gail Borden Public Library is not only the third largest library building in Illinois but is also known as the community center. The library is known for bringing in museum exhibits such as SuperCroc and Lego Architecture. What will they do next?

Elgin Arts Space Lofts

Elgin

55 units of affordable live/work space for artists and their families plus 5,874 square feet of retail and community space for arts-friendly businesses and nonprofit organizations

Elgin Public Museum

Elgin

The natural history collection belonging to Mr. and Mrs. G. P. Lord was first exhibited in the Lords Park Pavilion in 1898.

Elgin Fire Barn No. 5

Elgin

In 1990, a small group of individuals met to discuss the future of Elgin's last Fire Barn, built in 1903, which was scheduled to be taken out of service

Dundee History Museum

West Dundee

Our mission is to inspire appreciation in our rich local heritage by encouraging understanding and preservation of the history of our township.

Bartlett History Museum

Bartlett

The Bartlett History Museum collects, preserves and interprets Bartlett's rich heritage and shares it with the community through exhibitions, education, and media in order to increase public awareness, knowledge, and appreciation.

Elgin Community College Arts Center

Elgin

Experience amazing artists, delicious pre-show dinners, and easy accommodations (parking is plentiful and free) at the Elgin Community College (ECC) Arts Center!

Artworks by Stangl

Carpentersville

"I strive to present the many varied moods of the seasons and times of day in my paintings." - Jerry Stangl

Dundee Music

East Dundee

We don't just sell Instruments. We make Musicians.

Cinema 12 Classic Cinemas

Carpentersville

Classic Cinemas takes the satisfaction of our customers very seriously. For more than 35 years, we have offered our Classic Cinemas Guarantee:

Marcus Cinemas Elgin

Elgin

Marcus Theatres vision is to “Create Magical Movie Memories” by exceeding guest expectations in everything we do.

Arts in Bartlett Center for the Arts

Bartlett

The purpose of Arts in Bartlett is to improve the community by providing access to the arts.

Children’s Theatre of Elgin & Fox Valley Theatre Company

Elgin

Children’s Theatre of Elgin and its affiliate Fox Valley Theatre Company are not-for-profit 501(c)(3) companies based in Elgin, Illinois.

Eaton Studios

Gilberts

Kathleen Eaton is a Chicago area artist whose work is an interpretation of city and suburban life.

Elgin History Museum

Elgin

The Elgin History Museum is housed in an 1856 landmark building known as Old Main that was once part of the Elgin Academy campus.

Elgin Art Showcase

Elgin

January 2007, the City of Elgin opened the doors to the Elgin Art Showcase, Elgin’s newest performance and gallery space. Located on the eighth floor of the historic Professional Building... more

Elgin Children’s Chorus

Elgin

“We teach life through song".

Elgin Theatre Company 2.0

Elgin

For over fifty nine years Elgin has enjoyed a vibrant and active community theatre group. Over the past several years, the word is out - there is quality theatre northwest of Chicago.

Funky Rooster Tattoo and Art Gallery

Elgin

Funky Rooster Tattoo and Art Gallery is a custom tattoo shop located in the heart of downtown Elgin, IL.

Heartland Voices

Elgin

Heartland Voices consists of professional and professionally trained singers from the greater Northern Illinois area who are committed to excellence in choral music performance.

The Janus Theatre

Elgin

Home of the Janus Theatre Company. Whether it's a ballroom, café, loft, pub, or storefront, you will find us there, staging new plays, short plays, and classic plays in a variety of found spaces.

Side Street Studio Arts

Elgin

Provides educational and creative resources and an accessible space, run by artists.

A Glass Act Inc

Elgin

A wonderful place to shop and craft. Great place to learn how to construct stained glass or grow your skills as an artist.

Rookies RocHaus

West Dundee

Enjoy a concert at the Fox Valley's newest event venue! Located in downtown West Dundee there are plenty of local restaurants to grab a bite to eat before the show.

Escapade 360

Elgin

Escapade 360 is the perfect complement to a night out, before or after dinner or drinks.

Panic Escape Room Games

South Elgin

Panic Escape Room is more than just a game of logic; it’s a collaborative problem-solving experience.

Oddball Art Labs

Oddball Art Labs is a non-profit artist based organization created to advance the presence of the arts.

Gail Borden Library – South Elgin Branch

South Elgin

Gail Borden Public Library welcomes more than one million visitors each year

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