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Fourth of July Parade set for Saturday, July 4, 2015!

The 2015 City of Elgin and Downtown Neighborhood Association’s (DNA) Fourth of July Parade begins with an All-American Pooch Parade at 8:30am at the intersection of Ann and Douglas! For more information or to register your dog, contact Kountry Pet Resort & Training Center. Then, stepping off at 9am at Slade & Douglas, the “American Pastimes” 2015 Fourth […]


Busker Guidelines for Elgin, IL

ELGIN BUSKING GUIDELINES – 2015 Downtown Elgin welcomes buskers to perform in and about town.  We just ask that you follow some simple guidelines. What is Busking? A busker is considered to be an entertainer who is actively providing a public performance in the public space in exchange for a donation. Busking is defined as playing […]



Phase VI of the Downtown Elgin Streetscape began March 16, 2015. The Riverside Drive Bridge between Chicago Street and Highland Avenue will be closed until about mid-August for demolition and rehabilitation of the bridge and road surface.  In regard to the PNC drive-thru, please note: The PNC located at 28 N. Grove in downtown Elgin, will have new drive-thru procedures […]


DNA is looking for enthusiastic volunteers! It’s true!

The Downtown Neighborhood Association is currently looking for volunteers for our Promotions Committee.  If you love the downtown Elgin area and want to work on events such as the Fourth of July Parade, Window Wonderland, Pub Crawls, Cruise Nights and the DNA Gala, let us know!  We’d like you to be on the team that […]