Special Events

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Thousands visit Downtown Elgin annually for a variety of special events and festivals hosted by the Downtown Neighborhood Association (DNA), City of Elgin and many other local cultural and arts organizations. It’s definitely happening here!
To learn about sponsorship and volunteer opportunities, please contact the DNA at 847.488.1456 or email us at info@DowntownElgin.com.

2015 at a glance~

May:
1 –    DNA First Fridays ArtHop – Check out this First Friday’s video from Scales Off Media
23 – City of Elgin Fox Trot
30 – EACVB Bikes & Bites on the Fox

June:
4,11,18,25 – DNA Downtown Elgin Harvest Market
5 –   DNA First Fridays Vintage Art Hop
6 –   Grand Victoria Casino Concert Series: George Thorogood & The Destroyers
14-  Grand Victoria Casino Concert Series: Heart and Los Lonely Boys
16, 23 – City of Elgin Summer Concert Series
18 – DNA Harvest Market in the PM at the GVC (HM in the PM)

19 –   Grand Victoria Casino Concert Series: Peter Frampton and Michael McDonald
20 –  Elgin Public House Beer Fest

July:
2,9,16 23 – DNA Downtown Elgin Harvest Market
3 – DNA First Fridays American Pastimes
Grand Victoria Casino Concert Series: Boston and Night Ranger
4 – Fourth of July Parade  Click here to register
       Grand Victoria Casino Concert Series & Fireworks
7, 14 – City of Elgin Summer Concert Series
16 -DNA HM in the PM at the GVC
16,23,30 – Free Movies in Festival Park
18 – Grand Victoria Casino Concert Series – Gary Allan and Dean Alexander and Drew Baldridge
19 – Grand Victoria Casino Concert Series – Huey Lewis & the News and Gin Blossoms
21, 28 – City of Elgin Summer Concert Series

August:
1,2 –    Art & Soul on the Fox
4, 11 – Free Movies in Festival Park
6,13,20,27 – DNA Downtown Elgin Harvest Market
7 –     DNA First Fridays: Kid’s Night Out
Grand Victoria Casino Concert Series – Jerrod Niemann and Rodney Atkins
20 –  DNA HM in the PM at the GVC
29 –   City of Elgin iFest

September:
6 –  DNA First Fridays: Elgin Fringe Festival
7 –  DNA HM in the PM at the GVC
17-20 – Fringe Festival
25 – DNA Downtown Elgin Pub Crawl
26 – Elgin Short Film Festival

October:
2 –   DNA First Fridays: Warhol
DNA Awards Gala – Pop Art!
24 – City of Elgin Nightmare on Chicago Street

November:
6 – DNA First Fridays: Wine & Chocolate
28 – Small Business Saturday

December:
4 – DNA First Fridays: Snow Day
5 – DNA Window Wonderland
City of Elgin Official Tree Lighting