Special Events

Thousands visit downtown 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.

Elgin Valley Fox Trot
Saturday, May 23, 2015
Hosted by City of Elgin
Downtown Elgin Harvest Market
Thursdays, June 4th – October 1st, 9am – 2pm
with an evening Harvest Market on the third Thursday of the month at the Grand Victoria Casino’s lobby, 4pm – 7pmHosted by DNA
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City of Elgin’s July 4th Parade
Saturday, July 4, 2015
Hosted by City of Elgin & DNA
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DNA First Fridays
Dates: First Friday of every month
Hosted by DNA
Art & Soul on the Fox
Saturday, August 1 and Sunday, August 2, 2015
Hosted by City of Elgin & Art for All
Downtown Pub Crawl
Friday, September 25, 2015, 6pm – 10pm
Hosted by DNA
Elgin IFest
More information to follow!
Hosted by City of Elgin
DNA logo with website
DNA Awards Gala
Friday, October 2, 2015, 6pm – 9pm at the Grand Victoria Casino’s Fox River Room Hosted by DNA
Nightmare on Chicago Street
Saturday, October 24, 2015, 6pm – 11pm
Hosted by City of Elgin
Elgin Home for the Holidays
November-December
Hosted by Elgin Young Professionals Network
Window Wonderland & Tree Lighting Ceremony
Saturday, December 5, 2015
Hosted by DNA
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Other 2015 Downtown Elgin Special Events

Elgin Short Film Festival

26th Annual Cemetery Walk

Small Business Saturday