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Events and Festivals

Glendale Heights Fest

Known to many as one of the western suburbs premier events, Glendale Heights Fest is held in July of each year at Camera Park, 101 E. Fullerton Avenue in Glendale Heights. Enjoy the North American Midway Entertainment carnival and rides, along with exciting entertainment and fantastic food booths. Enjoy the "best fireworks in the western suburbs" and take in a breathtaking display of fireworks at dusk on closing night!

Plan to spend a fun-filled week in town at Glendale Heights Fest with delicious food and entertainment for the entire family! Check out the Glendale Heights Fest website for the latest information.

"Show And Shine" Car Show

The Village of Glendale Heights is excited to present the annual "Show & Shine" Car Show and Swap Meet in September. The car show includes 18 vehicle classes, food, music, games and crafts. Viewing admission is free!

Charity Golf Classic

Play some golf and help raise funds got worthwhile causes at the Charity Golf Classic in September!

This annual event has raised over $320,000 for a number of different charities. This year's event benefits Make-A-Wish Illinois, the FOP Lodge 52 Community Enrichment Fund and the Glendale Heights Chamber of Commerce Scholarship Fund.

If you would like to join us for the golf and/or dinner, be a hole sponsor or donate a raffle prize, please call the Glendale Lakes Golf Club at 630.260.0018, and sign up today. Help us make the Charity Golf Classic another great success!

Breakfast with the Easter Bunny

Join us in the spring at the Center for Senior Citizens for our annual Breakfast with the Easter Bunny. An all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast will be served and includes sausage and a beverage. Photos with the Easter Bunny will also be available. No pre-registration is required and the event fee is paid at the door. Adult breakfast costs $5, children's breakfast costs $3 and pictures are $3 each. For more information, call 630.260.6060.

Easter Egg Hunt

Held on the same day as Breakfast with the Easter Bunny, Peter Cottontail will make a visit to Safety Town, located at 301 Civic Center Plaza where he will be dropping off an "egg-normous" supply of treat-filled Easter eggs for children up to 8 years old. For additional information, please contact 630.909.5459.

One-Stop Recycling Depot

Do you have unwanted or old cell phones, retired U.S. Flags, bikes, batteries and many more recyclables? Drop them off at the One Stop Reuse & Recycling Depot in April. All items can be dropped off at the GH2O Aquatic Center parking lot located at 240 Civic Center Plaza. For more information or a complete list of accepted items, visit our Environmental Awareness page or call 630.260.6000.

Spring Fling

Register today for the Annual Glendale Lakes Golf Club Spring Fling in April. This 4-person scramble is limited to 36 teams per day. The cost to play in the event is $340 per team. Golfers will receive 18 holes of golf with cart, breakfast, lunch, dinner, drink ticket, raffle ticket and a tee prize. For more information, please contact Glendale Lakes Golf Club at 630.260.0018.

Historic House Tours

Take a tour of our Historic House and learn the history of the area that became DuPage County and Glendale Heights. For more information and to see when the next tour is, check out our Historical House page!

National Night Out

Celebrated annually on the first Tuesday in August, the Glendale Heights Police Department invites you and your family to join them to show your support for crime and drug prevention in Glendale Heights.

This free event is open to all residents and is meant to raise awareness about crime prevention in our community. The Police Department coordinates an evening of fun featuring a police dunk tank, games, face painting, a visit from McGruff the crime fighting mascot, and emergency apparatus demonstrations by the Glenside and Bloomgingdale Fire Protection Districts.

Community Garage Sale

Clean out the basement, attic and garage and join us for the Annual Community Garage Sale on September at Camera Park, held on the same day as the "Show and Shine" Car Show. If you have nothing to sell, then come out and shop for bargains from many different sellers. For registration information, contact the Sports Hub at 630.260.6060.

Patriot Day Ceremony

The Village of Glendale Heights remembers Patriot Day on its anniversary every year with a silent parade of police vehicles, first responders and a candlelight service. Please join the Mayor, the Village Board of Trustees, our Police and Fire personnel, neighbors and friends for a moment of silence and reflection on Patriot Day, September 11 at 7:15pm.


Oktoberfest features authentic German food and authentic Oktoberfest Bier imported from Bavaria, as well as beer from the oldest Brewery in the world, Weihenstephan Hefe Weiss Bier and the wonderfully refreshing Schoefferhofer Grapefruit Hefeweizen Mix. To finish off your meal, there will be an assortment of wonderful German and Austrian pastries available. For more information, visit Glendale Heights Oktoberfest's website at!

Fishing Derby

Grab your tackle box and your poles for a great day of fishing in October! The "catch and release" derby is designed to be buckets of fun with many chances to win prizes. The Village of Glendale Heights in conjunction with the Glendale Heights Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) will host this annual event, offering awards and prize packages to the heaviest catches. Trophies will be awarded in the following age categories: 6 years & under, 7-10 years and 11-15 years.

Harvest Fest

Celebrate autumn's arrival at Harvest Fest on the same day as the Fishing Derby! Enjoy music, crafts, a chili cook-off, bags tournament, hay rides, face painting and fun for the whole family. And don't forget to register for the rescheduled Fishing Derby in the morning prior to the start of Harvest Fest!

Family Health and Safety Fair

Mark your calendars and plan to attend the annual Family Health and Safety Fair on October 6 from 5:00pm - 7:30pm at the Sports Hub! Featured exhibits include the Teddy Bear Clinic, AdventHealth GlenOaks' Pink Zone for women's health, flu shots, and more! There will also be free screenings for blood pressure, diabetes and vision screening.

Safety-Town Halloween

The Glendale Heights Police Department encourages children to trick-or-treat down the streets of Safety Town on October 31! There will be friendly ghosts and goblins, fairies and witches, and other characters to treat each child. Make sure to pass through the Safety Town Schoolhouse for a spooky trick! Children should bring a container or bag to collect candy.

Turkey Shoot

This end of the year event will be a four person scramble held in November at the Glendale Lakes Golf Club. The Turkey Shoot is $320/team with each person receiving golf, cart, breakfast, lunch, dinner and don't forget a turkey to take home with you. Remember these are two different events so sign up for one day or both days. Don't miss your chance to play in this end-of-year tradition at Glendale Lakes Golf Club. For more information, call the Glendale Lakes Golf Club at 630.260.0018!

Veterans Day Ceremony

Held every year on November 11 at 11:00am at Veterans Memorial Park, 220 Civic Center Plaza. The event includes a flag and color guard presentation, rifle salute and a tribute to our fallen warriors.

Tree Lighting Ceremony

The Village of Glendale Heights invites all residents to participate in the Tree Lighting Ceremony, held at 6:00pm on the Monday following Thanksgiving. Holiday decor and lights will decorate the Civic Center Campus. Enjoy the sounds of the holidays through the performance of Glendale Heights' choral groups and share the holiday spirit as the Mayor and special guest Santa Claus illuminate the Civic Center Complex with just a flick of the switch! Then be sure to stop by the Center for Senior Citizens after the ceremony to warm up with free refreshments.

Victorian Christmas

Visit the Historic House at 311 Windy Point Drive on the first Monday in December from 6:30pm - 8:00pm and experience what a "Victorian Christmas" might have been like 100 years ago! Admission is free and refreshments will be served. Tours of the home will be off ered and children will have the opportunity to make a Victorian decoration to take home.

Breakfast with Santa

Come visit Santa Claus at the Glendale Lakes Golf Club in December and tell him what is on your wish list while having an all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast. The price of an adult breakfast is $5 and a children's breakfast is $3. Photos with Mr. and Mrs. Claus are $2. No registration is required and the event fee is paid at the door.

Christmas Sharing

Spread holiday cheer to individuals and families financially unable to purchase gifts or a holiday meal for their family this season. Beginning in November, tree gift tags listing wished for items will be decorating trees located on the 1st floors of the Civic Center Complex, the Sports Hub and the Center for Senior Citizens. It is the goal to have a bare tree for the holiday season, so that all family members pre-registered in the program receive a gift.