Community Events

Explore the Possibilities of the Village of East Dundee this year! Our calendar is filled with all types of community events. We’ll be updating event details as the year progresses, so please check back regularly.
Questions? Contact us at (224) 293-7107 or click the calendar links in the right-hand column. Or better yet like us on Facebook

St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Fireworks
Get your green on! Sponsored by the owner of Bandito Barney’s in East Dundee, this annual crowd-pleaser keeps growing every year. The parade and fireworks are coordinated by McNamee family members to honor their brother and late East Dundee business owner, Thom McNamee.

Big Chair is Back
Snap a selfie on this iconic symbol of summer outside The Depot on River St. Post it on our Facebook page and be entered into a random daily drawing for a prize!

Shredding and E-Cycling Event
Safeguard yourself against identity theft – shred all your unwanted papers and documents! And here’s your chance to recycle broken laptops; computers; tablets; cables; discs; televisions; and more! Click here for a complete listing of acceptable items.  Limit of 3 banker size boxes. East Dundee residents free; Non-residents $5. I.D.s will be checked.

Weekend Markets
The Depot on River Street is the spot to visit for East Dundee’s Saturday and Sunday markets.
Sponsored by the Dundee Township Visitor’s Center, the Saturday Depot Market is open 8a-2p, May 13 through October 28. Offering something for everyone, the market is open to all vendors and offers a different variety of products each week.
The Sunday Farmers Market, sponsored by the Dundee Foundation, is open 10a-2p from June 11 through October 8. It features food and horticultural and artisan goods sold by local farmers, producers and businesses. This market also offers live music, family events, food demonstrations, educational programs and more.
Please click here to view the Community Calendar for exact dates and times of the following events.   

 Art in the Park
Amble around the grounds of the Depot on River Street and visit the booths of working artists to view their wares for sale. Artisticology will be on hand offering a make- it take -it painting project

Village Wide Garage Sale
Have you run out of room to store your “stuff?” This event allows Dundee residents an opportunity to participate in a “Ginormous” Village-Wide Garage Sale. The sale is advertised in local newspapers in addition to other publicity outlets.

Annual Crawfish Boil
Spicy and tasty these will tingle your tastebuds! Ruthellas will provide the goods; you provide an appetite!
Memorial Day Parade
Kick off summer with this annual parade honoring all those that served in the military. Sponsored by the local VFW, this parade begins in East Dundee and continues across the Fox River via Rte. 72 ending at Grafelman Park in West Dundee. Held on the Sunday of Memorial Day Weekend.

‘17’s Summer Events - Rain or Shine!
If you love cars, own cars or have even driven in a car -- you'll want to come on out to our Motor Mondays. Presented in conjunction with the Midwest Racing Preservation Association (MiRPA), these shows regularly draw 100 + cars and their owners.  The events are held along River St. near The Depot and are family-friendly, offer entertainment and a chance to sample the food at area restaurants and shops.
Beer and wine will flow at Corks & Caps, happening on The Depot lawn on River St. With non stop live music; plenty of opportunities to eat and drink; and even more opportunities to visit with friends, neighbors and family, this event is not to be missed!
If you love wine then Wine Down Wednesdays, are the perfect activity for a summer’s evening! Depending on the date, your host will be The Uncommon Palate or The Anvil Club. Complete with live music and restaurants featuring their signature dishes for purchase, these events will also showcase art that will be available for purchase. Additional beverages will be available for purchase as well.
Kid pleasin’ and fun Picnic in the Park features live, kid-focused entertainment. Lions Park on Penny Rd (Rt. 68) is the new location for this popular event. Bring a chair or blanket and enjoy the entertainment. Offered in partnership with the Dundee Township Park District. Free and open to the public.
The whole family can enjoy a night of free live music at Concerts in the Park! This year’s performances will take place at Lions Park and are presented by the Village in partnership with the Dundee Township Park District.  Free to the public; bring your own chairs.
History buffs and the curious – here’s your chance to learn more about East Dundee! Step back in time and get ready to walk around town as you follow the lead of local historian and author Phil Aleo. Not boring and always entertaining these walks are presented by the Dundee Foundation.

Heritage Fest
End your summer in East Dundee where things will be rockin’!  The three day festival will feature entertainment, carnival rides, food and more family fun than should ever be allowed! Look for vintage cars; Wine Down Wednesday; the Saturday Depot Market and Sunday Farmers’ Market and Motor Monday  in addition to an exciting kid’s corner filled with activities, crafts and magic. This is a not-to-be-missed annual event, held in both East and West Dundee.

Dickens in Dundee
Where better to celebrate the holidays than right here in East Dundee? This annual tradition comes complete with tree lighting, caroling; a visit with Santa; kids activities and a parade through town with many of the community organizations coming together to complete a weekend-long celebration of the holidays.  Activities will be held in West Dundee as well.

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Jul 22

Depot Market

8:00AM - 2:00PM at 319 N River St, East Dundee, IL 60118
Sponsored by the Dundee Township Vistor's Center, the Depot Market is open to all vendors and offers a variety of products including antiques, collectibles and food items each week through October. Rain or shine! Call (847) 426-4307 for more information.

Jul 24

Free Summer Lunches: Mondays - Fridays

12:00PM - 1:00PM at Dundee Library
The Dundee Library is hosting free summer lunches for all kids who rely on free or reduced-price school meals.

Visit the library from Monday through Friday from noon to 1pm to enjoy your nutritious lunch!

Meals are paid for by the Summer Food Service Program (Sfsp), a federally funded program managed by the USDA

and operated by the Illinois State Board of Education in conjunction with the Northern Illinois Food Bank.

Lunches will begin on Tuesday, May 30 and be served through Monday, August 14.

--- Volunteers will be needed from 11:30am to 1:30pm to serve the lunches (great opportunity for high school students!).

For more information on volunteering, please email Cris Cigler at

Jul 28

FREE Concert in the Park - "Semple"

7:00PM - 8:30PM at Lions Park - East Dundee
Featuring lead vocals by Keith Semple, one of the top 20 finishers from 2015s NBC "The Voice",

Semple is a Chicago based band that prides itself on its entertaining combination of musicianship and high energy stage performance.

With styles ranging from 70s rock, to modern pop songs, and everything in between...

Everyone is sure to be happy!

* Cosponsored by The Village of East Dundee

Jul 29

Depot Market

8:00AM - 2:00PM at 319 N River St, East Dundee, IL 60118
Sponsored by the Dundee Township Vistor's Center, the Depot Market is open to all vendors and offers a variety of products including antiques, collectibles and food items each week through October. Rain or shine! Call (847) 426-4307 for more information.

Aug 04

FREE Concert in the Park - "Wild Daisy"

7:00PM - 8:30PM at Grafelman Park - West Dundee
Wild Daisy is the most energetic, dynamic female-fronted country band in the Chicagoland area!

The band plays current, upbeat country, with a few pop/rock songs thrown in.

The musicianship and energy of this band cannot be matched!

* Cosponsored by The Village of West Dundee

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