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Posted on: June 9, 2021

Summer Events in Glen Ellyn

Summer 2021 Events

Phase 5 of the Restore Illinois Plan marks the return of traditional conventions, festivals, and large events without capacity restrictions.

The Village of Glen Ellyn, in conjunction with event coordinators, are anticipating welcoming back larger-scale events this summer. This includes many of the annual events the community offers, hosted by the 4th of July Committee, the Chamber of Commerce, the Alliance of Downtown Glen Ellyn, among other local organizations. Please note that all events are subject to change per the guidelines set by the State's Restore Illinois Plan. 

French Market: Sundays, May through September 

Visit downtown Glen Ellyn every Sunday, now through September, to find locally grown produce, organic meats, fresh flowers, baked goods and much more! See your neighbors and discover your local community each Sunday from 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. More information can be found on the Glen Ellyn Chamber of Commerce website. 

Glen Ellyn Fourth of July: Sunday, July 4

Parade and Fireworks
The Glen Ellyn 4th of July Committee plans to resume 4th of July 2021 festivities. These activities include Glen Ellyn's 4th of July Parade and Glen Ellyn's Grand Fireworks display. More information and details forthcoming on the Committee’s website at

Freedom 4-Mile Run
The Freedom Four will kick off at 7 a.m. “sharp” on Sunday, July 4, at Lake Ellyn Park. There will be wave starts every 15 minutes in groups of 100 runners. Pre-registration is required at and limited to 800 participants. All race packets must be picked up at Ackerman Sports & Fitness Center prior to 9:00 p.m. July 3. There will be no race packets given out on race day.

Suspended Events: Lake Ellyn Cardboard Regatta and Afternoon Festivities
In planning for summer activities, Glen Ellyn Park District staff reviewed current State of Illinois COVID-19 guidance and at that time, concluded that the Lake Ellyn Cardboard Regatta and July 4th Afternoon Festivities at Lake Ellyn Park would not take place for the summer of 2021. More information here

Jazz Up Glen Ellyn: Saturday, July 10, 4 p.m.

Enjoy Jazz Up Glen Ellyn two ways this year! Either reserve a space on the street to enjoy the show live or watch from the location of your choice. This year’s theme is the Chicago/New Orleans Connection. Limited seating squares will be available for purchase beginning June 10. Also enjoy the event virtually, via free live stream. More information coming soon at

Tour of Lake Ellyn Bicycle Race: Saturday, July 17

Returning for its 5th year, the Tour of Lake Ellyn promises fast-paced cycling action around the beautiful Lake Ellyn course. The challenging venue features a round-about, multiple climbs, a thrilling hairpin, and a tight final turn to the finish line on Lenox. Be sure to bring your family, friends, and bikes to enjoy Lake Ellyn for a day of thrilling professional and amateur racing, food, beer garden, and the annual Family Fun Ride. For more information and schedules, visit “Tour of Lake Ellyn” on Facebook.

Sidewalk Sale Celebration: Friday, July 23 – Saturday, July 24

Find the best bargains in Glen Ellyn. This two-day event features music and discounts on merchandise from a number of participating downtown stores. More information forthcoming on the Alliance of Downtown Glen Ellyn’s website, 

The Taste of Glen Ellyn & Village Fair: August 11-15

This five-day event takes place in the heart of the downtown Glen Ellyn, north of the tracks in the Glenwood/Crescent Parking lot. The annual event features a variety of live entertainment including nationally known performers and a community stage showcasing local youth groups. Enjoy all the event has to offer with festive foods, cold beverages, a business expo and carnival rides. More information will be available soon on the Glen Ellyn Chamber of Commerce website.

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