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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2017 Consolidated Election - April 04, 2017

Remember.....It's Your Right to Vote!! Please Do NOT Forfeit That Right!!

Five Trustee candidates are running for three open seats on the East Dundee Village Board. The Consolidated Election is April 4th; early voting begins March 23rd.

Dan Selep
Cindy Comstock
Scott A. "Pillow" Andresen
Kirstin Wood Carfagnini
Robert Gorman

The Consolidated Election is our local government election and it affects our community and our taxes. It includes candidates from Municipal Offices, Library Trustees, Fire Protection District Trustees, School Board Members and Township Offices.

For more information on the Elections, polling locations, or voter registration, please visit www.kanecountyelections.org

EXCITING EAST DUNDEE EVENTS ARE HERE!!

Big Chair Is Back! FB Photo Contest April 14-21

As sure as robins return in spring our Big Chair returns to the Depot grounds this April signaling that summer is on the horizon! The giant Adirondack chair provides an inviting backdrop for some memorable photos and we’re inviting everyone to post their photos to the Village’s Facebook page. To sweeten the deal we’ll be picking winners in a daily random drawing for prizes donated by local businesses. Snap . Post. Prize Draw

Shredding and Electronic Recycling Event April 22- 12-2pm

Here’s a chance to clean out all those files of outdated financial records and private correspondence that are taking up space in your home! An industrial shredder will be parked in the public parking lot located between Hill and Railroad streets with entry off of Railroad. Limit of three banker boxes per person. We’ll also be taking all your electronic recycling too! Refer to countyofkane,org/Recycling/pages/electronics.aspx for a list of acceptable items. FREE for East Dundee Residents (proof of residency required) / Non Residents: $5 for Shredding/ $5 for E-Cycling

Depot Market Reopens for the Season Saturday, May 13 - 8am-2pm

Discover that once-in-a-lifetime treasure at this market that has operated for over 25 years at the Depot on River Street. Open through October, the Saturday market attracts all types of vendors offering goods that change from week to week. Come on out and start your treasure hunt – you may just be surprised at what you find.

Community Garage Sale May 19-20 East and West Dundee – 8am-4pm

This is not just an ordinary garage sale. This is a Dundee Garage Sale! Driveways and sidewalks on both sides of the river will be filled with bargains of all kinds during this annual event. From furniture to clothes and books to collectibles, this sale has it all. To be placed on the Garage Sale Map, sellers must be registered by Friday, May 12. There is no fee to participate. Click here to register

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Fri
Apr 14
2017

The Big Chair is BACK!

FREE CONTEST! Come to The Depot over Spring Break. Post it to the Village of East Dundee Facebook Page to be entered into our daily drawing. Post a photo every day (one prize per household). Winners will be announced daily on Facebook

Sat
Apr 15
2017

The Big Chair is BACK!

FREE CONTEST! Come to The Depot over Spring Break. Post it to the Village of East Dundee Facebook Page to be entered into our daily drawing. Post a photo every day (one prize per household). Winners will be announced daily on Facebook

Sun
Apr 16
2017

The Big Chair is BACK!

FREE CONTEST! Come to The Depot over Spring Break. Post it to the Village of East Dundee Facebook Page to be entered into our daily drawing. Post a photo every day (one prize per household). Winners will be announced daily on Facebook

Mon
Apr 17
2017

The Big Chair is BACK!

FREE CONTEST! Come to The Depot over Spring Break. Post it to the Village of East Dundee Facebook Page to be entered into our daily drawing. Post a photo every day (one prize per household). Winners will be announced daily on Facebook

Tue
Apr 18
2017

The Big Chair is BACK!

FREE CONTEST! Come to The Depot over Spring Break. Post it to the Village of East Dundee Facebook Page to be entered into our daily drawing. Post a photo every day (one prize per household). Winners will be announced daily on Facebook


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