Glendale Heights Parks, Recreation & Facilities - Creating Community through People, Parks & Programs
Upcoming Events

Preschool Family Fun Fair
Thursday, August 17
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
You are invited to join us at the Sports Hub for a night of fun with our experienced preschool teachers.  Enjoy music, activities, storytelling, arts and crafts and much more.

Community Garage Sale
Saturday, September 9th
9:00 am to 2:00 pm
Families! Clean out the basement, attic, and garage.  It's time to get rid of all that stuff you no longer want in the grand tradition of the French flea markets.  Rent a space and sell it all at the 13th annual community garage sale.  Remember one's man trash is another man's trésor!  Nothing to sell?  Come out and shop the bargains.  Register for this event at the Sports Hub where you will receive an information packet including your spot(s) and a corresponding map.  Vendor arrival time:  7:00 am.  Event runs rain or shine.
Code:  112057.01
Fee:  $15/20

Glendale Heights Oktoberfest
Thursday, September 14th - September 24th
Join us for the sixth annual Glendale Heights Oktoberfest held at Camera Park in Glendale Heights. The festival will feature authentic German food prepared by renowned Chef Wolfgang of the acclaimed Schnitzel Platz Restaurant. We will also offer authentic Oktoberfest Bier imported directly from the Hofbräu Brewery in Munich, as well as beer from the oldest Brewery in the world, Weihenstephan Hefe Weiss Bier. Our friendly Dirndl-dressed servers will be there to provide you service with a smile, just like in München. To finish off your meal, there will be an assortment of wonderful Austrian and German pastries.

Experience live entertainment daily including strolling German “Oompah” entertainers in one of the most authentic festival tents. There will also be activities the whole family will enjoy. To round out the Glendale Heights Oktoberfest experience, there will be vendors with German products, souvenirs, hats, steins, and much more.

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Patriot Day
Monday, September 11th, 7:15 pm
The Village of Glendale Heights remembers Patriot Day on September 11th with a silent display of police cars and fire trucks. The candlelight service starts at 7:15 pm on the front steps of Village Hall.  Please join Mayor Jackson and the Village Board, Glendale Heights Police Department, Glenside Fire Protection District, Bloomingdale Fire Protection District, neighbors and friends for a moment of silence and contemplation on Patriot Day.  For more information, contact the Mayor’s Office at 630-909-5303.

“Show & Shine” Car Show & Swap Meet
Sunday, September 17th, 10:00 am – 3:30 pm
Join us for this 35th annual classic event! Take a spin to see all the amazing vehicles, shop at the Swap Meet and peruse the Craft Fair.  The Show & Shine Car Show has 10 vehicle classes. Three trophies are awarded for each class.  There will be 10 specialty trophies awarded including “Best in Show” trophy. If you have a vintage or rare car, enter it in the show!  Crafters and artists can also share your artistic flare and bring those used items in the Swap Meet!  Rain date is September 24.  

$12 pre-registration before September 17 or $15 day of show registration for vehicles.  $15 registration for Swap Meet, Crafters, and Vendors.  Viewing admission is free!

Family Health and Safety Fair
Wednesday, October 4th, 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Come to the Family Health and Safety Fair!  This free community event offers a Teddy Bear Clinic; child ID printing; flu shots; and screenings for blood pressure, body fat, diabetes, strength and fitness, and vision.  The event is sponsored by Marquardt School District 15, Amita Health Adventist Medical Center, Glen Oaks, Queen Bee School District 16, Village of Glendale Heights, Glenside Fire Protection District, Bloomingdale Fire Protection District, Glenside Public Library District, Glenbard Township High School District 87 and Chicago Blower Corporation.  For more information, contact Debbie McKenzie at 630-260-6050.

Veterans Day
Saturday, November 11th, 11:00 am
The Village presents a ceremony at Veterans Memorial Park (220 Civic Center Plaza) at 11:00 am marked by a Flag and Color Guard presentation, rifle salute, and a tribute to our Fallen Warriors.  For more information, contact the Mayor’s Office at 630-909-5303.

Tree Lighting Ceremony
Monday, November 27th, 7:00 pm
The Village of Glendale Heights invites all residents to participate in the Tree Lighting Ceremony.  Come share the holiday spirit and witness Mayor Linda Jackson illuminate the Civic Center Complex with just a flick of the switch.  Bright lights will dazzle you while we enjoy the performances by the choruses of Glendale Heights schools.  Santa Claus will be the guest of honor as he ushers in the season alongside the Mayor.  Be sure to visit the Center for Senior Citizens following the ceremony to warm up with refreshments.
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