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


Mother Son Dance - A Night at the Oscars
Friday, April 13, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Once a year comes an event so magnificent that it brings together the biggest stars in Hollywood… The Oscars! We are rolling out the red carpet for this year’s Daddy Daughter Dance & Mother Son Dance! From the preshow interviews, to the awards, it’s all coming to you, our guests of honor. This elegant event includes a buffet dinner, a live DJ,  as well as fun games and activities that will have you feeling like a movie star!  Each child will receive a souvenir to remember this special evening for years to come. So get ready for a taste of the Hollywood Life and remember … dress to impress!
$48/$58 per couple
Additional Son $22
Registration Deadline: 4/6
Code: 337107.01

Go the Extra Mile with Character Counts Color Run
Saturday, May 19, 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
We are adding some color to Glendale Heights with the "Go the Extra Mile" Character Counts Color Run! This summer, the Glendale Heights Sports Hub is teaming up with the Character Counts! Coalition to showcase the six pillars of character in our community, and we want you to be a part of it!  The color run will have several color stations throughout in which runners will get blasted with a different color representing each pillar! Make it to the end, celebrate with the runners color toss and watch as the air changes to a color explosion! The morning will conclude with a post-race celebration filled with music and food, so make sure to stick around!

All runners receive a packet which includes a t-shirt, color package, sunglasses, bracelet, draw string bag and a post-race celebration meal ticket!

$5 per person entry fee (code: 137107.01).
This a fundraiser so runners are encouraged to collect pledges.
Proceeds from this event will be donated to the Glendale Heights Character Counts! Coalition.
Interested in becoming a sponsor? Contact [email protected]

Memorial Day Ceremony
Monday, May 28, 11:00 am
In May, area grade school students will be planting flags to represent the fallen heroes from Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom Afghanistan. The inner circle of flags will represent fallen Illinois service personnel.
On Memorial Day, Monday, May 28 at 11:00 am at Veterans Memorial Park, we honor the memory of the brave men and women who died while serving our country. The Glendale Heights VFW Post 2377 will conduct a "Fallen Warrior Ceremony" followed by a solemn wreath laying ceremony. This includes a flag and color guard presentation, rifle salute and playing of Taps.

Glendale Heights Fest
Wednesday, July 11 - Sunday, July 15
Known to many as one of the Western Suburbs premier events! Plan to spend a fun-filled time at Glendale Heights Fest with delicious food and entertainment for the entire family.  Enjoy a breathtaking display of fireworks at dusk on Wednesday, July 11 and Sunday, July 15. 
Visit www.glendaleheightsfest.com for more information.

National Night Out
Tuesday, August 7, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Civic Center Campus
National Night Out Against Crime is celebrated annually on the 1 Tuesday in August by Law Enforcement Agencies across the United States. The Glendale Heights Police Department invites you and your family to join them and 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 Glendale Heights Police Department has coordinated 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 Bloomingdale Fire Protection Districts. Grilled hot dogs, hamburgers, soft drinks and snacks will be offered free of charge, and served by Glendale Heights Police Officers, Village Officials and the Glendale Heights Junior Woman’s Club. We hope you will join us!

Movies in the Park
Join us for an evening of superhero fun for the whole family! In partnership with the Village of Glendale Heights, the Glenside Public Library is bringing big screen entertainment to Reskin Park! Please bring your blankets and chairs. Concessions will be available to purchase. Movie will start at 8:00 pm weather permitting.
Saturday, June 16 ~ Thor:  Ragnarok
Saturday, August 18 - Guardians of the Galaxy

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