Articles in the Recreation & Activity Category
When you live at Highland Woods in Elgin, cultural events and opportunities are endless. On Saturday, July 28 and Sunday, July 29, your family will enjoy downtown Elgin’s 4th annual Art and Soul on the Fox. This event is packed with live music, a walkabout theater, and art from over 90 juried artists and artisans, including canvas, sculpture, jewelry, ceramics, and more. Work will be available for sale at the festival. Artist demonstrations, festival food and live music, theatre and dance enhance this spectacular free admission art event in the heart of Downtown Elgin. Event details:
What: Arts Festival
When: Saturday, July 28, 11am-6pm and Sunday, July 29, 11am-5pm
Location: Downtown Elgin/DuPage Court
Then, on Saturday, from 7-10pm, enjoy Passeggiata—a traditional Italian slow evening stroll featuring an opening by grammy nominee Beth Patterson.
For more information, check out the Art and Soul on the Fox blog.
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When you live at Highland Woods in Elgin, you are a part of a town that loves to entertain its residents. This summer, the city is continuing its tradition of Movies in the Park on Thursdays in July and August. The movies are free and shown on a huge inflatable movie screen at sundown. Beginning at 7, the city hosts activities based on the movie’s theme, refreshments sold by nonprofits, and $2 train rides around the park on the “Elgin Express”. Bring your blanket or lawn chairs to sit on and bug spray, and join the fun! The schedule is as follows:
What: Movies in the Park
When: Thursdays in July and August (and one Tuesday) at 7pm
Bring: A blanket or lawn chair, money for refreshments or train rides, and snacks and drinks for your kids if you prefer!
Thursday, July 19: Puss in Boots
Thursday, July 26: The Sandlot
Thursday, August 2: Tangled
Tuesday, August …
When you live at Highland Woods, you will never have a shortage of options when it comes to going out to eat. And while there are several great restaurants within a few miles of your home, you won’t be a true Elgin resident unless you’ve tried three of Elgin’s most beloved restaurants.
Al’s Cafe and Creamery
43 DuPage Ct, Elgin, IL
This downtown gem is known for its comfort food, innovative dishes, and most of all for the legendary Burns’ malts. Decorated with bookshelves and antiques, the restaurant makes you feel right at home as you enjoy delicious food for lunch or dinner.
Yelp review: “This place is one of the sweetest and most enjoyable cafes I’ve been to in a long time.”
My favorite dish: Manhattan Tuna: Tuna dill, guacamole, sprouts, tomato, Muenster & Colby cheese broiled open-faced on pumpernickel bread.
Elgin Public House
219 E Chicago Street, Elgin, IL
This friendly restaurant is set up as …