FAMILY PROGRAMS & SPECIAL EVENTS

Summer Events Fall Events

Summer Events

Passholder Party FREe for Glencoe beach passholders

11 AM-3 PM | Select dates, starting May 28 | Glencoe Beach 
This year, Glencoe Beach brings live music and food vendors right off the water!  Events are limited to Glencoe Beach season passholders only. 

  • August 14: Live music performed by Keith Scott  (1-3 PM)
  • August 28: Live music performed by Jukebox Heroes (1-3 PM)

KICKBACK AT KALK Free!

5-7 PM | Select Thursdays, starting June 9 | Kalk Park 
Bring a picnic blanket for an evening of live music and fun! The night will kick off with activities at 5 PM, followed by a concert at 6 PM. Each concert will feature a new band and activities! 

  • August 11: Big Band Night with Blueshift Big Band
  • August 18: Bluegrass with music by Fox Crossing String Band
  • September 8: Kids Night with Ralph Covert

Movies on the Green  Free!

Dusk | Friday, June 10, July 8, August 12 | Various Locations

Movies on the Green return for another exciting lineup of movies to enjoy outdoors with friends and neighbors! Don’t forget to bring your lawn chairs and blankets. All movies are free to attend and begin at dusk. This series is sponsored by the Village of Glencoe, the Glencoe Park District and the Glencoe Public Library.

  • August 12: Field of Dreams (PG) at Melvin Berlin Park

TOTS-N-TUNES Free!

10-10:45 AM | Select Tuesdays, June 14-August 9 | Takiff Center Front Lawn
Your tot will be dancing and singing along as talented children’s performers take the stage! In case of inclement weather, the concert will be moved inside the Takiff Center. 

  • August 9: Nanny Nikki

Fall Events

NEW! beer on the beach

Saturday, September 10 | 4-7 pm | Glencoe Beach | Activity #220761 | Ages 21+ | $15/20 R/NR per person

Adults! You deserve a night out on the beach with the sounds of surf and suds. Your ticket includes samples of multiple craft beers. Enjoy beer and Glencoe Beach with friends and neighbors!

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free! doggie dip

Sunday, September 18 | 12-1 pm | Glencoe Beach

Bring your furry friend to Glencoe Beach for some doggone fun! Watch them swim in Lake Michigan while you enjoy the company of other dogs. This is a free event, so it’s a great chance to socialize your dog and try something new.


Favorite! the great mud run

Saturday, October 1 | Races start at 9 am | Watts Park | Ages 7-14  | Activity #220817
Early bird Rate (August 4-31): $30 | Regular Rate (September 1-30): $40  | Race Day Rate (October 1): $50 

Are you ready to get muddy? The Great Mud Run’s signature obstacle course is coming back to Watts Park. With twelve obstacles and a one-of-a-kind course, this 1.25-mile race will test your physical stamina and mental drive. All participants will receive a shirt and medal. If you think you can finish it, sign up now!

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Favorite! Boo Bash 

Friday, October 28 | 5-7 PM | Takiff Center | Activity #220822 | $10/12 R/NR per person Ages 2-8 with an adult

The Takiff Center transforms into an eerie playground where kids can trick-or-treat, enjoy shows, witness spectacles, participate in Halloween activities, and enjoy other spook-tacular surprises! Be sure to wear your costume. Everyone who attends must pay. 

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New! If Kids Ran Thanksgiving

Saturday, November 19 | 12-2 PM | Takiff Center | Activity #220310 | $10/15 R/NR per child | Ages 2-8 with an Adult

What would happen if kids were in charge of Thanksgiving dinner? It would probably be a lot different! When you register, your child will be asked how they think Thanksgiving should be celebrated. When they arrive on November 19, they will find out what wild ideas won! 

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New! Hallmark Holiday

Thursday, December 15 | 5-7 PM | Kalk Park | Activity #220838 | All Ages | $10/12 R/NR per person

If you enjoy the spectacle of the holiday season, this event is for you. Warm up outdoors with seasonal treats, activities, and good cheer, straight out of a movie!

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visit with santa

Saturday, December 17 | 12-3 PM | Watts Center | Activity #220321 | All Ages | $10/12 R/NR per group

Visit with Santa and enjoy holiday activities around the hearth at Watts Center. Photo ops occur every 10 minutes. Each party taking a picture must register.

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