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    Afternoon Festivities Returns July 4th

    Penny carnival games (with prizes), bounce houses, face painting, and live music by Rendition on the 4th of July from 1pm-4pm at Lake Ellyn Park.

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    Afternoon Festivities Returns July 4th

    Penny carnival games (with prizes), bounce houses, face painting, and live music by Rendition on the 4th of July from 1pm-4pm at Lake Ellyn Park.

    Get In On The Fun »

    Lake Ellyn Cardboard Regatta Returns June 29

    Teams will race boats made (almost) entirely of cardboard at the Lake Ellyn Cardboard Regatta. Build a boat and enter the Youth, Adult or Family categories.

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    Lake Ellyn Cardboard Regatta Returns June 29

    Teams will race boats made (almost) entirely of cardboard at the Lake Ellyn Cardboard Regatta. Build a boat and enter the Youth, Adult or Family categories.

    Get Regatta Ready »

    Freedom Four™ 4-Mile Run on July 4

    Start your 4th of July dashing to the finish line at the Freedom Four™! Register by June 27 to take advantage of the $25 "Early Bird" rate and guarantee your race shirt!

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    Freedom Four™ 4-Mile Run on July 4

    Start your 4th of July dashing to the finish line at the Freedom Four™! Register by June 27 to take advantage of the $25 "Early Bird" rate and guarantee your race shirt!

    Register Today »

    Enter to Win the Best Seats in the Park

    Enter to win V.I.P. seating for you and your family on the fishing pier during the 4th of July fireworks! Contest ends at 7am on June 28.

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    Enter to Win the Best Seats in the Park

    Enter to win V.I.P. seating for you and your family on the fishing pier during the 4th of July fireworks! Contest ends at 7am on June 28.

    Enter Today »

    Family Fun Night Returns on Wed., July 17

    Don't miss this FREE evening of music, entertainment, exciting rides, bounce houses, and craft projects.

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    Family Fun Night Returns on Wed., July 17

    Don't miss this FREE evening of music, entertainment, exciting rides, bounce houses, and craft projects.

    Join the Fun »

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    Lake Ellyn Cardboard Regatta: Where to Park

    Planning to drive to the Lake Ellyn Cardboard Regatta on Saturday? Please be sure to follow posted signage if parking on the streets surrounding Lake Ellyn Park. Additional parking is available in the Glenbard West parking lot across from Duchon Field and in the Metra commuter lots in downtown Glen Ellyn. For additional parking options in downtown Glen Ellyn, please view the Village’s interactive parking map by clicking here. Due to the popularity of this event, we recommend carpooling or getting dropped off when possible.

    4th of July Holiday Hours

    Glen Ellyn Park District will observe special hours of operation on Thursday, July 4, 2019. Be sure to join us for the Freedom Four™ 4-Mile Run and Afternoon Festivities, and watch for us on the parade route!  Read More »

    Afternoon Festivities offers games, music after 4th of July Parade

    Keep your Fourth of July in high gear with our Afternoon Festivities event, timed to immediately follow the Glen Ellyn 4th of July parade. Read More »

    Enter to ride on the Park District’s 100-Year Anniversary 4th of July Parade float!

    Why march in the parade when you could ride in style? The Park District was selected as this year’s 4th of July Parade Grand Marshal…and now you and your family could win the chance to ride on our 100-Year Anniversary float! Entries accepted through 7am on June 28.

    Cardboard Boats Set Sail in Glen Ellyn on Saturday, June 29

    Build a boat made out of cardboard and race it across Lake Ellyn, or come cheer on race participants, at the annual Lake Ellyn Cardboard Regatta on Saturday, June 29. The event takes place at Lake Ellyn Park, 645 Lenox Road, Glen Ellyn. Races begin at noon, but spectators are invited to view each boat as the crews prepare for the big moment starting at 10 a.m. and to grab food truck fare beginning at 11 a.m. Boat preregistration is required for $50 per boat by Friday, June 28 at noon; admission to watch the fun on race day is free.

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    Win V.I.P Seats to View the 2019 Fireworks from the Fishing Pier at Lake Ellyn

    You and your family could win a chance to watch the 2019 fireworks over Lake Ellyn from the fishing pier! Must be a resident of the Glen Ellyn Park District AND 18 years of age or older to enter.

    Free Things To Do in June 2019

    The month of June is packed with events that you and your family can enjoy without spending a dime.  Read More »

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