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Lake Ellyn Park & Boathouse

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645 Lenox Road
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137 United States
(630) 858-2462

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August 2019

Jazz in the Park Concert

August 21 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Lake Ellyn Park & Boathouse, 645 Lenox Road
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137 United States
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Free

Enjoy free live concerts by the Glen Ellyn Jazz Ensemble, a 16-member group, throughout the summer. Don't forget to bring a blanket, lawn chairs, bug spray, and a picnic dinner. Please note, no alcoholic beverages are allowed in the parks. See the entire schedule on our 'Jazz in the Park' page. Concert Details Date: Wednesday, August 21 Time: 7:00pm-9:00pm Location: Lake Ellyn Park, 645 Lenox Road, Glen Ellyn Cost: Free and all ages welcome (no registration required) Inclement Weather In…

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September 2019

Glow in the Park Lantern Walk

September 15 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Lake Ellyn Park & Boathouse, 645 Lenox Road
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137 United States
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Free

Get ready to light up the night at Glow in the Park! We're partnering with Charlie's Corner Foundation for an exciting evening of family activities benefiting Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago. Start the evening enjoying bounce houses, an inflatable climbing wall, live music, and more. At dusk, watch or march in the illuminated paper lantern walk around the lake. Glow in the Park is free to attend, but cash donations to Lurie Children’s are encouraged. There…

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MasterMoms Talk: The JOY Bar

September 18 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Lake Ellyn Park & Boathouse, 645 Lenox Road
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137 United States
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$25

Join us at this month’s MasterMoms Talk! This event features a talk from The JOY Bar owner, who will teach participants the benefits of juicing, nutrient-dense smoothies, and plant-based meals. We'll also discuss various superfoods and how they can boost your metabolism, energy, mood, and balance your hormones! Bring your friends and a beverage of your choice! Register for this event at www.gepark.org/register. Registration Start Dates Resident Registration: July 28th at 10:00pm Non-Resident Registration: August 12th at 8:30am The JOY…

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October 2019

MasterMoms Talk: Event Planning

October 2 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Lake Ellyn Park & Boathouse, 645 Lenox Road
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137 United States
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$25

Enjoy an evening of event planning tips to get you ready for the holidays! Diana Laufenberg, owner of Celebrate In Style Events, will share ideas to celebrate all the people in your life by creating traditions and memories for your family and friends. Diana will provide lots of fun ideas for hosting holiday parties, celebrating birthdays, and family milestones! Bring your friends and a beverage of your choice! Register for this event at www.gepark.org/register. Registration Start Dates Resident Registration: July…

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Thirsty Thursday on the Deck

October 3 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Lake Ellyn Park & Boathouse, 645 Lenox Road
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137 United States
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Enjoy a beverage, snacks and live music on the Boathouse deck and patio. Craft beer and wine will be for sale by Glen Ellyn’s own, The Beer Cellar. Who doesn’t love warm nights, cool drinks and great music with friends? Pre-registration available online. Tickets at the door are cash only, if available. Tickets are $10 for residents and include entry and 1 drink ticket; $15 for non-residents. Additional beer/wine sold separately. The 1st 100 guests to pre-register will receive a…

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Guided Nature Walk

October 16 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Lake Ellyn Park & Boathouse, 645 Lenox Road
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137 United States
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Free

Over the past several years, the Park District has completed several improvement projects at Lake Ellyn Park, including the landscape. Join us on a guided nature walk as we discuss the plantings around the Boathouse, the naturalization of three acres of oak woodland, shoreline work, and the floating restorer islands. Please park on Lenox Road, north of the entrance drive into the park (student parking south of the drive), and meet in front of the Boathouse. Event Details Date: Wednesday,…

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Pumpkin Flotilla Fest

October 20 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Lake Ellyn Park & Boathouse, 645 Lenox Road
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137 United States
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Free

Join the Glen Ellyn Park District at Pumpkin Flotilla Fest! Enjoy live entertainment with Jeanie B! and the Jelly Beans, activities and games throughout the park, a pumpkin carving demonstration, trackless train rides, and bounce houses. The night will end with a lit Pumpkin Flotilla on Lake Ellyn at dusk! Food and beverages, provided by the Rotary Club of Glen Ellyn, will be available for purchase in the Boathouse. Participants can enter a pumpkin creation in the Flotilla or take…

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November 2019

Fall Fete: Whiskey, Wine, and Whimsy

November 2 @ 6:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Lake Ellyn Park & Boathouse, 645 Lenox Road
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137 United States
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Join the Glen Ellyn Park District at Fall Fete on Saturday, November 2nd from 6:30pm-10:30pm! Taste whiskies, sip wines, listen to music and indulge in decadent food from Maize + Mash while supporting the Friends of Glen Ellyn Parks at our inaugural fundraiser. There will also be games and a spectacular live auction. The admission ticket includes a souvenir giveaway and goodie bag. The event is expected to sell out, so purchase a ticket early! Early release tickets are on…

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MasterMoms Talk: Holiday Floral Décor

November 13 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Lake Ellyn Park & Boathouse, 645 Lenox Road
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137 United States
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This MasterMoms Talk features a discussion with Wheaton’s own local “celebrity-florist,” Andrew Parravano. At the event, Parravano will provide a floral design demonstration and give participants a glimpse into how he decorates for his holiday gatherings at home! As a bonus, you will enjoy a brief performance by area choristers from Anima-Glen Ellyn Children’s Chorus. Register for this event at www.gepark.org/register. Registration Start Dates Resident Registration: July 28th at 10:00pm Non-Resident Registration: August 12th at 8:30am Holiday Floral Décor Event…

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Turkey Trot 5-Mile Predicto Race

November 28
Lake Ellyn Park & Boathouse, 645 Lenox Road
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137 United States
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Free

Join the Glen Park District on Thanksgiving at our annual Turkey Trot Predicto Race! This event begins at 8:00am on Thursday, November 28th, and is open to all ages and skill levels. No timing devices are allowed on the course. The top two runners who most accurately predict their finish time will win a Thanksgiving treat. Prizes will also be awarded for Best Costume! Advanced registration is not required, but a waiver must be signed prior to the event to…

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December 2019

Pancakes at the North Pole – WAITLIST ONLY

December 7
Lake Ellyn Park & Boathouse, 645 Lenox Road
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137 United States
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This event is sold out, however, we recommend adding yourself to the waiting list.  Santa is stopping by to visit with the good boys and girls of Glen Ellyn! Everyone will enjoy a pancake breakfast, table activities, and a visit from Santa. Each child will receive a gift from Santa as a remembrance of this special day. All children must register with an adult. Participants need to register for one of the times slots: 8am-9am, 9:30am-10:30am or 11am-12pm. To register,…

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