Volunteers, civic organizations and families help bring the holiday spirit to Streamwood by lining Park Boulevard, the Veteran’s Memorial and Village Hall as well as other areas throughout town with Luminaria. After visiting with Santa and Mrs. Claus, join us in front of the Veteran’s Memorial for our annual holiday tree lighting. Luminaria is held on the first Friday of December starting at 6:30pm.
Breakfast with Santa
Join Santa and Mrs. Claus for breakfast and that special chat at the Hoosier Grove Farmstead Barn on the first Saturday in December. Prior registration is required. Contact the Park District at (630) 372-PARK for more information.
The Polar Express
You’ve read the book and seen the movie; now jump on board for a ride with Santa! The Express pulls out of the Schaumburg Metra Station on a Saturday in December. Seats are limited. Get your tickets early! Contact the Park District at (630) 372-PARK for more information.
Black History Festival
Gail Borden Library hosts its annual Black History Festival in February. This free event features presentations on Black Americans who have shaped our country. No registration required at this family-friendly event.
Family Health and Wellness Fair
The Streamwood Park District host this annual Family Health and Wellness Fair in February at Park Place. Learn about programs and services from a variety of groups and agency to keep your whole family on a healthy track!
The Streamwood Park District celebrates Easter with several events. They have an Easter Egg Hunt (Hoosier Grove Park) for children ages 8 and under on March 23; Egg Dive (Park Place) for kids 11 years and under; and Twilight Egg Hunt (Community Center), for students in kindergarten-6th Grade on March 29; and, the Hop Stop Bunny Breakfast (Hoosier Grove Barn) on March 30. Contact the Park District at (630) 372-PARK for more information.
Streamwood is proud to be designated as a Tree City USA community. In celebration, each year the Village holds Arbor Day festivities in conjunction with local schools. These festivities include tree plantings and educational information on the maintenance and importance of trees in our community.
Art Appreciation Around the World
The Community Relations Commission hosts its annual Art Appreciation Around the World exhibit at Poplar Creek Library (1405 S Park Blvd.). Art displays included two- and three-dimensional work. Artists will be available throughout the afternoon to discuss their art with visitors. This year's event will be held on April 27, 2013 from 1:00-4:00 pm.
Streamwood Environmental Education Day (SEED)
The Natural Resource Conservancy Commission invites you to learn about protecting our environment on April 27, 2013. This annual event is held in the Maintenance Garage at Village Hall from 10:00 am-2:00 pm. Representatives from various groups will provide information on organic gardening, water quality, native plantings and energy conservation. Free e-waste and expired prescription drug drop-off will be available. Take in the Art Appreciation Event at the Library by simply walking down the path from the garage.
Guns N' Hoses Charity Basketball Game
Off-duty personnel from the Streamwood Police and Fire Departments battle each other on the basketball court for bragging rights! The annual event raises funds to benefit local charities and Streamwood families in need. This year's game will be held on Friday, April 5, 2013 at Streamwood High School at 7:00 pm.
Tickets can be purchased at Village Hall, the police or fire stations, or online at www.streamwoodgnh.org.
Student Government Day
Seniors from Streamwood High School get an opportunity to "take over the town" and spend the day in a hands-on approach to local government. We invite you to see the students in action, on May 1, 2013 at 7:00 pm, as they hold a mock Village Board meeting at Village Hall (301 E Irving Park Road) in the Council Chambers.
Advanced Disposal wants to motivate you to do some spring cleaning! Advanced Disposal will be offering expanded refuse pickup during Clean-Up Week 2013 - May 13-17! Veolia will pick up UNLIMITED amounts of trash placed at the curb, including old furniture, bicycles, etc. NO household hazardous waste, no electronics and no more than two cubic yards of construction/remodeling debris will be picked up. A $25 per item charge for white goods/appliances discarded at the curb will be required. Call Advanced Disposal (630) 587-8282 to arrange for payment and pick-up.
2013 will mark the 22nd Anniversary of the Village of Streamwood Veterans Memorial. The Memorial Day Ceremony honors all those who have served in defense of our country. Schedule of events for our annual Memorial Day Observance includes a POW/MIA candlelight vigil and vigil guard. This moving tribute is held at the Veteran’s Memorial (301 E Irving Park Road). The candlelight vigil begins on Saturday, May 25. Throughout the night, vigil guards march past the monoliths. They are relieved at 11:00 am on Sunday, May 26 to formally start our Memorial Day Ceremony.
Join the fun at the Annual Streamwood Stride on June 8, 2013. Races
include a 10K and 5K Run/Walk, Double Derby
(in conjunction with Bartlett Park District) and 1-Mile Fun Run. Participants enjoy a pancake breakfast following the event. The race is held at Park Place Family Recreation Center (550 S. Park Boulevard). For more information, contact the Park District at (630) 372-PARK.
4th of July Fireworks
Celebrate our country’s independence with a display held at
at Dolphin Park on Park Blvd on July 4.
Rain date will be July 5, if necessary.
A three-day, sun-filled event for the whole family. Enjoy a Saturday morning parade, carnival, Bingo, activities for the children, games, food/beer tent, Sunday morning golf outing, and entertainment each day on both the children’s stage as well as the main stage. Join us July 26-28, 2013 at Hoosier Grove Park. For the Summer Celebration website, click here.
National Night Out
National Night Out is an evening designed to heighten crime and drug prevention awareness. Neighborhoods will spend the evening outdoors to give crime a "going away" party.
Get up close and personal with the big rigs! Our annual event will be held at Park Place Family Recreation Center (550 S. Park Blvd.) on August 6 from 10:00 am - 12:00 noon. Contact the Park District at (630) 372-PARK for more information.
Hanover Township hosts this annual event promoting the talents of local artists. The Annual Art Show will be held at the Township Campus (250 S. Route 59, Bartlett) on August 13 from 3:00-6:00 pm. Contact Hanover Township at (630) 837-0301 for more information.
Just for the Health of It! Health and Wellness Expo
Hanover Township hosts its Annual Health and Wellness Expo at the Township Campus (250 S Route 59, Bartlett) on September 19, 2013. This outdoor expo offers free health screenings, wellness information, food, music and fun for ages 0-110! For more information, please contact the Township at (630) 837-0301.
Fire Prevention Week - Open House
Visit the Fire Department to learn about the importance of fire prevention and safety. On October 5, from 11:00 am - 3:00 pm, take a tour of Station #32, spray a fire hose, tours of the station, and learn how to keep your home, your family, and yourself, safe from fire. Fire Station #32 is located at 900 W Irving Park Road (just east of Route 59).
Join the Park District for their annual fall festival featuring a kid fun run, hay rides, games and pumpkin pie eating contests on Saturday, October 5 starting at 11:00 am. Pumpkins, hay bales and corn are also available to purchase throughout the month. Join the fun at Hoosier Grove Park (700 W. Irving Park Road). Contact the Park District at (630) 372-PARK for more information.
Safely Trick or Treat
Get your little ghosts and goblins off to a fun and safe start to trick-or-treating. The Park District will host this annual Safely Trick or Treat at Safety Town on Thursday, October 31 from 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm for children eight years and younger in Hoosier Grove Park (700 W. Irving Park Road). For more information on this free event, contact the Park District at (630) 372-PARK for more information.
Trick or treat hours on October 31 are 3:00 - 7:00 pm. Children are
asked to wear brightly colored costumes and stay within the limits of their
Click here for safety tips.
Cultures of Our Community
The Village's Community Relations Commission will host its annual celebration of the cultures in our community on November 2, from 1:00-4:00 pm at Poplar Creek Library (1405 S Park Ave). Enjoy music, stories, food, and friendship from around the world! Refreshments will be served at this free event.
This annual observance salutes all of America’s men and women in
uniform. The Veterans’ Day observance
is always held on November 11 at 11:00 am at the Veteran’s Memorial (301 E. Irving Park Road).
Annual Hanover Township Toy Drive
Hanover Township conducts an annual Toy Drive for needy families in our area. Collection bins are located throughout the community, including at Village Hall. New books and toys are accepted. Collections begin in early November. Collections are accepted through mid-December. For more information, or to host a toy drive, please contact the Township at (630) 837-0301.
Chamber of Commerce Annual Dinner
This annual event highlights the best in local businesses! The Chamber announces its Business of the Year, Businessperson of the Year, and Volunteer of the Year at the event, which is open to the entire community. For tickets and details, please contact the Chamber at (630) 837-5800 or on-line at www.streamwoodchamber.com.
Handmade in Hanover Craft Show and Bake Sale
This annual craft show and bake sale, which raises funds for the Hanover Township Senior Center (240 S Route 59, Bartlett), is held over two days in November. For details, please contact the Township at (630) 837-0201.