We celebrate Streamwood through a variety of programs and events that highlight our community. Click here for a current calendar of events (Please note: many events have been modified or cancelled because of COVID-19).
Read below to learn about the wide array of events held throughout the year!
Black History Festival
Gail Borden Library hosts an 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.
Lift Every Voice
Join the Poplar Creek Library in celebrating National African American History Month as they present Lift Every Voice, a series of programs which explore the African American experience through poetry.
Lift Every Voice: Why African American Poetry Matters is a national public humanities initiative of Library of America presented in partnership with The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture with generous support from The National Endowment for the Humanities, The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, and Emerson Collective.
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.
The Streamwood Park District celebrates Easter with several events. They have a Twilight Egg Hunt (Community Center) for children ages 7-12; an Easter Egg Hunt (Hoosier Grove Park) for children ages 8 and under; Egg Dive (Park Place) for kids 11 years and under; and, Breakfast with the Bunny (Hoosier Grove Barn). Contact the Park District at (630) 372-PARK for more information.
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 include two- and three-dimensional work. Artists will be available throughout the afternoon to discuss their art with visitors.
Streamwood Environmental Education Day (SEED)
The Natural Resource Conservancy Commission invites you to learn about protecting our environment. This annual event is held at the Streamwood Police Department. Representatives from various groups will provide information on organic gardening, water quality, native plantings and energy conservation. Free e-waste, expired prescription drug drop-off and document shredding is often available.
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.
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 as they hold a mock Village Board meeting at Village Hall (301 E Irving Park Road) in the Council Chambers.
Groot wants to motivate you to do some spring cleaning! Groot will be offering expanded refuse pickup during Clean-Up Week! Groot 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 Groot (847) 429-7370 to arrange for payment and pick-up.
The Memorial Day Ceremony honors all those who have made the ultimate sacrifice 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. Throughout the night, vigil guards march past the monoliths. They are relieved at 11:00 am on Sunday to formally start our Memorial Day Ceremony.
Join the fun at the Annual Streamwood Stride. 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
Enjoy a splendid display to honor our country! Fireworks are discharged from Dolphin Park at approximately 9:15 pm on July 4. Rain date is generally July 5.
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 the last full weekend in July 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! This annual event will be held at Park Place Family Recreation Center (550 S. Park Blvd.). Contact the Park District at (630) 372-PARK for more information.
Got Art? Show
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). Contact Hanover Township at (630) 837-0301 for more information.
9/11 Memorial Ceremony
The Streamwood Veterans Commission hosts a 9/11 Memorial Ceremony on September 11 at 7:00 pm, in the Veterans Memorial, to remember the civilians, police, fire and emergency personnel who perished in the September 11, 2001 terror attacks. Please join the Village Board, Veterans Commission, Police and Fire Departments as we honor their service and memory.
Just for the Health of It! Health and Wellness Expo
Hanover Township will host an Annual at the Township Campus (250 S Route 59, Bartlett). 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 during Fire Prevention Week to learn about the importance of fire prevention and safety. Take a tour of Station #31, spray a fire hose and learn how to keep your home, your family and yourself safe from fire. Fire Station #31 is located at 1204 S. Park Avenue (just south of Irving Park Road).
Safely Trick or Treat and Halloween Fun Fest
Get your little ghosts and goblins off to a fun and safe start to trick-or-treating. The Park District hosts this annual Safely Trick or Treat at Park Place Family Recreation Center for children eight years and younger. For more information on this free event, contact the Park District
at (630) 372-PARK.
Trick or treat hours on October 31 are 3:00 - 7:00 pm. Children are asked to wear brightly colored costumes and stay within known areas while trick or treating.
Click here for safety tips.
Cultures of Our Community
The Village's Community Relations Commission hosts an annual celebration of the cultures of our community 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.
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 6:30 pm.
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
Climb aboard to be transported to Santa's Workshop! Visit Santa and Mrs. Claus and their elves in their very own workshop. On their way to the workshop, Holiday Helpers will read the story of "The Polar Express". Each child receives a special Polar Express commemorative bell, and will sing some Christmas Carols. Prior registration is required. Contact the Park District at (630) 372-PARK for more information.