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Community Events

The Village of West Dundee organizes and sponsors several events for the community each year, from family events and volunteer opportunities to the highly anticipated annual 3-day Heritage Fest.  Keep an eye on the Village calendar for event dates, follow the Village of West Dundee on Facebook for updates, or visit the event-specific websites highlighted below. 

West Dundee River Challenge (Intelligentsia Cup Cycling Series) - July

In 2016, West Dundee became a host city for the Intelligentsia Cup, a 10-day bicycle road racing event for amateur and professional cyclists which takes place in mid-July each year. Since then, the race has returned annually to our downtown area and brought exhilaration and race-day activities.

For more information about this year's event, please view the following websites:

Concerts In the Park - Summer Months

Each summer, the Dundee Township Park District, in conjunction with the Villages of West Dundee, East Dundee and Carpentersville, puts on a series of concerts in area parks, providing free fun entertainment for residents of all ages.

Grafelman Park in West Dundee and Lions Park in East Dundee play host to several such events during the months of June, July and August, with a concert and fireworks display at Meadowdale Park in Carpentersville at the end of June. This is a great opportunity to get together with family and friends for dinner, fresh air, entertainment and community spirit!

For a complete schedule of events organized by the Park District, visit the Dundee Township Park District website

Heritage Fest - September

In mid-September (the second weekend after Labor Day), the Village of West Dundee hosts a highly anticipated 3-day community celebration to close out the summer with a bang! Our annual Heritage Fest offers a little something for everyone with no cost for admission.

Friday night features heart-pounding live entertainment and a spectacular fireworks display, along with mouth-watering food and beverage options. Continuing into Saturday and Sunday, the community is a-buzz with the addition of Craft & Antique Fairs, Classic Car Show, Baggo Tournament, Kids Activities, 5K Race and more.

For a complete schedule of events, options for business partnerships, and volunteer opportunities, please visit our specific Heritage Fest website

West Dundee Halloween Party - October

In 2011, West Dundee resident Jill Harris proposed a fun, free family-focused Halloween Party for the West Dundee community. The event quickly became a favorite, with families from all around the Dundee community dressing up and converging on Grafelman Park on a Saturday in October each year.

Grafelman Park will be full of Halloween and Fall themed activities for kids of all ages, including a costumes parade and contest (with prizes), trunk or treat, games and more! Further information about this year's event will be posted as we get closer to the event date.

Dickens In Dundee - December

In the tradition of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol, each year during the first weekend of December (second weekend after Thanksgiving) downtown East and West Dundee come to life in a Victorian Christmas celebration with small town atmosphere.

The weekend kicks off with tree lighting ceremonies, hot cocoa, a visit from Santa and live portrayals of Christmas scenes in the merchant windows along Main Street. Saturday begins with the cornerstone event: the Spirit of Christmas Parade. Other popular events include Gingerbread House Making, Festival of Trees, Santa's Petting Zoo and, Christmas tree sales by the Dundee Lions Club in Grafelman Park.

For a complete schedule of events, please visit our Dickens in Dundee website.