Mane Event & Taste of Arlington Heights, August 3 & 4

Arlington Heights will be celebrating in the streets with two back-to-back events in the downtown on Friday, August 3 and Saturday, August 4 to kickoff the Million Week in recognition of the Arlington Million race held at Arlington Park Racecourse on August 11.

Both fests, which attract thousands each year, are held on Vail Avenue and Campbell Street in the downtown. Mane Event, organized by the Village's Special Events Commission, will be held on Friday, August 3, from 5 - 11 p.m. followed by an all-day Taste of Arlington Heights from noon - 11 p.m. The Arlington Heights Chamber of Commerce organizes the Taste and coordinates the Business Expo at the Mane Event as well as organizes the restaurants for both events.

Arlington Heights National Night Out Celebrated on August 7

National Night Out will be held on Tuesday, August 7, 2018, in North School Park, 410 N. Arlington Heights Road from 5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. The following are a small sample of what will be part of the FREE event:

  • The Oscar Meyer Wienermobile will make it first ever appearance.
  • Live Demos to include: bite work and vehicle extraction by the Arlington Heights Police Department K-9s; motorcycle skills course by the Traffic unit officers; and a simulated Hazardous materials clean-up by the Arlington Heights Fire Department.
  • There will also be dozens of police representatives from the several of AHPD’s specialty assignments and units.
  • The Illinois Conservation Police will be bringing vehicles and an interactive display trailer.
  • The Arlington Heights Park District will provide free beverages and popcorn, food items available for purchase, children’s games, bounce houses, face painting, business expo and other fun activities.
  • Several new food trucks will be on site this year.

Barrington 2nd Thursdays: Flesk Fest Beer Garden

Every second Thursday through September beginning at 4:00 p.m., Flesk Brewery at the Ice House Mall will host its Flesk Fest outdoor Beer Garden, featuring live music, games, and great one-of-a-kind craft beer. 4:00 PM - 10:00 PM, August 9 • September 13 • September 27

Bartlett BGV Motorsports' Charity Car, Truck & Motorcycle Show

07/28/2018 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM Location: Poplar Creek Church, 300 E. Schick Road, Bartlett, Illinois 60103. Come to Poplar Creek Church for BGV Motorsports’ Charity Car, Truck & Motorcycle Show. Free for community spectators! Proceeds from the $15 vehicle entry fees, donations, raffles, and VNC flag/gear sale benefit Veterans Network Committee (VNC) of Northern Illinois. 

Bartlett Summer Festival

08/10/2018 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM. Bartlett Park, 102 N. Eastern Ave, Bartlett, Illinois 60103. Come out to the Bartlett Summer Festival to enjoy two days of great music, food and entertainment for the whole family! Nonstop music with six outstanding bands playing over two days. Come hungry and enjoy some of the best food trucks in Chicagoland! Stay hydrated with great local craft beer from Pollyanna Brewing Company! Loads of kids activities! Car show and craft fair on Saturday! For more info go to the Ignite the Courage website, or visit the Facebook page at All this in the name of charity...all proceeds go to Ignite the Courage. Ignite the Courage is an Illinois not-for-profit, 501(c)3 charity organization created by Bartlett firefighters to provide resources and inspiration to Bartlett residents in need.

Schaumbrug Older Adult Community Market

When: Friday, August 24, 2018 Time: 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM Where: The Barn, 231 S Civic Drive, Schaumburg, IL, 60193 Contact: 847-923-3766 In partnership with community-based agencies serving older adults, the Food Depository provides Community Markets for seniors. Community Markets provide free, nutritious food - including fresh produce - to older adults in the community. Blood pressure screenings offered from 1pm-2pm. 

Glendale Heights National Night Out

Celebrated annually on the first Tuesday in August, the Glendale Heights Police Department invites you and your family to join them to show your support for crime and drug prevention in Glendale Heights. This free event is open to all residents and is meant to raise awareness about crime prevention in our community. The Police Department coordinates an evening of fun featuring a police dunk tank, games, face painting, a visit from McGruff the crime fighting mascot, and emergency apparatus demonstrations by the Glenside and Bloomgingdale Fire Protection Districts.

Glendale Heights Community Garage Sale

Clean out the basement, attic and garage and join us for the Annual Community Garage Sale on Sunday, September 16 from 9:00am - 2:00pm at Camera Park. If you have nothing to sell, then come out and shop for bargains from many different sellers. For registration information, contact the Sports Hub at 630.260.6060.


Friday, August 17, 2018.  Time: 6:00 - 11:00 pm ,  Kimball Hill Park

Wind-down with friends and family at Kimball Hill Park, while enjoying music from Heartache Tonight on the big stage. Enjoy food truck fares with wine and beer from local establishments – or fill your own picnic basket. A summer favorite, so grab your blanket and lawn chair and don’t miss this Ravinia-styled event! A special thank you to our major event sponsor, Ben Franklin Bank in Rolling Meadows!

Taste of  Roselle August 3-5 on Main St.

Roselle will celebrate summer with the 37th Annual Taste of Roselle August 3 through 5. Bring family, friends, and your appetite and come out and enjoy the great food, live entertainment, carnival, Bingo tent, and craft fair. Taste of Roselle will be held on Main Street, between Roselle Road and Park Street.

Friday, August 3: 6:00 to 11:00 p.m.

Saturday, August 4: Noon to 11:00 p.m.

Sunday, August 5: 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.






Arlington Farmers Market

June 02, 2018 & every Saturday till October • 07:03 AM - 12:30 PM • Arlington Heights Historical Museum, 110 W. Fremont St. • 847-255-1225  Come out to get some vitamin D, chat with neighbors, and shop for fresh produce, cheeses, pastries, and more! We are dog friendly, too!

Barrington Farmers Market

Thursdays 3-7 pm - June 14 to Oct. 18 - Park Ave & Cook St in the historic district of downtown Barrington near the train station. There are over 22 farmers and vendors that participate each week in bringing freshly grown and produced products.

Elk Grove Farmers Market

June thru mid-October • Every Saturday (Rain or Shine) • 7:30am to 1:00pm, 901 Wellington Avenue at the Clock Tower (Wellington and Biesterfield)

Mt. Prospect Farmers Market

May 13 and runs from 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. every Sunday through October 14

Get the freshest produce in town every Sunday morning until fall. Lots of vendors and all for a good cause Illinois, Michigan and Wisconsin area farmers, specialty crafters, unique food items and other one-of-a-kind vendors. Downtown commuter Parking lot at the corner of Northwest Hwy. and Main St. (Route 83). We are a food drop off location for the Mount Prospect Food Pantry.

Palatine Farmers Market

Every Saturday, May – October, 7 a.m. – 1 p.m. Palatine Train Station, Smith and Wood Streets

Schaumburg Farmers Market

Every Friday from June through October • 7:00 am to 1:00 pm  Trickster Gallery, 190 S. Roselle Road

Rolling Meadows Farmers Market

THE 2018 CITY MARKET HAS MOVED! ENJOY OUR NEW, DOWNTOWN LOCATION: Community Church Property - 2720 Kirchoff Road (across from the Jewel shopping center) 2018 SATURDAY SCHEDULE • May 26th • June 23rd • July 21st • August 25th • September 22nd. 10:00 am - 2:00 pm • Rolling Meadows City Markets combine fresh produce, favorite food truck tastes, handmade jewelry, arts, crafts, clothing, home goods, health, beauty and pet products. Live music and kids' activities make these markets a treat for the whole family…..Fido too! 

The Old Town Bloomingdale (OTB) Farmers' Market operates every Thursday, June 7 through September 20, in Old Town Park, Bloomingdale. • The market boasts an abundant supply of fresh locally grown fruits and vegetables, honey, grass fed, free range, hormone free beef and lamb, and cage free eggs. Delicious baked goods, jams, ice cream and beverages. Various entertainment and/or activities for both kids including crafts, face painting, balloon animals and music.

Streamwood Farmers Market

Visit the Streamwood Farmers Market this summer at the Poplar Creek Library! You will find homegrown fruits and vegetables, naturally raised beef, local honey and much more. The outdoor market is held June 22, July 27 and August 24 from 8:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. (rain or shine) in the parking lot across the street from the library.


Hoffman Estates Village Hall 
1900 Hassell Road, Hoffman Estates

The Village of Hoffman Estates collects non-perishable goods during all business hours and donates these items to the local Township pantries listed below. Look for the collection bin in the lobby near the front counter. Coupons are also collected and provided to the food pantries to assist with purchase of items low in stock.

Hanover Township Food Pantry 
Hanover Township Astor Avenue Community Center 
7431 Astor Avenue, Hanover Park, IL 
Donations are accepted during all business hours

Pantry hours are 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. on Monday, 1:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Tuesday, 
11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Wed, Thurs. and Friday and 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on Saturday. 

Hanover Township residents can use the food pantry twice per month, once between 1st - 15th and once between 16th - 31st. Residents can also come once a week on Wednesday or Fridays for bread.

For more information call: 630-540-9085 

Schaumburg Township Food Pantry 
1 Illinois Blvd, Hoffman Estates, IL 
Pantry Usage for Residents of Schaumburg Township 
Donations can be made during all business hours. Large donations should use the north entry and stop at Room 101 for assistance. 

Residents of Schaumburg Township may visit the food pantry once every 6 to 8 weeks. Appointments are required along with a photo ID and current gas or electric bill. Verification of residency is required for each pantry usage. 

Pantry hours are 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, except when closed for holidays. For more information call: 847-884-0030. 

Palatine Township Food Pantry 
Palatine Township Center 
721 S. Quentin Road, Palatine, IL 
Donations can be made during all business hours

Families may come to the Food Pantry every 30 days for groceries, free of charge. Dairy products and meat are available in addition to breads, canned and boxed food. The client choice Food Pantry offers the ability to shop for individual preferences. 

Pantry hours are Monday from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and Thursday from 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and the 3rd Saturday of each month from 8:45 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. For more information call: 847-358-6700.

Barrington Township Food Pantry
602 S. Hough Street, Barrington, IL 60010

Pantry hours are from 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.

For more information please call 847-381-5632.

Willow Creek Care Center
67 E. Algonquin Road, South Barrington, IL 60010

This is a partial list of Food Banks, please check with your local city to see where you can drop off food.