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Independence Day Parade

Downtown Des Plaines Lee Street and Miner Street, Des Plaines, IL, United States

The 2023 theme is "Together We Shine." The community is what makes our parade so special, with representation from organizations all throughout Des Plaines. This beloved tradition includes community floats, live music and strolling entertainment. The parade is a great way to enjoy the holiday with neighbors and is fun for the whole family. We...

Free

Summer Adventures for Kids – Traveling Through Time

Des Plaines History Center 781 Pearson Street, Des Plaines, IL, United States

Join the Des Plaines History Center this summer as we travel through time! Over the course of six weeks, we will explore different eras of human history starting with Ancient Egypt. Learn about castles, mummies, and more in these fun programs for kids ages 5-12! These family programs will be in-person on Wednesdays, starting at...

Free

Summer Adventures for Kids – Traveling Through Time

Des Plaines History Center 781 Pearson Street, Des Plaines, IL, United States

Join the Des Plaines History Center this summer as we travel through time! Over the course of six weeks, we will explore different eras of human history starting with Ancient Egypt. Learn about castles, mummies, and more in these fun programs for kids ages 5-12! These family programs will be in-person on Wednesdays, starting at...

Free

Summer Adventures for Kids – Traveling Through Time

Des Plaines History Center 781 Pearson Street, Des Plaines, IL, United States

Join the Des Plaines History Center this summer as we travel through time! Over the course of six weeks, we will explore different eras of human history starting with Ancient Egypt. Learn about castles, mummies, and more in these fun programs for kids ages 5-12! These family programs will be in-person on Wednesdays, starting at...

Free

Patriot Day Ceremony

Fire Station 61 405 S. Des Plaines River Road, Des Plaines, IL, United States

The Des Plaines Fire and Police Departments will host a Patriot Day tribute on Sept. 11 at 8 a.m. at Des Plaines Fire Station 61 (405 S. Des Plaines River Rd.). Patriot Day commemorates the lives of those who died in the 2001 terrorist attacks and the heroes who came to the aid of the...

Free

Fire Department Open House

Station 63 (Des Plaines) 130 E. Thacker Avenue, Des Plaines, IL

Join us at Station 63 (130 E. Thacker) on September 23, 2023 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.! More information to come.   For information on more events like this, check out our roundup of Fire Prevention Week.

Free

Harvest Hoot

Oakton College 1600 E Golf Road, Des Plaines, IL, United States

The City of Des Plaines will host a brand-new event this fall at Oakton College to include family-friendly activities, live entertainment, and more. Save the date for the Harvest Hoot on Saturday, Oct. 14. Visit desplaines.org/harvesthoot for more details! For information on more events like this, check out our roundup of Fall Festivals and Oktoberfests.

Free

Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony

Metropolitan Square Metropolitan Way and Market Street, Des Plaines, United States

Join us for live entertainment, a special appearance by Santa, and admire the trees decorated by local community groups. Don’t forget to drop off your letter to the North Pole at our mailbox! This year’s theme is “Shining Bright" and celebrates everything that makes Des Plaines shine as a City. The mitten tree will be...

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