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Lake Ellyn Park

645 Lenox Road
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137 United States
http://gepark.org

August 2017

Jazz in the Park

August 16, 2017, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Lake Ellyn Park, 645 Lenox Road
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137 United States
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Free

The Glen Ellyn Jazz Ensemble, a 16-member group, will perform outdoors, weather permitting.

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Thursday Night Canoe and Kayak Runs

August 17, 2017, 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Lake Ellyn Park, 645 Lenox Road
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137 United States
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Free

Register to paddle a canoe or a kayak in buoy run races on Lake Ellyn.

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September 2017

Glow in the Park Lantern Walk

September 17, 2017, 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Lake Ellyn Park, 645 Lenox Road
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137 United States
Free

The Glen Ellyn Park District is joining with Charlie's Corner Foundation to benefit the Ann & Robert Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago with an evening of fun family activities including food, music and, after sunset, a paper lantern parade around Lake Ellyn. Participants may create their own lighted lantern for the walk for a $10 fee or bring their own for the event. Food and entertainment will be from 5 to 7:30 pm, followed by the lantern walk at 7:30…

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October 2017

Pumpkin Flotilla Fest

October 22, 2017, 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Lake Ellyn Park, 645 Lenox Road
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137 United States
Free

Carved, lighted pumpkins will be set afloat on Lake Ellyn at the culmination of this fall festival presented by the Glen Ellyn Park District. The evening also will include live entertainment with Jeanie B! and the Jelly Beans, games and activities, canoe rides, bounce houses, trackless train rides and pumpkin carving demonstrations. You can also carve your own pumpkin at the event!

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Pumpkin Flotilla

October 22, 2017, 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Lake Ellyn Park, 645 Lenox Road
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137 United States
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Free

Fall is a wonderful time to visit Lake Ellyn Park! Bring your carved pumpkin and be part of our 2nd annual Pumpkin Flotilla on the lake. Enjoy live entertainment with Jeanie B! and the Jelly Beans, activities and games throughout the park, pumpkin carving demonstration, trackless train rides, bounce houses, canoe rides, and of course, we’ll end the evening with our lit pumpkin flotilla on the lake at dusk! If you would like to submit your carved pumpkin to be…

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November 2017

Turkey Trot 5-Mile Predicto Race

November 23, 2017, 8:00 am - 9:00 am
Lake Ellyn Park, 645 Lenox Road
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137 United States
Free

All ages are welcome to participate in this free, five-mile race that starts at 8 am on Thanksgiving Day. Costumes are encouraged! A special treat is in store for the two top runners who accurately predict their run time. No timing devices are allowed on the course. Food donations for the Glen Ellyn Food Pantry will be collected on site.

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April 2018

Earth Day

April 22, 2018, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Lake Ellyn Park, 645 Lenox Road
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137 United States
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Free

Join us for an afternoon in the park. Bring a picnic lunch, tour the newly renovated LEED-certified Boathouse. Guided walks will be given of the woodland restoration area. Local environmental groups will be present to share ideas on sustainable lifestyles. Canoes and kayaks will be available for rental. Kids can complete a passport while visiting educational stations throughout the park. Rain barrels will be available for purchase at this event.

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Earth Day

April 22, 2018, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Lake Ellyn Park, 645 Lenox Road
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137 United States
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Free

Join us for an afternoon in the park. Bring a picnic lunch, tour the newly renovated LEED-certified Boathouse. Guided walks will be given of the woodland restoration area. Local environmental groups will be present to share ideas on sustainable lifestyles. Canoes and kayaks will be available for rental. Kids can complete a passport while visiting educational stations throughout the park. Rain barrels will be available for purchase at this event.

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May 2018

Boating in the Park

May 27, 2018, 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Lake Ellyn Park, 645 Lenox Road
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137 United States
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$5

We have a variety of boats to take on the water. Instructions can be given on dry land before you try our canoes, kayaks, or pedal boats. Venture out and enjoy the beauty of Lake Ellyn. $5 per boat for 20 minutes.

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Boating in the Park

May 27, 2018, 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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One event on June 10, 2018 at 12:00 pm

Lake Ellyn Park, 645 Lenox Road
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137 United States
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$5

We have a variety of boats to experience in the water. Instructions can be given on dry land before you try our canoes, kayaks, or pedal boats. Venture out and enjoy the beauty of Lake Ellyn from the water. “Boating in the Park” is available on the Sundays listed below from noon-4pm at Lake Ellyn Park. The fee is per boat for 20 minutes. 2018 Boating in the Park Dates* Sunday, May 27 Sunday, June 10 Sunday, June 24 Sunday,…

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Boating in the Park

May 27, 2018, 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every 2 weeks that begins at 12:00 pm on Sunday, repeating until August 26, 2018

Lake Ellyn Park, 645 Lenox Road
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137 United States
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$5

We have a variety of boats to experience in the water. Instructions can be given on dry land before you try our canoes, kayaks, or pedal boats. Venture out and enjoy the beauty of Lake Ellyn from the water. “Boating in the Park” is available on the Sundays listed below from noon-4pm at Lake Ellyn Park. The fee is boat for 20 minutes. 2018 Boating in the Park Dates Sunday, May 27 Sunday, June 10 Sunday, June 24 Sunday, July…

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June 2018

Boating in the Park

June 10, 2018, 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Lake Ellyn Park, 645 Lenox Road
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137 United States
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$5

We have a variety of boats to take on the water. Instructions can be given on dry land before you try our canoes, kayaks, or pedal boats. Venture out and enjoy the beauty of Lake Ellyn. $5 per boat for 20 minutes.

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Gone Fishin’ Derby

June 16, 2018, 8:00 am - 9:30 am
Lake Ellyn Park, 645 Lenox Road
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137 United States
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$10

Come down to the watering hole and bring your favorite poles and pals for our annual catch-and-release fishing derby! You’ll have an hour to catch as many fish as you can, but don’t forget to try and get the big one. We’ll award trophies for Largest Fish Caught, Smallest Fish Caught, Most Fish Caught and Best Dressed Fisherman. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Fee is per child and includes bait, snacks and activities. Fishermen must supply their…

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Boating in the Park

June 24, 2018, 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Lake Ellyn Park, 645 Lenox Road
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137 United States
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$5

We have a variety of boats to take on the water. Instructions can be given on dry land before you try our canoes, kayaks, or pedal boats. Venture out and enjoy the beauty of Lake Ellyn. $5 per boat for 20 minutes.

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Movies in the Park

June 27, 2018, 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Lake Ellyn Park, 645 Lenox Road
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137 United States
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Free

Bring blankets and lawn chairs for a free outdoor showing of “Leap!”

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Movie in the Park

June 27, 2018, 8:15 pm - 9:00 pm
Lake Ellyn Park, 645 Lenox Road
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137 United States
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Free

Grab your blankets and lawn chairs and join us for our “Movies in the Parks” series this summer! Head to the park before the movie for a special craft project or activity. Please note, the “Movies in the Parks” series is weather dependent. Please check the Rainout Line for updates. In case a movie is canceled, the Park District has set Friday, August 10 as a rain date. Pre-Movie Activities: Begin at 8:15pm Movie: Begins between 8:30pm-9pm Leap! Rated: PG

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July 2018

Freedom Four™ 4-Mile Run

July 4, 2018, 6:00 am - 9:30 am
Lake Ellyn Park, 645 Lenox Road
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137 United States
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$25

Join the biggest event of the running season and help the Park District raise money for scholarships! Last year, $2,000 was raised to help provide recreation opportunities for families in Glen Ellyn. The star-spangled run starts off on Lenox Road next to Lake Ellyn at 8am “sharp” on Wednesday, July 4. Awards are presented to the top two male and female finishers in each age division at around 9am at the park band shell. A Freedom Four™ t-shirt is guaranteed…

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Afternoon Festivities

July 4, 2018, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Lake Ellyn Park, 645 Lenox Road
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137 United States
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Free

Hours of fun and entertainment after the Fourth of July Parade including moonwalks, inflatables, carnival games, prizes, live music, dancing, and face painting.

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Boating in the Park

July 8, 2018, 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Lake Ellyn Park, 645 Lenox Road
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137 United States
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$5

We have a variety of boats to take on the water. Instructions can be given on dry land before you try our canoes, kayaks, or pedal boats. Venture out and enjoy the beauty of Lake Ellyn. $5 per boat for 20 minutes.

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Family Fun Night

July 18, 2018, 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Lake Ellyn Park, 645 Lenox Road
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137 United States
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Free

A Glen Ellyn tradition, family-friendly, fun-filled, free evening of music and entertainment complete with rides, bounce houses, summer craft projects, face painting and so much more.

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Boating in the Park

July 22, 2018, 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Lake Ellyn Park, 645 Lenox Road
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137 United States
+ Google Map
$5

We have a variety of boats to take on the water. Instructions can be given on dry land before you try our canoes, kayaks, or pedal boats. Venture out and enjoy the beauty of Lake Ellyn. $5 per boat for 20 minutes.

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August 2018

Boating in the Park

August 12, 2018, 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Lake Ellyn Park, 645 Lenox Road
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137 United States
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$5

We have a variety of boats to take on the water. Instructions can be given on dry land before you try our canoes, kayaks, or pedal boats. Venture out and enjoy the beauty of Lake Ellyn. $5 per boat for 20 minutes.

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Annual Glen Ellyn Festival of the Arts

August 25, 2018
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An event every day that begins at 12:00 am, repeating until August 26, 2018

Lake Ellyn Park, 645 Lenox Road
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137 United States
Free

Annual Glen Ellyn Festival of the Arts, sponsored by the Glen Ellyn Lions Club, at Lake Ellyn Park. Juried fine arts showcase featuring artwork for sale in a wide variety of media. Live entertainment, music, food and beverages. Information at www. glenellynlions. org.

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Boating in the Park

August 26, 2018, 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Lake Ellyn Park, 645 Lenox Road
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137 United States
+ Google Map
$5

We have a variety of boats to take on the water. Instructions can be given on dry land before you try our canoes, kayaks, or pedal boats. Venture out and enjoy the beauty of Lake Ellyn. $5 per boat for 20 minutes.

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September 2018

Restoration Work Day

September 8, 2018, 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Lake Ellyn Park, 645 Lenox Road
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137 United States
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Free

A perfect outdoor volunteering opportunity to help clear invasive plants, plant native flowers, trees and seeds, maintain trails and more.

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Glow in the Park Lantern Walk

September 16, 2018, 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Lake Ellyn Park, 645 Lenox Road
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137 United States
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Free

The District partners with Charlie’s Corner Foundation for an exciting evening of family activities featuring paper lanterns. Watch the sun set over Lake Ellyn and walk in the lantern parade around Lake Ellyn.

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April 2019

Earth Day Fair

April 28, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Lake Ellyn Park, 645 Lenox Road
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137 United States
Free

Join us for an afternoon in the park. Bring a picnic lunch or purchase one. Visit with local environmental groups and vendors, listen to live music, rent a canoe, go on a guided tour, or attend a mini workshop. Kids can visit educational stations and rain barrels will be available for purchase. Presented in partnership with SCARCE.

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Free Earth Day Fair

April 28, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Lake Ellyn Park, 645 Lenox Road
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137 United States
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Free

Join for an afternoon in the park to visit with local environmental groups and vendors, enjoy live music, canoe rides, guided tours, and mini workshops. Educational stations for kids and rain barrels for purchase.

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June 2019

Boating in the Park

June 9, 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Lake Ellyn Park, 645 Lenox Road
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137 United States
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$5

Venture out and enjoy the beauty of Lake Ellyn from the water by renting our canoes, kayaks, or a pedal boat. $5 per boat for 20 minutes.

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Boating in the Park

June 12, 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Lake Ellyn Park, 645 Lenox Road
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137 United States
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$5

Venture out and enjoy the beauty of Lake Ellyn from the water by renting our canoes, kayaks, or a pedal boat. $5 per boat for 20 minutes.

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Gone Fishin’ Derby

June 15, 8:00 am - 9:30 am
Lake Ellyn Park, 645 Lenox Road
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137 United States
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$15

Come down to the watering hole and bring your favorite poles and pals for our annual catch-and-release fishing derby! You’ll have an hour to catch as many fish as you can, but don’t forget to try and get the big one. We’ll award trophies for Largest Fish Caught, Smallest Fish Caught, Most Fish Caught and Best Dressed Fisherman. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Fee is per child and includes bait, snacks and activities. Fishermen must supply their…

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Boating in the Park

June 23, 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Lake Ellyn Park, 645 Lenox Road
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137 United States
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$5

Venture out and enjoy the beauty of Lake Ellyn from the water by renting our canoes, kayaks, or a pedal boat. $5 per boat for 20 minutes.

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Lake Ellyn Cardboard Regatta

June 29, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Lake Ellyn Park, 645 Lenox Road
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137 United States
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Free

Participants will race their handmade cardboard boats on beautiful Lake Ellyn. Winners are determined by the fastest race times! Awards will also be presented for most creative, team spirit, and best sink! Whether you are building a boat or just out to watch the fun, this family-friendly community event is a popular Glen Ellyn tradition. Food trucks, arranged by the Glen Ellyn Fourth of July Committee, will open at 11am.

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Lake Ellyn Cardboard Regatta

June 29, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Lake Ellyn Park, 645 Lenox Road
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137 United States

Boat builders will vie to keep their cardboard creations afloat as they cross Lake Ellyn. It's an afternoon of hilarious fun, whether you're onboard or onshore.

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Food Truck Picnic in the Park

June 29, 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Lake Ellyn Park, 645 Lenox Road
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137 United States

Picnic while you witness the summertime spectacle of the Lake Ellyn Cardboard Regatta, as hundreds set sail in full regalia. Enjoy great food from all sorts of food trucks. Proceeds go to the 4th of July committee, an all volunteer organization, to fund the 4th of July Parade and Fireworks.

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July 2019

Glen Ellyns 4th of July Fireworks

July 4
Lake Ellyn Park, 645 Lenox Road
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137 United States
Free

Join us as Glen Ellyn lights up the skyline celebrating America's birthday! Grab your blanket and be awed by this star spangled spectacle of fireworks. Attendees are reminded that no sparklers or candles are to be lit in the park. No blankets are allowed on Lake Ellyn Park until the park opens on July 4 at 6am Do not use rocks or stakes to hold blankets down and they should not be laid on landscape plants.

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Freedom Four™ 4-Mile Run

July 4, 7:30 am - 9:00 am
Lake Ellyn Park, 645 Lenox Road
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137 United States
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$30

Runners, walkers, and joggers ages 5 and up are invited to our biggest event of the running season, the Freedom Four™ 4-Mile Run, on July 4th. Registration is $25 through June 27, or $30 from June 28-July 4.

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Freedom Four 4Mile Run

July 4, 7:30 am
Lake Ellyn Park, 645 Lenox Road
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137 United States
$25 – $30

Join the biggest event of the running season and help the Park District raise money for scholarships! This star-spangled run starts off on Lenox Road next to Lake Ellyn at 7:30am “sharp” on Thursday, July 4.

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Afternoon Festivities

July 4, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Lake Ellyn Park, 645 Lenox Road
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137 United States
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Free

Hours of fun and entertainment after the Fourth of July Parade including moonwalks, inflatables, carnival games, prizes, live music, dancing, and face painting. $3 wristband for activities.

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Afternoon Festivities at the Lake

July 4, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Lake Ellyn Park, 645 Lenox Road
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137 United States

Bring your family for a couple of hours of fun and entertainment after the Fourth of July Parade. Festivities include: moonwalks, inflatable obstacle courses, penny carnival games with tickets redeemable for prizes, live music, dancing, and face painting. Concessions will be available for purchase! A $3 wristband lets kids enjoy all of the action while supporting the Glen Ellyn Park District Scholarship Fund.

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Boating in the Park

July 7, 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Lake Ellyn Park, 645 Lenox Road
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137 United States
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Free

Venture out and enjoy the beauty of Lake Ellyn from the water by renting our canoes, kayaks, or a pedal boat. $5 per boat for 20 minutes.

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Family Fun Night

July 17, 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Lake Ellyn Park, 645 Lenox Road
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137 United States
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Free

An evening of free music, rides, bounce houses, summer craft projects, face painting and more.

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Family Fun Night

July 17, 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Lake Ellyn Park, 645 Lenox Road
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137 United States
Free

Don’t miss this family-friendly, fun-filled, FREE evening of music and entertainment, exciting rides and bounce houses, summer craft projects, face painting and so much more! Join us for this Glen Ellyn tradition and make some summer memories. Pack a picnic or enjoy refreshments available for purchase at this event.  

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Boating in the Park

July 21, 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Lake Ellyn Park, 645 Lenox Road
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137 United States
$5

Stop by Lake Ellyn Park to try our canoes, kayaks, or a pedal boat! Instructions can be given on dry land before you head out onto the water. All ages welcome, however, each participant must be able to safely fit into a Glen Ellyn Park District life jacket.  

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Movie in the Park

July 31, 7:45 pm - 10:00 pm
Lake Ellyn Park, 645 Lenox Road
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137 United States
Free

It's Harry Potter's birthday! Movie: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (2001) Grab your blankets and lawn chairs! The Park District is excited to once again offer our FREE “Movies in the Parks” series this summer. A twist on this year’s features, throwback to years past in honor of our 100 Year Anniversary Celebration! Dress up like your favorite character from the movie for a costume contest! Visit our ‘Movies in the Parks‘ page to see all this summer’s offerings.…

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Movie in the Park: Throwback Edition

July 31, 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Lake Ellyn Park, 645 Lenox Road
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137 United States
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Free

Bring blankets and lawn chairs for a free outdoor showing of “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone,” released in 2001. Movie begins at 8pm.

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Movie in the Park: Throwback Edition

July 31, 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Lake Ellyn Park, 645 Lenox Road
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137 United States
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Free

Bring blankets and lawn chairs for a free outdoor showing of “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone,” released in 2001. Movie begins at 8pm.

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August 2019

Boating in the Park

August 4, 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Lake Ellyn Park, 645 Lenox Road
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137 United States
+ Google Map
$5

Venture out and enjoy the beauty of Lake Ellyn from the water by renting our canoes, kayaks, or a pedal boat. $5 per boat for 20 minutes.

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Boating in the Park

August 18, 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Lake Ellyn Park, 645 Lenox Road
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137 United States
+ Google Map
$5

Venture out and enjoy the beauty of Lake Ellyn from the water by renting our canoes, kayaks, or a pedal boat. $5 per boat for 20 minutes.

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September 2019

Glow in the Park Lantern Walk

September 15, 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Lake Ellyn Park, 645 Lenox Road
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137 United States
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Free

Glen Ellyn Park District and Charlie's Corner Foundation present an exciting evening of family fun benefiting Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago. Enjoy activities, food, and face painting from 5pm-7:30pm, live music by Tres Moustache from 6pm-7:30pm, followed by the lantern parade around Lake Ellyn from 7:15pm-8pm. Participants will have an opportunity to create their own paper lantern for the walk at the event ($10 fee, while supplies last; decorations provided); otherwise bring your own creation from…

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Glow in the Park Lantern Walk

September 15, 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Lake Ellyn Park, 645 Lenox Road
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137 United States
Free

Get ready to light up the night at Glow in the Park! We’re partnering with Charlie’s Corner Foundation for an exciting evening of family activities benefiting Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago. Start the evening enjoying bounce houses, an inflatable climbing wall, live music, and more. At dusk, watch or march in the illuminated paper lantern walk around the lake. Glow in the Park is free to attend, but cash donations to Lurie Children’s are encouraged. There…

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