To celebrate Glencoe's 150th birthday, multiple events and activities are being hosted throughout the year, both by the Sesquicentennial Planning Committee and by Glencoe's many other community organizations. Signature events are highlighted below - check the community calendar for a more comprehensive listing. The online calendar is downloadable and printed copies of the calendar, featuring iconic photos from throughout the community, are available at Village Hall and the Glencoe Historical Society.   


Check back again soon as details will be added throughout the year.

Fri, Nov 29
Light the Lights
Join the Sesquicentennial Planning Committee for the culminating event of the 150th anniversary celebration: Light the Lights, taking place from 4-7 p.m. on Friday, November 29 in downtown Glencoe!
Sat, Oct 19
Chicago Botanic Garden
Sesquicentennial Gala
Tickets are on sale now for a special evening at the Chicago Botanic Garden in honor of Glencoe's 150th anniversary!
Sat, Oct 05
Takiff Center of the Glencoe Park Distri
Big-Hearted Bowls at Harvest Fest
Support New Trier Township Food Pantry with a sesquicentenna-Bowl!
Wed, Sep 25
Skokie Country Club
Chamber of Commerce: Leadership Recognition Luncheon
The Glencoe Chamber of Commerce, in recognition of Glencoe’s Sesquicentennial Year, is holding a Recognition Luncheon to honor Glencoe’s current and continuing leaders.
Sun, Sep 22
Sesquicentennial Planning Group
Open Doors Glencoe
Discover your community by venturing to places unknown at this special one day behind-the-scenes look into Glencoe
Sat, Sep 07
Glencoe Historical Society
Sesquicentennial Exhibit: Grand Opening Extravaganza
Discover Glencoe's storied past with the Glencoe Historical Society
Thu, Jul 04
Lakefront Park
Glencoe's 4th of July Celebration
To make the 2019 4th of July festivities worthy of Glencoe’s 150th birthday celebration, the Glencoe Park District has partnered with the Village of Glencoe to make this already awesome annual event even bigger and better!
Wed, Jun 26
Takiff Center Community Room
Feminine Diplomacy: The Extraordinary Story Behind Women's Suffrage in Illinois
Join the League of Women Voters Glenview/Glencoe for wine and cheese and a fascinating talk about Elizabeth Knox Booth, a Glencoe woman instrumental in obtaining woman's suffrage in Illinois.
Thu, May 23
Glencoe Village Hall (Second Floor)
Glencoe's 4th of July Parade Workshop
Ready to participate in Glencoe's bigger and better 4th of July parade, but unsure of where to start? Learn everything you want to know about the parade and floats at this special workshop. We'll also discuss ways to volunteer to help make the parade happen!
Fri, Mar 29
Glencoe Village Hall
Village Birthday Party and Flag Raising Ceremony
The Village's 150th birthday is officially on Friday, March 29! Stop by Village Hall anytime between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. for festivities and a free cupcake to celebrate! Also, you're invited to join us for a Flag Raising Ceremony at 2 p.m. Please register below for the ceremony!
Mon, Mar 18
Writers Theatre
I Love This Town! A Musical Salute to Glencoe
Join the Sesquicentennial Planning Committee and Writers Theatre for an exclusive “one night only” performance of I Love This Town: A Musical Salute to Glencoe!
Sun, Feb 17
Family Service of Glencoe
Random Acts of Kindness Week
A small act of kindness can create a ripple effect! Share kindness stories and then do projects to make a difference in our community.
Sat, Jan 26
Skokie Country Club
Glencoe 150 Hall of Fame Dinner
Celebrate the lives and accomplishments of 150 Glenconians who have made a difference in our community and beyond...

Created by the Sesquicentennial Planning Committee
Questions? Contact the Village of Glencoe at / (847) 835-4114.