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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.

  • Light the Lights
    Fri, Nov 29
    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!
  • Sesquicentennial Gala
    Sat, Oct 19
    Chicago Botanic Garden
    Tickets are on sale now for a special evening at the Chicago Botanic Garden in honor of Glencoe's 150th anniversary!
  • Big-Hearted Bowls at Harvest Fest
    Sat, Oct 05
    Takiff Center of the Glencoe Park Distri
    Support New Trier Township Food Pantry with a sesquicentenna-Bowl!
  • Chamber of Commerce: Leadership Recognition Luncheon
    Wed, Sep 25
    Skokie Country Club
    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.
  • Open Doors Glencoe
    Sun, Sep 22
    Sesquicentennial Planning Group
    Discover your community by venturing to places unknown at this special one day behind-the-scenes look into Glencoe
  • Sesquicentennial Exhibit: Grand Opening Extravaganza
    Sat, Sep 07
    Glencoe Historical Society
    Discover Glencoe's storied past with the Glencoe Historical Society
  • Glencoe's 4th of July Celebration
    Thu, Jul 04
    Lakefront Park
    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!
  • Feminine Diplomacy: The Extraordinary Story Behind Women's Suffrage in Illinois
    Wed, Jun 26
    Takiff Center Community Room
    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.
  • Glencoe's 4th of July Parade Workshop
    Thu, May 23
    Glencoe Village Hall (Second Floor)
    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!
  • Village Birthday Party and Flag Raising Ceremony
    Fri, Mar 29
    Glencoe Village Hall
    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!
  • I Love This Town! A Musical Salute to Glencoe
    Mon, Mar 18
    Writers Theatre
    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!
  • Random Acts of Kindness Week
    Sun, Feb 17
    Family Service of Glencoe
    A small act of kindness can create a ripple effect! Share kindness stories and then do projects to make a difference in our community.
  • Glencoe 150 Hall of Fame Dinner
    Sat, Jan 26
    Skokie Country Club
    Celebrate the lives and accomplishments of 150 Glenconians who have made a difference in our community and beyond...
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