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City of Warrenville
28W701 Stafford Place
Warrenville, IL 60555
Ph: 630-393-9427
Annual Events
Regional Events

Independence Celebration

Warrenville’s 4th of July Celebration is a two-day event that is organized by the Warrenville Friends of the 4th and begins on July 3rd. The celebration kicks off with a parade on July 3rd. This fun event showcases Warrenville’s talent with local school and Park District dance troops, bands, and singers. Local scouting troops walk the parade, celebrating the flag and what it represents. Attendees will see new and old-time fire trucks and squad cars as well as floats from local businesses and community groups.

On the 4th of July, Cerny Park is transformed into a large festival to celebrate the nation's birthday. Another parade featuring just the children takes place early in the day with the rest of the celebration filled with events and food. Kids can enjoy clowns, face painting, contests such as the water balloon toss, trampolines, and much more. Adults have their choice of food and beverage as well as joining in on the contests and watching the music entertainment. The event concludes with a spectacular fireworks show at the end of the evening.

2016 - 4th of July Activities Line Up        2016 - 4th of July Parade Application       2016 - 4th of July Vendor Application

Summer Daze
Summer Daze is Warrenville’s premier summer event. Held on the first Friday and Saturday of August, this event gives Warrenville residents a chance to come together for fun before summer comes to a close. This event is held in Warrenville’s downtown at the southwest corner of Route 56 and Batavia Road. The event boasts children's rides, a craft show and bazaar, a kids' garage sale, bands and local talent, karaoke, and delicious food and drink from local establishments. Most notably, however, the event features unique cars, motorcycles, and boats. Warrenville residents look forward to this festival each year as a chance to mix, mingle and enjoy the show!

Art on the Prairie/Music Festival
Art on the Prairie is a celebration of Warrenville's artistic heritage and continue pursuit of art of all kinds. The event features a juried fine art festival and craft show with jewelry, ceramics, paintings, photography, and many other mediums. A variety of art is available for purchase. Attendees will also experience live Jazz music and children's activities. The event is the community's kick off to the fall season and takes place over a two day period in early September.

Community Events

Annual Arbor Day Celebration
The National Arbor Day Foundation sponsors an annual event celebrated during ideal tree planting times in each state. Warrenville holds its Arbor Day celebration on the last Saturday in April. The city’s Environmental Advisory Commission organizes this event that brings the community together and offers citizens an opportunity to receive free native trees or shrub seedlings to plant in their yard. They can learn about the correct way to mulch trees, how to maintain their lawn without pesticides, and composting. Vendors provide educational information regarding native plants, local wildlife, proper recycling techniques, the importance of bees, and more. A tree dedication ceremony, door prizes, exhibits, and music are all part of the celebration.

Bike Rodeo
This bicycle safety event is hosted each May from 9 a.m. to noon at the City Hall parking lot on Stafford Place. Bicyclist and Pedestrian Advisory Commission members and volunteers provide information related to bicycling, trails, paths, safe routes to schools, bike and vehicle safety, bicycle care, and bicycle equipment. Great raffle prizes, like bicycles and helmets, are available with some fun giveaways. Children have an opportunity to ride a safety course and police officers are on hand to register bicycles. Working Bikes Cooperative, a not-for-profit cooperative that diverts bicycles from the waste stream in Chicago by repairing them for sale and charity, collect bikes for recycling. The library offers a bibliography of cycling books, magazines, and helpful websites. This is a truly fun event that also provides invaluable safety tips for families.

National Night Out
On the first Tuesday of August, the Warrenville Police Department hosts this annual event with the assistance of community businesses and volunteers. National Night Out provides information on both personal and home safety, allows neighbors a chance to meet, and forms a bond between the police and the citizens they protect and serve. This cost-free event includes food, children’s activities, music, giveaways, and raffle prizes.  The City Police Department, the Emergency Management Agency, and the Warrenville Fire Protection District provide families an opportunity to view their emergency response equipment and answer questions.

Holly Days
Holly Days is the city’s annual holiday celebration that marks Santa’s official entry into Warrenville. Typically hosted on the first Friday night in December, the event takes place on Warren Avenue and at the Warrenville Park District Recreation Center across the street from the Police Department. Residents can enjoy a warm bonfire, raffles, free horse and carriage rides, hot chocolate and cookies, and, of course, a visit with Santa. Local Park District and school dance troops, singers, and bands entertain attendees during the event. It is at this event that Warrenville officially turns on its holiday lights creating an array of colors for passersby along Route 56 to see.

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