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Special Events

Concerts in the Park

Friday, July 31 | Gina Glocksen Band | 7:00-8:30 pm | Lions Park

Gina Glocksen is best known as the ninth place finalist of the sixth season of American Idol. Gina’s captivating personality, edgy style and unforgettable voice have helped the world to see that this girl is a talent that can’t be ignored. She promises her fans that the music will be well worth the wait!
Cosponsored by the Village of East Dundee

Friday, August 7 | Mason Rivers | 7:00-8:30 pm | Grafelman Park

Mason Rivers is a high-energy band that covers the best of today’s country as well as your favorite classics. Formed from some of the finest musical talent in the Chicagoland area, Mason Rivers is the band that Rocks Country!
Cosponsored by the Village of West Dundee

Fitness Fun Special Events

The Pursuit

Think "Amazing Race" for our community. Dundee Township Park District has created The Pursuit to bring together friends and family for a day of fun! An event like this is a way to promote team building, engage in healthy competition and have a great time! A bulk of the details regarding The Pursuit will be kept confidential until the day of the event. We can tell you this…after meeting at Graffleman Park for check-in, you will receive your first clue. Wear comfortable clothes as you'll travel on foot from clue to clue. We'll test your knowledge of our community and challenge you to fun activities. You will strategically plan your course of action to complete each task. Will you be able to outsmart your competitors? REGISTRATION DEADLINE: August 10. Check in begins at 9:30 am. Teams consist of four individuals: one team member must be 18 years or older.

REGISTER ONLINE or Download the Registration Form

10 years & older
August 22
10:00 am-2:00 pm
- $80 per team on
or before August 1
- $100 per team
August 1-10

Aquatic Special Events
Join us this summer for a season of fun at the pool!

Wonderful Wednesday Family Night | Wednesday, August 5 | Dolphin Cove Family Aquatic Center & Sleepy Hollow Pool

Families are special to us. Bring your family to either Dolphin Cove or Sleepy Hollow Pool for some WONDERFUL family time. Admission is only $10 for residents and $20 for nonresidents from 6:00-8:00 pm (maximum of 10 swimmers per family. One parent must be part of the group.)

Regular admission prices apply unless otherwise noted. *Winners must be present.

Upcoming Special Events

Heritage Fest on the Fox | Sunday, September 20 | Grafelman Park

Fun Run Distance: 1.56 Miles

Start point (Behind Made to Measure, 302 East Main St., East Dundee, IL)
End point (Old ACE Hardware on First Street)

Program: 452000-01 | 7:30 -9:00 am (7:00 am check in) | Fee: $5.00/per person | REGISTER ONLINE

Free Events at Grafelman Park

Scarecrow Decorating 1:30-3:30 pm
Penny in a Haystack 1:30-3:30 pm
Baggo Tournament 12:00 pm on-site sign up • Games begin at 12:30 pm

Randall Oaks Fall Festival at Randall Oaks Zoo
September 26-October 12 (Daily) • October 17-November 1 (Weekends) | 9:00 am-4:00 pm

Join us for a fall filled with fun!

• Hay Bale Maze
• Corn Bin Play Area
• Bonfire (Weekends only, 1:00 -4:00 pm)
• Face Painting (11:00 am - 3:00 pm, for additional charge)
• Fall Treats (available for purchase)
• Pumpkin Enrichment for the Animals (Weekends only)
• Hayrides (11:00 am - 3:00 pm, Weekends only, $2/per person)
• Pumpkins (for additional charge)
Regular Zoo admission applies

Dog Days of Dundee | Saturday, October 10 | 11:00 am-3:00 pm | Randall Oaks Park

Come spend a day filled with canine and human entertainment at our annual Dog Days of Dundee. This is an event the whole family can enjoy. Plan to visit the specialty vendors as well as participate in the contests.

All proceeds from the gift basket raffles will benefit the participating rescue groups. Free pet microchipping will be done by Dundee Animal Hospital. NOTE: There will be a $17.99 enrollment fee due at the time of microchipping. PLEASE NOTE: All pets must be on leash, under the control of the owner, and current on all vaccinations including rabies. Dundee Township Park District retains the right to refuse any dog that may pose a threat to any person or animal.

Food*, blankets and donations will be accepted at the event to help animals in need. Items will go to local shelters and rescue groups.
*Items must be canned or boxed; no glass accepted

Tentative Schedule

Time Event
11:30 am K-9 Demo
12:00 pm Best Doggie Kiss Contest
12:30 pm Adoptable Pooch Pageant
1:00 pm Fastest Dog Contest: Large Breed and Small Breed Classes
1:30 pm Doggie Egg Hunt
2:00 pm Best Dog Trick Contest
11:00 am-3:00 pm Off Leash Doggie Play Area

Agility Demos throughout the day.

Hallow-Palooza | Friday, October 23 | 6:00-9:00 pm | Rakow Center

Join us for a nightl filled with fun!

• Learn the Thriller Dance every 30 minutes
• Drawing for iPad mini#
• Magic Shows 6:30-7:30 pm & 8:00-9:00 pm - Senior Center stage
• Pumpkin Decorating* while supplies last
• Photo Booth
• Spooky Storytime
• Bounce House
• Treasure Hunt
• Trick or Treat in Gym
• Indoor Driving Range
• Concessions: Hot dog, chips & soft drink, available for purchase in the Senior Center.

Program: 452300-00 | REGISTER ONLINE
Preregistration Fee: $5 residents/$7 nonresidents (all adults & children ages 3 and up)
At the Door Fee: $8 residents/nonresidents

All children must be accompanied by an adult.
*Preregister by 10/16
Pumpkin Guaranteed
#Drawing excludes all Dundee Township Park District employees and their immediate family members.

Boo at the Zoo | Saturday, October 31 & Sunday, November 1 | 9:00 am-4:00 pm

Come and see the Zoo decked out in its Halloween finery! Participate in a costume parade and contest* at 1:00 pm both days.

Categories for the costume contest:
Ages 5 & under / Ages 6-9 / Ages 10 & over / Adults
Prizes for the top 3 in each category.

*Included with Zoo admission.

Golf Special Events

Throughout the year Bonnie Dundee and Randall Oaks Golf courses host tournaments and events. For a full listing of upcoming events and tournaments please visit the special events page under the Golf section.

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