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Village Manager's Blog

How to Host Special Events in Glencoe 

Kiraly_webSummer will be before you know it, and with it comes some of our most treasured public events like the Glencoe Grand Prix, 4th of July celebration and of course our French Market, downtown art festival and the Chamber’s sidewalk sale. 

For those of you hosting a large-scale event open to the public, I’d like to refer you to our Special Event category in our new online Form Center. From here you’ll find everything you need from our Special Event Policy, to the Special Event Application, to applications for Fireworks Permits, Temporary Food Service Permits and Temporary Liquor Licenses.

Of course no event can be successful without dynamic promotions. As always, the Village offers local organizations the opportunity to advertise events at the Community Sign Kiosk at the corner of Green Bay Road and Park Avenue. New this year – we are also calling for events to include in our online community events calendar, on the Special Events page, in the bi-weekly Village eNews, on social media and in the Glencoe Quarterly as space allows. (Note that inclusion is at the discretion of the Village and priority will be given to free events open to the entire community). Submit your event information to Megan Hoffman at mhoffman@villageofglencoe.org and be sure to include a graphic or a photo to help make your event stand out.

Hosting something more local to your neighborhood? Fill out a Block Party Application to have barricades and garbage cans delivered to the parkway near your event (free of charge). Depending on availability, Public Safety has been known to stop by block parties with the fire truck for neighborhoods to enjoy.

Questions about special events may be directed to Laura Boll at lboll@villageofglencoe.org or (847) 461-1100.