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Looking for some quality time? Residents and visitors alike enjoy free activities throughout the summer at Carpenter Park, as well as annual festivals that your kids will be talking about for months to come.

Family Fun

Concerts in the Park

Concerts In The Park

Concert & Fireworks

Movies in the Park

Movies in the Park
Kids In The Pool

Dolphin Cove Family Aquatic Center

Splash away the summer heat at Dolphin Cove Family Aquatic Center. In addition to water slides, interactive water play, geysers, a beach area, and jungle gym, Dolphin Cove offers family-friendly events throughout the summer. Pools are also available to rent for those looking to host the ultimate pool party.

National Night Out

Town Holiday Lights

"Light Up Carpentersville"

The annual Holiday Lighting Contest is what Clark W. Griswold’s dreams are made of: in fact there’s a prize named in his honor. Each December, Carpentersville residents break out the tinsel, unknot the lights and join together in a friendly and festive competition. The result is a magical holiday experience the whole family will enjoy.


Odd Fellows Music Festival

Odd Fellows Rock the Fox Music Fest


El Grito Celebration

El Grito

This annual parade and festival takes place each September and is a celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month. Co-hosted by the Village and the Carpentersville Family Resource Center, this is an admission-free event featuring entertainment and food honoring the Latino culture that is woven into the fabric of our diverse community.

Fall Fest

Fall Festival Event
Civil War Reenactment Event

Civil War Reenactment

Upcoming Events

For a list of upcoming events, check out our Facebook page.

The Great Outdoors

Carpentersville offers countless ways to enjoy the outdoors and natural resources unique to the area.

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The Great Indoors

Carpentersville provides a whole host of things to do when you just want to stay inside.

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