The View from 101 York – July 2015

LW Reedy has been serving the Elmhurst community and surrounding areas since 1951. As the largest locally-owned real estate agency in Elmhurst, we have a passion for local news and events. Here’s our view of the community for this month, from our perch at 101 York in the heart of downtown Elmhurst.

July 4, 2015

4 on the 4th Race

You can’t celebrate Fourth of July without participating in or watching the Elmhursfour on the fourtht Runners Club’s 4 on the 4th Race in Elmhurst. It’s a family style four-mile run that starts at 7:15 am with a one kilometer  kids’ run at 8:20 am at Prospect Avenue next to Wilder Park. The race course is a tour of Elmhurst, including a trip by Elmhurst’s state-of-the-art library, City Centre and down many beautiful shady streets in Elmhurst. For more information and online registration, click here. Online registration costs $25 per racer, $10 for each child. The fee is $30 per racer when registering in person.

July 11 and 12, 2015

41st Annual La Grange Craft Show

Shop nearly 200 exhibits of unique arts and crafts created by Midwest artists in downtown LaGrange at their annual craft show. The Show runs from 9:00 am to craft show6:00 pm on Saturday and from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm on Sunday. Free parking is available in the covered garage behind Village Hall and in the Cossit School lot. Hand made items including baby gifts, garden and yard stakes, pet accessories and hand made jewelry will be available for purchase. Watch live demonstrations or visit the food booths  located on Harris Avenue.

July 12, 2015

Elmhurst Garden Walk & Faire

The annual Elmhurst Garden Walk & Faire will begin in Wilder Park with a stroll flowerthrough the conservatory gardens. Browse the plant and craft sale and then explore some of the premier gardens in Elmhurst. Tickets may be purchased for $15 at Elmhurst Camera, NuCara Pharmacy, Uptown Shop, or Amling’s Flowers for $20 on the day of the event at Wilder Park.

July 22- 26, 2015

DuPage County Fair

The DuPage County Fair will be held at the DuPage County Fairgrounds featuring DuPage County Faircarnival rides, games, duck racing, clowns, magic shows, farm animal exhibits and auctions. Chow down on a giant turkey leg, funnel cake and enjoy all types of live entertainment including The Willis Clan from TLC’s hit TV show. Let the stars in your family show off their own skills with a talent show for kids up to age 21. Click here for more information on hours and special pricing.

July 24, 2015

Free Olympia Family Fun Ride

Participate in the Family Fun Ride or cheer for your friends and family on the 1.2 mile cycling logoprofessional race course around Elmhurst College. There will be a special prize drawing for all participants. All riders must have a signed waiver and helmet in order to ride and if you bike to the event, the Elmhurst Bike Task Force will be hosting a free bike valet parking inside the fenced tennis courts in Wilder Park. To register in advance, visit Olympia Chiropractic at 533 South York Road through Thursday, July 23rd or click here.

July 25, 2015

DuPage County Fairgrounds Rodeo

Take in the excitement of a real-life rodeo complete with the finesrodeot animals, skillful cowboys and cowgirls and a family friendly show that is good for kids from 2 to 102 years old. Produced by Latting Rodeo Productions, this is your chance to take a trip out west without having to pack. The show is $10 per person, with shows in the Grandstand Arena at 1:00pm and 6:00pm.

July 25, 2015

Christmas in July

The Elmhurst Park District is breaking out the ChristmasChristmas in July decorations at East End Pool at 463 Schiller Avenue for a holiday party. Join in the reindeer games, a Christmas trivia contest and if you are very, very good, a possible visit from the old elf himself. It’s free fun that runs from 1:00 to 5:00 pm.

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