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Village Events

No matter the season, Hanover Park is the place to be and have fun.  Village residents and visitors are invited to attend our family friendly Special Events sponsored by the Village of Hanover Park.  Please click on a season below for Special Event listings.

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To view our Village Calendar of Special Events and Meetings Click here.

Interested in learning more about events taking place in the community that are sponsored by other not-for-profit organizations?  If so, click here to be brought to our Community Events and Information page.


Business After Hours: Mardi Gras (WINTER)

Date:  February 13, 2018
Time:  5:00-7:00 pm
Location:  2121 W. Lake Street, Room 214

This event will be hosted by the C.O.N.E.C.T Committee and held at the Village of Hanover Park located at 2121 W. Lake Street, Hanover Park, IL. 60133

Listen to New Orleans’ style music, disguise yourself from a vast selection of masques, jambalaya, muffaletta sandwiches and beignet pastries, in a fun, relaxing atmosphere.

All local business owners and home-based businesses are invited to attend this free event and give their business more exposure as they network and interact with the local business community. Bring your business cards to pass around and enter to win a door prize. 

Contact Community Development to RSVP  or provide a door prize that helps promote your business for this popular event to Kathleen Arnold at
(847) 823-5778 or via email at To download a flyer click here.


Kids at Hope Community Resource Fair

Date: April 22, 2017
Time: 10:00 am- 1:00 pm
Location: Hanover Park Park District, Community Center Gym, 1919 Walnut Avenue

This Resource Fair is designed to promote and provide information regarding various opportunities and activities for youth and families in the Village of Hanover Park. We are seeking participation from local agencies, churches, schools, recreational and philanthropic organizations dedicated to providing safe, fun activities for children and families in our community. The Resource Fair will be free and open to the public. Hanover Township will provide complementary bus service from some of the area schools to the Park District.

There will be games and activities for the kids, performances by local children, and a raffle. Concessions will be available for a small fee.

Who are the “Kids at Hope” in our community? Every child who resides in our community is to be considered a “Kid at Hope” rather than a “Kid at Risk”. The belief of our Hanover Park Coalition is that all children are capable of success without exceptions! We are united in bringing this message to the entire Hanover Park area; that all children can find some area of interest that will provide success and an avenue of involvement for them. The goal is a future that is productive and happy no matter what they choose to do with their lives. We choose to support the positive hope that all children will find something that suits them and to provide them with many opportunities along the way!
There are many ways to be successful in life. Many of them are outside of the academic area of school and career and also include all of life’s great offerings - home and family, sports and recreation, service to the community and other hobbies or interests. Our goal is to provide information to children and their families about the opportunities that are here, already in place for them, in our very own community. Download the flyer here.


Arbor Day

Date: April 28, 2017
Click here to download the flyer

For the 32nd consecutive year the Village of Hanover Park has received recognition as a Tree City USA through the Arbor Day Foundation. To commemorate the recognition Village Clerk Eira Corral Sepúlveda annually holds an Arbor Day Ceremony to plant a tree at a local school on April 28, 2017.


The Village has a full-time Forestry Division which provides a Brush Pickup Program, contractual and in-house tree trimming programs, wood chip deliveries, and tree care advice. You can read more about these programs in the Services section of our website.  Click here to go to the Public Works section.  Or you can call the Public Works Department at (630) 823-5700 between the hours of 8:00 am and 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday, with any questions you have regarding the Village’s tree management programs.


Clerk’s Office also encourages residents of Hanover Park to celebrate the benefits of tree plantings by participating in the Energy-Saving Trees program promoted through the Arbor Day Foundation. The Energy– Saving Trees is an innovative easy-to-use mapping tool that takes the guesswork out of tree planting.  Residents can use the tool to enter their address online to view an aerial shot of their property and obtain a research based calculation on the optimal location to plant the tree in their yard.


Free trees may be ordered through the Arbor Day Foundation via their website at by using the promotional code: comed17. Shipping will continue through May for the spring planting season, supplies are limited.


Saturday Cruise Night

Date: May 6-October 28, 2017
Every Saturday Night
Time: 5:00 pm- 9:00 pm
Location: 7580 Barrington Road

Bring your classic, muscle or modern car to display at Saturday Cruise Night in Hanover Park in front of Tony's Finer Foods at the corner of Barrington Road and Tower Drive. Every Saturday night from 5-9pm until October 28th. Great Music provided by Jose Ramos. Questions: Contact Don Zierden 630-289-8556.

Community Health & Resource Fair
Date: May 13, 2017
Time: 10:00 am- 2:00 pm
Location: Fire Station #1, 6850 Barrington Road

The Hanover Park Fire Department will be hosting a free Community Health and Resource Fair on Saturday, May, 13, 2017 from 10:00 a.m.- 2:00 p.m. at Fire Station #1 located at 6850 Barrington Road in Hanover Park.

Some agencies participating in this event:

  • Hanover Park Lion’s Club will be providing free vision and hearing screening
  • Hanover Park Police Department will be providing a AAA distracted driving simulator
  • National Louis University
  • Crisis Community Center
  • Hands only CPR demonstration provided by the Hanover Park Fire Department

The Village will also have a certified car seat installation and inspection stations. This event is a great opportunity for residents to learn more about the health services and resources provided in the area.

For additional information or questions, contact Jeff Kurka or Robert Rogas at 630-823-5800.


Market @ the Metra
Hanover Park's Maxwell Street

Date: September 16, 2017
Time: 9:00 am- 4:00 pm
Location: Metra Station Parking Lot, Barrington Rd. and Lake St., Hanover Park, IL

The Village of Hanover Park holds its Spring Maxwell Street Vending event at the Hanover Park Train Station Commuter Lot. Hanover Park residents and neighbors will gather to sell their old treasures, handmade crafts, and new merchandise. We welcome all to swing by and bargain a good deal on quality items!  The event will be free of admission and will open to the public from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM.

Vendors are encouraged to contact the Village Clerk’s office for information on registration and fees for any last minute available spots.  Spaces are
allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.  There will be no rain date scheduled for the event.  Fees are nonrefundable. Each space is 9 feet wide
by 18 feet deep. Copy of  Market at the Metra Flyer and Application.

For further information, please contact Village Clerk Eira Corral Sepúlveda at (630) 823-5601 or


Memorial Day Observance Ceremony

Date: May 29, 2017
Time: 10:00 am
Location: Veterans Memorial Plaza, Village Hall, 2121 Lake St., Hanover Park, IL

The Hanover Park Veterans Committee cordially invites you to attend the Memorial Day Observance where the unveiling of the Military Working Dog statue will take place.  The Veterans Committee hosts a Memorial Observance Ceremony in honor of our Veterans each year and this year it is being held on Monday, May 29th, at 10:00 am in the Veterans Memorial Plaza in front of the Municipal Building, 2121 Lake Street, Hanover Park, IL .

Please join us at this ceremony to say "Thank You" to those who have served our country.

Special thanks to everyone for your generous donations toward the Military Working Dog Memorial. Without your help, this statue would not have been possible. 


Touch-A-Truck Festival

Date: June 3, 2017
Time: 9:00 am-1:00 pm
Location: Metra Station Parking Lot, Barrington Rd. and Lake St., Hanover Park, IL

Each year, the Village of Hanover Park sponsors a Touch-a-Truck event.  The Police Department, Fire Department, and Public Works shine up their vehicles so attendees can touch the hoods, hear the engines and see the inside of the cars and trucks that make our community run! 

There is no cost to attend this event.  For further information contact Village Clerk Eira Corral Sepúlveda at (630) 823-5601.


Community Service Day, In honor of Martin Luther King Jr.

Home Repairs Needed?

You or someone you know may qualify for DuPage Habitat for Humanity’s Home Repair Program.  Repairs include exterior paint, accessibility modifications, window, door, and roof replacements, landscaping, and more. Help our community earn $25,000 to $250,000 in home repairs! Please contact Jennifer Taff at or 630.510.3737 x 305 to apply or to suggest projects.

Volunteer with Us
Date: June 10, 2017
Time: 7:30 am
Location: Tanglewood Clubhouse, 1211 Catalina Drive, Hanover Park

Register to Volunteer

Please contact Missy Preston at or call 630.510.3737 x 309 to join in the fun!  Click Here to view the event flyer.

American Cancer Society Relay for Life

Date: June 9th, 2017
Time: 6:00 pm- 9:00 pm 
Location: Lake Park High School, East Campus, 600 Medinah Road

No matter who you are, there's a place for you at Relay. Each dollar you raise will help save lives. How far will you go to make a difference in the fight
against cancer?

Your reasons for walking in the Relay For Life are as unique and special as the story that motivates you. This is your opportunity to not only honor cancer survivors and remember people we have lost, but also to raise funds and awareness to help save lives. Because of your support, we are creating a world where cancer can't claim another year of anyone's life. You are helping create a world with less cancer and more birthdays!


Community Apiary Open House


Date: June 25, 2017
Time: 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Location: 2500 Army Trail Road

The Village of Hanover Park invites you to the Hanover Park Community Apiary Open House.  Come visit our beehives, learn about honey bees, and see how you can get started keeping honey bees in Hanover Park.  Beekeepers will be on hand to answer questions about this fun, fascinating, and increasingly important hobby. 

Storm Drain Stenciling-- CANCELLED

Date:  July 15, 2017   Rain Date: July 22, 2017
Each year, volunteers and members of the Environmental Committee stencil Village storm sewer inlets in yellow pain with the words, "Dump No Waste, Drains to River".  If you would like to stencil storm sewer inlets in your neighborhood, please contact the Environmental Committee at (630) 823-5706.

COPS Day Picnic & Movie in the Park

Date: July 14, 2017
Time: 5:00 pm-7:30 then Movie in the Park
Location: Corner of Walnut and Church

Each year, the Hanover Park Police Department hosts a COPS Day Picnic to foster relationships between the Police Department and the neighborhoods it
serves. Join the Hanover Park Police Department on Friday, July 14 for the Annual COPS Day Picnic, which will take place from 5:00 p.m.until 7:30 p.m., then stay for the Movie in the Park. This first-ever movie event will feature Moana. The movie will begin at dusk. Other featured events include:

Come and meet police officers from your community and
numerous members of service organizations.

View Public Safety vehicles and learn about new
technology to help police fight crime.

Visit with Special guests including “Skates” the mascot
of the
Chicago Wolves and “Coop” of the Schaumburg
Enjoy free hotdogs cooked by the Police Command Staff
K-9 Demonstration with “Echo”
Free child ID kits
Listen to music provided by the Mix 101.9 road crew.
Face Painting
Raffle for a bicycle!  

Mayor Craig's Play Ball Summer Baseball Game

Date: July 26th, 2017
Time: 5:00 pm
Location: Hanover Park Sports Complex, 1300 Sycamore, Hanover Park 

Mayor Rodney Craig and the Village of Hanover Park will host Hanover Park youth in a baseball game as part of the United States Conference of Mayors (USCM) continued support of the “Play Ball Summer” initiative, which partners with Major League Baseball and focuses on the fun nature of baseball to encourages an active and healthy lifestyle for kids in all communities.  

Join us to watch the Hanover Park Little League Players participate in a special game to commemorate “Play Ball Summer”. Team coaches will be members of
the Hanover Park Fire and Police Departments. Police and Fire vehicles will be on display at the event. Bring the whole family!


Car Show 2017


Date:  August 6, 2017 / Rain Date:  August 20, 2017
Time: 12:00 pm-4:00 pm
Location: Hanover Park Metra Station Parking Lot, Lake Street. and Barrington Road.

The Village of Hanover Park proudly sponsors the Annual Car Show in collaboration with the Hanover Park Community Resource Coalition a(HPCRC). 
The event benefits youth programming provided by HPCRC. Residents and neighbors showcase their best engines for the grand prize trophy and CASH prize.

Residents and neighbors showcase their best engines for the grand prize trophy and CASH prize. Click Here for the Registration Form.



9-11 Memorial Ceremony

Date: September 11, 2017
Time: 9:00 am
Location:  Veteran's Memorial at Village Hall, 2121 Lake Street, Hanover Park, IL

Join us in remembering and honoring the men and women that lost their lives in the tragic events of September 11, 2001, and the police, firefighters and first responders at our annual memorial ceremony.

Market @ the Metra
Hanover Park's Maxwell Street

Date: September 16, 2017
Time: 9:00 am- 4:00 pm
Location: Metra Station Parking Lot, Barrington Rd. and Lake St., Hanover Park, IL

The Village of Hanover Park will hold the "Market @ the Metra" event at the Hanover Park Train Station Commuter Lot. Hanover Park residents and neighbors will gather to sell their old treasures, handmade crafts, and new merchandise. We welcome all to swing by and bargain a good deal on quality items!  The event is free and open to the public from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM.

This semi-annual event hosts a variety of vendors including Boy Scout Troop 398 who will be preparing food for event participants and selling hot dogs, burgers, drinks, etc.  This year we will also make it possible for food vendors to sell approved pre-packaged food items.  Interested vendors are to contact the Clerk's Office for information on registration and fees at 630-823-5602.  Vendor registrations the day of the event will be accepted upon space availability, with the exception of pre-packaged food vendors, which will be required to submit their registration for approval a week prior to the event.  Set-up for all vendors the day of the event starts at 7:00 am and closes at 9:00 am.

Spaces are allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.  There will be no rain date scheduled for the event.  Fees are nonrefundable. Each space is 9 feet wide by 18 feet deep.

For further information, please contact Village Clerk Eira Corral Sepúlveda at (630) 823-5601 or

Recycling Event

Date: September 23, 2017
Time: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Location: Commuter Lot

The Village of Hanover Park and the Hanover Park Environmental Committee sponsors a recycling event each year.  The event was presented with the Governor's Hometown Award in 2010.  To become a volunteer, call (630) 823-5706. Watch for additional information.

Fire Department Open House

Date: October 7, 2017
Time: 10:00am - 2:00pm
Location: Fire Station #1, 6850 Barrington Rd., Hanover Park 

Each year, the Fire Department hosts an Open House which allows residents an opportunity to see a demonstration of various equipment in the Fire Department, as well as receive information on fire prevention.  For further details, contact the Fire Department at (630) 823-5800.

DuPage River Sweep

Date: October 14, 2017- CANCELLED
Time: 9:00 am- 12:00 pm
Location: DuPage River
RAIN DATE: October 2, 2017

Each year, The Conservation Foundation conducts its Du-Page County River Sweep. The River Sweep is a countywide clean-up which encourages citizens to improve local waterways by removing debris and litter from a section of stream or pond. The event has been held annually since 1991, and citizen volunteers have removed nearly 185 tons of garbage from DuPage County waterways. We are looking for individuals or groups to assist in keeping our waterways clean.  If you’re interested in participating in the next River Sweep, please contact the Public Works Department  at (630) 823-5700 for more information or to be placed on the volunteer list.


Local Business Expo

Date: TBD 2018
Time: TBD
Location: Hanover Park Park District, 1919 Walnut Street, Hanover Park
Fee:  Free to Attendees ($25.00 fee for businesses interested in reserving exhibitor space and a raffle gift with a value of $25.00. Service Agencies free)

As an exhibitor at the 2018 Local Business Showcase, you take advantage of one of the best opportunities the C.O.N.E.C.T.  Committee offers to local area businesses to increase the visibility of your business and to expand your client base.

If you decide this is not an opportunity you want to capitalize on this year as an exhibitor, then please join us for the event as a visitor. You’ll enjoy great food provided by the exhibitors, learn about Village resources, service agencies and find business resources, gain knowledge from this free event, and network, network, network! This is your Business Showcase!

There are ?? exhibit tables available and will be allocated on a first come, first serve bases upon payment. Exhibits will be OPEN TO THE PUBLIC .

To Showcase your Business, contact Kathleen Arnold at (630) 823.5778 or

Exhibitor Application - pending
Food Vendors: Only pre-packaged food items will be permitted to be sold. Applications for food vendors must be submitted a week prior to event.


Veterans Day Ceremony

Date:  November 11, 2017
Time:  3:00 p.m.
Location:  Public Works Garage (2041 Lake St.)

Please join us for our Veterans Day Ceremony.  The Veterans Committee will host a Veterans Day event to honor and recognize Hanover Park Veterans.

Tree Lighting Event

Date: December 1, 2017
Time: 6:00pm
Location: Village Hall, 2121 Lake St., Hanover Park

Each year, the Village hosts its annual Tree Lighting Ceremony.  Entertainment and refreshments are provided, and a special guest arrives to "flip the switch" and light up the Village welcoming in the holiday season.  Watch for updates on the 2017 event.