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South Holland Community Events
South Holland Community Events

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South Holland hosts a variety of events throughout the year that encourage residents to meet one another and develop relationships, foster community pride, celebrate various holidays, and highlight important issues. Each resident is encouraged to become an active participant in the community. It can start with the following events:

Mayor's Coffees
Quarterly

Informal gatherings that are held quarterly at the Community Center to give residents an opportunity to meet with the Mayor and other Village officials to share their comments and concerns.

Mayor's Prayer Breakfast
1st Thursday in May

This annual breakfast is sponsored by the South Holland Ministerial Association.

Lions Club Pancake Day
1st Saturday in May

This event is held at the Community Center. Enjoy your breakfast while fellowshipping with friends and neighbors!

Take A Bite Out Of Grime and Electronics Recycling
2nd Saturday in May

This is our annual clean-up day where volunteers of all ages are grouped into teams with Village officials and they fan out across the Village to do some Spring Cleaning along roadways, riverbanks, and in the parks. Coffee and donuts are served in the morning and we all meet back at the Community Center for lunch when we're finished.
This event also features Electronics Recycling locations at the South Holland Library and the South Holland Community Center.

Arbor Day Celebration
2nd Saturday in May

Each year we celebrate Arbor Day with a ceremonial planting of a tree. This takes place just before the Take a Bite Out of Grime event.

Student Government Day
3rd Monday in May

Local Junior High students chair the Village Board meeting.

Memorial Day Parade and Remembrance Ceremony
Memorial Day - Last Monday in May

This annual parade that honors the men and women who served in the military and made the ultimate sacrifice runs down South Park Ave. It begins at 11:00am at 170th Street and finishes at Veterans Park. Following the Parade at approximately 12:30pm at Veterans Park will be a Remembrance Ceremony.

Town Center Marketplace
Every Friday, Noon to 6:00pm from the last week of June through the first week of October
Held at the northeast corner of 162nd Street (Route 6) and South Park Avenue

Local vendors provide a diverse selection of locally grown fresh vegetables and fruits, garden plants and flowers, herbs and oils, organic nutritional supplements, fresh baked pies, jewelry, greeting cards, crafts and more!

South Holland Municipal Band Concerts
Memorial Day through Labor Day
Our very own Municipal Band performs a series of concerts over the summer. Their season begins with the Memorial Day celebration and concludes with the Heritage Festival. The concerts are usually held at the bandstand at Veterans Park on various Thursday evenings.

Movies in the Park
June, July and August - a Saturday evening each month
Join us for our free monthly Saturday Night movies in the park! Family-friendly movies on the big screen at Veterans Park (160th Place & South Park). Movie nights are sponsored by the Village of South Holland, Robinson Engineering and Ingalls Health System. Concessions will be open throughout the movie. Remember to bring chairs and/or blankets!

Independence Day Celebration
4th of July

The July 4th Celebration begins with a Rib Fest Contest at Veterans Park, followed by a full day of fun, food, and games for ALL AGES. The celebration concludes with an incredible fireworks display at dusk!

Heritage Festival
Labor Day Weekend

This is a jam-packed, five-day, annual festival that includes a Car Show, Bocce Tournament, a huge Block Party, Artists Gallery, fun games for kids, South Holland Municipal Band concert, a praise and worship service, a kids garage sale and much much more!

Heritage Haul - 5K / 10K / Kids Dash
3rd Saturday in September

A 5K or 10K scenic run or walk through South Holland. This event raises money for local charity. Open to all ages!

Harvest Fest
Last Thursday in October

Costume judging, games, and pumpkin decorating for children ages 3 to 12.

Santa Comes To Town
1st Friday in December

Santa arrives via a bright red fire truck at the Faith Family Future Center. Each child gets a chance to sit on Santa's lap and leaves with a bag of treats. A great chance to snap that special photo.

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