Special Events


9/12 - Zumba Party Night at Prairie Stone Sports & Wellness Center

9/19 – Uncorked & Untapped Wine & Beer Tasting Event to benefit the Friends of HE Parks at Bridges of Poplar Creek Country Club. Sample wine and beers paired with delicious dishes. Plus participate in our fun, unique Reverse Raffle! Find out more and register here.

9/20 – Scarecrow Fest at Vogelei Park -  Noon – 3:00pm, the Hoffman Estates Park District will host its annual Scarecrow Festival at VogeleiPark, 650 West Higgins Road. In addition to a whimsical scarecrow display, country band Billy Croft & the 5-Alarm Band will perform from 1-2 pm in the pavilion. Admission is free. The festivities of the day will also include a climbing wall, safety town exploration, crafts, snacks, and so much more.  

Enter the Scarecrow Contest! The festival's Scarecrow Contest is sure to bring out the best in creativity and creepiness with everything from the charmingly classic to the unimaginably ghoulish. There are three categories of judging: Family/Individual, Business and Community Organization. This contest is free to enter. Businesses who submit a scarecrow to the contest may also set up a table to promote their business for just $20. Scarecrows will be judged on originality, creativity and presentation. The winners in each category will receive a prize. The winner in the Business Category Scarecrow Contest will win a free Business Card-sized ad in our Winter Guide which comes out on November 14 and is delivered to every household in Hoffman Estates. Contact Jody Dodson at 847-885-7500 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.

9/26 – Teen Corn Maze

9/27 - Wildflower Seed Collecting Event -FULL TO CAPACITY, Thank you!! No more volunteers are needed. 
10am to noon - Volunteers of all ages will collect native plant and wildflower seeds for future plantings. Come learn about the natural areas, native plants and wildflowers right in your back yard! Light snacks will be served. This event is free; we welcome groups and scouting troops. Take part in the largest single day volunteer effort for public lands in the US, National Public Lands Day. RSVP to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 847-781-3672 with your name and the number of people who will attend. See video highlights from last year's event!

9/28 - Punt, Pass & Kick - FREE Event - Cannon Crossings Park - 10 AM - Kids compete in their age bracket. The two kids who score the highest in each division will advance on to our Sectional on October 19th.  Read more and register here.


10/11 - Bridges Final Challenge Golf Event at Bridges of Poplar Creek - Bridges Final Challenge is a late season golf event you won't want to miss. Fee includes 18 holes of golf plus green and cart fees and cookout buffet. Prizes will be awarded to winners. For more information visit bridgesofpoplarcreek.com or call 847-781-3681.

10/12 - Pro Am Scramble Golf Event at Bridges of Poplar Creek - This 18-hole four-person scramble event is one of the most highly competitive events in the area. Teams consist of four amateurs or one professional and three amateurs. Fees include 18 holes of golf, greens fees and cart, and buffet dinner. Cash prizes will be awarded to first, second and third place winners. For more information and to register, visit bridgesofpoplarcreek.com

10/26 – Pumpkin Skate ­at Triphahn Center and Ice Arena3-4:30pm. Free admission if you come dressed in costume! Cookies and hot chocolate will be served too. The ice is cold and slippery so for safety, please be sure your costume is “ice friendly”. You will need see where you are going on the ice and be able to get up if you fall down. Costumes that have moveable parts or loose pieces will not be allowed on the ice for safety reasons. Bring your camera!

10/25 – Halloween Bash ­at Triphahn Center - 10-11:30am Bring the kids for safe Halloween fun! They'll enjoy pumpkin decorating, games, crafts and snacks. Come dressed in your costume. Pre-register by 10/24. No registration at the door. 12 years and under.

10/25 - Pumpkin Swim at Prairie Stone Sports & Wellness Center - Kids will enjoy 30-minutes to swim in our "pumpkin patch". Each child will get to pick a pumpkin from the pool to decorate after the swim. Adult supervision is required. Register early to guarantee your spot! $5 residents / $6 non residents  1:00-1:45pm - 240719-A


11/1 - Turkey Shoot Golf Event at Bridges of Poplar Creek

11/15 – Make-A-Wish Holiday Golf Outing at Bridges of Poplar Creek


12/6 – Polar Express - Registration for this event begins Nov. 14 with Winter Registration.

12/7 – Skate with Santa ­at Triphahn Center and Ice Arena

12/7 – Lincoln Park Zoo Lights 

12/13 – Winter Dance Showcase 

12/13 – Breakfast with Santa at Bridges of Poplar Creek

12/13 – Winter Ice Show ­at Triphahn Center and Ice Arena