What does iFest stand for?
iFest stands for International Festival.
What are the essential details?
Date: Saturday, August 31, 2013
Time: Noon-11:00 pm
Location: Festival Park in Elgin (132 S. Grove Ave., Elgin, IL.)
Telephone: (224) 725-3378 (FEST)
Mailing Address: c/o City of Elgin, 150 Dexter Ct., Elgin, IL. 60120
Do you need help or can you use volunteers?
Volunteer help is greatly appreciated. Please Contact Us or call (224) 725-FEST (3378).
What can I expect if I attend?
-An international parade going through Downtown Elgin neighborhood that will kick off the event at 11:00 am. The parade will feature floats, music, dancers and will culminate with a grand entrance into Festival Park
-A KidZone filled with “edu-tainment” activities for youth and families
-A World Bazaar
-Much much more!
Is there available parking?
Parking is free in Elgin. There are over 2,000 parking spots with time limits from 15 minutes to 10 hours. There are several parking garages conveniently located in Downtown Elgin. Additionally, Fulton Street Deck is kitty-corner from iFest (you may enter at Fulton St. just west of Villa St.)
Download a map of Downtown Elgin parking lots and decks (PDF-350kb).
Will it be handicap accessible including parking?
Yes. iFest organizers are doing our utmost to insure the festival is barrier free.
Will there be a place to park my bicycle?
Yes. We will have a Bike Corral to be operated by the Elgin Bicycle and Pedestrian Committee near the park’s entrance at the northwest corner Grove and Prairie.
Will there be special motorcycle parking?
Yes. Eastside of Grove Ave. at park’s northeast corner.
What if it rains?
Bring an umbrella. Information on a rain date will be available in the near future.
Are there any fees?
There are no entrance fees
May I bring a lawn chair?
Yes, lawn chairs are permitted but coolers are not.
Is photography/videography allowed?
May I bring my own food and beverages?
You will not be able to bring in your own food and drink. Fortunately, there will be a wide variety of food and flavors available throughout the day. You can try tastes of food from various cultures.
Who are the organizers of Elgin iFest?
We have many planning partners and welcome additions! Click here for a list of current Partners
Is there a way to make a financial donation?
Yes. Financial contributions are welcome and will be used in support on future International Festivals. Contributions may be sent to the City of Elgin, Attn: iFest, 150 Dexter Court, Elgin, IL 60120. Be sure to include your contact information. We want to say “thank you” to all of our supporters. Note: Your financial contribution is NOT tax deductible.
If you have additional questions or need more information, please Contact Us or call (224) 725-3378