Special Events

There’s always something exciting happening in the NENA area. Here is a list of our special events that typically occur annually. You can always check our calendar for specific event information.

  1. NENA Garage Sale
    We have a garage sale in June of each year. We ask NENA residents for donations and pick them up or they can be dropped off at the site of the sale the week of the event.  We accept furniture, small appliances, toys, dishes and kitchenware, decorative items, pictures, linen, and clothes.

    Volunteers work very hard setting up tents and tables, sorting and pricing items, and selling them during the garage sale. It is always challenging to find enough volunteers to help. We especially need people who own a truck to help us move donations and young strong neighbors to help us set up the tents and tables. 

  2. Homes for the Holidays

    Homes for the Holidays is one of NENA’s most popular events! On the first Saturday of December, hundreds of residents of Elgin and surrounding areas will visit our Northeast Elgin Neighborhood to tour several beautiful homes, each decorated by the owners to reflect their personal heritage, memories and tastes.

    They’ll also be making stops at our traditional warming house, a small craft fair and the neighborhood’s Butterfly Garden, all decked out for the holidays. Mark your calendar!

  3. Fourth of July Parade
    While the Fourth of July Parade, presented by the Downtown Neighborhood Association (DNA) the parade begins and runs directly through the NENA neighborhood. People will line Douglas Avenue to watch one of the best parades in Illinois.