Events & Activities in Elgin

Up to 81% Off Martial-Arts Classes

Southwest Elgin

$150 $29

Kickboxing and muay thai classes both employ punching and kicking techniques while teaching students discipline and fitness

Up to 55% Off Belly-Dancing Classes

Elgin

$60 $29

Students of all ages, sizes, and abilities learn to shimmy and sway during bellydancing classes that are also challenging workouts

89% Off Six Weeks of Martial Arts Classes

Multiple Locations

$349 $39

Expert instructors teach essential martial arts skills, as well as discipline and confidence

Up to 76% Off Tae Kwon Do Classes

South Elgin

$200 $49

Experienced instructors teach students the Korean martial art of tae kwon do, focusing on self-defense, fitness, and self-confidence

Up to 76% Off Fitness Classes at Postursizer, Inc.

Family Chiropractic and Posture Center

$120 $34

Workouts use the Postursizer bar to target posture, flexibility, core muscles, cardio fitness, and bone density

68% Off Personal-Training Sessions

Streamwood

$150 $48

ACE-certified trainer Mario Perez motivates clients through one-on-one workouts

65% Off CrossFit

Bartlett

$125 $44

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

Santa's Village Azoosment Park – Up to 49% Off

East Dundee

$39.50 $20

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Nostalgia-filled theme park delights families with Santa-themed village, extensive zoo, and thrilling rides

Up to 59% Off Bowling with Drinks and Shoes

Carpentersville

$141.50 $59

Retro-style bowling alley; includes shoe rental and pitcher of soda or beer

Up to 85% Off Paintball for Four, Six, or Twelve

Multiple Locations

$120 $19

Equipped with rental paintball guns and masks, groups vie for supremacy over outdoor fields

Half Off at Ballistic Martial Arts and Fitness

Carpentersville

$50 $25

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Martial-arts and fitness center hosts fast-paced Zumba classes and cardio kickboxing that uses actual boxing technique

Up to 52% Off a Scuba-Certification Course

Hanover Park

$475 $230

Instructors train students in basic scuba techniques and knowledge before testing their skills in open water to earn their certification

51% Off at Green Valley Golf Range in Hanover Park

Hanover Park

$41 $20

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A lighthouse looms over an old-timey mini-golf course, adjoined by an 80-stall driving range

74% Off at Dahn Yoga

Multiple Locations

$150 $39

Unique form of yoga strives to streamline life energy and focus the mind with breathing, stretching, core practice, and meditation

94% Off MetaBody Yoga & Fitness Pass

Multiple Locations

$350 $20

Instructors encourage full-body results in a variety of fitness classes supplemented by a success guide and nutritional coaching

Up to 72% Off Digital-Photography Boot Camp

Pheasant Run Resort

$149 $49

Six-hour boot camp covers subjects such as exposure, freezing motion, shooting modes, and composition; three-hour is first half of course

Up to 63% Off Boat or Jet Ski Rentals

St. Charles

$250 $99

Pontoon, jet ski, or speedboat rental with high-quality equipment

Up to 86% Off at Synergy Kettlebell Training

Multiple Locations

$200 $29

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Low-impact lifting exercises force the arms, core, and legs to work in concert, building strength throughout the body

50% Off

St. Charles

$80 $40

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

55% Off Lessons at JC’s Guitars & Music Lessons

Multiple Locations

$88 $40

During private, 30-minute lessons, students learn the basics of singing or their choice of string, wind, or percussion instrument

Up to 89% Off Women's Indoor Boot Camp

St. Charles/Fox Valley

$299 $39

Knowledgeable trainer leads indoor boot camp that uses a three-pillared approach to wellness: conditioning, nutrition, and mental health

74% Off Yoga Classes

Multiple Locations

$150 $39

Instructors help students bolster flexibility, strength, and mind-body unity with breathing and core work followed by relaxing teatime

45% Off Services

St. Charles

$500 $275

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

52% Off Personal Training

St. Charles

$208 $99

Personal trainers work with clients according to their schedule, leading effective workouts into 30-minute windows

30% Off Music Lessons at American Music Institute

Multiple Locations

$5 $5

One month of music lessons for voice or instruments including saxophone, violin, piano, guitar, trumpet, clarinet, and oboe

Up to 81% Off Fitness Challenge Package

St. Charles

$200 $40

Instructors guide small groups through workouts that encourage toned physiques & sharp minds; convenient class times for different schedules

68% Off Boot Camp at Out of Body Fitness

St. Charles

$120 $39

Boot camps bolster strength and endurance while Muay Thai

62% Off 200-Hour Yoga-Teacher Training

Yoga Shala

$2,600 $995

After a four-week Ashtanga-based course, yogis will be able to register as a 200 RYT with the Yoga Alliance

Up to 50% Off Improv Show with Popcorn

Streets of Woodfield

$22 $11

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Improvisers can perform a show with spontaneous scenes, games, and songs

Up to 70% Off Adobe Photoshop Class

Schaumburg

$195 $59

Learn about digital photo-editing fundamentals, including cloning, masking, layers, and color correction

81% Off Yoga, Barre and Fitness Classes

Schaumburg

$150 $29

Tone muscles in a variety of yoga classes and fitness classes including barre and Zumba

Up to 60% Off Fitness Classes at TrainMSP.com

Schaumburg

$100 $40

Boot camps challenge clients with body-weight exercises and cardiovascular movements; Zumba gets bodies moving to Latin rhythms

49% Off Helicopter Flying Lesson

Schaumburg

$295 $149

The 30-minute helicopter flying lesson puts students in control of the craft at 500 feet with instruction from a FAA Certified Pilot

Up to 71% Off Classes at LCCT Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

Schaumburg

$100 $35

Three-time IBJJF world champion Luiz Claudio and his team instruct students of all levels in the art of Rickson Gracie Jiujitsu

Up to 55% Off Mini Golf

Multiple Locations

$16 $8

Luminescent golf balls, lit-up putters, neon obstacles, and incandescent walls illuminate players negotiating tricky glow-themed landscapes

Up to 61% Off Kids' Firefighter Play Sessions or Party

Schaumburg

$45 $19

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Hands-on activities in a firehouse-themed activity center with real firefighters teach safety skills and fuel imaginations

Up to 59% Off Playground Visits in Schaumburg

Multiple Locations

$120 $55

Spinning palm trees with colorful, suspended balls, bouncing platforms, jungle gyms and water-filled slides thrill tiny visitors

Up to 79% Off Boot-Camp Classes

Schaumburg

$150 $39

Intense full-body workouts led by trainers who all have exercise-science degrees and athletic-training minors

Up to 80% Off CrossFit Classes at K-Star Fitness

Lake in the Hills

$150 $39

Exercisers sweat their way through intense, ever-changing functional-fitness workouts in an 8,000 sq. ft. facility open seven days a week

Up to 74% Off Unlimited Kettlebell Classes at MMA Underground

Lake in the Hills

$100 $29

Kettlebell workouts focus on strength training for definition in the upper arms and core; cage fighting builds muscle and increases agility

Up to 70% Off at FitChick Boot Camp

Lake in the Hills

$149 $49

Trainers challenge gals with indoor and outdoor fitness boot camps designed to build functional strength

Up to 55% Off Adult Krav Maga Classes

Lake in the Hills

$94 $45

Instructors teach adults real-life self-defense techniques such as groin kicks, elbow strikes, and head butts

Up to 63% Off Running Training Program

Sunset Park

$180 $72

Certified running coach develops personalized program with weekly tips, email and phone support, and Wednesday-night group runs at 6:30 p.m.

Up to 60% Off Exotic-Car Experience

Sears Centre Arena

$249.99 $99

Motorists take three laps around autocross course in a Ferrari or Lamborghini after receiving instruction

Up to 56% Off at AMF Bowling Co.

Multiple Locations

$32 $17

Bowling at over 250 locations across the country hosts groups of two, four, or six for two hours of bowling

Up to 51% Off Kids' Open Play

Schaumburg

$50 $25

Kids frolic in small houses, mini cars, and cushioned playhouses as parents sink into comfy couches and sip on coffee or tea

Half Off Personal Fitness Program

Hoffman Estates

$250 $125

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42% Off Tandem Hang Gliding

Delavan Lake

$259 $149

A tandem hang-gliding flight with a certified instructor affords novices the chance to take the controls safely

Up to 50% Off a Zipline Package

Lake Geneva

$146 $78

Three ziplines take adventurers whizzing through trees, climbing experience encourages participants to utilize 12 different climbing routes

Up to 68% Off Music and DJ Classes

Geneva

$199 $99

The music teachers all have professional experience and either a bachelors or masters degree in music

50% Off Summer Session at Dance Dynamics

Mill Creek

$65 $33

Boost confidence, develop self-expression, and improve balance, flexibility, and strength during jazz, tap, hip-hop, and ballet classes

55% Off Services

Geneva

$130 $58

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

Up to Half Off at Geneva Lake Museum

Lake Geneva

$14 $7

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Museum fills historic Power & Light building and replicates Lake Geneva Main Street of late 19th and early 20th centuries

Up to 66% Off at Fox River Pilates Center

Geneva

$240 $99

Views of the Fox River pour into a state-of-the-art Pilates studio that combines fun yet meaningful classes with earthy decor

Up to 74% Off Lessons at Vargo's Dance

Geneva

$75 $25

Experienced dance instructors tailor private lessons to students’ preferences and guide group classes through basic or advanced techniques

Up to 65% Off Boot Camp from Solutions Fitness

Mill Creek Subdivision Park

$50 $19

A trainer with a degree in kinesiology and background in the health-club biz motivates students to push past plateaus during boot camps

Up to 76% Off Power Workout Sessions

Roselle

$112 $39

During 40-minute sessions, trainers weave elements of cross-training, boxing, and kickboxing into muscle-toning, calorie-burning workouts

Up to 77% Off Membership at Anytime Fitness Roselle

Roselle

$122 $59

Personal trainers, boot-camp classes, and an array of cardio and strength equipment toughen physiques inside a 24-hour gym

Up to 59% Off Pasta-Making Class 

DESIGNfirst

$60 $29

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Chef explains how to prepare fresh handmade pasta from scratch such as fettuccine, linguine, and gnocchi for a sauce-drenched pasta feast

Up to 71% Off at Elite Fitness Training

Roselle

$100 $29

Weight training, boot camps, and circuit training are specialties for the staff at this center, which welcomes any and all fitness goals

Up to 59% Off at Strike Ten Lanes & Lounge

Roselle

$22 $9

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Two-story, contemporary bowling alley with couches and tables behind each lane, projection screens above pins, and an onsite eatery and bar

Up to 52% Off Horseback-Riding Lessons

Port Barrington

$195 $95

Lessons focus on the basics or skills such as cantering and jumping with a patient approach and the incorporation of dressage principles

Up to 61% Off Music Classes at Kindermusik By Lisa

Multiple Locations

$30 $15

Seasoned instructors lead parents and children up to 7 years of age through play activities incorporating music and movement

Up to 59% Off Tango Lessons

West Chicago

$120 $59

Tango steps and movements taught by Native Argentinian Ruben Carrasco and his wife Marie

Up to 53% Off Zumba Classes

West Chicago

$75 $35

Instructors lead fitness classes designed to strengthen cores and burn fat inside a spacious dance studio

Up to 55% Off Playtime at Xtreme Trampolines

Multiple Locations

$38 $17

Supervised kids and adults bounce off commercial-grade trampolines lining floors and walls or try their hand at trampoline dodge ball

Up to 61% Off CrossFit Classes or Personal Training

Carol Stream

$100 $39

US Navy SEAL and Marine veterans lead clients through CrossFit functional-fitness classes for all ages

54% Off CrossFit Fundamentals Classes

Carol Stream

$150 $69

Thrice-weekly Fundamentals classes initiate students to CrossFit's functional-movement exercises as well as helpful nutritional plans

Up to 83% Off Boot-Camp Classes

Carol Stream

$160 $29

Boot-camp classes employ a variety of equipment and exercises to provide full-body workouts

50% Off Water Park Admission

The Oasis Water Park

$18 $9

Public water park's three zones—'Cuda Cove, Mango Bay, and Otter Island—host watery fun with slides, sprayers, leisure pool, and lap pool

Half Off Guided Fishing Trip

Itasca

$400 $199

Groups ride a 22-ft. fishing boat out to prime bass-fishing spots, learning casting and luring techniques from semi-pro fisherman John Angel

71% Off Children's Martial-Arts Classes

Bloomingdale

$135 $39

Kids' Brazilian jujitsu classes emphasize grappling as a last resort, and promote good sportsmanship and self-confidence first and foremost

Up to 50% Off at Blackhawk Trace Golf Club

Indian Lakes Resort

$99 $54

27-hole complex has played host to mini-tour events and qualifiers; course challenges golfers with an island green and a 615-yard par-5

Up to 56% Off at Mayer School of Irish Dance

Gilberts

$60 $27

Instructors teach beginners aged 5-19 traditional Irish step dance techniques and routines

Half Off Driving-Range Practice

Marengo

$30 $15

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20-stall practice range features target greens at 100, 150, and 200 yards

Up to 52% Off Private Horseback Riding Lessons

Hampshire

$60 $29

In a one-on-one setting, a horseback riding instructor teaches students the basic fundamentals of steering and controlling a horse

53% Off Martial-Arts Classes for Kids or Adults

Batavia

$75 $35

Martial-arts classes for adults or kids focus on self-defense and fighting your way out of dangerous situations

Up to 53% Off at Family Fun Center

Batavia

$38 $19

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Wagon-trail-themed miniature-golf course, black-light mini golf, laser tag, roller-skating rink, & bowling alley offers indoor & outdoor fun

Up to 50% Off Roller Skating

Palatine

$22 $11

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Skate rink with a half-acre of wood floors hosts open-skate sessions with DJs

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Evil Intentions Haunted House evokes the details of its site’s checkered past to conjure the stuff of nightmares. The area the haunted house now occupies has been plagued with creepy occurrences for more than a century. Since the 1890s the expanse has been used as the premises of a coffin company, a stomping ground for escapees from a nearby mental institution, and a gathering place for the occult’s summer softball league.

Starting in 2005, the Evil Intentions Haunted House team slowly transformed this troubled spot into a haunted house that comes alive with shrieks once night falls. Visitors can leave their cars in the free parking lot and gather in the indoor waiting area before exploring more than 20,000 square feet of tortuous halls filled with dark decor and costumed frights. Demonic clowns, faceless butchers, and cleaver-wielding lunatics creep around corners and leap out of hidden alcoves, scaring both passing patrons and the actual ghosts who occupy the building.

900 Grace Street
Elgin,
IL
US

Visitors to the Elgin Public House step into a cozy interior reinforced by exposed-brick walls. A culinary crew revives weary locals with a menu of hearty pub eats and a beer selection of 87 varieties imported from across Europe and the United States. Chefs use certified-Angus beef for burgers, stuff pork chops full of bleu cheese cornbread and mango chutney, and hand-cut steaks in-house after aging them a minimum of two weeks to ensure optimal flavor and prevent them from prank-calling patrons. A calendar of weekly events keeps things lively with regular offerings such as Wednesday-night trivia, Friday-night fish fries, and daily specials. One Tuesday each month, limited-seating dinner-pairing events offer six-course meals, with each course accompanied by an alcoholic beverage, such as red wine or tequila.

219 E Chicago St
Elgin,
IL
US

Conceived by Las Vegas restaurateur Mark DiMartino, Tilted Kilt Pub & Eatery evokes Ireland by way of Vegas, with waitresses dressed in plaid mini kilts shouldering trays of chilled beer and pub fare. Like an enchilada stuffed with four-leaf clovers, the eatery’s Irish nachos interpret a south-of-the-border classic in a Celtic way, slathering potato chips in cheese sauce and seasoned ground beef; alternatively, pot roast and vegetables simmer traditionally in the Olde Dublin Irish stew’s Guinness-infused beef stock. Barkeeps pour a full bar’s worth of wine, cocktails, and beer, which surfaces in bottles, bombers, and multi-brew mixes such as the Blue Moon and Guinness combination. High-definition TVs glow with a ceaseless parade of professional and college baseball, basketball, and hockey, and live bands add to the entertainment smorgasbord on Friday and Saturday nights.

2300 Bushwood Dr
Elgin,
IL
US

Whose Line Is It Anyway? stars Colin Mochrie and Brad Sherwood tickle ribs in an evening of improvised comedy. Starting with suggestions form the audience, Mochrie and Sherwood fashion witty sketches that free guffaws from bellies and remind sad clowns what they've given up for their craft. Interactivity spices up the evening, with the comedic pair calling audience members to the stage to assist in chuckle-making scenes. The Hemmens Cultural Center ensconces guests in main-floor seats guaranteed to be within 100 feet of the stage, affording straight sightlines to onstage action and comfortable distance from the occasional gargoyle infestations of the balcony.

45 Symphony Way
Elgin,
IL
US

Fusion Mind/Body’s instructors teach students the worldly art of frame folding in an intimate, supportive setting. A healthy schedule of yoga classes ensures that students of all abilities can find a course that suits their body-torquing needs. Novitiate limb limberers can drop in for an introductory Yoga 101 course, while more experienced practitioners can boost their physical strength and mastery of The Force with an Ashtanga (Power) Yoga session, which focuses on controlled poses and breathing techniques. Students also get access to any of the studio's slate of classes in Pilates and Yogilates, a combined practice that includes poses derived from popular portmanteaus, such as the Craisin, the Unicorn, and the Spork. To ensure that all students receive one-on-one instruction from their instructor, Fusion keeps each class intentionally small.

221 E Chicago St
Elgin,
IL
US

For over 40 years, Kim’s Black Belt Academy has been coaching and training thousands of students to improve their self-esteem, health, character, physical fitness, life skills and self defense skills through its martial arts program.

5 S Spring St
Elgin,
IL
US