Clarendon Hills has always been a charming and vibrant village with a rich history and a strong sense of community, and this year, it joyfully celebrates its Centennial. With winding streets purposefully inspired by Central Park’s architecture, numerous parks, and recreational facilities, Clarendon Hills offers an ideal lifestyle for its residents.

Known as the Volunteer Village, Clarendon Hills’ founders were independent, hard-working residents who banded together in its humble beginnings. A volunteer fire department and a lone policeman kept the Village safe while residents rallied together to elect their first board of trustees, volunteer as village staff, and establish their first neighborhoods, businesses, churches, and schools. Today, teams of resident volunteers continue to be a valuable resource.

To celebrate this milestone, the Village of Clarendon Hills will hold events and activities throughout 2024 that will educate residents about its rich history, enable them to connect with each other, and motivate them to keep Clarendon Hills thriving into the next century. In January, The Historical Society kicked things off with a Roaring Twenties program, and the Village proclaimed its 100th Year Celebration at the Village Board meeting with music provided by the Clarendon Hills Middle School Jazz band.

The Village will continue with traditional events throughout the year, but they will incorporate something extra to celebrate this special anniversary.

Visit to be a part of Clarendon Hills’ history and future. ■

Upcoming Centennial Happenings

• Centennial Amazing Race on April 20

• Time Capsule and Chalk Walk Contest (TBD)

• Centennial Poster Contest on May 15

• Community Day of Service on May 18

• Friends of the Library Plant Sale on May 18

• Historical Society Open House on May 18

• Daisy Day on June 14 and June 15

• Daisy Dash 5K on June 16

• Centennial Celebration in Prospect Park (September)

• Oktoberfest on September 14

• Halloween Walk on October 26

• Holiday Walk on December 6

• Passport Adventure Raffle on December 6