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East Dundee

East Dundee is traversed by the Fox River Trail, a major pedestrian and bicycle artery that offers enthusiasts an opportunity to see the Fox Valley from Algonquin to Aurora. Initially used for trade purposes, the Chicago Northwestern Railroad operated until the early 1970s when the tracks were converted into what is now known as the Fox River Trail. A replica of a passenger train station, commonly known as “The Depot,” was completed in 1989 and operates year-round with the help of community volunteers.

Each weekend, The Depot on River Street hosts two different markets in the early morning hours from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. On Saturdays, the 26-year-old Depot Market features vendors selling a wide variety of items such as art, jewelry and collectibles. It’s been enhanced with historical walks and monthly appraisal fairs. On Sundays, a “Farm to Fork” Farmers Market, open 9 a.m. to 1p.m.,offers Kane County sourced farm-fresh products and food vendors, complete with live musicians, chalk artists, periodic food demonstrations and community lunches. The Depot is always a hub of activity and easily accessible from the Fox River bicycle path. Annual events such as the St. Patrick’s Day Parade, Heritage Fest, and Dickens in Dundee draw visitors from all over. Summer monthly community events continue to draw large crowds to The Depot. “Motor Mondays” feature classic cars, “Tail Waggin’ Tuesdays” welcome four-legged canines and their owners, “Wine Down Wednesdays” attract wine and art enthusiasts and “Thirsty Thursdays” entice craft-brew lovers.

East Dundee also offers a monthly “Lunch in the Park” series with live entertainment and partners with the Dundee Township Park District to offer several” Concerts in the Park” at nearby community parks in the evening. All are welcome at these events that offer residents and visitors alike a chance to enjoy the restaurants and pubs in East Dundee’s Historic Downtown.

120 Barrington Ave., East Dundee, IL 60118
(847) 426-2822

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