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Eldridge and surrounding areas host a variety of festivals loaded with small-town hospitality and surprises. One of the area's most popular events is the annual Moonlight Chase, held in July in conjunction with the Eldridge Summer Festival. A truly unique road race, the Moonlight Chase takes place after dark, and the town comes alive with the entire four-mile course lit up with sparkling luminaries. The evening includes quarter-mile and one-mile runs for kids in addition to the four-mile competition. The fun continues with music, dancing and refreshments following the race. All proceeds from the Moonlight Chase go to support local civic projects. There are numerous festivals in surrounding communities — including the Long Grove Strawberry Fest held each year in June.