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Save the Date. one night only.


The City of Elgin is gearing up for another unforgettable Nightmare On Chicago Street! Presented by the Zombie Defense Initiative, this year's event promises an experience like no other. Prepare for an evening of pulse-pounding excitement with electrifying performances, immersive environments, apocalyptic-themed drinks, delectable food options, and a soundtrack that will keep your heart racing.


Citizens will once again unite in the Safe Zone. While some parts of the city may appear abandoned and overrun with chaos—boarded-up businesses, reclaimed vegetation, scattered trash, and remnants of a post-apocalyptic world—fear not! Your safety remains our top priority. Essential businesses will be open, providing food, beverages, shelter, and essential supplies.


At the Zombie Defense Initiative, we're committed to ensuring every attendee has a thrilling experience. From jaw-dropping live entertainment and musical acts to a variety of food vendors, live graffiti art, countless photo opportunities, close encounters with zombies, an exciting costume contest, and special guests like MeTV's SVENGOOLIE, there will be surprises waiting for you at every turn.


Don't miss out on this year's Nightmare On Chicago Street—mark your calendars and get ready for an evening of spine-chilling fun and unforgettable memories!

Time Capsule

See all the images from previous years!

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