Don’t miss this year’s Elim Dutch Festival! 
With free admission, free parking, and fun activities for all ages, this year’s Dutch Festival is sure to become an annual highlight for your family!

Save the date!  The Annual Elim Dutch Festival is Saturday, September 28, 2019! The Elim Dutch Festival offers something for everyone!



Pancake Breakfast


Stores & Ticket Booths Open


Dutch Organ


Food Court, Games, Petting Zoo, & Train Rides
Chair Massages ($5 for 10 minutes)


Parade & Opening Ceremonies (main stage)


Elim Experience


Dutch History Live Wooden Shoe Dancers (store area)


Gloryland Band (main stage)


Reptile Show (Door A39)


Vinnie Adams & Band (main stage)


Dutch History Live Wooden Shoe Dancers (store area)


Elim Worship Team (main stage)


Reptile Show (Door A39)


Vinnie Adams & Band (main stage)


Dutch History Live Wooden Shoe Dancers (store area)


The Singing Men of Oakbrook (main stage)


Dutch Organ

Schedule subject to change
*Main Stage events are in bold print.

The 24th Annual Elim Dutch Festival is quickly approaching on Saturday, September 28.  Come hungry because the day’s festivities kick off with a delicious pannenkoek “pancake” breakfast.  After breakfast, you’re free to nibble away the rest of the day on great Dutch and American cuisine like banket (pastries with almond filling), hutspot (beef and potatoes), oliebollen, pizza, hamburgers, bratwurst, and hotdogs – all at affordable prices. 

You’ll love browsing Elim’s Dutch Village shops and colorful farmer’s market. High-quality entertainment acts will delight audiences of all ages. There’s something fun for everyone at Dutch Festival!

“Every person, young or old, and in between, will find something great to enjoy at Dutch Fest,” says Dan Vander Plaats, Director of Advancement at Elim. “My own family counts down the days to every year’s festival, looking forward to great foods and shopping, and lots of options for kids and adults throughout the day. My great hope is to introduce new people to Dutch culture and to the incredible global ministry that sits right here in their own backyard. You won’t just enjoy the festival, you’ll enjoy knowing that your participation is making it possible for people with disabilities to thrive.”

Dutch Festival is Elim’s largest fundraiser of the year with all proceeds directly impacting hundreds of children and adults with disabilities around the world.  Elim’s mission is to equip children and adults with disabilities to pursue their God-given potential by offering person-centered services and partnering with their communities.

The Elim Dutch Festival takes place on the campus of Elim Christian Services in Crestwood, Illinois (13020 S. Central Avenue, Crestwood, IL 60418).  Admission and parking are free, but tickets are needed for making purchases at the food court and in the children’s games area. Tickets can be purchased in advance before Tuesday, September 17 by clicking here. Free parking with shuttle bus service is also provided. You can find out more about promoting your business at the Dutch Festival (through event sponsorship) by clicking here!





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