Welcome to The Hemmens Cultural Center, the City of Elgin's premier arts and entertainment venue. Nestled on the banks of the Fox River in Elgin's Civic Center, The Hemmens is at the heart of Elgin's lively downtown. From our diverse parks and recreation centers to our community events and downtown nightlife, you're sure to find something to interest you. Take in a live show, stop at the harvest market, stroll by the river or dine at one of the our numerous restaurants. All easily accessible with free parking, the City of Elgin is your destination for discovery.