Daisy Days

Daisy Days
History

The Clarendon Hills Historical Society is proud to be a prominent participant in the annual Clarendon Hills Daisy Days Festival, the village’s longest-running local festival.

Daisy Days is an annual downtown village festival since its inception in 1964. The first Daisy Days was a three-day event and sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the incorporation of the village.

Colored Picture of Daisy Fields in Historical Clarendon Hills

The historic daisy fields that give Daisy Days its name.

At that time one-car families and neighborhood shopping was the way of neighborhood life and the downtown business district reflected the life-style of its villagers. In those days Daisy Days was exclusively a sidewalk sale, a way for villagers to glean bargains while helping the merchants clear out the summer merchandise and make way for the fall fashions destined to arrive before the Fourth of July.

Since its inception the Daisy Days celebration has evolved from a merchant driven sidewalk sale to a weekend filled with family activities such as carnival rides, face painting, ice cream booths, fair games, and music.

Every year the Clarendon Hills Historical Society participates by establishing a booth in the center of the festival and gives away balloons and t-shirts to children, continues education through games on village history, conducts membership drives, organizes awareness with free raffle drawings for the people of Clarendon Hills to win, and the selling of our merchandise.

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