Mayor John Huggins, the City Council and the Lanark Chamber of Commerce
welcome you to the official website for the

City of Lanark, Illinois

Lanark was established in 1861. It is a beautiful, peaceful rural community located in Northwest Illinois. It is located 5 minutes south of Lake Carroll, 20 minutes east of the Mississippi River,  and 2 hours west of Chicago. The city is known for its stately trees, historic, picturesque business district and magnificent homes, both old and new. Lanark is proud to be within the Eastland School District with its excellence in academics as well as its sports and other extracurricular activities. There are plenty of recreation opportunities nearby with a  lake, the Mississippi River, golf courses,  a playhouse theater,camping, hunting, fishing, and much more. Read more about Lanark…

Lanark Farmers Market

The Lanark Farmers Market will be located downtown for the next couple of weeks.

Tuesdays, 3pm – 6pm.

Great Route 64/84 Shop Hop

November 6 & 7 (Friday and Saturday)
AND November 13 & 14 (Friday and Saturday)
from 9am – 5pm

shop local on our Great Routes 64 & 84 to enjoy 30 unique shops filled with one of a kind and handmade gifts. Quality, with Heart, for your holiday shopping.  Map out your shopping adventure in the quaint country towns of Lanark, Mt. Carroll, Savanna, Thomson, and Fulton. 

CLICK HERE to see all the details for this year.

Jinglefest & Small Business Saturday

Saturday November 28

Check back for details.

View more upcoming events on the Community Calendar

Book the Heritage Center for your next eventHeritage Center Lanark IL

The Heritage  Center is for the social and commercial use of the community of Lanark and surrounding vicinity. The City of Lanark proudly encourages its residents and the surrounding citizens to utilize this wonderful local asset. Find out more about the Heritage Center, including rental fees, availability, and contacts HERE.

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