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

Come to the Lanark City Park on Tuesdays, 4pm-7pm,

Upcoming events at the market:
July 22 will be Christmas in July
July 29 will be a day people can bring old canning jars & canners, etc. they want to sell.
Aug 5 Junk in the Trunk
Aug 12 Summer Splash/sidewalk chalk/movie night
Sept 16 herbal wreaths
More to come…

Lanark’s Summer Splash

Tuesday, August 12

Fun for the Whole Family!
-  Chalk it Up to Summer! · 4 to 7 pm · Check in at Empty Lot
register at: or contact Dana Keim for more info: 815.541.0042
–  Lanark Farmers Market · 4 to 7 pm · City Park
~ All Evening, Throughout Town ~Shop Local Businesses for Snacks and Specials
Have dinner at local restaurants or participating food trucks
-  Movie on the Green · 8:00 pm · Boyd and Carroll Streets

See full details here: SummerSplashFlyer

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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