Community Events

  • State of the Park District Address

    October 02, 2017 - 7:00pm

    The Elmhurst Park District invites you to attend the 2nd annual “State of the Park District” address on Monday, October 2 at 7 p.m. at the Wagner Community Center, 615 West Avenue.

    This presentation aims to provide a current look at District projects, accomplishments and future plans, while also serving as an introduction and overview of how the Park Board and District staff work together to serve the entire Elmhurst community. This year’s address will highlight the recently completed Vision 2020 Comprehensive and Strategic planning process.

  • Family Fall Fest

    October 14, 2017 - 10:00am to 2:00pm

    Dress in your Halloween best and take in the sights and sounds of autumn at the Elmhurst Park District’s Family Fall Fest. Bring the family to Wild Meadows Trace for Safety Town trick-or-treating, family photo opportunities, an inflatable corn maze, pumpkin pitch, fall games, balloon animals, crafts, food trucks and more! This event is free to the public. Presented by Edward-Elmhurst Health, The Schiller Team and Suburban Bank & Trust and Rent Rite. 

  • Great Western Prairie Work Day

    October 21, 2017 - 9:00am

    Help maintain Elmhurst's stretch of 10,000-year-old prairie.  Volunteers meet at the Great Western Prairie (intersection of Berkley Avenue and Prairie Path, just west of Spring Road) at 9 a.m.  Make sure to wear sturdy shoes and bring work gloves.  For more information contact Keith Olson or click here.

  • Wilder Mansion Holiday Market

    November 03, 2017 - 4:00pm to 9:00pm

    Enjoy one of a kind arts, crafts including jewelry, fiber, handbags, glass, ceramics, gourmet food, and unique holiday gifts from over 50 artisans and culinary food vendors inside beautiful Wilder Mansion. Presented by Brewpoint Coffee. Contact Roz Long at roz@rglmarketingforthearts.com or at (630) 712-6541 for more information or visit the RGL Marketing for the Arts website.

  • Mums Flower Show

    November 04, 2017 - 8:00am

    Experience autumn in its seasonal glory by stopping by Wilder Park Conservatory for their beautiful mums display. Open to the public daily 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Runs through November 26.

  • Wilder Mansion Holiday Market

    November 04, 2017 - 10:00am to 4:00pm

    Enjoy one of a kind arts, crafts including jewelry, fiber, handbags, glass, ceramics, gourmet food, and unique holiday gifts from over 50 artisans and culinary food vendors inside beautiful Wilder Mansion. Presented by Brewpoint Coffee. Contact Roz Long at roz@rglmarketingforthearts.com or at (630) 712-6541 for more information or visit the RGL Marketing for the Arts website.

  • Great Western Prairie Work Day

    November 18, 2017 - 9:00am

    Help maintain Elmhurst's stretch of 10,000-year-old prairie.  Volunteers meet at the Great Western Prairie (intersection of Berkley Avenue and Prairie Path, just west of Spring Road) at 9 a.m.  Make sure to wear sturdy shoes and bring work gloves.  For more information contact Keith Olson or click here.

  • Holiday Flower Show

    December 02, 2017 - 8:00am

    Get into the holiday spirit with Wilder Park Conservatory's festive holiday floral display. Show lasts through January 7, 2018.

  • Tree Lighting in Wilder Park

    December 07, 2017 - 5:30pm to 8:00pm

    Join in the holiday spirit with a festive celebration in Wilder Park! Bring your family and friends together for this annual tradition. Sponsored by Edward-Elmhurst Health, Marianos and Brewpoint. 

    Interested in decorating one of the 65 trees that will light up the park? Pick your tree at Wagner Community Center starting August 5. Trees are $58 for residents and $70 for non-residents. 

  • Santa Claus at Wilder Mansion

    December 09, 2017 - 10:00am to 1:30pm

    The fun begins with cookies and cocoa served by Santa’s Elves. There will be holiday craft-making, and each child will receive time with Santa and a complimentary photo. Featured will be Santa’s Workshop, a special place just for children where they can purchase inexpensive holiday gifts for those they love. Santa’s Workshop will be stocked with great gifts for Mom, Dad and more! Each child and adult must register. $10R/$12NR Adult; $15R/$18NR Children. Click here to register.

  • Santa's Secret Workshop

    December 09, 2017 - 2:00pm to 5:00pm

    Santa’s Workshop is a special place just for children where they can purchase inexpensive holiday gifts for those they love. Santa’s Workshop will be stocked with great gifts for Mom, Dad and more! Open free to the public. Presented by Lakeside Bank.

  • Polar Express Storytime Train

    December 10, 2017 - 11:00am

    All aboard! Don't miss the holiday magic as we journey to the North Pole (Elburn) on the Metra train. We will enjoy cookies and refreshments while a storyteller reads The Polar Express. Santa will join us on the train to visit with your family. Meet on the south side of the tracks. Children under one year old are welcome to attend, but must sit on adult's lap. Approximately two-hours round trip. Two train times available, 11:12 a.m. and 3:12 p.m. Please note: car seats and strollers are not allowed. Registration opens Saturday, August 5 for Elmhurst residents.