Community Events

  • Spray Ground reopening

    July 11, 2020 - 10:00am

    The Park District is excited to announce that, in cooperation with the State of Illinois’ Restore Illinois Plan, The Hub’s Spray Ground will reopen Saturday, July 11 for 2 hour timeslots.

  • Virtual Park Dedication

    July 13, 2020 - 7:00pm

    As we celebrate the Park District’s 100th anniversary, we’re excited to unveil the name of Elmhurst’s first new park in more than three decades. We’ll be hosting a virtual park dedication for the former Redeemer Center Property at 155 E. St. Charles Road. Join us on our Facebook page on Monday, July 13 at 7 p.m. to celebrate this historic occasion.

  • Cancelled - Bags, Brew and BBQ

    July 25, 2020 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm

    This event was cancelled due to COVID-19.


    Join us for a game night just for adults at Wilder Park. Fill up on bbq, grab a drink and enjoy a relaxing evening out. Featuring bags and other games guaranteed to bring out your competitive spirit. No admission fee, but must be 21 years or older to attend this event.

  • Movies in the Park - Field of Dreams

    August 07, 2020 - 7:30pm

    Grab a picnic blanket and join us at Wilder Park for a showing of a Field of Dreams. Reservations will be required, spots are limited. Registration information will be available soon on our website and Facebook page. Spaces will be first come, first serve. Due to COVID-19, no food or giveaways will be available. Check-in begins at 7:30 p.m., movie begins at dusk, approximately 9 p.m.

    Movies in the Park is a partnership between Elmhurst Park District and Elmhurst Public Library.

  • Cancelled - Park Palooza

    August 22, 2020 - 5:00pm to 10:00pm

    This event is cancelled due to COVID-19 concerns.


    End the summer on a high note at Park Palooza! Food trucks, a beer and wine garden, plus plenty of activities for the kids!

    At this year's event, we're excited to welcome to the stage the soulful rock band, Cold 45, and country super group, Hillbilly Rockstarz!

  • Abbey Bingo

    September 04, 2020 - 9:00am to 10:30am

    This event's date and time is tentative and subject to change based on COVID-19 concerns.


    Join us for a continental breakfast as we enjoy our monthly Bingo game with great prizes for the winners. A special gift for those with a birthday that month. Registration opens on our registration page on Saturday, August 1.

  • Touch a Truck

    September 12, 2020 - 9:00am to 12:00pm

    This event's date and time is tentative and subject to change based on COVID-19 concerns.


    Elmhurst Park District invites you to bring the kids to Berens Park to touch and climb through a variety of trucks and vehicles, including fire trucks, tow trucks and more!

  • Girls Night Out

    September 17, 2020 - 4:00pm to 9:00pm

    This event's date and time is tentative and subject to change based on COVID-19 concerns.


    Enjoy an evening of pampering at Wilder Mansion with wine tastings, small bites, wellness, boutiquing & art pop-up shops. With over 50 local retailers, there will be something for everyone! Admission $10 at the door.

  • Great Western Prairie Volunteer Day

    September 19, 2020 - 9:00am to 12:00pm

    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) from 9 a.m.-Noon.  Make sure to wear sturdy shoes and bring work gloves.  For more information contact Eric Keeley at keeley.eric [at] gmail.com or click here.

  • Abbey Bingo

    October 02, 2020 - 9:00am to 10:30am

    This event's date and time is tentative and subject to change based on COVID-19 concerns.


    Join us for a continental breakfast as we enjoy our monthly Bingo game with great prizes for the winners. A special gift for those with a birthday that month. Registration opens on our registration page on Saturday, August 1.

  • Family Fall Fest

    October 10, 2020 - 10:00am to 2:00pm

    This event's date and time is tentative and subject to change based on COVID-19 concerns.


    Bring the family to The Depot at Wild Meadows Trace for Safety Town trick-or-treating, fun for the little ones, family photo opportunities, fall games, food trucks and more!

  • Great Western Prairie Volunteer Day

    October 17, 2020 - 9:00am to 12:00pm

    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) from 9 a.m.-Noon.  Make sure to wear sturdy shoes and bring work gloves.  For more information contactEric Keeley at keeley.eric [at] gmail.com or click here.

  • Fall Scramble

    October 31, 2020 - 9:00am

    This event's date and time is tentative and subject to change based on COVID-19 concerns.


    Put together a foursome for the Fall Scramble at Sugar Creek Golf Course. More details coming in Fall 2020.

  • Abbey Bingo

    November 06, 2020 - 9:00am

    This event's date and time is tentative and subject to change based on COVID-19 concerns.


    Join us for a continental breakfast as we enjoy our monthly Bingo game with great prizes for the winners. A special gift for those with a birthday that month. Registration opens on our registration page on Saturday, August 1.

  • Holiday Market at Wilder Mansion

    November 06, 2020 - 4:00pm to 9:00pm

    This event's date and time is tentative and subject to change based on COVID-19 concerns.


    Over 60 artisans and gourmet food vendors including one of a kind hats, scarves, pottery, ornaments, stationery, chocolates, fashion and MORE!

    While you shop, enjoy a glass of wine, for sale provided by Doti Liquors. For more information visit rglmarketingforthearts.com.

  • Holiday Market at Wilder Mansion

    November 07, 2020 - 10:00am to 4:00pm

    This event's date and time is tentative and subject to change based on COVID-19 concerns.


    Over 60 artisans and gourmet food vendors including one of a kind hats, scarves, pottery, ornaments, stationery, chocolates, fashion and MORE!

    While you shop, enjoy a glass of wine, for sale provided by Doti Liquors. For more information visit rglmarketingforthearts.com.

  • Great Western Prairie Volunteer Day

    November 21, 2020 - 9:00am to 12:00pm

    Join us for the final Great Western Prairie Volunteer Day of 2020!

    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) from 9 a.m.-Noon.  Make sure to wear sturdy shoes and bring work gloves.  For more information contact Eric Keeley at keeley.eric [at] gmail.com or click here.

  • Dance Holiday Magic

    November 22, 2020 - 4:00pm

    This event's date and time is tentative and subject to change based on COVID-19 concerns.


    Join Elmhurst Park District Dance for a festive day of holiday performances. Exact time to be determined.

  • Tree Lighting in Wilder Park

    December 03, 2020 - 5:30pm

    This event's date and time is tentative and subject to change based on COVID-19 concerns.


    Join the Elmhurst Park District as we kick off the holiday season with the annual Tree Lighting in Wilder Park! With music, treats and more, this annual tradition is not to be missed!

  • Abbey Bingo

    December 04, 2020 - 9:00am

    This event's date and time is tentative and subject to change based on COVID-19 concerns.


    Join us for a continental breakfast as we enjoy our monthly Bingo game with great prizes for the winners. A special gift for those with a birthday that month. Registration opens on our registration page on Saturday, August 1.

  • Holiday Flower Show

    December 05, 2020 - 8:00am

    Wilder Park Conservatory's Holiday Flower Show begins today. Visit now through January 5 to enjoy this seasonal display of mums and other fall plantings. Hours are Monday - Sunday 8 a.m. - 6 p.m. through December and Monday – Sunday  8 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. beginning in January.

  • Santa's Workshop at Wilder Mansion

    December 05, 2020 - 1:00pm

    This event's date and time is tentative and subject to change based on COVID-19 concerns.


    A holiday store just for kids!

    Santa’s Workshop is a special place just for children where they can purchase inexpensive holiday gifts for those they love, including mom, dad, siblings, grandparents, aunts, uncles, teachers, friends and pets!

    Items are kid-priced and kid-friendly.

  • Polar Express Storytime Train

    December 06, 2020 - 11:00am

    This event's date and time is tentative and subject to change based on COVID-19 concerns.


    All aboard! Don’t miss the holiday magic as we journey to the North Pole (Elburn) on the Metra train from Elmhurst. 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. Exact times and fees will be available in the Fall 2020 Brochure.

  • Abbey Seniors Holiday Gala

    December 09, 2020 - 11:30am

    This event's date and time is tentative and subject to change based on COVID-19 concerns.


    Our annual holiday gala will feature lunch, live music and dancing, plus a visit from Santa. Free for Abbey Members. Registration opens Saturday, August 1 for residents.