Community Events

  • Tree Lighting

    December 02, 2021 - 5:30pm
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    Join the Elmhurst Park District as we kick off the holiday season with the annual Tree Lighting in Wilder Park on Thursday, December 2, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Free admission.

  • Holiday Flower Show

    December 04, 2021 - 8:00am

    Take a break from the chill and come to Wilder Park Conservatory for its annual Holiday Flower Show, featuring poinsettias and other seasonal varieties. Open 8am-6pm daily. Show runs through January 9, 2022. 

  • Santa at Wilder Mansion

    December 04, 2021 - 9:00am

    Registration for this event is full.

    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.

  • Santa's Workshop

    December 04, 2021 - 1:00pm

    A holiday store just for kids at Wilder Mansion! 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. 

    Santa's Workshop will be open 1-4 p.m.

  • Get Grinched

    Repeats every day 5 times.
    December 13, 2021 - 4:00pm
    December 14, 2021 - 4:00pm
    December 15, 2021 - 4:00pm
    December 16, 2021 - 4:00pm
    December 17, 2021 - 4:00pm

    This event is full. Click below to join our waitlist.

    Get a visit from the Whoville’s™ very own Grinch this holiday season! The Grinch will scatter candy canes among your, or a friend or neighbors, front yard and leave a “You’ve Been Grinched” sign with a small grinch-mas gift. That’s right, you can send Mr. Not-soJolly to someone else’s house as a surprise! Grinching will take place the week of December 13-17 between the hours of 4-6 p.m. Open to Elmhurst Park District resident addresses only.

  • Get Grinched

    December 13, 2021 - 4:00pm
    December 14, 2021 - 4:00pm
    December 15, 2021 - 4:00pm
    December 16, 2021 - 4:00pm
    December 17, 2021 - 4:00pm

    This event is full. Click below to join our waitlist.

    Get a visit from the Whoville’s™ very own Grinch this holiday season! The Grinch will scatter candy canes among your, or a friend or neighbors, front yard and leave a “You’ve Been Grinched” sign with a small grinch-mas gift. That’s right, you can send Mr. Not-soJolly to someone else’s house as a surprise! Grinching will take place the week of December 13-17 between the hours of 4-6 p.m. Open to Elmhurst Park District resident addresses only.

  • Get Grinched

    December 13, 2021 - 4:00pm
    December 14, 2021 - 4:00pm
    December 15, 2021 - 4:00pm
    December 16, 2021 - 4:00pm
    December 17, 2021 - 4:00pm

    This event is full. Click below to join our waitlist.

    Get a visit from the Whoville’s™ very own Grinch this holiday season! The Grinch will scatter candy canes among your, or a friend or neighbors, front yard and leave a “You’ve Been Grinched” sign with a small grinch-mas gift. That’s right, you can send Mr. Not-soJolly to someone else’s house as a surprise! Grinching will take place the week of December 13-17 between the hours of 4-6 p.m. Open to Elmhurst Park District resident addresses only.

  • Get Grinched

    December 13, 2021 - 4:00pm
    December 14, 2021 - 4:00pm
    December 15, 2021 - 4:00pm
    December 16, 2021 - 4:00pm
    December 17, 2021 - 4:00pm

    This event is full. Click below to join our waitlist.

    Get a visit from the Whoville’s™ very own Grinch this holiday season! The Grinch will scatter candy canes among your, or a friend or neighbors, front yard and leave a “You’ve Been Grinched” sign with a small grinch-mas gift. That’s right, you can send Mr. Not-soJolly to someone else’s house as a surprise! Grinching will take place the week of December 13-17 between the hours of 4-6 p.m. Open to Elmhurst Park District resident addresses only.

  • Get Grinched

    December 13, 2021 - 4:00pm
    December 14, 2021 - 4:00pm
    December 15, 2021 - 4:00pm
    December 16, 2021 - 4:00pm
    December 17, 2021 - 4:00pm

    This event is full. Click below to join our waitlist.

    Get a visit from the Whoville’s™ very own Grinch this holiday season! The Grinch will scatter candy canes among your, or a friend or neighbors, front yard and leave a “You’ve Been Grinched” sign with a small grinch-mas gift. That’s right, you can send Mr. Not-soJolly to someone else’s house as a surprise! Grinching will take place the week of December 13-17 between the hours of 4-6 p.m. Open to Elmhurst Park District resident addresses only.

  • Gym Class

    December 23, 2021 - 7:00am

    School is out and it's cold outside, so we'll take the fun indoors. The days will be filled with gross motor activities and sports in a full-sized gymnasium. There will also be "intermissions" for children to enjoy table activities like crafts and games. Gym Class is for K-5th Graders. Children will need to wear comfortable athletic clothing and gym shoes. Bring a lunch, snacks and a water bottle. Program meets at Hawthorne School and runs 7 a.m.-6 p.m. 

  • Gym Class

    December 27, 2021 - 7:00am

    School is out and it's cold outside, so we'll take the fun indoors. The days will be filled with gross motor activities and sports in a full-sized gymnasium. There will also be "intermissions" for children to enjoy table activities like crafts and games. Gym Class is for K-5th Graders. Children will need to wear comfortable athletic clothing and gym shoes. Bring a lunch, snacks and a water bottle. Program meets at Hawthorne School and runs 7 a.m.-6 p.m. 

  • Gym Class

    December 28, 2021 - 7:00am

    School is out and it's cold outside, so we'll take the fun indoors. The days will be filled with gross motor activities and sports in a full-sized gymnasium. There will also be "intermissions" for children to enjoy table activities like crafts and games. Gym Class is for K-5th Graders. Children will need to wear comfortable athletic clothing and gym shoes. Bring a lunch, snacks and a water bottle. Program meets at Hawthorne School and runs 7 a.m.-6 p.m. 

  • Gym Class

    December 29, 2021 - 7:00am

    School is out and it's cold outside, so we'll take the fun indoors. The days will be filled with gross motor activities and sports in a full-sized gymnasium. There will also be "intermissions" for children to enjoy table activities like crafts and games. Gym Class is for K-5th Graders. Children will need to wear comfortable athletic clothing and gym shoes. Bring a lunch, snacks and a water bottle. Program meets at Hawthorne School and runs 7 a.m.-6 p.m. 

  • Gym Class

    January 03, 2022 - 7:00am

    School is out and it's cold outside, so we'll take the fun indoors. The days will be filled with gross motor activities and sports in a full-sized gymnasium. There will also be "intermissions" for children to enjoy table activities like crafts and games. Gym Class is for K-5th Graders. Children will need to wear comfortable athletic clothing and gym shoes. Bring a lunch, snacks and a water bottle. Program meets at Hawthorne School and runs 7 a.m.-6 p.m. 

  • Gym Class

    January 04, 2022 - 7:00am

    School is out and it's cold outside, so we'll take the fun indoors. The days will be filled with gross motor activities and sports in a full-sized gymnasium. There will also be "intermissions" for children to enjoy table activities like crafts and games. Gym Class is for K-5th Graders. Children will need to wear comfortable athletic clothing and gym shoes. Bring a lunch, snacks and a water bottle. Program meets at Hawthorne School and runs 7 a.m.-6 p.m. 

  • Gym Class

    January 05, 2022 - 7:00am

    School is out and it's cold outside, so we'll take the fun indoors. The days will be filled with gross motor activities and sports in a full-sized gymnasium. There will also be "intermissions" for children to enjoy table activities like crafts and games. Gym Class is for K-5th Graders. Children will need to wear comfortable athletic clothing and gym shoes. Bring a lunch, snacks and a water bottle. Program meets at Hawthorne School and runs 7 a.m.-6 p.m. 

  • Family Swims at York Pool

    January 16, 2022 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm

    Free to all Season Pool Pass Holders and Courts Plus Members!

    Bring your family for a fun-filled time at York High School’s swimming pools on select Sundays, 1-4 p.m. This free program is part of a cooperative agreement between Elmhurst School District 205 and the Elmhurst Park District. Lap swimming, open swim and diving boards will be available. All outdoor pool rules apply (view rules here). This includes but is not limited to:

  • Family Swims at York Pool

    January 30, 2022 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm

    Free to all Season Pool Pass Holders and Courts Plus Members!

    Bring your family for a fun-filled time at York High School’s swimming pools on select Sundays, 1-4 p.m. This free program is part of a cooperative agreement between Elmhurst School District 205 and the Elmhurst Park District. Lap swimming, open swim and diving boards will be available. All outdoor pool rules apply (view rules here). This includes but is not limited to:

  • Family Swims at York Pool

    February 13, 2022 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm

    Free to all Season Pool Pass Holders and Courts Plus Members!

    Bring your family for a fun-filled time at York High School’s swimming pools on select Sundays, 1-4 p.m. This free program is part of a cooperative agreement between Elmhurst School District 205 and the Elmhurst Park District. Lap swimming, open swim and diving boards will be available. All outdoor pool rules apply (view rules here). This includes but is not limited to:

  • Family Swims at York Pool

    February 27, 2022 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm

    Free to all Season Pool Pass Holders and Courts Plus Members!

    Bring your family for a fun-filled time at York High School’s swimming pools on select Sundays, 1-4 p.m. This free program is part of a cooperative agreement between Elmhurst School District 205 and the Elmhurst Park District. Lap swimming, open swim and diving boards will be available. All outdoor pool rules apply (view rules here). This includes but is not limited to:

  • Family Swims at York Pool

    March 06, 2022 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm

    Free to all Season Pool Pass Holders and Courts Plus Members!

    Bring your family for a fun-filled time at York High School’s swimming pools on select Sundays, 1-4 p.m. This free program is part of a cooperative agreement between Elmhurst School District 205 and the Elmhurst Park District. Lap swimming, open swim and diving boards will be available. All outdoor pool rules apply (view rules here). This includes but is not limited to:

  • Family Swims at York Pool

    March 20, 2022 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm

    Free to all Season Pool Pass Holders and Courts Plus Members!

    Bring your family for a fun-filled time at York High School’s swimming pools on select Sundays, 1-4 p.m. This free program is part of a cooperative agreement between Elmhurst School District 205 and the Elmhurst Park District. Lap swimming, open swim and diving boards will be available. All outdoor pool rules apply (view rules here). This includes but is not limited to:

  • Spring Flower Show

    April 09, 2022 - 8:00am

    The Spring Flower Show at Wilder Park Conservatory begins today and runs through April 24! Get ready for spring with this floral display. Free admission. The Conservatory is open daily from 8 a.m.-6 p.m. in March and April.

    Visit the Wilder Park Conservatory page for current visiting guidelines.

  • Family Swims at York Pool

    April 10, 2022 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm

    Free to all Season Pool Pass Holders and Courts Plus Members!

    Bring your family for a fun-filled time at York High School’s swimming pools on select Sundays, 1-4 p.m. This free program is part of a cooperative agreement between Elmhurst School District 205 and the Elmhurst Park District. Lap swimming, open swim and diving boards will be available. All outdoor pool rules apply (view rules here). This includes but is not limited to:

  • Flashlight Teen Egg Hunt

    April 14, 2022 - 8:00pm

    Teens, grab your flashlights and join us for the Flashlight Egg Hunt in Wilder Park. Join your friends in the frenzy as you search for prize eggs filled with candy, gift certificates and other great prizes. Ages 11-16.

    This event is outdoors and held rain or shine. In the event of severe weather, please check the Rainout LineUpdates will also be posted on the website and the Elmhurst Park District Facebook page. 

  • Egg Hunt at Berens Park

    April 16, 2022 - 10:00am

    Hop on over to the baseball fields at Berens Park this year for our traditional egg hunt! Join in a mad dash to collect prize-filled eggs. Adults must accompany children and don’t forget to bring your basket!

    This event is outdoors and held rain or shine. In the event of severe weather, please check the Rainout LineUpdates will also be posted on the website and the Elmhurst Park District Facebook page. 

  • Family Swims at York Pool

    April 24, 2022 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm

    Free to all Season Pool Pass Holders and Courts Plus Members!

    Bring your family for a fun-filled time at York High School’s swimming pools on select Sundays, 1-4 p.m. This free program is part of a cooperative agreement between Elmhurst School District 205 and the Elmhurst Park District. Lap swimming, open swim and diving boards will be available. All outdoor pool rules apply (view rules here). This includes but is not limited to:

  • Eldridge Adventure Day

    June 12, 2022 - 9:00am to 12:00pm

    Come to Eldridge Park for a nature adventure! Get ready for summer with plenty of activities that will get the family excited about the great outdoors, including bug hunts, fishing derby and more.

    This event is outdoors and held rain or shine. In the event of severe weather, please check the Rainout LineUpdates will also be posted on the website and the Elmhurst Park District Facebook page. 

  • Movie in the Park

    June 17, 2022 - 7:30pm

    Grab a picnic blanket and join us at Wilder Park for a movie under the stars. Movie begins at dusk. Free admission. Movie titles announced in spring 2022.

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

  • Movie in the Park

    July 08, 2022 - 7:30pm

    Grab a picnic blanket and join Elmhurst Park District at Wilder Park for a movie under the stars. Movie begins at dusk. Free admission. Movie titles will be announced in spring 2022.

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

  • Movie in the Park

    August 05, 2022 - 7:30pm

    Grab a picnic blanket and join us at Wilder Park for a movie under the stars. Movie begins at dusk. Free admission. Movie titles announced in spring 2022.

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

  • Park Palooza

    August 20, 2022 - 5:00pm to 9:00pm

    End the summer on a high note! Join Elmhurst Park District in Berens Park from 5-9pm for family games, music on the lawn and a beer garden.

    This event is outdoors and held rain or shine. In the event of severe weather, please check the Rainout LineUpdates will also be posted on the website and the Elmhurst Park District Facebook page. 

  • Family Fall Fest

    October 08, 2022 - 9:00am to 12:00pm

    Get your costumes ready and bring the family to The Depot at Wild Meadows Trace (511 S. York St.) from 9 a.m.-Noon for Safety Town trick-or-treating plus fall festivities! Free admission.

    This event is outdoors and held rain or shine. In the event of severe weather, please check the Rainout LineUpdates will also be posted on the website and the Elmhurst Park District Facebook page.