Community Events

  • Family Open Gym

    February 17, 2019 - 10:30am to 1:30pm

    Join us at Churchville Middle School to burn off some energy at the last Free Family Open Gym of the season! A guardian must remain with children at all times, this is not a drop-off program.

     

  • Family Open Swim

    February 24, 2019 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm

    Open to all 2018 Season Pool Pass Holders and Courts Plus Members!

    Make Sunday family time pool time with Family Open Swim! Bring your family for a fun-filled time at York High School’s swimming pools! 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. For more information call 630-993-4724 or email jkalwat@epd.org.

  • Family Open Swim

    March 03, 2019 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm

    Open to all 2018 Season Pool Pass Holders and Courts Plus Members!

    Make Sunday family time pool time with Family Open Swim! Bring your family for a fun-filled time at York High School’s swimming pools! 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. For more information call 630-993-4724 or email jkalwat@epd.org.

  • Teen Job & Volunteer Fair

    March 20, 2019 - 3:00pm to 6:00pm

    Teenagers in grades 6-12, learn about volunteer and paid work opportunities with local organizations. No registration required. Perfect for kids to attend when they get out of school or their after school sport or activity.

  • Family Open Swim

    March 24, 2019 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm

    Open to all 2018 Season Pool Pass Holders and Courts Plus Members!

    Make Sunday family time pool time with Family Open Swim! Bring your family for a fun-filled time at York High School’s swimming pools! 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. For more information call 630-993-4724 or email jkalwat@epd.org.

  • Bridal Party at Wilder Mansion

    April 04, 2019 - 6:30pm to 9:00pm
    Historical Wilder Mansion in Wilder Park, Elmhurst

    Learn all the 'I Dos' (and don'ts) of wedding planning! Bring your fiancee, family and friends to experience the award-winning historical Wilder Mansion as you take pleasure in an evening of wedding exhibits, planning ideas and inspiration. Visit with premier vendors in the industry while you enjoy live entertainment, cake, wine samples and more.

  • Family Open Swim

    April 07, 2019 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm

    Open to all 2018 Season Pool Pass Holders and Courts Plus Members!

    Make Sunday family time pool time with Family Open Swim! Bring your family for a fun-filled time at York High School’s swimming pools! 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. This is our last Family Open Swim of the spring! For more information call 630-993-4724 or email jkalwat@epd.org.

  • Mother Son Dance

    April 12, 2019 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm

    Calling all moms! It's your turn to have a special night with your favorite guy! Come join us at the Diplomat West for an evening of dinner and dancing. A photo of you and "your guy" is included. Ticket prices and information on when to register will be available early spring 2019 in our Spring Brochure.

  • Spring Flower Show

    April 13, 2019 - 8:00am

    The Spring Flower Show at Wilder Park Conservatory begins today and runs through April 28! Get ready for spring with this floral display. Free admission. The Conservatory is open daily from 8 a.m.-2:30 p.m. in March and 8 a.m.-6 p.m. in April.

  • Adopt-a-Park Kickoff

    April 13, 2019 - 9:00am

    Kick off the Adopt-a-Park season at our volunteer meet and greet at Wilder Park. We will discuss the program, answer questions and hand out Adopt-a-Park gear, including t-shirts, gloves and bags.

  • Flashlight Egg Hunt

    April 18, 2019 - 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.

  • Egg Hunt in Wilder Park

    April 20, 2019 - 10:00am

    Join Elmhurst Park District at our annual spring event in beautiful Wilder Park! Come early to meet with the Easter Bunny, who will be at the park 9 a.m.-Noon. Be ready for the egg hunt at 10 a.m. sharp.

  • Doggie Eggstravaganza in Wilder Park

    April 20, 2019 - 10:30am

    Celebrate spring with your four-legged friend at our Doggie Eggstravaganza when the egg hunt goes to the dogs! Prizes will be awarded for best doggie costume so make sure to dress for the occasion.

    The Doggie Eggstravaganza follows the Egg Hunt in Wilder Park at 10 a.m. Both are free of charge and no pre-registration is required.

  • Wedding Decor Resale Shop

    April 27, 2019 - 10:00am to 1:00pm

    Keep your wedding or upcoming special event on budget with the Wedding Decor Resale Swap at Wilder Mansion on Saturday, April 27! Find slightly used & unused wedding décor items such as vases, candles, centerpieces, shoes, guest books and more! Free admission.

    Want to host a table? Those looking to sell their gently used items can obtain a table for $20. Call Heather at (630) 993-8674 or email hsinon@epd.org with any questions regarding the event.

  • Art in Wilder Park

    May 04, 2019 - 10:00am to 5:00pm

    You're invited to a marketplace of unique art at the 23rd Annual Art in Wilder Park. Over 100 artists will gather at Wilder Park on Saturday, May 4 and Sunday, May 5 from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. for this free event, which will also feature food, music and children’s activities. Browse a wide array of art including jewelry, glass, ceramics, painting, photography and sculpture. Pilot Pete's Coffee & Treats will be in Wilder Mansion selling coffee, pastries & lunch.

  • Art in Wilder Park

    May 05, 2019 - 10:00am to 5:00pm

    You're invited to a marketplace of unique art at the 23rd Annual Art in Wilder Park. Over 100 artists will gather at Wilder Park on Saturday, May 4 and Sunday, May 5 from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. for this free event, which will also feature food, music and children’s activities. Browse a wide array of art including jewelry, glass, ceramics, painting, photography and sculpture. Pilot Pete's Coffee & Treats will be in Wilder Mansion selling coffee, pastries & lunch.

  • Eldridge Adventure Day

    June 09, 2019 - 10:00am to 1:00pm

    Choose your own adventure in Eldridge Park on Eldridge Adventure Day! Elmhurst Park District welcomes everyone to a day of outdoor fun and nature discovery, including bug hunts, a petting zoo, carnival games and a fishing derby at the lagoon!

    Food trucks, face painting and a balloon twister will make it an afternoon of fun for the whole family!

  • Movies in the Park - Incredibles 2

    June 28, 2019 - 7:30pm

    Grab a picnic blanket and join us at Wilder Park for a showing of Disney Pixar's Incredibles 2. Come early for free popcorn and food trucks at 7:30 p.m. Movie begins at dusk, approximately 8:30 p.m.

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

  • Movies in the Park - Coco

    July 12, 2019 - 7:30pm

    Grab a picnic blanket and join us at Wilder Park for a showing of Disney Pixar's Coco. Come early for free popcorn and food trucks at 7:30 p.m. Movie begins at dusk, approximately 8:30 p.m.

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

  • Bags, Brew and BBQ

    July 27, 2019 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm

    Join us for a game night just for adults in 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. 

  • Kite Fest

    August 10, 2019 - 11:00am to 2:00pm

    Soar to new heights at this year's Kite Fest! With plenty of time to fly the skies with the family, a hula hoop contest and dj, it will be a perfect day in the park. 

    Food trucks will on site, so plan for a picnic!

  • Park Palooza

    August 24, 2019 - 5:00pm to 10:00pm

    End the summer on a high note at Park Palooza! Featuring musical entertainment, food trucks, a beer and wine garden, plus plenty of activities for the kids, including an inflatable circus train for little ones, 60' inflatable obstacle course for big kids, face painting and balloon twister. This will be an awesome summer evening for the whole family! (Music acts to be announced Spring 2019.)

  • Touch a Truck

    September 07, 2019 - 9:00am to 12:00pm

    Elmhurst Park District invites you to bring the kids to Berens Park to touch, feel, and climb through a variety of trucks and vehicles, including fire trucks, tow trucks and more! Food trucks will also be at the park, so plan for a picnic.

  • Movie on the Green

    September 21, 2019 - 6:00pm to 10:00pm

    Join Elmhurst Park District at Sugar Creek Golf Course for a date night to remember! A free showing of a classic film (title TBD) will take place on the driving range. Food trucks, drinks and free popcorn will also be on site, so bring your appetite, along with your blanket or lawn chair! 

    The event begins at 6 p.m., so you can grab some food and find a spot. Movie will begin at sunset, approximately 7 p.m. No outside food or beverages. Presented in partnership with Elmhurst Public Library.

  • Family Fall Fest

    October 12, 2019 - 10:00am to 2:00pm

    Bring the family to Wild Meadows Trace for Safety Town trick-or-treating, inflatable corn maze obstacle course, inflatable circus train for the little ones, family photo opportunities, fall games, face painting, balloon twister, food trucks and more! This event is free to the public.

  • Tree Lighting in Wilder Park

    December 05, 2019 - 5:30pm

    Join the Elmhurst Park District as we kick off the holiday season with the annual Tree Lighting in Wilder Park!

    Meet with a special visitor from the North Pole, enjoy holiday entertainment and participate in children's activities. The evening will get you ready for the season!