Community Events

  • Park Palooza

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

    End the summer on a high note at Park Palooza! 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. The Hub's Spray Ground and miniature golf will also be free to use during the event.

    Music will be in the air all night, with The Doors of Chicago performing from 5-7 p.m. and the ultimate 90s party band, Run Forrest Run, from 7:30-10 p.m. This will be an awesome summer evening for the whole family!

    Food trucks for this event include: Barbeque Jim’s Catering, Mario’s Cart, Carnivale Food Truck, Toasty Cheese, Piko Street Kitchen, Cupcakes for Courage, Smallcakes, Windy City Ice Cream and Kimmer’s Ice Cream.

  • Labor Day Hours

    September 02, 2019 - 7:00am
    • Wagner Community Center, the Administrative Office and The Abbey are closed today and will reopen tomorrow.
    • Courts Plus will be open from 7 a.m.-1 p.m.
    • East End Pool will be open from Noon-6 p.m. Come out and enjoy the last day of the 2019 pool season.
    • The Spray Ground at The Hub will be open from 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
  • 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! Free Starbucks coffee (while supplies last!) Food trucks will also be at the park, so plan for a picnic.

  • Middle School Night at The Hub

    September 13, 2019 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm

    Middle schoolers - have The Hub all to yourself during Middle School Night at The Hub, Friday, September 13, 6-9 p.m.

    Play a round of mini golf or take your friends on in the batting cages. DJ music, plus food and drink available at concessions! 

    Pre-registration required. Ages 11-14. Fee is $15 residents/$19 non-residents.

    Register!

  • Girls Night Out

    September 19, 2019 - 5:00pm to 9:00pm

    Get the girls together for a fun night out! Thursday, September 19, 5-9pm, join as Wilder Mansion for a Girls Night Out! Shop as you drink wine, indulge in food tastings, enjoy art, learn wellness tips and much more! $10 admission at the door. 

  • Great Western Prairie Work Day

    September 21, 2019 - 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) at 9 a.m.  Make sure to wear sturdy shoes and bring work gloves.  For more information contact Keith Olson at keitholson [at] usa.net or click here.

  • 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 Ferris Bueller's Day Off 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. Movie is PG-13. 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.

  • Great Western Prairie Work Day

    October 19, 2019 - 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) at 9 a.m.  Make sure to wear sturdy shoes and bring work gloves.  For more information contact Keith Olson at keitholson [at] usa.net or click here.

  • Great Western Prairie Work Day

    November 16, 2019 - 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) at 9 a.m.  Make sure to wear sturdy shoes and bring work gloves.  For more information contact Keith Olson at keitholson [at] usa.net or click here.

  • Polar Express Storytime Train

    December 01, 2019 - 11:00am

    This program is full.

    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.

  • Tree Lighting in Wilder Park

    December 05, 2019 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm

    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!

    Get into the holiday spirit by bringing together your family, friends or organization to decorate one of the 60 holiday trees around the park. Take part in an Elmhurst tradition and pick your tree at the Wagner Community Center! ($60R/$68NR Per Tree)

  • Santa at Wilder Mansion

    December 07, 2019 - 9:00am to 12:30pm

    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. Fees: $12R/$14NR Adult; $16R/$18NR Child.

  • Santa's Workshop at Wilder Mansion

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

    A holiday store just for kids! Santa’s Secret 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.