Community Events

  • Middle School Night at the Pool

    June 19, 2019 - 8:30pm to 10:30pm

    Calling all sixth, seventh and eighth graders! Join us at East End Pool to swim and listen to music provided by a DJ. Drinks and snacks will be available for purchase.

    Register before 6 p.m. the night of the event to receive the Early Registration Fee of $8, otherwise fee is $10 at the door. Ages 11-14.

    Register Here

  • Safety Town Open Road

    June 20, 2019 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm

    Safety Town is open to the public and monitored by qualified Safety Town staff. Practice being a pedestrian on the sidewalks, use road safety while you ride your tricycle on the streets, and learn about railroad safety near the fully operational crossing gate.

    Children must be accompanied and supervised by an adult at all times when visiting Safety Town. All ages are welcome. Youngsters ages 4-7 with tricycles and helmets can ride through Safety Town.

    Fee: Free if you bring your own tricycle and helmet; $5 fee to rent a tricycle and/or helmet.

  • Party in the Park - Pioneer Park

    June 21, 2019 - 9:00am to 11:00am

    We're popping into the parks on select days this summer to party with you! Kids of all ages are invited to head to Pioneer Park for some good old-fashioned fun. We'll provide bubbles, hula hoops, jump ropes, giveaways and refreshments.

    The Elmhurst Fire Department will make a special appearance at this event, with a fire engine to explore and stickers to take home!

  • Safety Town Open Road

    June 22, 2019 - 9:00am to 10:30am

    Safety Town is open to the public and monitored by qualified Safety Town staff. Practice being a pedestrian on the sidewalks, use road safety while you ride your tricycle on the streets, and learn about railroad safety near the fully operational crossing gate.

    Children must be accompanied and supervised by an adult at all times when visiting Safety Town. All ages are welcome. Youngsters ages 4-7 with tricycles and helmets can ride through Safety Town.

    Fee: Free if you bring your own tricycle and helmet; $5 fee to rent a tricycle and/or helmet.

  • Safety Town Open Road

    June 27, 2019 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm

    Safety Town is open to the public and monitored by qualified Safety Town staff. Practice being a pedestrian on the sidewalks, use road safety while you ride your tricycle on the streets, and learn about railroad safety near the fully operational crossing gate.

    Children must be accompanied and supervised by an adult at all times when visiting Safety Town. All ages are welcome. Youngsters ages 4-7 with tricycles and helmets can ride through Safety Town.

    Fee: Free if you bring your own tricycle and helmet; $5 fee to rent a tricycle and/or helmet.

  • Movies in the Park - Mary Poppins Returns

    June 28, 2019 - 7:30pm

    Grab a picnic blanket and join us at Wilder Park for a showing of Mary Poppins Returns. Come early for free popcorn and food trucks at 7:30 p.m. Movie begins at dusk, approximately 9 p.m.

    Food trucks for this event include Mario's Cart, Kimmer's Ice Cream and Cupcakes for Courage.

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

  • 4 on the 4th Race

    July 04, 2019 - 7:15am

    Join the community for this annual Elmhurst tradition, the Elmhurst Running Club's 4 on the 4th Race, a four mile race through Elmhurst. It's a fun, healthy start to your 4th of July celebrations!

    Courts Plus is the proud sponsor of the 1K Kids Race, which begins at 8:20am and is a perfect way to involve the whole family.

    Register here!

  • Safety Town Open Road

    July 11, 2019 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm

    Safety Town is open to the public and monitored by qualified Safety Town staff. Practice being a pedestrian on the sidewalks, use road safety while you ride your tricycle on the streets, and learn about railroad safety near the fully operational crossing gate.

    Children must be accompanied and supervised by an adult at all times when visiting Safety Town. All ages are welcome. Youngsters ages 4-7 with tricycles and helmets can ride through Safety Town.

    Fee: Free if you bring your own tricycle and helmet; $5 fee to rent a tricycle and/or helmet.

  • Middle School Night at the Pool

    July 11, 2019 - 8:30pm to 10:30pm

    Calling all sixth, seventh and eighth graders! Join us at East End Pool to swim and listen to music provided by a DJ. Drinks and snacks will be available for purchase.

    Register before 6 p.m. the night of the event to receive the Early Registration Fee of $8, otherwise fee is $10 at the door. Ages 11-14.

    Registration opens Saturday, May 4 for Elmhurst residents, visit our registration page to register.

  • 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 8:45 p.m.

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

  • Safety Town Open Road

    July 13, 2019 - 9:00am to 10:30am

    Safety Town is open to the public and monitored by qualified Safety Town staff. Practice being a pedestrian on the sidewalks, use road safety while you ride your tricycle on the streets, and learn about railroad safety near the fully operational crossing gate.

    Children must be accompanied and supervised by an adult at all times when visiting Safety Town. All ages are welcome. Youngsters ages 4-7 with tricycles and helmets can ride through Safety Town.

    Fee: Free if you bring your own tricycle and helmet; $5 fee to rent a tricycle and/or helmet.

  • Elmhurst Garden Club Garden Walk & Faire

    July 14, 2019 - 10:00am to 3:00pm

    Elmhurst Garden Club will hold their 24th annual Garden Walk & Faire, An Afternoon in the Garden. Six private and community gardens will be featured. The walk begins in Wilder Park at the corner of Cottage Hill and Elm Park. Tickets for the walk are $15 advance/$20 the day of the event. Tickets can be purchased at these Elmhurst locations until 3 p.m. Saturday, July 13:

  • Glow Golf

    July 17, 2019 - 9:00pm to 10:30pm

    Experience mini-golf in a whole new light at Glow Golf at the The Hub! Play a round of golf with glow-in-the-dark balls and glow sticks. Fee is $6 Elmhurst residents/$7 non-residents.

  • Safety Town Open Road

    July 18, 2019 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm

    Safety Town is open to the public and monitored by qualified Safety Town staff. Practice being a pedestrian on the sidewalks, use road safety while you ride your tricycle on the streets, and learn about railroad safety near the fully operational crossing gate.

    Children must be accompanied and supervised by an adult at all times when visiting Safety Town. All ages are welcome. Youngsters ages 4-7 with tricycles and helmets can ride through Safety Town.

    Fee: Free if you bring your own tricycle and helmet; $5 fee to rent a tricycle and/or helmet.

  • Safety Town Open Road

    July 25, 2019 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm

    Safety Town is open to the public and monitored by qualified Safety Town staff. Practice being a pedestrian on the sidewalks, use road safety while you ride your tricycle on the streets, and learn about railroad safety near the fully operational crossing gate.

    Children must be accompanied and supervised by an adult at all times when visiting Safety Town. All ages are welcome. Youngsters ages 4-7 with tricycles and helmets can ride through Safety Town.

    Fee: Free if you bring your own tricycle and helmet; $5 fee to rent a tricycle and/or helmet.

  • Middle School Night at the Pool

    July 25, 2019 - 8:30pm to 10:30pm

    Calling all sixth, seventh and eighth graders! Join us at East End Pool to swim and listen to music provided by a DJ. Drinks and snacks will be available for purchase.

    Register before 6 p.m. the night of the event to receive the Early Registration Fee of $8, otherwise fee is $10 at the door. Ages 11-14.

    Registration opens Saturday, May 4 for Elmhurst residents, visit our registration page to register.

  • Safety Town Open Road

    July 27, 2019 - 9:00am to 10:30am

    Safety Town is open to the public and monitored by qualified Safety Town staff. Practice being a pedestrian on the sidewalks, use road safety while you ride your tricycle on the streets, and learn about railroad safety near the fully operational crossing gate.

    Children must be accompanied and supervised by an adult at all times when visiting Safety Town. All ages are welcome. Youngsters ages 4-7 with tricycles and helmets can ride through Safety Town.

    Fee: Free if you bring your own tricycle and helmet; $5 fee to rent a tricycle and/or helmet.

  • Christmas in July

    July 27, 2019 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm

    Families come and join the Elmhurst Park District Pool Staff at East End Pool as we celebrate Christmas in July! There will be a variety of reindeer games, a Christmas Trivia contest, and even a visit from Santa. A DJ will be there to set the mood with Christmas music. Regular daily admission rates apply.

  • Bags, Brew and BBQ

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

    Join us for a game night just for adults in front of Wilder Mansion. 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.

  • Safety Town Open Road

    August 01, 2019 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm

    Safety Town is open to the public and monitored by qualified Safety Town staff. Practice being a pedestrian on the sidewalks, use road safety while you ride your tricycle on the streets, and learn about railroad safety near the fully operational crossing gate.

    Children must be accompanied and supervised by an adult at all times when visiting Safety Town. All ages are welcome. Youngsters ages 4-7 with tricycles and helmets can ride through Safety Town.

    Fee: Free if you bring your own tricycle and helmet; $5 fee to rent a tricycle and/or helmet.

  • Movies in the Park - Incredibles 2

    August 02, 2019 - 7:30pm

    Grab a picnic blanket and join us at Wilder Park for a showing of Disney'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.

  • Safety Town Open Road

    August 08, 2019 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm

    Safety Town is open to the public and monitored by qualified Safety Town staff. Practice being a pedestrian on the sidewalks, use road safety while you ride your tricycle on the streets, and learn about railroad safety near the fully operational crossing gate.

    Children must be accompanied and supervised by an adult at all times when visiting Safety Town. All ages are welcome. Youngsters ages 4-7 with tricycles and helmets can ride through Safety Town.

    Fee: Free if you bring your own tricycle and helmet; $5 fee to rent a tricycle and/or helmet.

  • Party in the Park - East End Park

    August 09, 2019 - 9:00am to 11:00am

    We're popping into the park to party with you! Kids of all ages are invited to head to East End Park for some good old-fashioned fun. We'll provide bubbles, hula hoops, jump ropes, giveaways and refreshments. Eco the Raccoon might just make an appearance as well!

    Thanks to Whole Foods Market of Elmhurst for donating refreshments for our party-goers!

    See you in the park!

  • Aloha Summer Family Luau

    August 09, 2019 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm

    Bring your family to Norman P. Smalley Pool to celebrate the end of summer with Hawaiian fun in the sun. Games, prizes and Hawaiian music await you at this special theme day. Regular daily admission rates apply.

  • 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! 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.

    Join us for timeless classic rock when 97nine takes the stage from 5-7 p.m. and singalong with 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!

  • 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!