Community Events

  • Great Western Prairie Volunteer Day

    April 17, 2021 - 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 [dot] ericatgmail [dot] com or click

  • Art in Wilder Park - cancelled

    May 01, 2021 - 10:00am

    The annual Art in Wilder Park 2021 has been canceled. Due to the uncertainty with the Covid 19 pandemic, the Elmhurst Park District and RGL Marketing for the Arts have deemed it to be unsafe to move forward with Art in Wilder Park May 1-2, 2021. We are very sorry that we will not be together to promote the Arts in Elmhurst. Please “Save the Date” for the 11th Annual Wilder Mansion Holiday Market November 5-6,2021 & the 25th Annual Art in Wilder Park April 30-May 1, 2022.

  • Great Western Prairie Volunteer Day

    May 15, 2021 - 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 [dot] eric [at] gmail [dot] com or click here.

  • Great Western Prairie Volunteer Day

    June 19, 2021 - 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 [dot] eric [at] gmail [dot] com or click here.

  • Movie in the Park - The Goonies

    July 09, 2021 - 7:30pm

    Grab a picnic blanket and join us at Wilder Park for a showing of The Goonies in Wilder Park. Movie begins at dusk.

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

    Event subject to change in accordance with the Restore Illinois Plan.

  • Great Western Prairie Volunteer Day

    July 17, 2021 - 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 [dot] eric [at] gmail [dot] com or click here.

  • Bags, Brew and BBQ

    July 24, 2021 - 6:00pm

    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. Attendees must be 21 and older.

    Event subject to change in accordance with the Restore Illinois Plan.


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  • Great Western Prairie Volunteer Day

    August 21, 2021 - 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 [dot] eric [at] gmail [dot] com or click here.

  • Park Palooza

    August 21, 2021 - 5:00pm

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

    Event subject to change in accordance with the Restore Illinois Plan.


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  • Touch a Truck

    September 11, 2021 - 9:00am

    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!

    Event subject to change in accordance with the Restore Illinois Plan.

  • Great Western Prairie Volunteer Day

    September 18, 2021 - 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 [dot] eric [at] gmail [dot] com or click here.

  • Great Western Prairie Volunteer Day

    October 16, 2021 - 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 [dot] eric [at] gmail [dot] com or click here.

  • Family Fall Fest

    October 16, 2021 - 10:00am

    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 and more!

  • Great Western Prairie Volunteer Day

    November 20, 2021 - 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 [dot] eric [at] gmail [dot] com or click here.

  • Tree Lighting

    December 02, 2021 - 5:30pm

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

    Event subject to change in accordance with the Restore Illinois Plan.


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