100 years of having fun - a year-long celebration!

We're celebrating our 100th anniversary in 2020 and you're invited to join in the fun! Stay tuned for giveaways and events that mark the occasion, including our 100th Anniversary Community Picnic on Saturday, June 6 in Wilder Park.

Be sure to check out our quarterly program brochures, which will highlight photos and Park District history through the years.

Thank-you for your support over the last 100 years, Elmhurst! We look forward to serving you for another 100 years - and beyond.

Cancelled - Art in Wilder Park

May 03, 2020 - 10:00am to 5:00pm

This year's Art in Wilder Park has been cancelled due to COVID-19 concerns.

You're invited to a marketplace of unique art at the 24th Annual Art in Wilder Park. Over 100 artists will gather at Wilder Park on Saturday, May 2 and Sunday, May 3 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. Sponsored by Elmhurst Park District. Produced by RGL Marketing for the Arts.

Cancelled - Eldridge Adventure Day

June 14, 2020 - 10:00am to 1:00pm

This event is cancelled due to COVID-19 concerns.

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!

Cancelled - Bags, Brew and BBQ

July 25, 2020 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm

This event was cancelled due to COVID-19.

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. No admission fee, but must be 21 years or older to attend this event.

Movies in the Park - Field of Dreams

August 07, 2020 - 7:00pm


Grab a picnic blanket and join us at Wilder Park for a showing of a Field of Dreams. Reservations will be required, spots are limited. Spaces will be first come, first serve. Due to COVID-19, no food or giveaways will be available. Check-in begins at 7:00 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.

This event's date and time is tentative and subject to change based on COVID-19 concerns.

Cancelled - Park Palooza

August 22, 2020 - 5:00pm to 10:00pm

This event is cancelled due to COVID-19 concerns.

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

At this year's event, we're excited to welcome to the stage the soulful rock band, Cold 45, and country super group, Hillbilly Rockstarz!

Cancelled - Family Fall Fest

October 10, 2020 - 10:00am to 2:00pm

This event is cancelled due to COVID-19 concerns.

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, food trucks and more!

Fall Scramble

October 31, 2020 - 9:00am

This event's date and time is tentative and subject to change based on COVID-19 concerns.

Put together a foursome for the Fall Scramble at Sugar Creek Golf Course. More details coming in Fall 2020.

Dance Holiday Magic

November 22, 2020 - 4:00pm

This event's date and time is tentative and subject to change based on COVID-19 concerns.

Join Elmhurst Park District Dance for a festive day of holiday performances. Exact time to be determined.

Tree Lighting in Wilder Park

December 03, 2020 - 6:00pm

As we celebrate the event’s 26th year, we’re bringing Tree Lighting to you at home! Tune in on our Facebook Live on Thursday, December 3 at 6 p.m. Grab a cup of hot cocoa, fresh baked cookies, and snuggle with your loved ones as we light up Wilder Park this season. 

Join with your family or organization and purchase a tree to decorate! Your tree will be up in Wilder Park throughout the holiday season, giving everyone an opportunity to enjoy the lights and seasonal decor. 

Holiday Flower Show

December 05, 2020 - 8:00am

Wilder Park Conservatory's Holiday Flower Show begins today. Visit now through January 5 to enjoy this seasonal display of mums and other fall plantings. Hours are Monday - Sunday 8 a.m. - 6 p.m. through December and Monday – Sunday  8 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. beginning in January.

Santa's Workshop at Wilder Mansion

December 05, 2020 - 1:00pm

This event's date and time is tentative and subject to change based on COVID-19 concerns.

A holiday store just for kids!

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.