Community Events

Find Frosty in our parks this winter!

Frosty is in Elmhurst! He's visiting our parks all winter, through February 26. Can you spot him?

Play Find Frosty with us this winter and be entered into a raffle to win! We’ve teamed up with Kelly Stetler of Compass Realty to offer a $250 gift card to City Centre to the winner of Find Frosty!

Contest began on Friday, January 22.  Clues to Frosty's location are posted throughout the week on our Facebook page and contest page. Find Frosty by the following Friday and visit our contest page to tell us his location. Play each week and increase your chances of winning a prize package.

Frosty will be in town through February 26 and visit six different parks, giving you plenty of time to play! One entry per week, per person.

Elmhurst Park District lets adults in on the fun with new Adult Egg Hunt

Adult Egg Hunt Elmhurst Park District Community Event

Event Update - Based on the rapidly evolving situation with COVID-19 and recommendations from public health officials to limit public gatherings, the Elmhurst Park District is canceling all programs and rentals as well as closing all facilities beginning Saturday, March 14, through Sunday, April 5. All permitted uses of athletic fields will also be cancelled. This includes the cancellation of the Bridal Party at Wilder Mansion on April 2 and the new Adult Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 4 at Sugar Creek Golf Course.

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 - 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!

Bags, Brew and BBQ

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

Thanks to everyone who attended our Bags, Brew and BBQ 2019! View photos of the event.

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. Alcohol provided by Doti Liquors.

Food trucks include BabyQ's BBQ, Barbeque Jim's and Cupcakes for Courage, plus Starbucks.

Park Palooza

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

Thanks to everyone who attended Park Palooza 2019! View photos from the event.

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.

Egg Hunt in Wilder Park

April 20, 2019 - 10:00am

Thanks to everyone who attended this year's Egg Hunt! We will see you in 2020!

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.

Santa's Workshop at Wilder Mansion

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

Thank-you to everyone who attended Santa's Workshop. We'll see you next year!

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.