Community Events

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!

Party in the Park - Conrad Fischer Park

July 26, 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 Conrad Fischer 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!

The parking lot at Conrad Fischer is closed for construction, so please park on the street for the event.

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, greeting kids with stickers to take home!

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)

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.

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.

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.

Cabin Fever Funfest

February 02, 2019 - 9:00am to 12:00pm

Beat the winter blues at the Courts Plus Cabin Fever Funfest, a day of FREE kid friendly, family fun! Enjoy games, crafts, face painting, and balloon twisting, while burning off energy at our obstacle course, on the climbing wall or at Fit 4 Life gym!

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. 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

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.

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. 

Plan for a picnic. Food trucks stopping by include BabyQ’s BBQ, Tamale Spaceship, Barbeque Jim’s Catering, Smallcakes, Toasty Cheese, Chesa’s Gluten Tootin’ Free, Starbucks and Windy City Ice Cream.

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.

Food options at the event will include Jimmy Johns, Cupcakes for Courage, Windy City Ice Cream and Kimmer's Ice Cream!

Prior to the movie, 8-8:20 p.m., the Trinity Irish Dancers will present a short dance performance.

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

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.

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, Windy City Ice Cream, Kona Ice and Cupcakes for Courage.

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

Eldridge Adventure Day

June 09, 2019 - 10:00am to 1:00pm

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!

Food trucks, face painting and a balloon twister will make it an afternoon of fun for the whole family! Thanks to Community Bank of Elmhurst for allowing our attendees to park in their parking lots!

Bug hunts are scheduled for 10:30am, 11:15am and Noon. The fishing contest will award prizes to kids 14 and under and is sponsored by Elmhurst Police Department. It will run from 10am-12:30 p.m. Those older than 14 are still welcome to fish and enjoy the lagoon!

Zoo animals you can look forward to seeing include goats, sheep, a cow, a donkey, a llama or alpaca, ducks, chickens, and a bunny!

Scheduled food trucks include Mario's Cart, Kona Ice and Smallcakes.

View a map of the event!

Egg Hunt in Wilder Park

April 20, 2019 - 10:00am

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.

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