Community Events

Wedding Decor Resale Shop

April 18, 2020 - 10:00am to 1:00pm

Keep your wedding or upcoming special event on budget with the Wedding Decor Resale Swap at Wilder Mansion on Saturday, April 18! Find slightly used & unused wedding décor items such as vases, candles, centerpieces, shoes, guest books and more! Free admission.

Art in Wilder Park

May 02, 2020 - 10:00am to 5:00pm

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.

Produced by RGL Marketing for the Arts, visit www.rglmarketingforthearts.com for more information.

Flashlight Egg Hunt

April 09, 2020 - 8:00pm

Teens, grab your flashlights and join us for the Flashlight Egg Hunt in Wilder Park. Join your friends in the frenzy as you search for prize eggs filled with candy, gift certificates and other great prizes. Ages 11-16.

Family Fall Fest

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

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!

Touch a Truck

September 12, 2020 - 9:00am to 12:00pm

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!

Park Palooza

August 22, 2020 - 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!

Bags, Brew and BBQ

July 25, 2020 - 7:00pm to 9:30pm

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.

Movies in the Park

August 07, 2020 - 7:30pm

Grab a picnic blanket and join us at Wilder Park for a showing of a family favorite (TBD). Come early for free popcorn and food trucks at 7:30 p.m. Movie begins at dusk, approximately 9 p.m.

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

Movies in the Park

July 10, 2020 - 7:30pm

Grab a picnic blanket and join us at Wilder Park for a showing of a family favorite (TBD). Come early for free popcorn and food trucks at 7:30 p.m. Movie begins at dusk, approximately 9 p.m.

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

Movies in the Park

June 26, 2020 - 7:30pm

Grab a picnic blanket and join us at Wilder Park for a showing of a family favorite (TBD). Come early for free popcorn and food trucks at 7:30 p.m. Movie begins at dusk, approximately 9 p.m.

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

Doggie Eggstravaganza

April 11, 2020 - 10:30am

Celebrate spring with your four-legged friend at our Doggie Eggstravaganza in Wilder Park, when the egg hunt goes to the dogs! Prizes will be awarded for best doggie costume so make sure to dress for the occasion.

The Doggie Eggstravaganza follows the Egg Hunt in Wilder Park at 10 a.m. Both are free of charge and no pre-registration is required.

Egg Hunt in Wilder Park

April 11, 2020 - 10:00am

Join Elmhurst Park District at our annual spring event in beautiful Wilder Park! Come early to meet with the Easter Bunny. Be ready for the egg hunt at 10 a.m. sharp.

The egg hunt will be followed by our Doggie Eggstravaganza at 10:30 a.m., when the fun goes to the dogs. Prizes will be awarded for best doggie costume so make sure to dress for the occasion.

Tree Lighting in Wilder Park

December 05, 2019 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm

Thank you to everyone attended Tree Lighting in Wilder Park! We'll see you next year. View photos from the event here.


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

Meet with Santa or head into Wilder Mansion to write him a letter. Sit down for a winter tale courtesy of Elmhurst Public Library. Plus, enjoy holiday entertainment and participate in children's activities, including face painting, cookie decorating and visits with Anna and Elsa. See are full schedule of events below!

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!  View our Tree Purchase Frequently Asked Questions page for more information about decorating your tree. ($60R/$68NR Per Tree)

Family Fall Fest

October 12, 2019 - 10:00am to 2:00pm

Thank you to everyone who attended our 2019 Family Fall Fest. View photos from the event here.


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 and balloon twister!

Stay for lunch! We'll have several food trucks there, including Carnivale, Cupcakes for Courage, Mario's Cart, Taco Mobil, Smallcakes, Sugar Mama's mini donuts and Toasty Cheese, plus free Starbucks while supplies last!

Touch a Truck

September 07, 2019 - 9:00am to 12:00pm

Thanks to everyone who attended Touch a Truck 2019! View photos from the event here.


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! Come hungry, the following food trucks will be on site: BabyQ's BBQ, Barbeque Jim's, Mario's Cart, Smallcakes, Starbucks (free coffee while supplies last), Sugar Mama's Mini Donuts and Windy City Ice Cream.

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.

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