Community Events

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 - Flashlight Egg Hunt

April 09, 2020 - 8:00pm

This year's Flashlight Egg Hunt is cancelled due to COVID-10 concerns.


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.

Cancelled - Egg Scramble in Wilder Park

April 11, 2020 - 10:00am

This year's Egg Scramble has been cancelled due to COVID-19 concerns.


Join Elmhurst Park District at the Egg Scramble in beautiful Wilder Park (formally the Egg Hunt)! Over 10,000 eggs will be out for the taking, filled with candy and goodies. Even kids ages 0-2 can join the fun, with eggs filled with non-food items like stickers and tattoos designated for our youngest group. 

Come early to meet with the Easter Bunny and snap a family photo! Then find your age group section to be ready to scramble for eggs at 10 a.m. sharp. The hunt goes quickly so please give yourself plenty of time to find parking and get to the appropriate age group. And in the interest of fairness, we ask that you limit it to a max of 10 eggs per child.

The egg scramble 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.

Cancelled - Doggie Eggstravaganza

April 11, 2020 - 10:30am

This year's Doggie Eggstravanza has been cancelled due to COVID-19 concerns.


Celebrate spring with your four-legged friend at our Doggie Eggstravaganza in Wilder Park, when the egg-citing fun 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 Scramble in Wilder Park at 10 a.m. Both are free of charge and no pre-registration is required.

Cancelled - Wedding Decor Resale Shop

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

This year's Wedding Decor Resale Shop is cancelled due to COVID-19 concerns.


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.

Cancelled - Art in Wilder Park

May 02, 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.

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!


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Eldridge Adventure Day

June 14, 2020 - 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!

Movies in the Park - Frozen 2

June 26, 2020 - 7:30pm

Grab a picnic blanket and join us at Wilder Park for a showing of Disney's Frozen 2. 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.

4 on the 4th Race

July 04, 2020 - 7:15am

Join the community for this annual Elmhurst tradition, the Elmhurst Running Club's 4 on the 4th Race, a four mile race through Elmhurst. It's a fun, healthy start to your 4th of July celebrations!

Courts Plus is the proud sponsor of the 1K Kids Race, which begins at 8:20 a.m. and is a perfect way to involve the whole family.

Register here!

Bags, Brew and BBQ

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

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

Movies in the Park - Field of Dreams

August 07, 2020 - 7:30pm

Grab a picnic blanket and join us at Wilder Park for a showing of the baseball classic, Field of Dreams. 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.

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!

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!

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)

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