Community Events

4 on the 4th Race

July 04, 2019 - 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 8:20am and is a perfect way to involve the whole family.

Register here!

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 - 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, with a fire engine to explore and stickers to take home!

Tree Lighting in Wilder Park

December 05, 2019 - 5:30pm

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!

Community comes together for charity and celebration at Dance Holiday Magic

Elmhurst Park District dance holiday performance

Elmhurst Park District Dance presented their first ever Dance Holiday Magic event on Sunday, December 2. From Suzy Snowflakes to an appearance from Santa, there were many festive performances, which the dancers had been working on throughout the fall.
Katie Loveless, Dance Education Coordinator and Impact Dance Company Director brainstormed the event last spring.

“Parents were telling me that they wanted to see their children dance more often,” she says, “The support from our community and dancers was more than we could have hoped for!”

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 a classic film (title TBD) 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. 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! Food trucks will also be at the park, so plan for a picnic.

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.

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.

Join us for timeless classic rock when 97nine takes the stage from 5-7 p.m. and singalong with 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!

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. 

Food trucks will on site, so plan for a picnic!

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.

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, Kimmer's Ice Cream and Cupcakes for Courage.

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

Doggie Eggstravaganza in Wilder Park

April 20, 2019 - 10:30am

Celebrate spring with your four-legged friend at our Doggie Eggstravaganza 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.

Pop Up Parties in the Park Coming This Summer

Pop Up Parties in the Park Coming This Summer

We're popping into the parks on select days this summer to party with you! Kids of all ages are invited to head to the 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!

Join us from 9-11 a.m. on our upcoming dates!

Friday, July 20 - Washington Park
Thursday, August 2 - Berens Park

See you in the park!

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