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 - 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!

Movies in the Park - The Secret Life of Pets 2

July 10, 2020 - 7:30pm

This event is full. Our next Movie in the Park will be Field of Dreams on August 7.


Grab a picnic blanket and join us at Wilder Park for a showing of a The Secret Life of Pets 2. Reservations will be required, spots are limited. Link to register available soon. Spaces will be first come, first serve. Due to COVID-19, no food or giveaways will be available. Check-in begins at 7:30pm, movie begins at dusk, approximately 9 p.m.

Click here to reserve your spot.

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

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 - 7:30pm

This event's date and time is tentative and subject to change based on COVID-19 concerns.


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. Link to register will be available about a week before event. Spaces will be first come, first serve. Due to COVID-19, no food or giveaways will be available. Check-in begins at 7:30pm, 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 is a partnership between Elmhurst Park District and Elmhurst Public Library.

Park Palooza

August 22, 2020 - 5:00pm to 10:00pm

This event's date and time is tentative and subject to change based on COVID-19 concerns.


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!

Touch a Truck

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

This event's date and time is tentative and subject to change based on COVID-19 concerns.


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!

Family Fall Fest

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

This event's date and time is tentative and subject to change based on 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!

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!

Movie on the Green - Cancelled

September 21, 2019 - 6:00pm to 10:00pm

Our 2019 Movie on the Green was cancelled due to weather.


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. Drinks, free popcorn and food trucks, including Mario's Cart, CheSa's Gluten Tootin Free and Ms. Tittle's Cupcakes will be there, 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

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.

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.

Kite Fest

August 10, 2019 - 11:00am to 2:00pm

Thank-you to everyone who attended Kite Fest 2019!


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

Thanks to everyone who attended this year's Movies in the Park! We'll see you in Summer 2020!


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

Thanks to everyone who attended this year's Movies in the Park! We'll see you in Summer 2020!


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.

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