Special Events

Fancy Family Friday

October 15, 2021 - 4:00pm

Registration is now closed for this event.

Dust off those fancy clothes and gather around your dinner table to enjoy a delicious meal and fun activities all together in honor of Sweetest Day! We’ve partnered with DiLeo’s Pizzeria to provide three dinner options to enjoy in your own home. Also included will be an activity box full of dinner table decor, decorations and family-centered activities for some Friday night fun! Share a photo of your Fancy Family Friday night with us on social media by using the hashtag #EPDfancyfamilyfriday.

Santa at Wilder Mansion

December 04, 2021 - 9:00am

Registration for this event is full.

The fun begins with cookies and cocoa served by Santa's Elves. There will be holiday craft-making, and each child will receive time with Santa and a complimentary photo.

Featured will be Santa's Workshop, a special place just for children where they can purchase inexpensive holiday gifts for those they love. Santa's Workshop will be stocked with great gifts for Mom, Dad and more! Each child and adult must register.

Crestview Garden Club Plant Sale

May 15, 2021 - 8:30am

The Crestview Garden Club in Elmhurst is holding its 41st annual plant sale on Saturday, May 15 from 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at a NEW LOCATION - Centennial Park, 155 E. St. Charles Rd., Elmhurst.

The sale will offer a wide variety of sun and shade perennials, natives, herbs, tomatoes, ground covers, shrubs, vines, houseplants and will also feature plants that attract butterflies and hummingbirds. A portion of the plant sales will be donated to support community projects. The sale will take place rain or shine.

Party in the Park - Wilder Park

July 30, 2021 - 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 Wilder Park for some good old-fashioned fun. We'll provide bubbles, hula hoops, jump ropes and more. We'll be set up south of the playground near the Cottage Hill parking lot. The Elmhurst Police Department will also be at the park doing bike registrations and offering tips on safe bike riding. Bring your bike and join us from 9-11 a.m.

Our final Party in the Park will be on Friday, August 13 in East End Park.

Easter Egg Decorating Contest - Get creative and win a prize package!

We're hunting down eggs a little differently this year! Have fun at home with our Egg Decorating contest!

Dye or decorate eggs and share a photo by tagging @elmhurstparkdistrict on Facebook or Instagram. The most creative will win a family prize pack! Submit photos by Sunday, April 12 at 5pm. Winners will be announced on Monday, April 13 and prizes will be available to pick up once our facilities reopen!

Girls Night Out

September 19, 2019 - 5:00pm to 9:00pm

Thanks to everyone who attended Girls Night Out 2019! View photos from the event.


Get the girls together for a fun night out! Thursday, September 19, 5-9pm, join us at Wilder Mansion for a Girls Night Out! Shop as you drink wine, indulge in food tastings, enjoy art, learn wellness tips and much more! $10 admission at the door.