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March 2015
$75/person; $125/couple; $500/group of 10

Gatsby Casino Night at the Museum

March 7 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
DuPage County Historical Museum,
102 E Wesley St, Wheaton, IL 60187 United States
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On March 7, 2015, the DuPage County Historical Museum will transform back to the 1920’s and two hundred swanky dolls and dapper dans will be participating in the annual Casino Night fundraiser event. Phone registrations will be accepted at 630.510.4941. Tickets: $75 per person * $125 per couple * $500 group of ten This year’s…

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Children’s Playhouse Production: Wizard of Oz

March 20 - March 21
Community Center – Memorial Room,
1777 S Blanchard Rd, Wheaton, IL 60189 United States
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Performance dates: March 20 at 7pm March 21 at 2pm Tickets go on sale March 1, 2015 online and at the front desk of the Community Center.

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Summer Camp Open House

March 23 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Community Center,
1777 S Blanchard Rd, Wheaton, IL 60189 United States
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Be entered to win a FREE Family Pool Pass when you register for camp at this event. Learn about half and full-day camps. The first 50 families receive a gift. Visit with camp coordinators and educators Registration incentives Win prizes! Summer camps for every interest: Animal | Art & History | Fishing | Science |…

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$12R/$15NR

Great Egg Scramble

March 28
Cosley Zoo,
1356 North Gary Ave, Wheaton, IL 60187 United States
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Come to Cosley Zoo for an egg-cellent time! Bring your baskets and scramble for eggs and other trinkets. Meet some of the zoo’s residents, visit with the Easter Bunny, and enjoy the zoo while you are here. Times listed below are for the scramble portion of this event. Activities will be available from 9A-11A. Please…

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April 2015

Fun Run…in Color!

April 11 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Memorial Park,
208 W Union Ave, Wheaton, IL 60187 United States
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Register for this event now at active.com Download a Race Packet (PDF) for the Fun Run…In Color 2015. What is the Fun Run in Color? A fun run is an untimed run open to all abilities, from the avid runner to families. Participants can run or walk the route. There will be four color stations…

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Week of the Young Child

April 25 - May 2
Various Locations

Week of the Young Child Early years are learning years! Free Ice Cream Social at the Community Center Free programming and events for ages up to 8yrs

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Native Illinois Plant Sale

April 25 @ 8:30 am - 12:00 pm
Wheaton Public Works Building,
Liberty Drive, Wheaton, IL 60187 United States
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Native Illinois Plant Sale The City of Wheaton, Wheaton Environmental Improvement Commission, and the Wheaton Park District encourages residents to plant native plants in future landscape projects. Native plants are adapted to the soils and climate of our area. These plant species provide habitat for a wide variety of native wildlife species, and at the…

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Party for the Planet

April 25 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Cosley Zoo,
1356 North Gary Ave, Wheaton, IL 60187 United States
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Party for the Planet Take part in the largest combined Earth Day celebration in North America with more than 100 other zoos and aquariums. Come and visit with representatives from businesses and conservation organizations, and learn about a wide variety of conservation efforts related to nature and wildlife. Stop by, enjoy a piece of Earth…

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May 2015

Go Fly a Kite

May 2 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Graf Park,
1701 Manchester Rd, Wheaton, IL 60187 United States
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Come out and help us break our record of 843 kites in the air simultaneously! Bring your own kite, or purchase a kite at the event.Concessions will be available.

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Spring Dance Recital

May 16
Community Center – Memorial Room,
1777 S Blanchard Rd, Wheaton, IL 60189 United States
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Enjoy ballet, tap, jazz, hip hop, and lyrical dance performances by children age 3-16 at this annual event. There are two recitals: 12-1:30pm 2:30-4pm Attention Parents: Please check class day and time, and read the Parent Letter (PDF) for more details about the recital, rehearsal and picture day.

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Turtle Day

May 23 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Cosley Zoo,
1356 North Gary Ave, Wheaton, IL 60187 United States
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Come and experience all things turtle (or chelonian)! Cosley Zoo will celebrate turtles and tortoises throughout the world. Learn about the zoo’s efforts to protect the Illinois Endangered Blanding’s Turtle, meet live turtles, and take part in other activities. • Regular admission rates apply.

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June 2015

Taste of Wheaton

June 4 - June 7
Memorial Park,
208 W Union Ave, Wheaton, IL 60187 United States
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Join us for this annual celebration in Downtown Wheaton! Food Vendors Arts & Crafts Carnival Rides Children’s Games Entertainment Beer Garden Business Expo Attention Artists and Crafters! We invite you to show and sell your handmade work at the Taste of Wheaton Last year this fest attracted over 20,000 local and regional guests. This four…

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Cosley Zoo Run for the Animals 5K/10K & Zippity Zoo Run

June 6 @ 7:30 am - 9:30 am
Memorial Park,
208 W Union Ave, Wheaton, IL 60187 United States
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One of the suburbs’ largest 5K/10K Runs. First 2500 runners receive a long-sleeve tech t-shirt. Post-race includes music, awards and refreshments. Walking is permitted. All registration fees are non-refundable and non-transferable.This race is hosted by the Cosley Foundation to raise funds for the development and renovation of exhibits at Cosley Zoo. Online Registration Online Registration is…

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U Rock Battle of the Bands

June 19 @ 5:00 pm - 8:15 pm
Memorial Park,
208 W Union Ave, Wheaton, IL 60187 United States
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Battle for the top spot against other local bands in front of an audience of your peers! The Glen Ellyn and Wheaton Park Districts are searching for bands wishing to perform in this summer’s competition. It’s free to participate! Winners perform in regional competition and possibly in Glen Ellyn’s Fourth of July celebration and at…

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$6 (2-12 yrs); $9 (13yrs +); $0 (under 2yrs)

Zoo Nightlife

June 19 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cosley Zoo,
1356 North Gary Ave, Wheaton, IL 60187 United States
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Ever wonder what it’s like at Cosley Zoo after dark? Zoo nightlife will include family activities, animal encounters, guided zoo night hike, and lots of family fun complete with a campfire and s’mores! • Cosley Zoo members receive $1 off per person based on membership level.

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Fish-O-Rama

June 20 @ 8:00 am - 11:00 am
Northside Park,
1300 N West St, Wheaton, IL 60187 United States
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Fish-O-Rama Offered in cooperation with the Kiwanis Club of Wheaton, this is a fishing event you won’t want to miss. Kids 15 and under, together with an adult, participate in an open fishing contest. Registration required for this free, catch & release event. For the enjoyment of all, fishing contestants entered in the contest are…

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July 2015

Independence Day Celebration (July 3-4)

July 3 - July 4
Graf Park,
1701 Manchester Rd, Wheaton, IL 60187 United States
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Join us for fireworks at Graf Park on Friday, July 3; then enjoy the Independence Day Parade on Saturday, July 4 in Downtown Wheaton.

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Music Mondays

July 6 - July 27
Memorial Park,
208 W Union Ave, Wheaton, IL 60187 United States
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Enjoy live, family-friendly entertainment in Memorial Park on Mondays in July.

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Cosley Uncorked

July 16
Cosley Zoo,
1356 North Gary Ave, Wheaton, IL 60187 United States
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Looking for a wild night out? We have just the thing! Enjoy a distinctive wine tasting experience, complete with the animals and atmosphere of Cosley Zoo. Join us for wine sampling, hors d’oeuvres, raffle, giveaways, and more! You must be 21 years or older to attend.

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August 2015

Wheaton Brew Fest

August 1
Memorial Park,
208 W Union Ave, Wheaton, IL 60187 United States
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Wheaton, Illinois’ annual outdoor craft beer fest takes place in Wheaton Park District’s Memorial Park on the first Saturday of August each year. Event features over 100 brews, entertainment, food vendors, and a lot of summer fun.

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Mike Williams Cosley Classic Golf Outing

August 3
Arrowhead Golf Club,
26W151 Butterfield Rd, Wheaton, IL 60189 United States
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Get your foursome together for the annual Mike Williams Cosley Classic Golf Outing at Arrowhead Golf Club. Golfers enjoy lunch, a steak dinner, gifts, awards, raffle prizes, and a silent auction. Take your shot at winning a hole-in-one. This is the perfect outing to share with friends and business associates.

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Shakespeare in the Park

August 28 @ 8:00 am - August 29 @ 5:00 pm
Memorial Park,
208 W Union Ave, Wheaton, IL 60187 United States
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Presented by Wheaton College Arena Theater and Wheaton Park District. This is a free event; donations and community support are welcomed and encouraged.

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September 2015

Wheaton Wine and Cultural Arts Festival

September 19
Memorial Park,
208 W Union Ave, Wheaton, IL 60187 United States
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Wine & Cultural Arts Festival boasts of fine art, over 72 wine varieties, local food vendors, and live entertainment. Guests may purchase a tasting ticket including entry fee, commemorative wine glass, and initial tastings, or for an entry fee join us in the park to peruse art, entertainment, and visit our beer garden.

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Light the Torch Night Run

September 25
Downtown Wheaton,
Wheaton, IL 60187 United States
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This 5K night run is fun for all ages! A portion of the proceeds from this race with go to FT Cares Foundation and its mission of transforming lives. Race Route (PDF)

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October 2015

Pumpkin Fest

October 1 - October 31
Cosley Zoo,
1356 North Gary Ave, Wheaton, IL 60187 United States
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Take in the beautiful fall colors and come see the animals in the crisp fall air, listen to the squeals of excitement from the children conquering the straw pyramid or finding their way through the cornstalk tunnel, and take in the thousands of pumpkins scattered on the zoo’s lawn. Apples, gourds, pumpkins, cider, cornstalks, and…

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On Par for DuPage Golf Outing

October 5
Arrowhead Golf Club,
26W151 Butterfield Rd, Wheaton, IL 60189 United States
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Bringing Hope and History Together This Oktoberfest-themed event features: 18-Hole Scramble Craft Beer Tasting on the Course German-Style Buffet Dinner Hole-in-one Prizes and Gimmick Holes Proceeds benefit DuPage County Historical Museum Foundation and People’s Resource Center.

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November 2015
Free

Festival of Lights and Tree Sales

November 27 - December 31
Cosley Zoo,
1356 North Gary Ave, Wheaton, IL 60187 United States
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A winter time visit to Cosley Zoo has become a family tradition for many.  Make sure it is one of yours!  Cosley Zoo is transformed into a winter wonderland with 20,000 twinkling lights creating spectacular displays, an amazing selection of Christmas trees for you to purchase, hot chocolate, and holiday gifts.  The Festival of Lights…

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December 2015

Lion’s Club Reindeer Run

December 5 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Downtown Wheaton,
Wheaton, IL 60187 United States
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Lion’s Club Reindeer Run is a CARA Certified Race, hosted by the Lion’s Club in conjunction with the Wheaton Park District. Shirts and antlers are available in limited quantities on a first-come, first-serve basis. Awards given to top male and female finisher, and top three finishers per age division. Participants are encouraged to bring holiday…

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