3/19 & 3/27: Summer Seasonal Job Fair

Community Center 1777 S Blanchard St, Wheaton

Summer Seasonal Job Open House

Learn about summer seasonal part-time positions at the Wheaton Park District. Bring your resumé and fill out applications onsite.

5/3: Cosley Zoo Benefit Concert

Arrowhead Golf Club 26W151 Butterfield Rd, Wheaton

Cosley Zoo Benefit Concert

Join local rock cover band Common Area Maintenance for a concert benefiting Cosley Zoo at Arrowhead Golf Club.

SCARCE Benefit Day

Arrowhead Golf Club 26W151 Butterfield Rd, Wheaton

SCARCE Benefit Day

Help us celebrate World Environment Day! Dine in at Arrowhead Restaurant for lunch or dinner and 20% of your food sales will be donated to SCARCE.

7/25: Game On! Game Day

Northside Park 1300 N West St, Wheaton

Game On! Game Day

Celebrate National Park and Rec Month by getting your Game On! at Northside Park.
Free

10/12: Teddy Bear Clinic

Cosley Zoo 1356 North Gary Ave, Wheaton

Teddy Bear Clinic

Bring your favorite stuffed animal for a check-up!

11/1: Mom/Son Bingo Night

Community Center 1777 S Blanchard St, Wheaton

Mom/Son Bingo Night

Moms and sons can play BINGO, enjoy PIZZA and TREATS, and have a chance to win PRIZES!

12/6: Pizza With Santa

Community Center 1777 S Blanchard St, Wheaton

Pizza with Santa

Tis the season! Have pizza with Santa, enjoy activities, crafts and an opportunity to take pictures with Santa.

December 7: Silvertones Chorus Presents: Happy Holly Days

Community Center - Memorial Room 1777 S Blanchard St, Wheaton

Silvertones Chorus Presents: Happy Holly Days

We are delighted to welcome our guest performers, the “Take Note” choral group, to the stage this year as they join us in song.
$10

December 8-15: Santa Express – SOLD OUT

Downtown Wheaton Metra Station 402 W. Front St., Wheaton

Santa Express

Celebrate the holiday season with a train ride with Santa that includes a story, treats and a holiday sing-a-long!
$20

12/14: Gingerbread Man Cookies

Arrowhead Golf Club 26W151 Butterfield Rd, Wheaton

Gingerbread Man Cookie-Making Class

Make and decorate your own GINGERBREAD MAN COOKIES
$25

1/31: Mad Fore Plaid Mini Golf — SOLD OUT

Wheaton Public Library 225 N. Cross Street, Wheaton

Mad fore Plaid Mini Golf

Enjoy 18 holes of mini golf, raffles, appetizers and awards at this 21+ event benefitting both the DuPage County Historical Museum Foundation and the Wheaton Public Library.
$45 – $160

2/8: Ice-A-Palooza

Central Athletic Complex Ice Rinks 500 S. Naperville Rd., Wheaton

Ice A Palooza

Break your winter blues and experience Ice-A-Palooza!
Free

2/21: Daddy Daughter Princess Ball

Community Center 1777 S Blanchard St, Wheaton

Daddy Daughter Princess Ball

Dads and daughters make special memories at The Princess Ball. Girls receive a corsage and crown on arrival. Guests enjoy great music, dancing, a sundae bar, and more!
$38 – $48

3/13-3/15: Mary Poppins Jr. Performances by Children’s Playhouse – Postponed

Community Center 1777 S Blanchard St, Wheaton

A Children's Playhouse Production of Mary Poppins Jr.

Performances will be held on Friday, March 13 at 7P, Saturday, March 14 at 2P, and Sunday, March 15 at 4P. All performances will be held at the Community Center. Presale tickets on sale March 1-12, 2020.
$6 – $8

3/21: Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast – Postponed

Community Center 1777 S Blanchard St, Wheaton

Kiwanis Club of Wheaton Pancake Breakfast

Enjoy a delicious hot breakfast, performances by Step In Time Dancers, raffle prizes and more! Event is free with a $5 suggested donation.

4/17: Night at the Museum Children’s Party – Postponed

DuPage County Historical Museum 102 E Wesley St, Wheaton

Night at the Museum - Postponed

There is more to explore after dark at the DuPage County Historical Museum. Join us for the fifth annual Night at the Museum Children's Party for a night of after-hours fun.

4/18: Fun Run…in Color! – Canceled

Northside Park 1300 N West St, Wheaton

Fun Run in Color - Canceled

Join us for a color-filled 5K run/walk for all ages and abilities.

5/2: Go Fly a Kite – Canceled

Graf Park 1701 Manchester Rd, Wheaton

Go Fly a Kite - Canceled

This high-flying event in Wheaton’s Graf Park encourages the community to come out and enjoy spring and fly kites!
Free

6/4-6/7: Taste of Wheaton – Canceled

Memorial Park 208 W Union Ave, Wheaton

Taste of Wheaton - Canceled

This four-day event features a “Taste” of all that Wheaton has to offer... Entertainment at the Memorial Park band shell, carnival, arts & craft fair, Business After Hours event, Business Expo, Cosley Zoo Run, food vendors, beer and wine garden, Art in the Park, climbing wall, and the popular Sunday Family Party in the Park!

6/20: Fish-O-Rama – Canceled

Northside Park 1300 N West St, Wheaton

Fish-O-Rama - Canceled

Offered in cooperation with the Kiwanis Club of Wheaton, this is a fishing event you won't want to miss! Registration is required for this free catch-and-release event.
Free

7/11: Unplug Illinois Virtual Event

Various Locations

Unplug Illinois Virtual Event

Join us virtually as we unplug and get outside to celebrate Unplug Illinois Day. Ditch your electronic devices and 'unplug' to enjoy everything our local parks have to offer.

8/1: Wheaton Brew Fest – Canceled

Memorial Park 208 W Union Ave, Wheaton

Wheaton Brew Fest 2020 - Canceled

Please join us in 2021!

Wheaton, Illinois’ annual outdoor craft beer fest will take place in Memorial Park in August of 2021. The fest will feature unique brews, live entertainment, and food from some of Wheaton’s favorite restaurants.

8/20: Parking Lot Bingo

Community Center 1777 S Blanchard St, Wheaton

Parking Lot Bingo

August 20, 2020

It's time to get out and have some socially distanced fun! Park in designated spots at the Community Center where gloved and masked staff will deliver disposable bingo cards and a crayon to your car. Bingo!
$10

Summer 2020: Shakespeare in the Park – Canceled

Memorial Park 208 W Union Ave, Wheaton

Shakespeare in the Park 2020 - Canceled

Please join us in 2021!

Professional and student actors from Wheaton College Arena Theater present a new Shakespeare production each year with full sounds, lighting, and costumes.
Free

11/8-11/11: Field of Honor Display

Memorial Park 208 W Union Ave, Wheaton

Field of Honor Display at Memorial Park

Fifty flags will be raised at sunrise and lowered at dusk daily to honor our military service personnel and veterans November 8-11 from 7A to 4:30P daily. Residents and community members are encouraged to drive by and pay tribute over the four-day Flags of Honor display, visible from all four streets that surround the park: Hale St. (east), Union Ave. (north), Wheaton Ave. (west), and Karlskoga Ave. (south).

Register by 12/5: Personalized Message from Santa

Video Format

Personalized Message from Santa

Reservation deadline is December 5 or when full. As usual, Santa will be making his annual stop at Cosley Zoo to check in on all the animals. While he is here, Santa would be happy to record a Christmas video message for your favorite someone with one of our ambassador animals.

$59

Ends 12/20: Light Up Wheaton

Various Locations

Light Up Wheaton Decorating Contest

Sign Up Deadline: December 10 | Judging: December 11-December 20 | Free

The City of Wheaton and the Wheaton Park District present Light Up Wheaton and encourage the community to Brighten the Season Together. All are encouraged to “light up” their homes, businesses, nonprofits, churches, and other organizations. For those interested in a friendly community competition, enter your house in the first-ever FREE Light Up Wheaton Contest. Show the community your most creative, out of the box, and festive seasonal decorations and take part in Wheaton’s newest tradition.

Free

Reserve Time on the Ice!

Reserve Time on the Ice

The ice skating season is officially open and skate reservations are filling up fast.

- Reservations are required for everyone.
- Residents skate free with a reserved timed-ticket and a Wheaton Park District universal ID.
- Online tickets can be reserved up to 7 days in advance.

Virtual Programs

Zoom Presentation On Participant Device

Virtual & At-Home Programs

A variety offered each season!

History | Animals | Nature | Creative Arts | Dance | Health & Fitness ...and more!

Parent/Child Central Athletic Complex Rentals

Parent/Child Central Athletic Complex Rentals

Looking for something to do?

For only $25 you and your child can rent space for 30-minutes to play your favorite sport!

4/24: Native Plant Sale

City of Wheaton Public Works Yard 821 W Liberty Drive, Wheaton

Native Illinois Plant Sale

April 24 | Public Works Yard

The City of Wheaton, Wheaton Environmental Improvement Commission, and the Wheaton Park District encourage residents to plant native plants in future landscape projects.

5/1: Go Fly a Kite

Graf Park 1701 Manchester Rd, Wheaton

Go Fly a Kite 2021

May 1, 2021 | Graf Park

This year’s kite event will not only kick-off the Wheaton Park District's 100th Anniversary year-long celebration, it will look a little different. The first 100 families to arrive will receive a complimentary kite to fly that day or you are welcome to bring your own kite for flying. The kite flying team will be flying some fun kites for all to enjoy.

Free

6/30-7/4: Field of Honor® 2021

Seven Gables Park 1750 S Naperville Rd, Wheaton

Creating an awe-inspiring panorama, United States flags will fly in a solemn formation at Seven Gables Park from June 30th through July 4th, 2021. This stirring display of 2,000 flags will bring the community together in a patriotic tribute to honor our heroes.

7/3-7/4: Independence Day Celebration

Various Locations

Join us for family fun during this annual celebration featuring fireworks on July 3 and the parade through Downtown Wheaton on July 4.

7/9: Summer Entertainment Series Performance

Memorial Park Bandshell 225 Karlskoga Avenue, Wheaton

6-7:30P: Whiskey Romance Band - Country Music Distilled in the Midwest
8-9:30P: Fletcher Rockwell - Classic American-Tinged Rock & Roll

7/10: Summer Entertainment Series Performance

Memorial Park Bandshell 225 Karlskoga Avenue, Wheaton

6-7:30P: Chicago Philharmonic - Classical & Today’s Hits in Strings
8-9:30P: Chicago Philharmonic - Classical & Top 40s in Brass

7/23: Summer Entertainment Series Performance

Memorial Park Bandshell 225 Karlskoga Avenue, Wheaton

6-7:30P: The Jolly Ringwalds - The Ultimate 80s Experience
8-9:30P: The Ron Burgundy’s - Yacht Rock and other softcore rock from the 60s, 70s and 80s!

7/24: Summer Entertainment Series Performance

Memorial Park Bandshell 225 Karlskoga Avenue, Wheaton

6-7:30P: Billy Elton - Legendary songs of Billy Joel and Elton John
8-9:30P: Midwest Dueling Pianos - Dueling Piano Show

7/29: 100 Years of Fun | Field Days

Central Athletic Complex 500 S. Naperville Rd., Wheaton

Join in on our Wheaton Park District 100 Years of fun!
Come out and enjoy some of our favorite athletic pastimes through various games and activities!

8/2: Cosley Zoo Classic

Arrowhead Golf Club 26W151 Butterfield Rd, Wheaton

Enjoy an afternoon of golf at the beautiful Arrowhead Golf Club. Registration includes 18 holes of golf, lunch on the course, and steak dinner.

PHOTO RELEASE: The Wheaton Park District takes photographs or video of participants promoting our programs, services, events, activities, and facilities in our brochures, website or agency social media, etc. By participating in or attending any Wheaton Park District activities the participant (or parent/guardian of a minor participant) agrees to the use and distribution of his or her image (or image of a minor child/ward) in photographs, video recordings, and any other electronic reproductions of such activities for any purpose without inspection, compensation, or any other consideration now and in the future.

Go to Top