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Taste of Wheaton

Thursday, May 30-Sunday, June 2
Memorial Park & Downtown Wheaton

A “Taste” of all that Wheaton offers!

ABOUT THE TASTE

Summer is a time for pleasant weather, leisure, music, evening strolls, and festivals.

The Taste of Wheaton 2019, running in downtown Wheaton Thursday, May 30 through Sunday, June 2, captures the hustle and bustle of a vibrant community celebrating summer.

Organized annually by the Wheaton Park District and the Wheaton Chamber of Commerce and presented for the sixth year by First Trust Portfolios L.P., the Taste fills several square blocks with carnival rides, the best local food, live entertainment, family-friendly games and crafts, a beer garden, business expo, the Cosley Zoo Run for the Animals 5K/10K and half-mile Zippity Zoo Run, art and craft vendors, and Art in the Park.

The four-day festivities take place across Memorial Park, Karlskoga Avenue, Wheaton Avenue, and Liberty Street. Admission to the Taste of Wheaton 2019 is free.

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS & MAP

Event Schedule by Day

Hover or click on locations listed under each schedule for details.

Time Activity Location
8A-8P Cosley Zoo Run for the Animals Packet Pick-up & Registration CO*
3P-Dusk 2-for-1 Mini Golf CL*
4-9:30P Beer Garden ME
4-9P Food Vendor Row WH
4-10P Carnival LI
4-7P Business After-Hours ME
5:30P Ribbon Cutting ME
4-8P Market Place in the Park ME
Live Entertainment
4-5:30P A&R Band ME
5:30-7:30P True Company ME
8-9:30P Vital Signs ME
Time Activity Location
3P-Dusk 2-for-1 Mini Golf CL*
4-10P Beer Garden ME
4-10P Food Vendor Row WH
4-11P Carnival LI
4-8P Arts & Crafts Fair ME
4-9P Market Place in the Park ME
6-9P Downtown Wheaton Association Car Show KA
Live Entertainment
4-5:30P Pheromones ME
5:30-7:30P 97nine ME
8-10P Libido Funk Circus ME
Time Activity Location
6:30A-7P Bike Valet KA
7:30A Cosley Zoo Run for the Animals 5K/10K ME
8A-10P Beer Garden ME
8:30-11A Post-Race Party/Awards ME
8:30A-7P Arts & Crafts Fair ME
8:45A Kids’ 1/2-Mile Run ME
9A-5P Market Place in the Park ME
9A-10P Food Vendor Row WH
11A-4P Kids’ Activities+ KA
12-4P DuPage County Historical Museum
Free Admission
DCHM*
12P-Dusk 2-for-1 Mini Golf CL*
12-11P Carnival LI
6-9P Downtown Wheaton Association Car Show KA
Live Entertainment
7:30-10A DJ/Go 4 It Entertainment ME
10:15A-12P Stark Raving Dad ME
12:30-2:30P Summer Son ME
3-5P Chemically Imbalanced ME
5:30-7:30P Planet Groove ME
8-10P Hi Infidelity ME
Time Activity Location
12-4P DuPage County Historical Museum
Free Admission
DCHM*
12P-Dusk 2-for-1 Mini Golf CL*
1-7P Beer Garden ME
1-7P Food Vendor Row ME
1-7P Arts & Crafts Fair ME
1-7P Market Place in the Park ME
1-8P Carnival LI
1-5P Kids’ Face Painting & Tie-Dye Station+ ME
Live Entertainment
1-2:30P Neverly Brothers ME
3-4:30P Five Guys Named Moe ME
5-7P Red Woody Band ME

Location Key:

CO=Community Center
CL=Clocktower Mini Golf & Skate Park

HA=Hale St.
KA=Karlskoga Ave.

LI=Liberty Dr.
ME=Memorial Park

WE=Wesley St.
WH=Wheaton Ave.

Notes:

*The DuPage County Historical Museum (DCHM) is located at 102 E. Wesley St.; Clocktower Mini Golf & Skate Park (CL) is located at 100 N. Naperville Rd.; Community Center (CO) is located at 1777 S. Blanchard St.

+Exact timing and entertainment varies: Touch a Truck, Tie-Dye, Character Visits, Balloon Artist, Face Painting, Magician, Toy Clinic.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:

PARKING:

Due to construction in downtown Wheaton, street parking is limited.

Please refer to the Taste of Wheaton Event Map & Schedule (PDF) for the location of our two parking garages on Wesley Street and Willow Avenue, or visit links below. Additional parking is available throughout downtown Wheaton and at City Hall. A complimentary bike valet is available on Saturday, June 1 from 6:30A-7P on Karlskoga Avenue near Memorial Park.

Public Parking Garages

Wheaton Place Garage
232 West Wesley Street, 1st & 2nd Floor, between Wheaton Avenue & Hale Street
Willow Avenue Garage
220 South Cross Street, 1st Floor, at Cross Street & Willow Avenue

Please be kind to our neighbors when parking on residential streets.

EVENT POLICIES:

Pets

Due to the nature of the event, pets of any kind are not allowed within the fenced perimeter of Memorial Park. This rule is strictly enforced and for the safety of the animals and patrons.

If you do require a service dog, please check-in at the Information Booth located at the southeast corner of Memorial Park.

Weather

Any delays or cancellations due to inclement weather will be posted on the Taste of Wheaton Facebook page and on RainoutLine.

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Get convenient updates using RainoutLine

Call (630) 410-1028, visit RainoutLine.com and sign-up for text alerts, or use the free app!

Available on the App Store button Android App on Google Play button

CONTACTS:

Sponsorship Opportunities

Kristina Nemetz | 630-510-5064 | knemetz@wheatonparks.org | 2019 Sponsorship Package (PDF)

Business Expo

Kerry O’Brien | 630-668-6464 | kerry@wheatonchamber.com

Food Vendors

2019 food vendor opportunities are sold out. A list of vendors will be posted soon.

Volunteers

Kerry O’Brien | 630-668-6464 | kerry@wheatonchamber.com

Arts & Crafts Fair

Cristin Handlon | 630-510-5132 | chandlon@wheatonparks.org |  2019 Application & Waiver (PDF)

Entertainment

Entertainment for the 2019 Taste of Wheaton has been selected. To be considered for future events, please submit a performance booking inquiry.

2018 TASTE OF WHEATON HIGHLIGHTS:

Video courtesy of the City of Wheaton:

Taste of Wheaton 2018 from City of Wheaton TV on Vimeo.

MAKE A WEEKEND OF IT:

DoubleTree by Hilton Lisle Naperville

3003 Corporate West Drive, Lisle, IL 60532

Sometimes you just need a night away. Our partner, DoubleTree by Hilton of Lisle Naperville is extending a $99 room rate to fest goers. Use the link below to secure your room for up to four nights!

Booking Link: http://group.doubletree.com/tasteofwheaton
Group Name: Taste of Wheaton

Please note, the entire URL must be copied and pasted for it to work properly.

SPONSORS:

Presenting Sponsor

weber orthodontics logo
T-Mobile logo
Downtown Wheaton Association logo
iFly logo

Details

Date: May 30-June 2

Location: Memorial Park & Downtown Wheaton

Memorial Park
208 W Union Ave,
Wheaton, IL 60187

Directions

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