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THANK YOU to the event partners, volunteers and participants who helped make the 2019 Taste of Wheaton such a memorable and fun summer festival! We look forward to seeing everyone at next year’s event.
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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

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:

CARNIVAL WRISTBANDS:

Cost: $25 per wristband

Available for purchase/use:

  • Saturday, June 1 from 12-5P or
  • Sunday, June 2 from 1-5P

Purchase on-site and enjoy unlimited rides* the day of purchase.

*Some rides may be excluded.

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.

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.

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

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.