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Taste of Wheaton

Thursday, June 4 – Sunday, June 7
Memorial Park & Downtown Wheaton

ABOUT THE TASTE

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

The Taste of Wheaton 2020, running in downtown Wheaton Thursday, June 4-7, 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 seventh 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 2020 is free.

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS & MAP

Coming Soon

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:

Check back for this document to be published

CARNIVAL WRISTBANDS:

Wristband sales begin on or about May 1, 2020.
Cost: $20 in advance / $25 on site during festival

Available for purchase/use:

  • Thursday, June 4 | 4-10P
  • Saturday, June 6 | 12-5P
  • Sunday, June 7 | 1-5P

Purchase in advance and save!

  • Community Center 1777 S. Blanchard St. Wheaton, IL 60187
  • DuPage County Historical Museum 102 E. Wesley St. Wheaton, IL 60187

Get Your School Involved! PTA Fundraising opportunities available for 2020, please contact Dan Novak at dnovak@wheatonparks.org.

PARKING:

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

Please refer to the Taste of Wheaton Event Map & Schedule (Check back for this document to be published) 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 6 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.

Bag Policy

All bags brought into Memorial Park are subject to search. Outside alcohol is not permitted at anytime to enter the park and no alcohol is allowed to leave the 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!

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CONTACTS:

Sponsorship Opportunities

Kristina Nemetz | 630-510-5064 | knemetz@wheatonparks.org

Business Expo

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

Food Vendors

Dan Novak | 630-510-5117 | dnovak@wheatonparks.org
Kristina Nemetz | 630-510-5064 | knemetz@wheatonparks.org

Volunteers

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

Arts & Crafts Fair

Cristin Handlon | 630-510-5132 | chandlon@wheatonparks.org

Entertainment

To be considered for entertainment for Taste of Wheaton 2020 or other events please use the Performance Booking Inquiry form below.

Performance Booking Inquiry

2018 TASTE OF WHEATON HIGHLIGHTS:

Video courtesy of the City of Wheaton:

SPONSORS:

Thank you to the 2019 Taste of Wheaton sponsors. Join us in 2020 and be connected to the 25,000+ visitors of the fest and the entire Wheaton Community.

Presenting Sponsor

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

Venue

Memorial Park
208 W Union Ave
Wheaton, IL 60187 United States
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Organizer

Wheaton Park District
Phone:
630-690-4880

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.