Things To Do
Although Wheaton is only 25 miles from Chicago, you will find that there’s no need to leave Wheaton to find something to do, whether it's in the vibrant downtown, several shopping districts or elsewhere.
Wheaton French Market
Dates: Saturdays through Nov. 14, 2015
Times: 8 a.m.-2 p.m.
Location: Municipal Parking Lot at Main Street and Liberty Drive
This outdoor market, modeled after those found in France, offers much more than your typical Farmers Market. Find flowers, gifts, seasonal items, produce, jewelry, specialty foods and much more each week. For more information, contact Bensidoun USA at 312-575-0294 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Biz Books Review
Dates: Third Tuesdays of the month
Time: 8 a.m.
Location: Wheaton Public Library, 225 N. Cross
Business and career coach Vickie Austin highlights business books for busy executives, employees, and entrepreneurs, from the hottest bestsellers to time-honored classics. She’ll share each book’s essence to give you new ideas and insights for your own business and career and include you in a lively discussion, whether you’ve read the book or not. No registration necessary. Co-sponsored by Wheaton Chamber of Commerce, Prairie Path Books and CHOICES Worldwide.
Arbor Day Celebration
Date: Friday, April 24, 2015
Time: 9:30 a.m.
Location: Longfellow Elementary School
For the 29th year, Wheaton will celebrate its designation as a Tree City USA when City officials, Environmental Improvement Commission members and Wheaton students honor Arbor Day. During the celebration, students will help plant a tree on the school’s grounds with the City’s Forestry Division.
Week of the Young Child
Dates: April 24-May 2
Locations: Wheaton Park District facilities
The Wheaton Park District has free events scheduled throughout the week to celebrate young children in the community, including an Ice Cream Social April 24 at the Community Center, Party for the Planet at Cosley Zoo on April 25 and much more. More information
Native Illinois Plant Sale
Date: Saturday, April 25
Time: 8:30 a.m.-noon
Location: Wheaton Public Works Building, 821 W. Liberty Drive
Wheaton's Environmental Commission and the Wheaton Park District sponsor this annual sale of plants native to northern Illinois. Find native trees, grasses, flowers and more for sale during this event. More information
2015 Prairie Path Cleanup
Date: Saturday, April 25, 2015
Time: 9 a.m.-noon
Location: Meet at Stevens Park, corner of Lincoln Avenue and Illinois Prairie Path
Wheaton's Environmental Improvement Commission encourages the community to get involved in the annual cleanup of the Illinois Prairie Path. Groups and individuals will be assigned a portion of the path the clean up during the event. Bring work gloves and meet at Stevens Park at 9 a.m. April 25. Groups wanting to clean a specific location should email email@example.com ahead of time.
Library Music Concert: Zazz
Date: Sunday, April 26
Time: 2 p.m.
Location: Wheaton Public Library, Lower level, Large Meeting Room
This five-piece jazz combo features a unique sound that combines jazz standards, less-often heard jazz tunes and original compositions. Pick up free tickets at the Checkout Desk.
Go Fly a Kite
Date: Saturday, May 2
Time: 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Location: Graf Park, 1701 Manchester Road
The Wheaton Park District will bring back this community event, where attendees can try to break Wheaton's record of 843 kites in the air simultaneously. Bring your own kite or purchase one at the event, which features entertainment for all ages. Free admission.
Taste of Wheaton
Dates: June 4-7
Location: Memorial Park
Join the Wheaton Park District and the Wheaton Chamber of Commerce for the Taste of Wheaton, the annual summer festival that features family entertainment, food vendors, a business expo, beer garden and more. More information
Independence Day Fireworks & Family Event
Date: Friday, July 3
Time: Event starts at 4 p.m.; fireworks begin at approximately 9 p.m.
Location: Graf Park, 1701 Manchester Road
The Wheaton Park District invites families to celebrate Independence Day with fireworks and more at Graf Park. More information
Independence Day Parade
Date: Saturday, July 4
Location: Downtown Wheaton
Time: Begins at 10 a.m.
The Wheaton Park District encourages the community to celebrate Independence Day with Wheaton's annual parade. This year's theme is "The All-American Picnic." For information on parade entries and more, visit the Wheaton Park District's website.