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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.
*NOTE: Please make sure to scroll down to see information about recurring events like the French Market! 

Upcoming Events: 

Cantigny Fall Festival

Date: Saturday, Oct. 11
Time: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Location: Cantigny Park, 1S151 Winfield Road

Celebrate autumn with harvest-time fun at Cantigny Park. Includes a fall craft show, pumpkin decorating, hayrides, music and more. More information 

Wheaton Wedding Walk

Date: Saturday, Oct. 11
Time: 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
Location: Participating downtown Wheaton businesses

The Downtown Wheaton Association invites brides to the Wheaton Wedding Walk, where they can spend the day visiting many specialty shops and boutiques that offer a variety of wedding services. For more information, see the Downtown Wheaton Association's website

Halloween Costume Party

Date: Friday, Oct. 24
Time: 3:30 p.m.
Location: Wheaton Town Square (Naperville Road between Blanchard and E. Loop Road)

Wheaton Town Square will host a Halloween Costume Party in the center circle. The event will include pumpkin decorating, face painting, balloon wizardry, a costume parade and more. More information 

Make a Difference Day

Date: Saturday, Oct. 25
Location: Throughout Wheaton

Wheaton's Community Relations Commission encourages the entire community to get involved in Make a Difference Day. Whether it's donating food for the Stuff-a-Truck with Food drive, helping clean up Adams Park, contributing to the collection for the City's adopted Army battalion or starting your own project, you can make a difference on this national day of giving back. For more information, visit www.wheaton.il.us/MADD

Boo-Palooza! Downtown Trick-or-Treat

Date: Saturday, Oct. 25
Time: 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
Location: Downtown Wheaton 

The Downtown Wheaton Association invites families to enjoy Halloween festivities in downtown Wheaton. Events at Martin Memorial Plaza (located on Front Street just west of Main Street) start with a costume contest at 10 a.m., a pet costume contest at 10:30 a.m., a Halloween photo corner, face painting, a friendly gypsy fortune teller and more. Then trick-or-treat by visiting participating businesses and stores throughout the downtown. More information 

Chili Cook-Off

Date: Saturday, Nov. 1
Time: 1-5 p.m.
Location: Participating Downtown Wheaton restaurants

The sixth annual Chili Cook-Off is ready to crown a chili champion once again. Participants can travel from one restaurant to the next and try samples of each chef's take on chili. Then, vote for your favorite. More information 

Lighted Holiday Parade

Date: Friday, Nov. 28
Time: 6 p.m.
Location: Front Street, downtown Wheaton

Ring in the holiday with this Wheaton tradition. Following a tree-lighting ceremony at 6 p.m., a festive Lighted Holiday Parade will feature music, costumed characters and floats moving down Front Street. This event serves as the kick-off to the Dickens a of a Christmas holiday celebration. More information   

Dickens of a Christmas Holiday Stroll

Date: Saturday, Dec. 6
Time: 11 a.m.-8 p.m.
Location: Shops and boutiques in Downtown Wheaton

The shops and boutiques in Downtown Wheaton will be sharing the spirit of the season with complimentary holiday treats throughout the day from roasting chestnuts, cider tastings, eggnog, peppermints, Christmas cookies and other holiday treats. Complimentary carriage rides, carolers and other special activities will be featured throughout the day. More information 

Dickens of a Christmas Carriage Rides

Date: Saturdays, Nov. 29-Dec. 20
Time: Noon-3 p.m.
Location: Martin Memorial Plaza, Front and Main streets

The Downtown Wheaton Association will host complimentary carriage rides each Saturday, Nov. 29 through Dec. 20, through downtown Wheaton. More information 

Visit with Santa

Date: Saturdays, Nov. 29-Dec. 20
Time: 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
Location: Martin Memorial Plaza, Front and Main streets

Visit Santa in his holiday house at Martin Plaza. Sponsored by the Downtown Wheaton Association, this is part of the Dickens of a Christmas Holiday Celebration. More information 

Recurring Events:

French Market

Dates: Saturdays through Nov. 15, 2014
Time: 8 a.m.-2 p.m.
Location: Parking lot near Main Street and Liberty Drive in downtown Wheaton (just south of the railroad tracks)

More than a typical farmers market, the Wheaton French Market offers a wide variety of vendors. From 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. each Saturday through Nov. 15, 2014, visit the French Market near the intersection of Main Street and Liberty Drive to find fresh produce, locally made gifts, art, specialty foods, handmade jewelry, flowers and more. Items sold change seasonally, offering visitors variety from week to week. For more information about the French Market, contact Bensidoun USA at 312-575-0286.