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.
"In Good Taste" Toast to Restaurant Week in Downtown Wheaton
When: Thursday, March 13, 5-8 p.m. Where: 124 N. Hale St.
This event features delicious samplings offered by 15+ Downtown Wheaton restaurants, live music, cash bar, and silent auction. It will take place at 124 N. Hale St. Proceeds benefit the Downtown Wheaton Association and Wheaton local charities. Visit www.downtownwheaton.com or call 630-682-0633 for information.
"In Good Taste" Restaurant Week in Downtown Wheaton
When: Friday, March 14-Thursday, March 20 Where: Participating restaurants in Downtown Wheaton
Celebrate the diverse dining scene that is Downtown Wheaton. Participating restaurants offer prix fixe menus and individual menu specials are also featured. For a complete listing of participating restaurants and their restaurant week specials, go to
Wheaton Wedding Walk
When: Saturday, March 29, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Where: Begins at DuPage County Historical Museum, 102 W. Wesley St.
Brides and their entourages are invited to spend a day in Downtown Wheaton, filled with champagne and wedding cake tastings, beauty treatments and consultations, wedding gown and travel tips, floral designs, invitation designs and reception inspirations. More than 40 shops, boutiques, restaurants and vendors are participating in this event. Brides must register in advance at www.downtownwheaton.com. Proceeds go to the DWA and a local Wheaton charity.
When: Saturday, April 12, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.Where: Commuter Parking Lot located at Liberty Drive and Carlton Avenue
This drive-through annual event allows you to drop off many items for recycling or reuse that can't be recycled through the curbside program. Bring your scrap metal, car batteries, eye glasses, propane tanks, bicycles and much more to this event, which takes place in the commuter parking lot at Liberty Drive and Carlton Avenue. The City's Environmental Improvement Commission runs this event.
Great Egg Scramble
When: Saturday, April 12, 9:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m. and 11 a.m.-noonWhere: Cosley Zoo
The Wheaton Park District's Cosley Zoo will host the Great Egg Scramble on April 12. Bring your baskets and scramble for eggs and other trinkets. Meet some of the zoo's residents and try fun activities. Children are divided into age groups for the scramble based on enrollment. Groups scheduled consecutively. Preregistration is required. More information
Native Illinois Plant Sale
When: Saturday, April 26, 8:30 a.m.-noonWhere: Wheaton Public Works Building, 821 W. Liberty Drive (across the street from the Police Station)
The Environmental Improvement Commission and Wheaton Park District encourage the community to "grow native" by attending the Native Illinois Plant Sale. Find native northern Illinois trees, shrubs, grasses and flowers for sale (cash/check only), pick up free wood chips, or pick up pre-ordered rain barrels or food scrap-amended compost.
Annual Prairie Path Cleanup
When: Saturday, April 26, 9 a.m.-noonWhere: Stevens Park, corner of Lincoln Avenue and the Illinois Prairie Path
Help clean up the portion of the Illinois Prairie Path that runs through Wheaton. Any group wanting to clean a specific area should email firstname.lastname@example.org ahead of time. Please bring work gloves.
Monthly Electronic Recycling
Second Saturday of each month, 9 a.m.-noon
Bring your unwanted electronics to the Public Works Storage Yard, 820 W. Liberty Drive, between 9 a.m. and noon. It is a drive-through event; volunteers will unload items from your car. Household batteries no longer accepted (only rechargeable batteries accepted). No refrigerators, air conditioners or other items with refrigerant/coolant liquids. Read the list of items that will be accepted.