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.
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.
Celebrate Spring, Celebrate Easter
Date: Saturday, April 4
Time: 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
Location: Memorial Park & participating downtown Wheaton businesses
The Downtown Wheaton Association encourages families to join in this annual celebration of spring and Easter. The day begins at 10 a.m. with the Easter Egg Hunt for kids in Memorial Park, followed by the Easter Bonnet Contest at 10:30 a.m. From noon to 1 p.m., children can "hop" around downtown Wheaton in search of treats and goodies to fill their baskets. More information
2015 Recycling Extravaganza
Date: Saturday, April 11, 2015
Time: 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Location: Commuter Parking Lot 9 at Liberty Drive and Carlton Avenue.
The Environmental Improvement Commission hosts Wheaton's annual Recycling Extravaganza, where you can drop off many items for recycling or safe disposal, such as scrap metal, electronics, musical instruments, office paper (for immediate shredding while you watch) and more. Note: The April Electronic Recycling collection will also take place in Commuter Parking Lot 9. More information
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org ahead of time.
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.