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: Scroll down to see Recurring Events, like the French Market.
Home History Exhibit at Wheaton Public Library
Dates: Throughout May
Location: Wheaton Public Library, 225 N. Cross St.
Interested in learning more about your old home—when it was built, what architectural style it is, or who used to live there? During the month of May, visit the Wheaton Public Library for a display on home history research methods and materials. Learn what records reveal and explore city directories, newspapers, census returns, Sanborn maps, aerial views, cemetery records and local histories. Featured this year is the special challenge of researching houses that have been moved. This is part of Preservation Week.
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
Art in Bloom Fine Art Festival
Date: June 20-21
Location: Cantigny Park, 1S151 Winfield Road, Wheaton
Cantigny Park will host this annual art festival with more than 80 juried artists, a children's art project, live demonstrations, music, food 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.
Date: Fridays, May 29-Aug. 28
Time: 6-9 p.m.
Location: Front Street near Main Street, downtown Wheaton
Rev up your summer with Vintage Rides, a weekly car show featuring classic cars, custom vehicles, muscle cars and more each Friday night in downtown Wheaton. From 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. each Friday, May 29 through Aug. 28, 2015, classic cars, collectibles, concept cars and muscle cars will be displayed along Front Street between Main and Cross streets. This family friendly event is an annual tradition of the Downtown Wheaton Association. More information
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
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
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.