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.
Memorial Day Parade & Ceremony
Monday, May 27, 10 a.m. parade, 11 a.m. ceremony
The American Legion Post 76 will host Wheaton’s annual Memorial Day Parade through downtown Wheaton on Monday, May 28. The parade will begin at 10 a.m. at Memorial Park, heading south on Hale Street, turning west onto Wesley street, then turning south onto West Street, which turns into Warrenville Road once it crosses Roosevelt Road. The parade will conclude at the Wheaton Cemetery on Warrenville Road. A Memorial Day Ceremony at Wheaton Cemetery will take place at 11 a.m. For more information, visit www.americanlegionpost76.org.
Taste of Wheaton
May 30-June 2
Join the Wheaton Park District and Wheaton Chamber of Commerce for this summer festival in Memorial Park Thursday through Sunday, May 30-June 2. There you'll find food vendors, arts & crafts, carnival rides, live entertainment a beer garden and much more. For more information, visit www.wheatonparkdistrict.com/taste.
Wheaton Gospel Jazz Fest
Saturday, June 29
The Wheaton Park District will sponsor the Wheaton Gospel Jazz Fest on Saturday, June 29 in Memorial Park (208 W. Union Ave.). General admission begins at 4 p.m. and the concert begins at 6 p.m. The festival includes wine tasting and food. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.wheatonparkdistrict.com/tickets.
Wheaton Band Festival
July 19-20, 6-9 p.m.
The 14th annual Wheaton Band Festival will include two nights of music in Memorial Park featuring the Chicago Brass Band, Fox Valley Concert Band and others. Performances will take place from 6-9 p.m. both nights. All performances are free. For more information, visit www.wheatonbandfestival.org.
Summer Entertainment Series
Mondays, July 1-29, 7-8 p.m.
The Wheaton Park District invites the community to its Summer Entertainment Series, which includes a different act each Monday in July from 7-8 p.m. in the Memorial Park band shell. For more information about each week's entertainment, visit the Park District's website.
Wheaton Municipal Band Concerts
Thursdays, June 6-Aug. 8, 8 p.m.**NOTE: June 13 concert starts at 7:30 p.m.; concert the week of July 4 will be on Tuesday, July 2.
Join the Wheaton Municipal band for a community tradition: Thursday night concerts in Memorial Park. Concerts are free and begin at 8 p.m. (note exception above). Memorial Park is located near City Hall at the corner of Wheaton and Karlskoga avenues. The band plays a variety of styles, and each concert has a different theme. Also, the band will play an indoor concert July 27 at Edman Chapel. For more information, visit the Wheaton Municipal Band's website.
Fridays, May 31-Sept. 13, 2013, from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Check out antique cars during this popular weekly summer car show on Front Street each Friday night. The free family-friendly event is hosted by the Downtown Wheaton Association, and a different make or model of a classic car will be featured each week. Enjoy music, cars and more on the 100 East and 100 West blocks of Front Street (on either side of Main Street) in downtown Wheaton. To see the model of cars featured each week, visit the DWA’s website.
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.
Saturdays, April 20-Nov. 9, 2013, 8 a.m.-2 p.m.
Wheaton's popular outdoor French Market takes place from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. each Saturday from April 20 through Nov. 9 near the intersection of Main Street and Liberty Drive, just south of the railroad tracks in downtown Wheaton. Inspired by the outdoor markets of France, vendors at this weekly event sell much more than your typical farmers market. Find pastries, flowers, art, jewelry, handmade gifts, locally grown produce and many specialty items at the French Market.