Home › About Wheaton › Things to do
City Hall
303 W. Wesley Street,  
Hours: M-F 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Phone: 630-260-2000

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. 

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

Wheaton Brew Fest

Date: Saturday, Aug. 1
Time: 1-4:30 p.m.
Location: Memorial Park, 208 W. Union Ave,

The Wheaton Park District will bring back Wheaton Brew Fest, featuring more than 80 brews, entertainment, food vendors and more. This year's event will close with a live 80s band. Tickets required. More information 

Shakespeare in the Park

Dates: Aug. 28-29
Time: 7 p.m.
Location: Memorial Park, 208 W. Union Ave. 

The Wheaton Park District and Wheaton College Arena Theater will present "Midsummer Night's Dream" at 7 p.m. Aug. 28 and Aug. 29 in Memorial Park. This is a free event, but donations will be accepted. More information 

Wheaton Wine & Cultural Arts Festival

Date: Saturday, Sept. 19
Location: Memorial Park, 208 W. Union Ave. 

The Wheaton Park District's Wine & Cultural Arts Festival boasts of fine art, more than 72 wine varieties, local food vendors, and live entertainment. Guests may purchase a tasting ticket including entry fee, commemorative wine glass, and initial tastings, or for an entry fee join us in the park to peruse art, entertainment, and visit our beer garden. More information 


Recurring Events

Music Mondays

Dates: Mondays, July 6-27
Time: 6:30 p.m.-approximately 8 p.m.
Location: Memorial Park Bandshell, Karlskoga and Wheaton avenues

Enjoy live, family-friendly entertainment in Memorial Park each Monday in July, presented by the Wheaton Park District. Each week we will feature a different type of music, appealing to all ages. Free concerts begin at 6:30 p.m. and run until approximately 8 p.m. Concessions are available onsite. Bench seating is available, first come first serve. More information 

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.

Wheaton Municipal Band Summer Concert Series

Dates: Thursdays, June 11-Aug. 13, 2015
Time: 8 p.m. (* Except 7:30 p.m. start time at July 23 concert)
Location: Memorial Park, located at Wheaton and Karlskoga avenues (near City Hall)

Founded in 1930, the Wheaton Municipal Band is carrying on a long-standing Wheaton tradition with its summer band concerts in Memorial Park. The concerts are free for the community to attend and feature a variety of music styles and themes. More information 

Vintage Rides

Date: Fridays, May 29-Aug. 28 (except no events June 5 and July 3)
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.* *Except 8 a.m.-noon on July 4
Location: Municipal Parking Lot at Main Street and Liberty Drive
This 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 ccbcec@sbcglobal.net