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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.  

Free Parking at Cantigny Park

Dates: May 15-22
Location: Cantigny Park, 1S151 Winfield Road
From May 15 to May 22, Cantigny Park will provide free parking days for Wheaton residents. Just show proof of Wheaton residency at the parking booth for admittance. Cantigny Park is the 500-acre estate of Robert R. McCormick (1880-1955), longtime editor and publisher of the Chicago Tribune. It is home to 30 acres of gardens, the Robert R. McCormick Museum, the First Division Museum and a 27-hole golf course. The Robert R. McCormick Museum was listed on the Wheaton Register of Historic Places in 2011 by the City of Wheaton Historic Commission. This is part of Preservation Week. 

Home History Research Help

Date: Saturday, May 23
Time: 1-4 p.m.
Location: Wheaton Public Library, 225 N. Cross St.
Interested in learning more about your historic property? Whether your interest is a home’s construction date, past owners, or its architecture, drop by Wheaton Public Library to discover available resources, where to find them and what each reveals. Learn about the Wheaton Register of Historic Places and getting your house listed. Assistance provided by City of Wheaton Historic Commission members and Wheaton Public Library staff in conjunction with Wheaton Preservation Week. The event is free and open to the public at the library's first floor Genealogy Section. Drop-ins welcome but reservations are recommended by calling the Reference Desk at 630-868-7520. This is part of Preservation Week. 

Downtown Wheaton Historic Walking Tour

Date: Saturday, May 23
Time: 10 a.m.
Location: DuPage Historical Museum, 102 E. Wesley St.
Enjoy a stroll through historic Downtown Wheaton. Learn about the people, businesses and important events that shaped our area. The tour begins at the DuPage County Historical Museum and proceeds through town. Discover the stories behind the railroad, the County Courthouse and more. A special architecture scavenger hunt will be added if children join the tour. Participants should wear comfortable shoes and dress for the weather. Approximately 1.5 miles are covered during the tour. Small fee applies. Contact the museum at 630-510-4941 or email dupagemuseum@wheatonparks.org for additional information. This is part of Preservation Week. 

Memorial Day Parade

Date: Monday, May 25
Time: 10 a.m. parade, 11 a.m. ceremony
Location: Steps off from Memorial Park, heading south on Hale Street, turning west onto Wesley street, then turning south onto West Street (which becomes Warrenville Road once it crosses Roosevelt Road). The parade will conclude at the Wheaton Cemetery on Warrenville Road. A Memorial Day Ceremony at the Wheaton Cemetery will take place at 11 a.m. For more information, visit www.americanlegionpost76.org.

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

 

Recurring Events

Vintage Rides

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
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

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.