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Events & Calendar

The City of Elmhurst has an exciting array of events throughout the year. Below is a list of major annual events. For details and a complete list of all happenings around town, see our Events Calendar.  For up to the minute information on local shopping, dining, events and attractions “Like”  Explore Elmhurst on Facebook.


St. Patrick’s Day Parade 
The Second Saturday in March at Noon
Spring Road 

St Patrick Parade

City Centre: Girlfriends Getaway 
Grab your girlfriends and head to the heart of downtown Elmhurst on Thursday,
May 1st from 5 to 9 pm


Girlfriends Getaway

Easter Egg Hunt
The Saturday before Easter
Spring Road


Easter Egg Hunt

Art in the Park 
The First Weekend in May
Wilder Park 

Art in the Park 2014

Elmhurst Museum Day
The Third Sunday in May from 1:00-5:00 pm
Celebrate International Museum Day at Elmhurst Art
Museum, Elmhurst Historical Museum, Lizzadro Museum of
Lapiday Art and more. Admission and activities are free.

 Museum Day

Memorial Day Parade 
The Last Monday in May
Elmhurst City Centre to Wilder Park

Memorial Day Parade


Farmer’s Market 
York & Vallette

Farmer's Market

Pet Parade 
The Second Saturday in May
Spring Road

Pet Parade

City Centre: Block to Block Party 
Every Wednesday from 6 to 9 pm throughout June, July and August.
Enjoy music at 5 locations throughout the downtown area
 Block to Block Party

Elmhurst Garden Walk and Faire 
The Second Sunday in July
Wilder Park

Garden Walk

Music At The Gazebo

Three FREE concerts: June, July and August

Spring Road and the Prairie Path

Music at the Gazebo

Rock the Block

Come to the heart of downtown Elmhurst for the Rock the Block Party on Friday, September 5th from 4 to 10 pm and Saturday, September 6th from Noon to 10 pm. 8 great bands throughout the festival with "7th Heaven" closing out Friday night and "ARRA" closing out Saturday night. Free admission! Great local food, beer, wine and family fun!

Rock the Block



York & Vallette Fall Fest & Safe Trick-or-Treating 

The Second Saturday in October
York Road and the Prairie Path

Safe Trick of Treating

City Centre: Bootiful Saturday
Date: Saturday, October 25, 2014

 Bootiful Saturday


Reindeer Route House Walk
Hosted by the Elmhurst Memorial Hospital's Junior Guild Unit the First Friday in December

Reindeer Walk

Holiday Tree Lighting

Spring Road Business Association
The Friday before Thanksgiving 


Tree Lighting

City Centre: Hometown Holiday Events
Saturday, November 29 - City Tree Lighting in the Police Plaza from 5 to 7 pm. Sing-a-long with Santa at Fitz's Lanes to follow until 8:30 pm.
Saturday, December 13 - Hometown Holiday Family Fun Day! Free movie, music, treats, Santa in the plaza and more!
 City Centre Hometown Holiday Events

Elmhurst College Jazz Festival
The Last Weekend in February
Elmhurst College 

Jazz Fest


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