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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 First Saturday in March at Noon
Spring Road 

St Patrick Parade

City Centre: Easter Event
Hop on over to Elmhurst City Centre for a FREE showing of "Hop" at 11 am on Saturday, April 4th. Everyone will receive a pair of free bunny ears following the movie. Stop by the City Centre Plaza following the movie to visit the Easter Bunny and more surprises!

 Easter Event

City Centre: Girlfriends Getaway 
Grab your girlfriends and head to the heart of downtown Elmhurst on Thursday,
April 30 from 5 to 9 pm


Girlfriends Getaway

Spring Road 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

Spring Road Pet Parade 
The Second Saturday in May
Spring Road

Pet Parade

City Centre: Block to Block Party 
Come to the heart of downtown Elmhurst every Wednesday night in June and July and enjoy live music throughout the area from 5:30 to 8:30 pm.

 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

City Centre: Rock the Block

Back by popular demand! Please join us in Elmhurst City Centre for great local food, beer and wine and some of the area's best live music!  The two day festival will run on Friday, September 11th from 4 to 10:30 pm and Saturday, September 12th from Noon to 10:30 pm.  Friday night will feature both American English and 7th Heaven and Saturday night will feature ARRA and Sixteen Candles!


Rock the Block



The Second Saturday in October
York Road and the Prairie Path

Safe Trick of Treating

City Centre: Bootiful Saturday
Date: Saturday, October 24, 2015

 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 Happenings
Tree Lighting is Saturday, November 28, 2015
Family Fun Day is Saturday, December 12, 2015

 City Centre Hometown Holiday Events

Elmhurst College Jazz Festival
The Last Weekend in February
Elmhurst College 

Jazz Fest


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