Conveniently located just 16 miles west of Chicago’s loop is a dynamic new world: Elmhurst, a vibrant, tree-lined community with thriving retail shops, fine dining, outstanding theatre and art, excellent museums, and different events during the year.
There’s always plenty of excitement in Elmhurst…winter, summer, spring or fall. Attend Elmfest, the annual June street fair at the City Centre, with free live non-stop entertainment by local and nationally known performers. Or join the festivities every month of the year, with special events. Performances and activities such as Elmfest, Cool Cars Under the Starts and the colorful St. Patrick’s Day Parade.
Whenever you visit, explore the colorful and rich history at the Elmhurst Historical Museum or the Elmhurst Art Museum with its McCormick House designed and built by Mie van der Rohe. Or attend the Lizzardo Museum with its extraordinary exhibitions of gems and gemstone carvings dating to the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644).
Shop in our revitalized downtown, which offers everything from elegant specialty boutiques to renowned national retailers. Give your taste buds a treat at over fifty delicious, delightful, delectable restaurants with cuisine from around the world. Revel to sounds of Mozart Beethoven and Mahler at the Elmhurst Symphony Orchestra. Take a leisurely walk, bike ride or jog down the pastoral 37-mile Illinois Prairie Path. View a “living museum” of indigenous plants and animals at the Great Western Prairie, or visit the city’s impressive library in Wilder Park – voted Best Suburban Park by Chicago Magazine. And take time to smell the roses (and the Carmine Crab Apple, Bradford Pear and Chinese Dogwood) at the Elmhurst College Arboretum.
It’s a world like no other…a world to delight, entice and excite you.
Elmhurst… the world next door.