EGGciting Family Night at Cosley Zoo

Cosley Zoo 1356 N Gary Ave, Wheaton, Illinois

Hop on over to Cosley Zoo for this fun-filled after-hours event. Tour the zoo while: completing a scavenger hunt, playing games, making a craft (or take it to go), meeting the Easter Bunny, and greeting live animals! Children ages 2–12 will receive eggs and other goodies throughout the event. To reduce wait time at check-in we will be offering two entry times, 4:00 PM and again at 4:30 PM. Arriving later than 4:30 PM? Not a problem, activities will run until 5:30 PM. Select your entry time, and then your ticket types. Pre-registration required. We will not be taking walk-up...

Recycling Extravaganza | April 1

DuPage County Fairgrounds 2015 Manchester Road, Wheaton

The City’s Environmental Improvement Commission invites the community to its annual Recycling Extravaganza with SCARCE. Date/Time: Saturday, April 1, 2023, from 8:30 a.m. to noon Location (NEW): DuPage Fairgrounds, 2015 Manchester Road. Note this year’s new location for this popular event. You can bring many types of items for safe disposal or recycling at this drive-through event. Items you can drop off include: Documents for shredding: Acceptable items include tax records, medical records, and sensitive documents. No plastic file tabs, vinyl checkbook covers, plastic page protectors or batteries (greeting cards, etc.). Latex paint ($2 per quart, $5 per gallon, or...

Cantigny Park Easter Egg Hunt

Cantigny Park 1s151 Winfield Rd., Wheaton, IL

Cantigny’s annual Easter Egg Hunt returns! Stop by for some colorful family fun. Details: The egg hunt is an open house event—come whenever you wish. Eggs will be available throughout the day and replenished periodically. Bring your own basket or bag. Each child may only redeem five (5) eggs for a prize. If your child collects more than five we suggest that you re-hide the surplus eggs for other families to enjoy. You may take the five eggs per child collected to the prize redemption area located near the Tank Park and restrooms. One prize per child. The eggs you find...

Superhero Fun Run

Main St. and Seminary, Downtown Wheaton 125 E. Seminary Ave., Wheaton, IL

Fun Run is back, but with a new theme—Superheroes! Featuring In-Person* & Virtual Race Options Superhero Fun Run is presented by Wheaton Park District and Rotary Club of Wheaton AM Join us for this exciting 5K where all of your favorite Superheroes will descend on Wheaton to show their support for the Play for All Playground and Garden Foundation and Rotary Charities. This race is untimed is open to runners and walkers of all levels. Every superhero is welcome to participate, so throw on your Superman cape, Wonder Woman tiara, or Captain America shield and join us for this fantastic...

Artistry in Wood

Cantigny Park 1s151 Winfield Rd., Wheaton, IL

Cantigny Park | Woodcarving Show Visitors Center Gallery Saturday, April 22, and Sunday, April 23 10:00 am–4:00 pm North Suburban Carvers and Cantigny Park present a fine art exhibit and sale of original handcrafted woodcarvings, turnings, wood-burning art, ornaments, and one-of-a-kind gifts from some of the Midwest’s finest woodcarvers. This event is free with $5 parking fee. Read More About It

Cosley Zoo’s Earth Day Crafting

Happy Earth Day! Saturday, April 22 | 3:00–3:45 pm Ages 6 to 10 | 45 Minutes | $9 ea. About Celebrate Earth Day by creating a craft using recycled materials. While we craft, we’ll talk about how recycling helps the environment and when we’re finished, we’ll meet one of Cosley Zoo’s animals! Registration closes 4/11 at 12:00 pm, or when space is filled. This class requires a minimum number of participants to run. Registration fees are non-refundable unless the zoo cancels the program, in which case participants will be notified and will receive a full refund.   Book this Event...

Go Fly a Kite

Graf Park 1855 Manchester Rd, Wheaton, IL

May 6 | 10:00 am–1:00 pm | Graf Park Whether you are an avid kite-flier, a kite-flying novice, or someone looking to spend a day in beauty of Wheaton's great outdoors, this event is sure to please. EVENT SCHEDULE 10:00 am: Park opens, Curious Crow food truck, vendor expo, Gift of Wings kite sales 11:00 am: Grand launch/kite team performance 11:30 am: Most unique kite contest 12:30 pm: Highest flying kite contest and Kids’ Mad Dash   Read More Information

Cantigny Park: Red Oaks Farm Dinner in the Rose Garden

Cantigny Park 1s151 Winfield Rd., Wheaton, IL

Springtime at Red Oaks Farm 1st Course Chilled asparagus bisque with roasted red pepper and garlic scape cream Served with Trovati Pinot Grigio Rosé 2nd Course Pasta with ramp pesto and guanciale Served with The Loop Sauvignon Blanc 3rd Course Smoked Wagyu Tri-tip with morels and quinoa, sautéed fiddleheads and horseradish cream Served with Franklin Road Cabernet Sauvignon 4th Course Strawberry Mint Shortcake with Amaretto Cream Served with Seven Veils Red Blend   Cost: $90 per person (plus 23% service charge & tax) Register Here

Cream of Wheaton | 2023

Memorial Park 225 Karlskoga Avenue, Wheaton, IL

Entertainment | Business Expo | Arts & Crafts | Food Vendors | Carnival A broad range of summertime activities awaits at this year's Cream of Wheaton: Clocktower Mini Golf Business After Hours Beer Garden Food Vendor Row Carnival Live music in the bandshell Arts & Crafts Fair Cosley Zoo Run for the Animals And so much more!   Find out more, including detailed daily schedules

Cosley Zoo Run for the Animals 5K, 10K & Kids’ 1/2 Mile

Memorial Park 225 Karlskoga Avenue, Wheaton, IL

Come Out and Join the Fun and Support the Animals 7:30 am Start 5K/10K | 8:45A Start 1/2 Mile Kids’ Run Memorial Park (208 W Union Ave) The Cosley Zoo Run for the Animals 5K/10K & Kids’ 1/2 Mile is hosted by the Cosley Foundation to raise funds for the animals at Cosley Zoo as well as exhibit development projects, public programs and conservation projects. Register Here