Mark your calendars! As the weather warms up, the western suburbs are gearing up for a season of festivals, housewalks, music fests, art shows, craft fairs, and wine festivals.

You won’t even need to battle traffic on the Eisenhower or coordinate a Metra schedule to take advantage of all that’s going on in the towns surrounding Elmhurst. We’ve highlighted the ones that are happening right in town.


May 6-7—Art in the Park

Wilder Park, Elmhurst


May 12—Kitchen Walk



May 20-21—Riverside Arts Weekend

Guthrie Park, Riverside


May 20—Wright Plus 150 Architectural Housewalk

Oak Park


May 21—Museum Day



May 25-August 31—Thursday Night Out

Downtown Oak Park


May 29—Memorial Day Parade



May 29—Walking Tours of Historic Riverside



May 29—Memorial Day Parade




June 3—Uncork Illinois Wine Festival

Downtown Oak Park


June 4—Downtown Wine Walk



June 4—A Day in Our Village

Scoville Park, Oak Park


June 9—Gathering on the Green

Western Springs


June 10-11—Hinsdale Fine Arts Fest

Burlington Park, Hinsdale


June 11—Oak Park Great Food Truck Rally

Pilgrim Congregational Church, Oak Park


June 16-August 12—Brookfield Zoo’s Summer Nights

Brookfield Zoo, Fridays and Saturdays


June 16—Movies in the Park (also July 14, August 11)

Wilder Park, Elmhurst


June 30-July 3—American Music Festival

FitzGerald’s Nightclub, Berwyn



July 4—4 on the 4th Race



July 4—Celebrate America: Parade and Craft & Art Show

Downtown Hinsdale


July 6-8—Summer Sidewalk Sales

Downtown Naperville


July 9—Garden Walk & Faire



July 13—Concert in the Park: Elmhurst Summer Community Band (also July 20)

Wilder Park, Elmhurst


July 14-15—Hinsdale Sidewalk Sale

Downtown Hinsdale


July 15-16—La Grange Craft Fair

Downtown La Grange


July 21—Elmhurst Cycling Classic



July 21-23—Forest Park Music Fest

Madison Street, Forest Park



August 5—Kite Fest

Berens Park, Elmhurst


August 19—Oak Park Micro Brew Review

Downtown Oak Park


August 19—Park Palooza

Berens Park, Elmhurst


August 25-26—ZooBrew

Brookfield Zoo


August 26-27—Oak Park Art Festival

Skoville Park, Oak Park



Sept. 1-4—Last Fling & Labor Day Parade

Downtown Naperville


Sept. 9—Ribfest

Forest Park


Sept. 15-16—Oaktoberfest

Downtown Oak Park