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

May 6-7—Art in the Park

Wilder Park, Elmhurst

 

May 12—Kitchen Walk

Hinsdale

 

May 20-21—Riverside Arts Weekend

Guthrie Park, Riverside

 

May 20—Wright Plus 150 Architectural Housewalk

Oak Park

 

May 21—Museum Day

Elmhurst

 

May 25-August 31—Thursday Night Out

Downtown Oak Park

 

May 29—Memorial Day Parade

Elmhurst

 

May 29—Walking Tours of Historic Riverside

Riverside

 

May 29—Memorial Day Parade

Naperville

 

JUNE

June 3—Uncork Illinois Wine Festival

Downtown Oak Park

 

June 4—Downtown Wine Walk

Naperville

 

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

July 4—4 on the 4th Race

Elmhurst

 

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

Downtown Hinsdale

 

July 6-8—Summer Sidewalk Sales

Downtown Naperville

 

July 9—Garden Walk & Faire

Elmhurst

 

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

Elmhurst

 

July 21-23—Forest Park Music Fest

Madison Street, Forest Park

 

AUGUST

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

 

SEPTEMBER

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

Downtown Naperville

 

Sept. 9—Ribfest

Forest Park

 

Sept. 15-16—Oaktoberfest

Downtown Oak Park