As winter ends and the days start to become warmer, Elmhurst offers its residents and visitors endless opportunities to explore the city. From outdoor adventures to artistic experiences, there’s something for everyone to enjoy!


Love Supreme

Elmhurst Art Museum's Exhibition: A Love Supreme - Through April 28th

This solo exhibition by designer Norman Teague is inspired by legendary jazz musician John Coltrane. Teague uses Coltrane’s album “A Love Supreme” as a personal, cultural, and spiritual touchstone to consider design influences from his life-long home in Chicago, exploring how the power of bold improvisational jazz and unapologetic Black aesthetics have expanded the minds and inspired creative communities of color. The exhibit celebrates a variety of jazz and jazz-influenced influences on Chicago design and will include key musical performances throughout its run.


Elmhurst City Centre's Spring Scavenger Hunt - March 23rd - April 30th

Over 100 plush puppies and their colorful umbrellas are trying to keep dry in the front windows of City Centre merchants. Find 20+ of them and enter to win over 125 prizes. City Centre Gift Cards and the 100 puppies/umbrella sets! Player cards available in the City Centre Office, participating merchants, and online at


Elmhurst Public Library's Eclipse Viewing Party - April 8th at 1 - 2:30 p.m.

Join the Elmhurst Public Library for a party in Wilder Park to watch the solar eclipse. Observe the sky as the sun is slowly blocked from view, learn about what eclipses are and why they happen, and take advantage of fun activities, games, and snacks. Eclipse glasses will be provided to attendees. No registration is required for this event.


Art in the Park

27th Annual Art in Wilder Park - May 4th through May 5th  at 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Be a part of this annual tradition in Elmhurst! As the first outdoor festival in the region each year, Art in Wilder Park is a highly anticipated Spring event in Chicago’s western suburbs. Last year’s event included over 130 booths, of one-of-a-kind art, food vendors, and hands-on kid’s activities and drew over 11,500 visitors. In 2023 the two-day event was voted one of the Best in the West, featured in numerous press outlets, and attracted nearly half of its visitors from outside Elmhurst. Discoverable on the weekend of the 27th Annual Art in Wilder Park will be a newly commissioned public art installation of life-sized monsters drawn by cartoonist Dave Pryor inspired by children’s drawings. For more details visit

Bike Ride & Safety Day - May 5th at 10 – 1 p.m.

The Elmhurst Walk and Rollers Working Group is hosting Bike Ride & Safety Day at Wild Meadows Trace from 10 AM to 1 PM. The event includes a 2-mile bike ride along the Prairie Path, tips, and rules of the road, bike helmet fitting, free bike safety lights, an ice cream treat, a bike obstacle course, and a chance to win a bike and helmet through a raffle. Don’t forget to register your bike with the Elmhurst Police Department for this free and educational event, where helmets are required.