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Family Fall Fest

Elmhurst Park District invites you to bring your family to Wild Meadows Trace for Safety Town trick-or-treating, inflatable corn maze obstacle course, inflatable circus train for the little ones, family photo opportunities, fall games, face painting, balloon twister, food trucks and more! This event is free to the public.


Apple Picking: U-Pick Apples Near Chicago and the Suburbs

Apple picking is one of the most popular fall activities for making family memories in the midwest. Lucky for us, there are quite a few orchards within a reasonable distance of Chicagoland. Choose one of these nearby orchards and pick your own delicious, healthy apples! The map below shows the locations of each orchard so you can easily find them…


Restoration Work Day

A perfect outdoor volunteering opportunity to help clear invasive plants, plant native flowers, trees and seeds, maintain trails and more.


Turkey Trot: 30th Anniversary!

Begin Thanksgiving with the annual Turkey Trot Predicto Race! Open to all ages and skill levels. The top two runners who most accurately predict their race time in this 5-mile run win a Thanksgiving treat.


Restoration Work Day

A perfect outdoor volunteering opportunity to help clear invasive plants, plant native flowers, trees and seeds, maintain trails and more.


Fall Festival and Trunk or Treat

Free Family Fall Festival Open to all. Everything is free. 11am-noon Trunk or Treat in parking lot Noon-4pm Fall Festival Activities including: bounce houses, hay rides, carnival games and prizes, fall photo scene with free photo, pumpkin patch to pick out your own pumpkin to take home, crafts, playground, treats and sweets All are encouraged to wear their costumes if…


Pumpkin Flotilla Fest

Bring your carved pumpkin and take part in the 2nd annual Pumpkin Flotilla on the lake. Enjoy live music, games, a pumpkin carving demonstration, trackless train rides, bounce houses, free canoe rides, and lit Pumpkin Flotilla on the lake at dusk!


Pumpkins on the Green

The 18th Green at Holes & Knolls Miniature Golf Course will be converted into a pumpkin patch! Come for lunch or dinner, play some golf, and then pick out your own pumpkin. We will supply the safety tools for pumpkin carving on the patio. Pumpkins range from $3-$12.


Family Fall Fest

Dress in your Halloween best and take in the sights and sounds of autumn at the Elmhurst Park District’s Family Fall Fest. Bring the family to Wild Meadows Trace Park for Safety Town trick-or-treating, fall games, food trucks and more!


Restoration Work Day

A perfect outdoor volunteering opportunity to help clear invasive plants, plant native flowers, trees and seeds, maintain trails and more.


Glow in the Park Lantern Walk

The District partners with Charlie’s Corner Foundation for an exciting evening of family activities featuring paper lanterns. Watch the sun set over Lake Ellyn and walk in the lantern parade around Lake Ellyn.