Explore Elmhurst, Illinois, conveniently located just 16 miles west of Chicago’s Loop! Elmhurst is a vibrant, tree-lined community with thriving retail shops, fine dining, outstanding theatre and art, excellent museums, and engaging events throughout the year.
There’s always plenty of excitement in Elmhurst…winter, summer, spring, or fall. Join the festivities every month of the year, with special events, performances, and activities such as the St. Patrick’s Day Parade, Art in the Park, the Elmhurst Cycling Classic Bike Race, the Explore Elmhurst Express Trolley, the Garden Walk, and so much more.
Explore the colorful and rich history at the Elmhurst History Museum or the Elmhurst Art Museum with its McCormick House designed and built by Mies van der Rohe. Visit the Lizzadro Museum of Lapidary Art with its extraordinary exhibitions of gems and gemstone carvings dating back to the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644).
Shop and play in the bustling downtown, Elmhurst City Centre, which offers everything from urban boutiques to bowling, movies, and exciting events. Give your taste buds a treat at more than 100 delicious, delightful, delectable restaurants with cuisine from around the world. Revel to sounds of Mozart, Beethoven, and Mahler at the Elmhurst Symphony Orchestra. Take a leisurely walk, bike ride, or jog down the pastoral 37-mile Illinois Prairie Path. View a “living museum” of indigenous plants and animals at the Great Western Prairie, or visit the city’s impressive library in Wilder Park. Take time to smell the roses (and the Carmine Crab Apple, Bradford Pear, and Chinese Dogwood) at the Elmhurst College Arboretum. For more information on local shopping, dining, events, and attractions in Elmhurst, visit ExploreElmhurst.com.
Elmhurst…Close to Everything, Unlike Anything®.
Explore Elmhurst Express Trolley
June 3–September 18
All aboard the Explore Elmhurst Express Trolley, running weekends from June 3 to September 18! Take a free ride to Elmhurst destinations while learning about highlighted areas of the city. Hop off to explore more and enter to win weekly prizes through a citywide sweepstakes!
Elmhurst Park District’s Eldridge Park Adventure Day
June 12 | 10 a.m.–1 p.m.
Animals and fun: Enjoy a petting zoo, exotic animals, fishing contest, face painting, games, and activities.
Summer Exhibitions at Elmhurst Art Museum
Playboy Architecture, 1953–1979
through August 28
New American Paintings: Midwest Edition
through August 28
Art of Science Learning
through September 4
But Wait, There’s More!
The Story of Innovator and Inventor Ron Popeil
June 17–September 18
Elmhurst History Museum
Block to Block Party Music Series
Wednesdays, June–July | 5:30–8:30 p.m.
Elmhurst City Centre
Come to the heart of downtown Elmhurst for free live music every Wednesday night throughout June and July.
Lizzadro Museum of Lapidary Art
People of all ages enjoy this exclusive museum dedicated to sharing the beauty of cut and polished stone and promoting the study of earth science. Symbolism in Chinese Jade through fall 2016.