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DuPage boasts 4 communities on’s 2018 Top Places to Live list due to high quality of life. Live like a local enjoying the gatherings and events that helped distinguish DuPage from 2,300 other cities. Whether you’re looking to fill an hour or an entire weekend, our calendar is your starting point. Check back often as new events are added every day. #DuMoreEnjoying

DuPage Architects Exhibit

8/11/18 - 6/8/19
Stop by to see the Museum’s newest exhibit, DuPage Architects. The rich architectural history in DuP...More!

DuPage Music Makers

9/15/18 - 7/29/19
Music is an element of cultural heritage that bonds communities and embodies an era. A variety of po...More!

Snow Tubing

12/1/18 - 2/24/19
When there’s plenty of snow on the hill (usually more than 3 inches), thrill-seekers can snow tube d...More!

Cross-Country Skiing at the Forest Preserves

12/1/18 - 2/28/19
Cross-country skiing is an excellent way to get some exercise, and you can ski on most forest preser...More!

Ice Fishing & Ice Skating

12/1/18 - 2/28/19
Ice fishing and skating are permitted at most forest preserves, but areas are not monitored by range...More!

Troll Hunt

12/1/18 - 2/28/19
There have been reports of troll sightings in the woods of The Morton Arboretum! Six colossal creatu...More!

Cross-Country Ski and Snowshoe Rentals

1/1/19 - 2/28/19
Seasonal rentals of cross-country skis and snowshoes are available at the Visitor Center. Visitors c...More!

Gnome Hunt

1/1/19 - 2/28/19
The animals may be hibernating, but the Children’s Garden still has gnomes. Children and families a...More!

Winter Play

1/1/19 - 2/28/19
The Children’s Garden is open for wintertime fun. Discover activities to complement the day such as...More!

Pork Chop Friday Lunch at Perry's Steakhouse & Grille

1/1/19 - 12/31/19
A lunch cut of our Perry’s famous pork chop is served with whipped potatoes and homemade applesauce ...More!

Social Hour at Perry's Bar 79

1/1/19 - 12/31/19
Enjoy $9 hand-crafted cocktails, $9 perfectly shareable bar bites and great prices on fine wine and ...More!

Sunday Supper at Perry's Steakhouse & grille

1/1/19 - 12/31/19
Come by with the family from 4 to 9 PM for our Pork Chop Sunday Supper. Begin with an enticing, sati...More!

Arbor Reading Adventures

1/2/19 - 2/27/19
This popular and interactive story time includes nature-based stories, crafts and an adventure walk ...More!

Winter on the Farm

1/3/19 - 2/25/19
There’s always work to do on the farm, and this time of year we’re busy sharpening and repairing too...More!

Gnome Globes

1/5/19 - 2/24/19
Create a keepsake gnome globe to celebrate the hidden gnomes in the Children’s Garden. This unique w...More!

Sunday Brewery Tours

1/6/19 - 5/26/19
Come out and smell the smells, see the shiny equipment, ask questions and sample some of the lusciou...More!

The Rock Cafe

This popular exhibit features 3 meals made of stone.

Warning: Eating rocks leads to brok...More!

Forest Therapy Walks (1 hour 45 min)

1/12/19 - 3/23/19
Participants will experience the healing and wellness-promoting effects of Shinrin-Yoku, the practic...More!

Tree Stories Memory Lab

1/15/19 - 2/22/19
People can preserve their memories in the digital world by joining the Sterling Morton Library for ...More!

Winter Hike and Yoga

1/16/19 - 2/21/19
Participants will focus on total body health and well-being with a short hike outdoors, followed by ...More!

Enchanted Railroad

1/18/19 - 2/24/19
The Enchanted Railroad pulls into The Morton Arboretum this January. The intricate model railroad wi...More!

Heart's Desire: Reflections on Love & Marriage

1/18/19 - 3/17/19
When Cupid’s arrow strikes, the love that grows is celebrated and communicated through a variety of ...More!

Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood: A Grr-ific Exhibit

1/19/19 - 5/12/19
Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood: A Grr-ific Exhibit brings to life the themes presented in the award-win...More!

Tapas, Wine, and Sangria

1/25/19 - 7/31/20
Whether you're staying at the Drake Oak Brook Hotel or just passing through, we invite you to join u...More!

Begin to Draw Nature

1/26/19 - 2/23/19
Begin to Draw Nature Saturdays, January 26, through February 23, 9 a.m.–noon $162 Learn the basic...More!

Defiance by John Patrick Stanley

1/31/19 - 3/3/19
Power, love and responsibility – who owns it, who wants it and who deserves it. A 1971 Marine Corps ...More!

Basic Nature Photography

2/2/19 - 2/23/19
Participants will learn how to move beyond shooting in automatic as well as how to adjust their came...More!

Beginning Beekeeping

2/7/19 - 2/28/19
Participants will join an experienced beekeeper and explore the history of beekeeping, bee anatomy, ...More!

Mamma Mia!

2/7/19 - 4/14/19
The international megahit Mamma Mia! uses the greatest songs of ABBA to tell a hilarious story of ma...More!

Mardi Gras Food Menu at Pints Elmhurst

2/13/19 - 3/5/19
Our Mardi Gras Menu runs through Fat Tuesday (March 5th). Stop by to enjoy one of our delicious Caju...More!

Nature at Night Hike

2/14/19 - 3/14/19
Whether the moon is peeking through the clouds or the stars are shining freely, a winter evening rev...More!

Early Spring Migration: Birds on the Move

2/16/19 - 3/9/19
Spring bird migration begins earlier than most people realize. Many species are already on the move ...More!

The Whole World a Bauhaus

2/16/19 - 4/20/19
This internationally traveling exhibition celebrates the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Ba...More!

A Blueprint for the Beloved Community

As a scholar, author and ordained minister, Brad R. Braxton explores the intersection of religion an...More!

The Craftsman Coffee Classes: Hands on Espresso and Milk Preparation 101

Come join us for full hands-on experience on our 3 group La Marzocco Linea espresso machine. Attende...More!

Sips with a Scientist: Fire and the Forest Floor

Attendees are encouraged to grab a grown-up hot chocolate and get “the dirt” on soils from Arboretum...More!

Stretch and Sip

For ultimate relaxation, participants can join in an hour of peaceful yoga stretches followed by sip...More!

The 52nd annual Elmhurst College Jazz Festival

2/21/19 - 2/24/19
Chicago magazine once hailed the Elmhurst College Jazz Festival as “one of the best buys for your ja...More!

A Cultural History of Wilderness

2/21/19 - 2/28/19
What exactly is wilderness? Author and former wilderness National Park Ranger Cindy Crosby will look...More!

Design a Meditative Garden

2/21/19 - 2/28/19
Create a garden space that offers rest and renewal. This class will cover visual cues that help to c...More!

All About Pearls

Gemologist Sakina Bharani presents the whole spectrum of pearls, including the growth process of nat...More!

Brookfield Zoo’s Winter Wine and Whiskey Fest

Come out of your winter hibernation and warm up at Brookfield Zoo’s Winter Wine and Whiskey Fest. Th...More!

Family Day Workshop

We invite you and your family to participate in hands-on art activities inspired by the Bauhaus and ...More!

Tailes and Ales and Wine Too!

Bring your friends and have a fun night of drinks, food, live music, raffles and more. Admission pri...More!

Birdhouse Workshop

2/23/19 - 2/24/19
Learn about birds and decorate a wooden birdhouse to take home. This workshop will also allow time t...More!

Elmhurst City Centre - Restaurant Week

2/23/19 - 3/2/19
Come Discover Our Diverse Eateries! Enjoy Specials and Featured Dishes! Try Something - or - Some Pl...More!

McCormick House Tour: From the Bauhaus to Our House

Learn about the history and unique design of the McCormick House (1952) by Mies van der Rohe. This d...More!

You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown

2/28/19 - 6/15/19
Drury Lane Theatre for Young Audiences presents Your a Good Man, Charlie Brown. Based on the beloved...More!

NIU Esports Cafe Grand Opening

You're invited to check out our cafés at one or both of our grand openings. We hope you'll join us f...More!

Troll Hunt

3/1/19 - 4/30/19
Troll sightings have been reported in the woods of The Morton Arboretum! Six colossal creatures and ...More!

Artists Talk: Assaf Evron and Claudia Weber

Hear from Chicago-based artists Assaf Evron and Claudia Weber about their site-specific installation...More!

Classical Delights

One of the greatest musical creations ever to emerge from the human mind, Mozart's symphony No. 14 (...More!

Dog Admission Day

Visitors can bring their dogs with them to hike the Arboretum’s 16 miles of trails. Dogs are not all...More!

Rock & Mineral ID

Geologist Sara Kurth presents an introduction to rocks and minerals. Learn to identify minerals thro...More!

Rockin' Jewelry for Kids

Children can make their own gemstone jewelry to keep. Choose two different types of jewelry to make ...More!

Cocoa in the Conifers

Join an Arboretum expert for a cup of hot cocoa and a winter stroll through the Conifer Collection. ...More!

Elmhurst's 23rd Annual St. Patrick's Day Parade

The best parade in Chicagoland, the Elmhurst St. Patrick’s Day parade is expected again this year to...More!

Kid's Cooking Class

Let the fun begin! Come join us for a Kids' Cooking Class. Executive Chef Liz will be teaching our a...More!

McCormick House Tour: From the Bauhaus to Our House

Learn about the history and unique design of the McCormick House (1952) by Mies van der Rohe. This d...More!

Wedding Showcase

Join us for this exciting event that focuses on this year’s top wedding trends and features Satin Ch...More!

Forest Therapy Walks (1 hour 45 min)

3/11/19 - 4/22/19
Experience healing and promote wellness with shinrin-yoku, the practice of bathing the senses in the...More!

Gender-Based Environmental Shame: A Problem for Everyone

Sarah Fredericks studies how guilt and shame affect the way we think and behave in response to envir...More!

McCormick House Tour: From the Bauhaus to Our House

Learn about the history and unique design of the McCormick House (1952) by Mies van der Rohe. This d...More!

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