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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!

Disney's Beauty and the Beast

11/9/18 - 1/27/19
Based on the beloved Academy Award-winning Disney film, this nine-time Tony nominated musical contin...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!

Arboretum Yoga

1/7/19 - 2/5/19
Participants can improve their health and well-being by practicing yoga poses, breathing and meditat...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!

Winter Explorers (18–35 months)

1/22/19 - 2/12/19
This four-week outdoor adventure among the trees will connect kids with nature. Each day will includ...More!

Jarvis Hunt: Wheaton Roots, National Reach

Jarvis Hunt (1863–1941) left his architectural mark on DuPage County with Chicago Golf Club and many...More!

Winter Explorers (3–5 years)

1/24/19 - 2/14/19
This four-week outdoor adventure among the trees will connect kids with nature. Each day will inclu...More!

Seussical the Musical

1/25/19 - 2/9/19
Overshadowed Theatrical Productions presents its Kids & Family Show for 2019: Seussical the Musical!...More!

Drawing Eggs, Feathers, and Nests

1/25/19 - 2/15/19
Capture a unique collection of eggs, feathers, and nests in colored pencil or graphite. The Arboretu...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!

Glen Ellyn Restaurant Chili Cook Off for Charity

Don't miss the Inaugural Glen Ellyn Restaurant Chili Cook-Off.

Vote for your favorite chi...More!

Mayslake Hall Unseen Spaces Tour

Take a guided, behind-the-scenes tour (including stairs) of the hall’s basement, attic and collectio...More!

Seed Saving Workshop

Learn how and why to save seeds and get tips on seed starting. This workshop will include demonstrat...More!

Seed Swap

Browse a selection of seeds, and take home a variety to plant this spring. Bring leftover seed packe...More!

Husky Heroes

1/26/19 - 1/27/19
See Siberian husky sled pulling, skijoring, and speed demonstrations. Visit with the dogs and sled t...More!

Wheaton Restaurant Week

1/26/19 - 2/2/19
Enjoy Wheaton’s tastiest during Restaurant Week, the best week to visit Downtown Wheaton’s restauran...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!

Trumpet Glory

Thrill to an array of dazzling baroque works featuring glorious music for trumpets and a boldly imag...More!

Be Well, Be Swell in 2019: Gardening and Wellness with Shawna Coronado

Explore the connection between gardening and wellness in this special workshop featuring inspiring g...More!


Grammy-nominated guitarist, composer and performer Tommy Emmanuel will perform a special concert on ...More!

Castle After Dark

It’s time for the big kids to play! Join us for Castle After Dark, our exclusive 21 and over event! ...More!

Healthy, Hearty Soups

This program will focus on the health benefits of making heart-healthy soups at home and share ideas...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!

Chocolate, Cheese & Wine Tasting

Enjoy an evening of wine, chocolate and cheese tastings from around the world. The admission ticket ...More!

Behind the Collections: Art of the Sterling Morton Library

Discover the Sterling Morton Library's extensive botanical art collection in this program. Participa...More!

Dog Admission Day

Hit the Arboretum trails with a furry friend. The fee includes a stylish Arboretum dog bandana....More!

Lunar New Year Celebration Kick-Off Event

Ring in the Year of the Pig with special Lunar New Year offers and events!

Enjoy cultural...More!

Wonders of Winter

Try ice fishing, geocaching, snowshoeing and other outdoor winter fun. Then, warm up inside Mayslake...More!

Lunar New Year Celebration

2/2/19 - 2/17/19
Ring in the Year of the Pig with special Lunar New Year offers!

Exclusive Lunar New Year ...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!

Candlelight Yoga

Participants will melt away tension through poses, breathing and meditation with this restorative yo...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!

Hard Water Classic - Ice Fishing Tournament

Take part in the only competitive ice fishing tournament in DuPage, and then stick around for door p...More!

Rock and 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!

Westmont Winter Beer Fest

Winter Beer Fest will feature craft brewers from the Chicagoland area! Ty Warner Park will host brew...More!

Chocolate Weekend

2/9/19 - 2/10/19
Enjoy chocolate and explore its connection to the natural world at this annual event. Visit, taste a...More!

Japanese Papermaking Workshop

Participants will learn to create unique handmade paper that can be used to make personalized noteca...More!

Two Brother's 11th Annual Valentine's Day Dinner

This private dinner features a pre-fixed 7-course meal with appetizers, paired with exclusive beers ...More!

Valentine’s Dinner at The Morton Arboretum

2/14/19 - 2/15/19
Celebrate Valentine’s Day with someone special in the Ginkgo Restaurant. Dine on an elegant five cou...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!

Bird Walks

Search the woods, fields and edges of the Arboretum for birds. Participants will walk with an expert...More!

Cocoa in the Conifers

Participants can join an Arboretum expert for a cup of hot cocoa and a winter stroll through the con...More!

Lecture: Margret Kentgens-Craig

On the occasion of this traveling exhibition and the 100th anniversary of the Bauhaus, scholar Kentg...More!

Stained Glass Stories of The Thornhill Mansion

This program will feature stories of the unusual stained glass windows that decorate the beautiful F...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!

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!

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!

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