As spring breathes new life into DuPage County, there's an abundance of enriching experiences awaiting exploration. Whether you're seeking tranquility in nature or cultural immersion, DuPage County welcomes you to indulge in the joys of spring without spending a dime. Take a look at the list below!

DuPage County Forest Preserves
DuPage is a recreational playground, and at its core are the forest preserves. Beautiful in all seasons, trek across the trails and take in the views of blooming trees and plants, sunrises, or pastel-colored sunsets. Popular DuPage forest preserves include:

Illinois Prairie Path
Let's be honest — Chicagoland weather can be unpredictable in the spring. Regardless of the weather or your fitness level, the Illinois Prairie Path helps residents and visitors stay active year-round. The path is the first successful rail-to-trail conversion in the United States, spans over 40 miles in DuPage, and is a main artery connecting communities, quaint downtowns, forest preserves, and recreational trails.

Free Museums
Let your curiosity reign at one of many free DuPage museums, rich with history, extraordinary attention to detail, and compelling backstories.

Play at the Park
DuPage is home to several award-winning park districts with plentiful indoor and outdoor options. As the weather gets nicer, find an opportunity to visit one of them and create memories with loved ones in your local community. Make sure you also check out the numerous sensory gardens throughout DuPage. 

All Spring Victory at Home: 1941-1945, Elmhurst History Museum
All Spring Leapin' Lizards: 100 Years of Little Orphan Annie, Lombard Historical Society
5/4-5/5 Art in Wilder ParkElmhurst Art Museum
5/18 Sidewalk Art ContestWilliam L. Gregg House

Character Trail, Downtown Wheaton
4/18 Earth Day Celebration, Wheaton
4/27 Roselle Bockfest, Roselle
4/28 Sheep ShearingKline Creek Farm
5/4 Country in the Park, Downers Grove
5/4-5/19 Lilac Time FestivalLombard Park District

a spring day at Lilacia Park where people are smelling lilacs

Check our Calendar of Events, as new events are added weekly!