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Spring Events in Chicago’s Western Suburbs


Spring Events in Chicago’s Western Suburbs

Briana Perrino-Barrett

Briana oversees our marketing department and provides one-on-one coaching sessions and regular training on our internal marketing technology and best ...

Briana oversees our marketing department and provides one-on-one coaching sessions and regular training on our internal marketing technology and best ...

Jul 15 5 minutes read

Spring is finally here! That means warmer weather, blooming flowers, and fun, outdoor activities. Everyone is anxious to get outside and find something enjoyable to do. Below are just a few of the many fun events taking place in the western suburbs this spring. 

Go Fly a Kite | Wheaton

Go Fly a Kite is a free event that encourages the community to go outside, enjoy spring, and fly kites! The event takes place on May 1 from 10:00AM to 12:00PM in Wheaton’s Graf Park. The first 100 families to arrive will receive a complimentary kite that they can use to fly that day. There will also be on-site kite sales available, or you can bring your own kite.

Stan’s Donut Truck will also be onsite ready to serve their delicious donuts. However, make sure to pre-order donuts ahead of time as there will be a limited number of donuts available for purchase*.

Wine on the Fox | Oswego

Sponsored by the one and only john greene Realtor, Wine on the Fox is a perfect opportunity to sample regional wines all while enjoying delicious cuisine and listening to live entertainment! The events takes place on Saturday, May 1 from 11:00AM to 8:00PM and Sunday, May 2 from 12:00 to 6:00PM in Hudson Crossing Park in Oswego. So, grab some lawn chairs, blankets, and a couple of friends and enjoy some ‘Wine on the Fox’!

This year’s event is 21 and up only. Must be 21 years of age and must provide a photo ID in order to consume wine. Tickets must be purchased in advance.

Downtown Naperville Chocolate Walk | Naperville

Everyone loves chocolate! Head on down to the 6th Annual Downtown Naperville Chocolate Walk on May 8. Each participant will receive a lanyard with a map of various Naperville shops and a tin used for gathering chocolate treats. At each stop on the map, you will experience a chocolate tasty treat that you can eat right then or stick in your tin and save for later. The chocolate isn’t even the sweet part! All of the proceeds will benefit 360 Youth Services programs to support local youth in need.

16th Annual Lilac Mutt Strut | Lombard

The Annual Lilac Mutt Strut is a fun event that you and your dog will enjoy! This 5K race is the perfect way to get outdoors with your pup and get some exercise. The event will take place on Saturday, May 15 at 8:00AM, and the race will start in front of the Lombard Park District Administrative Building. They are offering an in-person and a virtual registration option this year, so be sure to take a look at both options before registering for this event. An official race shirt is included with your registration, so make sure to register ahead of time here.

You can still participate in the event without a dog. Please also review their guidelines before attending the event.

Tails on the Trails | Lisle

Grab the pups and head over to The Morton Arboretum in Lisle for Tails on the Trails! Enjoy a nice walk through the Arboretum’s sixteen miles of hiking trails while spending some quality time with your furry friend. This event only happens twice a year, so make sure to reserve your dog and human admission passes today. The event will take place on Sunday, May 16 (and then again later on in the year in September). Make sure to read through their rules and guidelines before arriving with your pup.

Dogs are allowed on the grounds from 7:00AM till sunset. All dogs are $5 each.

4th Annual Spring Craft & Vendor Show | Bolingbrook

The 4th Annual Spring Craft & Vendor Show will take place at The Promenade in Bolingbrook June 4 through June 6. The event features over 40 local vendors, crafters, and artisans selling crafts, merchandise, and locally made goods. There will also be food and music to enjoy while shopping around! On Saturday, June 5, they are offering reptile and bugs crafts from 11:00AM to 1:00PM, and interactive education for youth with various types of insects, snakes, and lizards from 1:00 to 2:00PM. The following day they will have face painting from 2:00 to 4:00PM, so make sure to bring the kiddos along for the fun!

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