Sponsored by the Education Foundation
of Downers Grove District 58

Friday, September 15 from 3:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.
Saturday, September 16 from 12:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.

Oktoberfest, held in downtown Downers Grove on Burlington Avenue between Main Street and Forest Avenue, is a two-day German themed celebration with live music, entertainment Kids Zone (Saturday only) offering German fare and seasonal beverages to celebrate the beginning of Fall. All proceeds from the event fund programs for District 58 schools. Visit 58foundation.org for more information.

2023 Elmhurst Craft Beer Fest
Sponsored by The Elmhurst Heritage Foundation
Saturday, September 16 from 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

The Elmhurst Heritage Foundation, the fundraising arm for the Elmhurst History Museum, hosts this event to benefit the educational programs and exhibits for the History Museum and the Churchville SchoolHouse. Just steps away from the Metra Station, the Elmhurst Heritage Foundation showcases dozens of local breweries on the beautiful grounds of the Elmhurst History Museum. Visit ElmhurstCraftBeerFest.com for more information.

Taste of Egypt
Sponsored by St. Mark Coptic Church
of Chicago in Burr Ridge

Saturday, September 23 from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Sunday, September 24 from 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

The annual Taste of Egypt festival is a weekend full of food, camel rides, inflatables, art, jewelry, crafts, and more at St. Mark Coptic Church (455 79th Street in Burr Ridge). Spend the day perusing authentic Egyptian souvenirs, and jewelry at Nefertiti’s Treasures while King Tut’s Kingdom will excite every child with face painting and crafts. Visit TasteofEgyptFestival.com for more information.

Artisan Market at the Lawn
Sponsored by the Oakbrook Center
Saturday, September 30 and Sunday,
October 1 from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Discover the best artisans in a variety of mediums at this 2-day open-air market at The Lawn at Oakbrook Center. Meet. Showcasing 60+ top Midwest artisans, shop the Midwest’s finest artisans in fashion, food, home goods and art. Visit OakBrookArtisanMarket.com for more information.

Hinsdale Wine Walk
Sponsored by Hinsdale Chamber of Commerce
Thursday, October 12 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Downtown Hinsdale

Participants at the 4th annual WineWalk will sample up to 12 different wines at various stops in Hinsdale. Stroll the streets with friends and neighbors and support local businesses. Visit HinsdaleChamber.com for more information.

Haunted Forest
Sponsored by the Westmont Park District
Saturday, October 21 from 3:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Smith Woods (200 59th Street in Westmont) will come alive for one very magical, mystical night! Participants will hop on a wagon ride that takes them from Diane Main Park through the terrifying woods path scenes followed by a walk through the wicked woods. Younger viewers should attend the “Little Monsters” showing from 3:00 pm. To 6:30 p.m. The “Sheer Terror” showing will begin at 7:00 p.m. Visit WestmontParks.org for more information.

Meet Me at The Fair: The Chicago
World’s Fairs in DuPage County

Sponsored by DuPage County Historical Museum
Open through April 13, 2024 Tuesday – Saturday

Visit the DuPage County Historical Museum in Wheaton to explore expositions and world fairs from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Meet Me at the Fair: The Chicago World’s Fairs in DuPage County looks at the ways in which these two expositions in Chicago impacted DuPage County residents by exploring the various advancements of art, architecture, social issues, agriculture, and technology that were happening during these points of time. Visit DuPageMuseum.org to for more information.

Of the Earth
Sponsored by the Morton Arboretum
Exhibition through spring 2025

Visit the Morton Arboretum to see five large-scale sculptures fashioned from reclaimed tree branches and other natural materials by Polish American artist Olga Ziemska. As the newest outdoor exhibition at The Morton Arboretum,the sculptures range in size from 5- to 14-feet tall and 45 feet in length. Visit MortonArb.org for more information.