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Discover all Downtown Wheaton has to offer! Spend a day out with friends, create cherished memories and find unique gifts for loved ones.
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Whether you are looking for a Signature Downtown Wheaton Association event or one hosted by one of our members, check out our Calendar of Events for the latest activities, openings and celebrations.


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The DWA will guide you through the steps of opening a business in downtown Wheaton. The DWA Business Guide includes local demographics and statistics, information on applying for grants, links to online applications and more >


online with the DWA's easy online applications >

Use these simple online forms to apply for a Retail Business Grant or a Façade Improvement Grant. The DWA will contact you with follow-up information. General questions? Contact us to ask a DWA expert.


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Browse business spaces that are currently available for rent or purchase in downtown Wheaton. Contact us for further assistance in finding the property that's right for your specific location, size and layout requirements.


to support your downtown Wheaton business >

The Downtown Wheaton Association was founded to maximize business opportunities and foster pride in downtown Wheaton. Discover how our expertise in marketing and community building can help your business grow >


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As a DWA member, extensive benefits and marketing tools are at your disposal, including an enhanced listing in our directory, calendar postings, possible inclusion in Shoppers' Club enews, jobs board postings and more. Become a member >


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Once in the system, you can:

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  • post a job, and more

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  • Featured Business

    Frocks and Frills Vintage
    Vintage: one-of-a-kind, historical and a sole survivor! This is exactly what you will find in Downtown Wheaton’s Frocks and Frills Vintage, a shop with a museum feel but completely touchable and purchasable. Lindsay, the owner, takes great care in all of her items, cleaning and repairing the pieces before putting them up for sale. More >

  • October 1, 2015

    Featured Business: Frocks and Frills Vintage

    Vintage: it’s not old, outdated, damaged or whatever you may associate the word with, it’s one-of-a-kind, historical and a sole survivor. This is exactly what you will find in Downtown Wheaton’s Frocks and Frills Vintage, a shop with a museum feel but completely touchable and purchaseable.…
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    A Reflection on Vintage Rides- Video

    Whether you have attended Vintage Rides or have simply heard about it, this is a video everyone is sure to enjoy. It perfectly captures the hometown feel of Downtown Wheaton and how a simple event can magically transform a day from “work time” to “your time”.…
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    2015 Wine of the Year- Lynfred Winery Oktoberfest

    Wine of the YearCongratulations to Lynfred Winery, winner of the 2015 Wine of the Year, Oktoberfest! Lynfred featured this wine at Wheaton’s Wine and Cultural Arts Festival on September 19th. Attendees were asked to vote on their favorite wine from the event. Oktoberfest is a blend of 60% Riesling and 40% Gewurztraminer with a pale straw color.…
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    September 30, 2015

    Wheaton Wedding Walk, October 17th

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    Downtown Wheaton

    Saturday, October 17th



    Brides, before you step down the aisle, make your destination the Wheaton Wedding Walk on Saturday, October 17th.  Spend the day visiting the many specialty shops and boutiques that offer a variety of wedding services from wedding gowns and custom floral designs to wedding cakes, travel and hotel accommodations, inviting reception venues (such as Ivy and Suzette’s Creperie and The Cellar Bistro) ,and invitation designs and specialty printing. …
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    • Upcoming Events

      For a complete listing, please view our calendar of events >

      Boo-Palooza: Downtown Trick-or-Treat

      Downtown Trick-or-TreatSaturday
      October 31
      10:00 am–1:00 pm
      Downtown Wheaton

      Bring the kids to this fun, safe Trick-or-Treat tradition in downtown Wheaton. Visit participating shops and businesses where children may collect their prized treats of the season. Maybe you’ll discover a new place that you’d like to “treat” yourself to soon!

      Halloween Costume Contest begins at 10:00 am, followed by the Pet Costume Contest and other activities in Martin Memorial Plaza. Trick-or-Treating at participating Downtown Wheaton businesses until 1:00 pm.

      Chili Cook-Off

      Chili Cook-offSaturday
      November 7
      1:00–5:00 pm
      Participating Downtown Wheaton Businesses

      Just in time! Our area restaurants know how to take the chill out of the air. Join us for this delicious celebration of fall! Some like it hot…some like it not. Let us know how YOU take your chili when you vote for your favorite selection!
      Tickets will be available at the DWA office (108 E. Wesley Street, Wheaton) and at the participating restaurants.

      Wheaton French Market

      Wheaton French MarketSaturdays
      8:00 am–2:00 pm
      Main and Liberty Streets, Downtown Wheaton

      Come out and welcome back your favorite vendors from last summer. Explore what will be offered this French Market season, from fruit to flowers, from bacon to basil, from purses to petunias, shoppers are sure to find just what they need!

      Vendors: Contact Leslie Cahill, French Market Mgmt., at 312.575.0286 or ccbcec@sbcglobal.net for questions.

      For more details, see The DWA Calendar of Events >