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  • Featured Business

    Midwest Cyclery
    When you shop at Midwest Cyclery you can expect a long standing tradition of “service, reliability and value.” Aside from the sales of bikes, trikes, sleds, bike accessories and rentals, the shop also has a full service department offering tune-ups, fixing flats and other repairs. More >

  • September 13, 2016

    NEW EVENT: Witches of Wheaton, 10/15

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    What: Witches of Wheaton

    When: Saturday, October 15th 2:30-5pm, **Witches Party at 4pm

    Where: Downtown Wheaton

    Grab your friends and enjoy a festive day filled with witches hat decorating, photo ops, exclusive store & restaurant promotions and a special decorated witches hat contest afterwards!
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    August 12, 2016

    SAVE THE DATE: 8th Annual Chili Cook-Off

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    WHEN: Saturday, November 5th 1-5pm

    WHERE: Downtown Wheaton Restaurants

    $20/adult, $10/child

    PURCHASE TICKETS HERE: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/8th-annual-chili-cook-off-tickets-26844388288?aff=erelexpmlt

    Participating Restaurants:

    Brick’s Wood Fired Pizza

    Choun’s Restaurant

    Dry City Brew Works/ Steamboat BBQ (2016 2nd Place Critic’s Choice)

    El Zarape

    Emmett’s Brewing Co. (2016 1st Place People’s Choice)

    Front Street Cantina

    GIA MIA Pizza Bar (2016 3rd Place Critic’s Choice)

    Gino’s East

    Ivy Restaurant (2016 2nd Place People’s Choice, 2016 1st Place Critic’s Choice)

    Muldoon’s Irish Eatery (2016 3rd Place People’s Choice)

    OMG!
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    September 22, 2016

    Boo-Palooza- Downtown Wheaton Trick or Treat

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    FREE to attend and all are welcome!

    When: Saturday, October 29th, 10am to 1pm

    Where: Downtown Wheaton

    Don’t forget the costume contest begins promptly at 10am at Martin Memorial Plaza next to the fountains on Front Street!…
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    July 20, 2016

    Naperville Running Company Coming to Downtown/ Andrew’s Garden Announces Future,New Location

    Local running enthusiasts will not have far to go when it comes to finding the latest in running footwear and attire when the Naperville Running Company opens in Downtown Wheaton.  The store will be opening in the vintage train depot building located on Front Street between Main and Hale Streets.  …
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    • Upcoming Events

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

      Vintage Rides

      Wheaton Vintage RidesFridays
      May 20–Aug. 26
      6:00-9:00 pm
      Front Street

      Join us for a trip down memory lane and view these POWERFUL works of art! See the complete calendar for the featured era or model of the night, from muscle cars to country night.

      Taste of Wheaton

      Taste of WheatonThurs.–Sun.
      June 2–June 5
      Memorial Park

      The Annual Taste of Wheaton features four days of entertainment at the Memorial Park Band Shell as well as Tasty Eats from Local Restaurants & Traditional Festival Fare, Carnival Rides, Art in the Park, Cosley Zoo Run for the Animals 5K/10K & Zippity Zoo Run, Beer & Wine Garden and more! Don't miss this fun, family event and a chance to enjoy summertime Downtown Wheaton.

      Wheaton French Market

      Wheaton French MarketSaturdays
      April 16–Mid-Nov.
      8:00 am-2:00 pm
      South Main Street & East Liberty Drive

      Awarded West Suburban Living's Best of the West: BEST Farmer's Market Ranking! Wheaton's French Market has returned to Downtown Wheaton. It will be open every Saturday this spring, summer and fall, through mid-November. Enjoy artisan baked goods, fine cheeses, bountiful flowers, fresh local produce, fashionable accessories, artwork and fun with your neighbors!

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

      Independence Day Celebrations

      4th of JulySun. & Mon.
      July 3 & 4

      Wheaton's Annual Independence Day celebrations are eagerly awaited by community members and visitors alike. The Fireworks & Family Event will be held July 3, at Graf Park & DuPage County Fairgrounds: Fireworks Show begins at approx. 9:15 PM.

      Wheaton's 100th Annual 4th of July Parade will kick off at 10:00 AM on July 4th. It proceeds down Main Street and around the Downtown Wheaton loop. Perennial favorites include fire trucks, musical performances, decorated floats and more. Mark your calendar to attend!

      For more details, see The DWA Calendar of Events >