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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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SAVE THE DATE

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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 >

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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.


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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 >

DWA MEMBERS

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Once in the system, you can:

  • update your company profile
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  • post a job, and more

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  • Featured Business

    Bella Roba
    A high style bazaar with an eclectic mix of clothing, jewelry, accessories, antiques, decor, art and found items! More >

  • October 13, 2014

    Save the Date: 6th Annual Chili Cook-Off set for Sat., Nov. 1st in Downtown Wheaton

    ChiliCookOffPosterA2014 -1--page1Prepare your taste buds and grab your spoon for an afternoon of chili tastings in Downtown Wheaton on Saturday, November 1st.

    From homemade chili seasoned with everything from Jameson whiskey (Muldoon’s is famous for this!) to fire engine hot peppers, the variety of chilies are dished out from 1pm to 5pm.…
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    October 22, 2014

    Boo-palooza fun at Moore Toys & Gadgets this Saturday

    MT-logo-final-horiz-AI5Check out The Play Moore Studio at Moore Toys & Gadgets this Saturday, Oct. 25th from 10am to 1pm.   Fun activities will be taking place for all little ghosts, goblins and princesses!  Located at 107 East Front Street.

    Also check out Parent’s Night Out at The Play Moore Studio that same day at 6pm.…
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    October 21, 2014

    Boo-palooza! in Downtown Wheaton This Saturday, Oct. 25th

    Little ghosts and goblins will descend on Downtown Wheaton this Saturday, October 25th for trick or treating and family activities in celebration of Halloween.  A children’s costume contest (ages newborn to 17) will take place at 10am at Martin Memorial Plaza (located at Front Street and Main).  …
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    September 24, 2014

    Fizz56 Moscato the Winning Wine of Wheaton’s Wine and Cultural Arts Festival

    After tasting over 70 fine wines from around the world on Saturday, September 20th, attendees of Wheaton’s Wine and Cultural Arts Festival voted Fizz56 Moscato of Terlato Wines International (distributed by Southern Wine and Spirits as the winning wine of the day.  …
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    • Upcoming Events

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

      Wheaton Wedding Walk

      Wheaton Wedding WalkSaturday
      October 11
      Downtown Wheaton
      ATTENTION: Brides to be! Before stepping down the aisle, spend a day in Downtown Wheaton and delight in the many shops, boutiques and restaurants offering every bridal service from custom floral design to unforgettable wedding dresses, stationery, bridal party gifts and reception venues. Tickets for the day are just $10 per bride and includes one guest.

      For more details, see the Wheaton Wedding Walk page >


      Boo-Palooza! Downtown Trick-or-Treat

      Boo-Palooza! Downtown Trick-or-TreatSaturday
      October 25
      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! Beginning at 10:00 am by the fountain at Martin Memorial Plaza… bring your little ghosts and goblins downtown Wheaton to this new Halloween tradition. Featuring local celebrity judges, surprises galore and tons of fun for all age groups!

      For more details, see the DWA signature events calendar >


      Chili Cook-Off

      Chili Cook-offSaturday
      November 1
      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.

      For more details, see the DWA signature events calendar >


      Wheaton French Market

      Wheaton French MarketSaturdays
      April 19–Nov. 8
      8:00 am-2:00 pm
      South Main Street & East Liberty Drive

      Awarded West Suburban Living's 2013 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 November 8, 2014. Enjoy artisan baked goods, fine cheeses, bountiful flowers, fresh local produce, fashionable accessories, artwork and fun with your neighbors!

      For more details, see The DWA Calendar of Events >