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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.


currently available in downtown Wheaton >

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:

  • update your company profile
  • add an event to the calendar
  • post a job, and more

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  • Featured Business

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  • March 15, 2015

    Vote for Your Favorite Downtown Wheaton Business Today

    Wheaton's Choice Award‘Wheaton’s Choice’ is the time for Downtown Wheaton businesses to shine!  You are invited to vote for your favorite Downtown Wheaton business using the Wheaton’s Choice Poll posted HERE.  Don’t delay: voting ends April 1st.  The winner of the Wheaton’s Choice Award will be announced at the Downtown Wheaton Association (DWA) annual membership meeting on April 22nd.…
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    March 9, 2015

    Celebrate Spring, Celebrate Easter on April 4th in Memorial Park

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    ‘Mad Hatter’ and Master of Easter Ceremonies, Jason Sandquist of Ivy Restaurant, is ready for this year’s Easter egg hunt in Memorial Park!

    Celebrate Spring, Celebrate Easter is the kick-off to the spring season in Downtown Wheaton.  On Saturday, April 4th, in Memorial Park, children are invited to participate in the annual Easter egg hunt.  …
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    March 13, 2015

    Congratulations to the Downtown Wheaton Winners of ‘Best of Wheaton’ Awards

    Last night’s Best of Wheaton Awards Gala, hosted by the Wheaton Chamber of Commerce celebrated Best of Wheaton Awards Logothe very best of Wheaton’s business community, including some Downtown Wheaton businesses.  Congratulations are in order to AlphaGraphics  for receiving the Business to Business Service of the Year award.  …
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    February 24, 2015

    Sign Up for Community Races in Downtown Wheaton Today!

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    • Upcoming Events

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

      Vote for Wheaton's Choice Awards

      Wheaton's Choice AwardsVoting ends Apr. 1
      Downtown Wheaton Businesses

      It's that time again! Our local businesses need your support in the annual Wheaton's Choice Awards. You are invited to vote for your favorite Downtown Wheaton business by April 1st.

      Don't delay, VOTE HERE! >

      Celebrate Spring / Celebrate Easter

      Celebrate Spring, Celebrate EasterSaturday
      Apr. 4
      10:00 am–1:00 pm
      Memorial Park & Participating Downtown Wheaton Businesses

      Join us for this annual celebration of Spring and Easter! The day begins at 10:00 am with the Easter Egg Hunt for the kids in Memorial Park, followed by the Easter Bonnet Contest at 10:30. From 12:00-1:00 pm, children are invited to “hop” around downtown Wheaton in search of treats and goodies.

      For more details, see The DWA Signature Events Page >

      Winter Wheaton French Market

      Wheaton French MarketSaturdays
      Nov. 8–Mar. 28
      9:00 am–1:30 pm
      Wheaton Metra Train Station, Front and West Streets, Downtown Wheaton

      Many of the same favorite vendors from the summer will be featured throughout the winter at the French Market's indoor location. Stop by and see them inside the train station as the air turns from brisk to cold! They have goods that will warm your heart.

      Note: the outdoor French Market will open on April 18th, just south of the train tracks, at Main and Liberty Streets. Come out and enjoy spring shopping outdoors!

      Vendors: Contact Leslie Cahill, French Market Mgmt., at 312.575.0294 or ccbcec@sbcglobal.net for questions.

      Vintage Rides

      Vintage RidesFridays, through the end of August
      Begins May 29
      6:00–9:00 pm
      Front St.

      Enjoy an evening out with the family, strolling Downtown Wheaton's Front Street, while admiring these powerful works of art. Each week hosts a new theme, so there's always something new to see!

      For more details, see The DWA Calendar of Events >