shops, restaurants, services and more >

Discover all Downtown Wheaton has to offer! Spend a day out with friends, create cherished memories and find unique gifts for loved ones.
Browse the DWA business directory now >


discover special events coming up in Wheaton >

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.


in the Downtown Wheaton community >

We want to hear from you! Comment on a News item, send us a photo from an event, share News on Facebook. You ARE Downtown Wheaton.

LOOKING to make a CAREER MOVE? Check out our new
Jobs Board! >


get started now: download the DWA Business Guide >

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 >


and enjoy the difference our organization can make >

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 >


start using your member profile and tools today >

To access the DWA member marketing tools and your profile, simply log in here. >
Once in the system, you can:

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

Questions? See our FAQ >

  • Join DWA for this eventJoin Us for this and other events
  • Join DWA for this eventJoin DWA for this event
  • Leaving Wheaton Magazine onlineLeaving Wheaton Magazine online
  • FIND shops, services & moreFIND shops, services and more
  • BROWSE dining optionsBROWSE dining options
  • FIND shops, services & moreFIND shops, services and more
  • DWA will help you get startedDWA will help you get started
2 8 3 4 5 6 7
  • 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 >

  • November 16, 2015

    Dickens of a Christmas Wheaton Celebrations


    file-page1 (10)

    Downtown Wheaton has much to offer during the Holiday season! Be sure to mark your calendars with the following events:

    Dickens of a Christmas Visits with Santa

    • 11/28- 12/19, 10am to 1pm, Saturdays Only, Martin Memorial Plaza

    Dickens of a Christmas Carriage Rides

    • 11/28- 12/19, 12pm to 3pm, Saturdays Only

    Holiday Stroll

    • Saturday, 12/5
    • Hours will depend on individual store hours
    • Shoppers in Downtown Wheaton will be receiving a little holiday thank you from the Downtown shop owners this Saturday, December 5th during the Annual Holiday Stroll. 

    Read More >


    November 11, 2015

    Moore Toys & Gadgets- Neighborhood Toy Store Day, 11/14

    For families everywhere, this Nov. 14 is a designated Day of Play.

    Moore Toys & Gadgets in Wheaton will participate in Neighborhood Toy Store Day, an annual celebration in which independent toy shops kick off the holiday season with special events to introduce consumers to the benefits of shopping local.…
    Read More >


    November 9, 2015

    Downtown Wheaton Celebrates it’s Veterans!


    Here is a list of Downtown Wheaton Veteran’s Day events and specials:

    Egg Harbor Cafe

    • 11/11, US Veterans & Active Military Enjoy a Free Meal

    Ivy Restaurant

    • 11/11- 11/14, 10% of proceeds go to the Midwest Shelter for Homeless Veterans
    • Decorations provided by Dixie Devil Divers
    • Get your C-Rations, M.R.E.’s, & S.O.S.

    Read More >


    Wheaton French Market Moves Indoors

    The Wheaton French Market has moved indoors for the fall/winter season. You can now find your favorite vendors in the Wheaton Train Station-located at the corner of West ad Front Streets in Downtown Wheaton,- every Saturday from 8:30am to 1:30pm.

    Read More >


    Older Entries »

    • Upcoming Events

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

      Holiday Stroll

      Holiday StrollSaturday
      December 5
      11:00 am–8:00 pm
      Downtown Wheaton

      The shops and boutiques in Downtown Wheaton will be sharing the spirit of the season with complimentary holiday treats throughout the day from roasting chestnuts, cider tastings, eggnog, peppermints, Christmas cookies and other holiday treats. Complimentary carriage rides, carolers and other special activities will be featured throughout the day!

      Free Horse Drawn Carriage Rides

      Free Horse Drawn Carriage RidesSaturdays
      Nov. 28-Dec. 19
      12:00-3:00 pm
      Martin Memorial Plaza, Downtown Wheaton

      Tour Downtown Wheaton in festive style in our free horse-drawn carriage rides! Pull on your favorite holiday sweater and enjoy the ride. Note: spontaneous caroling may occur!

      Free Visits with Santa

      Free Visits with SantaSaturdays
      Nov. 28-Dec. 19
      10:00 am-1:00 pm
      Martin Memorial Plaza, Downtown Wheaton

      Visits with Santa! Calling all good girls and boys!: This is your chance to tell Santa what you want for the big day. He's making his list and checking it twice.

      Reindog Contest

      Gingerbread House ContestSaturday
      December 12
      11:00 am
      Downtown Wheaton

      Bring your pet decked out for the holidays: Santa himself will be the judge!

      For more details, see the DWA Signature Events page >

      "It's Like Coming Home" Gingerbread House Contest

      Gingerbread House ContestSaturday
      December 19
      12:00 pm
      Wheaton Library,
      225 N Cross Street,
      Downtown Wheaton

      For more details, see the Contest Rules >

      Winter Wheaton French Market

      Wheaton French MarketSaturdays
      8:00 am–2:00 pm
      Wheaton Train Station

      Come out and explore what is being offered at the Downtown Wheaton French Market, from fruit to flowers, from bacon to basil, from purses to petunias, shoppers are sure to find just what they need! NOTE: the French Market has now moved to its cooler-weather location. Find the market at the Downtown Wheaton Train Station from November 7 through the spring.

      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 >