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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 >

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    • Upcoming Events

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

      Wheaton Wedding Walk

      Wheaton Wedding WalkSaturday
      October 17
      11:00 am–3:00 pm
      Downtown Wheaton

      Visit local businesses that will help you prepare for that special day and be entered into a Grand Raffle! Find out more >

      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
      Note: Wheaton Train Station beginning Nov. 7

      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 will move to its cooler-weather location starting November 7. 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 >