Welcome to Elmhurst, a city like no other!
Conveniently located just 16 miles west of Chicago's loop, this vibrant, tree-lined community offers thriving retail shops, fine dining, outstanding theatre and art, excellent museums, and a variety of events during the year. Elmhurst has its own Metra commuter rail station and is convenient to both O’Hare and Midway Airports, as well as major highways.
Elmhurst is a city rich with unique museums. Explore the Theatre Historical Society of America housed in the historic York Theatre and displaying photos, blueprints and artifacts. Discover the area’s rich history at the Elmhurst Historical Museum in downtown Elmhurst.
Visit beautiful Wilder Park, voted Best Suburban Park by Chicago Magazine. It connects to Elmhurst's museum campus that includes the Elmhurst Art Museum with its McCormick House designed and built by Mies van der Rohe, the Lizzadro Museum of Lapidary Art with extraordinary exhibitions of gems and gemstone carvings dating to the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644), and an impressive public library.
Just across the street, you can take a stroll through the arboretum at picturesque Elmhurst College, ranked 12th among Midwestern universities by U.S. News & World Report in 2012.
The following are a few of the events held annually in the City of Elmhurst. For information on other events in Elmhurst throughout the year, please visit our Events Calendar page or use the “Explore Elmhurst” tab at www.elmhurst.org.
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