LW Reedy has been serving the Elmhurst community and surrounding areas since 1951. As the largest locally-owned real estate agency in Elmhurst, we have a passion for local news and events. Here’s our view of the community for this month, from our perch at 101 York in the heart of downtown Elmhurst.
May 2, 2015
Let’s start the month of May outside with the quintessential spring activity and head over to Wheaton to fly your favorite kite. From 10:00 am to 2:00 pm, the people of Wheaton are going to be trying to break their record of 843 kites in the air simultaneously. Bring your own, or purchase a kite there. Graf Park at 1701 Manchester Road opens at 10:00 am and the grand launch is at 11:00 am with kite demonstrations at noon and highest flying kite contest and Kids’ Mad Dash at 1:00 pm. Finally at 1:30 pm the Most Unique Kite Contest, as well as, the Candy Drop close out the fun. This one is fun for all ages.
May 2 and 3, 2015
After flying your kite, head over to Wilder Park in Elmhurst for the 19th Annual Art in the Park extravaganza of fine art, craft and design. Featuring over 100 artists with ceramics, fiber, glass, jewelry, painting and photography, this show is free. Food vendors will be there and the Elmhurst Art Museum will be open and free from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm both days.
May 2 through May 17, 2015
The lilacs are calling us to Lombard’s Lilacia Park at 150 South Park Avenue where over 800 lilac plants and 25,000 tulips will be at their most beautiful. Take a tour, shop the art and craft fair and sample a variety of treats. Check the website for a schedule of concerts and attractions.
May 14 through May 17, 2015
It’s good eating in Glen Ellyn this weekend as four days of music, food, carnival rides and a craft show comes to the Main Street Parking Lot, next to Giesche Shoes at 400 North Main Street. Check the website for a schedule of concerts and other activities that will be happening all weekend long. The event starts Thursday from 5:00 to 10:00 pm, Friday from 5:00 to 10:30 pm, Saturday from 12:00 to 11:00 pm, ending on Sunday when the festival is open from 12:00 to 8:00 pm.
May 17, 2015
All three Elmhurst museums will be open and free from 1:00 to 5:00 pm. With impressive exhibits and fun activities, people of all ages will find something of interest. Make sure you visit the new History of Elmhurst exhibit at the Elmhurst Historical Museum. A free trolly will run between the museums to make the day even more fun. Collect a stamp at all three museums and enter a drawing for great door prizes.
May 17, 2015
Get ready for the first race of the running season in Elmhurst. This run, which is sponsored by LW Reedy, is a family event that includes the Jessie White Tumblers, face painting, and free ice cream for all who attend. Bring the kids and walk or run. Register between 6:30 and 8:45 am at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 537 South York Street. The 5K starts at 9:00 am with an entry fee of $30 before May 16th and $35 after. The Kids’ 1 Mile Dash starts at 9:45 am for kids kindergarten to 8th grade with an entry fee of $15. The Pre-Packet Pick-up, hosted by LW Reedy, is May 13 through May 15, between 4:00 and 7:00 pm at the LW Reedy office at the corner of York Street and First Street.
May 25, 2015
The Elmhurst Chamber of Commerce & Industry, in cooperation with the City of Elmurst and the Veteran’s Organization of Elmhurst, will host the Memorial Day Parade in downtown Elmhurst. The parade steps off at 9:30 am in Elmhurst City Centre at Third and York Street, winding its way through Elmhurst to the Elmhurst Veteran’s Memorial in Wilder Park. There will be a Military Ceremony at Wilder Park following the parade.