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.
July 3, 2016
Enjoy samples of all that Oak Brook restaurants have to offer starting at 4:00 pm. Visit the Prince of Wales Field at 2606 York Road in Oak Brook and gain free admittance with a parking fee of $10. Don’t forget to bring the kids for balloon artists, face painting, and the petting zoo. Food and beverages, as well as, some of the children’s activities will be purchased with tickets.
Participating restaurants include Gibsons Steakhouse, Kona Grill , Labriola Bakery Café, McCormick & Schmick’s, Novi’s Beef, Paul’s Pizza & Hotdogs, Pinstripes, Real Urban Barbecue , Shree, and Tuscany. The Taste of Oak Brook will conclude with music from several local groups and a spectacular fireworks display.
July 10, 2016
Polo originated in 1892 as a way to improve an officer’s horsemanship skills. The sport rose in popularity in the late 1800s and early 1900s. In 1949, the Illinois National Guard organized an indoor league at the Chicago Avenue Armory, now the Museum of Contemporary Art. Fast forward to current times and horses still pound the dirt in polo matches at the Oak Brook Polo Club at 2606 York Road in Oak Brook. The schedule of events starts at 10:00 am with a Champagne Brunch. The gates open at 1:00 pm. The Polo festivities start at 2:00 pm with the featured match beginning at 3:00 pm Tickets start at $10 each.
July 12, 19, and 26, 2016
Come to the Elmhurst History Museum on Tuesdays, July 12, 19, or 26 for a fun afternoon featuring crafts and games. Enjoy a picnic lunch on the lawn at 11:30 am. The Museum will provide complimentary juice boxes and treats for kids aged three to 12 when accompanied by a caregiver. The museum is located at 120 E. Park Avenue in Elmhurst. The cost is free to members and $3 for non-members.
July 17, 2016
Get up close and personal with a wide assortment of animals at the DuPage County Fairgrounds located at 2015 Manchester Road in Wheaton. Admission is $5 and parking is free. The expo starts at 10:00 am and runs until 3:00 pm.
July 22, 2016
Join the fun and watch the 4th Annual Elmhurst’s Cycling Classic, which starts and finishes at Wilder Mansion on Prospect Avenue. If you want to do a little biking yourself, join the Olympia Chiropractic Family Fun Bike Parade at 6:10 pm and ride the professional course before the professionals take the track. Decorate your family’s bikes because prizes will be awarded for the best-themed riders at the finish line, and enjoy the crowds’ cheers as you ride the 1.2 mile course around Elmhurst College. Register early and ride for free or register on the day of the ride and pay $5 per rider. Check-in and day-of registration will take place at the Wilder Mansion north parking lot between 3pm – 5:50pm.
July 27, 2016 – July 31, 2016
Visit the DuPage County Fair Grounds and take in all the sights and smells of a real old-fashioned county fair with great food, music, one-of-a-kind attractions, rides and animals. The Fair Grounds is located at 2015 Manchester Road in Wheaton. Click here for ticket information. Parking is free. Hours run from 8:00 am to 10:00 pm Wednesday through Saturday. Hours on Sunday are 8:00 am to 10:30 am.