Bensenville Spring Carnival
3:30-10 p.m. May 17
3:30-11 p.m. May 18
Noon-11 p.m. May 19
Noon-8 p.m. May 20
1000 W. Wood St., Bensenville
$30 daily pass, $60 mega pass for unlimited rides for four days
The Spring Carnival will feature carnival rides, entertainment, food vendors, beverage tent, live music, games and more. Mega passes can be purchased at a number of locations including the Bensenville Park District office, 1000 W. Wood St.; Public Library, 200 S. Church Road; and Village Hall, 12 S. Center St. Individual tickets or daily ride passes can be purchased at the carnival.
Taste of Glen Ellyn
5-10 p.m. May 17
5-10:30 p.m. May 18
Noon-10:30 p.m. May 19
Noon-7 p.m. May 20
Main Street in the Main Street Parking lot between Hillside and Duane in Downtown Glen Ellyn
The Taste of Glen Ellyn features live entertainment, great food and beverages, carnival rides, a craft festival and business expo. The Taste also will have a village fair and the Y Run 5K, Super Kid 1K and Fun Run. A carnival will be held in the Glenwood/Crescent parking lot.
Vintage Rides Car Show
Hale Street between Liberty and Willow, in downtown Wheaton
Classic cars, motorcycles and trucks of every make, model and year will be on display in a new location. The show will be held south of the train tracks to Hale Street between Liberty and Willow. A DJ will play music during the show. The show is a short walk from the Metra station and accessible by train.
Architectural Walking Tour
DuPage County Historical Museum, 102 E. Wesley St., Wheaton
$6 adults, $4 children
Celebrate Preservation Month with a tour of downtown Wheaton. The tour covers 1.5 miles including Memorial Park, Adam’s Park, City Hall, Front Street and Trinity Episcopal Church. Children’s tour includes a scavenger hunt. For more information, call 630-510-4941.
First Backyard Brew Fest
Alter Brewing Company, 2300 Wisconsin Ave., #213, Downers Grove
The first Backyard Brew Fest is a celebration of the community and the craft beer being produced in the Western Suburbs. Alter will be joined by other neighboring suburban breweries to showcase a growing beer scene that dwells in the shadow of Chicago. The event will highlight a local not-for-profit organization, Little Friends, Inc. All proceeds will be donated to Little Friends to help support their work to empower children and adults with special needs. For more information about the Brew Fest, call 630-541-9558.
Bites and Sites Food Tour
5th Avenue Station, Naperville
This guided, narrated downtown Naperville tour visits six food tasting locations in the historic downtown and train station area. All food tastings, enough for lunch, are included in the ticket price. Beside the food tastings, tour guides will dish up a side order of fun facts about the rich history of Naperville. Along the way, guides will point out architecturally significant buildings and hidden works of art, sculpture and murals. For more information, call (630) 347-6553.
Elmhurst Museum Day
Elmhurst History Museum, Elmhurst Art Museum and Lizzadro Museum of Lapidary Art
Jump on board the Explore Elmhurst trolley to visit all three Elmhurst museums for free admission, family friendly activities, exhibit tours, refreshments and more on the 22nd annual Museum Day, commemorating the important cultural value of museums to communities. The History Museum is at 120 E. Park Ave.; the Art Museum is at 150 S. Cottage Hill Ave.; and the Lizzadro is at 220 S. Cottage Hill Ave.
–DuPage County Calendar of Events May 16 – May 20–