Special Events

Special Events

Over the course of a year, the Department of Public Works is responsible for setting up work zone barricades for 90 special events, like Ribfest. This amounts to 5,000 devices set up annually.

The End of Summer

The End of Summer

Naperville's annual Last Fling is a festival that celebrates the end of summer and the onset of fall through music, food and family friendly activities.

Festivals and Parades

Naperville is home to a number of annual festivals and parades attracting people both local and from nearby cities and states.

  1. Plant a Fruit Tree Guild 

    Volunteer to help The Resiliency Institute plant a fruit tree guild at Naperville Community Gardens to grow community food security.

    Naperville Community Gardens
    811 S West Street
  2. Arbor Day Tree Sale 

    This popular annual tree sale gives residents the chance to beautify their property

    Public Works Service Center
    180 Fort Hill Drive
  3. Renaissance Faire at DuPage Children's Museum 

    Join the DCM, and friends from the Bristol Renaissance Faire, for a rollicking romp back in time

    DuPage Children's Museum
    301 N. Washington St.
  4. National Prescription Drug Take Back Event 

    Rid your home of unneeded or expired prescription or over-the-counter medication by safely disposing of them at the Naperville Police Department's medication disposal event.

    Naperville Police Department
    1350 Aurora Avenue
  5. Plant a Fruit Tree Guild on Arbor Day 

    Volunteer to help The Resiliency Institute plant a fruit tree guild at the City of Naperville Municipal Center to grow community food security and celebrate Arbor Day!

    Naperville Municipal Center
    400 S Eagle Street
  6. Tiny Great Performance: The Last Dragon, A Heroic Puppet Comedy 

    Jabberwocky Marionettes presents a comedy adventure featuring brilliant onstage bits, original music with live sound, and handmade marionettes at DuPage Children’s Museum.

    DuPage Children's Museum
    301 N. Washington St.
  7. Tiny Great Performance: The Last Dragon, A Heroic Puppet Comedy 

    Jabberwocky Marionettes presents a comedy adventure featuring brilliant onstage bits, original music with live sound, and handmade marionettes at DuPage Children’s Museum.

    DuPage Children's Museum
    301 N. Washington St.
  8. Climate Science and Tomorrow's Forecast 

    Join WGN-TV Chief Meteorologist Tom Skilling and others for an interactive discussion and town hall.

    Naperville Central High School Auditorium
    440 W. Aurora Ave.
  9. Tiny Great Performance: The Last Dragon, A Heroic Puppet Comedy 

    Jabberwocky Marionettes presents a comedy adventure featuring brilliant onstage bits, original music with live sound, and handmade marionettes at DuPage Children’s Museum.

    DuPage Children's Museum
    301 N. Washington St.
  10. Woodland Garden Tour 

    Join Ellyn, The Resiliency Institute's Bioregional Herbalism instructor, as she shares her journey and lessons learned restoring 2 acres of woodlands/wetland.

    Ellyn's Home
  11. Breath, Meditate, Be Happy! 

    Breathing process to calm your mind and breath and relax and rejuvenate

    Sheraton Lisle Naperville
    3000 Warrenville Road