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NEW This Year: Curious George Makes An Appearance!

A limited number of autographed "Curious George Goes Fishing" books will be available for purchase.


Saturday, June 20 | 8-11A | Northside Park

Join the 25th Annual Fish O Rama!

Offered in cooperation with the Kiwanis Club of Wheaton, this is a fishing event you won't want to miss! Kids 15 and under, together with an adult, participate in an open fishing contest.

Registration is required for this free, catch & release event.

- For the enjoyment of all, fishing contestants entered in the contest are required to catch their own fish. Please do not share your catches with family and/or friends. 

- All ages (only kids 15 & under win prizes).

- All children must be supervised by an adult.

- Participants ages 16 to 64 must have a valid Illinois fishing license to participate.

- Concessions will be available (hotdogs, chips, drinks, etc).

- Bait will be available for purchase.

Printable Registration Form (PDF)

Register Online (It's Free!) >


Interested in more outdoor family fun?

NEW This Year:
Great American Camp Out

Location: Northside Park
Check in: Saturday, June 20 3-5pm
Check out: Sunday, June 21 7-8am

Join us for a campfire, tie dye activity, canoeing, a night hike, an evening swim, crafts, scavenger hunts, and more.

Set up your tent during check-in on Saturday from 3-5pm, then check out and clean up from 7-8 am on Sunday, June 21.

This event is for all ages.

Registered families will receive further details and families must bring all of their own camping gear (including tents).

Great American Family Campout FAQ’s (PDF)

Fee: $35/Residents; $44/Nonresidents
Price is per family; maximum 30 families.

Registration deadline is Monday, June 15 at 4 pm.

Register Online >



Why Camping Matters

Pitch a tent and campout for wildlife!

National Wildlife Federation’s Great American Campout is a summer-long celebration of camping as a way to connect with nature and wildlife. This year, top NWF supporters have agreed to donate $1 for every person who participates in the Great American Campout – up to $100,000! These donations will support our ongoing efforts to protect the great outdoors for all Americans.

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