Events and Programs

The Morton Arboretum is a passionate collection of people who resonate with the power of trees—a place to grow and discover a lifetime of memories.

The Morton Arboretum offers a variety of events for adults, kids, and families to enjoy. Race under a canopy of trees, enjoy live music and a glass of wine, hone your gardening skills, and much more. See the great events hosted by The Arboretum Store.

If you require any special accomodations for an Arboretum program or event, please contact the Arboretum at least two weeks in advance at or 630-968-0074 and press 0 to speak with the operator.


We’ve taken the season and turned it into a celebration—Fall Color Festival at The Morton Arboretum! See the world through a kaleidoscope of brilliantly-colored trees while enjoying grilled goodies and taffy apples, Trick or Trees, a Mystery Dinner at Thornhill, a Fall Color 5K run & walk, and much more.

See our full calendar of events


The Morton Arboretum welcomes new talent and event ideas!

 If you are interested in performing for our events or know an entertainer that would be great, please email We also love to hear your ideas for events you'd like to see here, feel free to share.