Join the Evanston Parks & Recreation Division for the inaugural Marshmallow Drop on Friday, March 30, 11 a.m. to noon, at James Park!

A blizzard of thousands of marshmallows will be dropped from a helicopter, with three separate drops for different age groups:

  • Ages 4 years and under (must be accompanied by an adult)
  • Ages 5 to 8 years
  • Ages 9 to 12 years

Children are encouraged to bring their own baskets to collect marshmallows, and prizes will be given for marshmallows collected. This is not a competitive event, but there will be one “magic” marshmallow in each drop. Whoever finds the marshmallow in each age group will win an age-appropriate grand prize.

The event is free and open to the public. Any leftover marshmallows will be cleaned up following the event.

For more information, please email Melissa Parker at