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 mparker@cityofevanston.org.