Guests can stroll the Esplanade and shop for beautiful botanic-themed art and art made from plant materials. More than 90 juried artists will display their work including photography, paintings, ceramics, cement, metal, fiber, wood, jewelry and much more. Artist talks and family activities will be featured.
Enjoy carnival rides, a petting zoo and pony rides, picnic games, live music and food at Highland Park's Fourth Fest. Fireworks will be held at dusk at Wolter's Field.
Fest features live music, lots of ribs, arts & crafts and kids' area (on Saturday and Sunday afternoons).
Enjoy live music, food vendors, a carnival, bingo, Fourth of July fireworks and a car show at Oak Fest.
Frontier Days features family friendly activities, live music, a carnival, a Fourth of July parade and a craft market.
Enjoy hands-on activities related to Japanese gardens and culture, and make a take-home project. Different projects and activities are featured each week, including raking miniature dry gardens, trying chopsticks and practicing calligraphy. July 5 and 19.
Tour the prairie with museum staff to learn about the native environment and ecosystems of Illinois. July 5, Sept. 6.
Add bursts of color to a communal fireworks mural.
This award-winning group delivers a high-energy, play-along rock concert the whole family can enjoy.
Volunteers fire real steam locomotives on three different railroads to power passenger trains you can ride. There are many other displays, such as a 106-year-old steam powered electric generator, a working saw mill and all kinds of big machines. The turn-of-the-century sawmill will run throughout the celebration. The Museum's gift shop will be open and visitors can now purchase cool sodas and ice cream treats or lunch at the newly-restored vintage soda fountain and restaurant.