Climb into the seat of a real tractor, talk to farmers and learn
about farming at this event for kids and families.
Naper Settlement becomes a Civil War Encampment where visitors
can meet famous characters of the past and become immersed in
history. A battle is held each day at 2:30 p.m.
Join three Elmhurst museums (Elmhurst Art Museum, Elmhurst
Historical Museum and Lizzadro Museum of Lapidary Art) to celebrate
International Museum Day. Park at one museum and ride a
complimentary trolley to each location for free admission,
exhibits, kids' activities and refreshments. Visit all three
museums to be entered in a prize drawing.
Dozens of free activities to thousands of participants.
All designed to encourage people of all ages and backgrounds to get
active, have fun and try new things.
Music, festival favorites, local vendors at the Merchant Square,
and interactive games and entertainment. Special events include
Chicago Kids Day, a celebration of health and wellness, and the
Chicago Pet Pageant and Expo.
includes local marching bands, folk dancers, singers and various
Scandinavian groups in national costumes. Plus pre-parade
entertainment, activities for children and vendors.
Enjoy two days of ethnic folk music and dance, a wide
range of food, unique arts and crafts, international games,
children's events, a merchandise bazaar, and dozens of cultural
booths and displays.
All animals welcome in Pet Parade (1/4 mile); prizes for
best dressed, most exotic, most original, smallest/largest pet.
Plus, dog contests (Woof Off, Look-A-Like, Best
Tail Wagger, and Hot Dog Relay), pet-friendly vendors,
raffles and demonstrations. All dogs must be on a leash and all
vaccinations current. Pet Parade registration 1-1:30 p.m.;
dog contest registration, 1-2 p.m.
Listen to music, enjoy traditional folktales, and
watch a tea ceremony. Kids of all ages can make projects to
celebrate Girls' Day and Boys' Day, including design a kimono paper
doll, create a miniature carp kite, construct an origami samurai
helmet, and more at family-friendly hands-on
See how wool is sheared and witness the process that eventually
turns wool into clothing items. Sheep-shearing demonstrations are
at 1 and 3 p.m.