Jump into Spring with CircEsteem's 16th Annual Spring Circus featuring trapeze, gym wheel, acrobatics, juggling, clowning, stilt walking and trampoline performances by CircEsteem youth.
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 four Elmhurst museums (Elmhurst Art Museum, Wilder Park Conservatory, Elmhurst History Museum and Lizzadro Museum of Lapidary Art) to celebrate the 21st annual Elmhurst Museum Day. Park at one museum and ride a complimentary trolley to each location for free admission, exhibits, kids' activities and refreshments. Visit all four museums to be entered in a prize drawing.
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.
Parade 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.
This popular event features live music, food from local restaurants, beverages and a variety of other activities for the whole family. New this year, the Taste will host a second entertainment stage focused on showcasing the talents of local community groups. The stage will feature local dance, theater, karate, music and sports groups. Local businesses will also offer tips and demonstrations such as dog tricks, bike tricks and bike safety tips.
Features juried art, musical performances, an urban art installation, fashion show, food and drinks and art activities for kids.
Celebrate the arrival of the exhibit Origami in the Garden with live performances and activities inspired by Japanese culture. Activities will include origami folding and crafts in the Children’s Garden, performances by traditional Japanese Taiko drummers, the opportunity to try on kimonos, and demonstrations of ikebana, Japanese flower arrangement. Visitors can also take part in an origami-themed presentation.
Learn about children’s celebrations in Japan during this special weekend. Listen to koto harp and shakuhachi flute music, enjoy traditional folk tales and watch a tea ceremony. Kids of all ages can make projects to celebrate the traditional Girls' Day and Boys' Day—design a kimono-clad paper doll, create a miniature carp kite, construct an origami samurai helmet and more at family-friendly, hands-on stations. The schedule includes: members of the Urasenke Chicago Association: tea ceremony at 10:30 a.m.; Michael Gould: shakuhachi flute at 11:30 a.m.; Anne Shimojima: traditional storytelling at 12:30 p.m.; Chicago Koto Group: koto harp at 1:30 p.m.