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Millennium Art Festival

Chicago, Ill.


The three day festival features original artwork from more than 100 artists, tasty treats on-site and from neighboring restaurants, as well as live music and on-site art demonstrations.

When: 11 a.m.-6 p.m. May 30, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. May 31, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. June 1
Cost: Free

Deerfield Festival of Fine Arts

Deerfield, Ill.


Event includes fine arts and fine crafts,  free kids' art activities, live music and food.

When: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. May 31-June 1
Cost: Free; free parking

Do-Division Street Fest

Chicago, Ill.

Features food, crafts, live music and a huge sidewalk sale. Family Fun Fest activities include train rides, craft tent, face painting, the Toddler Zone, inflatables, mini golf, pony rides, inflatable jousting and a climbing wall. Plus boogie on down at the Pizano’s Pizza Family Stage.

When: 5-10 p.m. May 30, noon-10 p.m. May 31-June 1
Cost: $5 donation

LaGrange Pet Parade

LaGrange , Ill.


Featuring marching bands, kids showcasing their pets (participate and have a chance to win one of the many prizes), floats and clowns. Includes a Junior Grand Marshal and Honorary Pet Marshal. Visit website for participation registration.

When: 9:30-11 a.m.
Cost: Free

Family Twilight Adventure

The Morton Arboretum | Lisle, Ill.

Hike, do activities and roast marshmallows before going on a silent tram ride through the woods after dark. The May theme will be Turtles; the June theme will be Shadows.

When: 7-9 p.m. May 9 and June 13; 6-8 p.m. May 17 and June 7
Cost: $19, $16 members

Race Horses of the Sky

The Morton Arboretum | Lisle, Ill.

Meet Matt Wiesbrock in the Children's Garden as he showcases his racing pigeons and talks about his fascinating backyard hobby.

When: 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
Cost: Free with admission

Let's Dance!

McFetridge Sports Center (California Park) | Chicago, Ill.

Youth from the Chicago Park District's synchronized skating team, Chicago Skates, perform as part of a program that includes the AIT ensemble and guest stars such as 2014 Olympic Team Bronze medalist Jason Brown and 2011 U.S. Men's Champion Ryan Bradley.

When: 7 p.m.
Cost: $30, $60 VIP

National Geographic Explorers

Museum of Science and Industry | Chicago, Ill.

Kenny Broad, cave diver and environmental anthropologist, and Sarah McNair-Landry, adventurer, cinematographer, avid kite skier and the youngest person to reach both the North and South poles, will give guests a glimpse into their lives as National Geographic Explorers and answer questions. They will also sign autographs after the presentation.

When: 11 a.m.
Cost: Check website

Princess & Super Hero Party

Chop Shop | Chicago, Ill.

A red carpet entry awaits! Families enjoy balloon making, games, face painting, dancing and a photographer to grab shots of the guests with their favorite character. Plus live performances including Batman and Spiderman skits, Jake the Pirate leading a treasure hunt, Cinderella asking the kids to help her find her glass slipper, Ariel singing “Part of Your World” and Elsa singing “Let it Go!” Snacks and drinks provided.

When: 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
Cost: $30 adult/child pair; $50 adult/2 children

Circus in Progress

The Actors Gymnasium | Evanston, Ill.

Get a sneak peek at some of Chicago's new works of circus art. Professionals as well as advanced students will be featured.

When: 4:30 and 7:30 p.m.
Cost: $15

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