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
Event includes fine arts and fine crafts, free
kids' art activities, live music and food.
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.
Experience the excitement of paddling the scenic Fox River while
enjoying this classic tradition that dates back to the 1960s.
Rental boats are available. St. Charles to Aurora (10 miles) starts
at 9 a.m.; Batavia to Aurora (6 miles) starts at 10 a.m.
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. June 1 and 15.
Join a Naturalist for a guided nature walk, and experience the beauty of summer on the Forest Preserve trails. No baby strollers. Registration required. June 1, July 20.
Fest raises money for restoration of the historic blue-and-yellow Andersonville water tower tank. Games are planned for all ages, such as classics like Fiskdam for smaller youngsters and Bags for bigger children. Participants may have their photos made in front of the tank.
Each Family Sunday includes short 20 minute tours, story time in the Hull-House Museum library and book sales, and activities and crafts for families connected to monthly theme. June 1; June 29; Aug. 3; Sept. 7.
Join Chicago photographer Matthew Austin to explore photography as a means of storytelling by making a pinhole camera and composing fleeting images throughout the museum’s indoor and outdoor spaces. Be inspired by the subject of the special exhibition, Ruth Gruber: Photojournalist before the exhibition closes. Reservations required: www.ilholocaustmuseum.org/events.
Enjoy traditional custard and a hilarious, science-themed improv show for kids from Storytown.