Celebrating "Blues by the Lake," the world's largest free blues festival showcases performers on five stages playing to over 500,000 blues fans proving that Chicago is the "Blues Capital of the World." Renowned artists such as Betty Lavette, Aaron Neville, Nikki Hill, the Carolina Chocolate Drops and Dr. John are among the list of headliners at this year's festival.
Celebrate National Dairy Month and enjoy a farm style breakfast
featuring plenty of dairy items. There will be farm tours,
demonstrations, hay rides, and hands-on activities throughout the
Festival kicks off with a Fitness Boot Camp for mom,
followed by a Mr. Bubble's Bubble Show for the kids. At
Noon, indie-family musician Justin
Roberts and the Not Ready for Naptime Players will hit the stage,
head-bopping and performing all their silly-clever songs from their
Grammy-nominated CD, Recess. Both days have a full musical
line-up from Chicago-area indie-musicians as well as activities for
the kids, including art activities, art demonstrations and
gardening work shops
Children and families can participate in fun and engaging activities like: how to plant seeds in take-home containers, create green-inspired artwork, tour the park gardens and take a tree identification walk. The fair features a who's who of green-orientated service providers, businesses, and groups in Chicago - all of which will offer information and presentations on sustainability.
Visitors will journey back to the 18th century
during this free, two-day family festival sponsored by the Forest
Preserve District of Will County. Re-enactors representing
voyageurs, Natives, colonists and soldiers relive the fur-trade
era. Activities include canoe racing, black-powder musket
demonstrations and tomahawk throws. Live period music is ongoing,
and crafts and food will be available for
Event features parade, carnival, music, craft fair, family
activities, horse-drawn wagon tours, tour of the 1907 Hydraulic
Power Plant, food and entertainment.
Juried art fair features works of
250 artists in various
mediums, plus a music stage, kids'
art, activities at the Children's
Corner, garden walk, food court, and
Features food, music, arts and crafts, carnival rides and
more. On Saturday the fest is the end location of Chicago's annual
Puerto Rican Day Parade on Division Street.
Humboldt Park's Puerto Rican community celebrates the 35th
anniversary of the People's Parade along Division Street.
This show features a wide variety of fine art, musicians, a
children's art area and food vendors.