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
Includes a butterfly release, face paint, paint-your-own butterfly canvas, and fun activities for kids and families. Check website for details.
The Chicago Botanic Garden, in partnership with the
Friends of the Chicago River, invites families to participate in
the Father's Day Canoe Adventure. Join Bob Kirschner, the Garden's
aquatic biologist, as he guides you through the lakes and explains
our nationally-recognized shoreline restoration program. Herons,
ducks, small fish and maybe a few turtles and frogs will greet you
as you canoe through their watery habitat. The Father's Day Canoe
Adventure is for paddling enthusiasts of all skill levels.
Instructions, canoes, life jackets and paddles will be
provided. For more information or to purchase tickets
visit www.chicagobotanic.org/school or call (847)
Kids receive instruction on baiting a hook, tying a knot, casting and how to handle and return fish to the water, plus practice catch and release fishing in a stocked lake.
Sample the action without having to invest in a fishing permit. On Friday, receive a voucher good for a free one-hour boat rental (excludes paddle boats); on Saturday, receive a box of night crawlers; and on Sunday, receive one free fishing pole rental. Regular rules and regulations still apply on boat rentals, such as a cash deposit and valid driver’s license.
Features a celebration of Hispanic culture,
authentic cuisine, refreshments, music, and dancing. The
festivities include local musical talent along with Hispanic
artists and artisans and their eclectic works. June 7-8 and
Staff will perform bike inspections, discuss safety tips for bike riding and go over the rules of the road. Kids can get helmets checked for a safe fit, or be fitted and given a helmet to take home for free.
An event-filled weekend of fun and festivities. A portion of every sale made June 14-June 29 will be donated to the Ronald McDonald House near Lurie Children’s Hospital. Guests are encouraged to RSVP at (312) 475-9620 or visit www.drseussgallery.com for more info.
Enjoy a catered dinner, games, geocaching, roasted marshmallows and a sing-a-long. Awake in the morning to a continental breakfast and tour of select historic buildings before the gates open to the public.