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Green Resources Fair

Chicago, Ill.

FREE  

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.

When: 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
Cost: Free

Butterfly Festival

Pick at Garden Patch Farms | Homer Glen, Ill.

Includes a butterfly release, face paint, paint-your-own butterfly canvas, and fun activities for kids and families. Check website for details.

When: 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Cost: Check website

Father’s Day Canoe Adventure

Chicago Botanic Garden | Glencoe, Ill.

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) 835-8261.

When: 9 and 11 a.m., 1 p.m. start times
Cost: $119 per canoe (plus parking); $89 for members; maximum of three participants per boat.

Get Hooked on Fishing

Lake View Nature Center | Oakbrook Terrace, Ill.

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.

When: 1-2:30 p.m. June 14 or 16
Cost: $15, $10 resident

¡Viva la Fiesta!

Brookfield Zoo | Brookfield, Ill.

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 15-16.

When: 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Cost: Free with admission

Grand Opening Event

The Art of Dr. Seuss Gallery | Chicago, Ill.

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.

When: 10 a.m.-9 p.m. June 14; 11 a.m.-6 p.m. June 15
Cost: Free

Under the Stars & Stripes Camp Out

Naper Settlement | Naperville, Ill.

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.

When: 5 p.m. Friday-10 a.m. Saturday
Cost: $30, $25 kids 4-12, $12 kids under 4

Civil War Family Day

DuSable Museum of African American History | Chicago, Ill.

FREE  

This history-packed day will be filled with riveting battle re-enactments; engaging historic character re-creations including Frederick Douglass, Harriett Tubman, and President Abraham Lincoln. In addition, a special recognition of “Juneteenth” will be observed and exciting family activities and Museum tours are on the schedule.

When: 11 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Cost: Free

The Fun House

Stage 773 | Chicago, Ill.

Stage 773 puts a spin on the traditional fundraiser with THE FUN HOUSE – a festival of FUN!, a benefit for the nonprofit venue June 14 from 3 p.m.-12 a.m. THE FUN HOUSE will feature family-friendly entertainment including music, face painting, a puppet show, interactive games, photo booth, and live performances from the Jesse White Tumblers , internet sensation Team StarKid, Camp Rhythm, and Stage 773’s very own Bri-Ko (winners of ‘The Best of the Fest of the 2014 Toronto Sketch Comedy Festival). Adult entertainment begins at 8 p.m. with performances from The Cupid Players, Vaudezilla, Fruit Flies and Brothers Star Race.

Stage 773 puts a spin on the traditional fundraiser with The Fun House – a festival of fun, a benefit for the nonprofit venue. The Fun House features family-friendly indoor and outdoor (weather permitting) entertainment from 3-8 p.m. including music, face painting, a puppet show, interactive games, photo booth, and live performances from the Jesse White Tumblers, internet sensation Team StarKid, Camp Rhythm, and Stage 773’s own Bri-Ko. Adult entertainment begins at 8 p.m. through Midnight with performances from The Cupid Players, Vaudezilla, Fruit Flies and Brothers Star Race.

When: 3 p.m.-midnight
Cost: $10, free kids 14 and under

Laurie Berkner

Ravinia Festival | Highland Park, Ill.

Laurie Berkner will give a special solo performance as part of the Kraft Great Kids series.

When: 4 p.m.
Cost: $15, $5 lawn
 











 
 
 
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