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