Festival will feature Scandinavian song and dance, Viking encampment, children's activities, Maypole raising, food and carnival games.
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.
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.
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.
This show features a wide variety of fine art, musicians, a
children's art area and food vendors.
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.
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)
Learn to use a GPS to find hidden clues along our trails, shoot a bow and arrow, build shelters in the woods, or work together to build a fire. End the afternoon with a cookout (grills are provided).
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.