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
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.
Dads and families are invited to a relaxing guided walk by the pond and through the woods, to learn about local plants and animals. Trails not suitable for strollers. Registration is required.
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.
Fathers and grandfathers ride trolleys free with paid child's fare.
Enjoy live music from Blind Reflexx, enter the free Golfsmith putting contest and make a putt for the chance to win a new TaylorMade putter. Family day activities include a special Father’s Day craft for the kids and Santa’s Village Azoosment Park. And don’t miss the National Anthem colors presented by Marine Air Control Group-48.