Catch and release fish from the banks as you learn about the
fish living in the lake and how they are perfectly adapted for a
life in the water. Fishing pole required, bait provided. State
fishing license required if 16 years of age or older.
The Chicago Radio Controlled Yacht Club will race model
sailboats across the North Lake from the Waterside Terrace on the
Esplanade. Visitors can learn about building and operating model
sailboats and joining the sailing club. Club members are available
to answer questions about sailboats, races and regattas.
A friendly fishing competition that’s just for kids 15 and younger. Prizes awarded for top catches in four age categories. Bring your own gear. Bait provided while supplies last.
Climb a tree, touch a fish, climb in giant equipment and pitch a
tent. Free bike tune-ups, casting fishing poles and close-up animal
encounters. This Chicago Wilderness' Leave No Child Inside event
will also have special crafts and building projects to celebrating
Stick with Nature month.
Take a break from hectic modern life and sip lemonade, eat ice cream, play frontier games, or tour the historic Powers-Walker house. Various historical characters will stop by to talk about their lives, including a cavalryman and his horse heading off to defend the frontier. Registration is not 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
Blue Man Group, in conjunction with Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestras (CYSO), will put on a collaborative performance on June 8 at 6:30 p.m. at the Jay Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium Park. The free public performance will feature a program of selections to be performed during CYSO’s June 2014 tour of China, as well as special pieces featuring Blue Man’s multi-sensory audience experience, bringing an innovative Blue Man Group spin to the classical repertoire.
Includes carnival rides, cash raffles, home-made American and Spanish food, a beer garden and some of Chicago's finest DJs playing everything from house music, jazz, reggae to doo-wop. Plus, a special performance by Mary Macaroni at 3 p.m. on June Visit www.ststanschicago.org for more information.
Discover the truth about these flying mammals, which are essential for pollination, seed dispersal and insect control. Includes crafts, storytelling and bat encounters with expert Scott Heinrichs, founder of the Flying Fox Conservation Fund.
Remember the veterans of America’s Greatest Generation as the nation marks the 70th anniversary of the D-Day invasion. Experience a World War II military encampment, view period battles on the banks of the Fox, ride special trains that take you “behind the lines” and re-enact the cat-and-mouse game between the French Resistance and occupying Nazi troops. There’s also a U.S. Home Front baseball tame featuring the Rockford Peaches, made famous in the 1992 film “A League of Their Own.”