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.
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.
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.
The all-day event showcases games between the 115 spring program teams across 10 fields, as well as offer free clinics for both parents and children. The goal of these clinics is to provide education to parents who may not be familiar with the sport, as well as inspire young girls to begin playing lacrosse. Also features concessions and vendors.
Discover three generations of the Clow family – prominent settlers in Wheatland Township. Visit the Settlement House dating back to the mid-19th century, the Limestone House with its superior construction and the Timber Frame Barn, one of the largest in Wheatland Township when it was built. An interpreter will share stories of this family and its growth of the farmstead from early settlement to that of a commercial farm of more than 200 acres.
Nightly entertainment, rides with wristband on Thursday, Saturday and Sunday, bingo, food, haunted laser tag and a raffle.