Festival features food, entertainment on five stages and family
activities including face painting, games and a pet parade. The
Swedish American Museum sponsors Swedish entertainment, music and
dancing around the Midsommar Maypole.
The festival, an outdoor celebration highlighting local and
national Jewish talent, will feature continuous music and dance on
three stages plus a separate children's stage, hands-on activities
for children and adults, a juried art fair, a strictly kosher food
court plus cooking demonstrations and booths from more than 80
co-sponsoring Jewish organizations, all reflecting the community's
interests and diversity. Singer, songwriter, children's
entertainer, TV and film composer Peter Himmelman will offer two
separate powerful performances on the Festival's Main Stage. New
this year is an added focus on celebrating Israel, Israel Fusion.
In addition to the Israeli artists in the Art Fair and the great
selection of Israeli Food, the four stages will feature Israeli
performers and Israeli music.
More than 150 juried artists, food and beverage, children's
activities and more.
Includes a dairy cattle show, demos on cattle care, feeding and
milking, a milk-drinking contest, and live music. Also features a
parade Saturday afternoon down Ayer Street, which is painted bright
white. Plus, antique tractor display, two-mile and 10K milk runs,
two-mile milk walk, junior dairy cattle show, talent show, bed
races and a fireworks show Sunday evening.
Enjoy ribs and other food and listen to bands while the kids
hang out at "Kids Square" featuring entertainment, inflatables and
games. Plus, celebrity-judged "Best Ribs" award and amateur
and professional rib-eating competitions.
Kids Square offers an array of activities; from interactive stage performances of singing, dancing, science and learning experiments, games, art activities, facepainting, hula hoop contest, inflatables to mini-golf and more. Each child receives a Prize Pack and a chance to win a free bike when they donate $5 to Kids Square. Stage performances include presentations by Bloom Yoga Studio, Story Time presented by The Book Cellar, Bughouse Theatre, Mr. Dave presented by Old Town School of Folk Music, Merry Music Makers and more.
Features the United States
Air Force Thunderbirds.
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.