This annual family event features more than 100 performers for 3
days. Plus, Irish and American food and drink, shopping, step
dancers, cultural exhibits, children's activities, a raffle with a
trip to Ireland, the Mashed Potato Eating Contest and Sham-ROCK
Stars singing contest for kids.
Featuring carnival, entertainment, music and demonstrations.
Guests can enjoy southern-inspired fare from premiere Chicago BBQ restaurants and have the opportunity to interact with chefs and their culinary teams. Plus country music and a Family Day on Sunday.
Families have the chance to visit Curious George while interacting with animals and zookeepers.
Try cool science experiments to learn how Newton's Three Laws of Motion apply to baseball. Make objects hover and fly, experiment with a human gyroscope to feel G-force, and trick gravity with inertia, plus get science tricks to take home. Registration required: www.elmhurstpubliclibrary.org.
Hold a baby bunny or cradle a downy chick during this barnyard bonanza of fun. Meet live turkeys, pigs, goats and ducks; plant seeds; play in the grain, and more. Fashion a hat, decorate a barn, and celebrate summer on the farm.
Cabelas provides kayaking demos and brings a variety of tents to explore. The portable climbing wall is available for rock climbing and Above and Underwater Scuba facilitates snorkeling demos.
Hear a reading from Dr. Seuss, plus go on a “birding” expedition through the Oriental Institute’s galleries and discover birds both common and rare and what people 3,000 years ago thought of them.
Beginning July 1, children can stop by for a list of participating stores, which each have a 6" Waldo figurine hidden somewhere on the premises. When the child finds him, that business's staff will give the child a card that says "I found Waldo at _____." Bring all the cards back for chances to win prizes.
Enter a tree house village filled with adventure and
imagination. Play, make believe, and become part of the trees'
ever-changing tale. The exhibition is comprised of six fun-filled,
educational tree houses, aimed at kids 2-10.