Featuring more than 150 artisans and a kids' art area with
Festival features food, entertainment, kids' play area, polka
parade and pierogi eating contest.
Features 250-plus vendors, food and nearly 40 acts on five music
stages. Every music genre is represented: from blues and country to
rock and folk. Afternoons feature a stand-alone (free) "kids'
carnival" on Altgeld (with art activities, pony rides and more),
and the "Lill Street Craft Fair" showcasing handmade and DIY
Includes Kids Fest Stage, face painting, chess wizards, Lego robotics, bounce house, arts & crafts stations, hair streakin, nail painting, Mary Macaroni and origami.
Dragon Boat crews are comprised of competitive teams around North America, as well as local corporate teams. The event includes an Athlete’s Village, food vendors, entertainment, and awards.
Face painting, tattoos, glittertoos and frame making will keep kids busy, while Kidville’s signature “Rockin’ Railroad” band will keep them moving and grooving. July 26-27.
Take a break in Kidville-sponsored children’s tent with face painting, tattoos, glittertoos and frame making, plus Kidville’s signature “Rockin’ Railroad” band.
Programs about growing and using a variety of kitchen garden
herbs. Herb Discovery Carts will be set up to introduce visitors to
the herbs and edible flowers they can grow in their own gardens. An
herbal expert will staff a display and answer herb gardening
questions throughout the weekend. A number of family-friendly
activities will be set up to help teach the difference between
herbs and spices, including "Sniff and Guess," planting an herb
seed and making a plant label to go with the seed and making a
dried herb mix to take home to make an herb butter. The youngest
kids can use cups and spoons in the "Herb Sandbox" to find dried
petals and herbs in small tubs. Vendors will offer plants and
herbal products for sale. Visitors can take an herb seedling home
(while supplies last).
Bring a picnic to the Praireview patio any time after 7 p.m., and enjoy a dessert provided by the Center. Then learn about fireflies through activities and observation. Bring a blanket and wear long sleeves and pants instead of insect repellent.
After a short story about butterfly traits and a quick craft, set out on a butterfly adventure. Dress for a short hike off the trail and games outside.