Includes Kids Fest Stage, face painting, chess wizards, Lego robotics, bounce house, arts & crafts stations, hair streakin, nail painting, Mary Macaroni and origami.
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).
Enjoy an up-close visit with some of our local reptiles at this drop-in program.
The event includes an Artists' Reception, silent auction, live music, bog tours throughout the afternoon, a Bog Dog Picnic, kids bog crafts and snacks for sale.
See the skating stars of tomorrow at this United States Figure Skating sanctioned competition which draws more than 250 participants across the Midwest and beyond.
See how America's pastime was played during the Civil War as the Deep River Grinders, DuPage Plowboys, Chicago Salmon, Rockford Forest Citys, Springfield Long Nine, Aurora Town Club and Somonauk Blue Stockings compete. Bring a blanket or lawn chair.
Families are invited to explore not only appearances, but internal characteristics and traits through facilitated, art-based activities during this special program presented by the Illinois Holocaust Museum and the Anti-Defamation League. Reservations required.
Discover trades from the past to the present. Visit with artists and tradesmen, such as the blacksmith, quilter, pewtersmith, needle felter and more. Test your own crafting skills and bring home a do-it-yourself souvenir. Help pump the 1874 Joe Naper Pumper firefighting apparatus at 2:30 p.m. Some activities may require a small fee.