Experience a taste of Japan at this cultural festival, which
features Japanese cultural exhibits and demonstrations, classical
dances, drumming, ukelele, martial arts and fencing. Skilled master
craftsmen (Waza) demonstrate crafts which will be offered for sale.
Traditional Japanese cuisine will be offered and other Japanese
merchandise. On Saturday at 8 p.m., Yoko Noge and Japanesque
Members of the award-winning Chicago Fire Kite Team perform
sport kite ballet and precision flying demonstrations, and experts
will offer kite-flying tips. Guests can purchase kites or can bring
their own. Kids are encouraged to join in the fun by making their
own kite during the kite-making workshops.
Parade takes place in the Albany Park neighborhood. Features a vibrant train of floats, along with Andean music and dancing from local folkloric troupes, all celebrating Ecuadorian independence.
Festival features local restaurants, artisans, vendors, chili
cookoff and a family area with crafts, balloon artists, face
painting, music, rides and more.
Fest features health booths, vegetarian food demos, talks by
health professionals, drawings, live music, food to purchase, and
Find your favorite flower, insect, leaf or shadow and investigate the architecture surrounding the garden. Through playful activities, make choices about what to draw and capture a vision of the Lurie Garden.
Take a nature hike, go fishing, learn basic camping principles and enjoy a campfire. Learn basic camping skills from our experts; camping and fishing equipment will be provided. Bring your own sleeping bag and brown bag lunches. Hotdogs and marshmallows will be provided.
Enjoy a brief overview of Monarchs, their life-cycle, migration patterns, and programs that track their migrations, then walk the trails through the summer prairie in search of Monarchs and their larvae, and learn more about their host plants and migration challenges.
Visit Kohl Children’s Museum and show your DCM membership card featuring an ACM logo (Family PLUS or above) at check-in to receive free admission. Includes access to more than 15 exhibit spaces.
Families enjoy an assortment of bubble activities including giant bubbles, tiny bubbles, bubble walls, painting with bubbles and much more. Kids can also learn about water currents using an assortment of age appropriate science activities.