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
Parade kicks off at 10 a.m. and features floats, bands, drill
teams, dance teams and celebrities. At the end of the parade route,
there is a picnic with entertainment, food and music.
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.
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
Enjoy a nostalgic family movie night under the trees during our first-ever drive-in movie series, complete with theater-style concessions available for purchase. On Friday, see “E.T.: The Extraterrestrial." On Saturday, audiences will be treated to the Gene Kelly classic “Singin’ in the Rain.”
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.
Stop by and enjoy an ice cream social, face painting and hay rides.
Bring the family out to Irons Oaks for an evening celebrating a favorite campfire treat, the s’more. Participate in stories, songs and skits while digging into that melting marshmallow and chocolate deliciousness.
Take a closer look at some of the fantastic adaptations of these amazing creatures.