The Rendezvous recreates the history of the area during the fur trade era of voyageurs and local tribes before Chicago became acity. Meet DuSable, along with fur traders, craftsmen, pioneer musicians and entertainers, as they gather along the banks of the Des Plaines River. Includes craft demonstrations, a children’s trading post, live animals, storytelling, Native American and French games, a skillet toss, a fashion show, tomahawk throwing, archery and more. Enjoy frontier food like fry bread, kettle corn and root beer.
Discover what lives in the soil, under the leaves and in the fallen logs.
Enjoy the fresh air, explore the farm buildings, touch the artifacts, and connect with history. Fine arts, memorabilia, and crafts for all ages will be on display and for sale. Plus fiction and non-fiction books for all ages and musical performances by the Elmhurst College Brass Quintet and the Elmhurst College Woodwind Ensemble along with a balloon artist and face painting for the kids. Picnic favorites will also be available for purchase.
A family-focused event with carnival rides, games for kids, cash raffle, bingo, food vendors, and more. The event will also feature free performances by Maggie Speaks, American English, Chicago Tribute Anthology, Breakfast Club Band and local performers.
Family friendly event offers dozens of unique vendors featuring jewelry, clothing, natural and organic products, vegetarian food and a kids korner with storytellers, music, puppets, crafts and more. Experience hands-on demonstrations in Tai Chi and Qijong; talks on ayurveda, yoga, chakras, energy work, holistic healing, spirituality, dream interpretation; and participate in the Drumming Circle. Visit the Theosophical Society's Olcott Library, labyrinth and Buddha Meditation Garden.
Includes live music, food and drink vendors, and kids activities.
Features fire trucks, dump trucks, police cars and other cool trucks. Bring a camera for photo ops.
Art-themed activities for children and adults include art booths, sidewalk chalk art competition and a Community Art Project Auction of Toddler Adirondack Chairs of Lisle. Food and drinks available for purchase.
Features West African Drumming by Diamana Diya; Oshun Danse- A West African dance performance orchestrated by Jen Halman Cynthia Cobb and Seven S'Aba (Parrish Collier) the stars of Gershwin & Friends; The Lost Brigade, a band which combines honest roots music mixed with fresh, fun creative rock. WaterDance is a benefit for the Guinea Water Project, a volunteer fundraising campaign to bring safe drinking water to Guinea, Africa. For more information, visit www.guineawaterproject.org.