The Village of Long Grove is transformed in to a chocolate
lover's paradise. Enjoy live music, food and wine pairings and
great children's activities, including rides for all ages, rock
climbing, obstacle courses, pony and kiddie rides.
A show of fine arts and crafts. Enjoy an array of other
activities including kids' art activities, School of Rock with
performances by local high school musicians, a food vendor court,
and gourmet food gift section. Microsoft will be offering a fun
kid's activity along with Mariano's giveaways. Wilder Mansion will
be open for coffee, pastries, and lunch provided by Café Amano on
A native plant sale and a backyard ecology fair for the whole
family, including birdhouse building, free wildflower seedlings,
games and activities in the Kid's Garden, and a puppet show.
Community celebration in the Little Village neighborhood
features food, live music, arts & crafts and activities for
kids and families.
Event includes a presentation about bluebirds and some of the
birds that compete for their nest boxes, followed by a hike in
search of bluebirds. Registration required.
Celebrate spring with fun activities for all ages, including
guided nature walks, dip netting for fish and frogs in the pond,
animal encounters, children's crafts, and much more. Call for more
information and schedule of events.
Celebrate Cinco de Mayo by building piñatas, which are a type of
enrichment that many animals from meerkats to mongoose to tigers
love to tear apart in hopes of finding treats inside. Create
piñatas for your favorite zoo animals and then head out into the
zoo to watch them tear the piñatas to pieces.
Kids can get up close and personal with 25 full-sized vehicles,
includingfire engines, dump trucks, semis and tractors.
The festivities will also include food, sweet treats, music, face
painting and rides on the Great Chicago Kiddie Express, a
Families can follow their hearts at the Tin Man’s Friendship Club by making friendship pins, test their brains in the Scarecrow’s Workshop with arts and crafts, and show their courage by performing on the Lion’s “Mane” stage. They will also hang out in cozy “Candy County” and hear the story that inspired the film, Dorothy of Oz, written by celebrated children’s author Roger Stanton Baum. Kids will virtually follow the yellow brick road in the “Legends of Oz World” iPad gaming stations, and Dorothy and her friends will be there for pictures, prizes and fun. Guests are encouraged to bring a new book to be donated to Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago.
Includes demonstrations, tours, exhibits, plant sales, kids'
activities and more. Members of the Cantigny Horticulture staff
answer your gardening and plant questions.