One of Chicago's longest-running events, the show includes a wide variety of civilian acts with daredevil pilots performing their aerial stunts in the skies above Lake Michigan.
Features sheep-shearing demo, petting zoo, horse rides, farm
antiques, horse-shoeing demo, raffle, stage entertainment, square
dancing, kids games and activities, face painting and food vendors.
Plus, woolcarding and corn-grinding demonstrations, baby contest,
quilt show, flea market and country concert.
Parade route runs on Devon Avenue from Western to California Avenues. Celebration of Indian independence.
Laura Doherty is celebrating the release of her third children's CD, “In a Heartbeat.” The band will rock with their signature breezy folk-pop sound. Lawn seating; chairs and blankets welcome.
At 44,000 square feet, Vertical Endeavors Glendale Heights will be the largest indoor climbing facility in the U.S. Includes 3,500 square feet of bouldering surface, 59 top ropes, 30 auto belays and 93 lead/top rope routes totaling more than 180 anchors for climbing. Enjoy Ribbon Cutting Ceremony, free climbing, meet & greets with professional climbers, food from Best Truckin’ BBQ; climbing demos, lessons, clinics and more.
The first 500 guests get an exclusive Boxcar goodie bag. Bring a printout of this event listing plus a used book donation for Open Books (www.open-books.org) for admission of two guests.
Family event with food, beer, games, magician, music, silent auction and raffles. Proceeds go toward a 9-year-old boy with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy to have a handicap accessible bathroom, bedroom and ceiling lift.
A giant Block Party with fun activities, carnival games, face painting and summer fare. The day kicks off with the annual Pooch Parade with judging man’s best friend for Most Humorous, Most Unique, and Best in Show.
Get a sneak peek of this fall's top trends at a fashion show featuring Charlotte Russe, Hot Topic, Old Navy and Wet Seal. First 100 attendees will receive a free slice of pizza from Villa Fresh Italian Kitchen. Plus swag bags, giveaways, music and more.
Free one-hour dance lessons by professional instructors and two hours of live music and dancing are presented as a part of the largest annual outdoor dancing series in the U.S. Highlights include Chicha Libre (Psychedelic Cumbia), House DJ nights with DJ Alan King and DJ Terry Hunter and many more sessions.