Festival includes cooking demonstrations by celebrity
chefs, live music, local food artisans, regional beer and wines, a
special Chipotle festival menu, and other activities emphasizing
fresh and affordable food made with sustainable
A Kids' Zone features crafts and activities.
Take a Bee Hive Tour on Friday, Sept. 6 or Sunday, Sept. 8 from
9 a.m. to noon with Greg Fischer, the Arboretum's beekeeper. Bee
netting will be provided. Enjoy a sample of honey for a sweet
finish to the tour. Register at mortonarb.org/education, in the
Visitor Center or by calling (630) 719-2468.
This month's theme is Playing with Plants. Make a grass whistle,
float a boat, play with daisies, and more.
Bring your blanket and a picnic supper to the farm for wagon
rides, live music, square dancing, and an ice cream sundae topped
with all the fixings.
Wear shoes you can wade in and come explore the amazing world
underwater. Visitors will look for little critters and learn why
they are so important to the creek.
Join a naturalist-led hike to enjoy the beauty of a restored
tall-grass prairie in its late-summer glory. No baby strollers,
please. Walk meets off nature center grounds - call 708-366-6530
for location and to register.
Join a festive gathering of fur trappers, settlers, craftsmen,
and entertainers along the banks of the Des Plaines River. Enjoy
authentic period food, music and entertainment, craft
demonstrations, tomahawk exhibition and throwing competition, canoe
races, games and more.
Explore the exhibition Zarina: Paper Like Skin to discover work
by the artist, Zarina, achieved through relief printing with
textured natural materials on handmade paper. Return to the studio
to experiment with materials and create your own artwork to take
home. Registration required.
The first Saturday of each month, the Smart offers a drop-in
program of hands-on art activities and tours that encourage
children and parents to engage in some creative looking. See the
schedule of upcoming activities. Art-making supplies and other
materials are provided. Children must be accompanied by an adult at
Discover what lives in the soil, under the leaves and in
the fallen logs.