Nearly 100 of the country’s top wingsuit flyers vie for the chance to be the first-ever U.S. National Wingsuit Flying Champion. In wingsuit skydiving, jumpers wear technologically advanced suits that are specially designed to increase their horizontal glide across the ground, allowing them to soar like birds through the sky. From sunrise to sunset each day, sports fans and spectators can catch the adrenaline-pumping action in the air and on the ground. Between jumps, visitors can experience the rush of competition firsthand and hang with the pros as they prepare for their skydives. And they can enjoy Chicagoland’s Flight Deck Bar & Grill, a first-class dining experience, while watching all the wingsuiting action.
Enjoy authentic oom-pah bands, Spaten bier and specialty cuisine under a tented hall. Plus, carnival midway rides, activities and games, the “520 Pool,” a pumpkin patch and much more.
The autumnal festival feature a corn maze, hay mountain, a giant 60 ft. burlap sack slide on the zoo’s Main Mall and hay wagon rides throughout Farm-in-the-Zoo. Plus, a pumpkin carver, Ferris wheel, inflatable courses and rides, educational activities and live entertainment. Pumpkins will be available for sale at the Pritzker Family Children’s Zoo pumpkin patch daily throughout October.
At the Chicago Park District's pumpkin patches, you get to pick your personal favorite from a field filled with pumpkins of all shapes, and personalize it at the pumpkin decorating station. Enjoy Halloween-themed carnival games, petting zoo, pony rides, and tattoos complete a day's worth of fall fun.
Offers fun activities for the whole family, with life-size LEGO models of Scooby-Doo, Shaggy, Velma, Daphne, Fred and the Mystery Machine. In addition to photo opportunities with the LEGO versions of the gang, guests will get the chance to interact with LEGO Scooby-Doo costumed characters inspired by the new building sets. Kids can also enjoy an exclusive “Collect a Clue” booklet by participating in entertaining activities, including making Scooby-Doo masks and decorating trick-or-treat bags. Plus, play with the LEGO Scooby-Doo building sets and go home with an exclusive model of the Mystery Machine.
Try hands-on activities at the Exploration Station created by the Friends of the Oak Park Conservatory. There will be a new topic each month highlighting special aspects of the Conservatory for both adults and children. September: Monarch Butterflies, King of the Insect World; October: Go Batty for Bats; November: Habitat-Deserts; December: Festival of Colors (Plant colors and pigments); January: Habitat-Ponds and Streams; February: Chocolate; March: All About Parrots; April: Hide & Seek; May: Eggs, Eggs, Eggs.
Enjoy free programming, including interactive art activities, performances by local musicians and group fitness classes. The program explores three core program areas—art, music and play—with each event addressing one of these themes. Attendees are encouraged to shop, eat and drink in the neighborhood with “After Spots,” which include a collection of local businesses providing special offers and sidewalk sales in conjunction with Sunday Spot.
Children can plant, weed, water and more in the garden, maintained by The Organic Gardener, a Glencoe-based organization. Check website for schedule.