Festival features food, entertainment, kids' play area, polka parade and pierogi eating contest.
Dragon Boat crews are comprised of competitive teams around North America, as well as local corporate teams. The event multicultural performances, the Walgreens Health & Wellness Village, exhibitions, food vendors and a Kids Zone.
The northwest side's cozy Jefferson Park neighborhood throws its annual community party with food, music, arts/crafts and activities for kids.
The festival kicks off with a Parade of Sail. Then, starting Thursday, ticketed guests have the opportunity to view, tour and even sail away on participating vessels.
Go on a hike, do activities and roast marshmallows before going on a silent tram ride through the woods after dark to see what animals come out when people go home.
From tails to scales to slimy skin, meet some real reptiles and amphibians. Deb the Frog Lady showcases this incredible group of animals and kids will even get to hold a few.
Bring your camping gear and sleep with your family under the stars. Enjoy fun, spooky stories by the fire; learn about owls and other animals; meet the center’s raptors; and hit the trails for a star-lit hike. Dinner and breakfast are included, and some tents are available for rent for an extra fee.
The program begins with a video and talk and then caravans to the site's famous bat barn. Participants should bring lawn chairs and mosquito repellent. Registration is required.
To help locate children if they go missing and protect them when they are traveling, the Illinois Tollway and Illinois State Police District 15 are hosting a free Kids Identification and Safety Seat (K.I.S.S.) event. Parents, grandparents and caregivers are invited to stop by to create free kids’ ID cards and get help with child safety seat inspections.
Be sorted into special museum houses and create magical masterpieces. Search for the golden snitch, Dobby’s sock, and other items from the Harry Potter universe hidden throughout the museum’s neighborhoods. Plus, explore the science of wizardry by attending a special “Potions Class” in the lab.