Enjoy carnival rides, a petting zoo and pony rides, picnic games, live music and food at Highland Park's Fourth Fest. Fireworks will be held at dusk at Wolter's Field.
Explore the variety of melons, how they grow on a vine, and how they represent summer through stories, crafts and play.
Add bursts of color to a communal fireworks mural.
See historical photos of Des Plaines residents and their “oops” photos and compare background and wardrobe. Plus, create a tile relief of a black and white picture and add color to these masterpieces.
Winnetka's celebration kicks off with a parade at 10 a.m. followed by family friendly events on the green at 11 a.m. including kids' games and races. The real Fourth Fest begins at 6 p.m. with face painting, bouncy houses, slides and fireworks. Fourth Fest will be located at Duke Childs Field. Events on the green will be located at the Villaga Green.
Wendy & DB love to get kids singing, wiggling, jumping, dancing and having a great time. Their original songs encourage children to use their imaginations, teach musical basics like melody and rhythm, and show kids how to have fun with words.
Play a variety of outdoor activities and sports while listening to some tunes.
Outdoor butterfly garden where visitors can immerse themselves with hundreds of live tropical butterfly species from around the world. A field guide is available to help visitors identify dozens of species in the exhibition. Visitors can also observe butterflies hatching through a window into the pupa emergence room.
Fly high with excitement while you watch trained birds soar, swoop, and dive as they demonstrate their natural flight abilities. Vultures, hawks, parrots, a hadada ibis, and a variety of other bird species will demonstrate natural behaviors as they fly overhead and interact with the audience and the host of the show. Guests will see a trumpeter hornbill catching objects, African white-necked ravens collecting cash for conservation, and more. Three shows are offered daily.