There's a lot going on in this world-class city we live in, and
the options can be overwhelming. So every week, we'll pick our
not-to-miss events. Chances are, you'll see us there, kids in tow.
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Art fair features juried art made from recycled and found
materials and music, food and workshops/educational events for all
Experience a re-created 1890s country fair for the whole family at this living-history farm. Take in entertainment like a flea circus and an acrobatic performance. Join in games, hop on a horse-drawn hayride and more.
Local artists converge on Water Street Mall in downtown
Aurora and engage passerby with their art, craft, talent and more.
Over 60 artists display their wares, food is available for
purchase, free yoga and hula hoop demonstrations, lots of
family-friendly activities and live music.
See wolves, a cougar, bear, groundhog, skunk and more, including growing tiger Shere Khan. Plus, food, drinks, gift shop, music, raffles and fun. Special guest: Jim Nesci's Cold-Blooded Creatures. Season passes and adoptions available.
In this science themed stage show, Smarty Pants transforms his award winning balloons into working levers, wheels, pulleys, inclined planes and screws. By the end of the show, all five balloon machines combine into the incredible Mousetrap Machine to catch a runaway mouse.
In August, follow a day in the life of Charlie Brown and the rest of the Peanuts gang in “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown.” Low-impact hikes suitable for strollers, walkers and wheelchairs take place on Aug. 3. Each performance lasts approximately three hours. Wear comfortable shoes, weather-appropriate clothing and bring a chair or blanket, water bottle and insect repellent.
Features four stages of music (Polish,
American, Dance and Club music), Polish cuisine, arts and crafts,
game arcades, and a Kid's World featuring activities and
Featuring artisans, live entertainment, carnival and a parade on
Sunday at 1 p.m. Check website for detailed schedule.
Cirque Shanghai returns this summer to Chicago’s Navy Pier with a brand new show, “Cirque Shanghai: Warriors.” Performances begin Wednesday, May 21 and run through Monday, Sept. 1 at the Pepsi Skyline Stage, a 1,500-seat, canopied, open-air theater on Navy Pier. Tickets go on sale May 2, 2014.
Features live entertainment, competitions for Best in Show Irish Dogs and Best Lookin’ Men’s Legs in a Kilt, Irish food, Sunday morning mass and arts and crafts, face painting, tattoos and a village-wide Leprechaun Hunt for the wee ones.
Enjoy entertainment (free and ticketed), carnival, unique contests and a Family Fun Land with pony rides, petting zoo, Bounce Town, family stage, crafts, food and beverages, Radio Disney, and a family-focused business expo. Proceeds are given to nonprofit organizations throughout DuPage County.