Dance the summer away at Chicago Botanic Garden

It’s not a surprise that we’re suckers for dancing kids in any context. But put them in the beauty of the Chicago Botanic Garden and add in some delicious eats (and wine for mommy) and we’re completely sold.

That, in a nutshell, is what Dancin’ Sprouts is all about: free musical entertainment for the kiddos, while parents chow down on food they purchase on site or bring in a picnic basket (your littles will probably want a bite, too). And the garden books some of our area’s favorite musicians! 

This summer, enjoy the following musicians:

  • July 4: Ben Tatar and the Tatar Tots
  • July 11: Human Tim Robot Tim
  • July 18: Super Stolie and the Rockstars 
  • July 25: Amy Lowe
  • Aug. 1: Miss Jamie & the Farmhands
  • Aug. 8: The Exceptionals 
  • Aug. 15: Zak Morgan
  • Aug. 22: Duke Otherwise
  • Aug. 29: Istvan & His Imaginary Band

The concerts take place in the Rose Garden this year. Dancin’ Sprouts continues through August with an eclectic mix of musicians, so you’re sure to find a concert that’s perfectly fitted to your family’s musical tastes.

Once you’re done busting a move and downing that rosé, stop by the always-popular Model Railroad Garden, which stays open until 8 p.m. on Wednesdays for maximum family participation, post-concert. 

Trains, tunes and time spent in a gorgeous garden? We’ll see you there.

If you go

Dancin’ Sprouts

Free, $30 parking 

5:30-7:30 p.m. Wednesdays

Chicago Botanic Garden, 1000 Lake Cook Road, Glencoe

This story was originally published on July 10, 2017. It has been updated with the most recent information.

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