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special events this spring
Downtown Batavia Egg Hop
DATES: Saturday, April 11, 2020 from 9:45a - 12:30p
DETAILS: Come to the Batavia Downtown Egg Hop and hop around our downtown businesses to find eggs for prizes. Tons of family fun that includes free entertainment, games and activities. This year, there will be a petting zoo and an Easter bonnet contest!
DATE: Saturday, March 14, 2020 from 10:00a - 4:00p
DETAILS: Flannery School of Irish Dance will be doing a FREE Irish dance performance starting at 10am. There will be an interactive dance after the performance where kids will be able to join on stage for a quick lesson. Stay after the performance for a showing of Disney's "The Luck of the Irish". The St. Patrick's Parade steps off at 2:00pm down Main Street at 6th Street and concludes at 4th Avenue.
DETAILS: As winter winds down, farms begin to bustle with activity. Babies are born, planting begins, and spring cleaning starts. Help Primrose Farmers ready the farm for warmer weather. Shell corn, make butter, prepare the garden for planting and assist with household chores. Ages 15 and younger must be accompanied by an adult. ADMISSION:
COST: FREE! But please register! All ages are welcome!
DETAILS: Let's go fly a kite! Enjoy a beautiful spring day along the Fox River with your family. This statewide kist fly is supported by the Illinois Association of Park Districts. Bring a picnic lunch and your favorite kite!
DETAILS: Treat your beautiful little butterfly to a night of dancing, pizza and activities. Make this a spring night to remember as you rock the night away with a DJ and butterfly surprises! One parent may accompany multiple children from the same household.
DETAILS: Twist, twirl and spin your way into summer with an evening of dancing and live music. Experience a traditional 1930s barn dance, complete with swinging music and dance lessons. Not a dancer? You're still invited to stroll through a barnyard lit by twinkling lights, appreciate the aroma of fresh cut flowers, greet the new farm animal babies, and participate in the pie baking or costume contests. Refreshments available for purchase.
COST: Advanced tickets are $10/person, $15 at the door, and ages 2 & under are FREE!
DETAILS: Test your farm strength and spring into a new workout routine with our first ever relay day! Contestants will get their heart rates rising across our one mile relay course, as they confront several farmyard obstacles. After crossing the finish line, enjoy some healthy snacks and hydration with friends and family outside of the barn. The morning starts with Goat Yoga at 8:30a!
Hickory Knolls Discovery Center | 3795 Campton Hills Drive, St. Charles
DATE: Sunday, April 17, 2020 from 8:00p - 10:00p
DETAILS: Cheer on your favorite Hickory Knolls’ turtles as they compete in racing heats & WIN PRIZES! Support the care of the critters who serve as educational ambassadors to provide quality nature programs for the community. Ticket includes: Four Turtle Race Tickets, three Flight Craft Beer Tasting from Riverlands Brewing Company, appetizers & desserts, critter encounters, photo opportunities.
DATE: Saturday, April 25, 2020 from 11:00a - 3:00p
DETAILS: The Natural Resources Committee of Geneva and the Geneva Park District invite you to bring the entire family out to Peck Farm Park to celebrate Earth Day! Enjoy a variety of activities including: Parade | Farmers' Market | Paper shredding | Green vendors | Used book giveaway | Rain barrels for sale | Bicycle Tune-Ups | Children's Games and Activities | Health Screenings | Explore and learn about Tesla's electric vehicles ...and more! Food and beverages will be available for purchase.
DATES: Friday, May 15, 2020 from 4:00p - 6:00p (in 30 minute time slots)
DETAILS: It’s butterfly time again at Peck Farm Park – and you can help! The first butterflies arrive on May 17 and they need your help to start the season in their new home. Participants will be able to release a butterfly in the butterfly house, make a butterfly craft, enjoy a butterfly snack, and take a self-guided butterfly hike.
Pre-registration is recommended. Space is limited so sign up early to reserve your place at the party. Each participant who wishes to release a butterfly and take part in other activities must register for a designated time-slot. Participants under 16 years of age must be accompanied by an adult.