special events this spring

native plant sale

Hickory Knolls Discovery Center, 3795 Campton Hills Dr, St. Charles, IL 60175

DATES: June 5, 2021 | 9:00a - 4:00p

DETAILS: Are you ready to start planning your spring lawn and garden projects? Consider adding native plants to your landscape and bring nature to your own backyard. Native plants offer many benefits! Plants will be available for purchase onsite and while supplies last. Naturalists will be on hand to provide assistance on plant species and their growing conditions.

COST: FREE!

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st. charles fine arts show

Riverside Ave. & Main Street, St. Charles, IL

DATE: May 29 - 30, 2021 | 10am - 6pm Saturday, 10am - 5pm Sunday

DETAILS:  The St. Charles Fine Art Show showcases the original, juried work of fine artists in mediums including Clay/Ceramics, Digital Art, Drawing/Illustration, Fiber (Non Wearable), Jewelry, Photography, Glass, Mixed Media, Oil Painting, Watercolor Painting, Acryllic Painting, Printmaking, Sculpture, and Wood. All are exhibited and available for sale during this outdoor and free event.

COST: FREE!

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earth day celebration + Storytime

Hickory Knolls Discovery Center, 3795 Campton Hills Dr, St. Charles, IL 60175

DATE: April 24, 2021 | 11am - 12pm

DETAILS:  Spring on over for some campfire fun to Celebrate Earth Day as the talented storytellers from the St. Charles Public Library entertain us with stories and songs and meet a critter from Hickory Knolls. End your morning with a self-guided hike to meet Harley Hawk and enjoy his adventure along the Yellow Trail loop. Registration required for all participants. Two and under free.

COST: $5 per resident, $8 per non-resident

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springtime on the farm

Primrose Farm, 5N726 Crane Rd, St. Charles, IL

DATE: April 10, 2021 | 11am - 3pm

DETAILS:  Help the Primrose Farmers ready the farm for warmer weather! As winter winds down, farms begin to bustle with activity. Babies are born, planting begins, and spring cleaning starts. Shell corn, grind feed, prepare the garden for planting and assist with household chores.

COST: $5 per participant

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swing into summer barn dance

Primrose Farm, 5N726 Crane Rd, St. Charles, IL

DATE: May 15, 2021 | 6 - 10pm

DETAILS:  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, take a wagon ride around the property and participate in the pie baking or costume contests. Visit primrosefarm.org for more information and contest rules. Refreshments available for purchase.

COST: $12 Early Bird Pricing, $15 General Admission, 2 and under FREE

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celebrate the trails day

City-wide across St. Charles

DATE: April 24, 2021 | All day

DETAILS:  Get outside and enjoy all the various trails St. Charles has to offer! For maps and fun ways to enjoy the trails, see link below.

COST: FREE!

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princess ball

Pottawatomie Community Center, 8 North Ave, St. Charles, IL

DATE: April 24, 2021 | 5:30pm - 7:30pm

DETAILS: Calling all princesses! Dress up and join our Dance Instructors for games, stories, crafts, music, movement, and a dance to perform for your and with your families at the end of the ball! Ages 5 - 9

COST: $15 Resident, $23 Non-Resident

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"a midsummer night's dream" youth performance

Playhouse 38, 321 Stevens St, Suite P, Geneva, IL

DATE: April 23 at 7:00 pm  | April 24 at 3:00 pm | April 24 at 7:00 pm | April 25 at 3:00 pm

DETAILS: Rebellious teenagers, mischievous fairies, and a confused troupe of actors all running around the same woods on the same night. What could go wrong? "A Midsummer Night’s Dream" by William Shakespeare, edited and directed by Nora Manca Wickman.

COST: $10 per ticket

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SCREEN FREE WEEK

Various Locations in Geneva

DATES: May 3, 2021 - May 9, 2021

DETAILS: Challenge yourself and your family to UNPLUG! Then, have a blast exploring other activities! Register at genevaparks.org 

Monday, May 3 from 6:00p - 7:15p: Family Night

Wednesday, May 5 from 6:00p - 7:00p: Scavenger Hunt in the Parks

Friday, May 7 from 6:00p - 7:00p: Family Mini Golf Night

COST: FREE, but registration required for ALL events!

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Butterfly release party

Peck Farm Park | 4038 Kaneville Road, Geneva

DATES: Friday, May 21, 2021 from 3:00p - 6:00p (in 30 minute time slots)

DETAILS: It’s butterfly time again at Peck Farm Park – and you can help! Release a butterfly in the butterfly house, make a butterfly craft, and take a self-guided butterfly hike!

COST: $10 per resident, $15 per non-resident

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wildflowers galore at johnson's mound forest preserve

41W600 Hughes Rd., Elburn, IL

DATES: April 11, 2021 | 9:30am - 10:30am

DETAILS: Kane County has many beautiful wildflowers that show themselves in the spring. Join us for a hike through our woodlands to find some of these plants and learn about their habitats and histories.

COST: FREE!

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wildflowers galore at camp tomo chi-chi knolls

40W095 Freeman Rd., Gilberts

DATES: May 8, 2021 | 9:30am - 10:30am

DETAILS: Kane County has many beautiful wildflowers that show themselves in the spring. Join us for a hike through our woodlands to find some of these plants and learn about their habitats and histories.

COST: FREE!

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outdoor market

Prestige Creative Markets, 475 W Army Trail Rd., Bartlett, IL

DATES: April 10, May 8, and June 12, 2021 from 9am - 4pm | April 11, May 9, June 13, 2021 - 9am - 3pm

DETAILS: Shop handmade jewelry, boutique clothing, furniture, antiques, unique gifts, local food products, and MORE from over 90 on-site small shops and market guests.

COST: FREE!

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taste of spring

Blumen Gardens, 403 Edward Street, Sycamore, IL

DATES: May 19, 2021 | 4pm - 8pm

DETAILS: Enjoy an evening of wine and food pairings in Downtown Sycamore. We look forward to hosting you during this very special evening! There’s nothing like great food, fine wine and lots of friends to kick off your Spring!

COST: $25 - $35

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tulip fest

Richardson Farm, 909 English Prairie Road, Spring Grove, IL

DATES: Mid April - Mid May - weather dependent

DETAILS: Join us for the Richardson Tulip Festival in Spring Grove. 300,000 bulbs - 30 different varieties, 30,000 are in colorful blocks with a central design for pictures, 70,000 are mixed colors in a pick-your-own area, beautiful, private lakefront location, food trucks, beer and wine, and free use of picnic tables near the lakefront, free games to play – giant checkers, jenga, cornhole, live music on Saturday and Sunday afternoons! See website for updates.

COST: TBD

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4th annual spring craft + vendor show

The Promenade, 641 E Boughton Rd, Bolingbrook, IL

DATES: June 4, 2021 - June 6, 2021

DETAILS: Join us for a wide variety of crafts, merchandise and locally-made goods from a selection of vendors! Brightstar Events is excited to bring their 4th Annual Spring Craft and Vendor show to The Promenade at Bolingbrook. Shop over 40 local vendors, crafters and artisans across Row & Sandburg.

COST: FREE!

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mother's day craft show

The Promenade, 641 E Boughton Rd, Bolingbrook, IL

DATES: April 30, 2021 - May 2, 2021

DETAILS: Shop your favorite local vendors, crafters and artisans. Find that perfect Mother’s Day gift and spring goodies. This show will feature a wide variety of handcrafted gifts and décor. Check back for more details on available activities and fun for the whole family!

COST: FREE!

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