What to do in Illinois this Spring
As Winter gives way to Spring, Illinois begins to bloom. Illinois is full of activities to enjoy with your family and friends. We’ve put together a list of some top things to enjoy now as the weather gets a little warmer.
1. Visit an Outdoor History Museum
Spend a day with your family visiting Naper Settlement in Naperville, IL. This 19th-century living history museum allows visitors to explore how life has changed in Illinois over the last 200 years. See first hand how Naperville evolved from a simple frontier outpost to a thriving turn-of-the-century community.
Interact with the museum’s costumed interpreters who bring the local history to life. The museum complex is located on 13 acres and contains more than 30 historic buildings including the Martin Mitchell Mansion and a one-room schoolhouse.
2. Participate in a St. Paddy’s Day Parade
Take in a lower-key (but fun) St. Patrick’s Day. If you want to celebrate the day when everyone’s a little bit Irish but don’t want to deal with the crowds and mayhem of Chicago, check out the Elmhurst St Patrick’s Day Parade on March 9th.
The best parade in the suburbs, the Elmhurst St. Patrick’s Day parade features more than 80 floats, Irish Dancers, the Shannon Rovers, marching units, animated characters, local organizations, businesses and clubs that stretch a mile long. Join the fun with favorite Chicago mascots, Benny the Bull, Southpaw, and Tommy Hawk.
3. Take in Some Theater
Find out what happened to Hedda Gabler after she shut the door. Not familiar with Henrik Ibsen’s revolutionary play? No worries. “A Doll’s House, Part 2,” playing at Chicago’s Steppenwolf Theater Company, tells the hilarious story of the revolutionary wife and mother who returns to her family to ask an incredibly awkward favor. For more information contact the box office.
4. Rock Around the Clock
Fancy a 50’s Sock Hop? Head on over to Galena, IL where you can dance your socks off at the annual Dance Weekend.
Don’t know how to dance? No worries – the weekend features dance workshops and professional dance instructors that’ll make you want to get out on the dance floor with your favorite partner and skip the light fandango, 50’s style.
5. Take a Musical Trip Down Memory Lane
Enjoy a trip back in time at the Paramount Theatre in Aurora, IL. The Midtown Men bring their magic to Chicago audiences with a show featuring sixties hits from the Beatles, the Four Seasons, Motown, and more. The charming and talented foursome will delight and enthrall you while you enjoy a trip down memory lane. For tickets and information check out the theatre’s website.
6. Stop and Smell the Roses
Nothing signals spring like blooming flowers. Enjoy a visit to the 2019 Chicago Flower and Garden Show inside Navy Pier, March 20-24th.
The five-day event titled, “Flowertales: The Story Grows On,” features 21 life-sized gardens that attendees can stroll through, daily seminars, DIY workshops, crafts for kids, and a busy marketplace. Ideal for families, gardening newbies, and veterans alike, this event is a crowd favorite complete with hands-on experiences and nonstop fun in Chicago.
Call Illinois Home
Enjoy Illinois as you begin thawing this Spring!
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