Get ready to welcome the spring season with new experiences to make your days brighter! From outdoor activities like nature walks and festivals, to exploring new areas and shops, there’s something for everyone. Here’s a round-up of five activities this weekend that we think you will love to kick off the spring season!
Laugh with the Puppets of ‘Avenue Q’
Music Theater Works presents the Tony Award-winning Avenue Q, a hilarious and irreverent musical that combines puppetry and live actors to explore the challenges and joys of growing up and finding your place in the world. Don’t miss your chance to experience this fantastic not-for-kids puppet musical before it closes!
Date: Closes April 2
Location: North Shore Center for Performing Arts, 9501 Skokie Blvd, Skokie
More info: northshorecenter.org
Join the First Annual Dog Easter Egg Hunt
Have a tail-wagging good time at the Dog Egg Hunt at Evanston Dog Beach! Bring your furry friend and watch as they sniff out eggs filled with delicious treats and prizes. This family-friendly event is the perfect way to spend a sunny spring day with your four-legged companion. Don’t forget to snap a photo with the Easter Bunny and enjoy the beautiful lakefront views at Evanston Dog Beach!
Date: April 1
Time: 10:30AM – 1:00PM
Location: Evanston Dog Beach, 1811 Sheridan Rd, Evanston
More info: cityofevanston.org
Party like Alice at the Mad Hatter Tea Party
Don’t be late for a very important date in the whimsical world of Alice in Wonderland at the Mad Hatter Tea Party! Put on your most creative hat and join the fun as we celebrate with tea, treats, and games inspired by Lewis Carroll’s classic tale. The whole family will love the chance to play croquet with the Queen of Hearts, meet the Cheshire Cat, and have their faces painted. This event is the perfect way to celebrate springtime and let your imagination run wild.
Date: April 1
Time: 10:30 – 11:45AM
Location: Highland Park Country Club, 1201 Park Ave W, Highland Park
More info: pdhp.org
Roll Over to Evanston for a Roller Skating Day
Strap on your skates and get ready to roll at the Roller Skating Day! Skate to your favorite tunes and enjoy the upbeat atmosphere, complete with colorful lights and disco balls. This event is a great opportunity to get some exercise while having a blast with your family and friends. Don’t have skates? No problem! Skates will be available to rent on-site!
Date: March 31
Time: 4:00 – 7:00PM
Location: Fleetwood-Jourdain Community Center, 1655 Foster St, Evanston
More info: chicagonorthshoremoms.com
Bring the Family to a Bunny Brunch
Hop on over to the Bunny Brunch at the Mallinckrodt Center in Wilmette! This family-friendly event is the perfect way to celebrate the spring season and enjoy a delicious brunch with the Easter Bunny. Brunch will be served with a variety of tasty treats and beverages for both kids and adults. This is the perfect opportunity to create lasting memories and kick off the spring season in style.
Date: April 1
Time: 9:00 – 11:30AM
Location: Mallinckrodt Community Center, 1041A Ridge Rd, Wilmette
More info: register.wilmettepark.org