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Four months of summer fun

May-August kids activity calendar

Sangamon Valley Civic Orchestra
May 19, 7:30pm. Concert features the Sangamon Valley Civic Orchestra. $10 adults, $5 students, free to ages 12 and under. hcfta.org. Hoogland Center for the Arts, Theatre 3, 420 S. 6th St., 523-2787.

The Three Musketeers
May 19-21, 25-27, 8pm. From the novel by Alexandre Dumas. In collaboration with Lincoln Land Community College. Directed by Mark Hardiman. $15 adults, $13 seniors, $10 children under 12. theatreinthepark.net. Theatre in the Park, Lincoln’s New Salem State Historic Site, 15588 History Lane, Petersburg, 632-5440.

8K Trail Run and Children’s Fun Run
May 20, 7-10am. Run 8K along a rolling, mostly dirt-and-mulch course through Lincoln Memorial Garden, the Ostermeier Prairie Center and along Forest Ridge. Registration: $25+ for 8K, $6 for kids’ fun run. lincolnmemorialgarden.org. 502-3992. Lincoln Memorial Garden, 2301 E. Lake Shore Dr., 529-1111.

Illinois Walk for Children features a one-mile walk followed by superhero-themed games for ages 12 and under.
PHOTO WWW.FACEBOOK.COM/PREVENTCHILDABUSEILLINOIS

 

Illinois Walk for Children

May 20, 10am-12:30pm. One-mile walk followed by superhero-themed games for ages 12 and under. Supports Prevent Child Abuse Illinois. $20 per person, free to ages 2 and under. illinoiswalkforchildren.org. 522-1129. Southern View Park, S. Fourth St., 529-3352.

The Old Capitol Art Fair is one of the most popular juried art fairs in the country.
PHOTO COURTESY SPRINGFIELD OLD CAPITOL ART FAIR

 

Old Capitol Art Fair

May 20-21, 10am-5pm Sat, 10am-4pm Sun. One of the most popular juried art fairs in the country. Original art, entertainment, food, children’s tent and more. Free admission. socaf.org. Old State Capitol, 1 Old State Capitol Plaza, 785-9363.

Springfield PrideFest

May 20, 12-10pm. Annual celebration features entertainment, dancing, vendors, food, drink, children’s area, teen lounge and more. Free. springfieldpride.org. 528-5253.
Downtown Springfield.

Little Turtle Day
May 20, 1-2:30pm. Learn about Vachel Lindsay’s poem “The Little Turtle,” act out the poem with puppets and touch a live turtle. Crafts, refreshments and more. Free. 782-6776. Vachel Lindsay Home State Historic Site, 603 S. Fifth St., 524-0901.

Teddy Bear Tea
May 20, 2-4pm. Kids bring their favorite stuffed animal for tea, poetry and Victorian-era games. Dressing up encouraged, not required. Free. 782-6776. Vachel Lindsay Home State Historic Site, 603 S. Fifth St., 524-0901.

Sangamon Valley Youth Symphony
May 21, 4pm. Concert features youth ensembles. $10 adults, $5 students, free to ages 12 and under. svys.org. 753-8000. Springfield High School, 101 S. Lewis St., 525-3100.

Aladdin, Jr.
Jun 2-4, 9-10, 8pm. Children’s musical filled with songs from the Disney movie. Directed by Adam Power. $15 adults, $13 seniors, $10 children under 12. theatreinthepark.net. Theatre in the Park, Lincoln’s New Salem State Historic Site, 15588 History Lane, Petersburg, 632-5440.

Super Saturday
Jun 3, Jul 1, Aug 5, 11am-3pm. Themed activities and crafts for ages 5+ and their families. illinoisstatemuseum.org. 782-0061. Illinois State Museum, 502 S. Spring St., 782-7386.

Willy Wonka
Jun 9-11, 14-18, 8:30pm. Musical is based off Roald Dahl’s timeless story of the world-famous candy man and his quest to find an heir. Tickets: $15 and $17 reserved, $10 and $12 lawn. themuni.org. The Muni, 815 E. Lake Dr., 793-MUNI.

Bob Steffan Summer Film Fest

Jun 13, 20, 27, Jul 11, 18, 25, 10-10:30am. 30-minute films every Tuesday in June and July for ages 3-8. Free with museum admission. illinoisstatemuseum.org. 782-5949. Illinois State Museum, 502 S. Spring St., 782-7386.

Sangamon County Fair
Jun 14-18. Carnival, contests, nationally-recognized entertainment, agricultural exhibits and more. $20 ages 11-62, $10 ages 5-10, free to ages 5 and under. sangcofair.com. 899-4566. Sangamon County Fairgrounds, 316 W. Birch St., New Berlin, 488-2685.

Mary Poppins
Jun 30, Jul 1-2, 5-9, 8:30pm. Musical based on the similarly titled Mary Poppins children’s books by P. L. Travers and the 1964 Disney film. Tickets: $15 and $17 reserved, $10 and $12 lawn. themuni.org. The Muni, 815 E. Lake Dr., 793-MUNI.

Fourth of July Celebration and Parade

Jul 3-4, 6-10pm Mon, 6am-10pm. Events include a parade, fishing tournament, 5K race, kids activities, live entertainment, flea market, fireworks, concessions and more. 243-5678. jacksonvilleil.org. Nichols Park, 319 Holken Brink Dr., Jacksonville.

The Legacy Theatre presents Disney’s Newsies: The Musical in July.
PHOTO WWW.NEWSIESTHEMUSICAL.COM/

 

Disney’s Newsies: The Musical

Jul 7-9, 12-16, 19-23, 7pm Wed-Thu, 8pm Fri-Sat, 2pm Sun. Captivating story of a band of underdogs who stand up to the most powerful men in New York. $25 advance, $30 day of; $22 seniors and children. atthelegacy.com. The Legacy Theatre, 101 E. Lawrence, 800-838-3006.

Morgan County Fair
Jul 12-16. Carnival, talent show, pageant, livestock, tractor pulls, live entertainment and more. themorgancountyfair.com. Morgan County Fairgrounds, 110 N. Westgate, Jacksonville, 245-6800.

High School Musical
Jul 14-16, 20-22, 8pm. Contemporary musical comedy featuring a popular high school basketball star and a shy new student who discover they both share a secret passion for singing. $15 adults, $13 seniors, $10 children under 12. theatreinthepark.net. Theatre in the Park, Lincoln’s New Salem State Historic Site, 15588 History Lane, Petersburg, 632-5440.

Big Dawg Dare
Jul 15, 7am-1pm. Extreme 5K run features inflatable obstacles and mud. Registration, bigdawgdare.com. Wolff Farms, 3153 N. 15th Ave., Litchfield, 866-733-5833.

Paint The Street Festival
Jul 22, 12-7pm. Paint a 6x6 square on the streets of downtown Springfield. All supplies included. $30 per square for members; $35 per square for non; $5 increase day of event. springfieldart.org. 523-2631. Downtown Springfield.

The Downhome Music Festival features local bands playing original songs on multiple stages, 100 craft beers, local food vendors, a kids area and more.
PHOTO BY SETH ADAMS PHOTOGRAPHY

 

Downhome Music, Beer and Art Festival

Jul 28-29. Local bands playing original songs on multiple stages, 100 craft beers, local food vendors, kids area. Admission. downhomemusicfest.com. Downtown Springfield.

Decatur Celebration
Aug 4-6, 12-10pm Fri-Sun. Family street festival featuring carnival, live music, parade, food, kids block and more. Free. decaturcelebration.com. 423-7000. Downtown Decatur.

Powerlight Super Cruise and Movie Night
Aug 4. New cruise route for 2017. Free. Powerlightkissfm@yahoo.com. 553-5271. Knights Action Park, 1700 Knights Recreation Dr., 546-8881.

Powerlight Abe Lincoln Car Show Spectacular
Aug 5, 8am-5pm. Includes ground and air displays. Car show features all makes and models. Spectators free. 553-5271. Knights Action Park, 1700 Knights Recreation Dr., 546-8881.
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