If you have a horse lover in your family, take them to a majestic show that celebrates the bond between humans and horses. Cavalia, a multimedia experience designed by one of the co-founders of Cirque du Soleil, is a mesmerizing show full of edge-of-your-seat acrobatic stunts and a beautiful demonstration of equine ability. A few of the acts involve a show of unbridled horses demonstrating dressage techniques—think ballet for horses—with their handlers. This show is beautiful.
Discover how the gardens grow in Lincoln Park this weekend at the Sheffield Garden Walk and Festival. Take self-guided tours of more than 90 gardens and some guided architectural tours. Your little ones can play at the Kids’ Corner, where they’ll find a moonwalk, pig train, petting zoo and pony rides. Take in some live music from bands, including Rusted Root, Cowboy Mouth and School of Rock.
Taste your way through a new neighborhood this weekend at the Taste of River North. The fest offers live music, food, art and a family fun area featuring pet activities. Super Stolie and the Rock Stars perform, along with the Jessie White Tumblers and dance demonstrations. Kids can also have their faces painted and participate in arts and crafts.
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