Passport Europe Festival

Slideshow

  • Two woman and a man dressed in green costumes dancing. The woman's costumes also include a white apron
  • Two girls dressed is traditional embroidered shirts, belts, and ornamented aprons.
  • A man playing a or alpine horn, a straight several-meter-long wooden natural horn of conical bore, with a wooden cup-shaped mouthpiece.
  • Irish fold dancers dressed in traditional ornately embroidered dresses
  • The European larch is a tall tall with a pyramidal shape, horizontal branching with drooping branchlets. The soft green foliage turns golden yellow in fall.

Schedule and Location

September 22 and 23, 2018
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Included in Arboretum admission.

Please be advised that our crowds may be heavier than usual this weekend. We recommend arriving early and allowing for extra time to park.

Join us for a trip around Europe with our Passport Europe Festival on Saturday and Sunday, September 22 and 23, 2018. Treat your senses to live music ranging from Spanish flamenco to Polish polkas and Italian jazz! Marvel at dances from Ireland, Germany, and Greece. Try your hand at hurling, an Irish sport. Enjoy authentic European cuisine. And take a hike to explore our European tree and plant collections.

 

2018 Performer Schedule

Please note, performances subject to change. 

2018 Passport Europe Program.pdfPDF icon

Saturday, September 22

    TIME                          PERFORMANCE
10am - 3pm          Festival Information Tent
10am - 3pm          Make Swedish Hearts in the Library
10am - 3pm          Hurdy Gurdy performance, David Dolak
10am - 3pm          Learn about hurling, an Irish Sport
10am - 3pm          Alliance Francaise of Dupage County
10:00am                Ballet Performance, Salt Creek Ballet
10:00am                Russian and Ukrainian Performance, Chicago Cossacks
10:00am                German Dance, Walstadttanzer Group
10:30am                Story telling, Chris Fascione
11:00am                Italian Music, Frank Lamphere and Rat Pack Jazz
11:00am                Polish Polka music, Danny Mateja & IPA Tribute Band
11:00am                Greek Dancing, Dionyus Dance Troupe
11:30am                Story telling, Chris Fascione
noon                      Irish Music Performance,Trillium Band
noon                      German Oompah Band, Jimmy's Bavarians
noon                      Irish Dancing, McNulty Irish Dancers
1:00pm                  Russian music, Barynya Balalaika Duo
1:00pm                  Scandinavian music, Chicago Spelmanslag
1:00pm                  Hungarian Dancing, Borozda Ensemble
2:00pm                  Scottish Dancing, Thistle & Highland Dancers
2:00pm                  Spanish Flamenco Music, Guitarra Azul
2:00pm                  Polish Dancing, Polonia Ensemble
2:00pm                  Story telling, Chris Fascione

Sunday, September 23

    TIME                          PERFORMANCE
10am - 3pm          Festival Information Tent
10am - 3pm          Hurdy Gurdy performance, David Dolak
10am - 3pm          Learn about hurling, an Irish Sport
10:00am                Ballet Performance, Salt Creek Ballet
10:00am                Russian and Ukrainian Performance, Chicago Cossacks
10:00am                Spanish Dancing, Ensemble Espanol
10:30am                Story telling, Chris Fascione
11:00am                Italian Music, Frank Lamphere and Rat Pack Jazz
11:00am                Polish Polka music, Danny Mateja & IPA Tribute Band
11:00am                Greek Dancing, Dionysos Dance Troupe
11:30am                Story telling, Chris Fascione
noon                      Irish Music Performance,Trillium Band
noon                      German Oompah Band, Jimmy's Bavarians
noon                      Hungarian Dancing, Borozda Ensemble
1:00pm                  Russian music, Barynya Balalaika Duo
1:00pm                  Scandinavian music, Chicago Spelmanslag
1:00pm                  Polish Dancing, Polonia Ensemble
2:00pm                  Scottish Dancing, Thistle & Highland Dancers
2:00pm                  Spanish Flamenco Music, Guitarra Azul
2:00pm                  Norweigan Dancing, Leikkarinn
2:00pm                  Story telling, Chris Fascione

 

Food and Refreshments

Al Fresco European Cuisine
11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. - Delight in European flavors to complete your trans-atlantic trip.
 

Participating Food Vendors:

Food truck availability is subject to change without notice.
 
Food Trucks and Vendors
Crust Culture (Saturday Only)
Pirogi Wagon
Roaming Hog
Suzette's Creperie 
 
Ginkgo Grill in Arbor Court
All fired up! Serving classic grilled favorites and with some European flair.
 
Gingko Restuarant and Cafe
Try our European-inspired special as well as regular menu service inside the Visitor Center.

Fees and Admission

Included in Arboretum admission.