VISIT & explore

Passport Europe Summer Festival

Immerse yourself in the diverse cultures of Europe with culinary delights, authentic musical performances, impressive dancing demonstrations, and much more. Hike the trails and explore the Arboretum's collections of trees and plants native to central and northern Europe, some of the oldest collections on the Arboretum grounds.


Activities and Storytelling:

Vendor Expo and European Food Options, 10:00a.m.-4:00p.m. in Meadow Lake Point
Croquet Open Play, 10:00a.m.-4:00p.m. along Meadow Lake
Chris Fascione – European folktales, 10:30 a.m. & 11:30a.m. in Meadow Lake Point
Dots and Splashes Face Painting, 11:00 a.m. -3:00p.m. in Meadow Lake Point

Live Performances:

The Brothers Grimm—Fairy Tale Performance, Saturday at 11:30a.m. on the Norway Spruce Stage and Sunday at 1:00p.m. on the Scots Pine Stage
Frank Lamphere & Rat Pack Jazz—Italian Music, 1:00 p.m. on the Norway Spruce Stage
Trillium--Celtic Folk Music, 12:00 p.m. in Meadow Lake Point
Guitarra Azul—Spanish Music with Flamenco Dancers, 2:00 p.m. on the Norway Spruce Stage
Illinois Piper –Bagpiper marching along Meadow Lake, 11:00 a.m.
McNulty Irish Dancers, 11:30 a.m. on the Scots Pine Stage
Nordic Folk Dancers of Chicago, 12:30 p.m. Saturday only, on the Scots Pine Stage
CanCandrea—French Can Can Dance Performance and Demonstration, 10:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m., & 1:30 p.m, Saturday only
Dionysos Dance Troupe—Greek Dance Performance and Demonstration, 2:00p.m. Saturday only, on the Scots Pine Stage
Polonia Ensemble Dance—Traditional Polish Dancing, 3:00p.m. on the Scots Pine Stage
Thistle & Heather Highland Dancers—Scottish Dance Performance, 4:00p.m. on Saturday and 3:00p.m. on Sunday
Jimmy’s Bavarians—Oompah music from Germany, 12:00p.m.-3:00p.m. on the Bavarian Forest Stage

European Tree Collections:

Learn more about the Central and Northern European tree collections at The Morton Arboretum. We invite you to take a hike on our West Side for a day-trip to Europe. Learn more

Chicago Pizza Boss 
Suzette's Creperie
Pierogi Wagon 
Beer Garden with pretzels and snacks, 12:00p.m.-3:00p.m.
Ginkgo Grill /Restaurant 


September 6-7
10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.


Passport Europe Festival FREE with regular admission