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
Croquet Open Play 
Chris Fascione – European folktales
Dots and Splashes Face Painting

Live Performances:

The Brothers Grimm—Fairy Tale Performance
Frank Lamphere & Rat Pack Jazz—Italian Music
Guitarra Azul—Spanish Music with Flamenco Dancers
Illinois Piper –Bagpiper marching along Meadow Lake
McNulty Irish Dancers
Nordic Folk Dancers of Chicago
CanCandrea—French Can Can Dance Performance and Demonstration
Dionysos Dance Troupe—Greek Dance Performance and Demonstration
Polonia Ensemble Dance—Traditional Polish Dancing
Thistle & Heather Highland Dancers—Scottish Dance Performance
Jimmy’s Bavarians—Oompah music from Germany


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


Passport Europe Festival FREE with regular admission