The Morton Arboretum offers a variety of events for adults, kids, and families to enjoy. Race under a canopy of trees, enjoy live music and a glass of wine, hone your gardening skills, and much more with one of our many annual events. See what exceptional entertainment we have in store.
If you require any special accomodations for an Arboretum program or event, please contact the Arboretum at least two weeks in advance at firstname.lastname@example.org or 630-968-0074 and press 0 to speak with the operator.
Active & recreational events
Walking, racing, hiking, and biking are just some of the ways you can explore the Arboretum while staying active. Check out which recreational events move you:
Arts & entertainment events
Music and art are often inspired by nature; a relationship the Arboretum cherishes and cultivates. Find what inspires you with one of our entertaining events:
Thursday Family Nights
Drive-In Nights: Movies at The Morton Arboretum
Discover your inner chef or just enjoy a delicious meal or drink. Our savory selection of culinary events will surely make your mouth water:
Farm to Table Dinner
Celebrate trees and the many benefits they give us, including alcohol. Unwind, explore, and make lasting memories at our festivals in the picturesque outdoors:
Gardening & horticultural events
Learn the trees and plants, gardening skills, and design techniques you need to create a beautiful landscape, or enjoy some of the products made by trees:
Chicagoland Daylily Society Show
The Art of Bonsai
Edible Gardening Workshop Series
The Arboretum Store is not only filled with a wonderful collection of nature-inspired gifts, but it is also the host of many events throughout the year. From jewelry trunk shows to garden art sales, there are many opportunities to find a unique treasure to cherish:
Artist's Trunk Show: Art by Rozanne
Jewelry Trunk Show: Nancy Neill
Garden Art Sale
Fall Bulb Sale
Meet the Beekeeper
Glass Pumpkin Patch
The Morton Arboretum welcomes new talent and event ideas!
If you are interested in performing for our events or know an entertainer that would be great, please email email@example.com. We also love to hear your ideas for events you'd like to see here, feel free to share.