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Events and programs

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 trees@mortonarb.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:

Active at the Arb

Arbor Day 10K Run

Tails on the Trails

Theatre-Hikes®

Fall Color 5K

 

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:

Wednesdays, Woods & Wine

Thursday Family Nights

Drive-In Nights: Movies at The Morton Arboretum

Chamber Concerts

Illumination: Tree Lights at The Morton Arboretum

 

Culinary events

Discover your inner chef or just enjoy a delicious meal or drink. Our savory selection of culinary events will surely make your mouth water:

Chef's Table: Monthly Cooking Classes 

Breakfast with the Bunny 2015

Easter Brunch 2015

Mother's Day Brunch

Savor the Seasons: Farm to Table Dinner 

Father's Day BBQ

 

Festivals

Celebrate trees and the many benefits they give us, including alcohol. Unwind, explore, and make lasting memories at our festivals in the picturesque outdoors:

Travel America Summer Festival

Passport Europe Summer Festival

Drink It In: Beer Festival 

Fall Color Festival

Arbor Week

Destination Asia Summer Festival

 

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:

Northern Illinois Iris Society Plant Show

Chicagoland Daylily Society Show

The Art of Bonsai 

Edible Gardening Workshop Series

 

The Arboretum Store events

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:  

Woodturning Demonstrations

Clearance Sale

Fall Bulb Sale

Meet the Beekeeper

Glass Pumpkin Patch

Extra discount days for members

Artist's Trunk Show: Art by Rozanne

Jewelry Trunk Show: Nancy Neill

Garden Art Sale

 

See our full calendar of events