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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 21 and 22, 2019
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Included in Arboretum admission.

Join us for a trip around Europe with our Passport Europe Festival on Saturday and Sunday, September 21 and 22, 2019. Treat your senses to live music ranging from Spanish flamenco to Polish polkas and Italian jazz! Marvel at dances from Ireland, Germany, and Greece and more. Try your hand at hurling, an Irish sport. Enjoy authentic European cuisine. And take a hike to explore our European tree and plant collections.

 

2019 Performer Schedule

*please note that performances are subject to change

Saturday, September 21

TIME                                   PERFORMANCE  

10am - 3pm             Alliance Francaise of Dupage County
10am - 3pm             Learn about Hurling, an Irish Sport
10am - 3pm             Hurdy Gurdy Performance and Demonstration, David Dolak
10am                        Ballet Performance, Salt Creek Ballet
10am                        Russian and Ukrainian Performance, Chicago Cossacks    
10am                        German Dance, Walstdttadttanzer Group
10:30am                   Story Telling, Chris Fascione
11am                        Italian Music, Frank Lamphere and Rat Pack Jazz
11am                        Polish Polka Music, The International Polka Association Tribute Band
11am                        Greek Dancing, Dionysos Dance Troupe
11:30am                   Story Telling, Chris Fascione 
noon                         Irish Music, Trillium Band 
noon                         German Oompah Band, Jimmy's Bavarians
noon                         Scandinavian Music, Chicago Spelmanslag
1pm                          Russian Music, Barynya Balalaika Duo
1pm                          Irish Dancing, McNulty Irish Dancers
1pm                          Polish Dancing, Polonia Ensemble 
2pm                          Scottish Dancing, Thistle & Highland Dancers
2pm                          Spanish Flamenco Music, Guitarra Azul
2pm                          Hungarian Dancing, Borozoda Ensemble 
2pm                          Story Telling, Chris Fascione

Sunday, September 22

TIME                                   PERFORMANCE 

10am - 3pm             Learn about Hurling, an Irish Sport
10am - 3pm             Hurdy Gurdy Performance and Demonstration, David Dolak
10am                        Ballet Performance, Salt Creek Ballet
10am                        Russain and Ukrainian Performance, Chicago Cossacks 
10am                        Norweigan Dancing, Leikarringen
10:30 am                 German Dance, Walstdttadttanzer Group
10:30am                  Story Telling, Chris Fascione
11am                       Italian Music, Frank Lamphere and Rat Pack Jazz 
11am                       Polish Polka Music, The International Polka Association Tribute Band
11am                       Greek Dancing, Dionysos Dance Troupe
11:30am                  Story Telling, Chris Fascione
noon                        Irish Music, Trillium Band
noon                        German Oompah Band, Jimmy's Bavarians 
noon                        Polish Dancing, Polonia Ensemble 
1pm                         Russian Music, Barynya Balalaika Duo
1pm                         Irish Folk Rock Music, FInger on the Trigger Band
1pm                         Swedish Music, Swedish American Children's Choir
2pm                         Scottish Dancing, Thistle & Highland Dancers 
2pm                         Spanish Flamenco Music, Guitarra Azul 
2pm                         Hungarian Dancing, Borozoda Ensemble 
2pm                         Story Telling, Chris Fascione   

 

Food and Refreshments

 

Participating Food Vendors:

Food truck availability is subject to change without notice.
 
Oktoberfest
Pita Heaven 
Roaming Hog
Sheekar Delights (Sunday Only)
Sweet and Savory Crepe Cafe
Wheels (Sunday Only)

 

Ginkgo Grill in Arbor Court
All fired up! Serving classic grilled favorites with some European flair. 
 

Ginkgo Restaurant and Cafe
Try our European-inspired special as well as regular menu service inside the Visitor Center.

Fees and Admission

Included in Arboretum admission.