The Fifth Annual Spring Fun Fair is a Free Family Friendly Festival.
The fifth annual Spring Fun Fair will take place on Saturday, May 19, from 10:00am to 1:00pm at Mountain View Adventure Center, 510 E. Algonquin Road and across the street in the Juno Lighting parking lot. All activities, entertainment, and events are free to the public.
The popular Touch a Truck, sponsored by the Des Plaines Chamber of Commerce, will be located in the Juno Lighting Parking Lot. Kids of all ages are invited to get behind the wheel of big rigs, construction trucks, and road equipment and explore fire engines, police cars, and emergency vehicles. It is a hands-on opportunity for families to learn about the City of Des Plaines’ public safety equipment and for kids to honk the horn and thrill to the sound of the siren.
The Pooch, Pet & Pedal Parade, sponsored by the Des Plaines City Special Events Commission kicks off at 11:00am with awards and prizes immediately following. Registration is from 10:00am-11:00am in the parking lot of Mountain View Adventure Center. Participants can compete in ten categories ranging from best theme and best dressed to best helmet and best wheels.
The Izzak Walton League will be on hand for fishing tips, and young and experienced anglers alike can participate in catch and release fishing at the Mountain View Retention Ponds. Try your luck reeling in sunfish, blue gills and large mouth bass.
Two popular attractions back for another year are the bike Safety Town for young riders sponsored by Maine Township, and free bike helmets for the first 50 children who need them, sponsored by the Des Plaines Healthy Community Foundation.
Kids can also test their skills on the Lattof YMCA Climbing Wall and try their luck in an oversized, inflatable obstacle course sponsored by the Des Plaines Park District. The Park District will also be running a Kids’ 100-yard dash at 11:00am on the Prairie Lakes field. Children will be divided into three age groups: 3-5, 6-9, and 10-13. Ribbons will be awarded for First, Second, and Third place in each age group.
New this year is a petting zoo sponsored by Alan Tinker Plumbing & Rodding LLC. Kids can get nose to nose with some friendly four legged friends. Don’t forget to bring your camera.
The Spring Fun Fair promises something for everyone in the family…and it is all free!
Free parking is available in the Juno Lighting parking lot. For more information visit www.DPParks.org or call 847-391-5700.