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Kids Activites

​The Eyes to the Skies Festival is a family friendly festival and has an extensive Children’s Area. In our Children’s Area you will find a wide variety of activities for children of all ages, including various shows, art projects, specialty vendors, a specialty circus, costumed characters, rides, and much, much more.  Entry into the Children’s Area is free with your festival admission, although there are some additional costs for some of the rides and activities charged by our vendors.

Below is our existing schedule of events for the Children’s Area.  We are constantly changing and adding new things up until the days before the Festival. Please check back to get the latest information, activity, and shows listing.

KIDS AREA DETAILED INFORMATION

Animal Quest
Animal Quest is an animal outreach company providing informative, entertaining live animal presentations for a broad spectrum of audiences and events. Animals are our passion. Our goal is to bring the wonders and wows of the animal kingdom to people of all ages, bringing to light the beauty and truth in the creatures of the wild. Join us for the opportunity to see and touch animals you may not have even known existed.


Art Room

Art Room is a place to embrace your artistic talent! We offer fine arts lessons to both adults and children. Many mediums are taught at our studio. Pencil, charcoal, pastels, water color, acrylic paint, and pottery.

We will host your next birthday party, girl scout and boy scout event, even your next ladies night out!

Art Room also offers an AFTER SCHOOL program. We will pick up your child from school and bring them back to the studio for a fun and relaxing place to create art. Monday – Friday 3-6. The After School program has flexible attendance – you pick what days you would like to come after school!

2731 Maple Ave
Lisle, IL 6053
630-778-9825


ATA Karate for Kid
s
Our goal is to teach not only the physical aspects of Tae Kwon Do, but also the mental benefits. At the ATA Black Belt Academies, all of our certified instructors follow the philosophy that “Every kid is a winner” and “Every kid is special.” As part of a nationally recognized organization, our instructors receive continuous training in the latest motivation and teaching systems for a kid like yours. One of the first improvements you will notice in your children is increased self confidence and self esteem.
Karate for Kids – ATA Family Center
51 Danada Square East
Wheaton, IL 60189
Telephone: 630-681-0060
Fax: 630-681-0061
Web: http://www.karate4kids.org


THE BAREFOOT HAWAIIAN

Bringing the Hawaiian Islands to the Midwest and the Mainland for more than 40 years, the Barefoot Hawaiian is the most complete source and the largest provider of anything Hawaiian, Tahitian, and Polynesian in the entire Chicago area and covers the Mainland with its world-class entertainment.
Entertainment — Hula & Polynesian Dancers, Tahitian Dancers, Samoan Fire-Knife Dancers, Solo Musician, Full Hawaiian Band, Tahitian Drum Team, Lei Greeters, Show Emcee, Live Tropical Parrot, and much more. Whether you need a single entertainer or an entire full-cast Polynesian revue, whether yours is a family affair or a large corporate event, whether private or public, whether right here in Chicago or located the other side of the globe, we are ready to perform for you and your guests.

Dance Studio — From basic hula for fun to advanced and professional Polynesian dance training, we have been teaching the Hawaiian arts longer than any other company in Chicago and have the largest student body. Our students range from 3-years old to seniors, and we are the only Hawaiian Arts Dance Company in the Chicago area with its own permanent studio and school.

Hawaiian Shop — As the only Hawaiian performing arts company in Chicago with its own store, we have the authentic Hawaiian merchandise you’re looking for yet at prices that compare to mail order. Grass skirts, aloha shirts, pareos, mu’umu’us, luau party goods, leis, music, and more are in stock, or if you need something special we can custom order it for you

The Barefoot Hawaiian, Inc.
1401 East Oakton Street
Des Plaines, Illinois 60018

Phone: (847) 699-7336
Fax: (847) 699-6976


Bear Paddle
About Bear Paddle: Bear Paddle Swim School is a local business specialized in the best in swim lessons! Providing swim lessons and water safety training to Aurora, Woodridge and Orland Park locations in Suburban Chicago. It is known for its quality lessons, friendliness, community water safety outreach and overall fun brand. Convenient and easy online registration available at bearpaddle.com. Stop by and meet Paddle and take a spin on the prize wheel.
Guest Appearance – Paddle


Big Run Wolf Ranch
Big Run Wolf Ranch is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, federally licensed, wildlife education facility featuring rescued North American wildlife. Our animals include timberland, arctic and British Columbian wolves, coyote, black bear, cougar, groundhog, skunk, porcupine and many other wild and domestic animals. Our programs to off-site locations include only the animals that we can travel with. At our facility we provide up-close and personal wildlife lectures with guided and unguided tours, overnight camping and open house events. Our programs are for all ages – children and adults. We love our animals and our audiences and they love us!


Brian Wismer

Brian Wismer Enterainment (aka FunWizz )offers High Energy Interactive Entertainment that gets people of all ages moving, learning, socializing and playing. As a Former Ringling Circus Clown and Certified Sports Trainer / Educator, I know how to get everyone moving and having Fun!!!
My Shows whether they be for a School, Library, Corporation or Private Party will Educate, Motivate and most of definately Entertain all that partake.
The Ultimate Health and Fitness Team Challenge
The Wild and Wacky Team Games
The Simon Says Challenge
Interactive Game Shows
Company Picnics
Team Building
Balloon Twisting
Crazy Fun Characters
And so much more!

http://www.funwizz.com/

Bulls/Sox Academy
Bulls/Sox Academy is the Official Youth Sport Development Program of the Chicago Bulls and White Sox!

Owned and operated by both teams, the Bulls/Sox Academy provides year-round camps, clinics, private lessons and training to thousands of children every year. We offer beginner through advanced basketball, baseball, and fastpitch softball programs for boys and girls ages 5-18. Year-round programs are available in Lisle and LaGrange as well as hundreds of community park districts throughout suburban Chicagoland.

All of our programs are focused on Youth Development to give each young athlete the opportunity to reach their athletic potential and teach some life-lessons along the way!

Visit BullsSoxAcademy.com or call 630-324-8221 for more information.


Castles and Capes Character Parties Chicago

Castles and Capes Character Parties Chicago is devoted to truly making magic a reality by bringing to life characters from everyone’s favorite fairytales and stories. By providing quality customer service and using skilled performers that love the characters they play, we strive to make every customer’s experience with us a dream come true!

Castles and Capes Character Parties Chicago
castlesandcapeschicago@gmail.com
630-880-1370


The Cat’s Pajamas

The Cat’s Pajamas – Vocal Band is a five person a cappella group that has been touring around the world since 2005 and has recently been featured on Next Great American Band, America’s Got Talent and season 3 of NBC’s The Sing-Off.
Founded by Brian Skinner, The Cat’s Pajamas entered the national spotlight when they placed in the top 10 while performing their Oreo Cookie Jingle for Randy Jackson.

After years of performing on Celebrity and Norwegian cruise ships as guest entertainers, The Cat’s Pajamas have performed over 200 shows per year at the Andy Williams Moon River Theatre and Music City Centre Theatre in Branson, MO. They also perform Corporate shows, private parties, Fairs & Festivals, Casinos, Colleges and High Schools across the Mid-West as part of their Music In Schools tour. To date, The Cat’s Pajamas have raised over $100,000 for music education programs across the country.
http://www.vocalmeow.com/


Cielito Lindo

Videos:
La Charreada: https://youtu.be/dKYX9W4gSWA?t=34s
National Anthem @ Chicago Bulls: https://youtu.be/SkwlHTiWPnk
Ceilito Lindo: https://youtu.be/TwWLBLGuep4
“Chicago Tonight”: http://bit.ly/28Mgy9K

Cielito Lindo’s 5 musicians range in age from 10 to 39 and are all members of the 9 person Lucero family (2 parents & 7 children). The Lucero family moved to Chicago from New Mexico in 2015 for all of the opportunities that a larger city can provide. This musical family was featured on “Chicago Tonight” in 2016: http://bit.ly/28Mgy9K

This musical story starts with the eldest sons who began performing with their father in public at 3 and 4 years old. In the last two years, Cielito Lindo has been invited to perform at the National Museum of Mexican Art, WGN morning news, WGN Radio, Old Town School of Folk Music, Navy Pier and the Chicago Bulls.
The group performs “mariachi” and the traditional music of Mexico but also performs the occasional a cappella & English pop song. These musicians use their powerful voices along with the guitar, vihuela, guitarron, & trumpet to make beautiful acoustic music. Their repertoire includes bolero, ranchera, cumbia, huapango & son. Established in 2013, Cielito Lindo has performed for over 100 events both in and around Illinois.
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/CielitoLindoFamilyFolkMusic/
Instagram: @cielitolindofamily
Website: www.CielitoLindo.co


Coldstone Creamery Woodridge

If it has anything to do with ice cream, it has everything to do with Cold Stone Creamery. From unique ice cream “Creations” to smoothies, cakes and shakes – nobody serves up the ultimate indulgence like Cold Stone.

Start by choosing one of our ice cream, yogurt or sorbet flavors–made fresh in our stores every day–then choose from a wide variety of fruits, candies or nuts to have mixed into your ice cream. We’ll use our signature process for preparing your custom creation on a frozen granite stone. Finish it off with a fresh baked waffle cone or bowl!

We also make ice cream cakes by hand in stores. Order yours today at http://coldstonecakes.com/

3520 Seven Bridges Dr, Ste 102, Woodridge, Illinois 60517
(630) 322-9640
Email coldstonewoodridge@gmail.com
Website http://www.coldstoneultimatecatering.com


Color Me Bright Preschool
Color Me Bright Preschool has a brand new take on preschool, where art, music, movement, and drama guide your little learner’s education. An Art room and Music & Movement studio encourages creativity and self-exploration. Color Me Bright -Preschoolers are encouraged to learn through self-exploration and interactive learning!

Color Me Bright also offers specialized Art Expression Classes for children 1-5 years old. Open for the summer & fall, these classes include story time, art, tumbling, and lots of creative movement classes!

Looking for a break from the sun this summer? Join us for a weekly themed summer camp, complete with games, crafts, music, & more!

*Visit our booth and we will enhance your inner art bug through a FREE craft and creative movement class!

Contact:
1600-B1 Maple Ave
Lisle, IL 60532
630-442-7983 www.colormebrightpreschool.com info@colormebrightpreschool.com


Cosley Zoo

Cosley Zoo is situated on five acres and dotted with ponds, this nationally recognized zoo, located in Wheaton, offers an up close experience with a large variety of domestic farm animals and native Illinois wildlife. A stroll through the barn gives visitors an opportunity to encounter a wooly llama, playful goats and a host of other animals. Discover wildlife exhibits, with their shady expanses which immerse you in natural habitats for White-tailed Deer, Red Fox, Three-toed Box Turtles, a Black-crowned Night Heron and a collection of other animals.


Dave DiNaso’s Traveling World of Reptiles

If you are reading this right now it’s most likely because someone told you about us or recommended us to you. Over the past 20 years we have performed more than FOURTEEN THOUSAND shows in the chicago-land area. The web site, a few boxes of business cards and hundreds of free t-shirts is the extent of our advertising. The majority of people who know about us found out about us through word of mouth. We love what we do and it shows. If you have never seen The Traveling World of Reptiles it can best be described as an up-close, live, and extremely interactive or “hands on” experience about reptiles and amphibians from around the world. We blend education and a unique style of humor to form a totally original experience that makes our presentation every bit as entertaining as it is educational. In other words you will be every bit as impressed with the performer as you are with the animals. This is only a general description because each show is unique and much of what we say is total improv. Our 60 to 75 minute show is always safe and professional and we never force anyone to touch or handle the animals if they choose not to. If you would like the opportunity to see, touch, and learn about reptiles from all over the world and laugh a lot while doing so, you will love the Traveling World of Reptiles show.


Engineering For Kids

Engineering For Kids has Expanded its Classroom, Bringing the Best in S.T.E.M Enrichment to Children Across the World
Engineering For Kids began when Dori Roberts, founder and CEO, noticed that there was a lack of engineering programs in the area to enroll her then 6 and 8 year old children. Dori opened her first location in 2009 and began franchising her business in 2011. Since then, Engineering For Kids has opened 145 locations in 21 countries.

Engineering For Kids continues to grow rapidly, with plans to add 30 new franchise locations in 2016. Since our inception has had over 150,000 students take a program. Our franchisees share Roberts’ passion for the program, understanding the need for fun and engaging STEM enrichment.
Chicago’s Western Suburbs
(Naperville, Aurora, Oswego, Plainfield, Bolingbrook, Montgomery, Wheaton, Elburn and Sugar Grove)
630-851-7525
cws@engineeringforkids.net


Exotic Wildlife Sanctuary

Our mission at the Exotic Wildlife Sanctuary is to excite the public and foster a desire to preserve and learn about the wildlife that we share this planet with. Exotic Wildlife Sanctuary is a USDA licensed and insured 501(c)(3) nonprofit wildlife sanctuary based in Cook County, Illinois. Our staff consists of professionals with extensive experience in the handling and training of a diverse collection of exotic wildlife as well as educating the public. Our facility provides a permanent home for our animal ambassadors that have come to us from other licensed educational facilities, confiscated, owner relinquished, illegal pets, or non-releasable wildlife. We strive to provide the utmost in care for our animals from diet and nutrition to affection training and behavioral enrichment. For additional information please visit our website www.exoticwildlifesanctuary.org or our facebook page www.facebook.com/ews.nfp


Fruitful Yield

At Fruitful Yield, we’re all about offering you practical and affordable ways to live a healthy life. Our staff is trained in product knowledge and current trends in the health industry, so we’re always prepared to help you find products to reach your personal health goals! We invite you to consider a comprehensive approach to living naturally by checking out one of our thirteen Chicago-land locations!
Website: facebook.com/TheFruitfulYield


Giant Steps

www.facebook.com/mygiantsteps
Giant Steps’ mission is to provide individuals with autism spectrum disorders (ASD), and their families, with superior educational and therapeutic services focused on improving the quality of daily life from early childhood through young adulthood. From its founding in 1996, Giant Steps has given individuals with ASD opportunities to participate in the outside community, access to educational and vocational opportunities, and a chance to exist in a structured and supportive environment that will lead to increased independence.


Hidden Key Escapes

Hidden Key Escapes is a fun and unique interactive escape room in Naperville, IL. Locked in a room, with only an hour to escape, you and your team must search the room, find clues and codes, use logic and critical thinking skills to solve puzzles, riddles and ciphers, all in an attempt to find the objective and escape the room.”


Hix Bro Music

John Hix opened his first guitar studio on Benton Street, on the east side of Aurora in his mother’s house in 1946. He married Eileen Petritsch in 1946, and bought a house on Farnsworth Ave. in Aurora in 1947 and converted his garage into a teaching facility. In 1952 he moved his wife and 4 children to Burbank, California to work in the aerospace industry only to move back to Aurora in 1955 and again pursue his teaching and retail business.

John and Eileen Hix retired in 1996 and the three brothers bought the store and changed the name to Hix Brothers Music. The store was moved to its current location adjacent to the Fox Valley Mall in 1999 and has 11 teaching studios, a guitar repair shop, amplifier repair, a dedicated audio/tube amp room, and an acoustic guitar area. On April 1st 2003, Hix Bros. Music opened its second location in Batavia… no foolin’.
Aurora
4315 Westbrook Drive
Aurora, Illinois 60504
Google Map
phone: 630.898.8840
email: hixmusic@hixbrosmusic.com
hours: Mon-Thu 11 to 8; Fri 12 to 7; Sat 9 to 5; Sun 12 to 5
Batavia
1941 West Wilson Street
Batavia, Illinois 60510
Google Map
phone: 630.406.0044
email: hixbrosbatavia@hixbrosmusic.com
hours: Mon-Thu 11 to 8; Fri 12 to 7; Sat 10 to 5; Sun 12 to 5


Jason Kollum

Juggler, Stilt-Walker
& Balloon-Twister
Fantastic entertainment for kids of all ages, families and adults at any event!
Perfect for ANY EVENT with any amount of people!
Six Types of Entertainment Available!
• The Rock n’ Roll Variety Juggling Show!
• Stilt-Walking!
• Balloon-Twisting!
• Strolling (Walk-Around) Entertainment!
• See a Juggler! Be a Juggler!: The Total-Participation & Interactive Juggling, Balancing, and Circus Arts Workshop where YOU become the Juggler!
• Build a Balloon: The Ultimate Balloon Twisting Workshop where YOU become the Balloon Artist!
Community events, festivals, parades, park districts, schools, libraries, cub scout banquets, summer camps, childcare centers, birthday parties, country clubs, block parties, churches, synagogues, restaurants, grand openings, and ALL types of events!!!
Perfect for Corporate events too, including team-building exercises, trade shows, corporate galas, sales presentations, and more!
Jason Kollum
jdkollum@yahoo.com
847.212.4493


Ken Schultz “The0 Flying Fool”

For over 20 years Ken Schultz, “The Flying Fool”, has been dazzling audiences across the United States & Canada. Ken’s show is time tested, clean & has positive fun that will not offend, but rather bring the best out of any group. Ken uses a symphony of juggling, physical comedy, humor and improvisation. The real magic of Ken’s show is his use of audience participation where he lets the audience become part of the show, guiding them through a ridiculous adventure. Ken amazes people with stunts of fire-eating, bowling ball juggling, and balancing an 8 ft. table on his chin. The comic freshness of Ken’s character and improvisation keeps the audience laughing and smiling throughout the show. Your organization will have something to talk about for days after one of Ken’s performances. Ken Schultz, “The Flying Fool”, is dedicated to making you look good at your next event

Knockerball Chicago Bubble Soccer
KNOCKERBALL Chicago – Bubble Ball Fun
Checkout what everyone is talking about, only $5
It’s your chance to Get in the Ball!
knockerballchicago.com (630) 635-6120


Language Stars

Language Stars features a dynamic learning environment that helps children learn new languages and become global citizens. Native-speaking teachers use FunImmersion® to instruct young learners in Spanish, Mandarin, French, Italian, German and Arabic.
At the Language Stars Naperville Center, we teach foreign language classes for kids between the ages of 1 and 12 years old. Our award-winning classes are taught entirely in Spanish, French, Mandarin, German or Italian and children may enroll in any class at any time.

https://www.languagestars.com/
Contact Info
Phone: 630-357-3700
Fax: 630-357-3141
Email: naperville@languagestars.com
Location Address
116 West Gartner Rd., Suite 104
Naperville, IL 60540


LEGOLAND Discovery Center Chicago

About
Welcome to LEGOLAND Discovery Center Chicago! Step inside and you’ll feel as though you’ve just jumped in to the world’s biggest box of LEGO bricks! With over 3 million LEGO bricks under one roof, what will you discover?
General Information
LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Chicago is an indoor family entertainment destination with over two million LEGO® bricks and nine attractions. Take a look inside here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O9Khhigk_qs

Located at the Streets of Woodfield, 601 N. Martingale Rd. in Schaumburg, LEGOLAND Discovery Center is 30 minutes from downtown Chicago by car.

Special annual pass and ticket offers are always available at www.LEGOLANDdiscoverycenter.com/Chicago.

LEGOLAND Discovery Center is a part of the Merlin Entertainments Group.

https://chicago.legolanddiscoverycenter.com/


Lisle Library

Lisle Library District is located 25 miles west of Chicago in the western suburbs of DuPage County. Serving the village of Lisle and a portion of unincorporated Naperville, Lisle Library District circulates more than 465,000 items borrowed by patrons each year.

The Lisle Library District reaches over 26,000 patrons with events, programming and classes, and contrains a rich collection of resources, audio-visual items, and technology and digital materials. It is constantly evolving to meet the dynamic needs of patrons, and serves as a place to research, study, experience cultural programming, grow in knowledge and gather as a commuity.
Established in 1965, the mission of Lisle Library District is to provide the highest level of service, programming and materials that enrich, educate and empower the community.
https://www.lislelibrary.org/


Magic, Music & More

Who are we?
Magic, Music, and More was founded by an elementary school teacher and mother with a passion for the arts. “I’ve always been involved in theatre/music. I wanted to find a way to be my own boss as well as bring joy and happiness to children and families. Parties of all sorts are a way of bringing the people you love together. I would love for my company to provide those you love with memories that will last a lifetime!” We specialize in princess party characters!

Our Mission
We want to provide every child with a magically memorable experience. We work hard to find quality performers who genuinely enjoy putting smiles on ALL faces! Our princess party characters are dedicated individuals who work hard at fine tuning their acting and singing skills. They meet on a weekly basis to rehearse and work on vocals as well as continue to audition and star in productions of many sorts! Not only is the performance side important, but working with children is a skill all of our princess party characters have plenty of experience with! Our cast has a wide range of mothers, teachers, actors, singers, students, assistants, and volunteers who make working with children a daily commitment.

Chicago, IL 60633
magicmusicmorechicago@gmail.com
Tel: 773-564-0783
http://www.magicmusicmorechicago.com/


Main Event Entertainment

Main Event’s full-scale entertainment experience is a premier choice for Company Holiday Parties, Summer Picnics, Employee Appreciation Events, Company Meetings, Team Building, Offsite Training, Group Celebrations, Product Launches, and Corporate Outings of all kinds. Our private meeting space, multiple FUN-filled venues, and Chef-crafted themed Buffets provide an all-inclusive location that everyone can enjoy. Choose from several combinations of games, food and FUN to create the perfect event for your group. Main Event has great food, full-service bars, meeting rooms with free, advanced audio/video capabilities, large flat screen TVs, superior customer service and accommodations for groups from 10 to 1000. In addition, large groups can reserve the entire facility for a “Rent the Event,” the ULTIMATE party, in which Main Event becomes their own private playground.
Please contact us:
630-393-9400
www.mainevent.com


Maxma Martial Arts

Here at Max Martial Arts, we teach both Taekwondo (3.5yr &up) and Hapkido (13yr&up). Both of these sports may differ in style, but the benefits are the same. If you would like to know more, check out our school website or Facebook! The overarching goal of Max Martial Arts school is to build our students’ self-esteem, which we do by acknowledging, recognizing and rewarding not just our students’ accomplishments and successes, but their efforts as well.
Contact info – Email: maxmalisle@gmail.com
Phone: 331-213-7144
Website: www.max-martialarts.com


Miss Jamie’s Farm

Miss Jamie comes to your party to sing and play for the kids! Miss Jamie: Bringing Farm Fresh Fun to your Barnyard Babies and ‘Tater Tots. If you’re in Illinois and looking for musical entertainment for your child’s party that’s energetic, engaging, and downright adorable, Miss Jamie’s Farm kids music show is just for you!
Praised by:
-WGN
-The Chicago Tribune
-Chicago Parent Magazine
-Red Tricycle
-Time Out Chicago
and by happy kids and parents across the land!
http://www.missjamiesfarmparties.com/
(773) 609-5045


Naperville Yard

Naperville Yard is the area’s premier indoor sports complex! Our 100,000 sf facility has four indoor turf fields, a 5-level PlayTower, Inflatables Field, and Party Room. We host field rentals, Birthday Parties, Sports Training, leagues, and much more.
Active Childcare, a state-of-the-art 10,000 of daycare, is located in the building, as well as Acceleration- our Speed & Agility School.
1607 Legacy Circle
630-245-1100
www.Napervilleyard.com


Naperville Humane Society

Naperville Area Humane Society (NAHS) is a non-profit, limited admission animal shelter accepting cats and dogs. Our shelter can house as many as eighteen dogs and forty cats.

Each animal is tenderly cared for at NAHS. Entering a shelter can be stressful or possibly even terrifying to some cats and dogs. Our dedicated and highly trained staff and volunteers offer compassionate care to each animal and work to address his or her individual needs.
The staff works diligently to match the needs of each pet with a family eager to adopt a dog or cat. While at NAHS, all animals receive basic vaccinations as well as medical care. All animals are neutered or spayed before being released to their new owners. In addition, dogs’ temperaments are thoroughly assessed before being made available for adoption.

Unfortunately, there continues to be far too many cats and dogs needing help in our society. Since we cannot solve this overwhelming problem ourselves, we have evolved our approach to the homeless animal crisis to include innovative community service initiatives, such as humane education and a behavior helpline, while we continue to re-home animals.
http://www.napervilleareahumanesociety.org/


Nick Connell

People and organizations hire me to foster a dynamic vibe with balloon “magic.” If you are planning a small or large gathering of any sort with some need for unique pizzaz, I could be a great addition to your party. Being dubbed “a normal person who can dazzle with balloons,” I have a passion for engaging with people (yes, children to adults) and creating fun moments together: with wit, humor and creativity.

I make every attempt to be prompt and professional, relaxed and flexible. And I wear the most natural smile my parents put on me. 🙂

I’ve entertained at a wide array of events: bar mitzvahs, wedding receptions, large fundraisers, birthday parties, block parties, festivals, carnivals, christenings, grand re-openings, bring your kids to work day, and the like. People hire me typically as the lead entertainment, and also as part of a larger mix of events and entertainment.

The typical amount of time is 1.5 – 2 hours, but I’ve been known to entertain for an entire day, without losing much luster. Fun will be had!

Nick Connell
Balloon twisting entertainment for you party or event!
860/992-6967
nick.balloons@gmail.com


Odyssey Fun World

Odyssey Fun World is a great place to have your child’s next birthday party! Featuring 2 levels of redemption and video games, Odyssey Fun World prides itself as beating the competition with the latest technology, and award winning redemption center. Whether your Child is only 2 years old, or even 45, Odyssey Fun World has activities sure to entertain your guests. And to help your family out, in planning for that special birthday party, our facilities offer several different party packages at discounted rates.
www.odysseyfunworld.com


Magic by Randy

For Chicago’s Best In Magical Entertainment, Magic By Randy Is Your One-Stop Source For Fun, Interactive Entertainment.
From corporate board rooms to trade shows to birthday parties, Chicago’s magician, Randy Bernstein has performed his unique style of magic-comedy for corporate clients and employees at some of Chicago’s most prominent companies and trade shows, as well as at Chicago area park districts, schools, libraries, and private events and parties.

Randy’s careful attention to each client’s requests ensures a customized show for every event, big or small. Whatever your need — from corporate magic shows to fundraising events and birthday parties — Chicago’s Magic by Randy is sure to leave a lasting impression.
(847) 486-1410
http://www.magicbyrandy.com/


Rock ‘n’ Kids

Rock ‘n’ Kids provides the Tot Rock and Kid Rock music and movement classes for children ages 1-5 years at park districts in the Chicago-land area! Sing, dance and play our way! Enrolling soon for fall classes! View a complete class schedule at www.rockitkids.com/ 847-961-6584


Salto Entertainment

About Salto Entertainment
Salto Entertainment was founded by Ivan España, a fifth generation heir to an incredible variety of circus history and talent. Ivan began performing as a young child and by his teens was an accomplished star on the family’s trapeze act named “The Flying Españas.” The Flying Españas gained global recognition by presenting an elegant and modern interpretation of the traditional flying trapeze act which has influenced and inspired trapeze artist ever since.

As Ivan’s talents as a performer were established, his interest in custom riggings were developing. Ultimately, his fascination with custom riggings, along with an emerging interest in daredevil stunts, led him to the development of a variety of new acts, including one of the first double Sky-wheels and a modernized presentation of motorcycle Thunder-Dome, a.k.a., The Globe of Death, along with the bungee trapeze and the graceful aerial Chiffon.

Through his innovation and showmanship, Ivan has been privileged to perform at The Sydney Opera House in Australia, Tivoli Gardens in Copenhagen, Kiss in Concert, NBC’s “Death-Defying Thrills”, Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus and played a prominent role in the Lear Levin-Walt Disney Pictures video production “Circus”. These performances have led to international prizes such as the prestigious Silver Clown at the International Circus Festival in Monte Carlo in 1990 and the Action Maverick Award in New York City in 2007.

Challenged and inspired to continue influencing the circus, Ivan, together with his brother, Noe, brought to life one of the most spectacular productions, CIRQUESA-DreamQuest. CIRQUESA quickly became the Trip Advisor #1 Attraction in Virginia Beach in 2013. Thriving by the challenge to create the impossible, Ivan has continued to create a variety of new acts and productions, including Cirque Holidays, Moto Psycho Circus and more.
List of Credits
• Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus
• Circus Atayde
• Circus Festival, Madrid, Spain
• International Circus Festival of Monte Carlo
• KISS Live in Concert
• NBC’s “Death-Defying Thrills” (frequently rebroadcast on The Learning Channel)
• Disneyland Live Performances and Disney Sing-along Video
• Six Flags America, Baltimore, MD
• Championship Auto Shows
• Hotel Lotte’s “Las Vegas Show,” Pusan, Korea
• Fight for Children Foundation, Washington D.C.
• Tivoli Gardens, Copenhagen, Denmark
• Bravo! Entertainment TX
• STREB • Circo Fantastico
• Six Flags Great America Chicago and Washington DC
• Feria de Pachuca y Texcoco Mexico
• Las Vegas Circus of lights
• Kennywood Park PA
• Walmart’s shareholder meeting event 2008
• Defiant tour in Puerto Rico
• The Fallsview Casino, Niagara Falls, CA
• Le Grand Cirque, Destin, FL
• Le Grand Cirque, Myrtle Beach, FL
• CIRQUESA Dream Quest
• The Sydney Opera House, Sydney, Australia
• Queensland Performing Arts Centre, Brisbane, Australia
• Cirque Musica

(941)416-7760
Salto Entertainment, LLC, 1811 Englewood Rd, #234, Englewood, FL 34223
Email Us info@saltoent.com


SciTech

Over 200 interactive Science and Technology exhibits. 30,000sq feet of exciting science fun in an historic post office building in downtown Aurora. Two story TORNADO that you can stand inside of. Real life Storm Chasing Truck. Hot Air Balloon Simulator, Shadow Wall: Watch your shadow get trapped on the wall! Kane County Cougars Radar Baseball Throw: Measure the speed of your pitch! Virtual Topography Sand Box: Build a mountain and watch a lake form! Google Liquid Sky: 3D global journey. June 2014: Nano-Vation Labs (for ages 6 and under) June – August: Outdoor Science Park, Field Trips, Birthday Parties, Scout Events, Overnights, and so much more! Discovery Shop: One-Of-A-Kind STEM gifts for
your budding SCIENTIST !! SciTech STEM Discovery Academy: Preschool and Kindergarten
http://scitechmuseum.org/


Sky Zone Aurora Trampoline Park

Sky Zone Aurora has just completed construction of 3 new innovative activities at its trampoline park in Aruroa located by the Fox Valley Mall. These new activities include a state of the art Ninja Warrior Course, an extreme obstacle course that tests guests’ balance, skill and endurance, Sky Joust and Sky Ladder, both of which test balance and strength against your friends. A Warped Wall will be opening soon.

Sky Zone Aurora classic favorites such as Sky Slam, Foam Zone, and Ultimate Dodgeball are available to enjoy in the park as well as the popular GLOW, a weekly Friday/Saturday night event that takes jumping to the next level with black lights, lasers and a special guest DJ performance. Sky Zone Aurora also offers Toddler Time and SkyFit classes as well as Home School Jump and Sensory Sensitivity sessions

Stop by our Sky Zone Table today for a chance to win a FREE Birthday Party, passes, prizes and more!

87 Executive Drive
Aurora, IL 60504
331-207-4759
http://www.SkyZone.com/Aurora

SkyZoneAurora@skyzone.com


Soccer Shots – DuPage County

Soccer Shots is an engaging children’s soccer program for ages 2-8 with a focus on character development. Our caring team positively impacts children’s lives on and off the field through best-in-class coaching, communication and curriculum. Our coaches are the best-trained in the business. Our expert-approved curriculum is age-appropriate and aligns with childhood education standards. In addition we provide an exceptional customer experience and ongoing communication with parents.
For more info and to enroll:
http://www.soccershots.org/dupage
331-725-PLAY


The Children’s Museum in Oak Lawn

The Children’s Museum in Oak Lawn is a place for families to learn, explore and soar together. It’s a place for children to be creative, to role play, and to build. It’s a place for parents to be the teacher in their child’s life. It’s a place for discovery, learning, and fun! Our mission is to positively impact a child’s potential in life through play-based education.


Topgolf

Topgolf is the premier sports and entertainment venue is Chicagoland! Each venue features fun and competitive golf games for all ages, climate-controlled playing “bays” similar to a bowling lane, an impressive food and drink menu, private spaces for groups of any size, HDTVs to watch the big game and a music selection that will make every visit feel like a party.
Topgolf Naperville
3211 Odyssey Court
Naperville, IL 60563
630.596.1000

Topgolf Wood Dale
699 W Thorndale Ave
Wood Dale, IL 60191
630.595.4653

T-Rexplorers, LLC.
T-Rexplorers, LLC.
Paleontology/Dinosaur Programs & Festival Attractions
Facebook – search: @trexrocks
trexplorers@aol.com
T-Rexplorers.com
708-417-2323 or 630-464-6311


Victory Martial Arts

Teaching: Boxing, Kickboxing, Muay Thai Wrestling, Jujitsu, and Judo.
Stop by our booth at the festival for a quick lesson and info on our free two week trail!
1003 W Ogden Ave Naperville 60563
http://www.Go4martialarts.com


Waxed Hands

Welcome to Waxed Hands!
Waxed Hands is a team of artists who specialize in creating Wax molds of hands and babies feet in just minutes. Our artists make the unique experience of dunking your hand into melted wax very exciting and memorable while also creating an amazing keepsake to be cherished forever!

http://www.waxedhands.com/
815 210 7443
info@waxedhands.com

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