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Cantigny Spring Fest

Saturday, May 18, 10 am – 4 pm
Admission: $12 (Free for ages 15 and under!)
Admission plus Terrarium Bar: $40
Admission plus Backstage Pass: $50
Parking $5 per car

On Saturday, May 18, a Spring Fest wristband will be required on the grounds until 4 pm. Only the First Division Museum and Picnic Grounds will be accessible without a wristband.

Celebrate the season with Spring Fest at Cantigny! Enjoy the park with a visit to our beautiful gardens. Stop by McCormick House as we host our first-ever marketplace inside the historic home. This market features talented artisans showcasing their creations — a curated shopping experience with local vendors offering jewelry, pottery, art, and more! A craft coffee and pastry bar will be set up on the South Porch to enhance your visit.

Backstage Greenhouse Tours ($50)

Check out our backstage pass experience. The pass includes an exclusive guided greenhouse tour, a drink ticket, and 25 Cantigny tulip bulbs that you will pick up in the Visitors Center. Quantities are limited for this special VIP opportunity.

Advance registration for greenhouse tours is now closed. If available, tours may be scheduled at check-in at the Visitors Center.

Terrarium Bar, 10 am – 2 pm ($40)

Feeling creative? Craft your own botanical masterpiece at this station hosted by Leelee’s Garden. This is a specialty experience that must be reserved in advance. Purchase your Terrarium Bar ticket while supplies last!

Advance purchase for the terrarium bar is now closed. If available, terrarium bar tickets may be purchased at check-in at the Visitors Center.

Live Music in the Beer Garden

Enjoy live music performed by the Gleeson Irish Trio at our new-for-2024 beer garden in South Grove! Have a cold brew or a specialty beverage from the Mimosa and Bloody Mary bar. Explore our delicious French-themed menu or go with traditional favorites including hot dogs, brats and pulled pork sandwiches.

Bulb Sale

Want a piece of Cantigny for your own garden? Don’t miss our Bulb Sale — another popular stop at Spring Fest. Cantigny tulip bulbs will be 25 for $10.

Family Fun

Families can participate in our inaugural family fun walk through the gardens complete with a gnome scavenger hunt. Additional family activities include an inflatable, lawn games, plant crafts, Animal Encounter, and more!

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