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June 2017

$108


Allerton Adventurers – FULL

June 26 - June 30

Monday-Friday, 9am-3pm | Ages 8-11 | $108 Allerton Adventurers is now full. If you wish to be added to the waitlist, please contact Mindy Brand at brand@illinois.edu Once an Adventurer, always an Adventurer! We leave no stone unturned as we explore all Allerton has to offer. Each day begins a new topic about the natural world around us. Adventurers will hike, play games, and enjoy one week of a summer well-spent – outside! Click here to download a Registration Form.…

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$5 - $10


Reds, Whites, and the Blues

June 30 @ 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

6-9pm | Gate House Lawn | 6pm The Blues Deacons | 7:30pm The Cash Box Kings $5/person or $10/family, at the gate Food + drinks available for purchase. About the bands: "Hailing from the 'Windy City,' Blind Pig recording artists The Cash Box Kings are keeping real deal, old-school Chicago blues alive and thriving. The band is dedicated to carrying on the spirit of the 1940's and 50's post-war Chicago blues sound as well as the Delta blues music of…

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July 2017

$10


Rain Gardens and Water Efficient Gardening

July 5 @ 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Join University of Illinois Extension Horticulture Educator, Candice Hart, to learn the concepts and construction techniques of a successful rain garden. Rain gardens allow water to drain back into the ground, and with native perennial plants, it can add an aesthetically pleasing landscape to your yard. This hands-on program will be will also include a walk through the rain garden demonstration plot at Allerton to see how it all works! Location: Park at the Visitor Center Parking lot. Meet in…

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Volunteer Orientation

July 15 @ 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

This informational volunteer orientation is open to the public and great for anyone interested in volunteering at Allerton. Get your questions answered, find out about volunteer opportunities, and take the first step to becoming an Allerton volunteer! Meet in the Visitor Center at 9am. No registration required. For more information, contact Mindy Brand at brand@illinois.edu or by calling 217-333-3287.

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Third Saturday Garden Tour

July 15 @ 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Allerton Park has 14 formal gardens, created by Robert Allerton between 1899 and 1946. Join one of our Third Saturday Garden Tours (April - October) and experience the beauty of each garden while listening to the history behind its creation. Garden tours start at 10am in the Visitor Center. Tours typically last 45-60 minutes, and all ages are welcome. No registration is required. Donations are appreciated! For more information, contact Mindy Brand at brand@illinois.edu or by calling 217-333-3287.

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$5


Espalier Pruning Workshop

July 22 @ 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Learn how to do one of Robert Allerton’s favorite gardening techniques: espalier! Participants will hear a brief history of the use of espalier pruning and gain a basic understanding of how to prune fruit trees in the art of espalier. Get hands-on experience working outside in the Brick Wall Garden with Allerton’s Park Supervisor. Please bring your own hand pruners if you have them (bypass pruners only). Location: Park in the Visitor Center lot, and meet in the Brick Wall…

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August 2017

$5 - $10


Irish Fest

August 4 @ 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

6-9pm | Gate House Lawn | 6pm The Shanties | 7:30pm Skipper's Alley $5/person or $10/family, at the gate Food + drink available for purchase. About the bands: "Skipper’s Alley are a 7-piece ensemble whose dynamic take on traditional Irish music has garnered wide critical praise and featured on such diverse stages as The Late Late Show, La Festival Interceltique de Lorient, and the Irish Embassy in Zambia. Described by The Irish Times as “gloriously three-dimensional”, the group spring from…

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$20


Cut Flower Gardening 101

August 16 @ 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Cut flower gardening can be an easy specialty that not only adds flowers in your garden, but also allows you to decorate your home with beautiful arrangements all summer long. Cut Flower Gardening 101 will cover everything you need to know from the science behind conditioning plants for longevity as well as the best flowers to grow. Participants will create their own vase of garden flowers to take home. Location: Park in the Visitor Center lot and meet inside the…

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Prairie Sky Music Festival

August 18 - August 19

*SPECIAL OFFER*: "Sky's the Limit!" Group Ticket Discount until July 31! Click here for details. After five years of successful outdoor concerts, Allerton presents its first multi-day festival, with a mix of local, regional, and national acts. August 18, 6-9pm | August 19, 1-9:30pm $40 Festival pass, in advance ($50 at the gate) $10 Friday only Kids 12 & under free Find the complete lineup and schedule here. Click here to purchase tickets. CAMPING | FOOD + DRINKS | VENDORS…

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Volunteer Orientation

August 19 @ 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

This informational volunteer orientation is open to the public and great for anyone interested in volunteering at Allerton. Get your questions answered, find out about volunteer opportunities, and take the first step to becoming an Allerton volunteer! Meet in the Visitor Center at 9am. No registration required. For more information, contact Mindy Brand at brand@illinois.edu or by calling 217-333-3287.

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Third Saturday Garden Tour

August 19 @ 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Allerton Park has 14 formal gardens, created by Robert Allerton between 1899 and 1946. Join one of our Third Saturday Garden Tours (April - October) and experience the beauty of each garden while listening to the history behind its creation. Garden tours start at 10am in the Visitor Center. Tours typically last 45-60 minutes, and all ages are welcome. No registration is required. Donations are appreciated! For more information, contact Mindy Brand at brand@illinois.edu or by calling 217-333-3287.

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$5


Cooking with Herbs Workshop

August 26 @ 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Join Kay Carnes, Master Gardener and Mid-American Gardener panelist, for a morning in Allerton’s Herb Garden. Workshop participants will receive a tour of the Garden, which is certified by the Illinois Herb Association. Learn how to grow herbs in our Central Illinois climate, and witness cooking demonstrations using herbs and spices in various recipes. The workshop will mostly be outdoors with a small portion inside. Location: Park in the main Retreat Center Parking Lot. Meet in the Herb Garden (just…

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September 2017


Volunteer Orientation

September 16 @ 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

This informational volunteer orientation is open to the public and great for anyone interested in volunteering at Allerton. Get your questions answered, find out about volunteer opportunities, and take the first step to becoming an Allerton volunteer! Meet in the Visitor Center at 9am. No registration required. For more information, contact Mindy Brand at brand@illinois.edu or by calling 217-333-3287.

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Third Saturday Garden Tour

September 16 @ 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Allerton Park has 14 formal gardens, created by Robert Allerton between 1899 and 1946. Join one of our Third Saturday Garden Tours (April - October) and experience the beauty of each garden while listening to the history behind its creation. Garden tours start at 10am in the Visitor Center. Tours typically last 45-60 minutes, and all ages are welcome. No registration is required. Donations are appreciated! For more information, contact Mindy Brand at brand@illinois.edu or by calling 217-333-3287.

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$5 - $10


Campfire Jamboree

September 22 @ 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

6:30-8pm | Meadow | Okee Dokee Brothers $5/person or $10/family, at the gate Food + drink available for purchase. Information about overnight camping is TBA! About the bands: The GRAMMY® Award-winning Okee Dokee Brothers, have put their passion for the outdoors at the heart of their Americana Folk music. "Joe and Justin record and perform family music with a goal to inspire children and their parents to get outside and get creative. They believe this can motivate kids to gain…

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Music Barn Festival

September 29 - September 30

Time TBA | Music Barn | Bands TBA About the bands: Info coming soon. For more information on the 2017 Concert Series, click here. Concerts may be cancelled or postponed due to weather. View the cancellation policy here.

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October 2017


Volunteer Orientation

October 21 @ 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

This informational volunteer orientation is open to the public and great for anyone interested in volunteering at Allerton. Get your questions answered, find out about volunteer opportunities, and take the first step to becoming an Allerton volunteer! Meet in the Visitor Center at 9am. No registration required. For more information, contact Mindy Brand at brand@illinois.edu or by calling 217-333-3287.

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Third Saturday Garden Tour

October 21 @ 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Allerton Park has 14 formal gardens, created by Robert Allerton between 1899 and 1946. Join one of our Third Saturday Garden Tours (April - October) and experience the beauty of each garden while listening to the history behind its creation. Garden tours start at 10am in the Visitor Center. Tours typically last 45-60 minutes, and all ages are welcome. No registration is required. Donations are appreciated! For more information, contact Mindy Brand at brand@illinois.edu or by calling 217-333-3287.

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$5


Tree Care and Pruning Workshop

October 21 @ 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Join Allerton Park’s Park Attendants and Certified Arborist Peter Lichtenberger for a workshop in tree care and pruning. Attendees will learn tips and tricks in planting, mulching, site selection, and species selection, among other basics for trees around your home. Proper pruning techniques will also be discussed as Peter leads you through Allerton’s gardens. Park in the Visitor Center parking lot. Please meet outside the Visitor Center $5/person. Space is limited and pre-registration is required. Click here to register.

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November 2017


Volunteer Orientation

November 18 @ 9:00 AM - 10:00 PM

This informational volunteer orientation is open to the public and great for anyone interested in volunteering at Allerton. Get your questions answered, find out about volunteer opportunities, and take the first step to becoming an Allerton volunteer! Meet in the Visitor Center at 9am. No registration required. For more information, contact Mindy Brand at brand@illinois.edu or by calling 217-333-3287.

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December 2017

Free


2017 Allerton Birding Big Year

December 1 - December 31

A Birding Big Year is an informal competition among birders to see who can tally the most species within a specific geographical area and within a calendar year. Big years are conducted at all levels from global tallies to backyard tallies, and this year the hottest competition will be the first ever Allerton Birding Big Year! Although the real prize is observing the diversity of birds in their natural habitat, we will be offering some material and experiential prizes! Each…

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February 2018


Hawaiian Adventure, featuring a visit to the Allerton Garden in Kauai

February 22, 2018 - March 3, 2018

Don’t miss this unique opportunity to visit Lawai-Kai, the estate that Robert Allerton and John Gregg called “home” after moving from Monticello. Your guided tour of this popular Hollywood film location will lead you through expertly crafted garden rooms that feature exotic plants, sculptures, and water features. Then, enjoy dinner in the house where Robert Allerton and John Gregg lived and view their personal collection of pictures and memorabilia. Join Collette Travel and the Kirby Auxiliary on a ten day…

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