July 29 (Fri) - Tall Ships Chicago 2016 - Navy Pier. One of Navy Pier's most recognized events, Tall Ships returns July 27 - 31, 2016. Navy pier anticipates being host to more than 15+ majestic vessels. We will organize transportation to the Pier including the wristbands required to board the ships and walk the festival grounds! We depart the Highcrest Center parking lot at 8:00 am and drop off at Navy Pier at about 10:00 am. We depart the Pier at 3:00 pm, arriving back in Rockford about 5:30 pm. Cost is $58 per person; includes wristband admission and transportation.
August 4 (Thur) - Tour of Wrigley Field and Lunch, Chicago. An insiders look at over 102 years of history in this legendary ballpark. Guided tour includes, history of the park, walk on field, dugouts, club house, locker rooms, pressbox & more! Lunch at Rockit Grille & Bar with wood fired pizza & burger bar. Depart the Highcrest Centre parking lot @ 8:45 am, lunch with a 90 minute tour to follow. Cost is $90 per person, includes everything!
August 25 (Thur) - "Singin' In The Rain" the Musical, Fireside Theater, Fort Atkinson, WI. See the greatest movie musical of all time live on stage in a toe-tapping, rib-tickling Broadway version of the Gene Kelly masterpiece filled with great songs such as "Make 'Em Laugh," "You Are My Lucky Star," and the unforgettable title song with our hero dancing his way through a real rain storm! We will enjoy a gourmet meal prepared as only the Fireside Chef can! Cost is $120 per person; includes lunch, show and transportation.
September 8 (Thur) - Wandering Tree Estate Tour and Luncheon, North Barrington, IL. Experience the beautiful estate created by renowned artist and designer Eline Silets, internationally recognized artist, designer and manufacturer of model railroads. Wandering Tree Estate is one of the most uniquely beautiful private event venues in the country. It features a 10 acre garden, including rose garden, pool garden, a 400 year old oak tree and an operating model garden railway with a model train museum. Along with our walking tour is lunch and shopping. Cost is $90 per person; includes tour, lunch and transportation.
September 24 (Sat) - Chicago Day - Transportation with drop off locations at Rush & Superior (Michigan Ave. & Water Tower) and the Loop (Macy's). Cost is $38 per person.
October 6 (Thur) - Lunch @ Fried Green Tomatoes and Shopping in Galena, IL - Stroll along Galena's main street and shop one of many eclectic boutique shops, art galleries or antique stores with your choice of many restaurants. The restaurant we will have lunch at is Fried Green Tomatoes; they open especially for us and include a really wonderful meal...fried green tomato appetizer, house salad, chicken parmesan and french silk ice cream for desert. Now you will have your choice of having lunch as a group or if you'd rather be on your own for lunch you can do that also. We'll depart at 9:00 am - lunch will be about 11:15 - then you are on your own for shopping - we'll be back in Rockford about 5:00 pm. Cost is $70 for lunch and transportation or $40 for transportation only.
November 7 (Fri) - SOFA - International Exposition of Sculpture Objects and Functional Art and Design, Navy Pier, Chicago. Celebrating its 22nd year, SOFA Chicago continues to entice collectors, artists, interior designers, and art lovers with a vast array of exciting things to see and do. The fair will also feature special exhibits by renowned museums, universities and art organizations. The work on display ranges from glass to ceramics to textiles, sculpture and much, much more! It's on of the few places to see what is new and evolving before it hits mainstream. We depart @ 8:30 am and return to Rockford around 6:00 pm. Cost is $38 per person for your transportation and you can purchase a general admission ticket for $20 each at the door.
December 1 (Thur) - Chicago Day or "One of a Kind Show" @ the Merchandise Mart - Transportation with many drop off locations: Rush & Superior (Michigan Ave. & Water Tower), the Loop (Macy's - Christkindlemarkt), Art Institute, Merchandise Mart. We had 112 people on 2 buses last year! Join us for the fun!