Event Calendar

2021

April

Energy National Dance Competition, April 9-11, 2021 April 11, 2021 8 A.M. to 11 P.M. Check show website closer to date for exact times and schedule.

A commitment of excellence and providing every dancer with an outstanding opportunity to display their talent is the driving force of every EnerGy National Dance Competition. From competitions that run on time and are extremely organized, to selecting judges that are industry professionals with backgrounds ranging from Broadway, film, and TV, to classical ballet companies. Every dancer, teacher, and parent is treated with fairness and respect from the moment they walk through the doors until the competition is over…it’s just like being family, in a warm and friendly atmosphere. Don’t miss this incredible event!

 

PARKING: $10 per car or $20 per bus

Contact: For more information visit www.EnergyNDC.com

Lyons Township Dog Training Club – EVERY TUESDAY NIGHT April 13, 2021 - April 27, 2021 6:30 p.m.

LTDTC is a non-profit AKC accredited dog training club with experienced instructors offering positive reinforcement group classes for all dogs (mixed and pure breeds) at all levels…from puppy to advanced beginners to the seasoned competitor…in agility, obedience and rally.  Whether your goal is a well-trained family pet, a therapy dog, or competition, join them and discover the fun and satisfaction of dog training.

Every Tuesday 6:30pm-9:30pm

Contact: www.LTDTC.org

DuPage County Health Dept COVID-19 Drive-Thru Testing Site April 13, 2021 - April 30, 2021 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. subject to availability of tests on select dates

Hours of Operation

The testing site is open Sunday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 pm or until the daily test capacity of 1000 tests is met.

NOTE: NO TESTING on Sundays, April 4th and 11th.

DuPage County continues offering community-based COVID-19 testing at the Odeum Expo Center in Villa Park. Testing is free but limited tests are available per day. This is a drive-thru testing site where individuals will give themselves a nasal swab test with instructions from staff.

To help reduce wait times, you may pre-register prior to your visit using the Odeum Expo Center zip code of 60181 at www.testdirectly.com. Page down to the Odeum Expo Center Test Site and CHOOSE TEST to create a new account. Please note, each individual being tested must create an account, a staff member will register anyone who does not have an email or who has not already created an account, and pre-registering does not hold a place in line or guarantee testing for that day.

Contact: More details at DuPage County Health Department 

Spring Festival – An Arts & Crafts Affair April 16th-18th, 2021 April 16, 2021 - April 18, 2021 Fri., 11 A.M. to 9 P.M., Sat., 9 A.M. to 6 P.M., Sun., 10 A.M. to 5 P.M

EVENT CANCELLED!

We are sad to announce the cancellation of another season of our shows due to ongoing issues regarding the COVID-19 pandemic. This announcement pertains to all three of our 39th Annual Spring Festival, An Arts & Crafts Affair, shows:
Omaha, NE – Ralston Arena – March 26, 27, 28, 2021
Shakopee, MN – Canterbury Park – April 9, 10, 11, 2021
Villa Park, IL – The Odeum – April 16, 17, 18, 2021
We were very hopeful that by this time things would have returned to a more normal state. Just like all of you, we were anxious to reconnect with everyone who regularly attends the shows. We remain committed to promoting high quality arts and craft shows and making sure we are ready to safely welcome everyone back.

www.hpifestivals.com

Chicago Marine Aquarium Society FRAG SWAP 2021 April 24, 2021 2021 Frag Swap POSTPONED until April 2022

Postponing until April 2022 due to COVID-19 event restrictions, make sure to mark your calendars for next year’s date…Saturday, April 23rd, 2022!

 

The Chicago Marine Aquarium Society (CMAS) is a nonprofit organization of marine hobbyists brought together by the desire to promote a better understanding of the life we keep in home or office marine aquariums. From the very colorful saltwater fish to the amazing coral formations, their focus is to increase the longevity of marine life in a controlled environment through education and the sharing of ideas. Whether you are just curious about saltwater aquariums or have many tanks of your own, you are sure to enjoy this colorful show.

Contact: Visit the CMAS Facebook page for more information, and to stay up-to-date as raffle prizes and guest speakers are announced.  The release date for EventBrite pre-sale tickets and vendor booth purchases is coming soon!!!

May

Lyons Township Dog Training Club – EVERY TUESDAY NIGHT May 4, 2021 - May 25, 2021 6:30 p.m.

LTDTC is a non-profit AKC accredited dog training club with experienced instructors offering positive reinforcement group classes for all dogs (mixed and pure breeds) at all levels…from puppy to advanced beginners to the seasoned competitor…in agility, obedience and rally.  Whether your goal is a well-trained family pet, a therapy dog, or competition, join them and discover the fun and satisfaction of dog training.

Every Tuesday 6:30pm-9:30pm

Contact: www.LTDTC.org

Energy National Dance Competition, May 7-9, 2021 May 7, 2021 - May 9, 2021 8 A.M. to 11 P.M. Check show website closer to date for exact times and schedule.

A commitment of excellence and providing every dancer with an outstanding opportunity to display their talent is the driving force of every EnerGy National Dance Competition. From competitions that run on time and are extremely organized, to selecting judges that are industry professionals with backgrounds ranging from Broadway, film, and TV, to classical ballet companies. Every dancer, teacher, and parent is treated with fairness and respect from the moment they walk through the doors until the competition is over…it’s just like being family, in a warm and friendly atmosphere. Don’t miss this incredible event!

 

SPECTATOR FEE: TBD

 

PARKING: $10 per car or $20 per bus

Contact: For more information visit www.EnergyNDC.com

Amigos Chicago Guitar Show May 15th-16th, 2021 May 15, 2021 - May 16, 2021 Saturday & Sunday, 10 A.M. to 5 P.M.

Because of the continued concerns over the COVID-19 national health crisis, the Amigo Chicago Guitar Show 2021 has been cancelled for this year. It is planned to be back in Chicago in May 2022.

 

The Amigos Guitar Shows are America’s oldest, biggest and best consumer guitar events! This is a great opportunity to talk with other guitar enthusiasts and update your equipment with both new and collectibles! This is a rockin’ event you won’t want to miss!

Adult Admission is $20.00 per day; Children 11 and under are free, if accompanied by an adult. Group rates available for 10 or more band members.

Contact: For tickets or more information, see www.texasguitarshows.com or stay up-to-date by liking the Amigo Guitar Shows Facebook page!

June

Lyons Township Dog Training Club – EVERY TUESDAY NIGHT June 1, 2021 - June 29, 2021 6:30 p.m.

LTDTC is a non-profit AKC accredited dog training club with experienced instructors offering positive reinforcement group classes for all dogs (mixed and pure breeds) at all levels…from puppy to advanced beginners to the seasoned competitor…in agility, obedience and rally.  Whether your goal is a well-trained family pet, a therapy dog, or competition, join them and discover the fun and satisfaction of dog training.

Every Tuesday 6:30pm-9:30pm

Contact: www.LTDTC.org

Chicago Cannabis Expo, June 24-25, 2021 June 24, 2021 - June 25, 2021 Thursday, Seminars 9:00am-6:00pm Expo Floor 10:00am-6:00pm with Networking Mixer to Follow; Friday, Seminars 9:00am-4:00pm/ Expo Floor 10:30am-6:00pm

Join hundreds of regional and nationwide exhibitors providing the full spectrum of services for your cannabis business. From growing media, to seeds, to packaging, to processing, to legal services, you’ll find all of your cannabis business needs, products, services, and partnerships at this B2B expo…the best source for cannabis and hemp growing, selling, and business equipment supplies.

  • Exhibition
    • Cultivating & Harvesting Equipment & Supplies
    • Processing Equipment
    • Retail Dispensary Equipment, Fixtures & Supplies
    • Legal & Business Services
    • Wholesale Cannabis & Cannabis-Infused Products
  • Seminars
    • Legislation & Licensing
    • Certification & Testing
    • Growing Techniques
    • Branding
    • Insurance
    • Processing
    • Finance
    • Security & Training
    • Medical Cannabis Tech
  • Networking with industry leaders

September 17:

  • Seminars: 9:00am-6:00pm
  • Exhibit Floor: 10:00am-6:00pm
  • Networking Mixer: 6:00pm-8:00pm

September 18:

  • Seminars: 9:00am-3:00pm
  • Exhibit Floor: 10:30am-4:00pm

1-day and 2-day passes available.

 

NOTE: The Cannabis Industrial Marketplace’s Expos are about serving the business needs of the Cannabis industry, and absolutely no THC products are sold or demonstrated, and are not allowed on the event center’s property. Any violation of these rules will result in forfeiture of the admission and/or booth cost and expulsion from the expo. Must be 18 to enter. Cannabis Industrial Marketplace interconnects industrial and business buyers with industrial sellers, and does not promote or condone the use of cannabis products.

Contact: Visit www.CannabisIMP.com/Chicago-Expo for more information.

2021