Spring is sprouting in Springfield as festival season begins, the parks come alive and visitors to the Capital City find an abundance of activities to enjoy during their stay.
Blossom Time Wildflower Hikes at Lincoln Memorial Gardens begin Sunday April 18th and continue Sundays through May 2. The forest floor is carpeted with wildflowers and dogwood, crabapple and red bud trees at their peak of color at this 100-acre site designed by internationally known landscape architect Jens Jensen. The tours as well as the gardens are free.
The Old Capitol Art Fair and the Art of Illinois Wine Garden are a must see on May 15th and 16th around the Old State Capitol in historic downtown Springfield. The Old Capitol Art Fair reigns as one of the most popular, juried art fairs in the country. Enjoy over 150 artists’ original works from jewelry, sculpture and photography to glassware, pottery, oils, watercolors and more. With activities for the kids, great music and food, the fair is a great event for the whole family. Admission is free.
The Art of Illinois Wine Garden takes place during the Old Capitol Art Fair and features 20 Illinois Wineries. For the $10.00 admission, receive your commemorative wine glass and 5 sampling tickets. Wine is also available for purchase by the glass, bottle and case.
For race fans, the Amateur TT Motorcycle, Springfield TT Motorcycle Races and Springfield Motorcycle Races promise fast-paced action and not stop thrills with the top riders in the country at the Illinois State Fairgrounds May 28th through 30th. See the action at the nation’s fastest dirt track.
Be sure to check the Springfield Convention and Visitors Bureau Getaway Packages to help you plan your visit.
– Jeff Berg
Jeff wrote this post on behalf of the Springfield Convention and Visitors Bureau