Picnic in the Park
Spend a relaxing day with your family and friends! Bring a picnic lunch, play lawn games, and enjoy tours of the historic houses and natural areas.
Reduced admission: $7 for ages 4 & older; FREE for Deering Estate Foundation Members. Please note that grilling and cooking is not permitted on the Estate.
Guests can enjoy the following activities:
• Old Fashion lawn games;
• Historic House Tours at 10:30 am & 3:00 pm;
• Natural Areas Tour at 12:30 pm;
• Mini-canoe/kayak tours at 10:30 am, 12:00 pm, 1:30 pm & 3:00 pm (for a $10 fee; cash only & weather permitting);
• The second day of “Affair en Plein Air,” an outdoor juried painting event by GroveHouse Artists, from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm; Judging takes place at 1:30 pm with Juror Helen Burgos;
• “Formal and Fanciful Works by Ramon Casas” Exhibit – a special collection highlight featuring formal and fanciful works by Catalan Artist Ramon Casas i Carbó (1866 – 1932). Special thanks to the Charles Deering Library at Northwestern University for making this exhibition possible.