Morton Arboretum Presents PASSPORT EUROPE FESTIVAL- Preview

Morton Arboretum’s fourth-annual Passport Europe Festival features authentic music, performances, and cuisine of Europe

Visitors can watch authentic dance performances from Spain, learn about time-honored sports from the United Kingdom, and enjoy the music of the traditional Bavarian instrument, the 12-foot-long Alpenhorn.

The Passport Europe Festival will also draw attention to the Arboretum’s collection of trees from throughout Northern Europe.  

Several performance areas will feature entertainment, including:   

  • Spanish flamenco dancers accompanied by Guitarra Azul, an ensemble performing on the Spanish guitar;
  • Demonstrations of hurling, a traditional Irish field sport played with bats and a ball;
  • Living statues donned in paint and costumes to complement the festival’s European theme;
  • Traditional German songs during a set from oompah band Jimmy's Bavarians.
  • Polish polka music from Danny Mateja & the IPA Tribute Band;
  • Singer, Frank Lamphere performing covers of classic Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin songs;
  • Dancers of Salt Creek Ballet;

Visitors can also shop for European goods and dine on popular dishes from throughout the continent.

For more information about the Passport Europe festival and the full roster of Morton Arboretum activities, visit the Morton Arboretum’s website.



September 23-24
From 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.


Morton Arboretum
4100 Illinois Route 53,
Lisle, IL 60532


Morton Arboretum: PASSPORT EUROPE
Photo Courtesy of Morton Arboretum
Morton Arboretum: PASSPORT EUROPE



$9 for children ages 2-17
$14 for adults
$12 for seniors age 65+

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