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Sidewalk Chalk Contest

Event information

Date: Tuesday, July 2, 2024

Time: 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Fee: Free!

Age: All ages.

Contact: 815-722-4121

Location: Hidden Lakes Trout Farm at Hidden Oaks Preserve

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A rainbow of sidewalk chalk on a sidewalk. Photo via Shutterstock

Event details

This ongoing event will be held from Tuesday, July 2, to Wednesday, July 31. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays to Fridays and 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays.

Enjoy the summer in the preserves and let your creative side shine! Become inspired by all the wildlife and beautiful sights and sounds around you and create a chalk masterpiece for all to appreciate. The Tackle Box bait shop will supply the chalk; you supply the work of art. Once you’re done, enter your chalk art into our contest. Winners will be picked in the following categories: most creative, most nature themed and best artist in the making! To enter, take a picture with your phone and text it to the entry number found at the concessions building. Make sure to include the artist’s name with your submission. One entry per artist. 

Event requirements

No registration required.

The parking lot and sidewalks are accessible. Anyone who requires an auxiliary aid or service to participate in this program should mention their request when registering or submit a request online no later than 48 hours before the program.