March 2018 Chicagoland activities for older adults

Spring is in the air, and Chicagoland is ready to celebrate. Whether you want to stay warm and cozy for a while yet, or you want to get out there and celebrate the revival of the season, there is much to see and do in Chicagoland.  A sure sign of spring in Chicago and the Chicago suburbs is a fresh crop of good music and artsy projects, so let your ears, eyes, and nose lead you to the following  springtime adventures.

Check out these March 2018 Chicagoland activities for older adults


First up, we’ve got the Chicago Flower and Garden Show, FLOWERTALES. Happening from Wednesday, March 14 to Sunday March 18, it’s an inexpensive and gorgeous way to spend an afternoon — and it’s the perfect event for the whole family to enjoy.

There is no need to wait until June to experience the Gospel Music Festival. Get a sneak peak on Saturday, March 10, 6–9 p.m., when the Chicago Made Gospel Music Artists & Repertoire holds auditions. These auditions are free to the public, so come and watch at the West Point Missionary Baptist Church (3566 S. Cottage Grove) — or if you feel so moved and have the talent, try out!

Oak Park

If jazz music is more your thing, then head on over to Oak Park on March 3 from 3–10 p.m. for a jazz tour presented by 90.9 WDCB-FM. It’s free to the public and sure to be fun for everyone involved. Click here for more details.


Perhaps you would like ease into spring and summer with quieter, more visual entertainment. If so, visit the Elmhurst Art Museum. It will be exhibiting the works of local artist Donna Castellanos during the month of March.  Enjoy your choice of quiet observation or active participation as you stroll through the museum and take in her exhibit, “You’re Surreal.” Click here to learn more!


Let 2018 be your year to finally learn how to dance! On March 3 between 1–3 p.m., The Chicago Classic Dance Convention at the Westin Lombard will be offering West Coast Swing dance classes, completely for free! And an hour of social dancing is part of the mix. National instructors Jason Miklic and Sophy Kdep will show you how it’s done. Get into the swing of things for spring! Click here for more information.

Chicagoland really does come alive as it thaws out thanks to the approaching spring weather. Take advantage of all the lovely activities this city and the surrounding suburbs have to offer!