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October 25(Thur) – Jewelry, Fashion & Accessories Show, Donald E. Stephens Convention Center Rosemont, IL.  TransWorld Exhibits is one of the largest independent trade show producers in the United States and has been successfully serving buyers and sellers since 1966. In one of the most vital and vibrant markets in the country, they bring you a bustling shopping environment with hundreds of vendors of apparel, accessories, and excitement! This show will meet your personal fashion preferences with a really FUN shopping experience and HUGE savings! We will depart the West End of the Highcrest Centre parking lot at 8:30 am and depart the show at 4:00 pm. Cost is $43 per person; this includes your admission and transportation. 

November  2(Fri) – SOFA, the Sculpture Objects Functional Art and Design Fair, Navy Pier, Chicago. SOFA is the premier gallery-presented art fair dedicated to three-dimensional art and design, held annually at Navy Pier. This year’s fair will celebrate their historic 25th Anniversary with close to 100 dealers. Critically acclaimed and continuously running since 1994, what distinguishes SOFA from other top art events is its focus on three-dimensional artworks that cross the boundaries of fine art, decorative art, and design. This show is eye-opening and entertaining at the same time a great place to see what is new and evolving before it hits mainstream! The motor coach will depart the west end of the Highcrest Centre parking lot at 8:30 am and return to Rockford around 6:00 pm.  You are on your own for lunch. There is a food area at the exposition or you can visit any number of restaurants on Navy Pier. Cost is $58 per person; this includes your admission and transportation to Navy Pier.

May 2, 9, 16 (Thur) 2019. HAMILTON: THE EXHIBITION ON DISPLAY ON NORTHERLY ISLAND, CHICAGO Alexander Hamilton’s remarkable story has inspired millions of Americans. Now, you can see it through his eyes in this 360-degree immersive exhibition inspired -by the revolutionary musical. Featuring an audio tour narrated by the musical’s creator Lin-Manuel Miranda, Hamilton: The Exhibition is designed to take visitors deeper into the life and times of Alexander Hamilton, while at the same time chronicling the American Revolution and the creation of the United States of America.
With a dynamic and interactive mix of lighting, sound, multimedia, music and historical artifacts, you will experience how it felt to write the way Hamilton wrote, fight the way Hamilton fought, and live the way Hamilton lived.
Sit at Hamilton’s desk and discover how his work as a trader in St. Croix gave him the skills to create our country’s financial system. Gaze upon the streets of New York with detailed replicas of the city in 1776. Step into George Washington’s war tent as you learn how the Revolutionary Army planned their shocking victory in the Battle of Yorktown.
Hamilton: The Exhibition poses new questions about Hamilton’s life and the founding of America, ultimately leaving us to ask the question — how can we leave our own legacies for future Americans?
We are looking to purchase tickets for Thurs. May 2, 9 and 16, 2019. Departure by 8:00 am, tour the exhibit at 11:00 am, with time in the area to have a bite to eat.

Canterbury Tours
1662 N. Alpine Road
Rockford, IL 61107
(815) 398-1454

Canterbury Bus Tours and Book Store has been proudly serving Rockford and Chicago Areas for over 42 years. Thank You to our many loyal and appreciated friends. Special Thanks to Marshall Computer Services!

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