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This weekend, Palatine will be having its Street Fest, so there is still some summer fest fun to be had! The festival will be August 24-26 (5PM-12AM Fri, 11AM-12AM Sat, 11AM-8PM Sun). There is a Kid Zone on Saturday and Sunday from 11AM-8PM with kids' entertainment including the Jessie White Tumblers, Trinity Dancers, magicians, bubble blower, etc. For unlimited access, you need to buy a $5 wristband from Mariano's in Palatine. The wristbands will be on sale through Friday, August 24th while supplies last. There will be a lot of musical acts and food, so check out the website.
On Saturday, Aug 25, the Long Grove Community Church in Long Grove will be collecting electronics to recycle from 8AM-1PM. If you have some stuff that has been sitting around awhile, it may be time to get rid of it!
Over in Northbrook, the Northbrook Sports Center will be having its Customer Appreciation Day from 12:30PM-2PM. There will be free ice skating, skating demonstrations, contests, and a healthy refreshment.
Red Oak Nature Center will be having a Bug Fest from 9AM-1PM on Saturday. The event is free!
Young Chef's Academy in Glenview will be having a cool event on Saturday. They will be holding a Food Network Magazine Open House from 2PM-4PM. There will be hands-on fun, interactive stations, and sweepstakes! You will get to see what Young Chef's Academy is about and meet staff as well as Food Network Magazine representatives. The event is free!
On Sunday the 26th, Sagawau Environment Learning Center will be having a free fossil hunt from 1PM-2PM. The Learning Center is located in Lemont.