Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Wednesday Weekend Windup {fun, fun, fun in the summertime}

Have you been checking off items from your summer bucket list? August starts next week! Wow, where did the time go! I don't know about you, but I plan on enjoying every little bit of summer that I can. Good thing that there is so much more to experience before summer is over!

Here is a look at some events that we found for this weekend:

Wednesday, July 24

The Lake County Fair in Grayslake runs today through Sunday. There will be a  Petting Zoo, Flower Show, Clydesdales, competitions, carnival rides, motorsports, vendors and more. See the website for schedule and prices.


Thursday, July 25

Starting tomorrow, participating businesses in Barrington will be having sidewalk sales with some amazing deals.  The Ice House Mall will also have a chalk drawing contest and Norton's U.S.A. will be having a hopscotch game (no purchase necessary). Visiting my grandparents in the summer meant visiting at least one sidewalk sale. So much fun and I always found a deal!

Friday, July 26

Friday is Free Day at the  Lizzardo Museum of Lapidary Art in Elmhurst. If you have been interested in learning about what the Museum is all about, this is the time to go! The Museum will be open 10AM-5PM. Learn about rocks and minerals and the process of cutting and polishing stone. Rock hounds will have fun!

The Taste of Lincolnshire will provide a fun dinner option at the Village Green in Lincolnshire. There will be food, fun and entertainment! The event will run from 4PM-10:00PM on Friday, 11:30AM-10:00PM Saturday and 11:30AM-5:00PM Sunday. There will also be a food truck event on Friday from 11:00AM-2:00PM. I have been seeing food trucks pop up all over. I really need to start checking them out!

Arlington Heights will be celebrating Irish Fest at the Arlington Heights Historical Museum July 26 & 27. The event will be held from 5PM-11PM Fri., 4PM-11PM Sat. The event will include music, food, vendors and more fun. Friday admission is $5 per adult, children are free and seniors are $4. Saturday admission is $7 per adult, $2 per child, and $6 per senior. Those under 3 are free. Check the website for the schedule. We have attended this event before and loved it. My daughter is a big fan of the Irish Dancers!

The Mt. Prospect Downtown Block Party will be held July 26 and 27 at the corner of Busse and Emerson. The fun will include family activities, music and food vendors. The party runs from 5PM-10PM on Friday and 11AM-10PM Saturday. Check the website for schedule info.

Saturday, July 27

Dragon Boat Races will be held at Lake Arlington in Arlington Heights from 8AM-4PM. The fun event is free!

The North Shore Arts Festival will be held at Old Orchard in Skokie from10:00AM-5:00PM. The free event will include over 100 artists. Make a day of it and enjoy some lunch at Old Orchard while enjoying the art!

There will be a Country Farm Fair at Wildwood Nature Center in Park Ridge from 12:00PM-3:00PM on Saturday. The fun will include a petting zoo, sack races, crafts, pig races, $5 pony rides, $.50 hay rides and more. Admission is free.

Sunday, July 28

The Illinois Holocaust Museum will be holding a Family Day at the Museum from 11:30AM-1:00PM. The event is in conjunction with the Anti Defamation League. Families of all ages are invited to learn the difference that they can make. Following the program families may experience the Harvey L. Miller Family Youth Exhibit. Additionally, tours of the Museum's highlights can be arranged for older children and adults. Participation in the program is included with regular admission ($12 per adult, $8 for students 12-22, $6 5-11). Please register at education@ilhmec.org. We were very impressed during our visit to the Illinois Holocaust Museum so I am sure that this will be a very informative event!

Ready to celebrate Christmas in July at the East End Pool in Elmhurst from 1:00PM-5:00PM? There will be Christmas songs, activities and a Santa visit. Pool admission is $6 per child ($8 non resident) and $7 per adult ($10 non resident).

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