Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Wednesday Weekend Windup {Fun Times Ahead}


We have been having such lovely summer weather! Hopefully, it continues into the weekend! Here is a look at some fun events this weekend:


ROAD TRIP IDEA: August 13-23 Illinois State Fair, State Fairgrounds, Springfield
CHICAGO FUN: August 15-16 Air and Water Show

Ongoing:
  • July 17-Nov 1, 2015 Nature Connects: Lego with Art by Sean Kenney, Morton Arboretum, amazing lego structures honoring nature, 27 figures, free with admission, $14 per adult, $12 seniors 65+, $9 kids 2-17, under 2 free
  • May 23-Sept 7 Butterflies and Blooms, Chicago Botanic Garden, 10AM-5PM, $6 per adult, $5 per senior, $4 per child 3-12, 2 and under free, members get $1 discount, parking $30 per car on weekends
Friday,  August 14:
  • August 14 Fire Safety Friday, FireZone, Schaumburg, 12PM-3PM, learn about fire safety from a fireman, climb safety vehicles, $9 per child 1 year old-9 years old, first adult free, $4 each additional
  • August 14 Grand Opening, Small Cakes Cupcakery and Creamery, Arboretum Shops, South Barrington, 3PM-8PM, free frosting shots, facepainting for kids, raffle, photo booth
  • August 14 Food Truck Frenzy, Family Aquatic Center Parking Lot, Palatine, 5PM-9PM
  • August 14-16 Art in Your Eye Art Festival, Batavia Riverwalk, fine art show, screen printing demo, kids activities, theatre and dance performances and more, check schedule, free admission
  • August 14 Movie in the Park: Big Hero 6, Recreation Park, Arlington Heights, 6:30PM-10:30PM, bring a picnic and enjoy picnic games (starting at 7:15PM), movie starts at 8:30PM, free
Saturday, August 15:
  • August 15 Hummingbird Festival, Sagawau Environmental Preserve, Lemont, 8:30AM-3:00PM, learn about hummingbirds, enjoy games, view demos, see how they are banded for research and more, free!
  • August 15-16 Blackberry Farm Civil War Days, Blackberry Farm, Aurora, 9:30AM-5:15PM Sat, 11AM-4PM Sun, simulated battle, Mr. and Mrs. Lincoln visit, 1880's activities and more, residents $4.50 for kids and seniors, $5 adults, $7 and $8 respectively for nonresidents, under 2 free
  • August 15-16 Malott Japanese Garden Summer Festival, Chicago Botanic Garden, 10AM-2PM, tea ceremony, harp, storytelling, kids crafts and more, check schedule, free, parking is $30 per car
  • August 15-16 Lincolnshire Art Festival, Village Green, Lincolnshire, 10AM-5PM, artists, artwork for sale, demos, live music and more, free admission!
  • August 15-16 Festival of the Horse and Drum, Kane County Fairground, St. Charles, 10AM-10PM Sat, 11AM-6PM Sun, cultural celebration, equestrian events, 16 and over $15, kids under 16 $7, 5 & under free
  • August 15-16 Veggie Fest, Benedictine, Naperville, 11AM-8PM, food demos, vendor booths, kids activity tent, entertainment, speakers and more, free admission
  • August 15-16 Theatre-Hikes: Clue the Musical, Morton Arboretum, 1PM, Theatre-Hikes are a great way to enjoy nature, a little exercise and theater! We have been to several theatre hikes and have enjoyed each of them! A theater experience like no other! The first Sunday of the month features a low impact hike. To learn a little more, read our post on Theatre-Hikes from last season! Tickets are $10 per adult, $5 per child for members, $20 and $10 respectively for non. Tickets include admission to the Morton Arboretum. Children under 2 are free.
  • August 15 Fred Fest, Port Barrington, 1PM-8PM, local bands and family activities, $15 pp
  • August 15 Jazz Patio, Deer Park Town Center, 1:30PM-8:00PM, live jazz, wine and beer for purchase, free admission
  • Also Art in Your Eye Festival from above.
Sunday, August 16
  • August 16 Bike Barrington, Citizens Park, Barrington, 9AM-1PM, free bike ride, obstacle course, games and prizes, must register
  • August 16 A Walk in the Park, North School Park, Arlington Heights, 10AM-5PM, local artists and artisans displaying artwork, artwork for sale, live music, free!
  • August 16 One Last Summer Adventure, Heller Nature Center, Highland Park, 3PM-7PM, learn to us GPS to find hidden clues, complete challenges, bring dinner for after, $12 pp, must register!
  • August 16 Movie and Tailgate, Remember the Titans, Palatine, 6PM tailgate fun, movie starts at 8:30PM, free!
  • Also Art in Your Eye Festival, Veggie Fest, Malott Japanese Garden Summer Festival, Lincolnshire Art Festival, Blackberry Farm Civil War Days. Theatre-Hikes and Festival of the Horse and Drum from above.
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