Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Wednesday Weekend Windup: {Bikes, Balloons, a Powwow and more!}


Wednesday night is the perfect time to start thinking about the weekend! Here are our picks for fun this weekend:
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

May 23-Sept 19 Butterfly House at Peck Farm, Geneva, Mon-Sat 10AM-5PM, Sun 12PM-5PM, suggested $2 donation per person, $5 per family, see our previous visit to Peck Farm

Friday, August 28

August 28-30 Palatine Street Fest, music, food, kids zone Sat (11-6) and Sun (11-5), free admission

August 28-29 Visit Royal Oak Farm and Orchard for Amaze N Apples tree maze, apple picking, family activities and more, 9:30AM-5:00PM, see website for prices and more dates

Saturday, August 29:

August 29 Palatine Cycle Fest, 8:45AM, various cycle tours of Palatine, $25 pp, registration online ends on August, can also register day of starting at 8:15AM

August 29-30 Port Clinton Art Festival, Highland Park, 10AM-6PM, free admission

August 29-30 PowWow, Shiloh Park, Zion, 10AM-10PM Sat, 10AM-5PM Sun, entertainment, dancing, quilling, beading, kids activities and more, adults $5, kids 6-12 $1, kids under 6 and senior citizens free, two day admission available

August 29 Big Run Wolf Ranch Family Day, Lockport, 10AM-4PM, animal visits, music, fun, food for purchase, $6 pp

August 29 Back to School Tasting Event, Schaumburg Whole Foods, 12PM-4PM, complete a passport book, win a prize, free (Northbrook Whole Foods will have Back to School Bites 12PM-3PM)

August 29 Phillip's Park Zoo 100th Anniversary, Aurora, 1PM-5PM, music, magic, animal demos and encounters, and more, free

August 29 Color Aloft Hot Air Balloon Festival, Grayslake, 4PM-9PM, bring a picnic, hot air balloons, vintage baseball game, storytelling, kids activities, business booths, free admission

Also, Royal Oak Farm from above.

Sunday, August 30:

August 30 Feet Fest, Palatine, 8:30AM, family fun walk/run, 3K, $15 pp day of race entry, chance to win gift card to Dick Pond

August 30 Fox Tales Storytelling Festival, 10AM-4PM, Algonquin, featuring nationally acclaimed storytellers and puppeteers, living history reenactors, musicians, bring a picnic, free admission!

Also, Port Clinton Art Festival and PowWow from above.
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