Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Wednesday Weekend Windup {Frogs, Dragons & Dinosaurs}




I hope that you have been surviving the heat! Fortunately, it looks like it is about to cool off! Here are some idea for the upcoming weekend:
Ongoing:

  • April 8-September 25 Ribbit! The Exhibit, Morton Arboretum, Lisle, 23 larger-than-life copper frog sculptures of frogs performing different activities throughout the arboretum, free with admission, $14 Adults ages 18–64, $12 Seniors ages 65+ , $9 Youth ages 2–17 (discounted admission on Wednesdays)
  • May 28-Sept 5 Butterflies and Blooms opens at Chicago Botanic Garden, 10AM-5PM, enjoy immersing yourself in the live butterfly exhibit, adults $6, seniors $5, kids $4 (3-12), 2 and under free, discount for members, packs available, $25 parking per car on weekdays, $30 weekends if not members
  • July 9-Labor Day Bristol Renaissance Faire, Bristol, WI, Saturdays, Sundays and Labor Day, see website for schedule and tickets
  • Through 9/17 Butterfly House at Peck Farm, Geneva, Monday-Saturday 9AM-5PM, Sunday 12PM-4PM, $2 suggested donation, $5 per family, weather dependent
Wednesday, July 27:
  • July 27-31 Lake County Fair, Lake County Fair Grounds, Grayslake, carnival, food vendors, demolition derby, flower show, expo hall, animals and much more, check website for more info, see website for admission price details
  • July 27-31 DuPage County Fair, DuPage County Fair Grounds, Wheaton, live entertainment, exhibits and more, various admission prices see website
Thursday, July 28:
  • July 28 The Good Dinosaur Showing, Lake Arlington, Arlington Heights, 6:30PM-11:00PM, bring chairs and blankets, bring a picnic, concessions available, free admission
  • Also, Lake County Fair and DuPage County Fair.
Friday, July 29:
Saturday, July 30:
  • July 30-31 Japanese Summer Festival, Anderson Japanese Gardens, Rockford, 10AM-3PM, origami activity, music and martial arts demos, falconry display, try on samurai costume, Japanese artists and more, $8 per adult, $7 seniors 62+, $6 kids, free for kids under 5 & garden members, small fee for tea ceremony
  • July 30-31 Dragon Boat Races, Lake Arlington, Arlington Heights, 10AM-4PM Sat, 11AM-3PM Sun, free
  • July 30 Country Farm Fair, Wildwood Nature Center, Park Ridge, 12PM-3PM, petting zoo, bingo, pig races, pie eating contest, potato sack races, pony rides ($5), hayride ($.50), and more fun, see schedule, free admission
  • Also, Lake County Fair and DuPage County Fair.
Sunday, July 31:
  • July 31 Frogs!, Crabtree Nature Center, Barrington, 1PM, search for and learn about the frogs calling Crabtree home, free
  • Also, Lake County Fair, DuPage County Fair, Japanese Summer Festival and Dragon Boat Races.

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