Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Wednesday Weekend Windup {Fairies, Destination, Old Time Baseball and More!}

Chinese dragon in parade at Destination Asia at Morton Arboretum

Totally busy summer weekend ahead! So many events to choose from! Here are my picks!


Road Trip Idea: 
  • August 6-7 Pike River Rendezvous, Simmons Island, Kenosha, fur traders and Native American encampment to trade, over 300 reeneactors, free admission, see website for more

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
Wednesday, August 3:
  • August 3-7 Northbrook Days, Village Green, live entertainment, carnival rides, food vendors, family activities, free admission, check for carnival ride specials, check schedule
Friday, August 5:
Saturday, August 6:
  • August 6 Big Trucks, Ron Beese Park, Barrington, 9AM-11:30AM, check out big trucks, big wheel races, inflatable and train rides, free
  • August 6 Kids Fair, Highland Park, 10AM-1PM, showcasing the best Highland Park offers for kids, sample classes, balloon artists and more, free
  • August 6 Dog Days at Cantigny, Wheaton, 10AM-4PM,bring your dogs for a day at Cantigny, dog play area, dogs doing tricks, vendors, dogs must play well with others and have valid rabies tags, flu shot recommended, $10 parking
  • August 6 Morning Birdwalk, Crabtree Nature Center, Barrington, 10AM, free
  • August 6-7 Destination Asia Festival, Morton Arboretum, Lisle, 10AM-4PM, traditional music, performances, games, activities and more, see schedule, free with admission, $14 Adults ages 18–64, $12 Seniors ages 65+ , $9 Youth ages 2–17
  • August 6 Kite Fest, Berens Park, Elmhurst, 11AM-4PM, stunts by pros, free kite building & candy drop, DJ, hula hoop contest, bring your own kites if you would like, free admission
  • August 6-7 Fairy Festival, Vasa Park, South Elgin, 10AM-7PM Sat, 10AM-5PM Sun, family games, falcons, drummers, bellydancing, ventriloquist, bubble wonder, live music and more, children 12 and under are free, $11 per adult, $8 for seniors 65 and up, free parking, discounts online
  • August 6-7 David Adler Festival of the Arts, Cook Park, Libertyville, variety of artists on display, works for sale, youth art on display as well, free admission
  • August 6 MainSweet Dessert Walk, Libertyville, 12PM-3PM, stroll around Libertyville and enjoy tasting portions of desserts, $15 per person, buy tickets at David Adler Festival of the Arts table
  • August 6 Hometown Picnic, Naper Settlement, Naperville, 12PM-4PM, lawn games, watch an old fashioned baseball game, apple pie baking contest, guest are invited to bring chairs, a blanket and picnic, $12 per adult, $10 senior (62+), $8 youth (4-12), under 4 free, admission to museum included
  • August 6 Blast on the Beach, Main Beach, Crystal Lake, 3:00PM-9:00PM, 3PM-7PM fun fair and craft fair, 4PM treasure hunt, 6PM live band, free admission, rain date Aug 7
  • August 6 Venetian Night, Fox Lake, 6PM, Margaritaville theme, wear Hawaiian shirts if you have one, parade at 7:30PM, fireworks
  • August 6 Free Star Gazing Party, Vera Meineke Nature Center, Schaumburg, 8:30PM-11PM, telescopes will be set up, constellation fun inside, free
Sunday, August 7
  • August 7 Creature Feature: Reptiles, River Trail Nature Center, Northbrook, 1:30PM, meet local reptiles and learn about their adaptations, free
  • Also, Northbrook Days, Destination Asia, David Adler Festival of the Arts and Fairy Festival.

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