Thursday, July 13, 2017

Wednesday Weekend Windup {Irish Fest, Renaissance Faire, Viking Ship and more}


Musicians at Bristol Renaissance Faire

My picks for local family fun this weekend:
ROAD TRIP: Bristol Renaissance Faire Saturdays, Sundays and Labor Day through September 4

Ongoing:
Thursday, June 13:
Friday, June 14:
  • July 14-15 Irish Fest, Arlington Heights, Irish dancing, music, Irish vendors, Irish food and more, admission is $5 per adult, kids are free on Fri, ages 3-14 are $3 on Sat.
Saturday, July 15:
  • July 15 Bird Tales Story Hour, Wildbird Shack, Mount Prospect, 10:30AM-11:30AM, free, please RSVP, check link for more info
  • July 15 Old Settlers' Picnic, Volkening Heritage Farm, Schaumburg, 12PM-3PM, pack a picnic, some food available for purchase, enjoy family fun that would have been on the farm in the 1880's, free
  • July 15 Catching Dragons, Crabtree Nature Center, Barrington, 1PM, learn about dragonflies and damselflies, plus practice catch and release, free
  • July 15 Visit The Viking Ship, Geneva, 1PM-4PM, tour a reconstruction of a Viking ship, learn about the craftsmenship, $5 per adult, $3 per child
Sunday, July 16:
  • July 16 Malott Japanese Garden Family Sundays, 11AM-4PM, activities celebrating Japanese culture, free, parking for garden is $30 per car
  • July 16 Animal Encounter, River Trail Nature Center, Northbrook, 1:30PM, learn about local animals and their amazing adaptations, free
  • July 16 Shakespeare in the Park, Cantigny, Wheaton, 6PM, $10 per ticket, kids ages 7 and under are free, buy tickets online or day of

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