Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Wednesday Weekend Windup {Hummingbird Fest, Vintage Days and More}



Dreaming about the weekend? Here are some family fun ideas to keep in mind:
Thursday, August 17:
Friday, August 18:
Saturday, August 19:
  • August 19 Hummingbird Fest, Sagawau, Lemont, 9AM-2PM, celebrate the beauty of hummingbirds, learn about banding and more, free
  • August 19-20 Malott Japanese Garden Summer Festival, Chicago Botanic Garden, 10AM-2PM, folktales, music, crafts, free with parking $30 per car
  • August 19-20 Vintage Days, Long Grove, 10AM-6PM, vintage, antique and upcycle vendors, family fun, live music and more, free admission
  • August 19-20 Drop-In Weekend Historic Home Remedies, Volkening Heritage Farm, Schaumburg,10AM-4PM, learn how garlic, hops and more were used for home remedies, free - also horse drawn carriage rides from 12PM-3PM, $3 pp
  • August 19 Family Day at Big Run Wolf Ranch, Lockport, 10AM-4PM, meet a wolf pup, baby porcupine and more, Jim Nesci' Cold Blooded Animals will be there, live music, raffles and more, $6 pp
  • August 19 Bird Tales Story Hour at Wildbird Shack in Mount Prospect, 10:30AM-11:30AM, free
  • August 19 Fred Fest, Fox River Forest Preserve, Port Barrington, 1PM-8PM, music from local bands, tickets $10 per adult, $5 per child, kids under 5 free, family pass $25
  • August 19 Family Day at Danada Equestrian Center
  • August 19 Reptilemania, Sand Ridge Nature Center, South Holland, 1:30PM, learn about the reptiles that make their home here, guests will have opportunities to touch reptiles, free
Sunday, August 20:
  • August 20 Hummingbird Sit, Sagawau, Lemont, 10AM-12PM, come watch for hummingbirds at viewing area, naturalist will discuss their behavior, free
  • August 20 Cicadas, Crabtree Nature Center, Barrington, 1PM, if you have been curious about cicadas, now is your time to learn, free

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