Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Wednesday Weekend Windup {Memorial Day Weekend}


We have a long weekend ahead! There are some really great events this weekend including some special events on Memorial Day to honor the soldiers who have given all for our freedom.
Ongoing:
  • March 17 - June 3 Simply Spring Butterfly Exhibit, Nicholas Conservatory in Rockford, enjoy butterflies flying freely in the conservatory, witness all of the butterfly life cycle, $6 resident, $8 non, $4 and $6 for seniors, kids 5-17 and veterans, Ages 3-4 $2, under 3 free, check website for times. ***Tropical Tuesdays Admission is $3.**
  • May 19-Sept 15 Butterfly House, Peck Farm, Geneva, 9AM-5PM Mon-Sat, Sun 12PM-5PM, closed Memorial Day, July 4th and Labor Day, suggested donation, $2 pp or $5 per family
  • Now-June 21 Troll Hunt at The Morton Arboretum -- see large scale trolls being made from reclaimed wood. Free with admission.
ROAD TRIP: ChocolateFest in Burlington, Wisconsin May 25-28, chocolate tent, chocolate tastings, chef demos, entertainment, kids activities and more, carnival, see website for ticket info and schedule

Friday, May 25:
  • May 25-27 Going Dutch Festival, Elgin, celebrating female voice in dance, theatre, visual arts, music and more, see schedule for performances and passes
Saturday, May 26:
Sunday, May 27:
Monday, May 28:
  • May 28 Centennial Commemoration of the Battle of Cantigny, Cantigny Park, Wheaton, 10AM-5PM, wreath laying & pigeon release at 10AM, encampment, poppy display, family activities and more, 2PM reading of letters from soldiers, free with $10 parking
  • May 28 Memorial Day Remembered, Kline Creek Farm, Lemont, 1:30PM-3:30PM, honor Memorial Day in a celebration rooted in history and traditions of the late 1800's known as Decoration Day, free
  • Memorial Day Parades -- great list from Daily Herald
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