Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Wednesday Weekend Windup {Swedish Days, Strawberry Fest, Greek Fest, Summer Fair and More}

Chicago Suburbs Weekend Family Fun


Lots of Chicago suburban fairs and fests this weekend plus a chance to see the Viking Ship in Geneva! My picks:
Ongoing:
  • 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
  • June 22-???? Troll Hunt at The Morton Arboretum -- see large scale trolls being made from reclaimed wood. Free with admission.
Road Trip: The Grand Review -- The Civil War Museum in Kenosha's 10 Year Anniversary June 23, living history encampment, music, theater, family activities and more, free

Thursday, June 21:

  • June 21-24 Geneva's Swedish Days, check schedule, special Swedish Celebration June 23-24, includes tours of the Viking Ship, see website for more info, fees, etc.

Friday, June 22:
Saturday, June 23:
  • June 23 Prospect Heights Block Party, 2PM-10:30PM, live music
  • June 23-24 Naperville Women's Club Fine Art Fair, Naper Settlement, 10AM-5PM, free admission
  • June 23 Pioneer Day, The Grove, Glenview, 10AM-4PM, learn about the Kennicott family and what is like a pioneer, hands-on activities, free
  • June 23 Family Day at Big Run Wolf Ranch, Lockport, 10AM-4PM, meet a baby raccoon, possum and more, Save Our American Raptors will be there at noon, live music, raffles and more, $6 pp
  • June 23-24 Sweden Vast, Geneva, celebration of Swedish heritage including Viking Ship tours, see website
  • June 23-24 Festival of Fine Arts, Highland Park, 10AM-5PM, classes and demos, artists and more, $5 suggested donation
  • June 23 Grand Opening of Ray Franzen Bird Sanctuary, Itasca, 10AM-12PM, bird feeder and bird whistle giveaways, make a pine cone feeder, activity stations, live raptors and more, free
  • June 23 Monarchs & Milkweed Festival, Creek Bend Nature Center, St. Charles, 12PM-3PM, milkweed plant giveaway, guided hikes, crafts, food trucks, live music and more
  • June 23 Dave DiNaso's Travelling World of Reptiles, Mount Prospect Public Library, 11AM-11:45AM, free but must register
  • June 23-24 Spring Valley Country Fair, Volkening Heritage Farm, Schaumburg, 12PM-4PM, enjoy an 1880s country fair, visit livestock, enjoy skits, see and purchase the work of handy-crafters, refreshments for purchase, free admission
  • June 23 Free Trail Walk at Fuller Air Station, Glenview, 11AM, free
  • June 23-24 Great American Campout, Greene Valley, Naperville, 1PM-11AM, must register, $20 per person ages 2 and older (under 1 free), under 18 must be accompanied by adult, games and activities, campfire dinner, s'mores and breakfast included
  • June 23 & 24 Borne2Dance's Rhythm Nation, 6PM June 23; 2PM June 24, Cutting Hall, Palatine, $15 pp, please order tickets
Sunday, June 24:
  • June 24 Green Fair, Rylko Park, Buffalo Grove, 8AM-12:30PM, learn about ways to help our environment, see website for info on recycling drop off
  • June 24 Bring on the Butterflies!, Crabtree Nature Center, Barrington, 1PM, learn about local butterflies and take a stroll to learn what they eat, free
  • June 24 Life Under a Log, River Trail Nature Center, Northbrook, 1:30PM, look at the surprise that live in and under a rotting tree, free
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