Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Wednesday Weekend Windup {Highland Games, Wizards Weekend, Taste of Des Plaines and More}

Highland Games in Itasca, IL

Plenty of local family fun ideas for Father's Day Weekend! Here are my picks in the Chicago suburbs:
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
  • Now-June 21 Troll Hunt at The Morton Arboretum -- see large scale trolls being made from reclaimed wood. Free with admission.
Thursday, June 14:
Friday, June 15:

Saturday, June 16:
  • July 16 Volkening Lake Fest and Fishing Derby, Schaumburg, 9AM-2PM, competitive fishing derby until noon in age groups, barbecue, dj, bouncy house, paddle boating and more, $20 per person if pre-registered ($25 for nonresidents), $25 day of
  • June 16 Wizards Weekend, Antioch, have to register for some events, see website
  • June 16 & 17 Custer Festival, Evanston
  • June 16 Juneteenth Celebration, Sand Ridge, South Holland, 10AM-3PM, Underground Railroad interactive interpretive hikes, period food samples, music and more, free
  • June 16-17 Art in Bloom, Cantigny Park, Wheaton, 10AM-4PM, artists, hands-on art activities (slight fee), live music, food trucks, plus the lovely grounds, free admission, $10 per car parking
Sunday, June 17:
  • June 17 Viking MidSummer Festival, Templar Park, Geneva, 9AM-4PM, Nordic dancers, swordsmen, maypole, tour the Viking ship, $10 pp
  • June 17 Dads at Work, Crabtree Nature Center, Barrington, 1PM, see how dads contribute in the animal kingdom, short guided hike, free
  • June 17 Free Make It, Take It Sunday, Volkening Heritage Farm, Schaumburg, 1PM-3PM, make a nature based craft to take home, free
  • June 17 Animal Encounters, River Trail Nature Center, 1:30PM, learn about local animals and their adaptations

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