Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Wednesday Weekend Windup {Irish Fest, Fan Con, Trolls and More}

Looking for Trolls at The Morton Arboretum
Looking for Trolls at The Morton Arboretum

Family fun picks in the Chicago suburbs for this weekend:

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
  • July 7-September 3 Saturdays and Sundays plus Labor Day -- The Bristol Renaissance Faire
  • June 22-???? Troll Hunt at The Morton Arboretum -- see large scale trolls being made from reclaimed wood. Free with admission.
Thursday, July 12:
Friday, July 13:
  • July 13-15 Windmill City Festival, Batavia
  • July 13 Wizard Day, Pirate's Cove, Elk Grove Village, magician at 1PM, $12 per child, $9 resident child, adults free, enjoy rides and activities geared towards younger children
  • July 13-15 Greek Fest, St. Sophia Church, Elgin, admission is $2 pp, Greek food, entertainment, kids activities, indoor market and more
  • July 13 Nature in Your Backyard, Schaumburg, Gray Farm, 7PM-8:30PM, free, learn about this lesser known natural area
  • July 13-14 Irish Fest Arlington Heights, Arlington Heights Historical Museum, 4:30PM-11PM Fri, 4PM-11PM Sat, Irish dancing, music, food, vendors, and more, adults $5 pp, kids free Fri, ages 3-14 $3 Sat, kids under 3 free
  • July 13 Free Summer Skating Competition, Glenview Ice Center, 5PM-7PM, stay for free family skate after
Saturday, July 14:
  • July 14 Naperville Plays, Knoch Knolls Nature Center, Naperville, 9AM-12PM, free activities by Naperville Public Library, Naperville Park District, Naper Settlement and the DuPage Children's Museum
  • July 14 Fan Con Comics & Pop Culture, Arlington Heights Memorial Library, 11AM-4PM, meet illustrators, graphic artists, cartoonists, authors, characters and more, play games, make crafts and more, must register, card not required
  • July 14 Volo Bog Tours, 11AM-12PM or 1PM-2PM, free
  • July 14 Fest of the Fox, Carpentersville, 12PM-9PM, free admission
  • July 14 Summer Astronomy, Heller Nature Center, Highland Park, 9PM-10PM, no registration necessary
Sunday, July 15:
  • July 15 Make It, Take It Sunday, Vera Meineke Nature Center, Spring Valley, Schaumburg, 1PM-3PM, make a free craft
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