Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Wednesday Weekend Wind Up

I love summer! There are all sorts of festivals going on all of the time. This weekend definitely will bring on the fests!

Algonquin will be celebrating its Founder's Days July 26-29. There will be all sorts of fun including a carnival, a parade, fireworks, music, food, a dog show, and a cardboard boat regatta. Check for the schedule and admission costs.

Over in Arlington Heights, Irish Fest will be held July 27 (6PM-11PM) and July 28 (4PM-11PM) on the grounds of the Arlington Heights Historical Museum. This festival is all sorts of fun! We attended last year and had a great time checking out Irish items from the vendors and watching the Irish dancers. We actually brought home a delicious Irish cake from the Irish bakery that was at the fest. Admission is: Friday: $5 adults; Children under 15 yrs. free,Saturday: $7 adults; $6 seniors & Historical Society members; $2 children (3-14 yrs). 

On July 28th, the WTTW Kids Great Food Fan Van with Miss Lori's CAMPUS will be at Whole Foods Market in Schaumburg from 10:00AM-2:00PM. There will be dancing, singing, food samples, raffles, book reading, and an appearance by Arthur. The event is free!

Also on Saturday, Park Ridge will be hosting its Country Farm Fair from 12:00PM-3:00PM at the Wildwood Nature Center. Entry is free but some of the activities have costs ($5 pony ride, $.50 hay ride). There will be a petting zoo, games including potato sack races and water balloon toss, crafts, bingo, hay rides, and pony rides.

From 11AM-3PM on Saturday, the Arboretum Shops in South Barrington will be having a Kid Fest. There will be a petting zoo, reptiles, entertainers, and Touch a Truck. At 11AM, there will be a performance by Cirque Shanghai by the clock tower. The event is free!

On July 28 & 29, Elgin will be hosting the Art and Soul on the Fox Event. From 11AM-6PM on Saturday and 11AM-5PM on Sunday, visitors can stroll amongst the artists. There will also be music and theater. Admission to the fest is free. Check here for more information.

Get out there and have fun!

1 comment:

  1. Sounds like there are a lot of fun things to do in the Chicago area! Thanks for linking up with the Weekend Blog Walk!