A Little Time and a Keyboard: Wednesday Weekend Windup {Fourth of July Edition}

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Wednesday Weekend Windup {Fourth of July Edition}

Summer is in full swing! Are you ready for the Fourth? Here are my picks for the weekend. If you are looking for fireworks, the Chicago Tribune has a great rundown.

  • April 8-September 25 Ribbit! The Exhibit, Morton Arboretum, Lisle, 23 larger-than-life copper frog sculptures of frogs performing different activities throughut the arboretum, free with admission, $14 Adults ages 18–64, $12 Seniors ages 65+ , $9 Youth ages 2–17 (discounted admission on Wednesdays)
Thursday, June 30:
  • June 30-July 4 Frontier Days, Arlington Heights, Recreation Park, live music, rides, craft show, tounaments, see schedule
  • June 30-July 4 Mt. Prospect Lions 4th of July Festival, Melas Park, live music, rides, car show, fireworks June 30&July 4, see schedule
  • June 30-July 4 Northwest Fourth Fest, Sears Center, Hoffman Estates, carnival, fireworks July 3, parade, craft fair, see schedule
  • June 30-July 4 Hometown Fest, Palatine, carnival, hometown star contest, parade, fireworks July 3, see schedule
Friday, July 1:
  • July 1-4 Barrington Lions Brat Tent, live music, patriotic photo booth, tribute tent, live music, see schedule
  • July 1-3 Eyes to the Skies, Lisle, hot air balloons, craft fair, carnival, children's activity area, parade, $8 admission, children under 6 free
  • July 1-4 Naperville Ribfest, Naperville, carnival, live music, family activity area, ribs, ribs and more ribs, see website for ticket info and schedule
Saturday, July 2:
  • July 2 Bird Walk, Trailside, River Forest, 9AM, appropriate for those 10 years old and up, family program, free
  • July 2-3 Chicago Botanic Garden Art Festival, Glencoe, 10AM-5PM, botanic themed art, family art tent, free admission, $30 parking for nonmembers; also check for family drop-in activities at native garden and vegetable garden (10AM-4PM), also family activities in Japanese Garden Sunday (11AM-4PM)
  • July 2 Free Trail Walk, Fuller Air Station Prairie, Glenview, 11AM-12PM, free guided walk
Sunday, July 3:
  • July 3 Red, White and Blue, Crabtree Nature Center, Barrington, 1PM, hike trail to find flowers, fruits or animals wearing our national colors, free!
  • July 3 American Raptors, River Trail Nature Center, Northbrook, 1:30PM, visit resident eagle and learn about the characteristics that help it survive, free!
Monday, July 4:
  • July 4 Libertyfest, Bensenville, parade, free ice skating, free swimming, music, fireworks, see schedule
  • July 4 Glenview Fourth of July, parade, live music, DJ, fireworks

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