A Little Time and a Keyboard: Wednesday Weekend Windup {Civil War Reenactment, Bog Day, Pet Expo & More}

Wednesday Weekend Windup {Civil War Reenactment, Bog Day, Pet Expo & More}

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Weekend ahead! Here are some picks for local family fun this weekend:

  • 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)
  • May 28-Sept 5 Butterflies and Blooms opens at Chicago Botanic Garden, 10AM-5PM, enjoy immersing yourself in the live butterfly exhibit, adults $6, seniors $5, kids $4 (3-12), 2 and under free, discount for members, packs available, $25 parking per car on weekdays, $30 weekends if not members
  • July 9-Labor Day Bristol Renaissance Faire, Bristol, WI, Saturdays, Sundays and Labor Day, see website for schedule and tickets
Friday, July 22
Saturday, July 23
  • July 23-24 Civil War Reenactment, Four Seasons Park, Lombard, skirmishes, talk to calvalry, meet President & Mrs. Lincoln, listen to Civil War era music, $5 donation suggested, check schedule
  • July 23-24 ISC Horse Show, Palatine Stables, Palatine, 8AM-6PM, see equestrian competition free
  • July 23-24 North Shore Festival of Art, Old Orchard, Skokie, artists, art for sale, kids activities
  • July 23-24 Windy City Pet Expo, Renaissance, Schaumburg, free admission
  • July 23-24 Veggie Fest, Science of Spirituality Grounds, Lisle, 11AM-8PM, food demos, food court, family activities, live music, free admission
  • Also, Downtown Mount Prospect Block Party.
Sunday, July 24
  • July 24 International Bog Day, Volo Bog, 12PM-4:30PM, art show, silent auction, bog tours, bog crafts for kids, meet bog dogs, suggested donation $5 adults, $3 children
  • July 24 Mini Maker Day, Naper Settlement, Naperville, 1PM-4PM, talk to makers, see demos, hands-on exhibits, experience technology in making like 3D printers, $12/adult, $10/senior, $8 youth (4-12), free for Naperville residents
  • July 24 Summer in the Woods, River Trail Nature Center, Northbrook, 1:30PM, enjoy summer on nature walk with naturalist, free
  • Also, Civil War Reenactment, ISC Horse Show, North Shore Festival of Art, Windy City Pet Expo and Veggie Fest from above.

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