A Little Time and a Keyboard: Wednesday Weekend Windup {Fairies, Destination, Old Time Baseball and More!}

Wednesday Weekend Windup {Fairies, Destination, Old Time Baseball and More!}

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Chinese dragon in parade at Destination Asia at Morton Arboretum

Totally busy summer weekend ahead! So many events to choose from! Here are my picks!

Road Trip Idea: 
  • August 6-7 Pike River Rendezvous, Simmons Island, Kenosha, fur traders and Native American encampment to trade, over 300 reeneactors, free admission, see website for more

  • April 8-September 25 Ribbit! The Exhibit, Morton Arboretum, Lisle, 23 larger-than-life copper frog sculptures of frogs performing different activities throughout 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
Wednesday, August 3:
  • August 3-7 Northbrook Days, Village Green, live entertainment, carnival rides, food vendors, family activities, free admission, check for carnival ride specials, check schedule
Friday, August 5:
Saturday, August 6:
  • August 6 Big Trucks, Ron Beese Park, Barrington, 9AM-11:30AM, check out big trucks, big wheel races, inflatable and train rides, free
  • August 6 Kids Fair, Highland Park, 10AM-1PM, showcasing the best Highland Park offers for kids, sample classes, balloon artists and more, free
  • August 6 Dog Days at Cantigny, Wheaton, 10AM-4PM,bring your dogs for a day at Cantigny, dog play area, dogs doing tricks, vendors, dogs must play well with others and have valid rabies tags, flu shot recommended, $10 parking
  • August 6 Morning Birdwalk, Crabtree Nature Center, Barrington, 10AM, free
  • August 6-7 Destination Asia Festival, Morton Arboretum, Lisle, 10AM-4PM, traditional music, performances, games, activities and more, see schedule, free with admission, $14 Adults ages 18–64, $12 Seniors ages 65+ , $9 Youth ages 2–17
  • August 6 Kite Fest, Berens Park, Elmhurst, 11AM-4PM, stunts by pros, free kite building & candy drop, DJ, hula hoop contest, bring your own kites if you would like, free admission
  • August 6-7 Fairy Festival, Vasa Park, South Elgin, 10AM-7PM Sat, 10AM-5PM Sun, family games, falcons, drummers, bellydancing, ventriloquist, bubble wonder, live music and more, children 12 and under are free, $11 per adult, $8 for seniors 65 and up, free parking, discounts online
  • August 6-7 David Adler Festival of the Arts, Cook Park, Libertyville, variety of artists on display, works for sale, youth art on display as well, free admission
  • August 6 MainSweet Dessert Walk, Libertyville, 12PM-3PM, stroll around Libertyville and enjoy tasting portions of desserts, $15 per person, buy tickets at David Adler Festival of the Arts table
  • August 6 Hometown Picnic, Naper Settlement, Naperville, 12PM-4PM, lawn games, watch an old fashioned baseball game, apple pie baking contest, guest are invited to bring chairs, a blanket and picnic, $12 per adult, $10 senior (62+), $8 youth (4-12), under 4 free, admission to museum included
  • August 6 Blast on the Beach, Main Beach, Crystal Lake, 3:00PM-9:00PM, 3PM-7PM fun fair and craft fair, 4PM treasure hunt, 6PM live band, free admission, rain date Aug 7
  • August 6 Venetian Night, Fox Lake, 6PM, Margaritaville theme, wear Hawaiian shirts if you have one, parade at 7:30PM, fireworks
  • August 6 Free Star Gazing Party, Vera Meineke Nature Center, Schaumburg, 8:30PM-11PM, telescopes will be set up, constellation fun inside, free
Sunday, August 7
  • August 7 Creature Feature: Reptiles, River Trail Nature Center, Northbrook, 1:30PM, meet local reptiles and learn about their adaptations, free
  • Also, Northbrook Days, Destination Asia, David Adler Festival of the Arts and Fairy Festival.

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