Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Wednesday Weekend Windup {Highland Games, Wizards, Bird Tales and More}

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Plenty of summer fun this weekend! Here are my picks for fun family activities in the Chicago suburbs this weekend:

Thursday, June 15:
  • June 15-18 Libertyville Days, Downtown Libertyville, Carnival Rides, parade, live music, arts & crafts and more, see schedule
Friday, June 16:
  • June 16-17 Highland Games, Itasca, experience Scottish culture here in the suburbs, dance, music, haggis hurling, shortbread contest, bagpipes, dogs of Scotland agility shows,  caber toss, visit with clans and organizations and much more, see schedule, purchase tickets beforehand for discount
Saturday, June 17:
  • June 17 Annual Juneteenth Celebration, Sand Ridge Nature Center, South Holland, 10AM-3PM, learn about the Underground Railroad, take interpretive hikes, enjoy traditional music, learn period recipes and more, free
  • June 17-18 Art in Bloom Cantigny Art Festival, Cantigny, Wheaton, 10AM-4PM, $10 for parking, free admission
  • June 17-18 Beer Making, Volkening Heritage Farm, Schaumburg, 10AM-4PM, learn about brewing in a historic home, free, wagon rides 12PM-3PM, $3 pp
  • June 17 Bird Tales Story Hour, The Wildbird Shack, Mount Prospect, 10:30AM, Bring the kiddos for our FREE Bird Tales Story Hour! Enjoy some bird tales and refreshments as you start the day! While you are in, check out our special kids birding section. We hope that you can join us! Please RSVP on Facebook, by calling 847-873-0409 or emailing
  • June 17-18 Wizards Weekend, Antioch, wizard village, wizard horcux hunt and more, some events require registration, please go to website; while you are there also check out the Antioch Arts & Crafts Faire
  • June 17 Free Trail Walk at The Grove, Glenview, 2PM, guided walk, free
  • June 17 Three Little Pigs by Improv Playhouse Theatre, Arlington Heights Memorial Library, Arlington Heights. 6:30PM, free, recommended age over 4, must register but no card needed
  • June 17 Disney's The Incredible Journey, Norton's U.S.A.. 8:30PM, free showing of Disney's The Incredible Journey shown right on the store! There will also be free popcorn for munching! Bring the family, some chairs and blankets for a fun event celebrating Norton's 10 Year Anniversary!
Sunday, June 18:
  • June 18 Canyon Tours, Sagawau Nature Center, Lemont, 10AM, hike through uneven terrain, free but must RSVP 630-257-2045
  • June 18 Animal Encounter, River Trail Nature Center, Northbrook, 1:30PM, learn about local animals and there adaptations, free

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