Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Wednesday Weekend Windup {Hot Air Balloons, Fireworks, Tastes and More}

Hot Air Balloons

The weekend is almost here and this is going to be a special one! Even though Fourth of July is on a Wednesday, there are special Fourth of July events this weekend. Here are my picks:

Ongoing:
  • May 19-Sept 15 Butterfly House, Peck Farm, Geneva, 9AM-5PM Mon-Sat, Sun 12PM-5PM, closed Memorial Day, July 4th and Labor Day, suggested donation, $2 pp or $5 per family
  • June 22-???? Troll Hunt at The Morton Arboretum -- see large scale trolls being made from reclaimed wood. Free with admission.
Friday, June 29:
  • June 29-July 4 Hometown Fest, Palatine, see schedule for events each day
  • June 29-July 4 Frontier Days, Arlington Heights, carnival each day, other activities and live music only on certain days, see schedule
  • June 29-July 1 Mundelein Community Dayssee schedule for events each day
  • June 29-July 1 Lisle Eyes to the Skies, hot air balloons, carnival, craft fair and more, see schedule
Saturday, June 30:
  • June 30 Rock N the Runway, Chicago Executive Airport, Wheeling, 5K 8AM, come back at 5PM for food trucks, live music, balloon twisters, fireworks and more, free admission
  • June 30 Glenview Summerfest, Lehigh Ave and Jackman Park, 9AM-3:30PM, family activities, showcase of area businesses and restaurants, free admission
  • June 30-July 1 Chicago Botanic Garden's Art Fest, Glencoe, 10AM-5PM, free admission, $30 per car parking, botanic and botanic themed art, ceramics, jewelry and more
  • June 30-July 1 Civil War Days, Lakewood Forest Preserve, Wauconda, 10AM-5PM Sat, 9AM-3PM Sun, $10 per day per adult, $5 youth & seniors, 3 & free, see website for coupon and package deals, encampment, battle and more
  • June 30 Artisan Food Festival A Taste of the State, DuPage Fairgrounds, 10AM-11PM, free admission, vendor booths, restaurant booths, food for purchase, get free tickets online
  • June 30 Fourth of July on the Farm, Kline Creek Farm, West Chicago, 1:30PM-8:00PM, $5 pp for wagon rides, free admission
Sunday, July 1:
  • July 1 River Round Up, River Trail Nature Center, Northbrook, 1:30PM, bring a change of shoes, jump in the water & examine what lives below the surface, free
Great list of upcoming fireworks in the Daily Herald.

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