A Little Time and a Keyboard: Wednesday Weekend Windup {Taco Fest, Greek Fest, Hot Air Balloons and More}

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Wednesday Weekend Windup {Taco Fest, Greek Fest, Hot Air Balloons and More}

Balloon glow at Waterford Balloonfest in Wisconsin

The weekend is almost here! Fortunately in the summer weekends often start early! There is plenty of fun to be had this weekend in the Chicago suburbs! Here are my picks:

ROAD TRIP: Waterford BalloonFest in Wisconsin July 19-22


  • 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
  • July 7-September 3 Saturdays and Sundays plus Labor Day -- The Bristol Renaissance Faire
  • June 22-???? Troll Hunt at The Morton Arboretum -- see large scale trolls being made from reclaimed wood. Free with admission.
Thursday, July 19:
Friday, July 20:
Saturday, July 21:
Sunday, July 22:
  • July 22 Free Day at Midway Village, Rockford, 11AM-4PM, enjoy the museum and Victorian Village
  • July 22 Theatre-Hikes Arabian Nights, Cantigny Park, 12:30PM-3PM, $10 parking
  • July 22 Cicadas, Crabtree Nature Center, Barrington, 1PM, learn about cicadas, free
  • July 22 Animal Encounters, River Trail Nature Center, Northbrook, 1:30PM, learn about native wildlife and their adaptations
  • July 22 Polynesian Review Show, Wheeling, 5PM-7PM, authentic Polynesian dances, free, bring a lawn chair and blanket, bring a picnic, concessions for sale

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