A Little Time and a Keyboard: Wednesday Weekend Windup {Kite Festival, French Connection, India Day and More}

Wednesday Weekend Windup {Kite Festival, French Connection, India Day and More}

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Enjoying a summer day of flying kites

Are you ready for another fun summer weekend? Some great events this weekend including the Annual Kite Fly, French Connection Day, India Day and more. Here are my picks for this weekend:
  • 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.

Saturday, August 11:
  • August 11-12 Civil War Days, Blackberry Farm, Aurora, troop encampment, included with regular daily admission
  • August 11-12 Lincolnshire Art Festival, 10AM-5PM
  • August 11-12 Arts at the Lake, Lake Zurich
  • August 11 Hummingbird Sit, Sagawau, Lemont, 10AM-12PM, view and watch for hummingbirds that come to the farmhouse, a naturalist will teach you about their habits and more, free
  • August 11 Magical Gardens, Midway Village, Rockford, 10AM-4PM, explore enchanting landscapes of the grounds, garden scavenger hunt, make a fairy related craft, listen to fairy tales and more, $8 per adult, $6 per child, 2 and under free, free for museum members, includes museum admission
  • August 11-12 Annual Kite Festival, Chicago Botanic Gardens, Glencoe, 10AM-3PM, kite flying demos, kite making workshop and more, food for purchase, bring your kite or make one there, free with parking $30, see schedule
  • August 11 Free Trail Walk at Fuller Air Station Prairie. Glenview, 11AM
  • August 11 Free Stargazing Party, Vera Meineke Nature Center, Schaumburg, 8:30PM-11PM
Sunday, August 12:
  • August 12 French Connection Day, Cantigny, Wheaton, 10AM-4PM, music, art, entertainment, food and family fun celebrating France, $10 parking, free admission
  • August 12 India Day Parade and Celebration, Naperville, 11AM, parade, dancing, entertainment, fashion show, food and more, free admission
  • August 12 Monarchs and Music, Crystal Lake Main Beach, Crystal Lake, 12:30PM, learn about monarch butterflies, science table, arts and crafts and more, live music entertainment
  • August 12 Free Make It Take It, Volkening, Heritage Farm, Schaumburg, 1PM-3PM
  • August 12 The Buzz on Bees, River Trail Nature Center, 1:30PM, visit beehives and pollination garden to learn about honeybees

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