Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Wednesday Weekend Windup {Memorial Day, Beer Garden, County Pop Con, Chalk Fest, Butterflies and More}

Memorial Day, Beer Garden, County Pop Con, Chalk Fest, Butterflies and More Family Fun in the Chicago Suburbs

Memorial Day, Beer Garden, County Pop Con, Chalk Fest, Butterflies and More Family Fun in the Chicago Suburbs May 24-28, 2019

We have a fabulous long weekend ahead! This weekend we celebrate Memorial Day and honor those that gave the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom. There are many events throughout the suburbs to honor the fallen. In addition, there are many nature events, a beer garden and even a pop con! Take a peek at my picks:

Ongoing:
  • March 23 - June 2 Simply Spring: The Butterfly Exhibit at Nicholas Conservatory, Rockford, go early as space is limited, adults $6 (Resident), $8 (Non-Resident), senior $4 (Resident), $6 (Non-Resident), Veterans $4 (Resident), $6 (Non-Resident), ages 5-17 $4 (Resident), $6 (Non-Resident). ages 3-4 $2 (Resident), $3 (Non-Resident), ages 2 and under free ($4 admission on Tropical Tuesdays), enjoy butterflies flying around in a tropical setting without leaving the Midwest!
  • May 18-September 21 Butterfly House, Peck Farm, Geneva, Mon-Sat 9AM-5PM, Sun 12PM-5PM, closed Memorial Day, 4th of July and Labor Day, $2 pp donation, $5 per family
  • May 24-September 15 Nature Connects Lego Sculptures by Sean Kenney at The Morton Arboretum, comes with regular admission, see previous post for more details
  • May 25-September 2 Butterflies and Blooms, Chicago Botanic Garden, 10AM-5PM daily, see website for fees, weather dependent
***Blackberry Farm is open for the season so may make for a nice outing soon! Train depot, wagon rides, pony rides, 1800's buildings including blacksmith and much more will fill the day with the littles! One of our favorites when our daughter was little.***

Friday, May 24:
  • May 24 Spring Beer Garden, Volkening Heritage Farm, Schaumburg, 4:30PM-7:30PM, bring a picnic for the family, pretzels, backyard games, $5 per person includes pretzel, beer and soda for purchase, kids 3 and under are free
Saturday, May 25:
Sunday, May 26:
  • May 26 Guided Spring Nature Hike, Trailside, River Forest, free
  • May 26 Pollinators, Crabtree Nature Center, Barrington, 1PM, discover why pollinators are so important to our ecosystem and then hike to find our pollinators
  • May 26 & 27 Creature Feature, River Trail Nature Center, Northbrook, 1:30PM, meet one of River Trail's resident creatures
Monday, May 27:

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