A Little Time and a Keyboard: Wednesday Weekend Windup {Civil War Experience, Art, Beer Garden, Pride, Nature and More}

Wednesday Weekend Windup {Civil War Experience, Art, Beer Garden, Pride, Nature and More}

Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Two turtles on a log

Civil War Experience, Art, Beer Garden, Pride, Nature Explorations and More Weekend Fun:

We have another fabulous weekend ahead! This weekend, there is a good range of fun for different likes. Here are my picks in the Chicago suburbs:

**PS remember to check the weather.**


  • 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 25-September 2 Butterflies and Blooms, Chicago Botanic Garden, 10AM-5PM daily, see website for fees, weather dependent
  • 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
Friday, June 7:
Saturday, June 8:
  • June 8-9 Promenade of Art, Arlington Heights, art show, 10AM-5PM
  • June 8-9 Ansel B Cook Open House, Libertyville, 10AM-12PM Sat, 2PM-4PM Sun, tour a Victorian mansion, $1 per student/senior; $2 per adult
  • June 8-9 Civil War Experience Elgin, 9AM-4PM Sat and 9AM-3PM, immersive experience with demos, reenactments, battles and more, evening experience Sat 6:45PM-11PM with lantern tours and more, see website for more info and tickets, $5 pp
  • June 8 Island Rendezvous, Isle La Cache, Romeoville, 11AM-3PM, fur trader rendezvous reenactment, games, activities and more, also check out the museum, birds of prey, free
  • June 8 Horsin' Around Mustang Appreciation Day, St. James Farm, Warrenville, 12PM-4PM, get up close with equines, more activities, free
  • June 8 & 9 Reptiles Rule, Morton Arboretum, Lisle, 12PM-3PM weather permitting, Scholarly Scales will be in the Children's Garden with snakes, turtles and lizards, free with admission
  • June 8 Beer Garden, Volkening Heritage Farm, Schaumburg, 4PM-7PM, bring a picnic dinner, beer and soda for purchase, backyard games, music and more, $5 per person -- rcv 1 pretzel or pickle and a reusable glass, kids 3 and under are free
Sunday, June 9:
  • June 9 Eldridge Adventure Day, Eldridge Park, Elmhurst, 10AM-1PM, nature fun and discovery, free
  • June 9 Aurora Pride Parade, 12PM-2PM, family friendly event in support and celebration of LGBTQI community, family and friends, more events throughout the weekend
  • June 9 Herp Hike, Crabtree Nature Center, Barrington, 1PM, hike looking for amphibians and reptiles, wear closed toe shoes, dress for the weather, about 2 hours, free
  • June 9 Hometown Picnic, Naper Settlement, 1PM-4PM, bring a picnic, vintage baseball game starts at 1:30PM, free with regular admission
  • June 9 Fermilab Outdoor Family Fair, Batavia, 1PM-4PM, sweep for insects, see a bison herd, go on a nature scavenger hunt, see how raptors see and more, free

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