A Little Time and a Keyboard: Wednesday Weekend Windup {Swedish Days, Strawberry Fest, Greek Fest and More}

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Wednesday Weekend Windup {Swedish Days, Strawberry Fest, Greek Fest and More}


Swedish Days, Strawberry Fest, Greek Fest and More Weekend Fun in the Chicago Suburbs

This weekend is no short on fun with all sorts of fests -- Swedish Days, Strawberry Fest, Greek Fest, Spring Valley Country Fair, Pioneer Day and more -- see my picks:

  • 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
Tuesday, June 18:
  • June 18-23 Swedish Days, Geneva, live music, parade, Sweden Vast June 22-23, Kid's Day June 21 and more, see website for details.
Thursday, June 20:
  • June 20-22 Historic Planes of D-Day Flying, St. Charles, see large scale model planes fly missions, $5 pp, kids 12&Under free, see website for more info and times
Friday, June 21:
  • June 21-23 Strawberry Fest, Long Grove, vendors, live music, kids area and more, $5 per person; kids ages 12 and under are free. See website for more info.
Saturday, June 22:

  • June 22-23 Sweden Vast, part of Geneva's Swedish Days, 10AM-5PM Sat, 10AM-3PM Sun, Swedish tastes, sounds and sites, Viking reenactors, Maypole and more
  • June 22-23 Festival of the Fine Arts, Highland Park, 10AM-5PM
  • June 22-23 Sweden Vast, celebrating all things Swedish including food, dance, music and vendors -- in Geneva as part of Swedish Days
  • June 22-23 Artisan Fest, Evanston
  • June 21-23 Greek Fest Palatine, St. Nectarios, Greek foods, dancing, music and more, kids activities
  • June 22 Pioneer Day, The Grove, Glenview, 10AM-4PM, hands-on activities and interpreters to help you learn about pioneer life, free admission
  • June 22 Free Trail Walks at Fuller Air Station, Glenview, 11AM
  • June 22-23 Spring Valley Country Fair, Volkening Heritage Farm, 12PM-4PM, recreated 19th century country fair, free admission
  • June 22 Space Launch Party, Arlington Heights Memorial Library, 1PM-3PM, launch of Earth from Space summer exhibit, family activities, hand built planetarium, crafts and more, free
  • June 22 Midsommar Celebration, North Shore Distillery, Green Oaks, 6PM-10PM, Maypole and other activities, shots of aquavit for those over 21
Sunday, June 23:
  • June 23 Monarchs and Milkweed, Leroy Oakes Forest Preserve, St. Charles, 12PM-3PM, guided hikes, milkweed plant giveaway, butterfly house kits, live music, food trucks, vendors and more, free admission
  • June 23 Life Under A Log, River Trail Nature Center, Northbrook, 1:30PM, let's look for surprise that live under and in a rotting log, free
  • June 23 Bettendorf Castle, Fox River Grove, 2PM tour, $25, reserve tickets online 

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