A Little Time and a Keyboard: Wednesday Weekend Windup {Chocolate, Summerfest, Fireworks, Dog Days and More Fun this Weekend}

Wednesday Weekend Windup {Chocolate, Summerfest, Fireworks, Dog Days and More Fun this Weekend}

Wednesday, June 26, 2019

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Chocolate, Summerfest, Fireworks, Dog Days and More Fun this Weekend in the Chicago Suburbs

The weekend is around the corner! Here are my picks including doggie fun, poetry walk, fireflies, fireworks, a chocolate celebration and more:


  • 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 28:
  • June 28-30 BeachFest, Round Lake Beach, live music, kids activities, food vendors, fireworks June 29, small fee for kids activities, food vendors
Saturday, June 29:
  • June 29 Glenview SummerFest, 9AM-3:30PM, live music, beer tent, local vendors, kids activities and more, free admission
  • June 29 Dog Days, Cantigny Park, Wheaton, 10AM-4PM, $10 per car parking, vendor booths, dog play area, disc dogs demos, kids can stuff a dog stuffed animal for $6, more, must have tags for current vaccinations, dogs must play well with others
  • June 29-30 Anderson's Candy Shop 100th Anniversary Party, Richmond, live music, car show, puppies, chocolate biergarten, chocolate pancake breakfast, ceremony and cake, bingo and more, see website for more info and schedule
  • June 29 Mad Hatter Tea Party, Mount Prospect Public Library, 11AM-11:45AM, see the Mad Hatter acted by puppets, must register, free
  • June 29 Taste of Grayslake Family Picnic and Fireworks, 3PM-dusk, local food vendors, rides, kids' activities, live music, fireworks
  • June 29 Touch a Truck, Bock Neighborhood Center, Schaumburg, 12PM-2PM, free
  • June 29 Rock N The Runway, Wheeling, 5PM, live music, fireworks at 9:15PM, kids fun
  • June 29 Light Up the Night with Fireflies, Crabtree Nature, Center, Barrington, 8PM, go on a guided hike to find and learn about fireflies, free but must register 847-381-6592
Sunday, June 30:
  • June 30 Words in Bloom, Chicago Botanic Garden, 10AM-11:30AM, join in a poetry walk in the Japanese Garden, enjoy a writing exercise, free, parking for gardens is $30 per car
  • June 30 River Round Up, River Trail Nature Center, Northbrook, 1:30PM, bring a change of shoes, wade in the river examine life below, free
  • June 30 Tour Deerfield Historic Village, 2PM-4PM, tour the historic village with interpreters, free
  • June 30 Bark in the Park, Boomers Stadium, Schaumburg, 6PM, bring your dog friends to the ball game, $11 tickets, reserve online

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