Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Wednesday Weekend Windup {River Fest, Irish Fest, Greek Fest, Fan Con, Cardboard Boat Regattas and More}

Comic and Pop Culture Fans Rejoice at FanCon! Image credit Arlington Heights Memorial Library
Comic and Pop Culture Fans Rejoice at FanCon! Image credit Arlington Heights Memorial Library
Chicago Suburban Family Fun July 12-14

The weekend is nearly here! There are some great events coming up this weekend including FanCon at Arlington Heights Memorial Library, Greek Fest, Irish Fest and much more! Of course, there is merry fun in Bristol too! Here are my picks this weekend:

**Please watch out for weather changes.**

Ongoing:
  • 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
  • July 6-September 2 Bristol Renaissance Faire on Saturdays, Sundays and Labor Day
Friday, July 12:
  • July 12-14 St. Sophia Elgin Greek Fest, music, dancing, food, pastries, kids activities and more, see website
  • July 12-14 Windmill City Festival, Batavia, vintage market, bags, duck race, live music, ukulele circle, pet parade and much more, see website
  • July 12-14 LaGrange Craft Fair, 200 artisans from around the Midwest will be selling their products
  • July 12-14 Lake County Greek Fest, Saint Demetrios, Libertyville, 11AM-11PM, music, food, dance, inflatables and more
  • July 12 -13 Yorkville River Fest, Yorkville, cardboard canoe races, live country music, family fun and more
  • July 12-13 Irish Fest, Arlington Heights Historical Museum, 4PM-11PM, Irish dance and music, food trucks, $5 pp, kids 3 and under are free
Saturday, July 13:
  • July 13 Heritage Local Farm Market Day, Spring Valley, Schaumburg, 9AM-12PM, market goods like farm fresh eggs, locally sourced meat and more for sale
  • July 13 Naperville Plays! Knoch Knolls, 9AM-12PM, hands-on craft activities with story telling, provided by DuPage Children's Museum, Naper Settlement, Naperville Public Library and Knoch Knolls Nature Center, free
  • July 13 Cardboard Boat Regatta, Des Plaines, 10AM-12PM, can you float your boat across Iroquois Pool? $15 NR, $12 resident, must register
  • July 13 Animal Quest, Mount Prospect Public Library, 11AM-11:45AM, discover live animals during an interactive presentation, free but registration is required
  • July 13 Fan Con and Pop Culture, Arlington Heights Memorial Library, 11AM-4PM, comic and pop culture fans rejoice!, AHML invites you to enjoy themed activities and hands-on activities, meet some of your favorite characters, come dressed up, meet artists and more; Jarrett Krosoczka author of Lunch Lady and Jedi Academy will be attending (he will present an illustrator workshop at 12:15 and author talk at 2 while signing books throughout the day); there will be a Mad Hatter Tea Party 11AM-11:45AM, register at Command Center at 10:30AM
  • July 13 11th Annual Fairy Festival, Womanspace, Rockford, 1PM-4PM, magical fairy items for the home, fairy dances, ceremonies and more, $10 pp, $15 at door but tickets recommended
  • July 13 & 14 Farm Power!, Kline Creek Farm, West Chicago, 1:30PM-3:30PM, find out what makes Kline Creek work from windmills to handpumps to pulleys and more, free
  • July 13 & 14 Walking Plays, Morton Arboretum, Lisle, Hans Christian Andersen fairtyales, 6PM, $20/adult; $15/child ($15/$10 for members), order tickets online
  • July 13 Royal's Big Splash!, The Water Works, Schaumburg, 6:30PM-8:30PM, $15 pp, a full cast of characters await! Don't forget your swimsuit, purchase tickets online
Sunday, July 14:

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