A Little Time and a Keyboard: Wednesday Weekend Windup {Fourth of July Fun}

Wednesday Weekend Windup {Fourth of July Fun}

Wednesday, July 3, 2019

Chicago suburbs Fourth of July activities and festivities for July 4, 2019.

Chicago suburbs Fourth of July Weekend activities and festivities

Fourth of July in the Chicago Suburbs is a time of many festivals featuring carnivals, fireworks, food and more. Here are my picks for fun this weekend! Don't forget that Bristol Renaissance Faire starts this weekend plus hot air balloons in Lisle! **Be sure to watch the weather before going out.**

  • 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
Fourth of July FUN!

***Great rundown of Fourth of July events and fireworks in the Daily Herald including Frontier Days, Northwest Fourth Fest and more: Festivals Through July 4
  • July 3-7 Ribfest, Naperville, see website for tickets
Thursday, July 4:
  • July 4-6 Eyes to the Skies, Lisle, check website for hot air balloon launches, live music info, craft fair and more, morning balloon launch is free, check for ticket prices for other times
  • July 4 History Alive! American Revolution, First Division Museum lobby, Cantigny, Wheaton, 1PM-3PM, interact with artifacts, crafts and more from the time, dress up in uniform, free with $5 parking
Friday, July 5:
Saturday, July 6:
Sunday, July 7:
  • July 7 Canyon Tour, Sagawau Environmental Learning Center, 10AM, must register
  • July 7 Garfield Farm Tours, Campton Hills, 1PM-4PM, suggested donation $3 pp, tour farmstead, 1846 brick tavern
  • July 7 Summer in the Woods, River Trail Nature Center, Northbrook, 1:30PM, free, casual walk in the woods with a naturalist
  • July 7 Fireside Tails, River Trail Nature Center, Northbrook, 7:30PM, $3, must pre-register

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