A Little Time and a Keyboard: Weekend Windup: 16 Family Fun Events in the Chicago Suburbs September 26-27, 2020

Thursday, September 24, 2020

Weekend Windup: 16 Family Fun Events in the Chicago Suburbs September 26-27, 2020

 16 Family Fun Events in the Chicago Suburbs September 26-27, 2020

16 Family Fun Events in the Chicago Suburbs September 26-27, 2020

I spotted fall colors at Deer Grove yesterday! I am so excited to go leaf peeping this weekend! There are plenty of fall events this weekend to give you those fall feels! Take a peek at my picks:


Ongoing:


Ongoing Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Outdoor Tours; it is preferred that you order tickets online: https://flwright.org/

Ongoing through October 11 Model Railroad: Landmarks of America at Chicago Botanic Garden, 10AM-5PM daily, enjoy trains as they travel through vignettes of iconic spots in America, the display incorporates a fantastic number of plants within the scenes, please reserve timed entry for the gardens, parking $30 per car on weekends (free for members), there are separate admission fees for the railroad garden.

Ongoing Dunn Museum Timed EntryLibertyville, 10AM-3:30PM, must reserve timed entry, nonresident $10, $6 seniors, $6 kids, resident $6, $3 and $3 respectively, under 4 free, learn about the history and culture of Lake County, museum open Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays only

Ongoing through October 31 Naperville Settlement timed entry, Naperville, $5 per person, residents free, register online, must follow social distancing guidelines and wear a mask, open Tuesdays-Sundays

Ongoing through October 4 Elgin Fringe Festival Virtual Performances, see websites for details and ticket prices

Ongoing Apple Picking and Amaze 'N Apples Maze, Royal Oak Farm Orchard, See Facebook for details and COVID precautions

Ongoing Richardson Corn Maze -- Did you know that the Chicago area is home to the World's Largest Corn Maze? We certainly are! One of our favorite corn mazes is Richardson's Corn Maze which is the World's Largest and features a new theme each year. This year's maze celebrates Earth Day's 50th Anniversary.  This year's maze is open September 12-November 8. Don't forget the apple cider donuts! 

Ongoing Shades of Autumn Festival --  This year, Stade's Shades of Autumn Festival will look a little different. While the play area will not be open, families will still be able to pick apples and pumpkins! Please check website for information and u-pick dates.

Ongoing Pumpkin Daze -- Abbey Farms in Aurora hosts family fun on the farm during Pumpkin Daze each year. Abbey Farms delights with a corn maze, pumpkin picking, a rope maze and much more. Take a peek at the live music on the farm options as well! Please check website for more information on COVID protocols. Pumpkin Daze runs through November 1. Don't forget to snag some apple cider donuts!

Saturday, September 26:

September 26 Party for the Preserves, variety of Forest Preserves of Cook County, guided nature walks, self-guided walks, nature scavenger hunts, animal encounter, animal bingo and more; some events require registration so please check ahead; masks and social distancing required

September 26 Nature Walks at Fullersburg Woods; 45 minute walks starting on the hour at 9AM, 10AM, 11AM, 12PM, 1PM and 2PM, $2 per person, must wear a mask and maintain 6 foot distances from others, those under 18 must be accompanied by and adult, registration not required

September 26 Family Yoga in the Park with Hop Along Yogi Kids Yoga, Klehm Park, Arlington Heights, 10AM-10:30AM, $8 per person, must register, will be following social distancing

September 26 Longhouse Living, Isle A La Cache, Romeoville, 10AM-12PM, learn about living in a longhouse and the daily lives of the Potawatomi during this drop in program

Sunday, September 27:

September 27 Hawk Talk and Live Feeding, Facebook Live from Little Red Schoolhouse, 11AM-12PM

September 27 Spring Brook: Back from the Dead, St. James Farm, Warrenville, 2PM-3PM, enjoy a nature walk and learn how Spring Brook was restored, $5 per person, ages 5+, under 18 with an adult, 

September 27 What's On The Menu, River Trail Nature Center, Northbrook, 3PM, visit during feeding time and learn about the habits of resident animals, onsite registration is required, must wear masks and social distance

Plan your leaf peeping with this list: 10 Places to Look for Fall Colors in the Chicago Suburbs

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