A Little Time and a Keyboard: Weekend Windup: Family Fun in the Chicago Suburbs September 11-12, 2021

Weekend Windup: Family Fun in the Chicago Suburbs September 11-12, 2021

Thursday, September 9, 2021

Family Fun in the Chicago Suburbs September 11-12, 2021

Chicago Suburbs Family Fun September 11-12, 2021

The weekend is nearly here! This one is full of opportunities to enjoy creativity! Here are my picks for this weekend:

ROAD TRIP: Art in Infusion in Janesville is a fantastic creative explosion! Watch murals beinged created before your eyes. Tour the many incredible murals already throughout town. September 11-12 enjoy the incredible chalk art creations being creating during the competition. Take time to meet artists or join a family art tour. This is my favorite art festival of year! Check the link for more info.


May 8 - October 10 Model Railroad Garden open at Chicago Botanic Garden, Adults: $8, Seniors: $7, Children (3 – 12): $6 Children (2 and under): Free Members receive $1 off each price Garden Plus members get in free on Wednesdays, tickets are at ticket booth in front of exhibit and have timed entry, must also reserve time to visit gardens and purchase parking online, parking: $25 per weekday, $30 on weekends

May 22 - September 18 Butterfly House at Peck Farm in Geneva is open Monday - Saturday 9AM-5PM, Sunday 12PM-5PM, suggested donation $2 pp or $6 per family, masks and social distancing required.

Ongoing Human + Nature at Morton Arboretum, Lisle, stunning natural sculptures to help connect people with trees, the exhibition includes 5 incredible sculptures, included with normal admission

Ongoing through Labor Day Local Art Pop Up at Izaak Walton Park in Prospect Heights

Ongoing Von Bergen's Sunflower Mazes, Hebron, ongoing as long as there are blooms, ticket reservation recommended, $12 per adult, $10 per child on weekends, $8 and $6 week days, $1 processing fee per ticket

Ongoing - September 16 Par Excellence Redux at the Elmhurst Art Museum. This fun new interactive exhibit features 9 mini golf holes designed by both local artists and artists throughout the country. The exciting new exhibit honors the original Par Excellence exhibit at the Art Institute of Chicago in 1988. You must reserve a tee time. $10 per adult, $8 per senior, $5 for children and free for kiddies under 5.

September 11 - November 7 Richardson Corn Maze, Spring Grove, try weaving through the World's Largest Corn Maze and enjoy fall farm fun, open Thursdays-Sundays and Columbus Day, see website for hours and prices

Apple Orchards:

Royal Oak Farm Orchard in Harvard with an Apple Tree Maze open (starts August 21)

Stade's Farm and Market in McHenry (starts August 21)

Kuiper's Family Farm in Maple Park (starts August 28)

Jonamac Orchard in Malta (opens August 25)

All Seasons Orchard Woodstock (opens August 28)

Goebbert's Farm in Pinegree Grove (opens August 28)

Saturday, September 11

September 11-12 Art in the Village, Winnetka's Fine Art Fair, Hubbard Woods Park, Winnetka, 10AM-5PM

September 11 Northern Illinois Air and Water Show, Waukegan, 7:30AM-3PM

September 11-12 Mundelein Arts Festival, Kracklauer Park, 10AM-5PM

September 11-12 Revolutionary War Reenactment, Cantigny Park, Wheaton, 10AM-4PM, reenactors, demonstrations and more, $10 parking

September 11 - 12 Art on the Fox, Algonguin, 10AM-5PM

September 11-12 Fine Arts Festival Downers Grove, 10AM-5PM

September 11 Concert at the Cabin, Merkle Cabin at Spring Valley Nature Center, Schaumburg, 4PM-7PM, bring lawn chairs and a picnic or purchase grilled food, $3 pp or $12 per family

Sunday, September 12

September 12 Migrating Monarchs Celebration, Thatcher Woods, River Forest, 12)M-3PM, learn about monarch migration, watch butterflies be released, crafts, activities and more, free

September 12 Scandinavian Day, South Elgin, Vasa Park, 10AM-5PM, live entertainment, reenactors, Scandinavian foods, vendors,  kids activities and more, $10 pp, children 12 and under free

September 12 Revive Handmade Markets, Baird & Warner Arlington Heights, 10AM-3PM, shop from local artisans, kids activities

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