A Little Time and a Keyboard: Weekend Windup: {Family Fun in the Chicago Suburbs February 4-6, 2022}

Weekend Windup: {Family Fun in the Chicago Suburbs February 4-6, 2022}

Thursday, February 3, 2022


Family Fun in the Chicago Suburbs February 4-6, 2022

February weekends are always fun! There are some great events in the Chicago suburbs this weekend. Take peek at my picks:


Ongoing Tour the Frank Lloyd Wright House and Studio during the holidays: Every year, the Oak Park home of the famous architect is decked out with period decorations for the holidays. The tree is absolutely not to be missed! Be sure to reserve your tour online. Tours are $20 per person.

Through March 27, 2022 Ansel Adams: Early Works, Dunn Museum, Libertyville, see website for times and ticketing info

Ongoing Visit Oak Park Conservatory for a warm-weather escape and brilliant blooms without leaving the 'burbs. Admission is free, donations appreciated. While in the area check out the Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio and other Frank Lloyd Wright homes.

Ongoing through February Farnsworth House Quiet Season Tours, on weekends, $25 pp, $12 for military members, see website for times and to reserve tickets

February 1-28 Chicago's North Shore Restaurant Month -- enjoy special deals from a select group of fantastic Chicago's North Shore restaurants during the month of February.`(Excludes Valentine's Day)

February 1-28 Winter Wonderland at Canal Shores in Evanston with Evanston Made and Downtown Evanston, contribute to this immersive art experience by making your own nature art, 3PM-5PM Saturdays enjoy the sunset at the firepit and see the beautiful local art 

Chicago's North Shore Restaurant Month

Friday, February 4

February 4 - 6 Ice Festival, Downer's Grove, there will be live ice sculpting demos Sat and Sun 11AM-3PM, special deals and ice sculptures to view throughout the weekend

February 4 25th Anniversary Kick Off, Elmhurst Art Museum, free, see the Education Center renovations, take a glimpse at the new exhibit Houses of Tomorrow: Solar Homes from Keck to Today and more

Saturday, February 5

February 5 - 6 Chocolate Weekend, Morton Arboretum, included with regular admission, enjoy tempting chocolate tastes and pick up something for Valentine's Day, reserve timed entry for admission

February 5 & 6 Make Glass Valentine's Hearts, Patterson Glass, Mundelein, 10am-4pm, $35 pp for small heart, $65 for large, reservation recommended

February 5 Hot Cocoa Crawl, Long Grove, 11AM-3PM

February 5 + 6 Snowshoeing with the Goat Crew, Reverse the Kerrs Farm, 11AM-12PM, snowshoe rental, tour the farm, meet goats, ages 12 and up, $29 pp, must register

February 5 Chili Lunch and Husky Sled Demo, Moose Lodge, Harvard, 11AM-4PM, $15 per adult, $5 kids, all proceeds got to Free Spirit Siberian Huskie Rescue

February 5 Afternoon Snow Shoe Hike, Camp Reinberg, Palatine, 1PM, snowshoes will be lent out on a first-come, first-serve basis, free

February 5 Groundhog's Day, Crabtree Nature Center, 1pm, learn about groundhogs and the history of the day, free

Nearby: Kenosha's Snow Daze Festival featuring ice sculptures. Ice sculpting demo at 1PM. More than 40 sculptures to view! 1PM-4PM

February 5 + 6 Farmlife in Winter, Kline Creek Farm, West Chicago, 1:30PM-3:30PM, a variety of winter farm activities including harvesting ice, free

February 5 Owls of Trailside, Trailside, River Forest, 1:30PM, come meet Trailside's owl ambassadors, registration required, free

Sunday, February 6

February 6 Snow Day, Crabtree Nature Center, 12pm-2pm, snow fun activities, free

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