A Little Time and a Keyboard: Weekend Windup {Chicago Suburbs Family Fun February 26-27, 2022}

Weekend Windup {Chicago Suburbs Family Fun February 26-27, 2022}

Thursday, February 24, 2022

Chicago Suburbs Family Fun February 26-27, 2022

Chicago Suburbs Family Fun February 26-27, 2022

Woo Hoo! Time to think weekend! Here are my picks for family fun in the Chicago suburbs this weekend -- well, and a great one for the 21+ crowd:


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 are 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 

February 5 - May 29 Houses of Tomorrow: Solar Homes from Keck to Today, Elmhurst Art Museum, Keck's Glass House of Tomorrow designed for the 1933 World's Fair was the first in the USA and groundbreaking in terms of solar energy, learn about his designs and others taking into account sustainable practices, advanced ticket purchase required, $15 per adult, $12 per senior, kids are free 

February 12 - March 27 The Orchid Show, Chicago Botanic Garden, be dazzled by displays of stunning wild orchids, ticket prices vary, see website for ticketing details

Through March 6 In Full Bloom Orchid Display, Nicholas Conservatory and Gardens, see website for rates and times

Saturday, February 26

February 26 S'more Winter Fun, Fullersburg Woods, Oak Brook, 10AM-3PM, s'more kits for $5 each

February 26 Barrington WinterFest, MetraLot, Barrington, 11AM-2PM, live ice carving, meet and greet with princesses, face painting, s'mores and more, free

For the 21+ crowd -- Naperville Ale Fest is on February 26 12PM-4PM, the festival will include 150 craft breweries and food trucks, $55 pp

February 26 Owl Investigations, Facebook Live via Crabtree Nature Center, 1pm, learn about owl adaptations

February 26 & 27 Sap's Rising, River Trail Nature Center, Northbrook, 1:30PM Sat, 10:30AM and 1:30PM Sun, walk in the maple forest and learn how maple syrup is made

February 26 & 27 Farmlife in Winter, Kline Creek Farm, West Chicago, 1:30PM-3:30PM, a variety of winter farm activities including harvesting ice, free

Sunday, February 27

February 27 Miss Ivy Ford Band, Volo Bog, 1PM-4PM, inside nature center, free, blues band, winter themed crafts, bog tours

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