A Little Time and a Keyboard: Weekend Windup {Family Fun in the Chicago Suburbs May 27-30, 2022}

Weekend Windup {Family Fun in the Chicago Suburbs May 27-30, 2022}

Thursday, May 26, 2022

Family Fun in the Chicago Suburbs May 27-30, 2022

Family Fun in the Chicago Suburbs May 27-30, 2022

Memorial Day Weekend is here! There are plenty events to enjoy this long weekend. Here are my picks:


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 

March 12 - May 29 Secret Life of Butterflies at Nicholas Conservatory in Rockford, experience butterflies flying around the conservatory, watch them emerge from cocoons, see website for ticketing info

Fermilab Natural Areas in Batavia are back open! The natural areas -- which are home to a herd of bison -- have reopened to the public. See website for details on admittance.

Ongoing Flourish: The Garden at 50, Chicago Botanic Garden celebrates 50 years, look for special art installations and yellow plants threaded throughout the garden, check for special pop-up events

Friday, May 27

May 27 Bitter Jester Music Festival, Port Clinton, Highland Park, 6:30PM-11PM, local concert contest series, free

Saturday, May 28

May 28 DuPage County Community Arts Festive, DuPage County Fairgrounds, 10AM-11PM, musicians, community artists, food trucks and more, see website about ticketing

May 28-29 St. Charles Fine Art Show

May 28-29 Barrington Art Festival

May 28-29 Prairie Arts Festival, Schaumburg, Robert O. Atcher Memorial Municipal Building, 10AM-5PM, art to peruse and buy, entertainment, children's activities, food trucks, free admission

May 28 Museum Campus Exploration Day, Isle a la Cache, Romeoville, 10AM-4PM, visit the fur trader cabin and the Native American longhouse, free

May 28 Local Love Market, Geneva, Weathered Ways Farm, 10AM-2PM, enjoy shopping local vendors and some time on the farm

Sunday, May 29

May 29 Rhubarb Fest, Volkening Heritage Farm, Schaumburg, 12PM-3PM, learn about rhubarb in the farmhouse, try some rhubarb treats in the museum, rhubarb plants for purchase, free admission

May 29 Pond Dippin', Crabtree Nature Center, 1PM, investigate pond life, free but must register

May 29 Blooze Brothers, Cantigny Park, Wheaton, concert in the bandshell, 3PM-5PM, $10 parking

Monday, May 30

May 30 Arlington Heights Memorial Day Parade, 9:30AM

May 30 Elmhurst Memorial Day Parade, 9:30AM

May 30 St. Charles Memorial Day Parade, 10AM

May 30 Memorial Day Remembrance with American Legion Post 556, Cantigny Park, Wheaton, 11AM-12:15PM, learn memorial day customs and about women in the military from speakers, vocals by Terri Lightbody, rifle salute and taps,  $10 parking

May 30 Des Plaines Memorial Day Ceremony, 11AM-12PM, presenting of wreaths, speeches, flag ceremony

May 30 Aurora Memorial Day Parade, noon

May 30 Nature Table, Crabtree Nature Center, Barrington, 1PM-3PM, a naturalist will have a selection of artifacts for families to learn about, free

May 30 Naperville Memorial Day Concert & Parade, parade at 10AM, concert at 1PM

May 30 Willowbrook Happy Hour, Willowbrook, Glen Ellyn, 4PM-5PM, learn about resident animals as their dinners are delivered, $5 pp, must register, ages 5+, under 18 with an adult

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