A Little Time and a Keyboard: Weekend Windup {Family Fun in the Chicago Suburbs June 3-5, 2022}

Weekend Windup {Family Fun in the Chicago Suburbs June 3-5, 2022}

Thursday, June 2, 2022


Family Fun in the Chicago Suburbs June 3-5, 2022

Family Fun in the Chicago Suburbs June 3-5, 2022

Another fun weekend ahead here in the Chicago suburbs! Here are my picks:

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

Butterflies and Blooms, Chicago Botanic, admission includes this fun seasonal event

May 21 - September 17 Butterfly House, Geneva, open 9AM-5PM Mon-Sat, 12PM-4PM Sun, recommended donation $2 pp and $6 per family

June 1 - October 31 Alebrijes: Creatures of a Dream World, Cantigy Park, Wheaton, Alebrijes are Mexican folk art sculptures of fantastical creatures, learn about the artists, go on a scavenger hunt for all 48 pieces and more, parking is $10 per car

Friday, June 3

June 3 Bitter Jester Music Festival, Port Clinton, Highland Park, 6:30PM-11PM, local concert contest series, free

June 3-5 Farmhouse Tour Dairy Month, Kline Creek Farm, West Chicago, 10AM-4PM, take a farmhouse tour focusing on dairy production and items, $5 suggested donation

June 3-4 Soul Fest, Naper Settlement, Naperville, June 4 is sold out but there are still tickets for June 3

Saturday, June 4

June 4-5 Lincolnshire Art Festival, Village Green, Lincolnshire

June 4-5 Strawberry Festival, Windy Acres Farm, Geneva, 9AM-6PM, family fun, entertainment, strawberry treats, $12 pp to enter attractions area, under 2 years old free

June 4-5 Make a Glass Planet, Patterson Glassworks, Mundelein, 10AM-4PM, $65, appointment preferred

June 4 Lords Park Zoo Opening Day, Elgin, 12PM-2PM, 12PM Tefft Farm dedication, 1PM reptile show, free

June 4 -5 Evanston Made Studio Open House, 12PM-5PM, meet local artists and get a peek inside their studios, please RSVP to receive a map, free

Sunday, June 5

June 5 Free Nature Scavenger Hunt, Air Station Prairie, Glenview, 10AM-3PM, pick up scavenger hunt at Park Center

June 5 Buffalo Grove Pride Parade, 11AM, Buffalo Grove Park District Pride Picnic after

June 5 Explore the Forest, Crabtree Nature Center, Barrington, 12PM-3PM, animal encounters, arts and crafts and more, free

June 5 Ice Cream Social of 1858, Powers Walker House, Ringwood, 12PM-4PM, enjoy some ice cream. meet historical characters, play old time games, free

June 5 Farrhad Von Schaumburg Bike Tour, Schaumburg, 12PM-1PM, celebrate German heritage with the special bike tour, must pre-register, free, free hot dog or brat and chips at the end

June 5 Sundae Sunday, Naper Settlement, Naperville, 1PM-4PM, enjoy a little ice cream during a Sunday visit, free with museum visit, such a great time to visit Naper Settlement's historic buildings

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