A Little Time and a Keyboard: Weekend Windup {Family Fun in the Chicago Suburbs June 9-12, 2022}

Weekend Windup {Family Fun in the Chicago Suburbs June 9-12, 2022}

Thursday, June 9, 2022


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

Family Fun in the Chicago Suburbs June 9-12, 2022

Here comes the weekend! Enjoy my picks for family fun this weekend:


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

Thursday, June 9

June 9-12 Grads and Grease Carnival, Highwood, attendees in Grease costumes get $5 off of wristband

June 9-12 Lockport Old Canal Days

Friday, June 10

June 10 Bitter Jester Music Festival, Port Clinton, Highland Park, 6:30PM-11PM, local concert contest series, free

Saturday, June 11

June 11 -12 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 11 - 12 Make a Glass Planet, Patterson Glassworks, Mundelein, 10AM-4PM, $65, appointment preferred

June 11 Family Creek Walk, Severson Dells, Rockford, 1PM-3PM, will be walking in the creek and exploring areas not always explored by the public, closed-toe shoes, ages 6+, under 18 with an adult, $5 pp, $3 for members

Sunday, June 12

June 12 Woodstock PrideFest, 11AM parade, 12PM-5PM, vendors, food, entertainment

June 12 Alebrijes Grand Opening, Cantigny Park, Wheaton, 12pm-6pm, look for the 48 sculptures, meet the artists as they work on a new one, watch folkloric dancers, enjoy an art activity 12pm-4pm, $10 parking

June 12 Aurora Pride Parade, 12PM-2PM

June 12 Rainbow Families, Crabtree Nature Center, Barrington, 1PM, celebrate Pride Month and learn about the rainbow of family assemblages of wildlife, free

June 12 North Branch Scavenger Hunt, Linne Woods, Morton Grove, 1PM-3PM, search for clues that make the forest preserve unique, free

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