A Little Time and a Keyboard: Weekend Windup {Fourth of July Fun and More in the Chicago Suburbs}

Weekend Windup {Fourth of July Fun and More in the Chicago Suburbs}

Thursday, June 30, 2022

 Family Fun in the Chicago Suburbs June 30 - July 4, 2022

Family Fun in the Chicago Suburbs June 30 - July 4, 2022

Happy 4th! There are a lot of fun things going on this weekend! Here are my picks --- have a great holiday 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

June 18 - August 14 Nature's Blueprints, Elmhurst Art Museum, an engaging exhibit highlighting nature's resourceful design, includes sensory stations, highlights how architecture uses elements learned from nature, see website for ticketing information

Thursday, June 30

June 30-July 4 Northwest Fourth-Fest, Hoffman Estates

June 30-July 4 Frontier Days, Arlington Heights

June 30 - July 4 Palatine Hometown Fest

Friday, July 1

July 1-4 Mundelein Community Days

July 1 Brother's Field Movie Nights Independence Day, Long Grove, 8:30PM

July 1-4 Salute the Fourth of July, Naperville

Saturday, July  2

July 2 Arlington Heights Historical Museum Tour, 10:30AM or 2:30PM, one hour tour of the five buildings on the campus, $3 children, $5 adults

July 2 Let Freedom Ring! Independence Day Party, Brother's Field, Long Grove, 1PM, lawn games, tiki bar, wagon rides, burgers, hotdogs and brats

July 2 Tank Park Tour, Cantigny Park, Wheaton, 2PM-3PM, $10 parking

July 2 S'more Summer Fun, Fullersburg, Oak Brook, 5PM-8:30PM, enjoy some s'mores in a beautiful setting, $5 pp, must register

Sunday, July 3

July 3 Taste of Oak Brook

July 3 First Saturday Evanston, 12PM-9PM, visit local artists and learn how they create, artist talks, exhibits

July 3-4 Deerfield Family Days

July 3 Red, White and Blue, Crabtree Nature Center, Barrington, 1PM, hike the Bur Edge Trail with a naturalist looking for the colors of our flag in nature, free

July 3 & 4 The Bald Eagle Celebrating our Symbol, River Trail Nature Center, Northbrook, 1:30PM, learn about bald eagles, free

Monday, July 4

July 4 Northbrook Fourth of July Events

July 4 Evanston Fourth of July activities

July 4 Fourth Fest Highland Park

July 4 City of Aurora Fourth of July Celebration

For a great listing of fireworks, please head to Patch Fireworks Near Me

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