A Little Time and a Keyboard: Weekend Windup {Family Fun in the Chicago Suburbs July 28-31, 2022}

Weekend Windup {Family Fun in the Chicago Suburbs July 28-31, 2022}

Thursday, July 28, 2022


Family Fun in the Chicago Suburbs July 28-31, 2022

The weekend is here! I took a little hiatus from my weekly list, but I am back! Here are some great events to be aware of for this summer 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, Cantigny 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

Through November 6 Delicate Forces, Nicholas Conservatory & Gardens, Rockford, 7 large scale are displays created with dichroic materials crafting kaleidoscope, admission fees apply 

Ongoing depending on blooms Sunflower Festival, Von Bergen's Country Market, Hebron, check out the sunflower maze, purchase tickets online

Bristol Faire

Wednesday, July 27

July 27-31 Lake County Fair

Thursday, July 28

July 28-31 Prairie Fest, Wood Dale

Friday, July 29

July 29-31 Farm Power Tours, Kline Creek Farm, West Chicago, 10AM-4PM, learn how  technology and innovation helped with household chores, suggested donation $5 per person, no registration required

July 29-31 Lake County Greek Fest, St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church, Libertyville, 11AM-9PM, great food, live music Sat & Sun

Saturday, July 30

July 30-31 Art at the Glen, Glenview, 10AM-5PM

July 30 Green Bay Trail Day, 8AM-12PM. Shelton Park to Hubbard Woods, a variety of activities along  the route including a ropes course, roving entertainers, butterfly hatchery, native plants and more, free

July 30 Wings and Talons Raptors, Teft's Farm in Lords Park Zoon, Elgin, 1PM-2PM, enjoy close ups with these majestic birds, free

July 30 Family Day Patterns and Nature, Elmhurst Art Museum, 1PM-4PM, use mid-century inspired fabrics to create patterns on canvas, kids free, adults $15 pp, $12 for seniors

July 30 Alebrije Art Walk, Cantigny, Wheaton, 2PM, a chance to learn about the amazing art pieces on a guided walk, $10 parking

July 30 German Beer Garden, Heritage Farm, Schaumburg, 4PM-7:30PM, backyard games, festive music, brats, pretzels, local craft beer, soda and more, $8 pp includes one food item and one beer or soda, other items for purchase, you can bring your own picnic, too

Sunday, July 31

July 31 River Monsters, River Trail Nature Center, 12PM-2PM, wade into the Des Plaines River about creatures under its surface

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