A Little Time and a Keyboard: Weekend Windup {Family Fun in the Chicago Suburbs July 7-10, 2022}

Weekend Windup {Family Fun in the Chicago Suburbs July 7-10, 2022}

Thursday, July 7, 2022


Family Fun in the Chicago Suburbs July 7-10, 2022
Family Fun in the Chicago Suburbs July 7-10, 2022

Another summer weekend is ahead! Here are my picks for summer fun in the Chicago suburbs!


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

July 9 - September 6 Bristol Renaissance Faire, Kenosha

Thursday, July 7

July 7 - 10 Itasca Fest

Friday, July 8

July 8-10 Libertyville Dog Days of Summer, dock dog events, dog competitions, yoga with your pet, dog vendors and more

July 8-10 Jazz Festival, The Venue, Aurora, outdoor jazz festival, please see website for tickets

July 8 - 10 Windmill City Festival, Batavia

Saturday, July 9

July 9 Abbey Farms Dog Days, Abbey Farms, Aurora, 10AM-6PM, adoptable dogs, yard games, soda floats for purchase, dog related vendors, bring your pup to the farm, $5 admission, reserve on the website

July 9 Family Day at Parrot Stars, Arlington Heights, 10AM-5PM, meet some bird friends, play games, meet The Parrot Wizard, face painting and more, see schedule, free

July 9  Arlington Heights Historical Museum Tour, 10:30AM or 2:30PM, one hour tour of the five buildings on the campus, $3 children, $5 adults

Sunday, July 10

July 10 Elgin History Museum Car Show, 10AM-3PM

July 10 Forest Walk, River Trail, Northbrook, 10AM or 1:30PM, enjoy a casual guided hike in the forest

July 10 Free Coffee and Donuts at Parrot Stars, Arlington Heights, 10AM-5PM, come and shop while enjoying free treats, meet The Parrot Wizard at 11AM for questions about parrots

July 10 Picnic on the Park, Elmhurst History Museum, 1:30PM-4:30PM, enjoy family-friendly, food centric games, craft activities, face painters and more, see the museum's exhibit Eat Your Heart Out: Iconic Chicagoland Foods, free

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