A Little Time and a Keyboard: Weekend Windup {Family Fun in the Chicago Suburbs August 5-7, 2022}

Weekend Windup {Family Fun in the Chicago Suburbs August 5-7, 2022}

Thursday, August 4, 2022


Family Fun in the Chicago Suburbs August 5-7, 2022

Hooray for summer weekends! There is plenty of fun to be had this weekend 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, 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

Ongoing through Labor Day, Bristol Renaissance Faire, Saturdays, Sundays and Labor Day

Wednesday, August 3

August 3-7 Northbrook Days

Friday, August 5

August 5-7 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

August 5-7 Destination Asia Festival, Morton Arboretum, Lisle, Friday night starts with an opening ceremony, enjoy traditional entertainment, experiences and food, included in regular admission, reserve tickets online

August 5-7 Festa Italiana, Naper Settlement, Naperville, enjoy the flavors, culture and sounds of Italy, family activities, live music, $5 tix for Naperville residents, $10 general admission, other packages available

Saturday, August 6

August 6-7 Gurnee Days, Viking Park

August 6-7 Adler Festival of the Arts, Cook Park, Libertyville

August 6 Vintage Car Show, The Lot, Highland Park, 12PM-4PM, vintage cars, light bites and music

August 6-7 World of Faeries, Vasa Park, South Elgin, purchase tickets online

August 6-7 North Aurora Days

August 6 Venetian Night, Winthrop Harbor, North Marina, events throughout the day, lighted boat parade, live music, fireworks

Sunday, August 7

August 7 Habitat Walk, Crabtree Nature Center, Barrington, 1PM

August 7 Marvelous Monarchs, St. James Farm, Warrenville, 2PM, take a leisurely stroll and see monarchs in all stages, for ages 12 and up, under 18 with an adult, $5pp, must register

August 7 Shakespeare in the Park, The Tempest, Festival Park, Elgin, 5PM-7PM, free

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