A Little Time and a Keyboard: Weekend WIndup {Chicago Suburbs Family Fun August 19-21, 2022}

Weekend WIndup {Chicago Suburbs Family Fun August 19-21, 2022}

Thursday, August 18, 2022


Chicago Suburbs Family Fun August 19-21, 2022

Chicago Suburbs Family Fun August 19-21, 2022

Time to think weekend events! Here are my picks for weekend 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, 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

Through November 6 Delicate Forces, Nicholas Conservatory & Gardens, Rockford, 7 large scale art 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

Ongoing through October  Royal Oak Farm, Harvard, apple picking, apple tree maze, activities,  country kitchen

Friday, August 19

August 19 & 20 Naper Nights, Naper Settlement, Naperville, pull up a lawn chair or put down some blankets and enjoy an evening of music, $20 per adult, $15 per child, free for members and those under 4, please reserve tickets online, there will be two beverage tents, local food vendors, kids activity area, Naper Settlement will be on site

August 19-21 Evanston Big Fork Festival, art, food and live music

August 19-21 56 Music Fix, local musical acts at venues throughout Mount Prospect, Artisan Market August 20 12PM-5PM in Lions Park

Saturday, August 20

August 20 Royal Oak Farm Opening Day, Harvard, apple picking, apple tree maze, activities,  country kitchen

August 20 Hummingbird Fest, Sagawau, Lemont, 9AM-2PM, activities, seeing banding demos, free

August 20 Hummers Galore, Crabtree Nature Center, Barrington, 10AM, take a short walk and learn about hummingbirds, ages 6 and up, free

August 20-21 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 20 End of Summer Music Fling, South Elgin

August 20 VegFest, The Lot, Highland Park, 11AM-7PM, vegetarian and vegan food for purchase, wellness activities and more

August 20 Tour Viking  -- The Viking Ship in Geneva, 1PM-4PM, $7 pp age 18+, children free

August 20  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, August 21

August 21 GPS Scavenger Hunt, River Trail, Northbrook, 11AM, 12:30PM and 2PM, use technology to discover nature finds in the preserve, free but must register for a time slot

August 21 Old Naperville Day, a Naperville block party, food, live entertainment, bags tournament

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