A Little Time and a Keyboard: Weekend Windup {Family Fun in the Chicago Suburbs August 26-28, 2022}

Weekend Windup {Family Fun in the Chicago Suburbs August 26-28, 2022}

Thursday, August 25, 2022


Family Fun in the Chicago Suburbs August 26-28, 2022

Family Fun in the Chicago Suburbs August 26-28, 2022

The weekend is almost here which means it is time to plan! Apple picking has started, so this is a good weekend to get a jump on that. There is still some summer fun to be enjoyed, too. Take a peek at my picks for this 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

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

Ongoing through October Kuipers Farm, Maple Park, UPick apples, opening day August 27

Ongoing through October Stade's Farm, McHenry, UPick Apples starting August 26

Wednesday, August 24

August 24-28 Will County Fair, Peotone

Friday, August 26

August 26-28 Backlot Bash, Skokie, carnival, live music, 5K, dance marathon, farmers market and more, see schedule

August 26 First Annual Elgin Museum Crawl, 4PM-7PM, hit all 4 museums and learn facts about the special theme catastrophes, free but registration requested

August 26 End of Summer Bash, Elgin, Festival Park, 4PM, concert, food trucks, fireworks at about 9:20PM, free admission

Saturday, August 27

August 27-28 Port Clinton Art Festival, Highland Park, 10AM-5PM, explore original artwork, listen to local music and enjoy great food.

August 27-28 Powtowatomi Trails Pow Wow in Zion, Shiloh Park, music and dance demonstrations, education, small fee

August 27-28  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 27 Heritage Fest, Arlington Heights Historical Museum, 1PM-4PM, cultural activities, dancers, food trucks and more, free

August 27 Alebrije Art Walk, Cantigny, Wheaton, 2PM, a chance to learn about the amazing art pieces on a guided walk, $10 parking

August 27  Willowbrook Happy Hour, Glen Ellyn, 4PM-5PM, learn about resident animals during feeding time, $5pp, must register, kids must be accompanied by an adult

Sunday, August  28

August 28 Cicadas!, Crabtree Nature Center, Barrington, 1PM, discover the secretive underground lives of cicadas and learn their calls, free

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