A Little Time and a Keyboard: Weekend Windup {Family Fun in the Chicago Suburbs May 19-21, 2023}

Weekend Windup {Family Fun in the Chicago Suburbs May 19-21, 2023}

Friday, May 19, 2023


Family Fun in the Chicago Suburbs May 19-21, 2023

Family Fun in the Chicago Suburbs May 19-21, 2023

The weekend is here! Spring events are picking up -- here are my picks for family fun in the Chicago suburbs this weekend:


February 4-December 23 Viking's Voyage, Geneva History Museum, learn about the history of the replica Viking ship in Geneva which started as an attraction at the World's Columbian Exhibition in 1893, $5 per adult, $2 kids and seniors, free for members, closed Sundays and Mondays

May 2 - November 3 Infrastructure: Creating 19th Century Clothing Then and Now, exhibit starts with the fabric scrapbook of Hannah Ditzler Asplaugh. Her memories of creating and recreating 19th century clothing over 50 years inspired the exhibit.  Explore the connection of clothing and memory as well as how the fashions were made then and now. See website for hours and admission.

May 6-21 Lilac Time, Lilacia Park, Lombard

May 6-July 31 Superheroes in Wilder Park, Elmhurst, 8 life-sized superhero sculptures by local artists, free

Spring is for hiking! Check out my Chicago Suburban Hiking Recommendations for ideas.

Friday, May 19

May 19-21 ChocolateFest, Long Grove, chocolate vendors, live music, carnival, and more

Saturday, May 20

May 20-21 Spring Planting on the Farm Tour, Kline Creek Farm, West Chicago, 10AM-4PM, tour the farmhouse and see how the farmers began spring planting on the farm, tours leave on the hour, $5 suggested donation

May 20-21 Northbrook Art in the Park, Village Green, 10AM-5PM, artists, demos, activities, live music and food, free admission

May 20 Swing into Spring, North School Park, 11AM-2PM, live music, dancing, games, meet animals, and more, free

May 20-21 Skokie Festival of Cultures,  Oakton Park, 11AM-6PM, music, food, dance, cultural booths, flag display of the countries, and more

May 20 Superhero Walking Tour, Wilder Park, Elmhurst, 1PM-2:15PM, walk through the outdoor superhero exhibit and learn about the art, $15-$20 purchase tickets online

Sunday, May 21

May 21 Spring Stroll, River Trail Nature Center, 10:30AM or 1:30PM, free, registration required

May 12 Just Who Is Samuel Walker?, Powers Walker House, Ringwood, 12PM-4PM, learn about Samuel Walker who lived in the house in the 1800s, free

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