A Little Time and a Keyboard: Weekend Windup {Family Fun in the Chicago Suburbs May 26-29, 2023}

Weekend Windup {Family Fun in the Chicago Suburbs May 26-29, 2023}

Thursday, May 25, 2023


Family Fun in the Chicago Suburbs May 26-29, 2023

This weekend, we commemorate and honor our servicemen and women that made the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom. Please take some time this weekend to pause and reflect on the sacrifice of those who fell while fighting for our freedom. Here in the Chicago suburbs, we are fortunate to have Cantigny Park with a museum dedicated to the 1st Infantry Division -- the division my own father served in. It is a wonderful place to commemorate service and does have some events this weekend.

Here are my picks for family activities on this very special 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-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 26

May 26 Of the Earth Opening, Morton Arboretum, see the 5 new large scale sculptures by Olga Ziemska, see website for admission rates and to reserve a time

Saturday, May 27

May 27 - 28 Prairie Arts Fair, Schaumburg, Atcher Municipal Center Grounds, 10AM-5PM, free admission

May 27 - 28 Barrington Art Festival, 10AM-5PM, free admission

May 27 - 28 St. Charles Fine Art Show, Sat 10AM-6PM, Sun 10AM-5PM

May 27-28 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

Sunday, May 28

May 28 Battle of Cantigny 105th Anniversary, Cantigny Park, Wheaton, 10AM-5PM, wreath laying, family activities, oral histories and more, see schedule, $10 parking

Monday, May 29

May 29 Memorial Day Commemoration, Spring Lake Pavilion, Lincolnshire, 8:30AM-10AM, remembering and honoring those lost, honoring veterans, flag retirement

May 29 Memorial Day Ceremony, Elgin, 9:30AM at Veteran's Memorial Park to remember those interred at sea, 11AM at Bluff City Cemetery -- keynote speakers, musical tribute, rifle salute, and laying of the wreaths. 

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