A Little Time and a Keyboard: Weekend Windup {Family Fun in the Chicago Suburbs May 13-14, 2023}

Weekend Windup {Family Fun in the Chicago Suburbs May 13-14, 2023}

Friday, May 12, 2023


We are starting another spring weekend! There are some great events this weekend -- here are my picks:


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

April 29 -  May 6 Founder's Day Events, Downers Grove, see website for listing of events

April 27 - May 14 several weeks depending on blooms, Tulip Festival, Richardson Adventure Farm, Spring Grove, see website for hours and tickets

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.

Saturday, May 13

May 13 Aurora Greenfest, Prisco Community Center, 10AM-4PM, have fun learning while learning about protecting the environment, family fun

May 13 Bird The Preserves World Migratory Bird Day, River Trail Nature Center, Northbrook, 10AM-2:30PM, for ages 8 and up, learn the basics of birding 10AM-12PM, 1:30PM-2:30PM get up close and personal with resident birds -- this portion is all ages, free

May 13 Spring Fling, Cantigny Park, Wheaton, 10AM-4PM, tour the greenhouse, music, lawn games, food trucks, and more, $10 per car parking

May 13 Cosley Conservation Day, Cosley Zoo, Wheaton, 10AM-2PM, activities, visit with local conservation groups, visit animals, standard admission rates

May 13 Pioneering Days, Colonel Palmer House, Crystal Lake, 10AM-2PM, clay oven surprises, scavenger hunt, historic games and crafts, music and more, free

May 13-14 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 13 Umbrella Arts Festival, Fountain Square, Evanston, 11AM-2PM, artists, performers, and more celebrating the Asian, South Asian, and Pacific Islander community, free

May 13 Cultural Crossroads Celebration, Elmhurst History Museum, 1PM-5PM, a celebration of cultural diversity, free

May 13 60th Anniversary Celebration, Bock Park, Schaumburg 4pm-9:30pm, food trucks, movie after dusk, family activities, free'

Sunday, May 14

May 14 Mother's Day Celebration, Heritage Farm, Schaumburg, 12PM-3PM, make a craft for Mom, enjoy trails and grounds, free

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