A Little Time and a Keyboard: Weekend Windup {Family Fun in the Chicago Suburbs June 16-18, 2023}

Weekend Windup {Family Fun in the Chicago Suburbs June 16-18, 2023}

Thursday, June 15, 2023


Family Fun in the Chicago Suburbs June 16-18, 2023

Here comes the weekend! There are plenty of great events this weekend in the Chicago suburbs -- here are my picks for family fun:


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

May 27-September 4 Find Your Wild with McHenry County Conservation District, all summer use an app to explore the county's fabulous preserves, engage in fun nature activities, answer trivia questions and win prizes! This is a fun outdoor adventure that you can enjoy throughout summer and it is free!

June 2-August 20 Marvelocity: The Art of Alex Ross, Elmhurst Art Museum, sketches, life-sized busts, cover art and more highlight one of the greatest comic book artists, please see website for admission info and associated events

June 3-September 10 WARHOL, Cleve Carney Museum of Art, Glen Ellyn, an incredible 94 pieces by Andy Warhol will be on display during this exhibition, there are many associated events to experience, see website for ticketing and more information, I will have more on this event soon!

June 3-September 10 Where's Warhol Scavenger Hunt and Pop Art Photo Ops, downtown Wheaton, free events celebrating College of DuPage's Andy Warhol Portfolios: A Life in Pop exhibition, free

Through September 16 Peck Farm Butterfly House, Geneva, see website for hours, suggested donation

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

Thursday, June 15

June 15-18 Libertyville Days, family activities, parade, arts and crafts show, live entertainment, carnival and more

Friday, June 16

June 16-17 Scottish Highland Games, Itasca, bagpipe competition, caber toss, dance, kids activities, genealogy help, and more, see Eventbrite for ticket prices

June 16-17 Winnetka Music Festival, see website for tickets and more info

June 16-17 Naper Nights, live music, see website for ticketing info

Saturday, June 17

June 17 Juneteenth Celebration, Sand Ridge, South Holland, 10AM-2PM, activities, performances, and exhibitions, free

June 17-18 Dairy Month Farm House Tour, Kline Creek Farm, West Chicago, 10AM-4PM, free, tours begin on the hour

June 17-18 Summer Arts Festival, Lake Bluff

June 17 Evanston Juneteenth Parade and Celebration, 10:45AM-6PM

June 17 Good Old Summertime Party, Clayson House Museum, Palatine, 12PM-4PM, celebrate summer like in the 1860's, activities, tree dedications, free

June 17 Skokie Juneteenth Celebration, Oakton Park, 1PM-7PM, speakers, activities, music, and more

June 17 Blues Fest, Brother's Field, Long Grove, 3PM-10PM

Sunday, June 18

June 18 Father's Day at the Fox River Trolley Museum, South Elgin, ride one of the museum's antique trolleys, dads and grandads ride for a child's fare, see website for more

June 18 Father's Day Family Nature Walk, Trailside, River Forest, 10:30AM, free but registration required

June 18 Nature Mandalas, Crabtree Nature Center, Barrington, 1PM-3PM, free, use nature materials to create geometric patterns

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