A Little Time and a Keyboard: Weekend Windup {Family Fun in the Chicago Suburbs June 22-25, 2023}

Weekend Windup {Family Fun in the Chicago Suburbs June 22-25, 2023}

Thursday, June 22, 2023

Family Fun in the Chicago Suburbs June 22-25, 2023

 Family Fun in the Chicago Suburbs June 22-25, 2023

The weekend is here and there are so many great activities to enjoy! 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-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.

Wednesday, June 21

June 21-25 Swedish Days, Geneva

Thursday, June 22

June 22 Shakespeare in the Park -- Love's Labour's Lost, Robert O. Atcher Municipal Center, Schaumburg, 7PM, free

Friday, June 23

June 23-25 Long Grove Strawberry Fest

June 23-25 Taste of Highland Park at The Lot

June 23-24 Summer Solstice Music Festival, Yorkville, tickets online $20-$30

June 23-25 Greek Fest, St. Nectarios Greek Orthodox Church, Palatine, Greek food, kids activities, live entertainment and more

Saturday, June 24

June 24 Glenview Summerfest, 9AM-3PM, local businesses, bubble station, balloon artist, live entertainment and more

June 24-25 Burr Ridge Art Fair

June 24-25 10th Annual Art in the Village, Winnetka

June 24-25 See Viking Ship during Swedish Days, Geneva, 10AM-4:30PM, view the replica Viking ship from the Columbian Exhibition, $7 admission adults, ages 13-17 $4, kids under 12 free

June 24 Pioneer Day at The Grove, Glenview, 11AM-2PM, discover what life was like in the 1800's, participate in activities, play pioneer games, listen to old fashioned music, meet reenactors from a Civil War Army Corps of Engineers, and more, $5 per person if you purchase tickets in advance by Friday or $7 at the door, entry at 15 minute intervals

June 24-25 Fullersburg Days, Fullersburg Woods, Oakbrook, 3PM-7PM, guided nature walks, mill tours, corn husk doll craft, $5 s'mores kits and more

June 24 Rock 'N The Runway, Chicago Executive Airport, Wheeling, 8AM Run, 5PM-10:30PM, live music, food trucks, balloon artist, fireworks and more

June 24 Summerfest after Sunset, Glenview, 6PM-10PM, live music, local food, free with food pantry donation

Sunday, June 25

June 25 The Buzz on Bees, River Trail Nature Center, Northbrook, 1:30PM, free, registration required, visit the preserve's beehives and learn about bees, pollination, and honey

June 25 Dog Admission Day, Morton Arboretum, Lisle, dogs are welcome to visit Morton Arboretum with their owners, regular admission applies to owners, dog admission is $5

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