A Little Time and a Keyboard: Weekend Windup {Family Fun in the Chicago Suburbs July 21-23, 2023}

Weekend Windup {Family Fun in the Chicago Suburbs July 21-23, 2023}

Friday, July 21, 2023

The weekend is here! Remember to get out there and enjoy another summer weekend. Here are my picks for local fun 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

July 8 - as long as the sunflowers are blooming Von Bergen's Sunflower Festival, Hebron, see website for times and ticketing info

July 8 - September 4 Bristol Renaissance Faire, Saturdays, Sundays and Labor Day

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

Friday, July 21

July 21-23 National Gathering of American Indian Veterans, Cantigny Park, Wheaton, honor veterans, watch performances, join in a powwow and more, see schedule, Saturday parking $15, Sunday $30

July 21-23 Highwood Days and Taco Fest

July 21-23 Alpine Fest, Lake Zurich

July 21-23 Sidewalk Sale and Chalk Art Contest, Downtown Evanston

Saturday, July 22

July 22 Dog Days of Summer, Beck Lake, near Des Plaines, 10AM-12PM, dog canoeing, nature walk, pawprint painting and more, free

July 22-23 Glencoe Art Festival

July 22-23 Chalk Fest at Jerry Smith Farm, Kenosha, 10AM-5PM, chalk artists, live music, artisans and more, free admission

July 22 Firefly and Fairy Fest, The Grove, Glenview, 11AM and 1PM entry times, $5 if you purchase tix online, $7 at door, fairy quest, make a firefly jar, have fun bubble dancing and more

July 22 Author Fest, Grayslake Heritage Center and Museum, 11AM-5PM, live performances, workshops, author signings, performance, kids story time and more, free

July 22 Car Show, Wheeling, 1PM-4PM

July 22 Summer Concert in the Cabin, Merkle Cabin, Schaumburg, 5PM-8PM, grilled food, wine and beer for purchase, wagon rides, $4 pp, register online

Sunday, July 23

July 23 Kenosha Book Festival, 10AM-3PM

July 23 Cicadas, Crabtree Nature Center, Barrington, 1PM, learn about these insects of summer

July 23 Art in the Historic Woodstock Square, 4PM-7PM, local artists, live music, and more

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