A Little Time and a Keyboard: Weekend Windup {Family Fun in the Chicago Suburbs July 28-30, 2023}

Weekend Windup {Family Fun in the Chicago Suburbs July 28-30, 2023}

Friday, July 28, 2023


Family Fun in the Chicago Suburbs July 28-30, 2023

Family Fun in the Chicago Suburbs July 28-30, 2023

The weekend has arrived! Here are my picks for family fun this weekend in the Chicago Suburbs:


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.

Wednesday, July 26

July 26-July 30 Lake County Fair 

Saturday, July 29

July 29 Lake Renwick Migratory Bird Viewing, Plainfield, 8AM-12PM, see migratory birds while they nest, free, visitor center will be open for questions

July 29-30 Vintage Days in Long Grove, vintage vendors, penny carnival, historical scavenger hunt and more

July 29 Monarchs & Art in the Park, Schaumburg, Moretti's Parking Lot, 9AM-3PM, artists and vendors, nature and patriotic themed crafts, free admission

July 29 14th Annual Comic Book Mania, Gail Borden Public Library, Elgin, 10AM-4PM, meet local artists, enjoy special activities, free

July 29-30 Art at the Glen, Glenview, 10AM-5PM, art for sale, demos, art experiences, live music, and more, free

July 29 Tank Park Tour, Cantigny Park, Wheaton, 11AM-12PM, learn about the history of the tank and the armored vehicles that are part of the museum's collection, $15 parking

July 29-30 Geneva Arts Fair

July 29 Historical Scavenger Hunt, Palatine, Emmett's, 2PM-5PM, purchase tix online

July 29 Family Game Day, Thatcher Woods, River Forest, 2PM-5PM, enjoy fun backyard games, nature trivia, and walks, free

July 29 German Beer Garden, Heritage Farm, Schaumburg, 4PM-7:30PM, beer, soda, pretzels and brats for purchase, live music and backyard games, free admission

July 29 West Suburban Symphony Orchestra, Cantigny Park, Wheaton, 7PM, $15 parking per car

Sunday, July 30

July 30 Artisan Market, The Lot, Highland Park, 10AM-3PM, shop crafts, baked goods, fruits, vegetables and more

July 30 River Monsters, River Trail Nature, Northbrook, 12PM-2PM, explore the Des Plaines River and learn about the creatures that live under its surface, free

July 30 Hokulea Academy of Polynesian Arts, Heritage Performance Pavilion, Wheeling, 5PM-6PM, free

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