A Little Time and a Keyboard: Weekend Windup {Chicago Suburbs Family Fun July 8-9, 2023}

Weekend Windup {Chicago Suburbs Family Fun July 8-9, 2023}

Thursday, July 6, 2023


Chicago Suburbs Family Fun July 8-9, 2023

The weekend is here -- after a short week due to a holiday! Summer weekends are so much fun! Here are my picks for 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

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

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

Saturday, July 8

July 8 Backyard Reptile Walk, Fullersburg Woods, Oak Brook, 9AM-10:30AM, ages 8 and up, under 18 with adult, $5 pp, register online

July 8 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 8 Christmas in July in Brother's Field, Long Grove, 1PM-10:30PM, live music, inflatables, movies lights, games, and more, $15 per child, $10 per adult, reserve tix online

July 8-9 Bluegrass Fest, Frankfort

July 8 Summer Insect Extravaganza, Spring Valley Nature Center, Schaumburg, 6:30PM-9:30PM, enjoy games and buggy encounters, look for bugs in the pond, in the evening look for lightning bugs, $3 pp, $12 pp at the door

July 8 Fox River Grove Fireworks, 6PM-10PM, live music, food vendors and more

Sunday, July 9

July 9 Living History Open House, Powers Walker House, Ringwood, 12PM-4PM, learn about the Miller family that lived in the area during WWI, free

July 9 Forest Walk, River Trail Nature Center, Northbrook, 1:30PM, free

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