A Little Time and a Keyboard: Weekend Windup {Family Fun in the Chicago Suburbs August 4-6, 2023}

Weekend Windup {Family Fun in the Chicago Suburbs August 4-6, 2023}

Friday, August 4, 2023


Family Fun in the Chicago Suburbs August 4-6, 2023

Family Fun in the Chicago Suburbs August 4-6, 2023

Happy Weekend! 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 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.

Tuesday, August 1

August 1-6 McHenry County Fair

Wednesday, August 2

August 2-6 Northbrook Days

Friday, August 4

August 4 First Fridays Dance Concert, Town Square Gazebo, Schaumburg, 6:30PM-9:30PM, 1st hour dance lessons with Arthur Murray, then dancing and music, free

August 4-5 North Aurora Days

Saturday, August 5

August 5-6 Destination Asia, Morton Arboretum, Lisle, celebrate the arts, culture, and flavors of Asia during this weekend festival, included in general admission, see website for more info

August 5 Chalk-It-Up, Homer Glen, 9:30AM-12:30PM, chalk drawing contest

August 5 Evanston Made First Saturday Art Events

August 5-6 Festival of the Arts, Cook Park, Libertyville, 10AM-9PM Sat, 10AM-5PM Sun, juried art and music festival

August 5-6 Wilmette Art Fair, 10AM-5PM

August 5-6 The World of Fairies Healing Earth Festival, Vasa Park, South Elgin, 10AM-6PM Sat, 10AM-5PM Sun, vendors, food, tea parties, crafts, live music and so much more, $15 pp, $8 for seniors, under 12 free

August 5 History Hike, Cantigny Park, Wheaton, 11AM-12PM, guided hike focusing on the history of the park, free with admission -- $15 per car parking

August 5 Plein Air Paint Out, Prospect Heights Library, 11AM-3PM

August 5 Shakespeare in the Park, Geneva

Sunday, August 6

August 6 Artisan Market, The Lot, Highland Park, 10AM-3PM, shop crafts, baked goods, fruits, vegetables and more

August 6 Dogwood Day at Lambs Farm, Libertyville, 10AM-1PM, demos, bone bar, canine crafts, beer, live music, food, and more, free admission for people and dogs

August 6 Bugapalooza, Crabtree Nature Center, Barrington, 1PM, explore insects with activities and crafts, who will you catch and release? free

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