A Little Time and a Keyboard: Weekend Windup {Family Fun in the Chicago Suburbs August 25-27, 2023}

Weekend Windup {Family Fun in the Chicago Suburbs August 25-27, 2023}

Friday, August 25, 2023


The weekend is here! Here are my picks for family fun in the Chicago suburbs August 25-27, 2023:


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 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, August 23

August 23 - 27 Will County Fair

Friday, August 25

August 25 - August 27 Skokie's Backlot Bash, live music, carnival rides, food, Bingo, pancake breakfast, and more

August 25-27 Gaelic Park Irish Fest, Oak Forest, festival featuring Irish bands, dancers, and performers, see website for more information

Saturday, August 26

August 26-27 Annual Potawotami Trails Pow Wow, Zion, August 26 10AM-10PM, August 27 10AM-5PM, this is Northern Illinois' longest running Pow Wow, $5 per adult, $1 children 6-12, elders and kids under 6 are free, special $8 two day tickets

August 26 The Forge Art Walk, Lemont Quarries, 10AM-4PM, art activities, performances, and more, $5 per person tickets, reserve online

August 26 - 27 Port Clinton Art Festival, Highland Park, art for purchase, food, live music

August 26 Heritage Fest, Arlington Heights Historical Museum, 10AM-1PM, celebrate our Cultural Diversity, free

August 26 Celebration of Cultures, RecPlex, Mount Prospect, 11AM-6PM, parade of cultures, cultural booths, ethnic food and more

August 26 Alley Art Festival, Water Street Mall and Downer Place, 12PM-5PM, local artists, performers, food trucks, kids activities

August 26 German Beer Garden, Heritage Farm, Schaumburg, 4PM-7:30PM, beer, soda, pretzels and brats for purchase, live music and backyard games, free admission

Sunday, August 27

August 27 Green Fair, Mike Rylko Community Park, Buffalo Grove, 8AM-12:30PM, free event to learn ways to better help our environment

August 27 Artisan Market, The Lot, Highland Park, 10AM-3PM, shop crafts, baked goods, fruits, vegetables and more

August 27 Crabtree Nature Center Great Re-Opening, Crabtree Nature Center, Barrington, 10AM-1PM, ribbon cutting, guided nature walks, nature activities, tour the new center, free

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