A Little Time and a Keyboard: Weekend Windup {Family Fun in the Chicago Suburbs September 1-4, 2023 -- Labor Day Weekend}

Weekend Windup {Family Fun in the Chicago Suburbs September 1-4, 2023 -- Labor Day Weekend}

Friday, September 1, 2023


Family Fun in the Chicago Suburbs September 1-4, 2023 -- Labor Day Weekend

Family Fun in the Chicago Suburbs September 1-4, 2023 -- Labor Day Weekend

The long weekend is here! Here are my picks for family 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 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

August 28 - September 23 The Great Orb Hunt, Leroy Oakes Forest Preserve, St. Charles, look for hand-crafted glass and ceramic orbs, you can keep one

September 1-10 Elgin Fringe Festival

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

Friday, September 1

September 1-4 Naperville Last Fling

Saturday, September 2

September 2-4 Long Grove Irish Days, performers, music, shopping, dog contest, men in kilts contest and more

September 2-4 Frankfort Fall Festival

September 2-4 Septemberfest, Schaumburg

September 2 Family Fringe, Elgin History Museum, 10AM-1PM, art making, live painting, bouncy house and more, free

Sunday, September 3

September 3 Animal Encounter, River Trail Nature Center, Northbrook, 1:30pm, meet one of our resident animals, free

Monday September 4

September 4 Prairie Wildflower Walk, Crabtree Nature Center, Barrington, 1PM, enjoy a guided walk at Phantom Prairie and learn about what is blooming in late summer

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