A Little Time and a Keyboard: Weekend Windup {Family Fun in the Chicago Suburbs September 15-17, 2023}

Weekend Windup {Family Fun in the Chicago Suburbs September 15-17, 2023}

Friday, September 15, 2023


Family Fun in the Chicago Suburbs September 15-17, 2023

Family Fun in the Chicago Suburbs September 15-17, 2023

The weekend is here! Here is a rundown of 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.

Through September 16 Peck Farm Butterfly House, Geneva, see website for hours, suggested donation

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 16 - October 28 Pumpkin Daze, Abbey Farm, Aurora, corn maze, pumpkin picking, wagon rides, and so much more fun -- see website

September 16 - October 29 World's Largest Corn Maze at Richardson Adventure Farm, see website

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

Friday, September 15

September 15 - 17 Heritage Days, West Dundee

Saturday, September 16

September 16 - 17 Monarch Butterfly Celebration, Lake Katherine, Palos Heights, 9:30am-5pm, $10 pp admission, kids under age 3 free, includes 10 minutes in butterfly tent, butterfly release for $5 additional, crafts, hayrides and more

September 16 - 17 Deer Park Art Show

September 16 - 17 Art on the Prairie, Warrenville

September 16 Autumn Fair, Peck Farm, Geneva, 11AM-3PM, petting zoo, hayrides, pumpkin painting, free admission but small fee for some events.

September 16 - 17 Celebración de los Árboles, Morton Arboretum, Lisle, celebrating the cultures of Latin America with dance, food, music, and more, included with Arboretum admission

September 16 C'ville Fiestapalooza, Hispanic Heritage Festival with food, music, and entertainment, 12PM-11PM

September 16 - 17 Depot Days, Lisle, 12PM-5PM, historic demos, games, Civil War field hospital reenactment, high wheel bikes, petting zoo and more, free admission

September 16 Light the Night, McHenry, 4PM-10PM, entertainment, live music, artisans, Riverwalk fire globes, fireworks and more

September 16 Water Lantern Festival, River Edge Park, Aurora, 4:30PM-9PM, food trucks, live music, entertainment, make a lanter, $26.98 if purchased online by 9/15, $40.99 day of

September 16 Food Truck Fest with 7th Heaven, Gorton Center, Lake Forest, 5PM-8PM

Sunday, September 17

September 17 Cantigny Car Show, Wheaton, 9AM-3PM, $15 per adult, $12 seniors, $0 kids 0-15 years old

September 17 Makerplace Anniversary, Arlington Heights Memorial Library, 12PM-3PM, free experiences using the neat equipment in the space

September 17 Bye Bye Birdie, River Trail Nature Central, Northbrook, 1:30PM, learn about bird migration on a bird walk

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