A Little Time and a Keyboard: Weekend Windup {Family Fun in the Chicago Suburbs September 8-10, 2023}

Weekend Windup {Family Fun in the Chicago Suburbs September 8-10, 2023}

Friday, September 8, 2023


Family Fun in the Chicago Suburbs September 8-10, 2023

Family Fun in the Chicago Suburbs September 8-10, 2023

The weekend is here and it time to enjoy some of the best activities in the Chicago suburbs! There really are some great ones this weekend! I will actually be at Art in Nature at Crabtree Nature Center on Sunday, so come by and say hi! Here are my picks this week:


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.

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

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.

Featured Event -- Art in Nature -- 
come see me!!!

Friday, September 8

September 8-10 Hoffman Estates Platzkonzert Germanfest, Hideaway Brew Garden & Bar, German food and brews, family activities Saturday and Sunday and more

September 8-10 Festival of the Vine, Geneva, wine tasting, arts and crafts show, entertainment and more, see website

Saturday, September 9

September 9-10 Art on the Fox in Algonquin

September 9-10 Downers Grove Fine Arts Festival

September 9-10 Revolutionary War Reenactment, Cantigny, Wheaton, $15 parking per car

September 9 Deerfield Harvest Fest, 8AM-12PM, kids activities, touch-a-truck, evening 5PM-9PM, live music, bags tournament and more

September 9-10 Fiesta Patrias, River Edge, Aurora, Aurora's rich Hispanic culture will be on display with music, performers, and more to raise money for scholarships, see website for ticketing info

September 9-10 A RiverThru History Des Plaines River Rendezvous, Willow Springs, purchase tix online, reenactment of early American history along the river

September 9 Vintage Car Show, The Lot, Highland Park, 12PM-4PM

September 9-10 Mundelein Arts Festival

September 9 Wilmette Block Party, 12PM-9PM

September 9 Moon Festival, Pacifica Square, Aurora, 2PM-8PM, lanterns, entertainment, moon cakes, Asian American restaurants and more

September 9 Fall Concert at the Cabin, Schaumburg, 4PM-7PM, listen to a performance by the Spring Valley Concert Band, grilled food for purchase, wagon rides, $3 pp, $12 per family

Sunday, September 10

September 10 Scandinavia Day, Vasa Park, South Elgin, 10AM-5PM, $10 pp, children 12 and under are free

September 10 Art in Nature, Crabtree Nature Center, Barrington, 11AM-3PM, join in a day of celebrating the arts with plein air painting, performances, art for sale and more -- I will have a booth so come see me!

September 10 Tails on Trails, Morton Arboretum, Lisle, dogs are welcome to visit Morton Arboretum with their owners, regular admission applies to owners, dog admission is $5, there will be a pet expo and info about dog adoption

September 10 Glow in the Park Lantern Walk, Glen Ellyn, 5PM-8PM, walk illuminated by paper lanterns, live music, activities and more, decorate a paper lantern for $10 while supplies last

September 10 Astronomy Night, Greene Valley, Naperville, 8PM-10PM, stargazing, telescopes provided, must register, $10 per car

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