A Little Time and a Keyboard: Weekend Windup {Family Fun in the Chicago Suburbs November 3 - 5, 2023}

Weekend Windup {Family Fun in the Chicago Suburbs November 3 - 5, 2023}

Friday, November 3, 2023


Family Fun in the Chicago Suburbs November 3 - 5, 2023

Happy weekend!!! There are plenty of fun events to enjoy this weekend. Here are my picks:


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.

September 9 - January 7 Alebrijes: Creatures of a Dreamworld, Gail Borden Public Library, Elgin, creatures from Mexican folklore that are composites of multiple animals, free exhibit

September 9 - January 7 Picasso 50 Years Later, Elmhurst Art Museum, works by Picasso and his contemporaries, with admission

Fall is for hiking! Check out my Chicago Suburban Hiking Recommendations for ideas. Also, see 20 Chicago Suburbs Forest Preserve for Fall Colors!

Friday, November 3

November 3 Stews, Brews, and Blues, The Lot, Highland Park, 5PM-9PM, all sorts of different kinds of soups, brews -- beer, hot cocoa, coffees, spiced wines, and more, plus live music

Saturday, November 4

November 4-5 Creating Glass Pumpkins: At Mundelein's Patterson Glassworks, fall is the time to craft glass pumpkins! Open Houses for creating glass pumpkins are October 14 & 15, 21 & 22 and November 4 & 5, 11 & 12. The experience is $45-$95 depending on size and type of pumpkin. The Open House runs 11AM-4PM each day. Call 847-949-0013 to book your time. 

November 4 Dia de los Muertos, Oakton Community Center, Skokie, 12PM-4PM, folkloric event, free

November 4 Diwali Celebration, Wilmette Public Library, 2PM-4PM

Sunday, November 5

November 5 Dog Admission Days, Morton Arboretum, Lisle, dogs are welcome to visit Morton Arboretum with their owners, regular admission applies to owners, dog admission is $5,

November 5 GPS Scavenger Hunt, River Trail Nature Center, 11AM, 12:30PM, 2PM, call 847-824-8360 to reserve spot, free

November 5 Harvest Time in 1858, Powers-Walker House, Ringwood, 12PM-4PM, try your hand at activities typical during harvest season, learn about other harvest-related activities, visit with a cavalry sergeant reenactor to learn about protection during the era, free

November 5 Tractor Drawn Wagon Rides, Danada Equestrian Center, Wheaton, 1pm, 1:45pm, 2:30pm, $5 pp on first come, first serve

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