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MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND+ for 5/23 to 5/29

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WEEKEND+ for Thursday 5/23 to Wednesday 5/29

THIS WEEK … Fairs and Festivals | On Stage |  Fitness/Race Events | Greater Chicago Events | Our Annual Party Planner | Weekend Fun Starts Here | Summer Camp Source | Golf Links and Tips | Dining Guide  | This Week’s Sponsors … see below.

Wishing you a beautiful Memorial Day weekend. Honoring the memory and service members and their families, who have sacrificed to protect our freedom.

The Summer Planner issue (May + June 2019) of Suburban Family is available here.


Fairs and Festivals

  • Gaelic Park Irish Fest – 5/24-27. Carnival, featured entertainers, kids’ stage.. Chicago Gaelic Park. chicagogaelicparkirishfest.org.
  • Red, White and BBQ – 5/24-26. BBQ competition, chili tasting, carnival and music. Ty Warner Park, Westmont. Westmontbbq.com.
  • Belmont-Sheffield Music Fest – 5/25-26. Local tribute bands, family entertainment, arts and crafts vendors. Sheffield Ave., Chicago. chicagoevents.com.
  • Prairie Arts Festival – 5/25-26. Fine art show, entertainment and kids’ activities. Robert O. Atcher Municipal Center, Schaumburg. villageofschaumburg.com.

Fitness / Race Events …

THURSDAY, MAY 23

  • J.P. Morgan Corporate Challenge 3.5-Mile Run. Chicago. jpmorganchasecc.com.

SATURDAY, MAY 25

Run For The Brave 5K Run/Walk/RuckSaturday, 5/25 at 8AM. Benefiting Illinois Veterans. Plainfield, Illinois. 630-302-2638. www.welcomeyouhome.org.

Western Springs 42nd Annual Tower Trot Sat. 5/25 8:30AM. 10K, 5K, & Fun Run, plus Double Run (10K & 5K). CARA & USATF certified. Benefits Healing Hearts for Ashley. Grand Avenue Community Center, 4211 Grand Avenue, Western Springs. 708-246-9070 www.wsprings.com/recreation.

  • SALUTE, INC. 10K Run and 5K Run/Walk. Arlington Heights. saluteinc.org.
  • Run for the Brave 5K Run/Walk/Ruck. Plainfield. welcomeyouhome.org.
  • Bubble Run Chicago 5K Novelty Run. Joliet. bubbleRun.com.
  • Soldier Field 10-Mile Run. Chicago. soldierfield10.com.
  • Tower Trot 10K, 5K and Fun Run. Western Springs. wsprings.com/recreation.

SUNDAY, MAY 26

  • MB Bike the Drive Up to 30-Mile Bike Ride. Chicago. bikethedrive.org.
  • MMTT Youth and Elite Triathlon. Geneva. mmtt3.org.
  • Race to the Flag 5K Run/Walk. Westmont. racetotheflag.org.

MONDAY, MAY 27

BAPA Ridge Run 10K Run, 5K Run/Walk, and 1-Mile Kids’ Run. Chicago. bapa.org.

Upcoming Fitness / Races Events…

  • Cori’s Triathlon – Sat. 6/1 at 8AM. One of the largest youth triathlons in the area! This fun event designed for kids 6-14. Welcomes all skill levels! Oak Brook. 630-990-4233. www.obparks.org/coris
  • Run for the Zoo 5K AND Run/Walk and 10K Run – Sun. 6/2 at 7:30 a.m. 5K Run/Walk, 10K Run, Kids Safari Stampede Obstacle Course, USATF-certified. Benefits Lincoln Park Zoo. Lincoln Park Zoo, Chicago. events@lpzoo.orgwww.lpzoo.org/run-zoo.
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  • LaGrange Rocks 5K Run/Walk – Friday, June 7 at 7:00PM. 5K run/walk and kids races. USATF and CARA certified. Start/Finish Cossitt Avenue and Willow Springs Road, LaGrange. Benefits The LeaderShop’s Youth Programs. 708-579-5898. www.theleadershop.org.
  • The DASH Through Des Plaines 5K and 1-Mile – Presented by Millennium Bank. Benefits the Des Plaines Park District Scholarship Fund. Sat., 6/15 at 8 a.m. USATF Certified. 1500 E. Prairie Ave., at Pearson St. Register online at www.RunSignUp.com
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This Week’s Greater Chicago Events…

FRIDAY, MAY 24

  • EXHIBIT Art with LEGO Bricks – 5/24-9/15. Explore a series of ingenious nature-themed sculptures crafted from more than a half-million LEGO bricks. 9 AM-6 PM. Morton Arboretum, Lisle. Free with Arboretum admission. mortonarb.org.

SATURDAY, MAY 25

  • ART St. Charles Fine Art Show – Browse the work of 100 artists across a variety of mediums including clay/ceramics, digital art, sculpture, jewelry and photography. Free admission and parking. 10 AM-6 PM. St. Charles. downtownstcharles.org.
  • CONCERT Millennium Carillon Weekly Recitals – Saturdays 5/4-25 at 12 PM; Sundays 5/5-19 at 4 PM. Hear the bells each weekend, played by local carilloneurs. Millennium Carillon, Naperville. napervilleparks.org.
  • SHOPPING Antique Flea Market – 5/11-12, 5/25, 6/8-9. Browse a fantastic variety of antiques, vintage, jewelry, collectibles, furniture and more. Saturday 9 AM-4 PM. Sunday 9 AM-3 PM. 5/25 Midnight Flea Market 3 PM-12 AM. Grayslake. Fee. zurkopromotions.com.
  • EXHIBIT Worlds of Wonder – 5/17-8/18. Celebrate Chicago’s favorite destinations for fun and thrills at the Worlds of Wonder: Remembering Chicagoland’s Amusement Parks exhibit. Sunday, Tuesday-Friday 1-5 PM; Saturday 10 AM-5 PM. Elmhurst History Museum. Free. elmhursthistory.org.
  • EXHIBIT “Faces of the Fight” – Through 7/21. Focusing on the human side of war, this exhibit explores the stories of Arlington Heights residents who were involved in military conflicts. Tuesday-Thursday 1:30-4:30 PM, Friday-Sunday 10 AM-4:30 PM. Arlington Heights Historical Museum. ahmuseum.org.
  • ART Chalk Fest – Local and national artists will “Paint the Pavement” creating beautiful pieces of art at this outdoor chalk art festival. 10 AM-6 PM. First Street Plaza, St. Charles. Artists interested in participating can register at downtownstcharles.org/paint-the-pavement.
  • CHICAGO  CITY  Memorial Day Parade – 5/25. A wreath laying ceremony at the Eternal Flame on Daley Plaza is followed by the Memorial Day Parade with high-school marching bands, drum and bugle corps, veterans’ groups and active duty military. 11 AM wreath laying; parade begins at 12 PM. State Street. chicago.gov.

SUNDAY, MAY 26

  • ART St. Charles Fine Art Show – Browse the work of 100 artists across a variety of mediums including clay/ceramics, digital art, sculpture, jewelry and photography. Free admission and parking. 10 AM-5 PM. St. Charles. downtownstcharles.org.
  • EXHIBIT Art with LEGO Bricks – 5/24-9/15. Explore a series of ingenious nature-themed sculptures crafted from more than a half-million LEGO bricks. 9 AM-6 PM. Morton Arboretum, Lisle. Free with Arboretum admission. mortonarb.org.
  • ART Chalk Fest – Local and national artists will “Paint the Pavement” creating beautiful pieces of art at this outdoor chalk art festival. 10 AM-5 PM. First Street Plaza, St. Charles. Artists interested in participating can register at downtownstcharles.org/paint-the-pavement.
  • CONCERT Rosie & The Rivets – Cantigny’s outdoor summer concert series begins with a high-energy show that’s fun for all ages. Rosie & The Rivets perform the best dance music of the 1950s and early 1960s along with current hits. Lawn seating. 3 PM. Cantigny Bandshell, Wheaton. Free with paid parking. cantigny.org.

MONDAY, MAY 27

  • CONCERT Millennium Carillon – Hear the bells ring on Memorial Day with a carillon recital. 10-10:30 AM. Millennium Carillon, Naperville. napervilleparks.org.
  • CONCERT Wayne Messmer Big Band – Wayne Messmer, the popular national anthem performer at Chicago Cubs games, will sing favorites from such artists as Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett and Dean Martin. Lawn Seating. 3 PM. Cantigny Bandshell, Wheaton. Free with paid parking. cantigny.org.

Waterparks and Pools … Opening soon!

FEATURING: Aquatics Recreation Pool, Arlington Heights Park District |  Paradise Bay Water Park, The Lombard Park District | Mystic Waters Family Aquatic Center, Des Plaines Park District | Atcher Island, Meineke Pool and Bock Pool, Schaumburg Park District | Family Aquatic Center, Wheeling Park District | Otter Cove Aquatic Park, St. Charles Park District | Caribbean Paradise Waterpark, Itasca Park District

Our Annual Party Planner

FEATURING: Main Event Entertainment |  LEGOLAND® Discovery Center | Chicago Kohl Children’s Museum | Funtopia  | Sno Daze Tropical Sno  | Fleetwood Roller Rink | Safari Land  | Mon Ami Gabi  | Sweet Street Candies and Goodies  | Rock ‘n’ Kids  | Odyssey Fun World  | Chateau Orleans Banquets

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Weekend Fun Start Here

FEATURING: Boundless Adventures | LEGOLAND® | Village of Lemont | Mountain View Adventure Center, Desp Plaines Park District | Vintage Rides, Downtown Wheaton | Downtown St. Charles | Mid-Continent Railway Museum | Reed’s Canoe Trips  | Kane County Cougars |  Midwest Pond & Koi Society | Christ Church | Holes & Knolls, Glen Ellyn Park District | Downtown Naperville | Aurora Downtown | Forest Preserve District of Kane County | Summerfield Zoo | Illinois Railway Museum | Historic Wagner Farm, Glenview Park District

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Summer Camp Source

FEATURING: Good Times Summer Day Camp |  Willowbrook Ice Arena |  DanceDuo |  Salt Creek Ballet |  Camp  Invention® |   Camp Naper |  Rock ‘n’ Kids |  Waldorf School of DuPage |  CODE NINJAS |  Frank Lloyd Wright Trust Summer Camps |  Saint Ignatius College Prep |  Lewis University |  Hearts to Art |  Elmhurst College Girls Basketball Camp |  Little Mountain Community Theatre |  Great Lakes Volleyball Center |  Overshadowed Theatrical Productions Theater Camps |  Hanover Park Park District |  Soccer Made in America |  University of Illinois Summer Sport Camps |  Animal Explorers, Summer Camps

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Golf Links and Tips

FEATURING: Cantigny Golf, Wheaton | Arlington Lakes Golf Club, Arlington Heights | Twin Lakes Golf Club, Westmont | The Preserve @ Oak Meadows, Addison

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Dining Guide

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THIS WEEK’S  FEATURED SPONSORS




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