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YOUR WEEKEND+ for 7/13 to 7/19

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YOUR WEEKEND+ for July 13 to July 19
(Thursday through next Wednesday)

Here is this week’s “YOUR WEEKEND+” which highlights our full database of events and activities for the upcoming seven day period with special focus on this weekend.  

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Best Day Trips

Summer fun starts right here!  


Fairs & Festivals…

THIS WEEKEND…

Itasca Fest – July 13 – 16. Live music, Carnival rides, Food vendors,
Flea market, Car show, Health fair. FREE admission and parking. Washington Park, Itasca. Sponsored by the Itasca Lions Club. 630-773-0835. www.itascalions.org/Stories/itasca-fest

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Taste of Westmont – July 13 – 16. Kidzapalooza Night. Carnival Special, Battle of the Bands & More! Restaurant Food Vendors, Craft Show, Beer & Wine Tent, Carnival Wristband Specials. Live Music, Kids Activities & More! Downtown Westmont On Cass Avenue. 630-829-9378. www.westmontevents.com
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Vernon Hills Summer Celebration – June 13-16, 2017. Children’s activities, music, carnival  rides, food & more. Headliner:  Toad the Wet Sprocket. Century Park in Vernon Hills, IL www.summercel.org
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Arlington Heights Irish Fest – July 14th (5-11pm) & 15th (4-11pm). Live music & food from Harrington’s. Arlington Heights Historical Museum grounds, corner of Euclid & Vail. 847-255-1225. ahmuseum.org/irishfest
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Music by the Lake. Now – August 13Entertaining events, family programming, open-air lakeside setting. Williams Bay, Wisconsin (seven miles from Lake Geneva). 262-245-8501. www.musicbythelake.com   (Check website for concert schedule and availability)

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  • Glendale Heights Fest – 7/12-16. Live music, carnival rides, line dancing, food and kids’ activities. Glendale Heights. 630-909-5305.
  • Bastille Days – 7/13-16. French-themed festival with live music, international marketplace, chef and wine demos. Milwaukee. 414-271-1416.
  • Taste of Park Ridge – 7/13-15. Live music, food, movies, face painting, family fun zone. Park Ridge. tasteofparkrdige.com.
  • Best of Countryside Carnival –7/13-16. Amusement rides, live music, food, beer tent. Countryside. 708-707-0688.
  • McHenry Fiesta Days – 7/13-23. Multi-day music festival with car show, amusement rides, craft fair, parade.  McHenry. mchenryfiestadays.com.
  • The Big Greek Food Fest – 7/14-16. Cooking classes, live music, dancers, kids’ activities and food. Niles. 847-647-8880.
    Windmill City Festival – 7/14-16. Pet parade, bags tournament, diaper derby, craft and vintage market. Batavia. windmillcityfest.org.
  • Chicago Open Air – 7/14-16. Over 40 bands, gourmet man food, craft beer. Bridgeview. info@chicagoopenair.com.
  • Pitchfork Festival – 7/14-16. Bands, food, crafts, prizes. Union Park, West Loop, Chicago. Chicago Park District. 312-742-PLAY.
  • Plainfield Fest – 7/14-16. Rides, food, music, bags competition, pizza contest. West Electric Park, Plainfield. plainfieldfest.org.
  • El Gran Festival Columbiano – 7/15-16. Columbian marketplace, artists, musicans and cuisine. Chicago 773-777-8898.
  • Ethnic Arts Festival – 7/15-16. International art, dance, spoken word, visual arts and cuisine. Evanston. 847-448-4311.
  • Naperville Ale Fest – 7/15. Sample 200+ unique craft beers. Live music and food. Naperville. info@NapervilleAleFest.com.

Upcoming Fairs & Festivals

IN TWO WEEKENDS…

Baconpalooza – Swine & Wine – Sat. 7/29 from 10AM – 4PM. Kishwaukee Fest Parade & Street Dance. Fri. 7/29 from 7PM – 10PM. Downtown Dekalb, IL. 815-756-1263. www.KishwaukeeFest.com
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RidgeFest – Thurs. – Sun. July 27-30. Music, carnival, food, beer garden & more. Chicago Ridge. 708-425-7700. www.chicagoridge.org

Music by the Lake. Now – August 13. Entertaining events, family programming, open-air lakeside setting. Williams Bay, Wisconsin (seven miles from Lake Geneva). 262-245-8501. www.musicbythelake.com (Check website for concert schedule)

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Waterparks & Pools

What a combination…hot weather relief and terrific family fun! Visit a waterpark or pool today.


Great Events…

THURSDAY, JULY 13

  • FAMILY Block-to-Block Dance Party – Dance to disco dance music as well as watch local dance troupes perform. 5:30-8:30 PM, Elmhurst City Centre, 630-833-1457.
  • FAMILY Gardens Bike Tour – Visitors will be escorted on a leisurely ride with plenty of stops at park attractions. Ages 8 and older. 6:30 PM. Cantigny Park, Wheaton. Also 8/10. Register www.cantigny.org.

FRIDAY, JULY 14

  • FAMILY Storytime in the Gardens – Join Winfield Library Staff to explore favorite stories and activities. 10:30-11:30 AM. Cantigny Park, Wheaton. Register Winfield Library 630-653-7599.
  • HOBBYISTS Elmwood Park Sports Card and Memorabilia Show – Bobby Hull of the Chicago Blackhawks and Dan Hampton of the Chicago Bears scheduled to appear. 5:30-8:30 PM, Elmwood Park Parks and Recreation Center, 708-259-4606.

SATURDAY, JULY 15

  • FAMILY Bikers, Branches and Bites – Enjoy vehicle-free roads, live entertainment, and a food truck social. 4:30 PM -Sunset. Morton Arboretum, Lisle, IL. 630-968-0074.
  • CHICAGO/CITY  Millennium Park Summer Film Series – Enjoy free movies at the Jay Pritzker Pavilion. Popular films shown on 40-foot LED screen with state-of-the-art sound. Pack a picnic dinner to enjoy with your friends and family. 6:30 PM Tuesdays through 9/5. 312-744-5000.
  • CHICAGO/CITY  The Art Institute of Chicago –  “Gauguin: Artist as Alchemist.” Through 9/10. Gauguin’s works defy categorization. Exhibit explores his unconventional media and methods. Chicago. 312-443-3600.
  • CHICAGO/CITY  Field Museum of Natural History – “Jurassic World: The Exhibition” Through 1/7/2018. Imagine what it would have been like to walk among these breathtaking animals. Chicago. 312-922-9410.
  • CHICAGO/CITY  Museum of Science and Industry – “Robot Revolution.” Through 2/4/2018. Explore how robots, created by human ingenuity, will ultimately be our companions and colleagues, changing how we play, live and work together. Chicago. 773-684-1414.
  • CHICAGO/CITY  109th Annual Chicago Yacht Club Race to Mackinac –  July 15. Watch “The Mac,” as it starts at the Chicago Lighthouse just east of Navy Pier and continue to Mackinac Island MI. View Parade of Boats, with festivities at Navy Pier, 10 AM-2 PM. cycracetomackinac.com.

SUNDAY, JULY 16

  • FAMILY Theater – Shakespeare: “As You Like It.” Outdoor play surrounded by gardens. 6 PM. Cantigny Park, Wheaton. Rain date 7/23. Register www.cantigny.org.
  • FAMILY Sundae Funday – Celebrate National Ice Cream Day. 12-12:30 PM and 4-4:30 PM. Prospect Park Splash Pad. 630-692-5127.
  • CHICAGO/CITY  Millennium Park Summer Film Series – Enjoy free movies at the Jay Pritzker Pavilion. Popular films shown on 40-foot LED screen with state-of-the-art sound. Pack a picnic dinner to enjoy with your friends and family. 6:30 PM Tuesdays through 9/5. 312-744-5000.
  • CHICAGO/CITY  The Art Institute of Chicago –  “Gauguin: Artist as Alchemist.” Through 9/10. Gauguin’s works defy categorization. Exhibit explores his unconventional media and methods. Chicago. 312-443-3600.
  • CHICAGO/CITY  Field Museum of Natural History – “Jurassic World: The Exhibition” Through 1/7/2018. Imagine what it would have been like to walk among these breathtaking animals. Chicago. 312-922-9410.
  • CHICAGO/CITY  Museum of Science and Industry – “Robot Revolution.” Through 2/4/2018. Explore how robots, created by human ingenuity, will ultimately be our companions and colleagues, changing how we play, live and work together. Chicago. 773-684-1414.
  • CHICAGO/CITY  Chinatown Summer Fair – July 16. Iconic annual celebration of Asian culture. Lion dance procession, arts and crafts, food, music and more. 10 AM-8 PM Chicago. cityofchicago.org.

WEDNESDAY, JULY 19

  • ADULT iPad/iPhone Help Desk – One-on-one assistance from a volunteer to help with Siri, texts, photos, apps. 9 AM-12 PM. Helen Plum Library, Lombard. Register 630-627-0316, ext. 237.

ONGOING EVENTS…

Here are events with multiple dates: See Ongoing Events


Fitness Race Events…

Sign up for an endurance race. Take on a new challenge, support a good cause or run/walk/roll for the health of it. Be certain to select an event within your range of conditioning and consult a physician before beginning any exercise program.

***RACES THIS WEEKEND …

  • Answers for Angels 5K – Sat. 7/15 at 8:30 AM 5K Run/Walk. USATF Certified. Tinley Park. 815-600-3215.
  • Christmas in July 5K/10K – Fri. and Sat. 7/15-16. 5K, 10K, Santa Claus Fun Run and ultra races of 6, 12 and 24 hrs. USATF Certified. Lisle. 847-894-0461.
  • The Glo Run – Sat. 7/15 at 8:55 PM 5K Run/Walk Novelty Run. Chicago. 224-757-5425.
  • Hemmingway 8K Running of the Bulls – Sat. 7/15 at 7:45 AM Oak Park. info@hemingway8k.com.
  • Hot Doggy Dash and Splash – Sat. 7/15 at 10 AM. 3K walk/run (run with pets optional). Dog splash party at end of race. Addison. 630-233-7275.
  • Lake County Runway 5K Run/Walk – Sat. 7/15 at 9:30 AM Benefits Wings of Mercy. Grayslake. 616-396-1077.
  • McHenry River Run – Sat. 7/15 at 8 AM 10K and 5K Run/Walk. USATF Certified. McHenry. 815-363-2100.
  • Humana Rock and Roll Chicago Half Marathon – Sun. 7/16 at 6:30 AM USATF certified. Chicago. 800-311-1255.
  • Run for Hunger – Sun. 7/16 at 8 AM 5K Run/Walk and ½ mi Kids’ Fun Run. USATF certified. Benefits multiple local food pantries. Elmhurst run4hunger@eypc.org.
  • The Universal Sole Burgers and Beer 5K Run/Walk – Mon. 7/17 at 7 PM Benefits Girls in the Game. Soldier Field, Chicago. 773-868-0893.

UPCOMING RACES…

Splash Pedal Dash Triathlon/Dash – Pedal Dash Duathlon. Sun. 7/30 at 6:30 AM. Meineke Recreation Center, Schaumburg. 847-490-7015. www.parkfun.com/programs/special-events/triathlon-duathlon

Food Fest 1 Mile Race – Thurs., 8/3 at 5:45 PM. Kicking Off RomeoFest! 900-1050 W. Romeo Road. Romeoville, IL 60446. 815-886-6222. www.Romeoville.org/RomeoFest
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On Stage…Get Tickets Now

Annie!
Limelight Theatre Company
Oswegoland Park District’s Limelight Theatre Company is proud to present Annie! In this family-friendly, classic musical, the positively plucky orphan Annie sets out to find the parents who left her on the doorstep of a New York City Orphanage. Performing July 26-29 at 7:00pm at Oswego High School, 4250 Route 71 in Oswego. Tickets can be purchased online for $12 Adult or $8 Student/Senior. Tickets will also be available at the door for $14 Adult or $10 Student/Senior. Visit limelighttheatrecompany.org for more information or to purchase tickets.

Overshadowed Theatre
Disney’s & Cameron Mackintoch’s Mary Poppins The Broadway Musical.
July 14 – August 5, 2017. Everyone’s favorite practically perfect nanny takes the stage in this Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious musical adventure. Even grown-ups can learn a lesson or two from the nanny who advises that ‘Anything can happen if you let it’. Mary Poppins is an enchanting mixture of irresistible story, unforgettable songs, breathtaking dance numbers, and astonishing stagecraft.

Performing at 900 Foster Avenue in Medinah, Illinois. For tickets, visit overshadowed.org or call 630-634-2100.
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Soul2Soul The World Tour 2017
Tim McGraw and Faith Hill.
Thursday, Aug. 31st
at 7:30 PM and, Friday, Sept. 1st  at 7:30 PM. Tim McGraw and Faith Hill. The 65-city tour celebrates the 10th anniversary of the record-breaking “Soul2Soul II” tour, Allstate Arena, 6920 N. Mannheim Road, Rosemont, IL 60018. Phone: 847.635.6601. ticketmaster.com


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Dining Guide

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Special Offers this Issue

Special offerings from this issue’s sponsors.

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