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WEEKEND+ for Thursday 6/13 to Wednesday 6/19

THIS WEEK … Fairs and Festivals | 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.

The Summer Planner 2019 issue of Suburban Family is available here.


Fairs and Festivals

PrairieFest – June 13 – June 16. Children’s activities, concerts,carnival rides, pony rides, business expo, and food vendors. Free admission & free parking. As seen on Food Network! Oswego. 630.554.1010. www.prairiefest.com.
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Taste of Des Plaines – June 14 – June 15. Great local food vendors, two stages of entertainment, Family activities, rock climbing wall and artists. Free admission & free parking. Celebrating the 50th anniversary of Woodstock! Des Plaines. 847.391.5300. www.desplaines.org/tasteofdesplaines.
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  • Woodridge Jubilee – 6/12-16. Family fest with carnival, entertainment and fireworks. Woodridge. woodridgeparks.org.
  • Libertyville Days Festival – 6/13-16. Carnival rides, arts and crafts, music and parade. Downtown Libertyville. visitlakecounty.org.
  • Old Canal Days – 6/13-16. Handmade crafts, parade, carnival, entertainment, wagon rides and car show. Downtown Lockport. oldcanaldays.com.
  • Scottish Festival and Highland Games – 6/14-15. Traditional Scottish games, exhibits, music and food. Hamilton Lakes, Itasca. scottishfestivalchicago.org.
  • Blues on the Fox – 6/14-15. Popular blues artists perform at this annual event. Children welcome with parents. RiverEdge Park, Aurora. riveredgeaurora.com.
  • Daisy Days – 6/14-15. Carnival rides, pony rides, live music and craft fair. Downtown Clarendon Hills. clarendonhillschamber.com.

Mexican Folkloric Festival, Cantigny Park – June 15, 10 AM-4PM. NEW for 2019! Celebrate the culture, traditions, food, music, dance and fine arts of Mexico. Free with paid parking. www.cantigny.org.

  • Solstice Hop & Vine Fest – 6/15. Entertainment, food, wine and beer. Ages 21+. Meineke Park, Schaumburg. schaumburgparkfoundation.org.
  • Taco & Tequila Fest – 6/15. Tacos, tequila-infused cocktails and dancing. Ages 21+. Lincoln Park, Chicago. chicagoevents.com.
  • Custer Fair – 6/15-16. Eclectic arts festival with music and kid’s activities. Main St., Evanston. custerfair.com.

Upcoming Fairs and Festivals…

  • Rotary GroveFest, Downtown Downers Grove – June 20th-23rd. 4 Day Community Festival, Carnival and Midway with UNLIMITED RIDE TIMES each day, Food and Business Expo Area, No Cover Craft Beer Event, Huge Beer Garden with Great Variety of Live Music. www.RotaryGroveFest.com.
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  • Balloons, Brews & Blues – Sat. 6/22 from 4PM-9PM . Hot Air Balloons, Craft Beers, Blues Music, food & more.  DeKalb, IL (Airport) 815-756-1263. www.BalloonsBrewsBlues.com.
  • Music by the Lake – June 23 – August 10. Entertaining events, family programming, open-air lakeside setting. Williams Bay, Wisconsin (seven miles from Lake Geneva). 262-245-8501. www.musicbythelake.com.

Fitness / Race Events …

THURSDAY, JUNE 13

  • ABC7 Gibbons 5K Run and 3K Walk. Chicago. gibbons5k.com.

FRIDAY, JUNE 14

  • Christmas in June 2-Day Event with 5K Run/Walk, Kids’ Run. Lisle. runners4wellness.com.

SATURDAY, JUNE 15

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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  • LM5K 5K Run/Walk. Villa Park. rememberlaur.com.
  • Superhero 5K Run/Walk. Palatine. journeystheroadhome.org/superhero-5k

SUNDAY, JUNE 16

  • Father’s Day 10K/5K Run and Kids’ Dash. Cary. ttcca.org.
  • PrairieFest 5K Run and 1-Mile Dog Jog. Oswego. oswegolandparkdistrict.org.
  • Father’s Day 5K Run/Walk. Wheaton. runsignup.com
  • Itasca Oktoberfast 5K Run. Itasca. itascaoktoberfast5k.org.
  • Run Mag Mile 10K and 5K Run. Chicago. runmagmile.com.
  • GLASA Twilight Run, Rock, Roll 5K Run/Walk and Kids’ Race. Lake Forest. glasatwilight.org.

Upcoming Fitness / Races Events…

Fiesta Del Sol 5K – A Run for the Kids. Sat. 7/20 at 7:30 AM. 5k run/walk & special event,
certified course. Benefits the Hanover Park Park Foundation, Heritage Park, Hanover Park. 630-837-2468. www.Hpparks.org/5k.

Splash Pedal Dash & Dash Pedal Dash – Sun. 7/28 at 5:15 AM. Sprint Triathlon & Duathlon, chip-timed event. Schaumburg Park District Meineke Recreation Center. 847-490-7020. www.parkfun.com or register at www.active.com

Evanston Bicycle Club’s 3 5th Annual North Shore Century – Sunday, September 15, 2019. Scenic go-at-your-own pace routes of 25, 50, 62 and 100 miles. SAG support; Well-stocked rest stops on all routes. Helmets strongly urged! All rides leave from Dawes Park in Evanston, 6:00a.m. to 11:00a.m.  www.northshorecentury.org .
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This Week’s Greater Chicago Events…

THURSDAY, JUNE 13

  • FAMILY Thursday Night Out – Thursdays 5/30-8/29. Purchase a ticket booklet and enjoy dining out at more than 20 downtown Oak Park restaurants. Event features a free concert series on Marion St. Purchase booklets at the Downtown Oak Park kiosk at Lake and Marion on Thursday nights from 5-9 PM. downtownoakpark.net.
  • FAMILY Museums after Dark – 6/13, 7/11, 8/8. Explore the Aurora Regional Fire Museum, SciTech Hands on Museum, G.A.R. Museum, David L. Pierce Art and History Center and Santori Public Library during extended hours. 5-8 PM. Free. Downtown Aurora. auroradowntown.org.
  • CHICAGO  CITY  Grant Park Music Festival – 6/12-8/17. Enjoy weekly outdoor concerts, showcasing a broad selection of performances from local, national and international acts. Wednesday, Friday and Saturday evenings. Free. chicago.gov.

FRIDAY, JUNE 14

  • FAMILY Food Truck Festival – Enjoy an evening of food and music featuring up to 15 food trucks and the popular band Final Say. Make a night of it by staying for Movie in the Park (“The Goonies”). 5-9 PM, movie at 8:30 PM. Cantigny Bandshell, Wheaton. Free with paid parking. cantigny.org.
  • CHICAGO  CITY  Ribfest Chicago – 6/14-6/16. Great ribs (only juried restaurants are selected) and other food are showcased, including vegetarian and gluten free options. Live music and Kids’ Square. Lincoln/Damen/Irving Park. ribfest-chicago.com.
  • CHICAGO  CITY  Grant Park Music Festival – 6/12-8/17. Enjoy weekly outdoor concerts, showcasing a broad selection of performances from local, national and international acts. Wednesday, Friday and Saturday evenings. Free. chicago.gov.

SATURDAY, JUNE 15

  • FAMILY Gone Fishin’ Derby – Come down to the watering hole for a catch-and-release fishing derby! Trophies awarded for Largest Fish, Smallest Fish, Most Fish and Best Dressed Fisherman. Includes bait, snacks and activities. 8-9:30 AM. Lake Ellyn Park, Glen Ellyn. Register by June 10 at gepark.org.
  • FAMILY Free Fishing Derby – Grab your gear and reel in fun with the whole family! A limited supply of fishing gear is available. All ages welcome. 10 AM-12 PM. Clark Island Recreation Area, Batavia. bataviaparks.org
  • EXPO LEGO Brickworld – Bring the family and explore interactive activities, fighting robots and LEGO creations by enthusiasts from around the world. 10 AM-4 PM. Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center. Fee. brickworld.com/brickworld-chicago.
  • FAMILY Mexican Folkloric Festival – Celebrate the traditions, food, dance, music and fine arts of Mexico. 10 AM-4 PM. Cantigny Parade Field, Wheaton. Free with paid parking. cantigny.org.
  • ADULTS Wine Festival – Wine aficionados will have the opportunity to sample more than 150 wines from 15 local wineries at the annual Uncork Illinois Wine Festival. 1-9 PM. Downtown Oak Park. downtownoakpark.net.
  • CHICAGO  CITY  Field Museum Sensory Saturday – 5/18, 6/15. Families with children with disabilities and sensory sensitivities are invited to the Crown Family PlayLab for an hour of play. 9-10 AM. fieldmuseum.org.
  • CHICAGO  CITY  Grant Park Music Festival – 6/12-8/17. Enjoy weekly outdoor concerts, showcasing a broad selection of performances from local, national and international acts. Wednesday, Friday and Saturday evenings. Free. chicago.gov.
  • CHICAGO  CITY  Ribfest Chicago – 6/14-6/16. Great ribs (only juried restaurants are selected) and other food are showcased, including vegetarian and gluten free options. Live music and Kids’ Square. Lincoln/Damen/Irving Park. ribfest-chicago.com.
  • CHICAGO  CITY  Navy Pier Fireworks – Wednesdays and Saturdays, Memorial Day through Labor Day. Watch a spectacular fireworks display, perfectly synchronized to music on Lake Michigan. navypier.org.

SUNDAY, JUNE 16

  • EXPO LEGO Brickworld – Bring the family and explore interactive activities, fighting robots and LEGO creations by enthusiasts from around the world. 10 AM-3 PM. Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center. Fee. brickworld.com/brickworld-chicago.
  • CONCERT Mississippi Heat – Outdoor concert by Mississippi Heat with Lurrie Bell, a world-class Chicago blues band with a national reputation. Lawn seating. 3 PM. Cantigny Bandshell, Wheaton. Free with paid parking. cantigny.org.
  • CONCERT Mellencougar – The premier tribute band has a spot-on sound and also performs hits from Tom Petty, Rolling Stones, Black Crowes and more. 5 PM. Heritage Park Performance Pavilion, Wheeling. Free. wheelingparkdistrict.com.
  • CHICAGO  CITY  Ribfest Chicago – 6/14-6/16. Great ribs (only juried restaurants are selected) and other food are showcased, including vegetarian and gluten free options. Live music and Kids’ Square. Lincoln/Damen/Irving Park. ribfest-chicago.com.
  • CHICAGO  CITY  Shedd Aquarium Family Festival – 5/12, 6/16. Celebrate our amazing natural world with the whole family. See animals up close, explore hands-on activities and get creative with take-home crafts. sheddaquarium.org.
  • CHICAGO  CITY  Grant Park Music Festival – 6/12-8/17. Enjoy weekly outdoor concerts, showcasing a broad selection of performances from local, national and international acts. Wednesday, Friday and Saturday evenings. Free. chicago.gov.

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 19

  • CONCERT Jazz in the Park – The Glen Ellyn Jazz Ensemble will present a free concert in the park. 7-9 PM. Maryknoll Park, Glen Ellyn. gepark.org.
  • SHOPPING Gourmet Market – Wednesdays 6/5-8/28. Shop for locally made delicacies, handmade jewelry, fashion and art. This family and pet-friendly event also features live music, food and drinks. 4:30-9:30 PM. Everts Park, Highwood. celebratehighwood.org.
  • FAMILY Wednesdays at the Plaza – Wednesdays 6/12-8/14 (no event 7/3). This free summer series features a new community performance each week including poetry, live music, dancing and more. 6-8 PM. Millennium Plaza, Aurora. auroradowntown.org.
  • CONCERT River Rhapsody Series – 6/12, 6/19 and 6/26. This free evening concert series will feature a variety of lively, eclectic musical acts. Batavia Riverwalk. Bataviaparks.org
  • CHICAGO  CITY  Navy Pier Fireworks – Wednesdays and Saturdays, Memorial Day through Labor Day. Watch a spectacular fireworks display, perfectly synchronized to music on Lake Michigan. navypier.org.

Waterparks and Pools 

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

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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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