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WEEKEND+ for Thursday 6/20 to Wednesday 6/26

THIS WEEK … Waterparks and Pools | 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 Fun!” issue of Suburban Family will be available next week.


Waterparks and Pools 

What better to cool-off with the family than taking in our area’s spectacular Waterparks and Pools? It’s worth the trip…for a wonderful dip!

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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Fairs and Festivals

  • Swedish Days Festival – 6/18-23. Entertainment, carnival rides, kids’ activities and parade. Geneva. genevachamber.com.

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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  • Homer Community Festival – 6/20-23. Carnival, live music, parade and fireworks. Heritage Park, Homer Glen. homerglenil.org.
  • Strawberry Fest – 6/21-23. Unique, strawberry-centric food, pie eating contents, carnival rides and entertainment. Downtown Long Grove. longgrove.org.
  • Taste of Joliet – 6/21-23. Food vendors, carnival rides, kids’ zone and headline entertainment. Joliet Memorial Stadium. Tasteofjoliet.com.

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.

  • Fountain Square Artisan SummerFest – 6/22-23. More than 100 juried artists, kids’ activities and entertainment. Downtown Evanston. chicagoevents.com.
  • Global Arts Festival – 6/22-23. Multicultural music, art, crafts, dance and kids’ activities. Bartlett Park, Bartlett. artsinbartlett.org.
  • Craft Beer & Wine Festival – 6/22. Live music, food and more than 60 beers and wines. Ages 21+. Heritage Park, Wheeling. beerwinefestival.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.

Upcoming Fairs and Festivals…

  • Arlington Heights’ Frontier Days Festival July 3rd – July 7th. FREE ADMISSION, FREE Music Entertainment, Carnival Rides, 4th of July Parade, Food, Beer, Wine, Bingo, Family Activities, Pony Rides, 3v3 Soccer, Stampede Run 5K/10K, Arts & Crafts Marketplace and so much more! www.FrontierDays.org.
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Fitness / Race Events …

SATURDAY, JUNE 22

  • Bike MS: Tour de Farms 2-day event with multiple route options. St. Charles. nationalmssociety.org.
  • Fun & Fit Family Day 5K Run, 2-Mile Walk and Kids’ Dash. Libertyville. lambsfarm.org.
  • Miles for Melanoma 5K Run/Walk. Chicago. melanoma.org.

SUNDAY, JUNE 23

  • Swedish Days Ride Bike tour over paved country roads. Maple Park. fvbsc.org.
  • Take Steps Fundraising Walk. Glenview. crohnscolitisfoundation.org.
  • Cooley’s Anemia Foundation Care Walk. Chicago. thalassemia.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 20

  • GARDEN Tour – Enjoy a guided evening stroll through the gardens of Cantigny. 6:30 PM. Cantigny Visitors Center, Wheaton. Free with paid parking. cantigny.org.
  • 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.

FRIDAY, JUNE 21

  • FAMILY Fun Night – See and touch fire, police, military and construction vehicles, and experience free RC racing. At 6 PM the band Serendipity takes the stage to play pop and rock hits from the 60s through the 80s. Food trucks will be on site, and Movie in the Park (“Bumblebee”) begins at 8:30 PM. Lawn seating. Event begins at 5:30 PM. Cantigny’s Parade Field, Wheaton. Free with paid parking. cantigny.org.
  • CHICAGO  CITY  World’s Largest Block Party – 6/21-22. Enjoy local bands, delicious food truck fare and kids’ activities. This event is a beloved neighborhood tradition. Old St. Pat’s Chicago. worldslargestblockparty.com.

SATURDAY, JUNE 22

  • CONCERT DuPage Symphony – The orchestra plans an evening of lively and colorful music. Lawn seating. 7:30 PM. First Division Museum, Wheaton. Free with paid parking. cantigny.org.
  • FAMILY Summer Swim Jam – Enjoy an evening of fun including games and activities to celebrate the Glen Ellyn Park District turning 100. 8-10 PM. Sunset Pool, Glen Ellyn. Admission fee or pool pass required. gepark.org.
  • CHICAGO  CITY  World’s Largest Block Party – 6/21-22. Enjoy local bands, delicious food truck fare and kids’ activities. This event is a beloved neighborhood tradition. Old St. Pat’s Chicago. worldslargestblockparty.com.
  • CHICAGO  CITY  Chicago Dragon Boat Race – 6/22. Watch a traditional Chinese Dragon Boat Race as more than 30 boats head down the Chicago River. Event includes live music, dance performances and kids’ activities. Ping Tom Memorial Park. chicagochinatown.org.
  • CHICAGO  CITY  Chicago Food Truck Festival – 6/22-23. One of America’s top food truck festivals, the Chicago Food Truck Festival is a foodie heaven with up to 45 gourmet food trucks. South Loop. chicagofoodtruckfestival.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 23

  • BOATING in the Park – Venture out and enjoy the beauty of Lake Ellyn from the water by renting a canoe, kayak or pedal boat. 12-4 PM. Lake Ellyn Park, Glen Ellyn. Fee. gepark.org.
  • CONCERT Band of the Midwest – Performing an exciting and diverse musical repertoire, the musicians of the Air National Guard Band of the Midwest instill patriotism, national pride and esprit de corps. Lawn seating. 3 PM. First Division Museum, Wheaton. Free with paid parking. cantigny.org.
  • CONCERT EagleMania – The tribute band EagleMania with their five-part harmony and uncanny ability to emulate the unmistakable sound of the Eagles. 5:30 PM. Heritage Park Performance Pavilion, Wheeling. Free. wheelingparkdistrict.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.
  • CHICAGO  CITY  Chicago Food Truck Festival – 6/22-23. One of America’s top food truck festivals, the Chicago Food Truck Festival is a foodie heaven with up to 45 gourmet food trucks. South Loop. chicagofoodtruckfestival.com.

TUESDAY, JUNE 25

  • FAMILY Halfway to the Holidays – Swim with Santa surrounded by the sights and sounds of holiday music and decorations. Family Aquatic Center, Wheeling. Free with pool admission. Wheelingparkdistrict.com.
  • FAMILY Storytime in the Park – Enjoy stories, music and movement with the Glen Ellyn Public Library. Stories begin at 7PM. Stacy Park, Glen Ellyn. Free. gepark.org.

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 26

  • FAMILY Inferno Fest – Daring food enthusiasts will have a variety of hot and spicy foods to try and even partake in the spiciest inferno food competition. 4:30-9:30 PM. Everts Park, Highwood. celebratehighwood.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
  • MOVIE in the Park – Bring blankets and lawn chairs for a free outdoor showing of “Snow White,” r. Dress as your favorite character from the movie for a chance to win a prize. Activities at 8:15 PM, movie at dusk. Lake Foxcroft Park, Glen Ellyn. gepark.org/movies.
  • 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.

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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