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WEEKEND+ for Thursday 6/6 to Wednesday 6/12

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

Ottawa 2 Rivers Wine Fest – 6/7-9.  Enjoy wine from nearly 20 Illinois wineries PLUS Craft Beer from Tangled Roots Brewing Company! Fresh Lobster, Live Jazz Outdoor Vendor Market and more! In the Heart of Starved Rock Country! Downtown Ottawa. 815-434-2737. www.ottawa2riversWinefest.com.
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  • Hinsdale Fine Arts Festival – 6/8-9. 130 juried artists, food and kids’ activities. Downtown Hinsdale. hinsdalechamber.com.
  • Old Town Art Fair – 6/8-9. 250 fine artists, urban garden walk, music and kids’ activities. Old Town Triangle Historic District, Chicago. oldtownartfair.org.
  • Wells Street Art Festival – 6/8-9.  Six-block art fair with music and kids’ play area. Old Town, Chicago. wellsstreetartfest.us.
  • 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.

Upcoming 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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  • 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.
  • 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 6

  • Chasing the Sun 5K Run/Walk. New Lenox. runsignup.com.

FRIDAY, JUNE 7

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.

  • LaGrange Rocks 5K Run/Walk and Kids’ Races. LaGrange. theleadershop.org.
  • Fight for Air Ride 2- or 3-day bike ride from Crystal Lake to Lake Geneva, WI. fightforairride.com.

SATURDAY, JUNE 8

Upcoming Fitness / Races Events…

  • 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…

THURSDAY, JUNE 6

  • FAMILY D-Day 75th Anniversary – The First Division Museum will remember this important day in world history with a variety of family-friendly activities all day long. First Division Museum, Wheaton. Free with paid parking. cantigny.org.
  • FAMILY First Fridays – 5/3 and 6/7. First Fridays is a free monthly night of arts and culture in downtown Aurora. Enjoy art openings, live music, family-friendly activities, trolley rides and more. 5 PM-Midnight. Downtown Aurora. auroradowntown.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 7

  • CONCERT Sixteen Candles – Enjoy a free concert under the stars with the ‘80s cover band Sixteen Candles. 7-9 PM. Heritage Park Performance Pavilion, Wheeling. wheelingparkdistrict.com.
  • TEENS Splash Bash – Kids in grades 6-8 are invited to a free pool party complete with a DJ and games. Must present school ID. 8-10 PM. Sunset Pool, Glen Ellyn. gepark.org.
  • MOVIE in the Park – Settle into summer with a showing of “Ralph Breaks the Internet” under the stars! 8:30 PM. Cantigny Bandshell, Wheaton. Free with paid parking. cantigny.org.
  • FAMILY Aurora Pride Weekend – 6/7-9. Aurora’s first Pride Weekend kicks off with events during First Fridays, a Pride Market on Saturday from 12-5 PM, and a parade on Sunday. Downtown Aurora. aurorapride.org.
  • CHICAGO  CITY  Chicago Blues Festival – 6/7-6/9. The Chicago Blues Festival is the largest free blues festival in the world and remains the largest of Chicago’s music festivals. Experience three days of music on four stages. Millennium Park. chicago.gov.

SATURDAY, JUNE 8

  • TOUR Downtown Lemont Walking Tour – Join the Lemont Historical Society and learn about the colorful history of the buildings and people of Lemont. 10-11:15 AM, weather permitting. Lemont Historical Society Museum. Fee, call to register 630-257-2972.
  • 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.
  • FAMILY Aurora Pride Weekend – 6/7-9. Aurora’s first Pride Weekend kicks off with events during First Fridays, a Pride Market on Saturday from 12-5 PM, and a parade on Sunday. Downtown Aurora. aurorapride.org.
  • CHICAGO  CITY  Chicago Blues Festival – 6/7-6/9. The Chicago Blues Festival is the largest free blues festival in the world and remains the largest of Chicago’s music festivals. Experience three days of music on four stages. Millennium Park. chicago.gov.
  • 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 9

  • CONCERT Super Stolie – Enjoy a high-energy blend of kid-friendly pop-rock and audience participation. 11 AM. Cantigny Bandshell, Wheaton. Free with paid parking. cantigny.org.
  • NATURE Healing Gardens – 2nd Sunday of the month through October. The Healing Gardens, a two-acre expanse of woodland and perennial gardens, is now open for the season. 11 AM-4 PM. Stone Hill Farm, St. Charles. Fee. healinggardensatstonehillfarm.com.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • FAMILY Aurora Pride Weekend – 6/7-9. Aurora’s first Pride Weekend kicks off with events during First Fridays, a Pride Market on Saturday from 12-5 PM, and a parade on Sunday. Downtown Aurora. aurorapride.org.
  • CONCERT Mariachi – Enjoy a magical evening as musicians and vocalists from diverse regions of Mexico and the United States bring the best traditional mariachi repertoire. 5 PM. Heritage Park Performance Pavilion, Wheeling. Free. wheelingparkdistrict.com.
  • CHICAGO  CITY  Chicago Blues Festival – 6/7-6/9. The Chicago Blues Festival is the largest free blues festival in the world and remains the largest of Chicago’s music festivals. Experience three days of music on four stages. Millennium Park. chicago.gov.

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 12

  • KIDS Nature Program – Introduce your little one (ages 18-36 months) to nature through songs, simple crafts and outdoor exploration. 9:30-10:15 AM. Cantigny Visitors Center, Wheaton. Fee, register at cantigny.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 “The Muppet Movie.”  Activities at 8:15 PM, movie at dusk. Spalding 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.
  • 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.

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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