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YOUR WEEKEND+ for 6/15 to 6/21

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YOUR WEEKEND+ for June 15 to June 21
(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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Fairs & Festivals…

This weekend…

PrairieFest
June 15 – 18
Children’s activities, concerts, carnival rides, pony rides, circus, 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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American Fest
Town of Cicero
June 15 – 18
Live music, food, carnival rides, children’s stage, fireworks.
Community Park
34th and Laramie, Cicero
708-656-3600 x288
www.thetownofcicero.com
LEARN MORE

  • Woodridge Jubilee – 6/14-18. Family fest with carnival, food and fireworks. Woodridge. 630-353-3300.
  • Chicago Women’s Funny Festival – 6/15-18. Female comedians perform sketches, improv. Chicago. 773-327-5252.
  • Libertyville Days Festival – 6/15-18. Carnival, music, beer garden and food. Downtown Libertyville. 847-918-8880.
  • Old Canal Days – 6/15-18. Parade, carnival, entertainment, food and hay wagon. Lockport. 815-838-0549.
  • Blues on the Fox – 6/16 & 17. Blues artists perform at this annual event. Aurora. 630-896-7676.
  • Daisy Days – 6/16 & 17.  Carnival rides, music and craft fair. Fri. 6-10 PM, Sat. 9 AM-10 PM Clarendon Hills. 630-202-1678.
  • Scottish Festival & Highland Games – 6/16 & 17. Traditional Scottish games, exhibits, music and fare. Itasca. info@chicagoscots.org.
  • Custer Fair – 6/17 & 18. Eclectic arts festival with music, food and kid’s activities. 10 AM-9 PM Evanston. 224-714-7085.
  • Gold Coast Art Fair – 6/17 & 18. 325 artists, interactive art, music and food. 10 AM-6 PM Grant Park, Chicago. 847-926-4300.
  • Solstice Hop & Vine Fest – 6/17. Entertainment, food, wine and beer. 6-9 PM Schaumburg. Tickets: 847-985-2115.

Upcoming Fairs & Festivals

Next weekend…

Rotary GroveFest – Downtown Downers Grove. June 22 -25. 4 Day Festival with Carnival and Midway with UNLIMITED RIDE TIMES each day. Huge Beer Garden with a Great Variety of Live Music. Food and Business Expo Area. www.RotaryGroveFest.com LEARN MORE

Music by the Lake. June 25 – August 13. Entertaining events, family programming, open-air lakeside setting. Williams Bay, Wisconsin (seven miles from Lake Geneva). 262-245-8501. www.musicbythelake.com

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In two weeks…

Lisle Eyes to the Skies Festival. June 30th – July 2nd  – Noon-11PM. Daily  morning and evening hot air balloons launches, carnival, children’s area, craft fair, live music, over 50 food vendors, nightly balloon glows and fireworks, plus much more! 630-541-6095 www.eyestotheskies.org LEARN MORE

Arlington Heights – Frontier Days Festival. June 30 – July 4. FREE ADMISSION, FREE Music Entertainment, Carnival Rides, 4th of July Parade, Family Activities, Pony Rides, Petting Zoo, 3v3 Soccer, Stampede Run 5K/10K, Arts & Crafts Marketplace, Food, and so much more! www.FrontierDays.org  LEARN MORE

Exchange Club of Naperville’s Ribfest. Celebrating 30 Years! June 30 – July 3. Rib contest, entertainment, carnival rides, games, fireworks on the 3rd. 12 Noon-10 pm Daily. Knoch Park, Naperville. 630-259-1129. www.ribfest.net LEARN MORE

Music by the Lake. June 25 – August 13. Entertaining events, family programming, open-air lakeside setting. Williams Bay, Wisconsin (seven miles from Lake Geneva). 262-245-8501. www.musicbythelake.com

 


Water Parks & Pools

Here’s relief for this weekend’s and next weeks 80-90 degree weather!


Great Events…

FRIDAY, JUNE 16

  • ADULTS Club Meeting – Midwest Pond & Koi Society. Topic: Common Pond Problems. Alberto’s Restaurant, Carol Stream. Information www.mpks.org.
  • FAMILY Music, Cars and Movie – Cruise night theme and live music by 2 bands; Variety of food trucks will be on site many options. Stay for Movie in the park (“Rogue One: A Star Wars Story”). 5-8:30 PM. Cantigny Park, Wheaton. 630-260-5161.
  • FAIR/FESTIVAL PrairieFest – June 15 – 18, Children’s activities, concerts, carnival rides, pony rides, circus, business expo, and food vendors. Free admission & free parking. As seen on Food Network! Oswego. 630.554.1010. www.prairiefest.com
  • FAIR/FESTIVAL American Fest – Town of Cicero. June 15 – 18. Live music, food, carnival rides, children’s stage, fireworks. Community Park, 34th and Laramie, Cicero.  708-656-3600 x288. www.thetownofcicero.com. LEARN MORE

SATURDAY, JUNE 17

  • EXHIBIT Fine Art Festival – “Art in Bloom” features nearly 100 artists, demonstrations, a craft for kids, live music, crafts for kids, food. 10 AM-4 PM. Cantigny Park, Wheaton. 630-260-5161. Also 6/18.
  • KIDS Gone Fishin’ Derby – Catch-and-release competition 8AM-10AM, Lake Ellyn Park. Glen Ellyn Park District. (630) 858-2462.
  • CHICAGO / CITY  Adler Planetarium – “Chasing Eclipses” Learn all about solar eclipses. Chicago. Chicago. 312-922-7827.
  • CHICAGO / CITY  The Art Institute of Chicago –  “The Formation of the Japanese Print Collection at the Art Institute of Chicago: Frank Lloyd Wright and the Prairie School” through July 23. Chicago. 312-443-3600.
  • CHICAGO / CITY  Field Museum of Natural History – “Specimens: Unlocking the Secrets of Life.” Over 30 million specimens and artifacts and the stories they tell. Chicago. Through 1/8/18.  312-922-9410.
  • CHICAGO / CITY  Gold Coast Art Fair at Grant Park, Saturday, June 17 at 10:00am, Grant Park-Butler Field in Chicago, Illinois
  • FAIR/FESTIVAL  PrairieFest – June 15 – 18, Children’s activities, concerts, carnival rides, pony rides, circus, business expo, and food vendors. Free admission & free parking. As seen on Food Network! Oswego. 630.554.1010. www.prairiefest.com
  • FAIR/FESTIVAL  American Fest – Town of Cicero. June 15 – 18. Live music, food, carnival rides, children’s stage, fireworks. Community Park, 34th and Laramie, Cicero.  708-656-3600 x288. www.thetownofcicero.com. LEARN MORE
  • FITNESS RACE  The Chase 5K. Des Plaines Park District Run-Walk. Benefits the Park District Scholarship Fund. Sat., 6/17 at 8 a.m. USATF Certified. 1500 E. Prairie Ave., at Pearson St. www.TheChase.ItsYourRace.com LEARN MORE

SUNDAY, JUNE 18

  • EXHIBIT Fine Art Festival – “Art in Bloom” features nearly 100 artists, demonstrations, a craft for kids, live music, crafts for kids, food. 10 AM-4 PM. Cantigny Park, Wheaton. 630-260-5161.
  • FAMILY Tractor-Drawn Wagon Rides – Learn about the buildings, natural areas and equestrian roots of this preserve on a 30-minute covered-wagon ride. All ages; under 13 with an adult. 11:30 AM, 12:30 PM and 1:30 PM. St. James Farm, Warrenville. Register (630) 580-7025.
  • CHICAGO / CITY  Adler Planetarium – “Chasing Eclipses” Learn all about solar eclipses. Chicago. Chicago. 312-922-7827.
  • CHICAGO / CITY  The Art Institute of Chicago –  “The Formation of the Japanese Print Collection at the Art Institute of Chicago: Frank Lloyd Wright and the Prairie School” through July 23. Chicago. 312-443-3600.
  • CHICAGO / CITY  Field Museum of Natural History – “Specimens: Unlocking the Secrets of Life.” Over 30 million specimens and artifacts and the stories they tell. Chicago. Through 1/8/18.  312-922-9410.
  • CHICAGO / CITY  Gold Coast Art Fair at Grant Park, Saturday, June 17 at 10:00am, Grant Park-Butler Field in Chicago, Illinois
  • FAIR/FESTIVAL  PrairieFest – June 15 – 18, Children’s activities, concerts, carnival rides, pony rides, circus, business expo, and food vendors. Free admission & free parking. As seen on Food Network! Oswego. 630.554.1010. www.prairiefest.com
  • FAIR/FESTIVAL  American Fest – Town of Cicero. June 15 – 18. Live music, food, carnival rides, children’s stage, fireworks. Community Park, 34th and Laramie, Cicero.  708-656-3600 x288. www.thetownofcicero.com. LEARN MORE

TUESDAY, JUNE 20

  • CONCERT Jazz – ZAZZ Jazz quintet performs in gardens. Lawn seating; chairs and blankets welcome.  7 PM. Cantigny Park, Wheaton. 630-260-5161.

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 21

  • FAMILY Afternoon Adventures – “Bridges and Rivers” with children’s book author Patrick McBriarty. Children 5-12, with an adult. 1-3 PM. Des Plaines History Center. 847-391-5399.
  • FAMILY Summer Jazz in the Park – Glen Ellyn Jazz Ensemble performs 7PM-9PM. Maryknoll Park. Glen Ellyn Park District. (630) 858-2462.
  • GARDENING Tour – Enjoy one of the longest days of the year on this guided stroll. 6:30 PM. Cantigny Park, Wheaton. Register 630-260-5161.

ONGOING EVENTS…

What follows below is an overview of Ongoing Events – these are upcoming events with dates that are too many to list. For details of any of these ongoing events click below…

See Ongoing Events for details

  • STAGE Guys and Dolls – North Central College, Naperville. 6/9-6/25
  • MUSIC Concert Series – “Events in the Plaza” offers eight outdoor concerts Tuesdays, 6/13 through 8/8.
  • SALE Used Books – Washington Junior High School,  Naperville. 6/14-17
  • MARKET Highwood IL Wednesday Evening Gourmet – Family & pet friendly event. 6/14-8/30
  • FAMILY Thursday Family Nights –  Morton Arboretum. Thursdays 6/15-8/24.
  • KIDS Chess At The Library – Chess coach will provide lessons/advice.  Helen Plum Library, Lombard. 6/26-6/9.
  • FAMILY Lake Ellyn Cardboard Regatta – Ya Gotta Regatta! Glen Ellyn. Register NOW at www.gepark.org/regatta. July 1.

See Ongoing Events for details


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 …

The Chase 5K.
Des Plaines Park District Run-Walk.
Benefits the Park District Scholarship Fund.
Sat., 6/17 at 8 a.m.
USATF Certified.
1500 E. Prairie Ave., at Pearson St.
www.TheChase.ItsYourRace.com
LEARN MORE

  • Ben’s Memorial Mile – Sat  6/17 at 5 PM 1mi. Run/Walk & Kids Runs.  Downers Grove North High School. 630-297-7850.
  • LM5K Family Run/Walk – Sat 6/17 at 9 AM 5K run/walk. Benefits Lauren Kiefer Memorial Foundation. Villa Park. jkiefer@dupage88.net.
  • PR Mile – Sat 6/17 at 6:20 PM 1mi. Run. USATF Certified. Benefits Big Rig Books. Darien. 630-963-0144.
  • Daisy Dash – Sun 6/18 at 8 AM 5K & Kids’ Fun Run. USATF Certified. Clarendon Hills. 773-617-8408.
  • Father’s Day 10K/5K – Sun 6/18 at 8 AM 10K & 5K Run/Walk and Kids’ Dash. Cary. 815-382-2673.
  • Father’s Day 5K – Sun 6/18 at 8:30 AM 5K Run Park Ridge. www.active.com.
  • Father’s Day 5K – Sun 6/18 at 7 AM 5K Run/Walk. Wheaton. tom@j3timing.com.
  • Lake in the Hills Triathlon – Sun 6/18 at 6:30 AM 1/2mi. Swim/15.5mi. Bike/4mi. Run. 309-397-9621.
  • PrairieFest 5K– Sun, 6/18 at 8:30 AM 5K Run & 1mi. Prairie Dog Jog. USATF Certified. Oswego. 630-554-1010.


Upcoming Races…

Freedom Four 4-Mile Run. Tue 7/4 at 8 AM. Lake Ellyn Park, 645 Lenox Road, Glen Ellyn. 4-mile run/walk for ages 6+  Benefits Glen Ellyn Park District Scholarship Fund. www.FreedomFourRun.com

Firecracker 5K Run/Walk. Tues., 7/4 at 8 AM 5K Run/Walk. 50-yard Dash (Ages 3-6) and 100-yard Dash (Ages 6-10). Certified {Scenic} Course IL-09121-JW. 3S260 Warren Ave. Warrenville, IL 60555. 630-393-7279 www.warrenvilleparks.org

5K Dash N’ Splash. Sun. 7/9at 7:30 AM. 5K Run/Walk. Certified Course. Mallard Lake, Forest Preserve. 630-837-2468. www.hpparks.org


On Stage…

Tony ‘n Tina’s Wedding
Resurrection Church + Vinnie Black’s Coliseum
Chicago Theater Works

A hilarious, full wedding experience from the I do’s to the buffet to the bouquet toss, Guests will begin with the ceremony at Resurrection Church, 3309 North Seminary Ave., with a full meal and reception immediately following just one block away at Vinnie Black’s Coliseum (Chicago Theater Works), 1113 W. Belmont Ave., right in the heart of the Belmont Theatre District. Tickets for Tony ‘n Tina’s Wedding are $75 for t the ceremony and reception, featuring an Italian-style buffet dinner, dancing to 80’s hits and a champagne toast. For more information call 773.327.3778 or to purchase tickets visit: www.tonylovestina.com.


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Dining Guide

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