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August 2018

Elmhurst Farmers Market

August 15, 7:00 am - 1:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00am on Wednesday, repeating until October 17, 2018

York and Vallette, York and Vallette
Elmhurst, IL United States
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The market will operate from  the first Wednesday in June to the last Wednesday in October.

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Arbor Evenings Music and More

August 15, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 8:00am on Wednesday, repeating until August 29, 2018

The Morton Arboretum, 4100 Illinois 53
Lisle, IL 60532 United States
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$12 – $21

2018 Entertainment Schedule June 6           Frank & Dave June 13         Cadillac Groove June 20         Euphoria June 27         Summer Son July 4       No event - Happy 4th of July! July 11           Semple Band July 18           the StingRays July 25           Final Say August 1       Soda August 8       Pirates Over 40 August…

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Open Air Market

August 15, 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Wednesday, repeating until September 12, 2018

Edward Hospital Athletic and Event Center, 55 Phelps Ave
Romeoville, IL 60446 United States
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The Romeoville Open Air Market (ROAM) opens June 6 in front of the Edward Hospital Athletic & Event Center. The outdoor marketplace will operate from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. every Wednesday (except July 4th) during the summer. The last day will be September 12. The fourteen-week schedule should give everyone in the community an opportunity to come out and do a little shopping in the warm weather. “Farmers markets have become wildly popular,” pointed out Mayor John Noak, “so…

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Kid Series

August 15, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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One event on July 12, 2018 at 12:00pm

One event on August 15, 2018 at 12:00pm

North Berwyn Community Center, 1619 Wesley Avenue
Berwyn, IL 60402 United States
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Gather your family and friends and meet us at the Community Center (1619 Wesley Avenue) for an afternoon of exciting entertainment as we present the 2018 Kids Summer Series!  It’s fun for everyone! Activities begin at NOON. Bring your camera to capture the fun. June 14 The Flying Fool Ken Schultz, “The Flying Fool”,  is the master of comedy manipulation. His show is 45 minutes of action-packed entertainment to make any audience roar with laughter. July 12 Mad Science We…

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Riverside Farmers Market

August 15, 2:30 pm - 7:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:30pm on Wednesday, repeating until October 10, 2018

Historic Water Tower, 10 Pine Ave
Riverside, IL United States
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Weekly on Wednesday, no market on July 4th Location: At the Historic Water Tower in Centennial Plaza

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Farmers Market at St Johns

August 15, 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 3:00pm on Wednesday, repeating until September 26, 2018

St. John’s Episcopal Church Parking Lot, 750 Aurora Ave
Naperville, IL United States
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20+ vendors selling produce, baked goods, eggs, meat, fresh fish, empanadas, honey, flowers, and so much more.  

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Lemont Legends Cruise Nights Artisan Market

August 15, 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:00pm on Wednesday, repeating until August 29, 2018

Downtown Lemont Lemont, IL 60439 United States + Google Map

Come spend your Wednesday nights in Historic Downtown Lemont Car Show will begin on June 6th at 6:00 pm and feature new car schedule, new themed nights, food vendors & bars sponsoring to-go cups. ***** Artisan Market joins the Car Show! Artisan Market will begin on June 13th at 4:00 pm at Legion's Park featuring M&D Farms and a few vendors selling food and product. Car Show 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM Artisan Market 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM (starts…

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Chicago Pro Hockey League

August 15, 6:20 pm - 9:20 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:20pm on Wednesday, repeating until August 22, 2018

One event on August 23, 2018 at 6:20pm

MB Ice Arena, 1801 W. Jackson Blvd.
Chicago, IL 60612 United States
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Pro Stock Hockey is sponsoring an all-new organization, the Chicago Pro Hockey League (CPHL). The new league has eight games scheduled to begin July 11th, 2018 in Chicago at the MB Ice Arena – Chicago Blackhawks Community Rink. Players from the NHL, AHL, ECHL, and elite amateurs will be participating. All games will be broadcast and streamed live.

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