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Downers Grove Farmers Market

Downtown Downers Grove 933A Curtiss Street, Downers Grove

On Saturdays in the late spring, summer, and early fall, you’ll find tasty food to eat, fun items to purchase, and lots of live music to dance to at the Downtown Downers Grove Market! Join in the fun and support the Y in the parking lot outside the Main Street Train Station from 7 a.m....


Family Day at Lake Park

Lake Park (Des Plaines) 2200 Lee Street, Des Plaines

Come out and enjoy everything that beautiful Lake Park has to offer! • Golf & Foot Golf on the 18-hole course • Paddle boats, and kayaks Plus… • Live entertainment • Inflatables for kids • Climbing wall • Food Truck


Clean-Up, Green-Up

Westlake Park 307 Edgewater Drive, Bloomingdale

Celebrate the fifth Annual Clean-Up, Green-Up Day at Westlake Park by helping with park cleanup, invasive species removal, landscaping and more! Organized by Westlake Park Adopt-A-Park sponsor Simmons Knife &Saw, this volunteer event celebrates community pride and civic responsibility. To volunteer please email parks@bloomingdaleparks.org.



Sherman Park 1301 West 52nd Street, Chicago

Plant-stravaganza: pollinator nest building, seed sculptures, and native seed give away. In collaboration with the Sherman Park Library and the Keller Science Action Center of the Field Museum, the Pollinator Solace Columns project hosts a community eco workshop focused on supporting native species in Chicago. Star Farms will join the fun with a pop-up produce...


Cavalcade of Planes

Bolingbrook CLOW International Airport 130 S. Clow International Parkway, Bolingbrook

At the Cavalcade of Planes you will enjoy all kinds of fun. There will be many types of aircraft to see both flying and on the ground. You can experience a great event including, formation flying, helicopter demonstrations, and much more! Sorry - No Pets or Outside Alcohol.   For information on more events like...

$3 – $5

Live on the Lake

Navy Pier 600 E Grand Ave, Chicago

Navy Pier’s weekly outdoor live music series features Chicago’s best bands, along with regional and national acts, who will perform countless genres and styles of popular music every weekend. Bring your friends, enjoy the music, and take in the lakeside summer views. *Schedule subject to change.   For information on more events like this, check...


Redemptive Plastics Progressive Opening Event

Austin Branch of Chicago Public Library 5615 W Race Avenue, Chicago

Experience a progressive event where you’ll visit 3 different locations highlighting Redemptive Plastics functional artworks and their ecological benefits. Bringing together art and community to transform plastic from a waste material to a valued community resource. Stop #1: A valued community partner, we’ll visit the Austin Branch of the Chicago Public Library which serves Austin,...


Chicago Gospel Music Festival

Millennium Park New Michigan Avenue and Washington Street, Chicago

Kicking off the summer season in Millennium Park, this FREE inspirational music festival brings audiences of all ages and backgrounds together to celebrate the power of Gospel music. The 2023 lineup features Praize Production RIZE Youth Company, Choir Nation and GRAMMY® Award winners Karen Clark Sheard and Tye Tribbett on the Jay Pritzker Pavilion stage....


Summer Fireworks

Navy Pier 600 E Grand Ave, Chicago

Chicago’s favorite sky spectacle show on Wednesday nights at 9pm and Saturday nights at 10pm from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend.


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