Weekend Events: May 19-21, 2017

May is National Water Safety Awareness Month and Goldfish Swim School in Burr Ridge is all about it. In addition to their quarterly Safety Week during lessons, they will be hosting a free Safety Day this Saturday with tons of fun! From 2:30 – 4:30 pm there is open swim, touch-a-truck with the Burr Ridge Fire Department, a bounce house, arts and crafts, snacks and more… all for free. Click here for the full calendar listing.

This Friday is the last Pajama Party of the year at Jo’s Footwork Studio. It is split into two time slots: 4:00 – 6:00 pm for ages 3+ (showing Madagascar) and 6:30 – 8:30 pm for ages 6+ (showing The Emperor’s New Groove). Wear your favorite PJs, bring a pillow and/or blanket and watch a movie, eat pizza, make ice cream treats, and play games! Click here for the flyer and registration form.

Here are some other highlights… Taste of Glen Ellyn is all weekend, Origami in the Garden opens at the Morton Arboretum, there are some great art festivals, the Lombard Lilac Festival parade on Sunday, farmers markets, pet-friendly events, opportunities to be active, learn, and have fun! See below for all the details.

 

Family-Friendly Weekend Events

All of the event titles, dates, times, and towns are listed. If you would like more information, simply click on the the event title. Please note that the weekend events list does not show events in the past.

Friday

Fri 25

Bees and Beekeeping

August 25, 10:00 am - 10:30 am
Downers Grove
Fri 25

Nature and Science at Wonder Works: What’s Inside?

August 25, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Oak Park
Fri 25

Garden Story Time

August 25, 11:00 am - 11:30 am
Lisle
Fri 25

Tractor Drawn Wagon Rides

August 25, 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Warrenville
Fri 25

Guided STEM Time

August 25, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Downers Grove
Fri 25

Fun Friday

August 25, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Bolingbrook
Fri 25

Drive In Movie

August 25, 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Burr Ridge
Fri 25

Shakespeare in the Park

August 25, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Wheaton
Fri 25

Burr Ridge Concerts on the Green

August 25, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Burr Ridge
Fri 25

Movies at the Park: Remember the Titans

August 25, 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Downers Grove
Fri 25

Summer Movies in the Park

August 25, 8:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Wheaton
Fri 25

Movies in the Park The Secret Life of Pets

August 25, 8:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Alsip

Saturday

Sat 26

Hodgkins Fest

August 26
Hodgkins
Sat 26

Downtown Downers Grove Market

August 26, 7:00 am - 12:30 pm
Downers Grove
Sat 26

Oak Park Farmers’ Market

August 26, 7:00 am - 1:00 pm
Oak Park
Sat 26

Naperville Farmer Market

August 26, 7:00 am - 12:00 pm
Naperville
Sat 26

Downtown Tinley Farmers Market

August 26, 7:30 am - 12:30 pm
Tinley Park
Sat 26

Brookfield Farmers’ Market

August 26, 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
Brookfield
Sat 26

Homewood Farmer Market

August 26, 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
Homewood
Sat 26

Saturday Morning Storytime

August 26, 9:30 am - 10:00 am
Downers Grove
Sat 26

Scott S’cool Scoot

August 26, 10:00 am
Naperville
Sat 26

South Holland Town Center Market

August 26, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
South Holland
Sat 26

First Division Museum and Tank Park Grand Reopening

August 26, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wheaton
Sat 26

Kids Time

August 26, 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Lisle
Sat 26

Clifford Is Visiting to Help You Go Back to School

August 26, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Oak Brook
Sat 26

Fiddleheads

August 26, 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Chicago
Sat 26

Pakistani Day Festival

August 26, 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Boling
Sat 26

Family Day at the Museum

August 26, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Elmhurst
Sat 26

Guided STEM Time

August 26, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Downers Grove
Sat 26

Family Movie

August 26, 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Downers Grove
Sat 26

Food Truck Rally

August 26, 3:30 pm - 9:30 pm
River Forest
Sat 26

Downtown Lisle Cruise Nights and Block Party

August 26, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sat 26

Lombard Cruise Nights

August 26, 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Lombard
Sat 26

Shakespeare in the Park

August 26, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Wheaton
Sat 26

Music in the Plaza

August 26, 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tinley Park
Sat 26

Stargazing

August 26, 8:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Palos Heights
Sep 02

Supercar Saturdays

September 2, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Bolingbrook
Sep 09

Zumba in the Park

September 9, 9:30 am - 10:30 am
Downers Grove
Oct 21

Downtown Tinley Farmers Market

October 21, 7:30 am - 12:30 pm
Tinley Park

Sunday

Sun 27

Glen Ellyn Farmers Market

August 27, 9:00 am - 1:30 pm
Glen Ellyn
Sun 27

Western Springs French Market

August 27, 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Sun 27

Berwyn Township Farmer’s Market

August 27, 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Berwyn
Sun 27

Tractor Drawn Wagon Rides

August 27, 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Warrenville
Sun 27

Fiddleheads

August 27, 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Chicago
Sun 27

Bone Appetit

August 27, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
River Forest
Sep 03

Messy Church

September 3, 4:30 pm - 7:00 pm
La Grange

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Annie Tandy
Annie loves making great memories with her kids and started Kidlist so she can help others do the same! Besides finding fun and exciting things to do, Annie, her husband, and their kids enjoy caring for their chickens and hanging out with them in the backyard. Click here to read about Annie's chickens and see pictures! She also finds joy in gardening, home improvement projects, knitting, soap making, and painting along with being active in her community, church, and as a board member of the Western Springs Business Association. You can follow Annie on Instagram here.

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