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Chicagoland offers travelers unique events year-round! Seasonal happenings, top-notch concert and theatre performances, exhibitions, festivals, antique and flea markets and thrilling sporting events are yours to discover in and around Chicago.
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Extreme Deep: Mission to the Abyss Exhibit
Now - Aug. 12, 2018

Gail Borden Public Library | 270 N. Grove Avenue | Elgin, IL 60120 | (847) 695-7540
Have you ever wondered what’s at the bottom of the ocean? Families will dive into deep-sea adventures when the Extreme Deep: Mission to the Abyss exhibit visits Gail Borden Public Library starting March 16. This interactive exhibit is designed for children ages six years and older and their families.  FREE. Event Type: Exhibit .
 
Oak Brook Polo Club
Now - Aug. 31, 2018

Prince of Wales Field (adjacent to Butler National Golf Course and The Drake Hotel) | 2301 York Road | Oak Brook, IL 60523
For decades the Club has been a popular Sunday tradition and social scene known for entertaining Hollywood celebrities, dignitaries, royalty and Chicago's distinguished. Today, the Oak Brook Polo Club plays on the Prince of Wales Field, which is adjacent to the Butler National Golf Course and The Drake Hotel in beautiful Oak Brook, Illinois. Located 17 miles from Chicago's Loop, the club hosts a number of Sunday polo matches and continues to attract thousands of fascinated spectators who marvel at the athleticsism and majesty of this timeless sport. Varies. Event Type: Sports.
 
Live Racing at Arlington International Racecourse
Now - Sep. 22, 2018

Arlington International Racecourse | 2200 W. Euclid Ave. | Arlington Heights, IL 60006 | 847-385-7500
Live Thoroughbred racing at "the most beautiful track in America". $8 online. Event Type: Sports.
 
Hits Chicago - Chicago Series
Now - Sep. 23, 2018

HITS Balmoral Park | 26435 South Dixie Highway, Route 34 South | Crete, IL 60417 | 708-304-2329
In 2018, the iconic Balmoral Park will once again welcome equestrians from near and far, this time for 13 weeks of unparalleled hunter/jumper competition. Rich in thoroughbred and harness racing history, Balmoral Park will be home to HITS’ inaugural Midwest show, and in partnership with Pat Boyle/Showplace Productions, will feature USEF Rated National & Premier Hunters and 4* & 5* Jumpers, as well as a USHJA International Hunter Derby, FEI rated events and qualifiers for the HITS Championship. The spacious 200-acre property boasts countless hospitality amenities including a 4,467 seat mint-condition grand stand, and a state-of-the-art VIP Clubhouse featuring climate-controlled seating overlooking all of the competition rings. For more information visit our website. Event Type: Sports.
 
Boomers Baseball Season
Now - Aug. 30, 2018

Schaumburg Boomers | 1999 S. Springinsguth Rd. | Schaumburg, IL 60193 | 847-461-3695
Join the reigning 2017 Fronteir League Champions as they embark on the 2018 season. Fireworks nights and theme nights throughout the season. Check the schedule for specific themes. Starting at $8. For more information visit our website. Event Type: Sports.
 
Arbor Evenings: Music and More
Now - Aug. 29, 2018

The Morton Arboretum | 4100 Illinois Route 53 | Lisle, IL 60532 | 630-968-0074
Unwind with family and friends on Wednesday evenings at The Morton Arboretum this summer. Mingle as you enjoy live music and dancing, lawn games, refreshing beverages, and delicious tapas in a green clearing surrounded by beautiful trees. There’s no better way to celebrate the leisurely evenings of summer than this! Tickets include event admission, one complimentary beverage (beer, wine, or soda), activities, and live music. Tickets are required for all guests 21 years old and older. Members: $12 Members $12 & Nonmembers: $17. For more information visit our website.
 
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
Now - Aug. 26, 2018

Drury Lane Theatre | 100 Drury Lane | Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60181 | 630.530.0111
In the heat of the South under the gaze of patriarch Big Daddy, the expectations of marriage and family spoil. A birthday party brings a family's skeletons to the surface as each one fights over the bones. Varies. For more information visit our website. Event Type: Performing Arts.
 
Geneva Classic Car Shows
Now - Aug. 30, 2018

| Parking Lot behind Old Kane County Courthouse (100 S. Third Street) | Geneva, IL 60134 | 630-232-6060
From 6 - 8pm, free admission. Check out the antique, custom build, muscle, and sport cars. Enjoy delicious treats and a DJ. Downtown shops, pubs and eateries also stay open late—several offer evening entertainment Free. For more information visit our website. Event Type: Family Fun, Sports.
 
Kane County Fair
Now - Jul. 22, 2018

Kane County Fairgrounds | 525 South Randall Road | St. Charles, IL 60174 | 630.584.6926
Celebrating 150 years, they are proudly Fox Valley's Top-Rated Summer Event! The Kane County Fair will take place July 18-22, 2018. Additional information will be made available closer to the fair dates on their website. Wednesday: FREE admission Thursday: $5; children under 3 FREE Friday—Sunday: $10/adult; $5/children 3-12; FREE/children under 3. For more information visit our website. Event Type: Festivals/Special Events.
 
Antioch's Taste of Summer
Now - Jul. 22, 2018

Downtown Antioch | 847 Main St. | Antioch, IL 60002 | 847.395.1000
Carnival rides and games add up to fun for the whole family. Enjoy the delectable specialties prepared by top restaurants. Dine in the relaxing sunshine or under the “Big Top” while listening to top entertainment in the Brook Bandshell. Bands include 7th Heaven, American English, Modern Day Romeos, Suburban Cowboys, Hi Infidelity & The Neverly Brothers. Then stroll through the town for the best sidewalk sales and crafters in the area. The merchants go all out for this event, so come early and grab the bargains. Spend these four days at this wonderful family event. Free. For more information visit our website. Event Type: Family Fun, Outdoor Adventure, Festivals/Special Events.
 
Kane County Fair
Now - Jul. 22, 2018

| Kane County Fairgrounds (525 S. Randall Rd.) | St. Charles, IL 60174 | 630-584-6926
A county fair that promises everything. Food, rides, entertainment and more Admission cost. For more information visit our website. Event Type: Exhibits, Festivals, Family Fun.
 
North Shore Festival of Art
Jul. 21, 2018 - Jul. 22, 2018

Westfield Old Orchard | Old Orchard Road off I-94 | Skokie,

Celebrating its 30th anniversary in 2018, the fest will feature the for-sale works of more than 100 artists and complement Old Orchard’s mix of 125 stores/services and 19 restaurant and food options. Further welcoming visitors to this art extravaganza will be Westfield Old Orchard’s lush outdoor landscaping, fountains and other soothing amenities on the grounds of the sprawling 1.8 million square-foot upscale shopping mecca.

Free. For more information visit our website. Event Type: Festival/Special Events.
 
World Arts and Music Festival
Jul. 22, 2018 - Jul. 22, 2018

Dawes Park | Sheridan Road at Church Street | Evanston, | (847) 448-8264

Evanston’s lakefront will be transformed into a Global Village for the World Arts & Music Festival, a two-day celebration of global diversity. This free event features art from an abundance of countries, family crafts activities, international cuisine, and live music and dance performances. Attendees will enjoy continuous performances throughout the weekend at two venues.
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For more information visit our website. Event Type: Festival/Special Events.
 
DuPage County Fair
Jul. 25, 2018 - Jul. 29, 2018

DuPage County Fairgrounds | 2015 Manchester Road | Wheaton, IL 60187 | 630.668.6636
Five days of new and exciting exhibits, entertainment, rides, food, and much more! Varies. For more information visit our website. Event Type: Festivals/Special Events.
 
Ridgefest 2018
Jul. 26, 2018 - Jul. 29, 2018

Freedom Park | 6252 Birmingham Avenue | Chicago Ridge, IL 60415 | 708-425-7700
Annual festival with national bands/acts, diverse ethnic food vendors, huge carnival, arts and crafts, special guest and children's entertainment. For more information visit our website. Event Type: Festivals/Special Events.
 
Geneva Arts Fair
Jul. 28, 2018 - Jul. 29, 2018

| Third Street | Geneva, IL 60134 | 630-232-6060
The unprecedented Geneva Arts Fair transforms downtown Geneva into a venue for over 150 esteemed artists and draws a crowd of more than 20,000. The juried show was voted a Top 200 Fine Craft Fair by Art Fair SourceBook and a previous winner of “Best Craft or Art Show” by West Suburban Living magazine. Admission is free and includes a children’s art area with special activities. For more information visit our website. Event Type: Exhibits, Festivals, Family Fun.
 
Glencoe Festival of Art
Jul. 29, 2018 - Jul. 30, 2018

Downtown Glencoe | Green Bay Road and Park Avenue | Glencoe, | 847-926-4300

The Glencoe Festival of Art takes place in the prestigious Frank Lloyd Wright influenced community of Glencoe, blocks from Lake Michigan on Chicago\'s famous North Shore area. The Glencoe Festival of Art will showcase the work of more than 110-juried artists from across the country in a variety of mediums, including painting, photography, ceramics, glass, jewelry, and wood. In addition to the incredible artwork available for purchase, attendees will be able to interact with artists through demonstrations and booth chats. Free admission and parking.

FREE. For more information visit our website. Event Type: Festival/Special Events.
 
Destination Asia
Aug. 3, 2018 - Aug. 5, 2018

The Morton Arboretum | 4100 Illinois Route 53 | Lisle, IL 60532 | 630-968-0074
Experience Destination Asia festival with a formal ceremony, engaging performances, culinary delights, and a breathtaking Japanese lantern display on Meadow Lake. Included in Arboretum admission. For more information visit our website.
 
North Aurora Days
Aug. 3, 2018 - Aug. 5, 2018

Clock Tower Plaza | 19 S. Randall Rd. | North Aurora, IL 60542 | 630.897.8228
Enjoy amusements, rides, games, food vendors, beer tent, live musical entertainment and fireworks at the Annual North Aurora Days Festival. Main Stage: School of Rock, Big Sugar, Breakfast Club, Ali Morgan, Southern Side Up, Friction, Serendipity and 7th Heaven. Fireworks are scheduled for Saturday evening at 9:45 pm. In addition to the main events at Clock Tower Plaza be sure to check out all the fun throughout the Village: 5K/10K/Fun Run, Fishing Derby, Emergency Vehicle Parade, Touch-a-Truck, Bags Tournament, Pet Parade and A&W Cruise Night. For further information and current schedule of events, please be sure to visit the North Aurora Days Facebook page or their website at www.northauroradays.com. New this year to North Aurora Days, there will be concerts in the park at the Village's own Riverfront Park, on Sunday, August 6. Serendipity will be playing at 2:00 p.m. followed by 7th Heaven at 4:00 p.m. Along with the concerts, food trucks will be offering various food, from gourmet sandwiches to poutine to fried chicken. Don't miss this event! See the North Aurora Days website for the schedule of events for the whole North Aurora Days weekend of events! For more information visit our website. Event Type: Art / Cars / Community / Festival / Kids / Music / Nightlife / Outdoors / Popular / .
 
George Thorogood / Foghat
Aug. 4, 2018 - Aug. 4, 2018

RiverEdge Park | 360 N. Broadway | Aurora, IL 60505 | 630.896.6666
George Thorogood and the Destroyers are throwing a rock party, and you're invited! Known for boogie-blues rock hits like "Bad to the Bone", "Who Do You Love" and "I Drink Alone",Thorogood is ready to unleash his catalog of classic songs like none other. You're not going to want to miss a second of this mammoth show and its colossally talented front man. After all, this is the man who did a 50-day, 50-state tour. It doesn't get any more hardcore than that. George Thorogood will deliver one hell of a show, and you'll be kicking yourself for the rest of the summer if you miss it. So don't! For more information visit our website. Event Type: Music / Nightlife / Popular / .
 
Art & Soul on the Fox
Aug. 4, 2018 - Aug. 5, 2018

Riverside Drive Promenade | 77 S. Riverside Drive | Elgin, IL 60120 | (847) 695-7540
Residents and visitors are invited to stroll through a juried art fair right along the Fox River Bike Trail. Grab food from a food truck and enjoy it while taking in the view of the Fox River. FREE. For more information visit our website. Event Type: Exhibit/Performing Arts.
 
Kane County Flea Market
Aug. 4, 2018 - Aug. 5, 2018

Kane County Fairgrounds | 525 South Randall Road | St. Charles, IL 60174
Welcome to the Kane County Flea Market! We are the place movie studios, celebrities, and collectors go to get their monthly dose of fun and discovery. You should come and see firsthand what all of the antique and collecting TV shows are really all about. As Helen Robinson always said, "One man's Junque is another man's treasure." What will your treasure find be this month?? We are one of the longest running, best antique and collectable Flea Markets in the world. We have been a place for people to come and enjoy the fun of searching and finding the one thing they have sought for ages. We have hundreds of dealers inside, outside, and under sheds. People say that if they made it, you will find it at Kane! $5 (children under 12 are free when accompanied by an adult). For more information visit our website. Event Type: Exhibits.
 
Art at the Glen
Aug. 5, 2018 - Aug. 6, 2018

The Glen Town Center | Patriot Blvd. between Lake Ave. and Willow Rd. | Glenview, | 847-926-4300

This year, the 15th Annual Art at the Glen will transform The Glen Town Center into an outdoor cultural experience. The streets will be filled with original work of 185-juried artist from across the country in a variety of mediums, including paintings, photography, ceramics, furniture and jewelry. Guests will have the opportunity to support the arts by viewing incredible artwork available for purchase and have one-on-one conversations with artists through booth chats. Kids can enjoy a special area designated just for them with interactive games and activities, including live performances by the renowned Marriott Theater.

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Free. For more information visit our website. Event Type: Festival/Special Events.
 
Fram & Barn Fest
Aug. 11, 2018 - Aug. 11, 2018

Yunker Farm | 10824 LaPorte Road | Mokena, IL 60448 | 708-390-2401
Spend the day at Historic Yunker Farm. From 10am-5pm you’ll enjoy delicious food, kid’s activities, horse rides, petting zoo, horseshoeing and blacksmithing demonstrations, old-fashioned contests for kids of all ages, Flea Market and in the evening a Country Concert from 5-11pm. For more information visit our website. Event Type: Family Fun.
 
OneRepublic: Live at RiverEdge Park
Aug. 11, 2018 - Aug. 11, 2018

RiverEdge Park | 360 N. Broadway | Aurora, IL 60505 | 630.896.6666
OneRepublic released their debut set Dreaming Out Loud in 2007. The album included the smash single "Apologize, which shattered digital sales and airplay records worldwide and received a Grammy nomination. The band's sophomore album, 2009's Waking Up, produced three singles: "All the Right Moves, "Secrets and "Good Life. OneRepublic's third studio album Native, was released in March 2013 and produced the hit singles "If I Lose Myself, "Feel Again, "Love Runs Out, "I Lived and their biggest song to date "Counting Stars, which reached #1 in 54 countries and has sold over 10 million downloads. Native sold over 5 million units worldwide. Their latest album Oh My My, featuring the hit singles "Wherever I Go, "Kids and "Let's Hurt Tonight, was released in the fall of 2016 on Mosley/Interscope Records and debuted at #3 on the Billboard Top 200 Album chart. For more information visit our website. Event Type: Music / Nightlife / Popular / .
 
Stamp & Scrapbook Expo
Aug. 17, 2018 - Aug. 18, 2018

Renaissace Schaumburg Convention Center Hotel | 1551 Thoreau Dr. | Schaumburg, IL 60173 | (888) 252-EXPO
For Crafters of all Levels! Whether you are just starting out or an experienced pro, we’ve got the workshops to help you create projects you’ll be proud of. Exciting crops, prizes, latest & greatest products, cool tools, plus make-and-take projects add up to the best crafting events you’ll find. Friday hours: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday hours: 9 a.m to 5 p.m. $15. For more information visit our website. Event Type: Festivals/Special Events.
 
Elburn Days
Aug. 17, 2018 - Aug. 19, 2018

Elburn Lions Community Park | 500 Filmore Street | Elburn, IL 60119 | 630.365.6315
Event begins with a traditional parade on Friday at 6pm. Elburn days provides great family fun with food, games, rides, entertainment, Beer garden. This community event helps to support our charities. For more information visit our website. Event Type: Festivals/Special Events.
 
Gladys Knight & The O'Jays
Aug. 18, 2018 - Aug. 18, 2018

RiverEdge Park | 360 N. Broadway | Aurora, IL 60505 | 630.896.6666
Take the midnight train to Aurora and see the incredible, incomparable and legendary Gladys Knight. This seven-time Grammy winner has had hits in pop, gospel, R&B and adult contemporary music, proving she's a woman that transcends genre. The Georgia-born singer began performing gospel music at the age of 4, and her remarkable talent soon led to the creation of Gladys Knight and the Pips, which debuted its first album when Gladys was just 16 years old and is responsible for a string of hits including "Every Beat of My Heart, "Letter Full of Tears, "I Heard it Through the Grapevine and of course "Midnight Train to Georgia. Only the greatest musicians endure, and Gladys Knight has long been one of them. For more information visit our website. Event Type: Music / Nightlife / Popular / .
 
Wine & Walk
Aug. 18, 2018 - Aug. 19, 2018

The Morton Arboretum | 4100 Illinois Route 53 | Lisle, IL 60532 | 630-968-0074
Browse this juried art show featuring photography, woodturning, jewelry, digital and traditional painting, ceramics, fused glass, and more from Midwest artists. The art show is free with admission; there is a fee for the wine and other beverages and snacks. Included in Arboretum admission. For more information visit our website.
 
Will County Fair
Aug. 22, 2018 - Aug. 27, 2018

Will County Fairgrounds | 710 West Street | Peotone, IL 60468 | 708-258-9359
Our local fair includes livestock judging as well as arts and crafts judging. Free family entertainment tent. Carnival, food, grandstand entertainment and commercial exhibits and a beer tent. For more information visit our website. Event Type: Family Fun.
 
Get the Led Out
Aug. 24, 2018 - Aug. 24, 2018

RiverEdge Park | 360 N. Broadway | Aurora, IL 60505 | 630.896.6666
These guys sold out their concert last year, and we're betting they do the same this year. Get the Led Out provides one of the best rock shows that will leave you wanting to party, dance and sing along all night. Don't believe us? Take it from those who were at last year's show. "Absolutely awesome"! "Get the Led Out" always puts on a great show! "These guys give an amazing performance! And that's not even including everyone who begged us to bring them back. Get the Led Out sings a new set every show, so even if you saw them last year, you need to see them again. For more information visit our website. Event Type: Music / Nightlife / Popular / .
 
Skokie's Backlot Bash
Aug. 24, 2018 - Aug. 26, 2018

Downtown Skokie | Oakton St. and Lincoln Ave. | Skokie, | 847-674-1500

Having quickly earned a reputation for quality, original live music, as well as a host of unique family attractions — Skokie\'s Backlot Bash is the summer street festival held annually over three days in late August, providing a large carnival midway, a 5K Run, a children\'s stage, kid\'s activities, classic films, an auto show, bingo, a sponsor and community resource fair, exhibits at the Skokie Heritage Museum, a Sunday pancake breakfast and farmer\'s market, and much more.

Free. For more information visit our website. Event Type: Festival/Special Events.
 
Geneva Concours D'Elegance
Aug. 26, 2018 - Aug. 26, 2018

| Third Street | Geneva, IL 60134 | 630-232-6060
Classic Car enthusiasts will gather together again this year in Geneva, Illinois and viewed a beautiful collection of antique, classic and modern automobiles. Participants from all over the Country displayed their prized automobiles on Third street, hoping to be awarded one of the coveted "Benz" Trophies. Free. For more information visit our website. Event Type: Sports, Festivals, Family Fun.
 
Kane County Flea Market
Sep. 1, 2018 - Sep. 2, 2018

Kane County Fairgrounds | 525 South Randall Road | St. Charles, IL 60174
Welcome to the Kane County Flea Market! We are the place movie studios, celebrities, and collectors go to get their monthly dose of fun and discovery. You should come and see firsthand what all of the antique and collecting TV shows are really all about. As Helen Robinson always said, "One man's Junque is another man's treasure." What will your treasure find be this month? We are one of the longest running, best antique and collectable Flea Markets in the world. We have been a place for people to come and enjoy the fun of searching and finding the one thing they have sought for ages. We have hundreds of dealers inside, outside, and under sheds. People say that if they made it, you will find it at Kane! $5 (children under 12 are free when accompanied by an adult). For more information visit our website. Event Type: Exhibits.
 

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