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Segovia Classical Guitar Series
Now - May. 11, 2019

Mary B. Galvin Recital Hall / Bienen Music Hall | 70 Arts Circle | Evanston, IL 60208 |  (847) 467-4000
Award-winning artists from around the globe showcase breathtaking artistry in an intimate venue. Varies. Event Type: Live Music.
 
Single Point Race
Now - Jun. 29, 2019

The Hill BMX | 709 Sports Way | Elgin, IL 60123 | (224) 281-2287
Saturday Single Point Racing! Come on out and race The Hill BMX! Food, Family, FUN!!! Free. For more information visit our website. Event Type: Sports.
 
Geneva City-Wide Garage Sale
Apr. 26, 2019 - Apr. 27, 2019

Geneva | All around Geneva | Geneva, IL 60134 | 630-232-6060
Garage salers dream! Over one hundred participants in Geneva open their garages from 8 am-4 pm. Free. For more information visit our website. Event Type: Shopping.
 
Roald Dahl's Matilda The Musical
Apr. 26, 2019 - Jun. 23, 2019

Drury Lane Theatre | 100 Drury Lane | Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60181 | 630.530.0111
Wonder and amazement abound with this award-winning musical. Based on the novel by Roald Dahl, Matilda tells the tale of a precocious 5-year-old girl with special talents. Facing many obstacles caused by her family and school, the book-loving Matilda befriends her teacher and helps the woman to reclaim her life. Tied for the most Olivier Awards ever, including Best New Musical, Matilda went on to win five Tony Awards, including Best Book of a Musical. Varies. For more information visit our website.
 
Arbor Day Celebration
Apr. 27, 2019 - Apr. 27, 2019

Jens Jensen Park | 486 Roger Williams Ave. | Highland Park, IL 60035 | 847.926.1046
More than a dozen local businesses and sustainability organizations will offer activities and projects focused on planting and caring for trees, shrubs, and flowers. On a first come, first serve basis, the City will give away 500 free oak tree seedlings ready for planting while supplies last. The event will also feature live raptor talks and a touch-a-truck exhibit. Free. For more information visit our website. Event Type: Outdoor, Nature.
 
Earth Day Celebration
Apr. 27, 2019 - Apr. 27, 2019

Hawthorne Hill Nature Center | 28 Brookside Drive | Elgin, IL 60123 | 847-531-7007
Bring out the family for live music, kids activities, educational opportunities, earth-friendly crafts, seed planting, nature play and more! Celebrate our planet, help your children learn ways that they can help protect it, and discover a local gem (Hawthorne Hill Nature Center) that offers education programming and over a mile of outdoor trails to explore. Free. For more information visit our website. Event Type: Earth Day.
 
rePercussion
Apr. 27, 2019 - Apr. 27, 2019

Metropolis Performing Arts Centre | 111 W. Campbell St. | Arlington Heights, IL 60005 | 847-577-2121
Remember when you were little and you got into your parent's cooking pans? Well, that's basically what RePercussion did, except they add lights, theatrics, and trashcan lids to the equation. How cool is that? From Goffstown, New Hampshire to the big stage on NBC's America's Got Talent, these young men have certainly come a long way just to perform for you! Tickets $15. For more information visit our website.
 
St Charles Singers: Choral Music of the Victorian Era
Apr. 28, 2019 - Apr. 28, 2019

Baker Memorial United Methodist Church | 307 Cedar Avenue | St Charles, IL 60174
Join us for an exploration into an amazingly creative period in choral music featuring the music of Debussy, Mendelssohn, Stanford, Rheinberger, Delius, and other Victorian era composers.  Most of the music will be a cappella, but some works will be accompanied by Michael Scott Guiliani, our choir’s collaborative pianist. $10-$35. For more information visit our website. Event Type: Concert/Live Music.
 
Howie Mandel Standup Comedy
May. 1, 2019 - May. 1, 2019

Arcada Theatre | 105 E. Main Street | St Charles, IL 60174 | 630.962.7000
Howie Mandel’s versatile career has encompassed virtually all aspects of the entertainment spectrum, including television, film and stage. From his work on the Emmy-Award winning St. Elsewhere to the international animated children’s series Bobby’s World, Howie has become a mainstay of the American comedy scene. Howie hosts the hit show “Deal or No Deal”, has judged on “America’s Got Talent”, and is now returning to the Arcada Theatre with his gut busting comedic act! Show Time: 7:30pm $59-$125. For more information visit our website. Event Type: Theater/Entertainment.
 
Lilac Time Festival
May. 1, 2019 - May. 19, 2019

Lilacia Park | 150 S. Park Avenue | Lombard, IL 60148 | 630.620.7322
The Lombard Park District’s Lilacia Park is an 8.5-acre horticultural showcase featuring 700 lilacs and 25,000 tulips! All ages will enjoy a stroll through the park or one of our many special events. From tastings to tours and concerts to coronation, there is something for everyone during Lilac Time 2019. Free. For more information visit our website.
 
Lotton Art Glass Spring Open House
May. 3, 2019 - May. 4, 2019

Lotton Art Glass Gallery & Studios | 24760 South Country Lane | Crete, IL 60417 | 708-672-1400
Experience the Thrill of watching magnificent works of art being created daily out of hot glass. Meet the famous Lotton family of artists in person. Tour the hot shop and gallery. FREE. For more information visit our website.
 
iFest (International Fest)
May. 4, 2019 - May. 4, 2019

Centre of Elgin | 100 Symphony Way | Elgin, IL 60120 | 847-531-7056
iFest features music and entertainment, ethnic cuisine, children’s activities, a “world market” and cultural arts and crafts Free. For more information visit our website. Event Type: Festival.
 
Kentucky Derby Day at Arlington International
May. 4, 2019 - May. 4, 2019

Arlington International | 2200 W. Euclid Ave. | Arlington Heights, IL 60005 | 847-385-7500
If you can’t be in the Bluegrass State for the Kentucky Derby, Arlington is throwing the biggest Kentucky Derby party in Chicagoland! With special all-inclusive packages, fashion contests, and giveaways, it will be a Derby party like no other. First Post: 1:25pm General Admission: $18 Adult/$6 Youth. For more information visit our website.
 
Red Carpet Corridor
May. 4, 2019 - May. 4, 2019

Route 66 Red Carpet Communities | 13 Communities along Route 66 between Joliet and Towanda, Illinois | (815) 216-9960
It is all about family fun on the most famous road in America - Route 66.  Sponsored by the thirteen communities which make up the 90-mile linear museum from Joliet to Towanda, the  annual festival invites everyone to experience the good life in the slow lane.   Free. For more information visit our website. Event Type: Festival.
 
Art in the Park
May. 4, 2019 - May. 5, 2019

Wilder Park | 175 S. Prospect Avenue | Elmhurst, IL 60126 | 630.834.0202
Join us for this annual free event located right next to Elmhurst Art Museum in Wilder Park. The event, run by RGL Marketing for the Arts, features of a juried show of fine arts, crafts and original creations of over 100 artists, activities for children, musical entertainment, and over 15 food vendors. Free. For more information visit our website.
 
Chicago Pet Show - Oak Lawn
May. 4, 2019 - May. 5, 2019

Oak Lawn Pavillion | 9401 Oak Park Avenue | Oak Lawn, IL 60453 | 630-385-4000
Join the Chicago Pet Shows, for their 9th year in events at the Pavilion in Oak Lawn. Meet up with local rescues and help animals gain their voice. Find out about fostering those in need. While you're there sit for educational talks, awesome demos and shows - with star acts like Magic Mike Didomenico and Jim Nesci's Cold Blooded Creatures. Then before you leave check out fantastic pet related vendors for clothes, treats, toys, and health orientated services. Cost is $7 per adults ages 18-64; Kids free with parent; Seniors 65+ free with id.. For more information visit our website.
 
ESY Concert for the "Common Man"
May. 4, 2019 - May. 5, 2019

Hemmens Cultural Center | 45 Symphony Way | Elgin , IL 60120 | 847-888-0404
Composer Aaron Copland, born in Brooklyn, New York, is known for unique harmonies that created a quintessential American sound and evoke the vast American landscape. $10-$75. For more information visit our website. Event Type: Concert.
 
Swinging Bridges Art Festival
May. 4, 2019 - May. 5, 2019

Pontiac Community Art Center | 209 W. Madison Street | Pontiac, Illinois 61764 | (815) 419-2472
GLCAC presents the first annual Swinging Bridges Art Festival. Join us for great local art on your road trip during Red Carpet on Route 66! Visit pcartcenter.com for vendor information. Free. For more information visit our website. Event Type: Arts/Crafts.
 
Park on Park Cruise Night
May. 8, 2019 - Jun. 12, 2019

Downtown Mundelein | 469 N. Seymour Ave. | Mundelein, IL 60060 | 847.710.4629
Bring the family to enjoy a night of entertainment and view hundreds of classic vehicles. Park On Park feature the best collection of pre -1977 classics In Northern Illinois. Event offers food and music. It attracts over 400 vehicles & more than a 1,000 pedestrian classic car admirers. Park on Park is held the 2nd Wednesday of every month from May through September. Free. For more information visit our website. Event Type: Outdoor, Festivals.
 
Lake Zurich Craft Beer Festival
May. 10, 2019 - May. 11, 2019

Paulus Park | 200 S. Rand Road | Lake Zurich, IL 60047 | 847.438.4151
Make plans to visit picturesque Henry J. Paulus Park on May 10th and 11th to enjoy the spring season with Lake Zurich’s Craft Beer Festival to celebrate unique beer and those who brew it! $39-$50. For more information visit our website. Event Type: Outdoor, Festivals.
 
Morris Day and the Time
May. 11, 2019 - May. 11, 2019

Arcada Theatre | 105 E. Main Street | St Charles, IL 60174 | 630.962.7000
Longtime Prince Collaborator, the eccentric Morris Day, is one of the funkiest performers to hit the stage since the Purple One himself. As the frontman of The Time, the charismatic Day built a serious name for himself in the ‘80s with his peacockish performances, with hit songs: “The Bird”, “Jungle Love”, “Jerk Out”, “Get It Up”… Day has made it clear he is a consummate showman. Show Time: 8pm $39-$79. For more information visit our website. Event Type: Concert/Live Music.
 
44th Annual Mother's Day House Walk
May. 12, 2019 - May. 12, 2019

Evanston History Center at the Charles Gates Dawes House | 225 Greenwood St. | Evanston, | (847) 475-3410
The 44th annual Mother’s Day House Walk, presented by the Evanston History Center features historically and architecturally extraordinary houses through a specific historic district in Evanston.  Through the House Walk, the story of Evanston's rich history of preservation and restoration is told. $40 ($45 day of), Members receive $5 discount regardless of purchase date. For more information visit our website.
 
David Crosby
May. 13, 2019 - May. 13, 2019

Arcada Theatre | 105 E. Main Street | St Charles, IL 60174 | 630.962.7000
Two-time Rock and Roll Hall of Famer and co-founder of the Byrds and Crosby, Stills & Nash, David Crosby is heading out on tour in May and June. Joining him will be five musical friends, collectively and affectionately known as the ‘Sky Trails Band’. James Raymond on keys, Mai Leisz on bass, Steve DiStanislao on drums, Jeff Pevar on guitar and Michelle Willis on keyboards and vocals. Crosby is in the midst of an incredibly creative and powerful period, showcasing his skills as the brilliant songwriter that he is. On this tour, he will be performing some of his best loved songs and greatest hits from right across his illustrious career, alongside material from the Skytrails album, plus a few surprises as well. Show Time: 8pm $59-$99. For more information visit our website. Event Type: Concert/Live Music.
 
Schaumburg Boomers Opening Day
May. 14, 2019 - May. 14, 2019

Schaumburg Boomers | 1999 S. Springinsguth Rd. | Schaumburg, IL 60193 | 847-461-3695
Opening day from Fronteir League Schaumburg Boomers. Fireworks after the game. 6:30pm start time. Starting at $9 per person. For more information visit our website.
 
Taste of Glen Ellyn
May. 16, 2019 - May. 19, 2019

Downtown Glen Ellyn | Downtown Glen Ellyn | Glen Ellyn, IL 60137 | 630.469.0907
The Taste of Glen Ellyn is a Family Event featuring Live Entertainment, A Community Stage, Great Food, Cold Beverages, Carnival Rides, The Craft Fair, and a Business Expo! Free. For more information visit our website.
 
Long Grove's Chocolate Fest
May. 17, 2019 - May. 17, 2019

Historic Downtown Long Grove | 308 Old McHenry Road | Historic Downtown Long Grove, IL 60047 | 847.634.0888
Historic Downtown Long Grove’s quintessential festival kicks off the season each year with three days dedicated to old-world charms, family frills and delicious chocolate. Only at Chocolate Fest do life’s most delectable cravings come together with live music to conjure up a time bygone. $5-$10. For more information visit our website. Event Type: Outdoor, Festivals.
 
The Savannah Sipping Society
May. 17, 2019 - Jun. 9, 2019

Steel Beam Theatre | 111 W. Main Street | St Charles, IL 60174 | 630.587.8521
In this delightful laugh-a-minute comedy, four unique Southern women, all needing to escape the sameness of their day-to-day routines, are drawn together by Fate—and an impromptu happy hour—and decide it’s high time to reclaim the enthusiasm for life they’ve lost through the years.  by Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope and Jamie Wooten, Directed by Bernie Weiler $22-$28. For more information visit our website. Event Type: Theater/Entertainment.
 
Homewood's Rail Fest
May. 18, 2019 - May. 18, 2019

Homewood Flossmoor Park District Auditorium | 2010 Chestnut Road | Homewood, IL 60430 | 708-798-3000
Come out for all things trains at Homewood’s annual Rail Fest. Enjoy train layouts, train memorabilia, food vendors, ride a trackless train, and live music. FREE. For more information visit our website.
 
Chicago Guitar Show
May. 18, 2019 - May. 19, 2019

Odeum Expo Center | 1033 N. Villa Ave. | Villa Park, IL 60181 | 630-941-9292
The Amigos Guitar Shows are America’s oldest, biggest and best consumer guitar events! This is a fun opportunity to talk with other guitar enthusiasts and update your equipment with both new and collectibles! This is a rockin’ event you won’t want to miss! The Amigos Chicago Guitar Show is running in conjunction with the 2019 Rebeats Chicago Drum Show and offers a discount to attend both shows. Adult Admission is $20.00 per day; Children 11 and under are free, if accompanied by an adult.. For more information visit our website.
 
Skokie Festival of Cultures
May. 18, 2019 - May. 19, 2019

Oakton Park | 4701 Oakton St. | Skokie, | (847) 929-7156
Since its inception in 1991, the Skokie Festival of Cultures has become one of the premier ethnic festivals in Illinois, attracting more than a half-a-million visitors and dozens of cultures, all representing Skokie's tremendous diversity. Attendees can take a free 'Tour of the World,' enjoying two days of ethnic folk music and dance, a wide range of food and beer, unique arts and crafts, a merchandise bazaar, and dozens of cultural booths and displays. For more information visit our website.
 
Annual Des Plaines River Canoe and Kayak Marathon
May. 19, 2019 - May. 19, 2019

Oak Springs Canoe Launch | 15562 Oak Springs Road | Libertyville, IL 60048 | 847.604.2445
Paddle for the finish line at the annual Des Plaines River Canoe and Kayak Marathon. The beautiful course runs 18.5 miles on the upper Des Plaines River in northern Illinois. The post race party continues with food, music, awards and story swapping. For more information visit our website. Event Type: Outdoor, Boating.
 
Evenings on the Patio Series: Arboretum Walk
May. 20, 2019 - May. 20, 2019

Hornbaker Gardens Barn | 22937 1140 N. Ave | Princeton, Illinois 61356 | (815) 659-3282
The Hornbakers have been planting trees and shrubs on their 40 acres for over 40 years. Join Rich and Dave for an evening stroll around the grounds while they point out and discuss some of the highlights. Several varieties of Beech trees will be featured, along with many other unusual and standard plants, including conifers. We will finish up on The Barn patio with beer and wine Free, with reservation. For more information visit our website. Event Type: Nature.
 
"Red, White & Bar-B-Q" Barbecue Festival & Competition
May. 24, 2019 - May. 26, 2019

Ty Warner Park | 700 Blackhawk Drive | Westmont, IL 60559 | 630.969.8080
The event features a festival open to the public, as well as one of the largest barbecue cooking contests in Illinois. This all ages festival will have family fun including food, live music and a carnival. Free. For more information visit our website.
 
Prairie Arts Festival
May. 25, 2019 - May. 26, 2019

Robert O. Atcher Municipal Grounds | 101 Schaumburg Ct. | Schaumburg, IL 60193 | 847-895-3600
The village's popular outdoor fine art & fine craft exhibition and sale that features talented artists from around the country, live entertainers, and food truck vendors, returns to the grounds of the Robert O. Atcher Municipal Center, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. Free admission. For more information visit our website.
 
Lisle Memorial Day Parade
May. 27, 2019 - May. 27, 2019

The Village of Lisle | 925 Burlington Ave | Lisle , IL 60532 | 630-769-1000
A VFW-sponsored parade will go through downtown Lisle, ending at the Veteran's Memorial where a memorial flag ceremony honoring veterans is held. A free community picnic follows. For more information visit our website.
 
St Charles Memorial Day Parade
May. 27, 2019 - May. 27, 2019

Downtown St Charles | 6th Street to Riverside Aveune | St Charles, IL 60174 | 630.329.6444
10am. Parade will begin at 6th Street continuing to Riverside Avenue ending at the Freedom Shrine (located along the river, north of the police department). Memorial Service directly after parade behind Municipal Building at the Riverwalk Freedom Shrine. VFW/American Legion Open House 311 North 2nd Street, Unit 109 St. Charles. For all service veterans and their families including active and inactive club members. For additional information, call Mark Powell at 630.329.6444. Free. For more information visit our website. Event Type: Parade/Community Event.
 
Ravinia Summer Festival Series
May. 31, 2019 - Sep. 15, 2019

Ravinia Festival | 418 Sheridan Rd. | Highland Park, | (847) 266-5100
Ravinia is the North America’s oldest and most diverse music festival, presenting over 140 different events every summer, including the annual residency of the nation’s finest, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. Highlights this summer include Lionel Richie, Buddy Guy, Tony Bennett, Counting Crows, Sugarland, T.I., Maxwell, Jennifer Hudson, Ringo Starr, Beach Boys, Chicago and many more amazing acts. For more information visit our website.
 
Chicago Southland Dragon Boat Festival
Jun. 1, 2019 - Jun. 1, 2019

SEPA Station #3 Waterfall and Park | Corner of Fulton and Chatham Streets | Blue Island, IL 60406 | 219-895-0437
The 4th annual Chicago Southland Dragon Boat Festival will take place at the MWRD SEPA Waterfall & Park along the Cal-Sag, June 2, 2018, and includes practices, dragon boat races, music, vendor village featuring the Southland’s best food, craft beer, awards ceremony, and after party. The festival is now open for team and individual registration. Dragon Boating is an incredible way to build team unity, show community pride, and compete against your friends, neighbors, and fellow organizations and companies for the ultimate bragging rights: Dragon Boat Festival Champions. Registration at 7am, races begin at 8am. , $50 for individuals, $1,000 for entire boat (21 people). For more information visit our website.
 
Cosley Zoo Run for the Animals
Jun. 1, 2019 - Jun. 1, 2019

Cosley Zoo | 208 West Union Avenue | Wheaton, IL 60187 | 630.655.5534
Cosley Zoo Run for the Animals 5K/10K and 1/2-Mile Zippity Zoo events are hosted by the Cosley Foundation to raise funds for the animals at Cosley Zoo as well as exhibit development projects, public programs, and conservation projects. The 5K/10K events are CARA certified and the course is USATF certified. Runners and spectators are invited to a Party in the Park after-party following the races. The party will include an awards presentation with awards given to the top overall male and female runners and age-category winners in the 5K & 10K. All 1/2-mile kids’ race participants receive a finisher’s medal. Varies. For more information visit our website.
 
Evanston Made: Artist Studio Tour
Jun. 1, 2019 - Jun. 1, 2019

Locations throughout Evanston | See map for locations | Evanston,
Evanston Made's Annual Artist Studio Tour is a self-guided tour of artist studios and artist events that take place through the month of June.  The Studio Tour takes place Saturday, June 1, 12-5p.m. Maps are available online and in print, and provide access to more than 50 studios. Create your tour by visiting the Evanston Made Group Show on Friday, May 31, 6-9p, and choose which studios to visit. Then hit the road Saturday, visit studios, shop for new art and meet Evanston creatives! For more information visit our website.
 
Joliet Public Library's Star Wars Day
Jun. 1, 2019 - Jun. 1, 2019

Downtown Joliet | 150 N. Ottawa Street | Joliet, Illinois 60432 | (815) 740-2660
Featured authors, artists, vendors and members of fandom organizations from all over the United States to pull off the biggest Star Wars library event in the world. Free. For more information visit our website. Event Type: Festival.
 
Berwyn Cruise Nites
Jun. 4, 2019 - Aug. 6, 2019

Downtown Berwyn | Windsor Avenue between Home and Grove    | Berwyn, Illinois 60402 | (708) 788-8100
Tuesday nights don't have to be a tired routine. Take to the streets of the Depot District for a hopping car show and a variety of nightlife spots to quench your cravings for anything from ice cream to martinis. Cruise Nites offer visitors the opportunity to mingle and learn more about Berwyn's proud classic car culture.  Free. For more information visit our website. Event Type: Carshow.
 
Sheldon Peck: Footsteps of his Life
Jun. 4, 2019 - Aug. 31, 2019

Sheldon Peck Homestead | 355 East Parkside Avenue | Lombard, IL 60148 | 630.629.1885
The Lombard Historical Society will be presenting a unique exhibition of the works of noted folk art portrait painter Sheldon Peck. See more than a dozen original paintings by Peck from 1825-1848 displayed in the home Sheldon Peck built in 1839. This first-ever presentation includes paintings on loan from various collectors and museums from across the country and will be displayed together in the Peck Homestead. The exhibit will include several paintings never shown before in public. Suggested Donation: $8/Person. For more information visit our website.
 
Arbor Evenings: Music & More
Jun. 5, 2019 - Aug. 28, 2019

The Morton Arboretum | 4100 IL Rt. 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, and refreshments surrounded by beautiful trees. There’s no better way to celebrate the leisurely evenings of summer than this! For more information visit our website.
 
STC Live!
Jun. 5, 2019 - Aug. 31, 2019

Downtown St Charles | S. 1st Street  | St Charles, IL 60174 | 630.443.3967
STC Live! provides summer fun in Downtown St. Charles every Wednesday and Friday evening. From June through August 31, enjoy live, free entertainment at a variety of venues. These may include a local jazz combo, an aspiring vocalist, a magician, a dance troop, or an aspiring band. Visit our Facebook page each week for time, locations, and performers. Performances will start at approximately 5pm and may go as late as 8pm, although performers may not perform during that entire duration. Free. For more information visit our website. Event Type: Theater/Entertainment.
 
Concerts in the Park
Jun. 6, 2019 - Aug. 15, 2019

Lincoln Park | 450 W. Main Street at 4th Street | St Charles, IL 60174 | 630.513.6200
Weekly summer concert series free to the public every Thursday June 6-August 15 in Lincoln Park. 7pm. Bring a blanket or lawn chair and enjoy an open-air concert. Food available for purchase. Free. For more information visit our website. Event Type: Concert/Live Music.
 
Adler Planetarium 'Scopes in the City: Plank Road Tap Room
Jun. 7, 2019 - Jun. 7, 2019

Plank Road Tap Room | 39W149 Plank Road | Elgin, IL 60124
Adler astronomers and educators are bringing the museum—and the Universe—a little closer to you! With ‘Scopes in the City, Adler astronomers and staff lead free telescope observing programs in Chicago neighborhoods. Depending on the dates, times and locations of the ‘Scopes in the City events, attendees may be able to observe the Sun, Moon, Jupiter, Saturn, and more! Free. For more information visit our website. Event Type: Astronomy.
 
Homewood's Artisan Street Fair
Jun. 7, 2019 - Jun. 8, 2019

Downtown Homewood | Downtown Homewood Martin Avenue & Ridge Road | Homewood, IL 60430 | 708-798-3000
Homewood’s Artisan Street Fair two day event features unique artisans, activities for all ages, live music, and delicious foods from the Chicagoland area. FREE. For more information visit our website.
 
Ottawa 2 Rivers Wine Fest
Jun. 7, 2019 - Jun. 9, 2019

Downtown Ottawa | 101 W. Main Street | Ottawa, Illinois 61350 | (815) 434-2737
Here you'll have 3 DAYS to enjoy Illinois WINE and local Craft Beer, FRESHLOBSTER and LIVE JAZZ on the lawn. It happens where the 2 rivers meet incharming and historic downtown Ottawa, Illinois. $20-$30. For more information visit our website. Event Type: Festival.
 
Nitro Circus Live
Jun. 8, 2019 - Jun. 8, 2019

SeatGeek Stadium (formerly Toyota Park) | 7000 Harlem Avenue | Bridgeview, IL 60455 | 708-594-7200
After touring the globe in 2018, we’re back with the You Got This Tour, an exciting reinvention of our world-famous live show! This adrenaline-charged event features the best athletes in FMX, BMX, Skate, Scooter and more, including multiple X Games medalists. We’ll attempt record-breaking feats and spectacular stunts for an action-packed show that is fun for fans of all ages. $34-$74. For more information visit our website.
 
Civil War Experience
Jun. 8, 2019 - Jun. 9, 2019

Park | 600 S. State Street | Elgin, IL 60123 | 847-931-6001
The Elgin Civil War Experience will feature live battles, offer spectators the chance to experience living history, see accurate portrayals of soldier encampments and so much more! For more information visit our website. Event Type: Historical Festival.
 
How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying
Jun. 8, 2019 - Jun. 16, 2019

Music Theater Works at Cahn Auditorium | 600 Emerson Street | Evanston, | (847) 920-5360
Music Theater Works presents the Pulitzer Prize-winning satire of 1960s big business' "How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying." Pierrepont Finch climbs the corporate ladder from lowly window washer to high-powered executive ;tackling such dangers as the aggressively compliant company man, the office party, backstabbing coworkers, caffeine addiction and, of course, true love. With the hit songs I Believe in You, The Brotherhood of Man, Grand Old Ivy and Company Way. Age 25 and younger are 1/2 price (suitable for 8 and older). Varies. For more information visit our website.
 
Wonder Woman Run Series
Jun. 9, 2019 - Jun. 9, 2019

Gurnee Mills | 6170 W. Grand Ave. | Gurnee, IL 60031 | NA
Put on your cape and join your fellow superheroes when you run or walk the Inaugural DC Wonder Woman 5K, 10K or Half Marathon! Experience heroic race course entertainment, earn the stunning Inaugural DC Wonder Woman finisher's medal and celebrate with your fellow superheroes at the post-race party! $59-$99. For more information visit our website. Event Type: Outdoor, Running.
 
Oak Brook Polo
Jun. 9, 2019 - Sep. 8, 2019

Oak Brook Polo Grounds | 700 Oak Brook Road | Oak Brook , IL 60523 | 630.368.5095
Founded in 1922 by legendary businessman, Paul Butler, the Oak Brook Polo Club is an American Polo treasure and one of the oldest polo clubs in the United States. Varies. For more information visit our website.
 
Lockport's Old Canal Days
Jun. 13, 2019 - Jun. 16, 2019

Downtown Lockport | 222 E. 9th Street  | Lockport, Illinois 60441 | (815) 838-0549
Celebrate the history of the I&M Canal and the community that grew along side it with entertainment, craft shows, games and a carnival. Free. For more information visit our website. Event Type: Festival.
 
Scottish Festival and Highland Games
Jun. 14, 2019 - Jun. 15, 2019

Hamilton Lakes | Rt. 53 & Thorndale Road | Itasca, IL 60143
The Scottish Festival & Highland Games features an extravaganza of activities and attractions - from the Caber Toss to Highland Dancing to the Dogs of Scotland. This family-friendly event is a chance to explore Scottish culture without buying a plane ticket. Plus, all proceeds benefit the Society, the oldest not-for-profit in Illinois. Varies. For more information visit our website.
 
Summerfest
Jun. 14, 2019 - Jun. 15, 2019

| Ardmore & Park Blvd. | Villa Park, IL 60181 | 630.834.8970
Villa Park Summerfest features food vendors, craft vendors and community groups, beer tent, live music, children's activities, bags tournament, a car show and more. Free. For more information visit our website.
 
Zion's Nostalgia Days
Jun. 14, 2019 - Jun. 15, 2019

Downtown Zion | Sheridan Road | Zion, IL 60099 | 847.746.4056
Nostalgia Days is Lake County's largest and longest running car, truck and motorcycle show. Enjoy the antique and custom car show and cruise, food vendors, kid's activities, DJs, radio stations and fun for all After the car show, stick around for the Midwest's largest Cruize!  Free. For more information visit our website. Event Type: Outdoor, Festivals.
 
Chicago Northwest Family Day
Jun. 15, 2019 - Jun. 15, 2019

Woodfield Mall | 5 Woodfield Rd. | Schaumburg, IL 60173 | 847-490-1010
This one-of-a-kind children’s event (ages 8 and under) lets you pinpoint some of Chicagoland’s best attractions — they’re closer than you think! Best of all — this event is FREE! You and your children will have an opportunity to meet with our attractions and play interactive activities. Time to plan “in your own backyard” things to do this summer! Event times: Noon - 2pm Free admission. For more information visit our website.
 
Drivin' The Dixie
Jun. 15, 2019 - Jun. 15, 2019

Along the Dixie Highway | 2020 Chestnut Road | Homewood, IL 60430 | 708-798-9535
Registered participants follow a tour guide with vintage classic or contemporary vehicles exploring historic Dixie Highway through 12 towns from Blue Island to Momence. $15-$20 per car. For more information visit our website.
 
Swedish Days
Jun. 18, 2019 - Jun. 23, 2019

Geneva | Downtown Geneva | Geneva, IL 60134 | 630-232-6060
Celebrating 70 years, this “Granddaddy” of Illinois festivals features a host of family-friendly activities with live musical entertainment, a carnival, Kids’ Day fun, Grand Parade, Sweden Väst, the state’s largest Music Competition, multi-ethnic food plus great shopping in our historic downtown. Geneva’s train station is located just blocks from the festivities. General admission free; cost for rides. For more information visit our website. Event Type: Festival.
 
Out of Space Concert Series
Jun. 20, 2019 - Jun. 23, 2019

Temperance Beer Co. | 2000 W. Dempster St. | Evanston, | (847) 864-1000
Outdoor concert series at Temperance Beer. June 20: Digable Plaets with Kweku Collins; June 21: Toots & the Maytals; June 22: Liz Phair with Juliana Hatfield; June 23: Yo La Tengo. Varies. For more information visit our website.
 
Winnetka Music Festival
Jun. 21, 2019 - Jun. 22, 2019

Winnetka's Elm Street District | Elm Street between the west and east side of Green Bay Road | Winnetka,
Winnetka Music Festival is a 2-day immersion of high quality music in the Elm Street District.  A strong line-up of amazing bands including children's programming raise this festival above the norm. Food courts and craft beers and wine are spread throughout the festival area. As you listen to the music you'll be able to enjoy a beer or a glass of wine, or stroll the streets of Winnetka listening to street musicians. Winnetka Community House will be the site of a special ticketed VIP area at this year's festival. For more information visit our website.
 
Going Dutch Festival
Jun. 21, 2019 - Jun. 23, 2019

Side Street Studio Arts | Elgin, IL 60120 | (847) 429-2276
Side Street Studio Arts presents the 9th annual Going Dutch Festival - a celebration of the female voice in dance, music, theater, and the visual arts. Join us for three days of exhibitions, workshops, and performances now located in the heart of downtown Elgin at Side Street Studio Arts. $10-$28. For more information visit our website. Event Type: Arts.
 
Craft Beer Festival at The Morton Arboretum
Jun. 22, 2019 - Jun. 22, 2019

The Morton Arboretum | 4100 IL Rt. 53 | Lisle , IL 60532 | 630-968-0074
Toast to the trees with our sixth-annual Craft Beer Festival. Sip on local favorites while enjoying the beautiful surroundings of The Morton Arboretum. Bring a chair or lie down on a blanket to soak in the summer sun. For more information visit our website.
 
Fountain Square Artisan SummerFest
Jun. 22, 2019 - Jun. 23, 2019

Downtown Evanston | Church and Sherman streets | Evanston, | (312) 399-9474
Now celebrating its 40th year, this annual North Shore art happening presents the works of nearly 100 juried artists. Also features food, beer/wines, strolling musicians, and  kids' art activities. $5 donation. For more information visit our website.
 
2019 NASCAR Weekend
Jun. 27, 2019 - Jun. 30, 2019

Chicagoland Speedway | 500 Speedway Blvd | Joliet, Illinois 60433 | (888) 629-7223
Spend the weekend with fellow racing fans watching the ARCA Menards Series, NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series, NASCAR Xfinity Series and ending with the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup series. $45 - $200. For more information visit our website. Event Type: Sports.
 
Glenview Summer Fest
Jun. 29, 2019 - Jun. 29, 2019

Adjacent to Jackman Park | Lehigh Avenue between Glenview Road & Washington Street | Glenview, | (847) 724-0900
Get Ready for live music, cold beer, family fun, lots of shopping, and one Very Tall Guy in Shades! Glenview's annual Summer Fest welcomes families and friends and offers something for everyone - from restaurants to antique cars. Crowd favorites include Hackney's, Scandinavian Ski Shop and Katy Boldt Jewelry, Beer tent as well as the Glenview Fire Department's fire pole, special entertainment, and kid friendly activities. Be there for the fun, the sun, and the shopping! Free. For more information visit our website.
 
Taste of Grayslake Family Picnic & Fireworks
Jun. 29, 2019 - Jun. 29, 2019

Central Park | 250 Library Lane | Grayslake, IL 60030 | 847.223.7529
Come out to Central Park for this wonderful family event! The Taste of Grayslake Family Picnic & Fireworks features live music, local food vendors, beer & wine, kids rides and activities, and fireworks at dusk. Free. For more information visit our website. Event Type: Outdoor, Festivals.
 
Grundy County Fair
Jun. 29, 2019 - Jul. 3, 2019

Grundy County Fair Grounds | 8890 North Illinois Route 47 | Morris, illinois 60450 | (815) 942-5958
For over 100 years the Grundy County Fair has been an annual tradition for family entertainment, racing and agricultural related exibitions. Located at the Grundy County Fairgrounds just north of Morris, Illinois which features the 1/3 mile paved oval Grundy County Speedway the Grundy County Agricultural Fair is the place to be the first week of July Free. For more information visit our website. Event Type: Fair.
 
Wine Tasting at The Morton Arboretum
May. 24, 2029 - May. 24, 2019

The Morton Arboretum | 4100 IL Rt. 53 | Lisle , IL 60532 | 630-968-0074
Enjoy seasonal wines amid beautiful spring blooms at our second annual wine tasting event. For more information visit our website.
 

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