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Des Plaines Summer Fling

Des Plaines, Ill.


Features music, food, kids' activities, and arts and craft vendors.

When: 6-11 p.m. June 27, 2-11 p.m. June 28
Cost: Free

Highwood's Taste of Summer

Highwood Days | Highwood, Ill.

Family festival that brings together restaurants, live music, full bar, family activities, and carnival rides and games.

When: 5-11:30 p.m. June 27; 1-11:30 p.m. June 28; 1-9 p.m. June 29
Cost: $20

Taste of Greece on LaSalle Street

Chicago, Ill.

Includes traditional Greek food, beer, wine, ouzo, soft drinks, Greek pastries, live Greek music by the John Linardakis Band, Greek dancing, children's games, souvenir shop, and tours of the Cathedral.

When: 4-11 p.m. June 27; noon-11 p.m. June 28-29
Cost: $2

Taste of Joliet

Joliet, Ill.

Three day festival featuring live music, carnival, food vendors and kid zone.  This year's headliners are Sammy Hagar, Thompson Square, Brett Eldredge, Eric Paslay and Dan + Shay.

When: Visit website for schedule of events
Cost: Visit website for admission prices.

Highwood Days with Taste of Summer

Highwood, Ill.


Three days of carnival-style family fun in beautiful Everts Park, featuring great tastes of the North Shore, live music, a beer garden, and plenty of new and exciting carnival rides for all ages.

When: 5-11:30 p.m. June 27; 1-11:30 p.m. June 28; 1-9 p.m. June 29
Cost: Free

McAninch Arts Center – College of DuPage presents The Troll Booth!

DuPage Children's Museum | Naperville, Ill.

The Troll Booth!, a script inspired by improvisation, where the Three Billy Goats Gruff collide with Goldie, the Three Bears, and the Three Little Pigs. For the entire family, actors encourage everyone to participate resulting in a lively ‘no-shushing’ experience.

When: 10 a.m.
Cost: Free with admission

Military Science: Rockets

Cantigny Park | Wheaton, Ill.

Kids learn about military rockets in a fun and safe environment. Experiment with basic principles of rocketry and launch different types of rockets. All students take home an Estes rocket.

When: 12:30-2:30 p.m.
Cost: $15, free parking


Discovery Center Museum | Rockford, Ill.

Investigate ingredients, make some dough, add to the giant pizza art piece and take the pizza delivery challenge.

When: 11 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
Cost: Free with admission

Celebrate Pets!

American Girl Place | Chicago, Ill.

Girls enjoy a delicious meal and fun activities that celebrate pets-including a color-in bandanna craft that shows off her American Girl pet's one-of-a-kind style. Plus, take home a special book and a set of Crayola Fabric Markers. Reservations required.

When: 7:30-8:30 p.m.
Cost: $30

Kids Nite Out

The Kids Table | Chicago, Ill.

Kids make their own dinner and enjoy a post-meal activity such as a food-themed craft, games, yoga or a movie. June 7, 13, 21 and 28.

When: 6-9 p.m.
Cost: $40

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