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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

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

Wiggling Water

The Morton Arboretum | Lisle, Ill.

Use microscopes to discover all of the magnificent microscopic creatures that call Wonder Pond home.

When: 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
Cost: Free with admission

Family Canoe Trip

Emily Oaks Nature Center | Skokie, Ill.

Canoes can hold up to two adults and two children at least 6 years or older. Children must be closely supervised by an adult. Lunch, transportation, and all canoe equipment will be provided. Life jackets will be supplied and must be worn for your safety.

When: 8 a.m.-3 p.m.
Cost: $30, $24 resident

Farm to Food at the Lincoln Park Zoo

Lincoln Park Zoo | Chicago, Ill.


Includes interactive games and activities about pigs and soybeans in the main entrance and the Farm-in-the-Zoo area. Children will receive a special map to solve a “farm to food” puzzle and there are plenty of prizes and pork samples for all.

When: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Cost: Free

The Buzz on Pollinators

Mayslake Peabody Estate | Oak Brook, Ill.


Learn about native pollinators, meet a beekeeper and find ways to be pollinator friendly with hikes, crafts and activities.

When: 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Cost: Free

Perchin' at the Pier

Navy Pier | Chicago, Ill.


Catch Yellow Perch and engage in some friendly competition at this all-ages event. Participants must register to enter the competition and will receive a voucher for $5 parking at the Navy Pier garages and a free raffle ticket.  There will be a limited amount of rods and reels for the public to borrow, however participants are encouraged to bring their own. Prizes will be awarded for biggest creel and biggest lake perch. A valid fishing license is required for participants 16 years and older.

When: 7-11 a.m.
Cost: Free

Free Kids Concert: Macaroni Soup!

Cantigny Park | Wheaton, Ill.


Kids, parents and grandparents alike will love singing and dancing to this award-winning group's music. Lawn seating; chairs and blankets welcome.

When: 2 p.m.
Cost: Free; $5 parking


Elk Grove Historical Museum | Elk Grove Village, Ill.


Interact with a variety of WWII reenactors to learn about military and civilian life. Explore the impact that the war had on an international, national, and local scale.

When: 1-5 p.m.
Cost: Free

Let’s Move, We Choose Healthy Bodies

Discovery Center Museum | Rockford, Ill.

Kids have a ball with activities promoting fitness and nutrition while adults have fun too. Help us break the Guinness Book of World Records for the most people participating in Zumba at one time (participants get discounted admission to Discovery Center and can be among the first to try the new exhibits in the Body Shop).

When: 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
Cost: $8, free members

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