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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

Radio Disney Live Presents Olivia Holt

Taste of Joliet | Joliet, Ill.

Radio Disney Chicago hosts Radio Disney LIVE! Win, Lose or Draw featuring Olivia Holt from Disney Channel's I Didn't Do It. Families also have the opportunity to participate in the DOLE Fruit Squish'ems soccer shoot out and enjoy the different flavors of Squish'ems squeezable fruit pouches. At 1 p.m., there is an Olivia Holt meet-and-greet.

When: 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m.
Cost: Free with fest admission

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

What Does the Fox Say?

Trailside Museum of Natural History | River Forest, Ill.


Discover what the fox really says, and visit with a resident fox.

When: 1-2 p.m.
Cost: Free

Concert in the Park

Pottawatomie Park | St. Charles, Ill.



The Fox Valley Academy and Philharmonic will perform uniquely American music on its “Concert in the Park” performance Sunday, June 29th at 4:30pm at Pottawatomie Park in St. Charles.
The Philharmonic will perform classical favorites. The Academy ensembles will also offer the audience the opportunity to sing-along to musical favorites from Broadway musicals as well as patriotic pieces in honor of the Independence Day holiday. Additionally, the concert includes popular tunes by Irving Berlin and Charles Ives. Alongside American composers, “Tchaikovsky’s music often captures the spirit of independence. Tchaikovsky’s “1812 Overture” embodies the struggle of freedom from oppression,” noted Fox Valley Philharmonic Music Director, Maryann Flock. “Tchaikovsky’s music is always a fitting celebration of our country’s independence.”
The program will conclude with the traditional playing of John Philip Sousa’s “Stars and Stripes Forever” conducted by the city of St. Charles’ Honorable Mayor Raymond Rogina. Mayor Rogina welcomes the Academy of Music Performance and the Philharmonic to the Fox Valley area as they present a spectacular summer concert.
The concert at Pottawatomie Park is free and open to the public and is located at 8 North Avenue in St. Charles. There is plenty of open space to bring lawn chairs or a blanket. With a concert time of 4:30pm, the Academy and Philharmonic invite the audience to bring a picnic dinner or use the concessions available at Pottawatomie Park. This concert is made possible through a grant from the Illinois Arts Council, a state agency.  For more information call 630-476-9072, or visit us online at

The Fox Valley Academy and Philharmonic will perform American music June 29th at 4:30 p.m. at Pottawatomie Park in St. Charles. The Philharmonic will perform classical favorites. The Academy ensembles will also offer the audience the opportunity to sing-along to musical favorites from Broadway musicals as well as patriotic pieces in honor of the Independence Day holiday. For more information call (630) 476-9072, or online at


When: 4:30 p.m.
Cost: Free

Happy Birthday Martin Mitchell Mansion

Naper Settlement | Naperville, Ill.

Enjoy a mini-cupcake with ice cream, take a tour and play games to celebrate the 130th anniversary of the mansion.

When: 1-4 p.m.
Cost: Free with admission

Move It Movement Tour

Joliet Slammers | Joliet, Ill.


Features multiple activity and learning stations, incorporating core partner organizations as Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA), NBA/WNBA FIT & NBA Hoop Troop, NFL PLAY 60 and The PGA of America. Includes obstacles course, basketball, golf and football activities, nutrition tips and chill zone.

When: Noon-4 p.m.
Cost: Free

CPR Certification Class

Chicago Swim School | Arlington Heights, Ill.

CPR certification class is taught by an American Heart Association Heartsaver instructor. Participants receive two-year certification for adult and child CPR and AED use.

When: 4:30-7:30 p.m.
Cost: $25

Independence Day Concert

The Moody Church | Chicago, Ill.


Choir and orchestra to perform classic anthems and marches inspired by American heritage followed by special tribute to local veterans/active service members. Concert followed by free indoor/outdoor ice cream concessions, balloons for kids, and opportunities to meet veterans.


When: 3 p.m.
Cost: Free

Fanatics Authentic Sports Spectacular

Donald E. Stephens Convention Center | Rosemont, Ill.

Features autograph sessions, photo opportunities and meet-and-greets with more than 50 sports superstars. Fans can also enjoy opportunities to see and purchase rare and collectible memorabilia from more than 200 vendors. Appearances and autograph opportunities include: A salute to Wrigley’s 100th anniversary featuring more than 25 former Chicago Cubs; baseball greats and fan favorites, including former Chicago White Sox; and Hall of Famers Greg Maddux, Tony La Russa, Rod Carew and Robin Yount; football’s biggest names, including Chicago Bears Jared Allen, Kyle Fuller and Kyle Long; superstars Cam Newton, Tim Brown, Bo Jackson, Eddie Lacy and Percy Harvin; and rookies Blake Bortles, Michael Sam and Aaron Donald;basketball and hockey stars, including former Chicago Bull Dennis Rodman, San Antonio Spur Tony Parker, Utah Jazz Trey Burke, and former Detroit Red Wings Darren McCarty and Dino Ciccarelli.

When: 4:30-9 p.m. June 27; 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. June 28; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 29
Cost: $10, $5 kids 10 and under, free kids 3 and under
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