Submit your events

Flower Fairy Festival

The Morton Arboretum | Lisle, Ill.

Help make fairy furniture, listen to some fairy folklore, and make a fairy wand of your own to take home.

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

Family Summer Camp

The Morton Arboretum | Lisle, Ill.

This family version of camp includes hiking, fishing, a picnic and toasting s'mores over the campfire, all while exploring the favorite spots of the arboretum. A picnic lunch and bait are provided. A fishing pole is required. A state fishing license required if 16 years of age or older.

When: 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Cost: $32, $25 members

Tie-Dye Party in the Park

Hotel Lincoln | Chicago, Ill.


Hotel Lincoln provides the buckets and dyes and guests can bring their own white tees or other items to dye.

When: 10 a.m.-noon
Cost: Free; bring your own t-shirt

Sew the Night Sky with Sarah Alvin

Chicago Children's Museum | Chicago, Ill.

Be a star in the big sky embroidery that will hang in the museum. Join us as we stitch stars in a giant night sky.

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

Bus Tour: Chicago Sports

Chicago History Museum | Chicago, Ill.

Chicago may not be the center of the sports world, but it's definitely the center of sports history and legends, from George Halas to Michael Jordan. Join public historian Josh Eisenberg on a tour of great sports moments, including the 100th anniversary of Wrigley Field.

When: 1-5 p.m.
Cost: $55

Beautiful Baubles: Beading Jewelry

DuPage County Historical Museum | Wheaton, Ill.


Make beaded jewelry, from bracelets and necklaces to barrettes.

When: 1-3 p.m.
Cost: Free

Insect Safari

The Grove | Glenview, Ill.

Search for amazing insects while exploring The Grove's grasses and woodlands. Discover and capture often overlooked wildlife. Hands-on fun includes using sweep nets, collecting jars, magnifiers and I. D. books. Advance registration is required.

When: 10-11:30 a.m.
Cost: $8.75, $7 resident

40th Anniversary Community Open House

Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio | Oak Park, Ill.


Enjoy free tours and refreshments, try your hand at the Froebel Blocks that influenced Wright, and pose for pictures with Frank.

When: 5-8 p.m.
Cost: Free

Silk & Steel

North Shore Center for the Performing Arts | Skokie, Ill.

Aerial Dance Chicago will present a shared concert with Elements Contemporary Ballet.



When: 7 p.m.
Cost: $26-$46

The Mariachi Divas

Ravinia Festival | Highland Park, Ill.

Part of the Kraft Kids Concert series. Park opens at 11 a.m.

When: 1 p.m.
Cost: $10 lawn, $5 park

Copyright 2015 Wednesday Journal Inc. All rights reserved. Chicago web development by liQuidprint