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Evanston Lakeshore Arts Festival

Evanston, Ill.

FREE  

Festival focuses on high-quality juried artwork in 11 categories. Plus live music, a silent auction, children's craft tent and food booths.

When: 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Aug. 2-3
Cost: Free.

International Clown Week

Forest Park, Ill.

FREE  

Festive remembrance of circus artists past, held in the nation's most well known final resting place for circus artists. Event includes speakers, laying of flowers, circus arts performances,  fun stuff for kids including activities and entertainment, prizes, snacks and refreshments, and many, many clowns. Bring lawn chairs or blankets and a youthful attitude.

 

 

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

La Grange Endless Summerfest

La Grange, Ill.

Celebrate summer at its best with family fun, live music and great entertainment for all ages. Includes rides, entertainment, food vendors, beer garden, music, raffles, games, face-painting, petting zoo, pony rides, and inflatable jumpies. Plus, two nights of fireworks.

When: 4-10:30 p.m. Aug. 1; noon-10:30 p.m. Aug. 2-3
Cost: Check website

Taste of Latin America

Chicago, Ill.

FREE  

Visitors enjoy food from countries including Argentina, Venezuela, Brazil, Mexico and Cuba. Plus, cooking demonstrations, an eclectic world music lineup, kids' activity tent, and arts and crafts.

When: 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Aug. 2-3
Cost: Check website

Wrigleyville Summerfest

Chicago, Ill.

Includes live music, food, drinks and the Kid's Zone, with interactive games, crafts, a bouncy castle and other family-friendly activities.

When: Noon-10 p.m. Aug. 2, noon-9 p.m. Aug. 3
Cost: $5

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

Destination Asia Summer Festival

The Morton Arboretum | Lisle, Ill.

Explore the diverse culture of Asia through live music, dance performances, Asian-inspired fare, and much more. Visitors can participate in a walking tour and discover the beautiful and historic tree collections from China, Japan, and Korea.

When: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Cost: Free with admission

Art in the Garden

The Morton Arboretum | Lisle, Ill.

View live artist demonstrations and start your own nature art collection at mini-workshops throughout the Children’s Garden.

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

Destination Asia Summer Festival

The Morton Arboretum | Lisle, Ill.

Explore the diverse culture of Asia through live music, dance performances, Asian-inspired fare, and much more. Visitors can participate in a walking tour and discover our beautiful and historic tree collections from China, Japan, and Korea.

When: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Cost: Free with admission

Malott Japanese Garden Family Sunday

Chicago Botanic Garden | Glencoe, Ill.

FREE  

Enjoy hands-on activities related to Japanese gardens and culture, and make a take-home project. Different projects and activities are featured each week, including raking miniature dry gardens, trying chopsticks and practicing calligraphy.

When: 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
Cost: Free
 










 
 
 
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