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Windmill City Festival

Batavia, Ill.

FREE  

Featuring carnival, entertainment, music and demonstrations.

When: July 10-13. Visit website for schedule of events
Cost: Free

Winfield Criterium

Winfield, Ill.

FREE  

This competitive bike race attracts locals, national and international pro-ranked cyclists and offers spectators an opportunity to experience championship-style bike racing. Food, drink and entertainment for racers, spectators, and visitors.

When: 11:30 a.m.-9 p.m.
Cost: Free

Sense-ational Summer

Lincoln Marsh Natural Area | Wheaton, Ill.

Embark on an adventure of the senses as you explore Lincoln Marsh.

When: 9-10 a.m.
Cost: $9.50, $7.50 resident

Walk with Dragons and Damsels

Trailside Museum of Natural History | River Forest, Ill.

FREE  

Learn to identify dragonflies and damselflies by color and behaviors. Bring binoculars; a limited amount of binoculars are available to borrow.

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

Red Oaks Vintage Base Ball Festival

Cantigny Park | Wheaton, Ill.

Enjoy “America’s Pastime” as it was played during Civil War times under the rules of 1858. The home club Cantigny Red Oaks and DuPage County Plowboys welcome the Oregon Ganymedes and Creston Regulators back to Cantigny.

When: Noon
Cost: Free, $5 parking

Curious George Visits

DuPage County Historical Museum | Wheaton, Ill.

FREE  

Make a Curious George craft and have a chance to purchase two of George's favorite reads, Curious George Takes the Train or Curious George Visits the Library. Book proceeds benefit the DuPage County Historical Museum.

When: 1:30-3:30 p.m.
Cost: Free; donations welcome

Geocaching 101

Lizzadro Museum of Lapidary Art | Elmhurst, Ill.

Experience an outdoor treasure hunting game using GPS-enabled devices. Participants learn to navigate to a specific set of GPS coordinates to find the geocache (container) with a riddle and coordinates to their next clue. The group that obtains all the geocaches wins a prize.

When: 10 a.m.-noon
Cost: $10, $8 members

Junior Tour de Naperville

Naperville Park District | Naperville, Ill.

Ride bikes, tricycles and big wheels on a path that is 1.246 miles long. Each child receives a yellow T-shirt and there will be "SAG stops (support and gear)" for snacks and drinks.

When: 9-11 a.m.
Cost: $24, $16 resident

Tree House Tales

Morton Arboretum | Lisle, Ill.

Enter a tree house village filled with adventure and imagination. Play, make believe, and become part of the trees' ever-changing tale. The exhibition is comprised of six fun-filled, educational tree houses, aimed at kids 2-10.

When: 7 a.m.-sunset
Cost: Free with admission

Play with the Sea Life

Wonder Works | Oak Park, Ill.

The Wonder Works exhibits are populated with a wide variety of pretend sea life that can be part of your child's play. Search for the plastic fish or whales in the Great Outdoors, adopt a farm animal under the life-sized cow, build a zoo for the plastic mammals in Build It, or identify the plush birds in the orchard. New creatures are rotated in every month.

When: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Cost: Included with museum admission
 







 
 
 
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