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Civil War Days

Wauconda, Ill.

See large scale battle reenactments, explore camps and shops and meet various characters.

When: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. July 12, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. July 13
Cost: $10, $5 kids 4-17. Includes museum admission and parking

Dip and Drip

Fel-Pro RRR | Cary, Ill.

Find out who lives in the pond and creek. Using dip nets, catch and release aquatic creatures. All equipment is provided. Wear clothes that can get wet and dirty.

When: 1:30-3:30 p.m.
Cost: $5, free resident

Fishing Derby

Gurnee Park District | Gurnee, Ill.


Prizes will be awarded for the most fish caught, biggest fish and smallest catch. Bait will be provided. Bring your own fishing pole; only a limited number of poles will be available.

When: 8:30-11 a.m.
Cost: Free

Buffalo Grove Fine Arts Festival

Buffalo Grove, Ill.


Festival features works from more than 160 artists, including youth art division and special needs division, and kids' art activities.

When: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. July 12-13
Cost: Free

Family Summer Camp

Bass Pro Shop Gurnee | Gurnee, Ill.


The entire family will enjoy learning the basics of camping, fishing, archery and hunting. Other workshops include kayaking, water and travel safety, backyard adventures, and bird watching. All workshops are approximately 20 minutes in length and kids will get a free lanyard and then earn a free, collectible pin for every workshop completed (while supplies last).


Cost: Free

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