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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

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

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

Art in the Park

Northbrook Park District | Northbrook, Ill.

FREE  

Enjoy high-quality artwork of more than 70 artists from across the country, plus live music, children’s activities, a young artists’ exhibit and a food and beverage area. http://www.northbrookarts.org/aitp.php

When: Check website
Cost: Free

Fishing Derby

Gurnee Park District | Gurnee, Ill.

FREE  

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

The Two Gentlemen of Verona

Ravenswood Manor Park | Chicago, Ill.

FREE  

Set against the backdrop of the 1896 Yukon Gold Rush, The Two Gentlemen of Verona features prospectors, saloon gals, and outlaws. Follow this zany troupe as they travel from Verona to Yukon to seek their fortune and find love. This family-friendly, 90-minute version of The Two Gentlemen of Verona is a great introduction to Shakespeare as well as a new take on a classic comedy. Patrons are encouraged to bring picnics, blankets and/or chairs to this outdoor production. For more information, visit www.spectralia.org.

When: 5 p.m.
Cost: Free; donations appreciated

Magic by Randy

Liberty Bank | Chicago, Ill.

FREE  

Bring the family out for a magic show with music, storytelling, comedy and more.

When: 11 a.m.-noon
Cost: Free

Paws, Claws and More!

Morton Grove Public Library | Morton Grove, Ill.

FREE  

Visit with exotic live animal friends from all parts of the world and learn about what they eat and how they live in the wild.

When: 2-3 p.m.
Cost: Free

Where's Waldo? Neighborhood-Wide Scavenger Hunt

Women and Children First | Chicago, Ill.

FREE  

Beginning July 1, children can stop by for a list of participating stores, which each have a 6" Waldo figurine hidden somewhere on the premises. When the child finds him, that business's staff will give the child a card that says "I found Waldo at _____." Bring all the cards back for chances to win prizes.

Cost: Free
 







 
 
 
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