Rotary Club of Palatine presents a festival featuring German food and beverages, authentic music, and activities for all. There are family activities on Saturday afternoon. Visit website for more information.When: 4 p.m.-midnight Sept. 20; noon-midnight Sept. 21; noon-6 p.m. Sept. 22
Event includes a parade at 11 a.m. Saturday, a Chili and BBQ Rib Cook-Off, music, games and entertainment, including a sports cave and a kids' area with petting zoo, games, touch-a-truck, euro bungee and pony and hayrack rides (open 12:30-6 p.m.).When: 5-10 p.m. Sept. 20, 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Sept. 21
The two-day event takes place in the Depot District on
both sides of the Metra tracks between Oak Park and Home
Avenues. The festival includes
an array of international
music, amusement rides, kids' activities,
crafters, vendors, and
a beer garden.
When: 6-11 p.m. Sept. 20, noon-11 p.m. Sept. 21
Celebrate the bounty of the season with crafts, games, nature walks, a falconer show with live birds of prey, pony rides, hayrides, a campfire, live reptiles to touch and see up close, a pumpkin hunt and more. Food will be available for purchase. DWhen: 4-7 p.m.
Discover the mysteries of nocturnal nature and the Harvest moon. Program concludes with marshmallows and a campfire. Children must be accopanied by a registered adult.When: 7-8:30 p.m.
Join family & friends for dessert around the fire while The Grove staff entertains you with a story or songs. Advance registration is required.When: 7-8:30 p.m.
Find the answers to questions about flying squirrels while exploring the outdoors at night in search of the elusive flying squirrels.When: 7-8:30 p.m.
Impress your friends and family with a meal cooked over an open fire. Learn to cook a delicious entrée and a dessert. Recipes will be sent home.When: 6-8 p.m.
Bring stories to life through the recipes featured in both old and new beloved tales. All recipes are provided. Please bring an apron.When: Noon-2 p.m.
In honor of Nickelodeon's Worldwide Day of Play, the Sport Center offers a variety of structured, supervised sports, games and activities, including basketball, volleyball, dodgeball, preschool tot lot, soccer, T-ball, softball and gymnastic obstacle courses. Concessions available for purchase.When: 6-8 p.m.