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Swedish Days Festival presented by Northwestern Medicine

Swedish Days Festival supported by Northwestern Medicine | Geneva , Ill.


Geneva celebrates its Swedish heritage with a festival featuring American and Swedish food including a 5K race, a craft beer tent, a carnival, Kids' day, "Geneva's Got Talent" and Sweden Väst, musical entertainment and the Grand Parade.

When: Visit website for schedule of events.
Cost: Free. Fee for some activities and carnival.

Gold Coast Greek Fest

Chicago, Ill.


Features live music and dancing, tours of the Cathedral, authentic Greek food and pastries, beer, wine and more. Valet parking will be available.

When: 5-11 p.m. June 23; noon-11 p.m. June 24-25
Cost: Free


Trailside Museum of Natural History | River Forest, Ill.


Learn what makes insects special, and go on safari to catch some insects with sweep nets.

When: 1-2:30 p.m.
Cost: Free

Electric Bike Expo

Lincolnwood Town Center | Lincolnwood, Ill.


Families can test ride more than 120 different models of the latest electric assist bikes on a test track. Plus, attend some great educational sessions on safe cycling provided by Trek Bicycles and the local community cycling coalitions.

When: 3-7 p.m. June 23; 9 a.m.-6 p.m. June 24; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. June 25
Cost: Free

Chicago SummerDance

Chicago, Ill.


Free one-hour ance lessons by professional instructors and two hours of live music and dancing are presented as a part of the largest annual outdoor dancing series in the U.S. Swing, waltz, cha-cha…or simply enjoy the music.

When: 6-7 p.m. dance lessons, 7:30-9:30 p.m. live music and dancing Friday-Saturday; 4-5 p.m. dance lessons, 5-7 p.m. live music and dancing Sunday. June 24-Sept. 11, 2016.
Cost: Free

Family Fun Festival

Chicago, Ill.


Families are invited to join the fun all summer long with activities, including music and arts and crafts, for kids of all ages.

Cost: Free

Long Grove Strawberry Fest

Long Grove, Ill.


Three days committed to all things strawberry. In addition to three stages of live entertainment programmed by Ravenswood Special Events, includes the renowned Kid Zone, with timeless fun like water balloon toss, flower crown arts, ballroom dancing, and junior knight training.

When: 11 a.m.-11 p.m. June 23; 10 a.m.-10 p.m. June 24-25
Cost: $5 (free 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Friday); free kids 12 and under

SJC Fest

Western Springs, Ill.


Features carnival rides, midway games, food from area restaurants, a bake sale, face painting, live music and entertainment and more.

When: June 22-25; see website for schedule
Cost: Free; food and rides cost extra

The Art Center's Festival of Fine Craft

The Art Center's Festival of Fine Art | Downtown Highland Park, Ill.


This revamped festival showcases original works from 125 juried artists and offers activities for children and families, as well as live entertainment and tasty festival treats. Stroller friendly.

When: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. June 25-26
Cost: Free; suggested donation

Family Drop-In Activities in the Cove

Chicago Botanic Garden | Glencoe, Ill.


Explore the plants and animals in aquatic habitats and learn what kinds of animals depend on ponds and lakes. Splash in the water table, use scientific tools to examine macroinvertebrates or find out how a tadpole turns into a frog. Activities vary from week to week.

When: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Wednesdays and weekends
Cost: Free; Parking fee applies, check website
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