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Highland Park Fourth Fest

Highland Park, Ill.

Enjoy carnival rides, a petting zoo and pony rides, picnic games, live music and food at Highland Park's Fourth Fest.  Fireworks will be held at dusk at Wolter's Field.

When: 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
Cost: Admission is free, wristbands for unlimited rides and games are available an early bird rate of $15.00; price the day of the event will be higher

Lincoln Square Apple Fest

Chicago, Ill.

FREE   CP PICK  

Enjoy all things apple from pies to pizzas, apple themed games for kids in the Kids Zone.

When: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Cost: Free

Nice Mice

The Morton Arboretum | Lisle, Ill.

Hike, listen to stories, and play games in this interactive sensory based class that explores the little world of mice.

When: 9:30-11 a.m. Aug. 4, 12 and 13
Cost: $25, $18 members

Nice Mice

The Morton Arboretum | Lisle, Ill.

Hike, listen to stories, and play games in this interactive sensory based class that explores the little world of mice.

When: 9:30-10:45 a.m. Aug. 5 and 11
Cost: $22, $15 members

Amazing Insects

Lake Katherine Nature Center and Botanic Gardens | Palos Heights, Ill.

Use magnifiers to look closely at grasshoppers, and then hike outside with nets to capture insects and let them go.

When: 1-2 p.m. (grades K-3); 3-4 p.m. (grades 4-5)
Cost: $5

Afternoon Adventures: Kinder House

Des Plaines History Center | Des Plaines, Ill.

Go back in time with the Kinder family on their day to day activities. Tour the house and imagine living in a house that at the time was the most modern one in Des Plaines. Plus, create a stereoscope view from a show box.

When: 1-3 p.m.
Cost: $3, $2 members

Blue Man Group

American Girl Place | Chicago, Ill.

Families (and dolls) can enjoy a 4 p.m. afternoon tea at American Girl Place before attending a performance of Blue Man Group.

When: 1 p.m.
Cost: $70

Back to School Fair

DuPage County Fairgrounds | Wheaton, Ill.

FREE  

A one-stop shop for Health and Human Services serving low-income families with DuPage County. Includes free school suplies, dental and vision screenings, child development and safety information, free books, and social security and insurance information. Plus, balloon art, games and face painting for kids.

When: 11 a.m.-6 p.m.
Cost: Free

Elsa and Anna's Frozen Ball

Prisco Community Center | Aurora, Ill.

Dress to impress and enjoy a buffet meal, royal craft and the very Frozen hairstylings of Avendelle Kingdom.

When: 4:30-6 p.m.
Cost: $45 couple, $20 additional; $30 resident couple, $13 additional resident

Winnetka Fourth Fest

Winnetka Park District | Winnetka, Ill.

FREE  

Winnetka's celebration kicks off with a parade at 10 a.m. followed by family friendly events on the green at 11 a.m. including kids' games and races. The real Fourth Fest begins at 6 p.m. with face painting, bouncy houses, slides and fireworks. Fourth Fest will be located at Duke Childs Field. Events on the green will be located at the Villaga Green.

When: 6 p.m.
Cost: Free
 









 
 
 
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