JULY Chicago Botanic Garden Art Festival – 6/30-7/2. Showcase of 95 unique artists overlooking 385 “acres of majesty.” 847-835-5440. Arlington Heights Frontier Days Festival – 6/30-7/4. Live music, carnival, parade, family activities, 3v3 Soccer, Stampede Run, arts and crafts marketplace, food. Arlington Heights. frontierdays.org Mount Prospect Lions Club 78th Annual Village Festival – 6/30-7/4. Fireworks, Carnival, Live Music, Beer, Food, Car Show. Melas Park, Mt. Prospect. mplions.org. Naperville Ribfest – 6/30-7/3. Large festival with top food vendors, rib contest, topnotch entertainment, carnival rides, games, fireworks on the 4th. Noon-10 PM Knoch Park, Naperville. ribfest.net. July/August 2017
Lisle Eyes to the Skies Festival – 6/30-7/2. Daily launches of hot air balloons and balloon glows, carnival, children’s area, craft fair, live music, nightly fireworks, food. 630-541-6095. Morton Grove Days – 6/30-7/4. Parade, carnival, food court, entertainment, and fireworks on the 4th. American Legion Memorial Civic Center, Morton Grove. mortongrovedays.org. Palatine Jaycees Hometown Fest – 6/30-7/4. Parade, entertainment, food, family day activities, arts and crafts. Palatine. 847-604-0288. Taste of Oak Brook – 7/3. Features cuisine from Oak Brook restaurants, live bands, petting zoo and fireworks display. 4 PM. Oak Brook. 630-368-5005f Bensenville LibertyFest – 7/4. Parade, entertainment, food, beer tent, fireworks. Bensenville. 630-766-8888. Palos Hills Friendship Festival – 7/6-9. Food, petting zoo, carnival rides, bingo, live music, car show. Palos Hills. 708-598-3400. Rockin’ Ribfest – 7/6-9. BBQ cook-off, live music, car show. Lake in the Hills. 847-742-3378. Millennium Art Festival – 7/7-9. Artwork, live performances. Michigan Ave., Chicago. suburban family | subfam.com
847-926-4330. Barrington Brew Fest – 7/8. 50+ brewers, entertainment 3-7 PM FBfood, LIKEand fill 12.16:Layout 1 Barrington. 12/14/16 847-381-5030.
It’s summertime and Chicagoland’s fairs and festivals are under way! Enjoy local community celebrations with a variety of entertainment, food, live music and craft fairs this season. The area’s premiere summertime events can be found in this issue. Be sure to look for the Sept./Oct. issue of Suburban family for the area’s best fall festivals.
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Bristol Renaissance Faire – 7/8- 9/4. Unique medieval fair. Jousting, sword swallowing, magic. 16th century dances, crafts and music too. 10 AM-7 PM Sat. and Sun. Kenosha, WI. 847-395-7773. Frankfort Bluegrass Festival – 7/8-9. Concerts by top national and local bluegrass bands, workshops, food and kids’ activities. Frankfort. 815-469-6321. Glendale Heights Fest – 7/12-16. Live music, carnival rides, line dancing, food and kids’ activities. Glendale Heights. 630-909-5305. out & about 21