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What's on tap at suburban festivals today

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  • The Northwest Fourth Fest continues today at the Sears Centre Arena in Hoffman Estates.

      The Northwest Fourth Fest continues today at the Sears Centre Arena in Hoffman Estates.
    Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer


If you haven't gotten your fill of festivals yet over this long holiday weekend, there's still time. Festivals continue to fill the suburbs today. Here's a look at what's happening Sunday:

Arlington Heights Frontier Days

Now through Sunday, at Recreation Park, 500 E. Miner St. Carnival, three stages of live entertainment, games, competitions, dog Frisbee, arts & crafts show, food and drink sales. Hours: noon-10 p.m. Sunday. Main stage acts: American English, 7:30 p.m. Sunday. Arts & Crafts Marketplace, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday. Shuttle buses run continuously from downtown Arlington Hts. to fest grounds. Free admission.; (847) 577-8572.

Bartlett Fourth of July Festival

Through Sunday, Apple Orchard Park, 700 S. Bartlett Road, at Stearns and South Bartlett roads. Carnival, live music, turtles races, games, Bingo, children's entertainment, more. Hours: 3-8 p.m. Sunday. Main stage: Modern Day Romeos, 5:30 p.m. Sunday. Free admission.

Mt. Prospect Lions Village Festival

75th annual event,through Sunday,Melas Park, Busse and Central roads. Carnival rides, food court, live music, beer garden, children's games, daily raffles, more. Hours: 1-11 p.m. Sunday. Main Stage: Hi Infidelity, 8:30-10:30 p.m. Sunday (break for fireworks 9:30-10 p.m.). Family Day is Sunday. Free admission. (847) 870-6622;;

Northwest Fourth-Fest

Through Sunday, grounds of the Sears Centre Arena, 5333 Prairie Stone Parkway, Hoffman Estates (just off I-90). Carnival, Bingo, games, food and drink sales, live music, more. Hours: noon-10 p.m. Sunday. Village Arts & Crafts Fair, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday. Sunday's main stage: Libido Funk Circus, 7:30 p.m. Free admission.

Palatine Jaycees Hometown Fest

Through Sunday, at Community Park, Palatine Road and Northwest Highway. Live entertainment, carnival, games, activities, Arts & Crafts Fair/Business & Charity Expo, food and drink sales. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday. Arts & Crafts Expo, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday. Free admission.

Other top suburban festivals

Lisle's Eyes to the Skies Festival, Community Park, 1825 Short St., Lisle: noon to 11 p.m. Sunday, July 7, carnival only. Carnival, hot air balloon rides, craft fair, entertainment. (630) 964-3410 or

Mundelein Community Days, Kracklauer Park, the Santa Maria del Popolo Church meadow, and other locations throughout Mundelein: 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday, July 7. Schedule includes pageants, carnival, games, music and more. Free, but carnival rides require ticket purchase. (847) 949-3200 or

Naperville Exchange Club Ribfest, Knoch Park, West Street and Martin Avenue, Naperville: Noon to 10 p.m. through Sunday. Bands, carnival rides, ribs, family fun area. Lynyrd Skynyrd performs on Sunday. Admission: $15 gate, $12 online; free ages 11 and younger. Extra charge for family fun area and carnival. Visit

Lakeside Festival, Lakeside Legacy Arts Park, 401 Country Club Road, Crystal Lake: noon to 10 p.m. Sunday. The 34th annual festival features carnival rides, Taste by the Lake, children's events, historic tours and more. Parade at 1 p.m. and fireworks at dusk Sunday. Admission fees apply. (815) 455-8000 or

July Fourth Fest at Six Flags Great America, at I-94 and Grand Avenue, Gurnee: Runs through Sunday. Live entertainment, food and more. Regular park admission fees apply. Visit

Chicago Botanic Garden Art Fest, Chicago Botanic Garden, 1000 Lake-Cook Road, Glencoe: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. See works of juried artists, working with botanic themes. Interactive art demos and booth chats. Free admission; parking $25 per car or free for Chicago Botanic Garden members. (847) 835-5440 or

Windy City Ribfest, Lawrence and Broadway streets, Chicago: noon to 9 p.m. Sunday, July 7. Live music, arts and crafts, kids' activities, and many types of rib slabs from local and national rib vendors. $5. (773) 868-3010 or

Fountain Square Art Festival, at Sherman and Church streets, Evanston: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday. The oldest fine arts fair on Chicago's North Shore features the works of more than 200 juried artists. $5. (773) 868-3010 or

Bristol Renaissance Faire, 12550 120th Ave., Kenosha: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, plus Labor Day, through Sept. 2. Travel back to 1574 for 16th-century games, rides, food, arts and crafts and more. Features hundreds of costumed re-enactors. Admission is $19.95 for adults; $9.50 for kids ages 5-12; free for kids 4 and younger. (847) 395-7773 or

Red, White and Blue Ice Cream Social, Community Protestant Church, 418 N. Prairie Ave., Mundelein: 1:30 p.m. Sunday, July 7. View the Mundelein Days parade and enjoy ice cream and cookies on the church lawn. Bring lawn chairs or blankets for seating. Free. (847) 566-4000 or

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