Festivals June 4-10: Naperville Soulfest, Elgin's Going Dutch Fest and more
Aurora First Fridays: 5-9 p.m. Friday, June 4, at various locations in Aurora. June's First Fridays events also celebrate Pride Month. Paramount School of the Arts, 20 S. Stolp Ave., will present Paramount Pride with LGBTIA+ artists and vendors including Culture Stock, Hector Ortiz jewelry and Tarot Card readings from Annie Hex. Guided school tours will be available. Free Pride WERQ fitness classes will be offered from 6-7 p.m. in front of North Island Center, 8 E. Galena Blvd. Santori Public Library, 101 S. River St., will offer Pride Storytime with Miss Andrea at 6 p.m. and Maevis Jazz Trio until 8:30 p.m. Visitors can make a pride button and view the 2020 Aurora Pride Drive Photo Exhibit from 6-9 p.m. Happy Thoughts Suicide Awareness Outreach of Illinois, 31 W. Downer Place, Suite. 212, will offer candles for sale and showcase the Pride Project from 4-8 p.m. Food trucks will be at Water Street Square from 5-9 p.m. auroradowntown.org.
Dundee Concerts in the Park: 7-8:30 p.m. Friday, June 4, at Carpenter Park, 275 Maple Ave., Carpentersville. Flat Cats will perform. Food and drinks will be sold by the Dundee Township Lions Club. All proceeds will benefit the community. Free. www.wdundee.org.
Wheeling Summer Entertainment Series: 7 p.m. Friday, June 4, at Heritage Park, 109 Community Blvd., Wheeling. Boy Band Night features a tribute to Backstreet Boys, *NSYNC, New Kids on the Block, Boys II Men, One Direction and more in the Performance Pavilion. Bring a blanket or lawn chair. Free. www.wheelingparkdistrict.com.
Brothers' Field Outdoor Movie Night: 8:30 p.m. Friday, June 4, at Brothers' Field, 344 Old McHenry Road, Long Grove. Watch "Ice Age" on a 40-foot outdoor movie screen. $25. www.brothersfieldlonggrove.com.
11th Annual Going Dutch Festival: Various times June 4-13, virtually and around downtown Elgin. A celebration of the female voice in dance, music, theater and the visual arts, produced by Side Street Studio Arts, 15 Ziegler Court, Elgin. Features outdoor performances, interactive workshops and a visual art exhibition available online and in person. Festival passes cost $15 and grant admission to all events. For tickets and a schedule, visit www.sidestreetstudioarts.org/goingdutch.
Aurora Arts Weekend: Various times Friday and Saturday, June 4-5, in downtown Aurora. First Fridays features art, music and activities for all ages at more than two dozen downtown locations. Fox River Arts Ramble features eight locations open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. Free admission. For maps and details, visit auroradowntown.org.
Lincolnshire Art Festival: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, June 5-6, at 100 Village Green, Lincolnshire. More than 80 juried artists will be selling their creations. Free admission. amdurproductions.com/event/2021-lincolnshire-art-festival/.
Naperville Soulfest: 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, June 5, at Naper Settlement, 523 S. Webster St., Naperville. Outdoor bazaar featuring food and artisan vendors, live music performances by local jazz, R&B, gospel, reggae and house artists on the main stage, dancing, a youth zone and a beverage pavilion. Representatives from local health, education and social service organizations will be on hand. $5-$125. www.eventbrite.com.
Vintage Auto Fest: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, June 5, at Stacy's Historic Corners, 800 N. Main St., Glen Ellyn. Glen Ellyn Historical Society's seventh annual event will be a smaller, modified version of the annual event. Features vintage vehicles on display between Stacy's Tavern Museum and the Glen Ellyn History Center. Enjoy lunch by Heavenly Hot Dogs from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Rain date is Saturday, July 12. Free admission. www.gehs.org.
Kane County Flea Market: Noon to 5 p.m. Saturday, June 5, and 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, June 6, at Kane County Fairgrounds, 525 S. Randall Road, St. Charles. Up to 1,000 dealers will display and sell antiques inside and outside. A country breakfast will be served on Sunday. Admission is $6, free for kids younger than 12 when accompanied by an adult. www.kanecountyfleamarket.com.
Wheaton Park District Summer Entertainment Series: Noon and 6 p.m. Saturday, June 5, at Memorial Park, 225 Karlskoga Ave., Wheaton. Dick Diamond & The Dusters with opener South of Disorder perform at noon, and Hi-Infidelity with opener Planet Groove perform at 6 p.m. $10 per concert. (630) 690-4880 or memorialparkwheaton.com.
Brothers' Field Food & Wine Fest: 1-6 p.m. Saturday, June 5, at Brothers' Field, 344 Old McHenry Road, Long Grove. International and local wine, food pairings, music and more. Tickets are limited. $68. www.brothersfieldlonggrove.com.
Chicago BBQ, Boots & Bourbon Fest: 3 p.m. Saturday, June 5, at Afterlife, 1000 N. Rohlwing Road, Lombard. Doors open at 2:30 p.m. Opening acts: Patrick Bale & The Pale Ales, and John Stevens with the Cactus Ranch Band. Live music by Toby Keith Tribute Band. Mechanical bull riding at 4 p.m. Over 50 whiskeys, bourbons and scotches to sample along with a half dozen barbecue meats. All-you-can-eat pig roast is $12.50. General admission is $15. www.facebook.com/brauerhouse.
Woodstock Food Truck Festival: 4-10 p.m. Saturday, June 5, at Woodstock Square Historic District, 121 W. Van Buren St., Woodstock. Order a variety of food from 20 food trucks. Music includes Gerald and Camille and Makenzie O'Brien. Free admission; wristbands will be available for purchase for open-carry beverage consumption. www.woodstockilchamber.com.
Elgin Valley Fox Trot: 7:30 a.m. Sunday, June 6, at Kimball and Douglas, Elgin. 44th annual 5K and 10-mile race travels through Elgin's downtown, historic neighborhoods and parks. Post-race party with live music, fruit, beverages, and beer for those 21 and older until 11 a.m. Fees through June 5 are $40 and $55; day-of fee is $45 and $60. Register at elginfoxtrot.org.
Buffalo Grove Pride Drive: Noon to 3 p.m. Sunday, June 6, throughout Buffalo Grove. Follow various routes to visit decorated homes in the area. Some feature giveaways and live entertainment. BG Pride gear for sale at Pride Drive headquarters, 711 Thompson Blvd. Free. pintaprideproject.com.
Waukegan Pride Drive: 1-3 p.m. Sunday, June 6, around 236 W. Clayton St., Waukegan. To RSVP and for route information, visit www.waukeganfriends.org.
Crystal Lake Concerts in the Park: 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 8, at Main Beach, 300 Lakeshore Drive, Crystal Lake. The Crystal Lake Community Band will perform. Food and beverages (no glass) and small charcoal grills are allowed. Contests, trivia and giveaways at 6:30 p.m. In the event of inclement weather, the decision to reschedule will be made by 4 p.m.; call (815) 410-4475, ext. 6. Free. www.crystallakeparks.org/special-events.
Live Music in the Parks: 7-8:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 9, at Parkman Pavilion, 2200 E. Grass Lake Road, Lindenhurst. Judson Brown will perform. www.lindenhurstparks.org.
Grads and Grease: 5-10 p.m. Thursday, June 10; 5-11 p.m. Friday, June 11; 1-11 p.m. Saturday, June 12; and 1-9 p.m. Sunday, June 13, at the Metra lot in downtown Highwood. Carnival with unlimited ride wristbands available for $25 from 5-9 p.m. Thursday and Friday and 1-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. 2020 and 2021 graduates and anyone dressed in "Grease"-themed attire will receive $5 off unlimited ride specials. Buffo's will be holding the Sheridan Road Cruz'n Nite car show from 5 p.m. to sundown Saturday. www.celebratehighwood.org.
Lurvey's Outdoor Living Festival: 5:30-8 p.m. Thursday, June 10, at Lurvey, 2550 E. Dempster St., Des Plaines. Tour over nine acres of inspirations and ideas for outdoor spaces with the mother-daughter design team of Mandy and Carol Madsen of Madsen Home Design. $25. www.eventbrite.com/e/151729463911.
Rockin' in the Park: 7-10 p.m. Thursday, June 10, at Parkway Bank Park, 5501 Park Place, Rosemont. Rumours ATL performs; food and beverage tents will be on the park's great lawn. Free. rosemont.com/thepark/events-calendar.
St. Charles Concerts in the Park: 7 p.m. Thursday, June 10, in Lincoln Park, along Main Street between Fourth and Fifth streets, St. Charles. Kaleidoscope Eyes, an acoustic Beatles tribute band, will perform. Free. stcparks.org/summer-concerts.
Music in Mundy Park: 8-10 p.m. Thursday, June 10, at The Venue, 21 S. Broadway Ave, Aurora. RICO will perform. $15 for bring your own chair lawn seating; $20 for terrace seating. www.eventbrite.com/e/154779466551.