Festivals June 21-27: Strawberry Fest, Swedish Days, concerts, cruise nights & more

  • John Conklin and his daughter, Kate, of Geneva, ride the Cliff Hanger during last year's Swedish Days in Geneva.

    John Conklin and his daughter, Kate, of Geneva, ride the Cliff Hanger during last year's Swedish Days in Geneva. Daily Herald File Photo, 2018

 

This weekend

Windy City Warbirds & Classics radio-controlled model air show: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, June 21, and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 22, at Fox Valley Aero Club Field, 3821 Karl Madsen Drive, St. Charles. Special one-hour air shows at noon Friday and Saturday. Visitors may mix with pilots at the flight line after the air shows. Food vendors on site. Some grandstand seating, but visitors should bring lawn chairs. Sponsored by Fox Valley Aero Club. $5 adults; free for kids younger than 12. www.foxvalleyaero.com.

Life on the Farm House Tour: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday through Monday, June 21-24, and Thursday through Sunday, June 27-30, at Kline Creek Farm, 1N600 County Farm Road, West Chicago. Explore an 1890s farm and tour the farmhouse museum. Tours begin on the hour. Free. dupageforest.org/kline-creek-farm.

MainStreet Libertyville's Lunch in the Park: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, June 21, at Cook Park, Libertyville. Enjoy bands and lunch from eight food vendors. The Children's Entertainment Tent offers bubbles, face painting and games. Stop by the MainStreet tent to enter a free raffle for a chance to win a $20 MainStreet Gift Certificate. Free. mainstreetlibertyville.org.

West Chicago's Fun Fridays at the Shell: 11 a.m. to noon Friday, June 21, at The Shell in Reed-Keppler Park, 129 W. National St., West Chicago. Kids' entertainment featuring the magical balloon dude Dale, Art of Inflation. Bring a lunch. Free. we-goparks.org/the-shell.

Lunchtime Funtime: Noon to 1 p.m. Friday, June 21, at Homola Picnic Shelter in Circle Park, 163 Fairfield Way, Bloomingdale. Children's entertainment: Wendy & DD Show. In the event of inclement weather, the event will move to Johnston Recreation Center, 172 S. Circle Ave. Free. bloomingdaleparks.org.

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Kids can participate in a strawberry pie-eating contest during Long Grove's Strawberry Fest this weekend.
Kids can participate in a strawberry pie-eating contest during Long Grove's Strawberry Fest this weekend. - Courtesy of Grimaldi Public Relations

Long Grove's Strawberry Fest: Noon to 11 p.m. Friday, June 21; 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday, June 22; and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, June 23, at 308 Old McHenry Road, Long Grove. Features strawberry-infused creations, strawberry pie-eating contests, music, family activities and more. $5; free for kids 11 and younger. longgrove.org/festivals/strawberry-festival/.

Rotary GroveFest: Noon to 10:30 p.m. Friday through Sunday, June 21-23, along Main Street, Downers Grove. Carnival, food and business booths, beer garden and music stage in the library parking lot off Forest Avenue. Car show from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday on Warren Avenue. Free admission. rotarygrovefest.com.

Lake Zurich Farmers Market: 3 to 7 p.m. Friday, June 21, at Henry J. Paulus Park, 200 S. Rand Road, Lake Zurich. Market features about 30 vendors. Events include pet rescues, artisans and a rotating schedule of music and kids' activities. Free. lakezurich.org.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
 

St. Nectarios Greek Fest: 4 to 11 p.m. Friday, June 21; 3 to 11 p.m. Saturday, June 22; and noon to 10 p.m. Sunday, June 23, at St. Nectarios Greek Orthodox Church, 133 S. Roselle Road, Palatine. Greek food, dancing and shopping, children's games, drive-through food service, free shuttle from Holy Family Catholic Church, 2515 Palatine Road, Inverness. Free admission. stnectariosgoc.org/greek-fest/.

Winnetka Music Festival 2019: 4:30 to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday, June 21-22, on stages in the East Elm and West Elm business district, Winnetka. Touring artists perform a variety of music. Plus, craft beers, wine and food. Wristbands required on Saturday. $5-$20 general admission; free for kids younger than 18. winnetkamusicfestival.com.

Brookfield Zoo's Summer Nights: 5 to 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday, June 21-22, at Brookfield Zoo, 8400 31st St., Brookfield. Music, kids' entertainment, food, beer and wine garden, animal encounters, a laser light show and more. $15.95-$21.95 zoo general admission fee applies; free for members. czs.org.

Island Lake Carnival and Fireworks: 5 to 10 p.m. Friday, June 21; 1 to 10 p.m. Saturday, June 22; and 1 to 6 p.m. Sunday, June 23, at Water Tower Park, 429 W. State Road, Island Lake. A weekend of carnival rides and games, food and drinks, and fireworks over the lake at dusk on Saturday. Free admission. villageofislandlake.com.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
 

Party in the Park concert series: 5 p.m. Friday, June 21, at Chicago Premium Outlets, 1650 Premium Outlet Blvd., Aurora. Begins with preshow music spun by a DJ from 95.9, food and drinks, face painting and other kid-friendly activities, followed by opening act Folk Yeah! Band at 6 p.m. before The Freddy Jones Band performs. Free. premiumoutlets.com/chicago.

SJC Family Fest 2019: 5 p.m. to midnight Friday, June 21; 2 p.m. to midnight Saturday, June 22; and noon to 8 p.m. Sunday, June 23, at St. John of the Cross Parish, 5005 S. Wolf Road, Western Springs. Music from Wedding Banned at 8 p.m. Friday, the Freddy Jones Band at 9 p.m. Saturday, and Cirrus Falcon at 5 p.m. Sunday. Carnival, rides, food, drinks and more. Sponsored by St. John of the Cross Parish. Mega Passes for unlimited rides for all four days are available for $65. Free. www.sjcfest.com.

Church of the Holy Spirit Family Fest: 6 to 11 p.m. Friday, June 21; 4:30 to 11 p.m. Saturday, June 22; and 1:30 to 10 p.m. Sunday, June 23, at Church of the Holy Spirit, 1451 W. Bode Road, Schaumburg. Entertainment, carnival rides, nightly Bingo with cash prizes, food and beverage court. Free admission. chsfamilyfest.com.

Downtown Downers Grove Summer Nights Classic Car Show: 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, June 21, at Main and Curtiss, Downers Grove. Features cars that are at least 25 years old and entertainment from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Main Street Train Station. Free. downtowndg.org.

Friday Nights Live: 6 to 9:30 p.m. Friday, June 21, at Metropolitan Square, 647 Metropolitan Way, Des Plaines. Family-friendly entertainment (weather permitting), games for kids and more. Free. desplaines.org.

Fridays on the Green: 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, June 21, at Centennial Green, Village Hall, 50 S. Emerson St., Mount Prospect. Music from Suburban Cowboys. Bring chairs or blankets. Free parking in the Emerson Street Garage at Village Hall. Free. experiencemountprospect.org.

Marvel at classic cars during the Vintage Rides Car Show Friday in Wheaton.
Marvel at classic cars during the Vintage Rides Car Show Friday in Wheaton. - Courtesy of Downtown Wheaton Association

Vintage Rides Car Show: 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, June 21, on Front Street between Hale Street and Cross in Wheaton. 22nd annual show featuring classic cars, motorcycles and trucks. There will be a DJ spinning tunes. Free. downtownwheaton.com.

West Fest Tonight: 6 to 11 p.m. Friday, June 21; 2 to 11 p.m. Saturday, June 22; and 2 to 10 p.m. Sunday, June 23, at Maine West High School, 1755 S. Wolf Road, Des Plaines. Carnival rides, games, food and entertainment. Presented by the Maine West Athletic Boosters. Free admission. www.dpparks.org/event/west-fest.

Fox Lake Summer Art Series concert: 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday, June 21, at Community Garden of Fox Lake, 17 E. School Court, Fox Lake. Bring your lawn chairs, snacks and blankets to watch a one-hour performance by Michael Lescher. Free. (224) 225-1404.

Bitter Jester Music Fest: 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. Friday, June 21, at Port Clinton Square, 1770 1st St., Highland Park. Night four of the festival. Six bands compete in four preliminary concerts. Professional judges select one band to win. Four Wild Card Bands are chosen at the end of June, with the Semi-Finalist Bands competing at the Grand Finale on July 4 at Wolters Field in Highland Park, where the audience will select the final winner. Free admission. www.bitterjesterfoundation.org

Hawthorn Woods Concert in the Park: 6:30 to 8 p.m. Friday, June 21, at Hawthorn Woods Community Park, 5 Park View Lane, Hawthorn Woods. Save the Clocktower will perform. Free. www.vhw.org.

Make Music Chicago 2019: 6:30 to 9 p.m. Friday, June 21, at various locations, including Gallagher Way, 3635 N. Clark St., Chicago. The International Music Foundation will present a free, citywide, do-it-yourself music festival, including a concert band play-along, Sousapalooza, at Gallagher Way. Free. Makemusicchicago.org.

Movies in the Park: 6:30 to 11 p.m. Friday, June 21, at Recreation Park, 500 W. Miner St., Arlington Heights. A screening of "Ralph Breaks the Internet." Free. ahpd.org.

Mudd Fest 2019 at Basecamp Pub: 8 to 11 p.m. Friday, June 21, at Basecamp Pub, 5750 Lakeside Drive, Lisle. A celebration of rock, with live performances by bands including Saliva and Trapt. Admission details at basecamppub.com.

Hawthorn Woods Movie in the Park: 8 to 10:30 p.m. Friday, June 21, at Hawthorn Woods Community Park, 5 Park View Lane, Hawthorn Woods. Enjoy family night underneath the stars. Movies begin at dusk. A screening of "Ralph Breaks the Internet." Free. vhw.org.

Movies Under The Stars: Dusk Friday, June 21, at Willow Stream Park, 651 Old Checker Road, Buffalo Grove. A screening of "Wreck It Ralph." Concessions available for purchase or bring a picnic. Free. bgparks.org.

The annual Swedish Days parade steps off at 1 p.m. Sunday, June 23.
The annual Swedish Days parade steps off at 1 p.m. Sunday, June 23. - Daily Herald file photo, 2018

Geneva Swedish Days: Friday through Sunday, June 21-23, at Third and State streets, Geneva. Check website for event times. Music from Semple at 7 p.m. Friday and ARRA at 7 p.m. Saturday. Carnival, Kids' Day fun, Sweden Vst, Geneva's Got Talent competition, multiethnic food booths, 5K Lopp Run at 7:30 a.m. Saturday, Grand Parade at 1 p.m. Sunday. Free. genevachamber.com.

Going Dutch Festival: Friday through Sunday, June 21-23, at various locations in downtown Elgin including Side Street Studio Arts, Imago Studios and Martini Room. Side Street Studio Arts hosts its ninth annual celebration of the female voice in dance, music, theater and the visual arts. Event will feature 35 artists and companies. $10. See website for times and locations. sidestreetstudioarts.org.

Wheaton French Market: 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, June 22, in municipal parking lot 3 at Main and Liberty, Wheaton. Family-friendly events feature fresh produce, meats and flowers, live music, foodie treats and gifts, crafts and freshly prepared delicacies from local vendors. Free admission. www.wheatonchamber.com/events.

Gardener's Art Fest: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, June 22, at The Growing Place, 25W471 Plank Road, Naperville. More than 30 local artists, garden talks, music with Jason Benefield from 1 to 5 p.m., food and more. Free admission. www.thegrowingplace.com.

GO Color Lake Bluff: 9 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, June 22, at Lake Bluff Metra Station parking lot, Lake Bluff. The Lake Bluff Park District's inaugural GO Color Lake Bluff 5K Run, 3K Walk and Food Festival. Participants will be doused with colors (made from safely colored cornstarch) at color stations along the route before returning to the start where they will receive a final blast of color followed by an after party featuring music, a photo wall, massive color throws along with food vendors and beverages. $15. www.lakebluffparks.org.

Yarnstorm: 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday, June 22, at Cook Park, downtown Libertyville. Participant will wrap trees, benches and more in red, white and blue yarn and knitted and crocheted squares. Free. adlercenter.org.

Lambs Farm Fun and Fit Family Day: 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, June 22, at Lambs Farm, 14245 W. Rockland Road, Libertyville. A family-oriented 5K fun run and a 2-mile walk to benefit Lambs Farm. Browse sponsor booths and join in the fun and fit activities. $30 per person or $120 per family up to five. lambsfarm.org.

City Market: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, June 22, at Community Church of Rolling Meadows, 2720 Kirchoff Road, Rolling Meadows. Music, food trucks, fresh produce, handmade jewelry, crafts, clothing, art, health, beauty and pet products, raffles and kids' activities. Free. cityrm.org.

Grayslake Chamber of Commerce's 24th Annual Arts Festival and Wine Tasting: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 22, on Whitney Street, Grayslake. Tasting of "Wines Around the World" featuring the work of more than 60 juried artists. Food vendors, entertainment, children's activities and a student art exhibit. Free admission. grayslakechamber.com.

Highland Park Festival of Fine Arts: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, June 22-23, at The Art Center, 1957 Sheridan Road, Highland Park. The event showcases the work of about 100 juried artists from around the world in a variety of mediums, including ceramics, fiber, glass, jewelry, painting and more. Also features music, kids' activities, food and more. $5 suggested donation. amdurproductions.com.

Mundelein Parks & Recreation District's Beach Bash: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, June 22, at Diamond Lake, 1016 N. Diamond Lake Road, Mundelein. Latin-themed Zumba dance class, yoga on the beach, Beach Bash competitions and family challenges. Finish the day with an evening of water thrills from the Wonder Lake Ski Show Team at 6 p.m. Food available for purchase. Free. mundeleinparks.org.

Gorton's Annual Dog Day: 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, June 22, at the Gorton Community Center, 400 E. Illinois Road, Lake Forest. Enjoy fun activities with your four-legged friend including games, crafts for kids, dog agility course, a costume contest, treats and more. $5 entry fee per dog; free admission for humans. (847) 234-6060.

Nature Fest: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, June 22, at Hidden Oaks Nature Center, 419 Trout Farm Road, Bolingbrook. Celebrate the 10th anniversary of Hidden Oaks Nature Center with games and activities, including fishing, crafts, learning about bees, archery and more. Free admission. www.bolingbrookparks.org

Chicago Food Truck Festival: 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, June 22-23, at 1044 S. Plymouth Court, Chicago. Features more than 45 gourmet food trucks, beer, music, games and more. Free admission. chicagofoodtruckfestival.com.

Bartlett's Global Arts Festival features arts, crafts, entertainment and more.
Bartlett's Global Arts Festival features arts, crafts, entertainment and more. - Courtesy of the Global Arts Festival

Global Arts Festival: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, June 22-23, at Bartlett Park, 102 N. Eastern, Bartlett. Multicultural music, art, crafts, dance, food and audience-participation events bring together people of various nationalities. Free. artsinbartlett.org.

Hopp on the Vine: 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday, June 22, at Foxfire, 17 W. State St., Geneva. Taste local craft beers and multiple wines, as well as appetizers. $40 for wine and beer tastings and appetizers; $45 at the door. foxfiregeneva.com.

Bolingbrook Juneteenth Community Festival: Noon Saturday, June 22, at the Bolingbrook Performing Arts Center, 375 W. Briarcliff Road, Bolingbrook. Theme: "The Year of the Woman." This multicultural celebration includes live entertainment, food, vendor booths and educational exhibits. Free admission. www.bbjuneteenth.com.

Ravenswood on Tap: Noon to 10 p.m. Saturday, June 22, and noon to 6 p.m. Sunday, June 23, at Ravenswood and Berteau avenues, Chicago. Features beer and spirits from local breweries, food from Chicago restaurants and food trucks, music, and handmade goods from local retailers and artists. $5 donation requested. ravenswoodchicago.org/ontap

Spring Valley Country Fair: Noon to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, June 22-23, at Volkening Heritage Farm at Spring Valley, 201 S. Plum Grove Road, Schaumburg. Immerse yourself in a re-created 19th-century community farm fair with livestock and domestic arts tent. Other features include entertainment, food and more. Parking is available at Our Saviour's United Methodist Church, 701 E. Schaumburg Road. Free. parkfun.com.

Craft Beer & Wine Festival: 2 to 6 p.m. Saturday, June 22, at Heritage Park Performance Pavilion, 201 Community Blvd., Wheeling. Sample more than 60 different beers and wines from regional brewers. Also features food and music by Semple. A portion of the proceeds benefits the PURSUIT adult day program. $34-$45. beerwinefestival.com.

Prospect Heights Block Party: 2 to 11 p.m. Saturday, June 22, at Gary Morava Recreation Center, 110 W. Camp McDonald Road, Prospect Heights. Beer and wine tent, music, park district concessions, PH Got Talent competition, food trucks, treasure hunt, Kids' Zone, open swim, silent auction and Lions Club Duck Race fundraiser. Free. phparks.org.

See vintage cars during Mount Prospect's Bluesmobile Cruise Night Saturday.
See vintage cars during Mount Prospect's Bluesmobile Cruise Night Saturday. - Courtesy of Mike Zarnek

Bluesmobile Cruise Nights: 3 to 9 p.m. Saturday, June 22, at the Mount Prospect Train Depot, east commuter parking lot, Northwest Highway and Emerson Street, Mount Prospect. View classic cars; themed nights each week. Sponsored by the Mount Prospect Lions Club. Free admission. facebook.com/BMBCruiseNights.

Pub in the Park: 4 to 7:30 p.m. Saturday, June 22, at Sunset Park, 5200 Miller Road, Lake in the Hills. Fifth annual craft beer fest features 50 craft breweries and home brewers with samples, food trucks and musical guest Flex and Fingers dueling pianos. Online tickets, VIP hour from 3 to 4 p.m.: $65; general admission: $45; and designated driver: $15. At the gate: additional $10. pubinthepark.org.

Saturday Cruise Nights: 5 to 9 p.m. Saturday, June 22, at the Hanover Park Metra West Commuter Lot, 9175 W. Lake St., Hanover Park. See classic, muscle and newer model cars. With live music. Free. hpil.org.

Lombard Cruise Nights: 6 to 10 p.m. Saturday, June 22, along St. Charles Road in Lombard. Features classic and custom cars along with concerts and Kids Corner at Park and St. Charles. Free. villageoflombard.org.

Aurora Movies in the Park: 8 p.m. Saturday, June 22, at Phillips Park Sledding Hill next to the Phillips Park Aquatic Center, 1150 Howell Place, Aurora. Pre-movie family fun begins at 7 p.m. with costume contests, sing-a-longs and dance parties, followed by a screening of "Black Panther." Free. aurora-il.org.

Island Lake Fireworks: 8:45 to 9:30 p.m. Saturday, June 22, over Island Lake. View from Eastway Park (parking available at the Village Hall) or other locations throughout the village. Rain date is Sunday, June 23. Free. villageofislandlake.com.

Green Fair: 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Sunday, June 23, at Mike Rylko Community Park, 951 McHenry Road, Buffalo Grove. The Environmental Action Team is sponsoring the eighth annual Buffalo Grove Green Fair. Family event provides information and activities to help residents learn about ways to improve the environment. Free. bgeat.org.

Mount Prospect Lions Club Farmers Market: 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, June 23, at the Mount Prospect Train Depot, Northwest Highway and Emerson Street, Mount Prospect. Features fruits, vegetables, herbs, flowers and more. Free. mplions.org.

Swedish Days Ride: 8 a.m. Sunday, June 23. Fox Valley Bicycles and Ski Club's 50th annual ride with a new starting location and routes at Kaneland High School, 47W326 Keslinger Road, Maple Park, along the scenic paved roads of rural Kane County. Routes includes 25, 50, 62, 100 or 124 miles. Rest stops with beverages and food. Check-in from 6 to 9:30 a.m. Online registration through Friday, June 21, is $25, or $40 for a family (one to two adults and kids younger than 18). On Sunday, registration goes up to $30 individual and $50 per family. fvbsc.org.

Geneva French Market: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, June 23, in downtown Geneva. Vendors will sell vegetables, fruits, flowers, oils, cheeses, tea, baked goods, pasta, homemade soaps, apparel and art. Operated by Bensidoun USA. Free admission. www.geneva.il.us/calendar.aspx

Long Grove's Strawberry Fest returns this week with chocolate-dipped berries and other sweet treats.
Long Grove's Strawberry Fest returns this week with chocolate-dipped berries and other sweet treats. - Courtesy of Grimaldi Public Relations

Arlington Heights Garden Club, Garden Walk and Unique Boutique: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, June 23, at Arlington Heights Historical Museum, 110 W. Fremont St., Arlington Heights. Unique Boutique sells items for home/garden. Music, food, raffle prizes. Arborists and master gardeners will answer questions. Library will host family activities. Free admission. Walk: $10 in advance; $15 the day of. ahgardenclub.com.

Petersen Farm Day: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, June 23, at Petersen Farm, 4112 McCullom Lake Road, McHenry. Celebration of 170-year-old Colby-Petersen Farm. Bluegrass Music, 4H animals, kids' activities, wagon rides, tractors, vendors and organizations. Free. mchenrycountyliving.com.

Crystal Lake Park District Beach Bash: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, June 23, at Main Beach, 300 Lake Shore Drive, Crystal Lake. Beach opens at 9 a.m. Activities and entertainment for all ages. Free admission. www.crystallakeparks.org.

Monarchs & Milkweed Festival: Noon to 3 p.m. Sunday, June 23, at LeRoy Oakes Forest Preserve, 37W700 Dean St., St. Charles. Celebrate native pollinators and plants at this second annual festival featuring a milkweed plant giveaway, guided hikes, crafts, butterfly house kits, music, food trucks and more. Free; fee for crafts. kaneforest.com.

Garfield Farm Museum drop-in tours: 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday and Wednesday, June 23 and 26, at Garfield Farm Museum, 3N016 Garfield Road, Campton Hills. Tour the historic farmstead, including the barnyard and 1846 brick tavern. $3-$4. garfieldfarm.org.

Cantigny Park outdoor concert series: 3 to 4:30 p.m. Sunday, June 23, at Cantigny Park, 1S151 Winfield Road, Wheaton. Musical performance by the Air National Guard of the Midwest. Free; parking is $10. cantigny.org.

Wheeling's 125th Anniversary Parade: 4 p.m. Sunday, June 23, steps off from Northgate Parkway and Dundee Road, Wheeling. The parade will go east on Dundee to Wolf Road. Parking will be available at Village Hall, Wheeling Police Station, St. Joseph the Worker Church and Social Hall, and the Wheeling Park District. Free. (847) 499-9082 or wheelingil.gov.

Mundelein Summer Concert Series: 5 to 6:30 p.m. Sunday, June 23, at Kracklauer Park, 116 N. Lake St., Mundelein. Mr. Myers will perform. Free. (847) 949-3200.

Sounds of Summer Concerts: 5:30 p.m. Sunday, June 23, at Heritage Park Performance Pavilion, 201 Community Blvd., Wheeling. Eaglemania will perform. Bring a blanket or lawn chair. Coolers are allowed; no outside alcohol permitted. Concessions are available for purchase. Free. wheelingparkdistrict.com.

This week

Summer Concert Series for the Family: 7 p.m. Monday, June 24, and Wednesday, June 26, at North School Park, North Evergreen Avenue and East Eastman Street, Arlington Heights. Air Force Band performs Monday; Arlington Heights Community Band on Wednesday. Bring a blanket or lawn chair. Alcohol and dogs are not allowed. In case of inclement weather, concert will be canceled. Free. ahpd.org.

Monday Night Concert Series: 7:30 p.m. Monday, June 24, at Veteran's Memorial Bandshell, Lions Park, 411 S. Maple St., Mount Prospect. Mount Prospect Community Band performs; theme is "Leroy Anderson at the Pops." Bring a blanket or lawn chair. Concert will move indoors in the case of rain. Free. mppd.org.

Summer Concert Series for the Kids: 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, June 25, at North School Park, North Evergreen Avenue and East Eastman Street, Arlington Heights. Jeanie B will perform. Bring a blanket or lawn chair. Alcohol and dogs are not allowed. In case of inclement weather, concert will be canceled. Free. ahpd.org.

Loteria in the Park: 2 to 3 p.m. Tuesday, June 25, at Reed-Keppler Park, 129 W. National St., West Chicago. Learn Spanish words and win prizes. Limit to 30 players; first-come, first-served. Free. we-goparks.org/the-shell.

Broken Oar's Car and Bike Show: 5 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, June 25, at Broken Oar, 614 Rawson Bridge Road, Port Barrington. Bring your custom and classic cars, trucks and bikes; all makes and models. Hosted by Steve Salzman of 95.1 WILL Rock. Free gifts for entries; prizes awarded at season finale show. Free. www.brokenoar.com/events

St. Charles Chamber Car Show: 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, June 25, at 216 Riverside Ave., St. Charles. On Tuesday, all veterans encouraged to join for a celebration of their service. Free admission. stcharleschamber.com.

Bloomingdale Concerts: 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 25, at Old Town Park, 111 Third St., Bloomingdale. Johnny Russler and The Beach Bum Band plays Jimmy Buffett, reggae, calypso and Beach Boys music. Free. bloomingdaleparks.org.

Downers Grove Park District Summer Concert Series: 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 25, at Veterans Memorial Pavilion in Fishel Park, on Grove Street, Downers Grove. Feel Good Party Band will perform. Food, wine and beer available for purchase starting at 6 p.m. Bring lawn chairs, blankets, food and nonalcoholic beverages. Free. www.dgparks.org.

Elgin Concerts in the Park: 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 25, at Wing Park Bandshell, 1000 Wing Park, Elgin. Blues Heart will play the blues. Refreshments and popcorn will be sold by nonprofits. cityofelgin.org/1776/Summer-Concerts-in-the-Park.

Huntley Concerts in the Parks: 7 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 25, at Huntley Town Square on Coral Street, Huntley. Enjoy a picnic and the special events held in conjunction with the Chicago Tribute Anthology concert. In case of rain, concert will be moved to Cosman Theater. Free. huntley.il.us.

Libertyville Concerts in the Plaza: 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 25, at Independence Grove, 16400 W. Buckley Road, Libertyville. Rockin' Fenderskirts will perform. $10 per car. lcfpd.org.

Inferno Fest: 4:30 to 9:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 26, at Everts Park, 130 Highwood Ave., Highwood. Showcases the hottest and spiciest foods and beverages. Includes live music by Derrick Procell and the Redeemers, "Kefir Cool Down" nondairy smoothies, and the free Inferno Fest Eating Contest for ages 18 and older at 8 p.m. Free admission. www.celebratehighwood.org/inferno-fest.

Daily Herald Cruise Night: 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, June 26, in the Randhurst Village parking lot near AMC Theater, 1 Randhurst Village Drive, Mount Prospect. See cars of all kinds. Free. events.dailyherald.com.

Elmhurst Block to Block Party: 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 26. Red Dirt Girl plays country rocking soul in the City Centre Fountain Plaza, York and Schiller streets, and Wait for Morning plays pop in the North York Plaza, 200 block of North York, Elmhurst. Free. elmhurstcitycentre.com.

Aurora's Wednesdays at the Plaza: 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, June 26, at Millennium Plaza, 21 S. Stolp Ave., Aurora. Mirabelle Skipworth and Olivia Ports will perform. Food trucks. Free. auroradowntown.org/millennium-plaza/.

Cardboard Boat Regatta: 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, June 26, at Langendorf Park, 235 Lions Drive, Barrington. Family event features an evening of cardboard boat races. Teams will build their own seaworthy boat out of cardboard and duct tape. All supplies will be provided. Each team will need to bring their own paddles. $5-$45. barringtonparkdistrict.org.

Cary Cruise Nights: 6 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 26, at West Main Street and Jandus Road off Route 14, Cary. Ford, Mustang and Cobra night. Free. carygrovechamber.com.

Itasca Family Concert Series: 7 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 26, at Irving Park Road and Walnut Street, Itasca. ABBA tribute band Dancing Queen will perform. Free. itascaparkdistrict.com.

Lake Villa-Lindenhurst Live Music in the Parks: 7 to 8:30 Wednesday, June 26, at Parkman Pavilion, 2200 E. Grass Lake Road, Lindenhurst. Rosie & the Rivets will perform. Bring blankets, lawn chairs and coolers. Free admission; food and beverages for purchase. lake-villa.org or lindenhurstparks.org.

The Ethan Bell Band plays the River Rhapsody Concert Series Wednesday, June 26, at the Batavia Riverwalk.
The Ethan Bell Band plays the River Rhapsody Concert Series Wednesday, June 26, at the Batavia Riverwalk. - Courtesy of Aldo Risolvo, D'Lara Photography

River Rhapsody Concert Series: 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 26, at the Batavia Riverwalk, 100 N. Island Ave., Batavia. Ethan Bell Band will perform. Free. bataviaparks.org.

Summer Concerts in the Park: 7 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 26, at Montgomery Park, River Street and Mill Street, Montgomery. The Fox Valley Park District offers a free concert by Smokin' Gunz. Bring lawn chairs and blankets. foxvalleyparkdistrict.org.

Sounds of Summer Main Stage Concert Series: 8 p.m. Wednesday, June 26, at Fred P. Hall Amphitheater, 256 W. Palatine Road, Palatine. The Palatine Concert Band will perform. Pack a picnic and bring chairs or a blanket. Free. palatineparks.org.

Wauconda Fest: 5 to 10 p.m. Thursday, June 27; 5 p.m. to midnight Friday, June 28; noon to midnight Saturday, June 29; and noon to 9 p.m. Sunday, June 30, at Cook Park, 600 N. Main St., Wauconda. Crafts, car show, rides, food, family entertainment and more. $3 admission covers all four days. waucondaparks.org.

Rock 'n Wheels: 6 to 10 p.m. Thursday, June 27, at Village Green, east of Village Hall, 1 Friendship Plaza, Addison. Daniel Cronson will perform pop, rock and jazz at 6:30 p.m., Los Lonely Boys at 7:30 p.m. Features food and bike and car cruise night. Also craft and vintage fair and open house in conjunction with the Historical Museum. Free kids rides. Free. ithappensinaddison.com.

Lake Forest Concerts in the Square: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, June 27, at 256 Market Square, Lake Forest. Tom Petty tribute band the Petty Kings will perform. Food and family activities. Free. www.cityoflakeforest.com.

Live Music Nights: 6:30 to 9 p.m. Thursday, June 27, at Bridges of Poplar Creek Country Club, 1400 Poplar Creek Drive, Hoffman Estates. Kevin Presbrey will perform. Free. bridgesofpoplarcreek.com/calendar.

Cary Summer Concert Series: 7 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, June 27, at Lions Park band shell, 1200 Silver Lake Road, Cary. GENR8R will perform. Free. carypark.com.

Live & Uncorked: 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, June 27, at Blackberry Farm, 100 S. Barnes Road, Aurora. Gates open at 6:30 p.m. Sushi Roll will perform. Bring a blanket, picnic basket and beer and/or wine for outdoor concerts. $5. Purchase tickets at foxvalleyparkdistrict.org.

Rockin' in the Park 2019 Free Summer Concert Series: 7 to 10 p.m. Thursday, June 27, at Parkway Bank Park, 5501 Park Place, Rosemont. Live The Who will perform. Features food and beverage tents on the park's great lawn and a musical fireworks display after every show. Free. www.rosemont.com/thepark/entertainment/rockin-in-the-park-2019.

St. Charles Park District Concerts in the Park: 7 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, June 27, at Lincoln Park, Main and Fifth streets, St. Charles. Feel Good Party Band will perform. In the event of rain, the concert will be canceled. Free. stcparks.org.

Summer Sounds on the Green: 7 p.m. Thursday, June 27, at the Village Green Amphitheater, 5510 Prairie Stone Parkway, Hoffman Estates. Piano Man will perform. Bring a picnic, chairs or blanket. Seating is first come, first served. Free. hoffmanestatesarts.com.

Thursday Concert Series: 7:30 p.m. Thursday, June 27, at Veteran's Memorial Bandshell in Lions Park, 411 S. Maple St., Mount Prospect. Diva Montell's This Is It Dance Band will perform. Concessions available for purchase. Concert will move indoors in the case of rain. Free. mppd.org.

Wheaton Municipal Band: 7:30 p.m. Thursday, June 27, at Memorial Park, 208 W. Union Ave., Wheaton. Free. wheatonmunicipalband.org.

Movies in the Park: 8 p.m. Thursday, June 27, at Heritage Park Performance Pavilion, 201 Community Blvd., Wheeling. Bring a blanket or lawn chair. Coolers are allowed; no outside alcohol will be permitted. Screening of "Spider-Man Into The Spider-Verse." Free. wheelingparkdistrict.com.

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