Festivals July 26-Aug. 1: DuPage & Lake County Fairs, Algonquin Founders' Days, Little Italy Fest -- West

  • Sisters Lucy Marion, Molly and Margaret, of Hawthorn Woods, ride the "Downdraft" during last year's Lake County Fair in Grayslake.

      Sisters Lucy Marion, Molly and Margaret, of Hawthorn Woods, ride the "Downdraft" during last year's Lake County Fair in Grayslake. Joe Lewnard | Staff Photographer, July 2018

  • "I used to work with some of these models when I was a kid on the farm. This is my favorite part of the fair, I love it," said Tom Pace of Marengo as he admired a collection of tractors during last year's McHenry County Fair in Woodstock.

      "I used to work with some of these models when I was a kid on the farm. This is my favorite part of the fair, I love it," said Tom Pace of Marengo as he admired a collection of tractors during last year's McHenry County Fair in Woodstock. Brian Hill | Staff Photographer, 2018

 
Posted7/23/2019 10:01 AM

This weekend

DuPage County Fair: 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. Friday through Sunday, July 26-28, at the DuPage County Fairgrounds, 2015 Manchester Road, Wheaton. Music, animals, demolition derby, craft beer garden, watermelon- and pie-eating contests, craft fair, carnival, magic shows, talent contests and more. $5-$15; free for kids 3 and younger. (630) 668-6636 or www.dupagecountyfair.org.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
 
John McNicholas of Carol Stream and Ross Knows of Wheaton crash into each other during the demolition derby last year at the DuPage County Fair.
John McNicholas of Carol Stream and Ross Knows of Wheaton crash into each other during the demolition derby last year at the DuPage County Fair. - Daily Herald File Photo

Friday Funday: 10 to 11 a.m. Friday, July 26, at Vogelei Park, 650 W. Higgins Road, Hoffman Estates. Children's entertainment featuring magician Scott Green. Bring a picnic, play on the playground or splash on the spray pad. Free. heparks.org.

91st Annual Lake County Fair: 10 a.m. to midnight Friday and Saturday, July 26-27, and 10 a.m. 7 p.m. Sunday, July 28, at the Lake County Fairgrounds, 1060 E. Peterson Road, Grayslake. Includes livestock barns, a beer garden, music, demonstrations, demolition derby, banana derby racing, Canine Stars stunt dog show, antique tractor parade, expo hall, vendors, carnival midway, family events and more. $5 for kids and seniors, $10 for adults; family and multiday deals available. www.lcfair.com.

MainStreet Libertyville's Lunch in the Park: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, July 26, in Cook Park in downtown Libertyville. Peter Cimbalo will perform. Buy lunch from six food vendors. The children's entertainment tent features bubbles, face-painting and games. Free. mainstreetlibertyville.org.

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West Chicago's Fun Fridays at the Shell: 11 a.m. to noon Friday, July 26, at The Shell in Reed-Keppler Park, 129 W. National St., West Chicago. Mary Macaroni will perform magic tricks and dance. Bring a lunch. Free. we-goparks.org/the-shell.

Lunchtime Funtime: Noon to 1 p.m. Friday, July 26, at Homola Picnic Shelter in Circle Park, 163 Fairfield Way, Bloomingdale. Children's entertainment from JiggleJam. In the event of inclement weather, the event will move to Johnston Recreation Center, 172 S. Circle Ave. Free. bloomingdaleparks.org.

Lake Zurich Farmers Market: 3 to 7 p.m. Friday, July 26, at Henry J. Paulus Park, 200 S. Rand Road, Lake Zurich. Market features about 30 vendors, plus pet rescues, artisans, music and children's activities. Free. lakezurich.org.

Joel Trudell, left, of Carpentersville helps carry a huge American flag down the street during last year's Algonquin Founders' Days parade.
  Joel Trudell, left, of Carpentersville helps carry a huge American flag down the street during last year's Algonquin Founders' Days parade. - Brian Hill | Staff Photographer, 2018
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
 

Algonquin Founders' Days: 4 to 10 p.m. Friday, July 26; 2 to 11 p.m. Saturday, July 27; and 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday, July 28, at Spella Park, 2610 Harnish Drive, Algonquin. Music from Hillbilly Rockstarz at 9 p.m. Friday, Fool House at 9 p.m. Saturday, and Mr. Capone's Bootlegger Band at 7:30 p.m. Sunday. Children's games, bags tournaments, market/bazaar, food vendors, bake-off and ice-cream-eating contest. Parade at 11 a.m. Saturday with the theme "American Heroes" steps off at Algonquin Road and Eastgate, heads west on Algonquin Road, south on Main Street to Madison Street. On Sunday, the Founders' Run starts at 8 a.m.; Family Olympics are at 1:30 p.m.; and fireworks are at 9:15 p.m. along the river. Daily pass: $5. (847) 242-1589, info@algonquinfoundersdays.com or algonquinfoundersdays.com.

Mount Prospect Downtown Block Party: 4 to 11 p.m. Friday, July 26, and 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday, July 27, at Emerson Street and Busse Avenue, Mount Prospect. The 21st annual party features live music from Rod Tuffcurls and The Bench Press at 9 p.m. Friday and Sixteen Candles at 9 p.m. Saturday, food and free kids' activities on Saturday including a climbing wall, pony rides and face painting. Hosted by the Village of Mount Prospect and the Mount Prospect Chamber of Commerce. Free. mpblockparty.com.

Sugar Grove Corn Boil: 4 to 11 p.m. Friday, July 26; 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday, July 27; and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, July 28, at Volunteer Park, 61 Main St., Sugar Grove. Music, craft and vendor fair, carnival, bingo, a 5K run/walk on Saturday, medallion hunt and family activities. Parade steps off at 5 p.m. Friday from Route 30 and Municipal Drive and proceeds to Volunteer Park. Fireworks at 9:30 p.m. Saturday. Music includes The Redmonds at 9:30 p.m. Friday, Semple at 8:30 p.m. Saturday and Anthem at 4:30 p.m. Sunday. Car show at 11 a.m. Sunday. Free. sugargrovecornboil.org.

Brookfield Zoo's Summer Nights: 5 to 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday, July 26-27, 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 general admission fee applies; free for members. czs.org.

The Bronx Wanderers perform Sunday at Little Italy Fest -- West in Addison.
The Bronx Wanderers perform Sunday at Little Italy Fest -- West in Addison. -

Little Italy Fest -- West: 5 to 11 p.m. Friday, July 26; 2 to 11 p.m. Saturday, July 27; and noon to 9 p.m. Sunday, July 28, at Centennial Park, at Lake Street at Rohlwing Road, Addison. Celebration of Italian culture features Italian food, Italian-American singers and more. The finalists for Suburban Chicago's Got Talent perform at 3 p.m. Saturday. Admission: Friday: $5; Saturday and Sunday: $8; VIP: $25 for The Duprees Saturday and The Bronx Wanderers Sunday; free for kids 12 and younger. (630) 962-7000 or www.arcadalive.com.

Streamwood Summer Celebration: 5 to 11 p.m. Friday, July 26; noon to 11 p.m. Saturday, July 27; and noon to 8 p.m. Sunday, July 28, at Hoosier Grove Park, 700 W. Irving Park Road, Streamwood. Family event features a parade at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, carnival, bingo, kids' activities, food/beer tent, Sunday morning golf outing and entertainment. Music from American English at 8:30 p.m. Friday, 7th heaven at 8:30 p.m. Saturday and ARRA at 5:30 p.m. Sunday. Free. www.streamwoodsummercelebration.org.

Anthony Williams, of Chicago, flies high during the performance by the Jesse White Tumblers during last year's Streamwood Summer Celebration parade.
  Anthony Williams, of Chicago, flies high during the performance by the Jesse White Tumblers during last year's Streamwood Summer Celebration parade. - Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer, July 2018

19th annual Wood Dale Prairie Fest: 6 to 11 p.m. Friday, July 26; 1 to 11 p.m. Saturday, July 27; and 1 to 9:30 p.m. Sunday, July 28, next to Wood Dale Junior High, 655 N. Wood Dale Road, Wood Dale. Food, carnival, bingo and more. Music from 16 Candles at 9 p.m. Friday; Light Up (a Styx tribute band) at 9:45 p.m. Saturday and Heartache Tonight (an Eagles tribute) at 7:30 p.m. Sunday. Fireworks at 9:15 p.m. Saturday. Free. www.wooddale.com.

Downtown Downers Grove Summer Nights Classic Car Show: 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, July 26, 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.

Vintage Rides Car Show: 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, July 26, on Front Street between Hale Street and Cross in Wheaton. 22nd annual show featuring classic cars, motorcycles and trucks, with a DJ spinning tunes. Free. downtownwheaton.com.

Hawthorn Woods Concert in the Park: 6:30 to 8 p.m. Friday, July 26, at Hawthorn Woods Community Park, 5 Park View Lane, Hawthorn Woods. Saturday June Band will perform. Free. www.vhw.org.

Summer Wine Fest: 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Friday, July 26, at Lincoln Park Zoo, 2001 N. Clark St., Chicago. Wine tastings and music amid the zoo's lush gardens. For ages 21 and older. $49, $44 for Lincoln Park Zoo members, VIP: $79, designated driver: $20. www.eventbrite.com.

Dundee Township Park District Concert in the Park: 7 p.m. Friday, July 26, at Carpenter Park, Carpenter Boulevard, Carpentersville. Second Hand Soul Band will perform. Free. www.dtpd.org.

Parkway Bank Park's Friday Night Concert Series: 7 p.m. Friday, July 26, at Parkway Bank Park, 5501 Park Place, Rosemont. Super Diamond and Rosie & The Rivets will perform. Free. www.rosemont.com.

Lakeside Pavilion Outdoor Summer Series: 7:30 p.m. Friday, July 26, at the McAninch Arts Center, 425 Fawell Blvd., Glen Ellyn. The New Philharmonic will perform under the direction of conductor and music director Kirk Muspratt. The park opens at 6 p.m. Brass Transit will perform. If it rains, the concert will move indoors. Free. www.atthemac.org.

Sounds of Summer Main Stage Concert Series: 8 p.m. Friday and Wednesday, July 26 and 31, at Fred P. Hall Amphitheater, 256 W. Palatine Road, Palatine. Pack a picnic and bring chairs or a blanket. Cielito Lindo will perform on Friday; The Instinct will perform on Wednesday. Free. palatineparks.org.

Movies Under The Stars: Dusk Friday, July 26, at Willow Stream Park, 651 Old Checker Road, Buffalo Grove. See "Mary Poppins Returns." Concessions available for purchase or bring a picnic. Free. bgparks.org.

Wheaton French Market: 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, July 27, in municipal parking lot 3 at Main and Liberty in downtown Wheaton. Family-friendly event features fresh produce, meats and flowers, live music, foodie treats and gifts, crafts and freshly prepared delicacies from local vendors. Free admission. wheatonchamber.com/events.

Tina Selga, of Schaumburg, prepares to participate with the rest of her teammates, the 21 Dragons, during last year's Chicago International Dragonboat Festival in Busse Woods.
  Tina Selga, of Schaumburg, prepares to participate with the rest of her teammates, the 21 Dragons, during last year's Chicago International Dragonboat Festival in Busse Woods. - Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer, July 2018

Chicago International Dragon Boat Festival: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, July 27, in the South Pool at Busse Woods (Ned Brown Preserve), Elk Grove Village/Schaumburg. Dragon boat races, music, food trucks, beer garden, marketplace, demonstrations and authentic Chinese cultural performances throughout the day. Free for spectators. www.gwndragonboat.com.

Lake Bluff Criterium & Block Party: 9:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, July 27, at Lake Bluff Village Green, 1 E. Scranton Ave., Lake Bluff. World-class cycling hosted by Northwestern Medicine. Live music, food, libations, family fun and more. Free. www.lakebluffcriterium.com.

Bantu Fest 2019: 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, July 27-28, at the Midway Plaisance Park, 1130 Midway Plaisance, Chicago. Community festival celebrates the cultures of more than 30 countries with music, food, dancing, a children's village and more. $5 in advance; $10 at the gate. www.eventbrite.com.

Bristol Renaissance Faire: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, July 27-28, off I-94, at 12550 120th Ave., Kenosha, Wisconsin. Step back in time to the 16th century for period food, music, dancing, rides, marketplace of wares, shows and more. Single-day tickets are $11.50-$29.95 at the gate; free for kids 4 and younger. (847) 395-7773 or renfair.com/bristol/.

Geneva Arts Fair: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, July 27-28, on South Third Street, Geneva. More than 150 artists in a variety of media. Free admission. genevachamber.com.

Glencoe Festival of Art: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, July 27-28, on Green Bay Road and Park Avenue, Glencoe. Original art by more than 100 artists in a variety of mediums, live music and food. Free. www.amdurproductions.com.

Classic Car Show and Touch-A-Truck: 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, July 27, in the Performance Pavilion at Heritage Park, 201 Community Blvd., Wheeling. Explore a variety of vehicles, from classy to crazy. At Touch-A-Truck, children can climb on, explore and discover big trucks and vehicles and meet the workers who drive them. Free. www.wheelingparkdistrict.com.

Glenview Greek Fest: 1 to 11 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, July 27-28, at SS. Peter & Paul Greek Orthodox Church, 1401 Wagner Road, Glenview. Traditional Greek cuisine, Greek dancers, carnival games and a bounce house. Free parking, with shuttle service, at Loyola Academy (Lake and Laramie); valet parking in the north lot. Freewill donation; various charges for food and beverages. ssppglenview.org.

Homegrown Arts & Music Festival: 1 p.m. to 1 a.m. Saturday, July 27, and 1 to 10 p.m. Sunday, July 28, at BaseCamp Pub, 5750 Lakeside Drive, Lisle. Two days of original music from local acts, arts and crafts vendors, and food and drinks in a family-friendly atmosphere. $18-$20 per day. homegrownartsandmusicfestival.com.

Bluesmobile Cruise Nights: 3 to 9 p.m. Saturday, July 27, at the Mount Prospect Train Depot, east commuter parking lot, at the corner of Northwest Highway and Emerson Street, Mount Prospect. View classic cars. Sponsored by the Mount Prospect Lions Club. facebook.com/BMBCruiseNights.

Saturday Cruise Nights: 5 to 9 p.m. Saturday, July 27, at Hanover Park Metra West Commuter Lot. See classic, muscle and newer model cars. With live music. Free. hpil.org.

Bags, Brews and BBQ: 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday, July 27, in front of Wilder Mansion, 175 Prospect Ave., Elmhurst. Food trucks, games and a mobile beverage truck (beer, wine and mixed drinks). Must be 21 or older. Free admission. www.epd.org.

Lombard Cruise Nights: 6 to 10 p.m. Saturday, July 27, along St. Charles Road in Lombard. Features classic and custom cars along with concerts and a Kids Corner at Park and St. Charles. Free. villageoflombard.org.

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Yacht Rock The Boat: 7 to 11 p.m. Saturday, July 27, at Columbia Yacht Club, 111 N. Lake Shore Drive, Chicago. Join the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society for a groovy bash featuring an open bar, gourmet food, games, live music and DJ Yacht Rock. Proceeds support blood cancer research and patient services. $125. www.yachtrockboat.org.

Aurora Movies in the Park: 8 p.m. Saturday, July 27, 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. See "A Dog's Way Home." Free. aurora-il.org.

Mount Prospect Lions Club Farmers Market: 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, July 28, at the Mount Prospect Train Depot, Northwest Highway and Emerson Street, Mount Prospect. Features fruits, vegetables, herbs, flowers and more. Free. mplions.org.

Ride for Hope Ovarian Cancer Awareness Ride and Party: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Sunday, July 28, at the Schaumburg Boomers Stadium, 1999 S. Springinsguth Road, Schaumburg. Complementary continental breakfast for riders and passengers at 8 a.m. Kick stands up at 11 a.m. for the 50-mile ride through the back roads of several counties. Doors open at the Boomers Stadium at 12:30 p.m., with riders expected back around 1 p.m. Music from Hillbilly Rockstarz, School of Rock and DJ John Peterson. Tealmarketplace, survivor tent, comfort dogs, live and silent auction, box drawings, split the pot and door prizes. $30 donation ($20 for kids younger than 12) includes a complimentary lunch, water bottle and door prize ticket. Register at eventbrite.com/. rideforhopeil.com/.

Geneva French Market: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, July 28, in downtown Geneva. Vendors at this open-air market will sell vegetables, fruits, flowers, oils, cheeses, tea, baked goods, pasta and homemade soaps, apparel and art. Free admission. www.geneva.il.us/calendar.aspx.

Highwood Bloody Mary Fest: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, July 28, in Everts Park, 130 Highwood Ave., Highwood. Dozens of vendors present their Bloody Mary cocktail creations and food inspirations while vying for the titles of "Best Bloody Mary" and "People's Choice." Free. www.celebratehighwood.org.

Garfield Farm Museum drop-in tours: 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday and Wednesday, July 28 and 31, 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, July 28, at Cantigny Park, 1S151 Winfield Road, Wheaton. Rico will perform. Free; parking is $10. cantigny.org.

Mundelein Summer Concert Series: 5 to 6:30 p.m. Sunday, July 28, at Kracklauer Park, 116 N. Lake St., Mundelein. Midnight Rider will perform. Free. (847) 949-3200.

Sounds of Summer Concerts: 5 p.m. Sunday, July 28, at Heritage Park Performance Pavilion, 201 Community Blvd., Wheeling. Rosie & The Rivets will perform. Bring a blanket or lawn chair. Coolers are allowed; no outside alcohol is permitted. Concessions will be available for purchase. Free. wheelingparkdistrict.com.

River Park Sunday Summer Concerts: 6 p.m. Sunday, July 28, at River Park, off River Lane, Geneva. Northside Brass will perform. Sponsored by the Cultural Arts Commission. In case of rain, the concert will take place in Geneva United Methodist Church, 211 Hamilton St., Geneva. Free. www.genevarts.org.

This week

Music Mondays: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Monday, July 29, at Memorial Park, 208 W. Union Ave., Wheaton. The StingRays will perform. Bring blankets, chairs and a picnic dinner or purchase snacks from on-site concessions. Free. wheatonparkdistrict.com.

Monday Night Concert Series: 7:30 p.m. Monday, July 29, at Veteran's Memorial Bandshell, Lions Park, 411 S. Maple St., Mount Prospect. Mount Prospect Community Band will perform "Big Band Boogie." Bring a blanket or a lawn chair. Concert will move indoors in the case of rain. Free. mppd.org.

Grace Johnson, of McHenry, leans her head back and enjoys a tea cup ride during last year's McHenry County Fair in Woodstock.
  Grace Johnson, of McHenry, leans her head back and enjoys a tea cup ride during last year's McHenry County Fair in Woodstock. - Rick West | Staff Photographer, 2018

McHenry County Fair: Noon to 11 p.m. Tuesday, July 30; 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, July 31-Aug. 1; 10 a.m. to midnight Friday and Saturday, Aug. 2-3; and 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 4, at the McHenry County Fairgrounds, 11900 Country Club Drive, Woodstock. Livestock shows, agricultural and 4-H exhibits, entertainment tent with live music from Ted Nugent Saturday night, carnival rides, food, Fair Queen pageant, tractor pulls, rodeo and demolition derby. Daily admission is $5-$8; free for kids 5 and younger. www.mchenrycountyfair.com.

Broken Oar's Car and Bike Show: 5 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, July 30, 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 the season finale. Free. www.brokenoar.com/events.

Bloomingdale Concerts: 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 30, at Old Town Park, 111 Third St., Bloomingdale. Suburban Cowboys will perform country music. Free. bloomingdaleparks.org.

Downers Grove Park District Summer Concert Series: 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 30, at Veterans Memorial Pavilion in Fishel Park, on Grove Street in Downers Grove. Hillbilly Rockstarz will perform. Bring lawn chairs, blankets, food and nonalcoholic beverages. Food, wine and beer available for purchase starting at 6 p.m. www.dgparks.org.

Elgin Concerts in the Park: 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 30, at Wing Park Bandshell, 1000 Wing Park, Elgin. Earthmother will perform. Refreshments and popcorn will be sold by nonprofits. Free. cityofelgin.org.

Huntley Concerts in the Parks: 7 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 30, at Huntley Town Square on Coral Street, Huntley. 7th heaven will perform. Bring a picnic. In the case of rain, the concert will move to Cosman Theater. Free. huntley.il.us.

Libertyville Concerts in the Plaza: 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 30, at Independence Grove, 16400 W. Buckley Road, Libertyville. The North 41 will perform. $10 per car. lcfpd.org.

Mid-Summer Classics Concert Series: 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 30, at Village Green, 901 Wellington Ave., Elk Grove Village. Night Ranger will perform. Free. www.elkgrove.org.

Highwood's Evening Market: 4:30 to 9:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 31, at Everts Park, 130 Highwood Ave., Highwood. Shop for locally made gourmet cheeses, produce, homemade pastas, breads, pastries, and Italian, Mexican, French and Irish delicacies. Alabaster will perform, plus dancing, food from local restaurants and food trucks and cocktails. Family- and pet-friendly. (847) 433-2100 or www.celebratehighwood.org/highwood-evening-gourmet-market.

Elmhurst Block to Block Party: 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 31. Liverpool Acoustic will perform in the City Centre Fountain Plaza, at York and Schiller streets. The Business Casuals will perform at the North York Plaza, on the 200 block of North York. Free. elmhurstcitycentre.com.

Aurora's Wednesdays at the Plaza: 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, July 31, at Millennium Plaza, 21 S. Stolp Ave., Aurora. Lisa G and the Lucky Ones will perform. Food trucks. Free. auroradowntown.org/millennium-plaza/.

Cary Cruise Nights: 6 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 31, at West Main Street and Jandus Road off Route 14, Cary. Free. carygrovechamber.com.

Aurora Summer Concerts in the Park: 7 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 31, at McCullough Park, 150 W. Illinois Ave., Aurora. Aurora American Legion Band will perform. Bring lawn chairs and blankets. Free. foxvalleyparkdistrict.org.

Geneva Park District Summer Concerts in the Park: 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 31, in River Park, 151 N. River Lane, Geneva. The StingRays will perform. Food for purchase and a beer tent. Bring blankets or chairs. Free. genevaparks.org.

Lake Villa-Lindenhurst Live Music in the Parks: 7 to 8:30 Wednesday, July 31, at Lehmann Mansion, 485 N. Milwaukee Ave., Lake Villa. Kashmir will perform. Bring blankets, lawn chairs and coolers. Food and beverages available for purchase. Free. lake-villa.org or lindenhurstparks.org.

River Rhapsody Concert Series: 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 31, at the Batavia Riverwalk, 100 N. Island Ave., Batavia. Final Say will perform. Free. bataviaparks.org.

Summer Concerts in the Park Series: 7 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 31, at Citizen's Park Amphitheater, 511 Lake Zurich Road, Barrington. Rosie & The Rivets will perform. Free admission and popcorn. www.barringtonparkdistrict.org.

Summer Concert Series for the Family: 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 31, at North School Park, North Evergreen Avenue and East Eastman Street, Arlington Heights. The Arlingtones will perform. Bring a blanket or lawn chair. Alcohol and dogs are not allowed. In case of inclement weather, the concert will be canceled. Free. ahpd.org.

Batavia Movies in the Park: 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 31, at the Batavia Riverwalk, 100 N. Island Ave., Batavia. The Batavia Park District and Batavia Public Library will host a screening of "Ralph Breaks the Internet" after the River Rhapsody concert. Bring blankets and pillows. Free. www.bataviaparks.org.

Lollapalooza: 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Thursday through Sunday, Aug. 1-4, in Grant Park, 337 E. Randolph St., Chicago. Performances by dozens of bands each day, including The Strokes, The Chainsmokers and Hozier on Thursday; Childish Gambino, Janelle Monae and Death Cab For Cutie on Friday; Twenty One Pilots, Lil Wayne and Tenacious D on Saturday; and Ariana Grande, Flume and Meek Mill on Sunday. Tickets start at $130 for one day or $340 for all four days. www.lollapalooza.com.

Geneva Classic Car Shows: 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 1, at Fourth and James streets, behind the Kane County Courthouse, Geneva. See antique, custom-built, muscle and sport cars. Includes food and a DJ with music. Downtown shops, pubs and eateries will stay open late, with several offering evening entertainment. Free. www.genevachamber.com.

Hampshire Coon Creek Country Days: 6 to 10 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 1; 6 p.m. to midnight Friday, Aug. 2; 1 p.m. to midnight Saturday, Aug. 3; and 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 4, at Veteran's Park, off State Street, Hampshire. Music from The Lennys at 7 p.m. Thursday, Gooroos at 9 p.m. Friday, Semple at 9 p.m. Saturday and The MacCartyns at 1:30 p.m. Sunday. Craft show, radio broadcast, carnival, beer garden, corn boil, petting zoo and more. Saturday: Barbecue cook-off at 2:30 p.m. and fireworks at 9:30 p.m. Sunday: Pancake breakfast at 7:30 a.m., 36th annual Coon Creek Classic 2K/10K at 8 a.m. at Hampshire Middle School and parade at noon. Free admission. www.hcccd.com.

Rock 'n Wheels: 6 to 10 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 1, at Village Green, east of Village Hall, 1 Friendship Plaza, Addison. Bike and car cruise night. Music from The Shadows of Knight at 6:30 p.m. and New Colony Six at 7:30 p.m. Craft and vintage fair and open house in conjunction with the Historical Museum, food and free kids' rides. Free. ithappensinaddison.com.

Music at the Gazebo: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 1, in the gazebo at Prairie Path and Spring Road, Elmhurst. Elmhurst's own Grammy-nominated rocker Cathy Richardson will perform. No alcohol. Free. springroad.com/our-events/.

Sounds of Summer Towne Square Spotlights: 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 1, at Towne Square, 150 W. Palatine Road, Palatine. Guitarra Azul will perform. Pack a picnic and bring lawn chairs or a blanket. Free. palatineparks.org.

Live & Uncorked: 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 1, at Blackberry Farm, 100 S. Barnes Road, Aurora. Gates open at 6:30 p.m. Ethan Bell Band will perform. Bring a blanket, picnic basket and beer or wine. $5. Purchase tickets online at foxvalleyparkdistrict.org.

Rockin' in the Park 2019 Free Summer Concert Series: 7 to 10 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 1, at Parkway Bank Park, 5501 Park Place, Rosemont. Echoes of Pompeii will perform. 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, Aug. 1, at Lincoln Park, Main and Fifth streets, St. Charles. Howard & the White Boys will perform. In the event of rain, the concert will be canceled. Free. stcparks.org.

Summers Sounds on the Green: 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 1, at Village Green Amphitheater, 5510 Prairie Stone Parkway, Hoffman Estates. ARRA will perform. Bring a picnic, chairs or blanket. Seating is first come, first served. Free. hoffmanestatesarts.com.

Algonquin Summer Concert Series: 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 1, in Towne Park, 100 Jefferson St., Algonquin. Spoken Four will perform, with food by Best Truckin' BBQ. Free. (847) 658-2716 or www.algonquin.org/recreation.

Antioch Classic and Custom Car Show: 7:30 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 1, at the Antioch Bandshell, 900 Skidmore Drive, Antioch. The Class of 68 will perform. Sponsored by the Antioch Parks & Recreation Department. Free. www.antioch.il.gov.

Chicago Plays the Stones concert: 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 1, at Lakeside Pavilion at College of DuPage's McAninch Arts Center, 425 Fawell Blvd., Glen Ellyn. WDBC Jazz Series presents Ronnie Baker Brooks, John Primer and more playing the Stones. Free. www.atthemac.org.

Wheaton Municipal Band: 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 1, at Memorial Park, 208 W. Union Ave., Wheaton. 40th anniversary conductor's favorites concert. Free. wheatonmunicipalband.org.

Geneva Movies in the Park: Dusk Thursday, Aug. 1, at River Park, 151 N. River Lane, Geneva. See "The Meg," rated "PG-13." Begins at 8:30 p.m. Bring a blanket or lawn chair. Concessions available. www.genevaparks.org.

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