Festivals Aug. 16-22: Grayslake Summer Days, Naper Nights, Riverfest Express, Little Bear Ribfest & more

  • Julianna Bennett and Matthew Weldon ride the Fun Slide during last year's Grayslake Summer Days.

      Julianna Bennett and Matthew Weldon ride the Fun Slide during last year's Grayslake Summer Days. Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer, August 2018

  • Several dozen show cars and trucks were on display at last year's South Elgin Riverfest Express.

    Several dozen show cars and trucks were on display at last year's South Elgin Riverfest Express. John Starks | Staff Photographer, August 2018

 
Posted8/13/2019 5:59 AM

This weekend

Mid-America Bonsai Society Show & Sale: Noon to 5 p.m. Friday, Aug. 16, and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 17-18, at Chicago Botanic Garden, 1000 Lake-Cook Road, Glencoe. Presented by the Midwest Bonsai Society, this show features 200 bonsai trees. Shop more than a dozen vendors for bonsai trees and supplies. Workshops will be held throughout the weekend. Free; $25-$30 parking. www.chicagobotanic.org.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
 

Evanston Art & Big Fork Festival: 4 to 9 p.m. Friday, Aug. 16; 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 17; and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 18, at 800 Church St., Evanston. Art from 150 artists including painting, sculpture, photography, handmade jewelry, one-of-a-kind furniture and home accessories. Plus, music from Cirrus Falcon, food, beer, wine and more. Free. amdurproductions.com/event/evanston-art-big-fork-festival-2019/.

Blues, Brews & BBQ: 5 to 11 p.m. Friday, Aug. 16; 3 to 11 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 17; and 11:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 18, at Petersen Park, 4300 Petersen Park Road, McHenry. Rotary Club of McHenry fundraising event features music, barbecue and other food options, craft beer and more. New this year: a VIP tent for $75 per person. $10 at the gate; free for kids 12 and younger. www.mrbbb.com.

Chicago's Little Italy Festa: 5 to 11 p.m. Friday, Aug. 16; noon to 11 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 17; and noon to 9 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 18, on Taylor Street, Chicago. Italian food, family entertainment and Gelato Festival America from noon to 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. For updates on admission fees, call (630) 962-7000 or visit www.arcadalive.com.

Elburn Days hosted 52 teams in last year's mud volleyball tournament.
  Elburn Days hosted 52 teams in last year's mud volleyball tournament. - Bev Horne | Staff Photographer, August 2018
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Elburn Days: 5 to 11 p.m. Friday, Aug. 16; 1 to 11 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 17; and 1 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 18, at Elburn Lions Park, 500 S. Filmore St., Elburn. Parade at 6 p.m. Friday, plus a craft show, mud volleyball, carnival rides, food, raffles, pie-baking contest, entertainment and more. 41st annual Truck & Tractor Pulls at 11 a.m. Saturday ($5). Free admission. elburnlions.com.

Luke Valosky, of Grayslake, shoots a hoop during last year's Grayslake Summer Days.
  Luke Valosky, of Grayslake, shoots a hoop during last year's Grayslake Summer Days. - Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer, August 2018

Grayslake Summer Days: 5 p.m. to midnight Friday, Aug. 16, and noon to midnight Saturday, Aug. 17, on Whitney Street in downtown Grayslake. Music festival with family activities, food vendors and business expo. Bike and pet parade Saturday, go kart races on Seymour Avenue, bags tournament and more. Parade at 6:30 p.m. Saturday. Free. www.grayslakechamber.com.

Naper Nights: 5 to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Aug. 16-17, at Naper Settlement, 523 S. Webster St., Naperville. Friday: Soundtracks of a Generation (tribute to Woodstock) from 6 to 10 p.m. Saturday: Rico from 6 to 7:30 p.m. and The THE BAND Band from 8 to 10 p.m. Online ticket sales end at noon Thursday, Aug. 15. $15; $10 for kids 4-12. napersettlement.org.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
 

Party in the Park concert series: 5 p.m. Friday, Aug. 16, at Chicago Premium Outlets, 1650 Premium Outlet Blvd., Aurora. Begins with preshow music spun by a DJ from 95.9 FM, food and beverage vendors, face painting and other kid-friendly festivities, followed by the concert at 6 p.m. featuring The Verve Pipe. Free. premiumoutlets.com/chicago.

People zoom around in the bumper cars during last year's South Elgin Riverfest Express.
People zoom around in the bumper cars during last year's South Elgin Riverfest Express. - John Starks | Staff Photographer, August 2018

Riverfest Express: 5 to 11:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 16; 1 to 11:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 17; and noon to 9 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 18, at Panton Mill Park, 10 N. Water St., South Elgin. The 23rd annual festival features music, car show, carnival, trolley rides, entertainment, fireworks at 9:30 p.m. Saturday and more. On Saturday and Sunday, craft show and Small Business Expo from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., and car show from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free. www.southelgin.com.

Armenian Fest: 6 to 10 p.m. Friday, Aug. 16; 5 to 11 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 17; and noon to 7 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 18, at Armenian All Saints Apostolic Church, 1701 N. Greenwood Road, Glenview. Authentic Armenian cuisine and music, cigar bar Saturday and Sunday, Grape Blessing ceremony at 4 p.m. Sunday. Free. www.armenianallsaints.org.

Downtown Downers Grove Summer Nights Classic Car Show: 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, Aug. 16, 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.

Fridays on the Green: 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 16, at Centennial Green, Village Hall, 50 S. Emerson St., Mount Prospect. Entertainment features Exit 147. Bring chairs or blankets. Free parking in the Emerson Street Garage at Village Hall. Free. experiencemountprospect.org.

Glenwood Avenue Arts Fest: 6 to 10 p.m. Friday, Aug. 16; 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 17; and 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 18, at 6900-7000 N. Glenwood Avenue and 1300-1500 W. Morse Ave., Chicago. The popular Glenwood Avenue Arts Fest returns for its 18th year bringing more than 120 artists and two outdoor music stages to the Glenwood Avenue Arts District. Free admission. www.GlenwoodAve.org.

Jubilee 2019: 6 to 11 p.m. Friday, Aug. 16; 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 17; and noon to 10 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 18, at Village Hall, 375 W. Briarcliff Road, Bolingbrook. Music, food and beer, carnival, family events, car show from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, craft show from noon to 6 p.m. Sunday and more. www.bolingbrook.com.

Stan Roelker of the Vernon Hills/Mundelein Rotary Club tries to get people to buy corn during last year's Little Bear Ribfest at Century Park in Vernon Hills.
  Stan Roelker of the Vernon Hills/Mundelein Rotary Club tries to get people to buy corn during last year's Little Bear Ribfest at Century Park in Vernon Hills. - Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer, August 2018

Little Bear Ribfest: 6 to 11 p.m. Friday, Aug. 16, and 4 to 11 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 17, at Century Park, 1001 Lakeview Parkway, Vernon Hills. Sample ribs from local vendors and listen to live blues music. $5; free for kids younger than 5. www.vhparkdistrict.org.

Vintage Rides Car Show: 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, Aug. 16, on Front Street between Hale Street and Cross in Wheaton. 22nd annual show featuring classic cars, motorcycles and trucks, plus a DJ spinning tunes. Free. downtownwheaton.com.

Woodstock 50 Year Celebration: 6 to 11 p.m. Friday, Aug. 16, and 2:30 to 11 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 17, at The Venue Aurora, 21 S. Broadway Ave., Aurora. Celebrate the 50th anniversary of Woodstock with a two-day festival of peace, love and music. Local musicians will reprise and interpret Woodstock acts including Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young; Janis Joplin; Jefferson Airplane; The Grateful Dead; The Who; Sly & The Family Stone; Jimi Hendrix; and more. Tickets for Friday are $14 in advance, $19 at the door; Saturday are $18 in advance, $23 at the door; both days $30 in advance, $35 at the door; VIP packages available. themusicvenue.org

Hawthorn Woods Concert in the Park: 6:30 to 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 16, at Hawthorn Woods Community Park, 5 Park View Lane, Hawthorn Woods. Deja Vu will perform. Free. www.vhw.org.

Jess Fest: 7 to 10 p.m. Friday, Aug. 16, at 1113 W. Belmont Ave., Chicago. A 1970s-themed variety show fundraising event benefiting The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research. $25. www.eventbrite.com.

Hawthorn Woods Movie in the Park: 8 to 10:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 16, at Hawthorn Woods Community Park, 5 Park View Lane, Hawthorn Woods. Enjoy family night underneath the stars with a screening of "Coco." Movie begins at dusk. Free. vhw.org.

Cary Park District Color Run 5K: 8 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 17, at Lions Park, 1200 Silver Lake Road, Cary. Check-in for the all-ages run/walk starts at 8 a.m. with the race at 9. $30. Bring a nonperishable item to donate to the Cary-Grove Food Pantry and be entered into a raffle to win a gift card. Rain date is Saturday, Aug. 24. www.carypark.com.

Connor Kincaid Memorial Fishing Tournament: 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, Aug. 17, at Indian Trail Beach, 228 Indian Trail, Lake in the Hills. Third annual event, with proceeds donated to the village in honor of Connor Kincaid, a lifelong fisherman, who used to restock fishing areas in the community. Day-of registration from 7:30 to 8 a.m. Fishing equipment and boats will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. $8. www.lith.org.

Trash to Treasure Fairs: 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 17, in Huntley's Town Square. Held in conjunction with the Huntley Farmers Market. Shop for antiques, flea market items, crafts, and gently used books and toys. Free. huntley.il.us.

Wheaton French Market: 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 17, in municipal parking lot 3 at Main and Liberty in downtown 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.

Muck Fest MS 5K Mud Run 2019: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 17, at the Lake County Fairgrounds, 1060 E. Peterson Road, Grayslake. Registration fees for participants vary; free for spectators. www.muckfest.com.

Bristol Renaissance Faire: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 17-18, 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. The theme for this weekend is "Heroes & Villains." Single-day tickets are $11.50-$29.95 at the gate; free for kids 4 and younger. (847) 395-7773 or renfair.com/bristol/.

Chicago Caribbean Carnivale Parade and Festival: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 17, at the Midway Plaisance Park, 1130 Midway Plaisance, Chicago. Parade, food, music, fashion, arts and crafts, vendors and more. Free. www.eventbrite.com.

Kilbourn Park Summer Festival: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 17, at Kilbourn Park, 3501 N. Kilbourn Ave., Chicago. A free communitywide outdoor event featuring DJ music, a bounce house, face painting, arts and crafts, food and beverages and more. Free. www.eventbrite.com.

Long Grove's Vintage Days: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 17-18, at 308 Old McHenry Road, Long Grove. Event showcases all things vintage, reclaimed, antique and repurposed in an open-air marketplace. Free. www.longgrove.org/festivals/vintage-days/.

Wine and Art Walk: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 17-18, at Morton Arboretum, 4100 Route 53, Lisle. Hear music, sip wine and shop for nature-themed art as you stroll around Meadow Lake. Browse this juried art show featuring photography, wood-turning, jewelry, digital and traditional painting, ceramics, fused glass and more from Midwest artists. Wine, beverages and snacks will be available for purchase. $10-$15. www.mortonarb.org.

Peck Farm Park Back to School Fest: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 17, at Peck Farm Park, 4038 Kaneville Road, Geneva. Games, nature crafts, a scavenger hunt and a Birds of Prey presentation. Free. www.genevaparks.org.

Thai Food Festival Chicago 2019: 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 17, and 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 18, at Thorek's Parking Lot, 851 W. Irving Park Road, Chicago. Hosted by the Thai-American Restaurant Association of Illinois. Experience Thai culture and food from 14 vendors, as well as many activities and performances. Free admission. www.eventbrite.com.

Trolley Fest at South Elgin Riverfest: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 17-18, at Fox River Trolley Museum, 361 S. La Fox St., South Elgin. Vintage trolleys and trains run in conjunction with South Elgin Riverfest. Fares are $5 adults; $3 for seniors 65 and older; $2 for kids 3-11; and free for kids younger than 3. All-day passes $8. (847) 697-4676 or foxtrolley.org.

Carpentersville Burger Fest: Noon to 9 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 17, at Carpenter Park, 351 Carpenter Blvd., Carpentersville. Second annual festival features burger contest, family activities, beer garden and music from Modern Day Romeos. Free. www.cville.org.

Englewood Back to School Parade: Noon Saturday, Aug. 17, at Ogden Park, 6500 S. Racine Ave., Chicago. Floats, performances and other activities to support children's education and enrich their futures. Free. dispartilaw.com.

Fred Fest: Noon to 6 p.m. Saturday, August 17, at Fox River Forest Preserve, 28500 W. Roberts Road, Port Barrington. Family-friendly event features a diverse lineup of music and kids' activities. Proceeds benefit the Preservation Foundation of the Lake County Forest Preserves. $5-$10; free for kids 5 and younger. Family pass $25. www.lcfpd.org.

Pilsen Fest: Noon to 10 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 17-18, in Blue Island, from 18th to 21st streets, Chicago. More than 40 musical acts, plus kids workshops, food, printmaking, theater, poetry, performances, chess, authors, live painting, crafts and more. $5. www.pilsenfestchicago.com.

Sangria Festival: Noon to 10 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 17-18, in Humboldt Park, Chicago. Handcrafted sangria made by the city's top mixologists, authentic food and arts, featuring authentic flamenco performances and more. Tickets start at $15. www.sangriafestivalchicago.com.

Chicago Westside Music Festival: 2 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 17, in Douglas Park, California and Roosevelt, Chicago. All-ages show featuring performances by Faith Evans, Monifah, Da Brat and Crucial Conflict. Free. www.eventbrite.com.

The Great Outdoors Beer Trail: 2 to 6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 17, at Fel-Pro RRR Conservation Area, 1520 Crystal Lake Road, Cary. Walk the one-mile partially wooded, paved path while visiting various regional craft brewers along the trail. Features games, music, food and more. 21-and-older event. Dog-friendly, but a leash is required. Tickets are $45 and include a souvenir glass and 4-ounce tastes from each brewer; $15 designated driver includes a souvenir glass for free water and soda; and the $55 Gold Pass includes early entry at noon. www.mccdistrict.org.

Bluesmobile Cruise Nights: 3 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 17, at the Mount Prospect Train Depot, east commuter parking lot, at the corner of Northwest Highway and Emerson Street, Mount Prospect. View classic cars at this event sponsored by the Mount Prospect Lions Club. facebook.com/BMBCruiseNights.

Wheaton All Night Flea Market: 3 p.m. to 3 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 17, at the DuPage County Fairgrounds, 2015 Manchester Road, Wheaton. Shop antiques, folk art and crafts, closeouts, clothing, housewares, advertising memorabilia, coins, collectibles and more. Also features artists, food, celebrities including Tony Dow and Jerry Mathers from "Leave It To Beaver" and Kristy McNichol and more. $9 for adults, free for kids 12 and younger. www.zurkopromotions.com/wheaton-illinois-all-night-flea-market.

Saturday Cruise Nights: 5 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 17, at the Hanover Park Metra West Commuter Lot. See classic, muscle and newer model cars. With live music. Free. hpil.org.

Lombard Cruise Nights: 6 to 10 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 17, 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.

Grayslake Summer Days Parade: 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 17, starting at Grayslake Central High School, 400 N. Lake St., Grayslake. The parade continues on Lake to Center Street and ends at the festival site on Seymour Avenue. Free. www.grayslakechamber.com.

Summer Breeze Concert Series: 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 17, at the Robert O. Atcher Municipal Center, 101 Schaumburg Court, Schaumburg. The Flat Cats will perform. Concertgoers are encouraged to bring lawn chairs, blankets, picnic food and beverages. Sponsored by the Schaumburg Park District and the Village of Schaumburg. Free. villageofschaumburg.com or parkfun.com.

22nd Annual Cardboard Boat Race: 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 18, at Lakefront Park, 71 Nippersink Blvd., Fox Lake. Registration and on-site building regatta begins at 8 a.m., with the race at noon. Boats must be built with materials in supplied kits, which can be purchased for $30 on site or in advance. Register at Village Hall, 66 Thillen Drive, Fox Lake. www.foxlake.org.

Mount Prospect Lions Club Farmers Market: 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 18, at the Mount Prospect Train Depot, Northwest Highway and Emerson Street, Mount Prospect. Features fruits, vegetables, herbs, flowers and more. Free. mplions.org.

Geneva French Market: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 18, in downtown Geneva. Vendors will sell vegetables, fruits, flowers, oils, cheeses, tea, baked goods, pasta, homemade soaps, apparel and art. Operated by Bensidoun USA. www.geneva.il.us/calendar.aspx

Malott Japanese Garden Summer Festival: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 18, at the Chicago Botanic Garden, 1000 Lake-Cook Road, Glencoe. Learn about the summer festivals (matsuri) celebrated in Japan, plus taiko drum and koto harp music, traditional folk tales and a tea ceremony and crafts. Free; regular parking fees apply. www.chicagobotanic.org.

Cantigny Park outdoor concert series: 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 18, at Cantigny Park, 1S151 Winfield Road, Wheaton. Wendy and DB will perform from 11 to 11:45 a.m. and The Four C Notes will perform from 3 to 5 p.m. Free; parking is $10. cantigny.org.

Summer Fiesta: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 18, at Church of Holy Apostles, 5211 W. Bull Valley Road, McHenry. Features authentic Mexican food, live music, dancing, games and more. Free admission. www.facebook.com/thechurchofholyapostles.

Island Lake Lions Club Corn Fest: Noon to 6 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 18, at Water Tower Park, 429 W. State Road, Island Park. Free corn, music and more. Free admission. www.villageofislandlake.com.

Garfield Farm Museum drop-in tours: 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday and Wednesday, Aug. 18 and 21, at Garfield Farm Museum, 3N016 Garfield Road, Campton Hills. Tour the historic farmstead, including the barnyard and 1846 brick tavern. $3-$4. garfieldfarm.org.

Hofbräuhaus Chicago's Back-to-School Kinderfest: 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 18, at Hofbräuhaus Chicago, 5500 Park Place, Rosemont. Festivities include live music, face painting, magic shows, and arts and crafts stations to welcome the back-to-school season. Free for all ages. www.hofbrauhauschicago.com.

Kids Nature Funfest: 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 18, at Greenbelt Cultural Center, 1110 Green Bay Road, North Chicago. Outdoor nature activities include pond-scooping, nature art, crafts and animals. Free. www.lcfpd.org.

Wheeling International Festival: 1 to 7 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 18, at Heritage Park Performance Pavilion, 201 Community Blvd., Wheeling. Celebrate diversity at this annual festival featuring music, food and more. Free. www.wheelingparkdistrict.com.

South Shore Summer Festival: 2 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 18, at the South Shore Cultural Center, 7059 S. South Shore Drive, Chicago. Enjoy the soulful sounds of local and national musical artists, the neighborhood's favorite foods, and opportunities to shop with small businesses from both South Shore and surrounding communities. Free. www.southshoresummerfestival.com.

Mundelein Summer Concert Series: 5 to 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 18, at Kracklauer Park, 116 N. Lake St., Mundelein. New Invaders will perform. Free. (847) 949-3200.

This week

Broken Oar's Car and Bike Show: 5 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 20, 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

Wauconda Cruise Night: 5 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 20, at 101 N. Main St., Wauconda. Family-friendly. Free to cruisers and spectators. waucondacruisenight.com.

Live Music Nights: 6:30 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 20, at Bridges of Poplar Creek Country Club, 1400 Poplar Creek Drive, Hoffman Estates. Felix & Fingers will perform. Free. bridgesofpoplarcreek.com/calendar.

Downers Grove Park District Summer Concert Series: 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 20, at Veterans Memorial Pavilion in Fishel Park, on Grove Street in Downers Grove. The StingRays 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.

Jeff Handt of Vernon Hills munches on some ribs during last year's Little Bear Ribfest in Vernon Hills.
  Jeff Handt of Vernon Hills munches on some ribs during last year's Little Bear Ribfest in Vernon Hills. - Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer, August 2018

Huntley Concerts in the Parks: 7 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 20, at Huntley Town Square on Coral Street, Huntley. American English will perform. Bring a picnic. In case of rain, the concert will move to Cosman Theater. Free. huntley.il.us.

Highwood's Evening Market: 4:30 to 9:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 21, in Everts Park, 130 Highwood Ave., Highwood. Shop for locally made gourmet cheeses, produce, homemade pastas, baked fare, breads and pastries, and an array of Italian, Mexican, French and Irish delicacies from 60 vendors. Features live music from Doc Mintz's Vat of Chocolate, 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.

Cary Cruise Nights: 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 21, on Main Street in downtown Cary. Import, Classic, Cadillac, Lincoln and Mercury Night. Includes Mini-Business Expo. Free. www.carygrovechamber.com.

People check out vintage cars during a previous Car Fun on 21 in downtown Libertyville.
  People check out vintage cars during a previous Car Fun on 21 in downtown Libertyville. - Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer, August 2017

MainStreet Libertyville's Car Fun on 21: 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 21, at Milwaukee and Church streets, Libertyville. Vintage cars, trucks and motorcycles 25 years and older will be on display. Plus, food vendors and music. Free. mainstreetlibertyville.org.

Itasca Family Concert Series: 7 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 21, at the Depot Museum, 101 N. Catalpa, Itasca. The StingRays will perform oldies. Free. itascaparkdistrict.com.

WSEC Cruisin' Nights & Street Fair: 5 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 22, on Cass Avenue in downtown Westmont. Hundreds of cars, vendors, live music in two locations, and fun for all ages. Free. www.westmont.illinois.gov.

Barrington Cruise Nights: 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 22, at East Station Street and South Cook Street, Barrington. Theme nights, food trucks and more. The Barrington Bank & Trust Family Fun Zone features face painting, a balloon artist, kid-friendly games, inflatables, tricycle and Porsche pedal car races and more. www.enjoybarrington.com.

Geneva Classic Car Shows: 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 22, 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.

Rock 'n Wheels: 6 to 10 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 22, on Village Green, 1 Friendship Plaza, Addison. Joe Kalish will perform at 6:30 p.m. and Moody Blues tribute band Time Traveller will perform at 7:30 p.m. Features food, a bike and car cruise night, a craft and vintage fair and an open house in conjunction with the Historical Museum. Free. ithappensinaddison.com.

Rockin' in the Park 2019 Free Summer Concert Series: 7 to 10 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 22, at Parkway Bank Park, 5501 Park Place, Rosemont. Abraxas will perform. Food and beverage tents on the park's great lawn and a musical fireworks display after the show. Free. www.rosemont.com/thepark/entertainment/rockin-in-the-park-2019.

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