Festivals July 23-29: The Beach Boys play free show for Elk Grove's Midsummer Classics Concert Series
Algonquin Founders' Days: 4-10 p.m. Thursday, July 22; 4-11 p.m. Friday, July 23; 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday, July 24; and 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday, July 25, at Spella Park, 2610 Harnish Drive, Algonquin. 59th annual festival has over 40 different events planned, including music, Taste of Founders, business expo and bazaar, touch a truck, kids' activities and more. Headliners include Johnny Russler & The Beach Bum Band at 7:30 p.m. Thursday; 7th heaven at 9 p.m. Friday; American English at 8:30 p.m. Saturday; and Bella Cain at 7 p.m. Sunday. Parade at 11 a.m. Saturday. Founders 5K, 10K and 1-mile walk/run at 8 a.m. Sunday, starting and ending at Algonquin Middle School. Free shuttle bus from the Target and JCPenney outlets. Free. algonquinfoundersdays.com.
Eid Fest: 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday through Sunday, July 23-25, at the DuPage County Fairgrounds, 2015 Manchester Road, Wheaton. Enjoy a weekend of food, games and rides to celebrate Eid. $2. www.facebook.com/ICNAEidFest.
MainStreet Libertyville Lunch in the Park: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, July 23, at Cook Park, 413 N. Milwaukee Ave., Libertyville. Bring a blanket or lawn chair and enjoy music from the Mojo Daddies and food vendors. (847) 680-0336 or www.mainstreetlibertyville.org.
Lake Zurich Lions Clubs Alpine Fest Carnival: 5-11 p.m. Friday, July 23; 1-11 p.m. Saturday, July 24; and noon to 8 p.m. Sunday, July 24, at Lions Park, 81 E. Main St., Lake Zurich. Carnival games, food and rides. lakezurichlions.com.
Wicker Park Fest: 5-10 p.m. Friday, July 23, and noon to 10 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, July 24-25, on Milwaukee Avenue from North and Damen to Wood, Chicago. Features music on two stages, local food, arts and crafts and retail vendors. Free; $10 donation encouraged at the gate. wickerparkbucktown.com.
Wheaton Park District Summer Entertainment Series: 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday, July 23-24, at Memorial Park, 225 Karlskoga Ave., Wheaton. Features The Ron Burgundy's with The Jolly Ringwalds on Friday and Midwest Dueling Pianos with opener Billy Elton on Saturday. $10 per concert. (630) 690-4880 or memorialparkwheaton.com.
Dundee Concerts in the Park: 7-8:30 p.m. Friday, July 23, at Carpenter Park, 275 Maple Ave., Carpentersville. Zydeco Voodoo will perform. Food and drinks will be sold by the Dundee Township Lions Club. All proceeds will benefit the community. Free. wdundee.org.
Sounds of Summer Concert Series: 7-8:30 p.m. Friday, July 23, and Thursday, July 29, at Harmony Park, 7 S. Vail Ave., Arlington Heights. The Neverly Brothers perform Friday and Northwest Highwayman perform Thursday, July 29. vah.com.
Brothers' Field Outdoor Movie Night: 8:30 p.m. Friday, July 23, at Brothers' Field, 344 Old McHenry Road, Long Grove. Watch "Rookie of the Year" on a 40-foot outdoor movie screen. $25 for a viewing square that fits up to six people. brothersfieldlonggrove.com.
Cabin Fever Drive-in Laser Show: 9 and 10:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, July 23-24, and 9 p.m. Sunday, July 25, at the Lake County Fairgrounds, 1060 E. Peterson Road, Grayslake. Drive-in laser light show that can be viewed from your car. $29.99-$99.99. Advance tickets required. freshtix.com/events/laser-lakecounty.
Wild Horse Fair: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, July 24-25, at Beyond Stables, 11129 S. Route 176, Woodstock. Equestrian demonstrations of dressage, ground work, barrel racing, musical freestyle and more. Screening of "The Mustangs: America's Wild Horses" at 7 p.m. Saturday (separate $10 fee). Proceeds benefit Operation Wild Horse. $10 for adults (includes raffle ticket); free for kids 10 and younger. visitmchenrycounty.com.
Geneva Arts Fair: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, July 24-25, in downtown Geneva. More than 150 artists display their works in a host of mediums. Sponsored by the Geneva Chamber of Commerce. Free. genevachamber.com.
Glencoe Festival of Art: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, July 24-25, around 700 Vernon Ave., Glencoe. More than 90 juried artists from across the country will be showcasing their art. Reservations encouraged. Free admission. amdurproductions.com.
Northwestern Medicine Lake Bluff Criterium: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, July 24, at Lake Bluff Village Green, 113 E. Scranton Ave., Lake Bluff. World-class bicycle racing, pro and amateur races, family fun ride on the pro racecourse, luxury car exhibit, food court and more. Free. intelligentsiacup.com.
Glenview Art League Summer Art Fair: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, July 24-25, at Lyon School, 1335 Waukegan Road, Glenview. Outdoor summer art fair featuring 50 artists exhibiting fine art. Entertainment and children's activities. Free admission. go.rallyup.com/glenviewartleague.
Cruise Night Car Shows and Summer Concert Series: 6-10 p.m. Saturday, July 24, at St. Charles Road and Park Avenue, Lombard. Rosie & The Rivets will perform. See cars on display. villageoflombard.org.
Summer Breeze Concert Series: 7 p.m. Saturday, July 24, on the grounds of the Robert O. Atcher Municipal Center, 101 Schaumburg Court, Schaumburg. Chicago tribute band The Chicago Experience will perform. Bring your own chairs or blankets. Concessions available. Free admission. prairiecenter.org.
Global Arts Sundays: 2-4 p.m. Sunday, July 25, at Banbury Fair, 211 W. Railroad Ave., Bartlett. Hollyy Band performs. Free. artsinbartlett.org/events.
Gospelfest: 4-5:30 p.m. Sunday, July 25, at Greenbelt, 1215 Green Bay Road, North Chicago. Vocalist Tina Jenkins Crawley will perform. Bring a blanket or lawn chair and pack a picnic. No food or beverages will be available for sale. Free. lcfpd.org.
Wheeling Summer Entertainment Series: 5 p.m. Sunday, July 25, at Heritage Park, 109 Community Blvd., Wheeling. Rosie & the Rivets will perform '50s and '60s dance hits along with modern music. Bring a blanket or lawn chair. Free. wheelingparkdistrict.com.
Music in Mundy Park: 7-9 p.m. Sunday, July 25, at Mundy Park, 21 S. Broadway Ave., Aurora. The Claudettes will perform. $10 for lawn seating; $15 for terrace seating. eventbrite.com.
"Back To The Movies": 7:30 p.m. Monday, July 26, at St. Colette Catholic Church, 3900 Meadow Drive, Rolling Meadows. The Northwest Concert Band will play an outdoor concert with the theme "Back To The Movies." Bring lawn chairs. Free. northwestconcertband.org.
Cantigny Cruise Night: 5-8 p.m. Tuesday, July 27, in the south parking lot of Cantigny Park, 1S151 Winfield Road, Wheaton. Display your classic or restored vehicle. No fee to participate, but the regular $5 per car parking fee applies. cantigny.org.
Bloomingdale Summer Concert Series: 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 27, at Old Town Park, 111 Third St., Bloomingdale. The Second Hand Soul Band will perform a variety of music including Motown, soul and rock 'n' roll. Free. bloomingdaleparks.org.
Buffalo Grove Summer Concert Series: 7-8:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 27, at Willow Stream Park, 651 Old Checker Road, Buffalo Grove. Bring blankets and chairs for an outdoor concert featuring Centerfold. Social distancing circles will be painted in the grass in front of the pavilion. Free. bgparks.org
Crystal Lake Concerts in the Park: 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 27, at Main Beach, 300 Lakeshore Drive, Crystal Lake. Food, beverages and small charcoal grills are allowed (no glass). The Crystal Lake Community Band will perform. The T-Mobile truck crew will be there at 6:30 p.m. for contests, trivia and giveaways. In the event of inclement weather, the decision to reschedule will be made by 4 p.m. Call (815) 410-4475, ext. 6. Free. crystallakeparks.org/special-events.
Downers Grove summer concert: 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 27, at Veterans Memorial Pavilion in Fishel Park, 1036 Grove St., Downers Grove. The Beatelles will perform. Food, beer and wine sales will begin at 6 p.m. Free. dgparks.org.
Elgin Summer Concert in the Park: 7-8:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 27, in the Wing Park band shell, 1010 Wing St., Elgin. Projecto 7, a salsa and Latin jazz band, will perform music from the 1970s to today. Bring picnic food, lawn chairs and blankets. Free. facebook.com/cityofelgin/.
Huntley Summer Concert in the Square: 7-8:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 27, at Huntley Town Square, 11704 Coral St., Huntley. The Four C Notes will perform. Free. huntley.il.us.
Concerts in the Plaza: 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 27, at Independence Grove Forest Preserve, 16400 W. Buckley Road, Libertyville. Rico will perform in Millennia Plaza. Bring blankets and lawn chairs. $10 per car after 5 p.m. lcfpd.org/things-to-do/concerts.
Midsummer Classics Concert Series: 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 27, at Village Green, 901 Wellington Ave., Elk Grove Village. The Beach Boys will perform. Free. elkgrove.org.
Food Truck Social on Main Street: 4-7 p.m. Wednesday, July 28, at Lake Zurich Promenade, 173 W. Main St., Lake Zurich. Weekly rotation of food trucks. lakezurich.org.
South Elgin Cruise Night: 5:30-8 p.m. Wednesday, July 28, at Panton Mill Creek, 10 N. Water St., South Elgin. Show off your ride. No registration is required for participants. Concessions available. southelgin.com/pantonmillpark.
Cary Cruise Nights: 6-8:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 28, on Main Street, Cary. Theme nights, DJ, Mini Business Expo and food trucks. carygrovechamber.com.
Aurora's Wednesdays at the Plaza: 7-9 p.m. Wednesday, July 28, at Millennium Plaza, 21 S. Stolp Ave., Aurora. The Darling Suns will perform. Free. auroradowntown.org.
Concert Under the Stars: 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 28, at North School Park, Arlington Heights and Eastman Street, Arlington Heights. The Arlingtones Barbershop Chorus will perform. Features the American Legion Post 208 Color Guard and the LCC Military Kare-9 Comfort Dogs. Free. arlingtones.net.
Geneva Concert in the Park: 7-9 p.m. Wednesday, July 28, at Stephen D. Persinger Recreation Center, 3507 Kaneville Road, Geneva. Mr. Myers will perform. Free. genevaparks.org.
Live Music in the Parks: 7-8:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 28, at Parkman Pavilion, 2200 E. Grass Lake Road, Lindenhurst. Chicago Tribute Anthology will perform. lindenhurstparks.org
River Rhapsody Concert Series: 7-8:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 28, at Peg Bond Center, 151 Island Ave., Batavia. Good Clean Fun will perform. Free. bataviaparks.org
Ravinia District Food Truck Thursday: 4:30 p.m. to dusk Thursday, July 29, on Dean Avenue and in Jens Jensen Park, 486 Roger Williams Ave., Highland Park. Enjoy food and drinks from more than a dozen food trucks. Pierce Crask will perform at 4:30 p.m. and Dave Spector & Brother John Kattke will perform at 6 p.m. cityhpil.com/thingstodo.
Geneva Classic Car Show: 5-8 p.m. Thursday, July 29, in the rear parking lot of the Kane County Courthouse, off Fourth Street in Geneva. Car collectors showcase their vintage rides. Enjoy music from the 1950s and vote for your favorite make and model. genevachamber.com/geneva-classic-car-show.
Kickback at Kalk: 5-7 p.m. Thursday, July 29, at Kalk Park, Glencoe. Bring a picnic blanket and enjoy the Ivy Lane String Quartet performing "Cinema Classics and Movie Favorites." Activities start at 5 p.m. and music starts at 6. glencoeparkdistrict.com.
Rock 'n Wheels: 6-10 p.m. Thursday, July 29, on the Village Green, 1 Friendship Plaza, Addison. Shade of Blues will open followed by the Led Zeppelin tribute band Kashmir. Food from local restaurants. The Bike & Car Cruise Night has been relocated across the street to Green Meadow Shopping Center. ItHappensInAddison.com.
Algonquin Summer Concert: 7 p.m. Thursday, July 29, at Towne Park, 100 S. Jefferson St., Algonquin. Serendipity will perform. Free. algonquin.org.
Live & Uncorked Concert Series: 7-9 p.m. Thursday, July 29, at Blackberry Farm, 100 S. Barnes Road, Aurora. Voyage will perform. Bring a blanket, picnic basket, and craft beer or wine. For ages 21 and older; ID checked prior to entry. Doors open at 6:15 p.m. Purchase tickets for $6 at foxvalleyparkdistrict.org/summer-concerts or $7 at the door.
Naperville Municipal Band Concert: 7-8:30 p.m. Thursday, July 29, at Central Park, 104 E. Benton Ave., Naperville. The Naperville Municipal Band will perform music from "Happy Feet." The bake sale vendor is Congregation Beth Shalom. napervilleband.org.
Rockin' in the Park: 7-10 p.m. Thursday, July 29, at Parkway Bank Park, 5501 Park Place, Rosemont. Heart tribute band Bébé le Strange 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, July 29, at Lincoln Park, along Main Street between Fourth and Fifth streets, Charles. Hello Weekend will perform, featuring music from Bruno Mars to the Beach Boys. Free. stcparks.org/summer-concerts.
Wheaton Municipal Band: 7:30-9 p.m. Thursday, July 29, at Memorial Park, 225 Karlskoga Ave., Wheaton. "With A Little Help from Our Friends!" concert honors the Friends of the Wheaton Municipal Band. Special guest soloist will be Douglas Yeo. Free. wheatonmunicipalband.org.
Movies at a Museum: 8-10 p.m. Thursday, July 29, at Aurora Regional Fire Museum, 53 N. Broadway, Aurora. The Canadian-American 1998 film "Smoke Signals," rated PG-13, will be shown. Seating areas open at 7 p.m. Food and refreshments for sale. auroradowntown.org or facebook.com/auroradowntown/.