Festivals July 30-Aug. 5: Lake County Micro Fair, Taste of Roselle and more

  • While smaller than in previous years, the 2021 Lake County Micro Fair promises carnival rides and more.

    While smaller than in previous years, the 2021 Lake County Micro Fair promises carnival rides and more. Paul Valade | Staff Photographer, 2019

  • Expect carnival rides, games, music, food and more at this year's Hampshire Coon Creek Country Days this weekend.

    Expect carnival rides, games, music, food and more at this year's Hampshire Coon Creek Country Days this weekend. Paul Valade | Staff Photographer, 2019

 
Updated 7/29/2021 9:24 AM

This weekend

Hampshire Coon Creek Country Days: 6-10 p.m. Thursday, July 29; 6-11 p.m. Friday, July 30; noon to 11 p.m. Saturday, July 31; and 1-5 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 1, on State Street, Hampshire. Carnival, corn boil, vendors, games, beer tent, food, live music, kids' area, raffles and more. Music includes Friday Jackson at 8 p.m. Thursday, Hi Infidelity at 9 p.m. Friday, Semple at 6:30 p.m. and Hillbilly Rockstarz at 9:30 p.m. Saturday, and the Mackenzie O'Brien Band at 1:30 p.m. Sunday. Parade at noon Saturday. Fireworks at dusk Saturday. 10K race at 8 a.m. Sunday and 2K race at 8:05 a.m. www.hcccd.com.

 

Tots in the Park: 10:30 a.m. Friday, July 30, at Alcott Center, 530 Bernard Drive, Buffalo Grove. Bring a blanket and find a circle on the lawn to dance and sing with Todd Downing: Tall Tales and Silly Songs. Face coverings will be required for all participants 2 and older when outside of a circle. Free. bgparks.org.

Fun Fridays: 11 a.m. to noon Friday, July 30, in the Shell at Reed-Keepler Park, 129 W. National St., West Chicago. Features an animal show by Animal Quest. Bring a lunch. www.we-goparks.org/special-events.

MainStreet Libertyville Lunch in the Park: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, July 30, at Cook Park, 413 N. Milwaukee Ave., Libertyville. Bring a blanket or lawn chair and enjoy live music from Marshall Hjerstedt and food vendors. (847) 680-0336 or www.mainstreetlibertyville.org.

Lake County Micro Fair: Noon to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday, July 30-31, and 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 1, at the Lake County Fairgrounds, 1060 E. Peterson Road, Grayslake. Midway rides and games, food vendors, expo hall from noon to 6 p.m., vaccination clinic, live music, livestock showing, beer garden, demolition derby at 4 p.m. Saturday and 1 p.m. Sunday and more. Music includes Final Say at 8:30 p.m. Friday, Chicago Latin Groove at 8 p.m. Saturday, and Brecken Miles at 5 p.m. Sunday. Online ticket purchase encouraged. $10 for ages 13 and older; $5 for kids 6-12; free for kids 5 and younger and active military in uniform. lcfair.com.

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FibFest: 3-11 p.m. Friday, July 30, and noon to 11 p.m. Saturday, July 31, at Fibs Brewing Company, 260 Howard Ave., Des Plaines. Live music, street tacos and barbecue, and drinks, including the small-batch Watermelon Jolly Rancher Ale. Bands include Eliminator at 9 p.m. Friday and Ashley Victoria at 9 p.m. Saturday. Tickets are $19.99 for ages 21 and older, $9.99 for 12-20, free for kids younger than 12. www.fibfest.com.

Taste of Roselle: 6-11 p.m. Friday, July 30; noon to 11 p.m. Saturday, July 31; and noon to 8 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 1, on Main Street between Roselle Road and Park Street, Roselle. The Roselle Lions Club is hosting the 39th annual festival featuring food, live entertainment, carnival rides, Bingo tent, craft fair and more. Music includes Physical Graffiti at 9:35 p.m. Friday, Camouflage Moon at 9:30 p.m. Saturday and Dixon Bandits at 6 p.m. Sunday. Free. roselle.il.us/228/Taste-of-Roselle

Bitter Jester Music Fest: 6:45-11 p.m. Friday, July 30, at Port Clinton Square, 600 Central Ave., Highland Park. Six bands will compete for a chance to advance to compete at the grand finale on Sept. 5. Food, beer and wine available for purchase. Free. www.BitterJesterMusic.org.

Hampshire Coon Creek Country Days returns this weekend with carnival rides, music, food and more.
Hampshire Coon Creek Country Days returns this weekend with carnival rides, music, food and more. - Paul Valade | Staff Photographer, 2019
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
 

Dundee Concerts in the Park: 7-8:30 p.m. Friday, July 30, at Lions Park, at Park Street and Penny Avenue, East Dundee. Johnny Russler & the Beach Bum Band will perform. Food and drinks will be sold by the Dundee Township Lions Club. All proceeds will benefit the community. Free. www.wdundee.org.

Rockin' in the Park: 7-10 p.m. Friday, July 30, and Thursday, Aug. 5, at Parkway Bank Park, 5501 Park Place, Rosemont. Yachtley Crew and The Millennials will perform Friday. American English will perform Thursday. Free. rosemont.com/thepark/events-calendar.

Green Bay Trail Day Returns: 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, July 31, at Shelton Park, Green Bay Road and Harbor Street, Glencoe. Activities located along the trail between Glencoe's Shelton Park and Scott Avenue in Hubbard Woods. Food, music, prizes and more. Free. www.gbtrail.org.

Art at the Glen: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, July 31-Aug. 1, at 2030 Tower Drive, Glenview. Art festival featuring the work of over 140 juried artists from across the country. Reservations encouraged. Free. amdurproductions.com.

Uptown Summer Celebration Block Party: 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, July 31, on the 900 Block of West Eastwood Avenue, Chicago. Barbecue, music, dancing, animal show, games and more. Free admission; donations for Chicago Tiny House Missions will be accepted. chicagotinyhouse.org.

Chicago Chinatown Summer Fair: Noon to 10 p.m. Saturday, July 31, and 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 1, at Chicago Chinatown, 2200 S. Wentworth Ave., Chicago. Food, art and music. Free. www.ccc-foundation.org/summer-fair.

Live At The BBQ Family Music Festival: Noon to 8 p.m. Saturday, July 31, at New Haven Park, 569 New Haven Ave., Aurora. Music from live DJs including DJ Khaliq, DJ Kickin' Kenny, DJ Cal and DJ Turnt Up. Games, activities, food and more. Bring lawn chairs or picnic blankets. Free. www.eventbrite.com.

Back the Vax: 4-10 p.m. Saturday, July 31, at Water Street Square, 65 S. Water St., Aurora. Local music, entertainment, artist booths, live painting, food trucks, health information and a mobile vaccine clinic. Free. artsalliance.org.

Dancing Under The Stars: 5-9 p.m. Saturday, July 31, at Grace Lutheran Church of Lily Lake, 5N600 Hansen Road, St. Charles. A line-dancing event in the outdoor pavilion that's open to everyone. Nancy Corbige will provide the music, demonstrate, teach and take requests. A freewill donation will be accepted. www.graceoflilylake.com.

Cruise Night Car Show and Summer Concert Series: 6-10 p.m. Saturday, July 31, on St. Charles Road and Park Avenue, Lombard. Cruise night and a performance by Rocks Off. www.villageoflombard.org.

Floatchella: 7-9 p.m. Saturday, July 31, at Phillips Park Family Aquatic Center, 828 Montgomery Road, Aurora. Bring your own float or use one of the aquatic center's to enjoy a family-friendly music festival. $10. www.foxvalleyparkdistrict.org.

West Suburban Symphony: 7:30 p.m. Saturday, July 31, outside the First Division Museum at Cantigny Park, 1S151 Winfield Road, Wheaton. The 75-minute "Together Again" concert features some of classical music's most popular pieces. Admission is free with paid $10 parking. Bring blankets or lawn chairs. Food and drink concessions will be available. cantigny.org/.

Waukegan Movies in the Parks: Dusk Saturday, July 31, at Corrine J. Rose Park, 412 S. Lewis Ave., Waukegan. Free outdoor screening of "Lilo & Stitch." Bring blankets, chairs, snacks and picnic gear. waukeganparks.org/movies.

Wheeling Summer Entertainment Series: 5 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 1, at Heritage Park, 109 Community Blvd., Wheeling. Rico will perform. Free. www.wheelingparkdistrict.com.

This week

Cantigny Cruise Night: 5-8 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 3, in the south parking lot of Cantigny Park, 1S151 Winfield Road, Wheaton. Show off your classic or restored vehicle. No fee to participate, but the $5 per car parking fee applies. cantigny.org.

Buffalo Grove Summer Concert Series: 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 3, at Willow Stream Park, 651 Old Checker Road, Buffalo Grove. Bring blankets and chairs for an outdoor concert featuring Second Hand Soul. Social distancing circles will be painted in the grass in front of the pavilion. Face coverings will be required when not in your circle. Free. bgparks.org.

Crystal Lake Concerts in the Park: 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 3, at Main Beach, 300 Lakeshore Drive, Crystal Lake. Food, beverages and small charcoal grills are allowed (no glass). The Jolly Ringwald will perform. Play Guess the '80s Song. The T-Mobile truck crew will be set up at 6:30 p.m. for contests, trivia and giveaways to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Crystal Lake Park District. In the event of inclement weather, the decision to reschedule will be made by 4 p.m.; call (815) 410-4475, ext. 6. Free. www.crystallakeparks.org/special-events.

Downers Grove summer concert: 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 3, at Veterans Memorial Pavilion in Fishel Park, 1036 Grove St., Downers Grove. Sushi Roll will perform. Food, beer and wine sales will begin at 6 p.m. Free. dgparks.org.

Huntley Summer Concert in the Square: 7-8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 3, at Huntley Town Square, 11704 Coral St., Huntley. Johnny Russler & the Beach Bum Band will perform. Free. www.huntley.il.us.

Concerts in the Plaza: 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 3, at Independence Grove Forest Preserve, 16400 W. Buckley Road, Libertyville. Adam Ezra Group will perform at Millennia Plaza. Bring blankets and lawn chairs. Pack a picnic or purchase food from the preserve's walk-up cafe. $10 per car after 5 p.m. www.lcfpd.org/things-to-do/concerts.

Food Truck Social on Main Street: 4-7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 4, at the Lake Zurich Promenade, 173 W. Main St., Lake Zurich. For the schedule of food trucks, follow on Facebook and Instagram @blockasociallakezurich. www.lakezurich.org.

Cary Cruise Nights: 6-8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 4, on Main Street, Cary. DJ, mini business expo and food trucks. carygrovechamber.com.

Northbrook Days returns Aug. 4-8 featuring carnival rides, live music, food and more.
Northbrook Days returns Aug. 4-8 featuring carnival rides, live music, food and more. - Courtesy of Northbrook Days, 2019

Northbrook Days Festival: 6-10 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, Aug. 4-5; 6-11 p.m. Friday, Aug. 6; noon to 11 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 7; and 1-9 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 8, at the Northbrook West Metra Commuter Lot, 1404 Shermer Road, Northbrook. Carnival, food, bags tournament, raffle and more. Music from DJ Howard Wallach at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Off The Record at 8 p.m. Thursday, Mr. Blotto at 8:30 p.m. Friday, Van Halen Invasion at 8:30 p.m. Saturday and Keith Semple at 6:45 p.m. Sunday. Free. northbrookdays.com.

South Elgin Concerts in the Park: 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 4, at Panton Mill Creek, 10 N. Water St., South Elgin. Smokin' Gunz will perform a combo of top 40 country hits and original songs. Food Truck Summer runs from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday at the park. www.southelgin.com/pantonmillpark.

Arlington Heights Community Concert Band: 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 4, at North School Park, 307 N. Evergreen Ave., Arlington Heights. Conductor and artistic director Mike Madonia leads the band in spirited music. Bring lawn chairs or blankets. www.arlingtonheightsband.org.

Aurora's Wednesdays at the Plaza: 7-9 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 4, at Millennium Plaza, 21 S. Stolp Ave., Aurora. The Heavy Lifting will perform. Free. auroradowntown.org.

Live Music in the Parks: 7-8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 4, at the Lake Villa District Library, 140 N. Munn Road, Lindenhurst. The Complex will perform. www.lindenhurstparks.org.

River Rhapsody Concert Series: 7-8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 4, at Peg Bond Center, 151 Island Ave., Batavia. Cadillac Groove will perform. Free. bataviaparks.org.

Ravinia District Food Truck Thursday: 4:30 p.m. to dusk Thursday, Aug. 5, on Dean Avenue and in Jens Jensen Park, 486 Roger Williams Ave., Highland Park. Desert Birds will perform from 4:30-5:45 p.m.; La Tosca will perform from 6-8 p.m. cityhpil.com/thingstodo.

Geneva Classic Car Show: 5-8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 5, in the rear parking lot of the Kane County Courthouse, off Fourth Street in Geneva. Car collectors showcase their vintage rides. Enjoy music and vote for your favorite make and model. In case of inclement weather, the chamber will decide by 3 p.m. the day of to cancel. www.genevachamber.com/geneva-classic-car-show.

Craft and Vintage Fairs: 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 5, at the Addison Historical Museum, 135 Army Trail Road, Addison. The museum is open for tours during the Craft and Vintage Fair. Ellie Carlson will portray "Miss Potts," a late 19th-century female inventor. ItHappensInAddison.com.

Rock 'n Wheels: 6-10 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 5, at 1 Friendship Plaza, Addison. Joe Kalish will perform at 6:30 p.m. followed by the Ides of March featuring Jim Peterik at 8 p.m. Food from local restaurants will be available. 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, Aug. 5, at Towne Park, 100 S. Jefferson St., Algonquin. Centerfold will perform. Free. www.algonquin.org.

Naperville Municipal Band Concert: 7-8:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 5, at Central Park, 104 E. Benton Ave., Naperville. The Naperville Municipal Band performs "Naperville 190." The bake sale vendor is DuPage Doubles -- Families of Multiples Club. www.napervilleband.org.

Sounds of Summer Concert Series: 7-8:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 5, at Harmony Park, 7 S. Vail Ave., Arlington Heights. Creedence Clearwater Revival tribute band Fortunate Sons will perform. www.vah.com.

St. Charles Concerts in the Park: 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 5, at Lincoln Park, along Main Street between Fourth and Fifth streets, St. Charles. Howard and the White boys will perform. Free. stcparks.org/summer-concerts.

Wheaton Municipal Band: 7:30-9 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 5, at Memorial Park, 225 Karlskoga Ave., Wheaton. The season closer will be "Fanfare for Friedmann." Mark Pete Friedmann's 40th season as the announcer with an evening including many of the compositions commissioned by or for the Wheaton Municipal Band over the past 30 years. Free. wheatonmunicipalband.org.

Wheeling Movies in the Park: 8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 5, at Heritage Park, 109 Community Blvd., Wheeling. Bring a blanket or lawn chair for seating and watch a screening of "Trolls World Tour." Free. www.wheelingparkdistrict.com.

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