Festivals July 15-21: Kane County Fair, Vernon Hills Days, Pitchfork and more

  • Remy Ziller, then 3, of Oswego enjoys the slide during last year's Kane County Fair. This year's fair runs July 13-17.

      Remy Ziller, then 3, of Oswego enjoys the slide during last year's Kane County Fair. This year's fair runs July 13-17. Brian Hill | Staff Photographer, 2021

 
Posted7/12/2022 9:00 AM

Wednesday, July 13

Kane County Fair: 3-11 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, July 13-14; noon to midnight Friday and Saturday, July 15-16; and noon to 10 p.m. Sunday, July 17, at the Kane County Fairgrounds, 525 S. Randall Road, St. Charles. 4-H shows, carnival, Swifty Swine Racing Pigs, petting zoo and more. On Thursday, Illini State Pullers at 6:30 p.m. ($10). On Friday and Saturday, Professional Championship Bullriders & Cowgirls at 7:30 p.m. ($8-$20). On Sunday, demolition derby at 2 and 5 p.m. ($10). Music from The Two Beer Tommy Band at 5 p.m. and Pino Farina at 8 p.m. Friday; Hillbilly Rockstarz at 8 p.m. Saturday; and Hi-Infidelity at 7 p.m. Sunday. Admission: Free on Wednesday, $5 on Thursday, and $5-$10 Friday through Sunday; season tickets: $20. kanecountyfair.com.

 
Kids scream as they enjoy the rides during last year's Kane County Fair.
  Kids scream as they enjoy the rides during last year's Kane County Fair. - Brian Hill | Staff Photographer, 2021

Glendale Heights Fest: 5-10:30 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, July 13-14; 5-11 p.m. Friday, July 15; 2-11 p.m. Saturday, July 16; and 2-10 p.m. Sunday, July 17, at Camera Park, 101 E. Fullerton Ave., Glendale Heights. Carnival, rides, live entertainment, food booths and more. Music from Hi Infidelity at 8:30 p.m. Wednesday; Semple Band at 8:30 p.m. Thursday; Cowboy Jukebox at 8:30 p.m. Friday; ARRA at 8:30 p.m. Saturday; and The Spazmatics at 7:15 p.m. Sunday. Fireworks at 9:30 p.m. Sunday. glendaleheightsfest.com or facebook.com/ghfest.

Thursday, July 14

Taste of Park Ridge: 11 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. Thursday, July 14, and 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday, July 15-16, on Summit Avenue between Prospect and Touhy avenues, Park Ridge. Outdoor food fest features live music, family activities and food booths from area restaurants. Music from Everett Dean and the Lonesome Hearts at 6:45 p.m. and 7th heaven at 8:30 p.m. Thursday; The Gingers at 6:45 p.m. and Rod Tuffcurls and the Bench Press at 9 p.m. Friday; and Simply Elton at 6:45 p.m. and Kashmir: The Led Zeppelin Concert at 9 p.m. Saturday. Free admission; food and drink tickets are eight for $10. tasteofparkridge.com/.

Antioch Taste of Summer: 4-10 p.m. Thursday, July 14; 4-11 p.m. Friday, July 15; noon to 11 p.m. Saturday, July 16; and noon to 7 p.m. Sunday, July 17, by the band shell at the corner of Orchard and Skidmore, Antioch. Music, food, carnival rides, games, sidewalk sales, crafters, patriotic musical light show at 9:15 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and more. Special needs carnival from 1-3 p.m. Friday. Music from Second Hand Soul at 7 p.m. Thursday; Dancing Queens at 8 p.m. Friday; Heartache Tonight at 8 p.m. Saturday; and Modern Day Romeos at 3 p.m. Sunday. Free admission; fees for rides and food. (847) 395-2233 or antiochchamber.org/pages/taste-of-summer.

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Antioch's Taste of Summer runs through Sunday, July 17.
  Antioch's Taste of Summer runs through Sunday, July 17. - Joe Lewnard | Staff Photographer, 2021

Vernon Hills Days: 6-10 p.m. Thursday, July 14; 6-11 p.m. Friday, July 15; 1-11 p.m. Saturday, July 16; and 1-5 p.m. Sunday, July 17, at Century Park, 1002 Lakeview Parkway, Vernon Hills. Fireworks at 9 p.m. Thursday. Performances include Jefferson Starship at 9 p.m. Friday and Mike & Joe at 7 p.m. and Brett Scallions X Singer Fuel at 9 p.m. Saturday. Carnival, bags tournament, food, karaoke, kids' activities, bingo and more. Free. vhdays.com/.

Friday, July 15

Lunch in the Park: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, July 15, at Milwaukee Avenue and West Church Street, Libertyville. Live music and food vendors. mainstreetlibertyville.org.

Summer Events at The Shell: 11 a.m. to noon Friday, July 15, at Reed-Keppler Park, 129 W. National St., West Chicago. Damen Avenue Puppeteers will perform. For weather cancellations, check rainoutline.com or call (630) 225-7876, ext. 11. we-goparks.org.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
 

Pitchfork Music Festival 2022: 1-9:50 p.m. Friday through Sunday, July 15-17, at Union Park, 1501 W. Randolph St., Chicago. Headliners include Parquet Courts at 6:15 p.m., Spiritualized at 7:25 p.m. and The National at 8:30 p.m. Friday; Lucy Dacus at 6:15 p.m., Japanese Breakfast at 7:25 p.m. and Mitski at 8:30 p.m. Saturday; and Earl Sweatshirt at 6:15 p.m., Toro y Moi at 7:25 p.m. and The Roots at 8:30 p.m. Sunday. Also, vendors and specialty record, poster and craft fairs. $99-$399. pitchforkmusicfestival.com

Naper Nights: 5-10 p.m. Friday and Saturday, July 15-16, at Naper Settlement, 523 S. Webster St., Naperville. See Blink-180TRUE (Blink-182 tribute) at 6 p.m. and Red NOT Chili Peppers (Red Hot Chili Peppers tribute) at 8 p.m. Friday and Smells Like Nirvana (Nirvana tribute) at 6 p.m. and The Ten Band (Pearl Jam tribute) at 8 p.m. Saturday. $20, $15 for kids 4-12. napersettlement.org/NaperNights.

Plainfield Fest: 5 p.m. to midnight Friday, July 15; noon to midnight Saturday, July 16; 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, July 17, on Lockport Street, Plainfield. Music, food trucks, craft and business vendor show, ice cream run, kids' activities, custom and classic car show, bingo and the Midwest Bags Tournament. $5 entry after 6 p.m. theplainfieldfest.com.

Roscoe Village Burger Festival: 5-10 p.m. Friday, July 15, and 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, July 16-17, at Belmont and Damen, Chicago. Burgers from Chicago eateries, two stages of music, arts and crafts and a Kids Zone. Music from Big Suit at 8:15 p.m. Friday; The Docksiders at 8:15 p.m. and 16 Candles at 8:30 p.m. Saturday; and Rod Tuffcurls and The Bench Press at 7:30 p.m. and Trippin Billies at 7:45 p.m. Sunday. The $10 suggested donation benefits the programs and services of the Lakeview Roscoe Village Chamber of Commerce. chicagoevents.com/events/roscoe-village-burger-fest.

Tacos y Tamales Festival: 5-10 p.m. Friday, July 15; noon to 10 p.m. Saturday, July 16; and noon to 9 p.m. Sunday, July 17, at Pilsen, 1600 S. Peoria St., Chicago. Authentic tacos, tamales, Modelo beer portfolio, micheladas, music, art and shopping. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the local Frida Kahlo Community Group and Opportunities for All. Free; donations suggested. chicagotacofest.com.

Fridays Rock! And Roll! in Rolling Meadows: 5:30-9:30 p.m. Friday, July 15, at Kimball Hill Park, 3266 Kirchoff Road, Rolling Meadows. Music from The Jolly Ringwalds at 5:30 p.m. and Hello Weekend at 7:30 p.m. Free. cityrm.org.

Hawthorn Woods Concerts in the Park: 6:30-8 p.m. Friday, July 15, at Hawthorn Woods Community Park, 5 Park View Lane, Hawthorn Woods. The Noize will perform. Free. vhw.org.

Dundee Township Concerts in the Park: 7-8:30 p.m. Friday, July 15, at Lions Park in East Dundee. The Stingrays will perform. Free. dtpd.org.

Movies and Food Trucks on the Center Green: 7 p.m. Friday, July 15, at Center Green, 602 Commons Drive, Geneva. Watch "The Sandlot" and buy food from Aijo Food Truck and La Michoacana Food Truck. shopgenevacommons.com.

Sounds of Summer Concerts: 7 p.m. Friday, July 15, and Thursday, July 21, at Harmony Park, 7 S. Vail Ave., Arlington Heights. The Chicago Experience plays on Friday and Heartache Tonight on Thursday. Free. vah.com.

Elgin Movies in the Park: 7:30 p.m. Friday, July 15, at Festival Park, 132 S. Grove Ave., Elgin. Screening of "Encanto," face painters and a princess appearance sponsored by Fun Funky Fab. Local food trucks Kona Ice and Puff Truck Pizza. Bring lawn chairs or blankets. Free. cityofelgin.org.

Lakeside Pavilion Pop Music Series: 7:30 p.m. Friday, July 15, at the McAninch Arts Center's Lakeside Pavilion, 425 Fawell Blvd., Glen Ellyn. "Through the Years" featuring Don Gatlin with the Kenny Rogers Band performs as part of the 2022 Lakeside Pavilion Free Outdoor Summer Series. (630) 942-4000 or atthemac.org/.

Sounds of Summer Concert Series: 7:30 p.m. Friday, July 15, at Fred P. Hall Amphitheater, 256 E. Palatine Road, Palatine. The Blooze Brothers will perform. Pack a picnic and bring a blanket or lawn chairs. Concessions and portable restrooms available. Free. palatineparks.org.

St. Charles Movies in the Park: 8:20 p.m. Friday, July 15, at Pottawatomie Park's amphitheater, 8 North Ave., St. Charles. See "Encanto." Concessions available. Proceeds benefit the STC Underground Teen Center. Free. stcparks.org/movies-in-the-park.

Free Movies in the Parks: Sunset Friday, July 15, at Victory Park, 1325 North Ave., Waukegan. Free screening of "Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway." Bring snacks, blankets, chairs and picnic gear. Free popcorn will be available while supplies last. waukeganparks.org/movies.

Saturday, July 16

McHenry Fiesta Days: Art & Street Fair from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, July 16, at Veteran's Memorial Park, 3400 Pearl St., McHenry; parade at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, July 17. Art & Street Fair includes arts and crafts in the park, artist demonstrations and Maker's Zone craft stations on Pearl Street. Parade route: Main Street to Green Street to Pearl Street to Riverside Drive, McHenry. Free. mchenryfiestadays.com.

Throwback at the Park: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, July 16, at Hopkins Park, 1403 Sycamore Road, DeKalb. Craft Beer and Disc Golf Festival includes a new temporary disc golf course at Hopkins Park, a family disc golf section, a craft beer festival from noon to 3 p.m., food trucks, local bands and more. Disc golf only: $16 for residents, $20 for nonresidents; craft beer fest only: $35/$44; combo pass: $48/$60; nondrinker wristband: $10/$13. dekalbcountycvb.com/dccvb-event/throwback-at-the-park.

Batavia Plain Dirt Gardeners Garden Walk: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, July 16. Tour six diverse Batavia gardens and a wildflower sanctuary with a focus on native and heritage plants, ecosystem gardening techniques, year-round gardening interest and hardscapes. $15; free for kids younger than 12. facebook.com/BataviaPlainDirtGardeners.

See jousting and more at the Bristol Renaissance Faire in Kenosha, Wisconsin.
See jousting and more at the Bristol Renaissance Faire in Kenosha, Wisconsin. - Daily Herald File Photo

Bristol Renaissance Faire: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, July 16-17, off I-94, at 12550 120th Ave., Kenosha, Wisconsin. Step back in time to the 16th century for period food, music, dancing, rides, a marketplace of wares, shows and more. $30 adults; $15 kids; free for kids 4 and younger. (847) 395-7773 or renfair.com/bristol.

Schaumburg Library's Town Square Concerts and Events: 10 a.m. Saturday, July 16; 6:45 p.m. Monday, July 18; and 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 20, at Town Square, just east of the Schaumburg Township District Library at 130 S. Roselle Road, Schaumburg. Sunset Yoga on Saturday, Pilates in the Park on Monday, and The Blooze Brothers on Wednesday. No pets. Free. schaumburglibrary.org/town-square.

Bluesmobile Cruise Nights: 3-9 p.m. Saturday, July 16, at the Metra parking lot, near the intersection of Route 83 and Northwest Highway, Mount Prospect. Classic cars, entertainment and more. facebook.com/BMBCruiseNights.

Carmel Catholic's Street Scenes: 3-11 p.m. Saturday, July 16, and noon to 6 p.m. Sunday, July 17, at Carmel Catholic High School, One Carmel Parkway, Mundelein. An outdoor party that will combine the traditions of Street Scenes and new features including live music and performers, local food and beverage vendors, games, a Mass at 1:30 p.m. Saturday and more. Main stage entertainment will be held inside Baker Stadium, with High Infidelity at 9 p.m. Saturday and Bella Cain Unplugged at 3 p.m. Sunday. Free admission; some attractions require tickets or wristbands, including the Main Stage. carmelstreetscenes.com.

Porchfest: 3-5 p.m. Saturday, July 16, on South Cook Street and South Grove Avenue, from Lake to Hillside, Barrington. Eleven music acts will perform on residential porches. Organized by Neighbors in the Barrington Historic District. Free. barringtonporchfest.com/.

West Chicago Park District's Taco & Art Fest: 3-8 p.m. Saturday, July 16, at Reed-Keppler Park, 129 W. National St., West Chicago. Art demos, live music from Esso, performance from Leman Folkloric Ballet, food, drinks, entertainment, petting zoo, activities and more. Free. we-goparks.org.

Brew at the Zoo: 5-9 p.m. Saturday, July 16, at Randall Oaks Zoo, 1180 Randall Road, West Dundee. Food trucks, adult beverages, live music, lawn games, zoo tours, photo booth, silent auction and raffles. All proceeds go to the care and habitats of the animals at the zoo. $25 for zoo members, $30 for nonmembers, $15 for designated drivers. For ages 21 and older. Register at dtpd.org.

The Blooze Brothers will perform Friday at the Sounds of Summer Concert Series in Palatine; Saturday at the Lombard Cruise Nights/Summer Concert Series; and Sunday at the Schaumburg Library's Town Square Concerts series.
The Blooze Brothers will perform Friday at the Sounds of Summer Concert Series in Palatine; Saturday at the Lombard Cruise Nights/Summer Concert Series; and Sunday at the Schaumburg Library's Town Square Concerts series. - Courtesy of The Blooze Brothers

Lombard Cruise Nights/Summer Concert Series: 6-10 p.m. Saturday, July 16, on South Park Avenue, Lombard. Music from Blooze Brothers, classic and custom car show, and a Kids' Corner at South Park and St. Charles Road. villageoflombard.org.

Tina Naponilli performs "Tapestry Unraveled: The Music of Carole King" as part of Raue Center's Arts On The Green series Saturday, July 16, at St. Mary's Episcopal Church in Crystal Lake.
Tina Naponilli performs "Tapestry Unraveled: The Music of Carole King" as part of Raue Center's Arts On The Green series Saturday, July 16, at St. Mary's Episcopal Church in Crystal Lake. - Courtesy of Michele V. Knight

Arts On The Green: 7 p.m. Saturday, July 16, at St. Mary's Episcopal Church, 210 McHenry Ave., Crystal Lake. Tina Naponilli will present "Tapestry Unraveled: The Music of Carole King." Tickets start at $20. rauecenter.org.

Navy Pier fireworks: 10 p.m. Saturday, July 16, and 9 p.m. Wednesday, July 20, at Navy Pier, 600 E Grand Ave., Chicago. The display will be synchronized to dramatic and popular music. Free. navypier.org.

Sunday, July 17

Garden Walk: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, July 17, at the Village Gazebo, 147th and Springfield, Midlothian. 10th Annual Garden Walk featuring vendors with garden art for purchase. Ticket sales from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. $10. (708) 710-8086 or villageofmidlothian.net.

Woodstock Folk Festival: Noon to 6 p.m. Sunday, July 17, at Woodstock Square, 121 W. Van Buren St., Woodstock. Local, national and international artists perform jazz, blues, folk, Americana, spoken word and more. Performers include Rod Abernethy, Tricia Alexander accompanied by Alpha Stewart Jr., Tia McGraff and Tommy Parham, Katie Oates accompanied by Parker Foley, South for Winter, Cassandra Vohs-Demann and the Rene Avila Quartet. Bring a lawn chair or blanket. Suggested donation: $25 per person, $35 for families; free parking. Rain or shine. If there's inclement weather, the fest will move indoors to the Woodstock Opera House. woodstockfolkfestival.org.

Lakeside Pavilion Family Series: 2 p.m. Sunday, July 17, at the McAninch Arts Center's Lakeside Pavilion, 425 Fawell Blvd., Glen Ellyn. Ralph's World will perform as part of the 2022 Lakeside Pavilion Free Outdoor Summer Series. (630) 942-4000 or atthemac.org/.

Cantigny Summer Concert Series: 3-5 p.m. Sunday, July 17, at the Cantigny Bandshell, 1S151 Winfield Road, Wheaton. One of These Nights (an Eagles tribute) will perform. Bring chairs or blankets; picnics are welcome. Concessions are available from Mamie's Toffee & Treats, Golden Eagle Hot Dogs and Aunt Tina's Sound Bites. $10 per car. cantigny.org.

Mundelein Free Concerts in the Park: 5 p.m. Sunday, July 17, at the Mundelein Parks and Recreation District, 100 N. Seymour Ave., Mundelein. Anderlik & Church will perform. Bring lawn chairs, blankets and snacks. Free. mundeleinparks.org.

River Park Sunday Summer Concerts: 6 p.m. Sunday, July 17, at River Park, 151 River Lane, Geneva. Good Clean Fun Band will perform. Sponsored by the Cultural Arts Commission. Free. genevarts.org

Concerts in Your Park: 7 p.m. Sunday, July 17, at Century Farms, 715 Sigmund Road, Naperville. Nashville Electric Company will perform. Bring lawn chairs and blankets. Free. napervilleparks.org/concertsinyourpark.

Tuesday, July 19

Wauconda Cruise Night: 5-9 p.m. Tuesday, July 19, at Main Street Wauconda, 101 N. Main St., Wauconda. Family-friendly cruise night. Free to cruisers and spectators. waucondacruisenight.com.

South Elgin Classic Cars Cruise Nights: 6-8:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 19, at Panton Mill Park, off Water Street, South Elgin. Free. southelgin.com/pantonmillpark.

Summer Concert Series: 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 19, at Willow Stream Park, 651 Old Checker Road, Buffalo Grove. Industrial Drive will perform. Bring a blanket and chairs. Concessions will be available. bgparks.org.

Bloomingdale Summer Concert Series: 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 19, at Old Town Park, 111 Third St., Bloomingdale. Dancing Queen (ABBA tribute) will perform. Free crafts and games for kids 5-12 at 6:30 p.m. bloomingdaleparks.org.

Crystal Lake Concerts in the Park: 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 19, at Main Beach, 300 Lakeshore Drive, Crystal Lake. The Flat Cats will perform. Free. crystallakeparks.org

Elgin's Wing Park Concert Series: 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 19, at Wing Park band shell, 1010 Wing St., Elgin. Brass From the Past will perform. Bring a lawn chair or blanket. Free. cityofelgin.org.

Food Truck Fest and Starlight Concert: 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 19, at Elks Park, Callan Avenue and Mulford Street, Evanston. Morry Sochat & The Special 20s will perform. Food trucks, including Happy Lobster and Cookies with Flavor, will be on site. In the event of inclement weather, call (847) 448-4311 or see cityofevanston.org/starlight.

Concerts in the Plaza: 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 19, at Millennia Plaza at Independence Grove, 16400 W. Buckley Road, Libertyville. Laura Rain & the Caesars will perform. Bring blankets and lawn chairs. lcfpd.org.

Wednesday, July 20

Block A Food Truck Socials: 4-7 p.m. Wednesday, July 20, on Main Street across from the Promenade in Lake Zurich. A rotating selection of two food trucks will be available each week. lakezurich.org.

Summer Cruise Nights: 5 p.m. Wednesday, July 20, at Christus Victor Lutheran Church, 1045 S. Arlington Heights Road, Elk Grove Village. Retro cars, food, music and more. Freewill offering for food and drinks. cvlutheran.org.

Arbor Evenings: 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, July 20, at Morton Arboretum's Frost Hill, 4100 Route 53, Lisle. Jose Valdes and the Mambo All-Stars will perform. Tickets include admission to the Arboretum, activities and the concert. Admission begins at 5:15 p.m. $5-$13. mortonarb.org.

Car Fun on 21: 6-9 p.m. Wednesday, July 20, at Milwaukee Avenue and West Church Street, Libertyville. Classic car show featuring cars, trucks and motorcycles 25 years and older, music from local bands and food from Rosati's Pizza. mainstreetlibertyville.org.

Rotary Fest: 6-10:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 20; 4-10:30 p.m. Thursday, July 21; 6 p.m. to midnight Friday, July 22; 2 p.m. to midnight Saturday, July 23; and 2-9 p.m. Sunday, July 24, at Rotary Green, 164 Lions Drive, Elk Grove Village. Rick Springfield headlines Thursday. Music from Simply Elton at 6:45 p.m. and The Boy Band Night at 9:30 p.m. Friday and Mr. Myers at 3:45 p.m., Starlight City at 7:15 p.m. and 7th heaven at 10 p.m. Saturday. Carnival with rides and games, live entertainment, Taste of Elk Grove food court, beer garden and more. Fireworks at 9:30 p.m. Saturday. Bring chairs and blankets. elkgroverotaryfest.com.

South Elgin Concerts in the Park: 6:30-8 p.m. Wednesday, July 20, at Panton Mill Park, off Water Street, South Elgin. The South Elgin Parks and Recreation concert series features Gen Fuze. Free. southelgin.com/pantonmillpark.

Concert Under the Stars: 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 20, at North School Park, East Eastman Street and North Evergreen Avenue, Arlington Heights. The Arlingtones Barbershop Chorus will perform show tunes, contemporary classics, Barbershop standards and patriotic songs. Special guests include the Color Guard from American Legion Post #208 in Arlington Heights and the LCC Military Kare-9 Comfort Dogs from Northbrook. Bring a lawn chair or blanket. Free. arlingtones.net/.

Itasca Outdoor Concert Series: 7-8:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 20, at Usher Park, 201 S. Walnut, Itasca. The Rockin' Fenderskirts will perform. Free. itascaparkdistrict.com.

Lake Villa-Lindenhurst Live Music in the Parks: 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 20, at Lehmann Mansion, 485 N. Milwaukee Ave., Lake Villa. Serendipity will perform. Free. lindenhurstparks.org.

Lisle Park District's Summer Entertainment Series: 7-8:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 20, at Van Kampen Memorial Stage, 1800 Short St., Lisle. SunFallen will perform. Bring food, chairs and blankets. lisleparkdistrict.org.

River Rhapsody Concert: 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 20, at The Peg Bond Center (Batavia Riverwalk), 151 N. Island Ave., Batavia. Second Hand Soul Band will perform. Wine and food will be available. Free. bataviaparks.org.

Wednesdays at the Plaza: 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 20, at Millennium Plaza, 21 S. Stolp Ave., Aurora. Downtown Charlie Brown will perform. Free. auroradowntown.org.

Wednesday Night Live! Summer Concerts: 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 20, at Hanover Park Sports Complex, 1200 Sycamore, Hanover Park. EssoFunk will perform. Free. hpil.org.

Thursday, July 21

Wheeling Summer Events: 4-7 p.m. Thursday, July 21, at the Family Aquatic Center, 105 Community Blvd., Wheeling. An end-of-summer bash with games, music and giveaways. wheelingparkdistrict.com

Cruisin' Nights & Street Fair: 5-9 p.m. Thursday, July 21, on Cass Avenue in downtown Westmont. Live music, food and beverage specials, art shows and classes, kids' activities, and three blocks of streets closed off and dedicated to classic car parking. westmontevents.com.

Geneva Classic Car Show: 5-8 p.m. Thursday, July 21, outside the Kane County Courthouse, off Third Street, Geneva. Car collectors will showcase their vintage rides. Enjoy 1950s music and vote on your favorite make and model. Sponsored by the Geneva Chamber of Commerce. geneva.il.us.

Dig in to a variety of tacos at Highwood Days and Taco Fest July 21-24.
Dig in to a variety of tacos at Highwood Days and Taco Fest July 21-24. -

Highwood Days and Taco Fest: 5-11 p.m. Thursday and Friday, July 21-22; noon to 11 p.m. Saturday, July 23; and noon to 9 p.m. Sunday, July 24, at the downtown Highwood Metra Station Parking Lot, 318 Green Bay Road, Highwood. Carnival rides, games, live music and more. Taco Fest runs rain or shine at Everts Park and features taco vendors, beer and drinks tent, and the Taco 5K Run, Walk & Stroll at 9 a.m. Saturday. Music from Expo 76 at 7 p.m. Thursday; Sneezy at 8:15 p.m. Friday; Davidson County Band at 8:15 p.m. Saturday; and Spies of the World at 6 p.m. Sunday. Free admission. celebratehighwood.org.

Party on the Parkway: 6-9 p.m. Thursday, July 21, Naperville. A progressive dinner hosted by businesses at Market Meadows Shopping Center and downtown Naperville to benefit Community Access Naperville. The event starts with registration at Code Ninjas in the Market Meadows Shopping Center. Once registered, guests will receive a passport to show at participating businesses. Park at the shopping center; shuttles will run between the shopping center and downtown. Suggested donation is $30 per person. communityaccessnaperville.org.

Rock 'N Wheels: 6-10 p.m. Thursday, July 21, at Village Green, east of Addison Village Hall, 1 Friendship Plaza, Addison. Performances by Lake Effect at 6:30 p.m. and Silver Bullet at 8 p.m., plus children's rides and food from up to nine Addison restaurants. Craft and vintage fair at the Addison Historical Museum from 6-8 p.m. Free. ithappensinaddison.com/events.

Bloomingdale Kids Entertainment Series: 6:30 p.m. Thursday, July 21, at Old Town Park, at Homola picnic shelter, Bloomingdale. Nanny Nikki will perform. Free. bloomingdaleparks.org.

Elmhurst Music at the Gazebo: 6:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday, July 21, at Wild Meadows Trace Park, 483 Spring Road, Elmhurst. Mr. Myers will perform. Hosted by the Spring Road Business Association. Bring a lawn chair or blanket. Free. springroad.com.

Lake Forest Concerts in the Square: 6:30 p.m. Thursday, June 21, at Market Square, 264 Market Square, Lake Forest. The Class of '68 will perform and a car show. lfparksandrec.com.

Thursday Nights Live: 6:30-9:30 p.m. Thursday, July 21, at Wheeling Town Center, 375 W. Dundee Road, Wheeling. Davidson County will perform. thewheelingtowncenter.com.

Algonquin Summer Concerts: 7 p.m. Thursday, July 21, at Towne Park, 100 Jefferson St., Algonquin. How Rude will perform. Free. algonquin.org/summerconcerts.

Arbortheater Concerts: 7 p.m. Thursday, July 21, at the Memorial Arbortheater, 50 S. Fairway Drive, Vernon Hills. Free, family-friendly concert series. School of Rock will perform. vernonhills.org/98/Arbortheater-Concerts.

Gurnee Sounds of Summer Concerts: 7 p.m. Thursday, July 21, in Viking Park, 4374 Old Grand Ave., Gurnee. Boy Band Night will perform. Bring blankets and chairs. Free. gurneeparkdistrict.com.

Live & Uncorked Concert Series: 7 p.m. Thursday, July 21, at Blackberry Farm, 100 S. Barnes Road, Aurora. Hollywood Swinging will perform. For ages 21 and older. Doors open at 6:15 p.m. $8 online or $10 at the door. foxvalleyparkdistrict.org/summerconcerts.

Movies at Mundy Park: 7 p.m. Thursday, July 21, at The Venue, 21 S. Broadway Ave., Aurora. Enjoy a free movie outdoors at dusk. Bring a chair or blanket. Concessions available. auroradowntown.org.

Rockin' in the Park: 7 p.m. Thursday, July 21, at Parkway Bank Park, 5501 Park Place, Rosemont. Atomic Punks will perform. Fireworks follow the show. rosemont.com.

St. Charles Concerts in the Park: 7-8:30 p.m. Thursday, July 21, at Lincoln Park, off Main Street, St. Charles. Howard & the White Boys will perform. Free. stcparks.org/summer-concerts.

Summer Sounds on the Green: 7 p.m. Thursday, July 21, at Village Green, 5510 Prairie Stone Parkway, Hoffman Estates. Radio GaGa will perform. hoffmanestatesarts.com/page-2.

Lisle Community Band: 7:30 p.m. Thursday, July 21, Community Park band shell, 1825 Short St., Lisle. Featuring Carl Orff's "Carmina Burana"; Giulio Briccialdi's "Carnival of Venice" flute solo; a Beatles medley; and a Star Trek Medley. Bring a lawn chair or blanket. Refreshments available for sale. In case of rain or extreme heat, concert will move to Lisle High School auditorium. Free. lislecommunityband.org.

Mid-Summer Classics Concert Series: 7:30 p.m. Thursday, July 21, at Rotary Green, 164 Lions Drive, Elk Grove Village. Rick Springfield will perform. Hosted by Elk Grove Village and the Elk Grove Park District. Free. elkgrove.org.

WDCB LIVE Jazz Concert Series: 7:30 p.m. Thursday, July 21, at the McAninch Arts Center's Lakeside Pavilion, 425 Fawell Blvd., Glen Ellyn. Altoizm performs as part of the 2022 Lakeside Pavilion Free Outdoor Summer Series. (630) 942-4000 or atthemac.org/.

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