Festivals Aug. 6-10: McHenry County Fair, Festa Italiana, Warrenville Summer Daze & more
Sunday, Aug. 6
McHenry County Fair: 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 6, at the McHenry County Fairgrounds, 11900 Country Club Road, Woodstock. Carnival, animal events, live music, food and more. Events include a truck and tractor pull and demolition derby on Sunday. Music from Cheryl and the Down Home Boys on Sunday. $10 for adults, $5 for kids 6-12 and 65 and older and military. Some events require additional tickets. mchenrycountyfair.com/index.cfm.
Destination Asia Festival: 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 6, at Morton Arboretum, 4100 Route 53, Lisle. Cultural performances and demonstrations, art vendors and food trucks. Included in admission of $17 adults, $15 seniors, $12 kids 2-17, and free for kids younger than 2. mortonarb.org.
Garfield Farm Museum Antique Tool Show and Sale: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 6, at Garfield Farm Museum, 3N016 Garfield Road, Campton Hills. Members of the Midwest Tool Collectors Association and the Early American Industries Association display, trade, and sell antique and collectible tools. $8; $3 for kids younger than 13. (630) 584-8485 or garfieldfarm.org.
Great Midwest Train Show: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 6, at the DuPage County Fairgrounds, 2015 Manchester Road, Wheaton. See over 500 tables of new and used model trains, accessories, parts and more for sale, as well as free giveaways and a DCC train layout for kids to operate. $7 online or $8 at the gate; cash only. Free for kids 11 and younger with a paying adult. trainshow.com.
Tylerman Film Festival: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 6, at the Cantigny Visitors Center Theater and Joseph Medill Room, 1S151 Winfield Road, Wheaton. Tickets at tylermanfilms.com.
Festival of the Arts: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 6, at Cook Park, 413 N. Milwaukee Ave., Libertyville. The 42nd annual outdoor art festival will feature artists, live music, kids' activities and food vendors. Free. adlercenter.org/festival-of-the-arts.
Wilmette Art Fair: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 6, at Wilmette and Central avenues, Wilmette. Shop original artwork from 100 juried artists of all mediums, including ceramics, glass, jewelry, metal, painting, fiber, photography and wood. Free. amdurproductions.com.
World of Faeries "Healing Earth" Festival: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 6, at Vasa Park, off Route 31, South Elgin. The 19th annual festival features live music, arts, crafts and more. Harp Twins Camille and Kennerly Kitt perform. $15 adults, $8 seniors 65 and older, and free for kids 12 and younger; cash only at the gate. Tickets at theworldoffaeries.com.
Unplugged Fest: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 6, at Paulus Park, 200 S. Rand Road, Lake Zurich. A day of free activities to inspire people to unplug from their electronic devices and engage with one another in new ways. Free. unpluggedfest.com.
Festa Italiana: Noon to 8 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 6, at Naper Settlement, 523 S. Webster, Naperville. Celebrate the music, food, culture and spirit of Italy. Music from 7th heaven at 6 p.m. Sunday. starevents.com/event/festa-italiana/.
Lollapalooza: Noon to 10 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 6, in Grant Park, 337 E. Randolph St., Chicago. Headliners include Red Hot Chili Peppers and Lana Del Rey. Plus, food, drinks, entertainment and more. Some tickets still available. lollapalooza.com.
Northbrook Days: Noon to 8 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 6, in the Northbrook West Commuter Lot, 1401 Shermer Road, Northbrook. Carnival games and rides, kids' activities, food vendors and more. Music from Louie Zagoras and Rollover at 5:30 p.m. Sunday. Free. northbrookdays.com.
Rock the Fox Music Fest: Noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 6, at Carpenter Park, off Maple Avenue, Carpentersville. Independent Order of Odd Fellows Century Lodge 492 hosts the annual festival featuring live music, car show, craft fair, carnival games and food. Music from Bungo Straights at 12:30 p.m. and Boneshaker at 2:30 p.m. Bring lawn chairs; no coolers. Free. facebook.com/CenturyLodge492.
Music in The Plaza: 1-4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 6, at the Arboretum of South Barrington, 100 W. Higgins Road, South Barrington. Brass From The Past will perform. Free. shopthearb.com.
Tempel Lipizzans Summer Evening Performance: 1 p.m. Sunday and Wednesday, Aug. 6 and 9, at Tempel Farms, 17000 Wadsworth Road, Old Mill Creek. Performance celebrates 65 years of horsemanship. $38 general admission for adults with advance online purchase; $25 for kids. tempelfarms.com.
Live on the Lake music series: 2-8 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 6, at Navy Pier, 600 E. Grand Ave., Chicago. Music from Fareed Haque at 2 p.m., DJ Papa G at 4:30 p.m. and One Love Reggae Band at 5:30 p.m. Free. navypier.org.
Cantigny Summer Concert Series: 3-4:15 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 6, at Cantigny Park, 1S151 Winfield Road, Wheaton. Dancing Queen will perform. $30 per, car per show. cantigny.org.
Afro-Summer Love Fest: 4 p.m. Sunday and Monday, Aug. 6-7, at the Hyatt Regency O'Hare Chicago, 9300 W. Bryn Mawr Ave., Rosemont. Social dancing, workshops, DJs, community building activities and more. Prices vary by package; for weekend and event pass prices, see eventnoire.com.
Concerts in the Park: 5-6:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 6, in Kracklauer Park, 116 N. Lake St., Mundelein. Grupo Zubia will perform. Free. mundelein.org.
Wheeling Summer Concert Series: 5-6:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 6, at Heritage Park Performance Pavillion, 201 Community Blvd., Wheeling. GooRoos perform. Free. wheelingparkdistrict.com/recreation/special-events.
"A Rock n' Roll Fairytale" Walking Play: 6 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 6, at the Morton Arboretum, 4100 Route 53, Lisle. A full-length mockumentary play following the life and times of the most famous rock band in Fableland music history, The Mama and the Papa Goose. Their biggest fan, the Pied Piper podcaster, will narrate and lead the way through a singalong escapade. A walk leader guides the audience to each scene along a one- to two-mile hiking route. $25, $15 for kids. Tickets at mortonarb.org.
Tuesday, Aug. 8
Vintage Rides: 5-9 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 8, on Liberty Drive in downtown Wheaton. Admire cars from Model Ts to Teslas. Free. downtownwheaton.com/vintagerides.
Geneva Park District Park Cookout: 5:30-7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 8, at Jaycee Park, 1100 Hill Road, Geneva. Free picnic in the park. Food is first-come, first served. genevaparks.org.
Summer Nights in Hillside: 5 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 8, in the Hillside Commons, 4950 Washington St., Hillside. Food and drinks, market place and cruise night start at 5 p.m. Serendipity and 7th heaven will perform at 5:30 and 7:30 p.m. Free. hillside-il.org.
Broadway in your Backyard: 6 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 8, at Washington Square Park, 901 N. Clark St., Chicago. Chicago performers sing favorite songs and hidden gems from the Broadway canon. For all ages. Bring chairs or blankets. Free. PorchlightMusicTheatre.org.
Concert in the Park: 6 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 8, at Harrer Park, 6250 Dempster St., Morton Grove. Cadillac Groove will perform. Food vendors China Chef and Kona Ice will be on-site from 6-7 p.m. Concert begins at 7 p.m. Bring a lawn chair and blankets. Free. mortongroveparks.com.
Acoustic Jams in the Park: 6:30-8 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 8, at Mount St. Mary Park, off Route 31, St. Charles. Luis Martinez will perform. Free. stcparks.org.
Tuesdays in the Park Concert Series: 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 8, at Village Green Park, 1810 Walters Ave., Northbrook. Entertainment from the cast of "Matilda The Musical" for younger audiences starts at 6:30 p.m. and all-ages entertainment from The Beatelles is at 7:15 p.m. In the case of inclement weather, the event will be moved indoors to the Northbrook Theatre, 3323 Walters Ave. Free. nbparks.org.
Bloomingdale Summer Concert Series: 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 8, at Old Town Park, 111 Third St., Bloomingdale. Food trucks and free kids' activities for ages 4-10 at 6:30 p.m. Billy Elton will perform. Free. bloomingdaleparks.org.
Crystal Lake Concerts in the Park: 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 8, at Main Beach, 300 Lakeshore Drive, Crystal Lake. HiFi Superstar will perform. Free. crystallakeparks.org/special-events.
Downers Grove Summer Concert Series: 7-8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 8, at Fishel Park's Veterans Memorial Pavilion, 1036 Grove St., Downers Grove. Mackenzie O'Brien Band will perform. Food and beverage sales start at 6 p.m. Bring a lawn chair or blanket. Free. dgparks.org/summer-concert-series.
Huntley Concerts in the Square: 7-8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 8, at Huntley Town Square on Coral Street, Huntley. Music from Radio Gaga. Free. huntley.il.us.
Concerts in the Plaza: 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 8, at Independence Grove Forest Preserve, 16400 W. Buckley Road, Libertyville. John Primer will perform in Millennia Plaza. Vehicle entrance fee: $10. lcfpd.org/things-to-do/concerts.
Waukegan Band Summer Concert Series: 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 8, at Stiner Pavillion at Waukegan Municipal Beach, 201 E. Seahorse Drive, Waukegan. Free. waukeganband.com.
Wednesday, Aug. 9
Food Truck Socials: 4-7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 9, at Paulus Park, 200 S. Rand Road, Lake Zurich. A rotating selection of food trucks will be available. lakezurich.org.
Arbor Evenings: 6-9 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 9, at the Morton Arboretum, 4100 Route 53, Lisle. Entry begins at 5:15 p.m. Mackenzie O'Brien will perform. Food truck options for purchase. $13 for adults, $5 for kids 2-17, and free for kids 1 and younger. mortonarb.org.
Car Fun on 21: 6-9 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 9, at Milwaukee Avenue and West Church Street, Libertyville. Classic car show featuring cars, trucks and motorcycles 25 years and older, music and food from Rosati's Pizza. Free. mainstreetlibertyville.org.
Wine Down Wednesdays: 6-9 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 9, at the Depot, 319 N. River St., East Dundee. Mr. Myers will perform. Food and drinks for purchase. Free. eastdundee.net.
South Elgin Concerts in the Park: 6:30-8 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 9, at Panton Mill Park, 10 N. Water St., South Elgin. Associates will perform. Free. southelgin.com/pantonmillpark.
Wickstrom Lincoln Concert Series: 6:30-9 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 9, at the Arboretum of South Barrington, 100 W. Higgins Road, South Barrington. 7th heaven will perform. Free. shopthearb.com.
Batavia's River Rhapsody Concert Series: 7-8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 9, at the Peg Bond Center, 151 N. Island Ave., Batavia. Howard & The White Boys will perform. Free. bataviaparks.org.
Itasca Outdoor Concert Series: 7-8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 9, at Usher Park, off South Walnut Street, Itasca. Valius will perform. Bring lawn chairs and picnic baskets. Free. itascaparkdistrict.com.
Lake Villa-Lindenhurst Live Music in the Parks: 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 9, at the Lake Villa District Library, 140 N. Munn Road, Lindenhurst. GooRoos will perform. Free. lindenhurstparks.org.
Bensenville Music in the Park: 7:30-9:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 9, at Town Center, off Center Street, Bensenville. Classic car cruise nights start at 6 p.m. The Blooze Brothers will perform. Free. bensenville.il.us.
Movies on the Green: Dusk Wednesday, Aug. 9, at Centennial Green at the Mount Prospect Village Hall, 50 S. Emerson St., Mount Prospect. See "Sonic the Hedgehog." Bring blankets and chairs. Free. mpdowntown.com/events/moviesonthegreen.
Thursday, Aug. 10
South Elgin Senior Concert Series: 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 10, at Panton Mill Park, 10 N. Water St., South Elgin. The Wayouts will perform. Free. southelgin.com.
Fan Expo Chicago: 4-9 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 10; 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Aug. 11-12; and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 12, at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center, 5555 N. River Road, Rosemont. Comic and pop culture convention. Events include a "Back to the Future" cast reunion; celebrity guests including Sam Raimi, Giancarlo Esposito and Christina Ricci and more. Adult single-day passes are $27 Thursday, $47 Friday, $62 Saturday and $52 Sunday. Four-day pass starts at $99; ultimate fan package starts at $129. fanexpohq.com/fanexpochicago.
Ravinia District Food Truck Thursdays: 4:30 p.m. to dusk Thursday, Aug. 10, at Jens Jensen Park, on Dean Avenue between Roger Williams and St. Johns avenues, Highland Park. Free. cityhpil.com.
Cruisin' Lake Zurich Car Show: 5-8:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 10, at Culver's Lake Zurich, 645 N. Rand Road, Lake Zurich. Food, raffles and cars. Free. lzacc.com/cruisinlz.
Geneva Classic Car Show: 5-8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 10, at the historic Kane County Courthouse, off Fourth and James streets, Geneva. Music, food and vote for your favorite make and model. To display your vehicle, show up after 4:30 p.m. and find a spot in the lot behind the courthouse. Free. genevachamber.com/events/classic-car-show.
Pearl Street Market & Music in the Park: 5-8:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 10, at Veteran's Memorial Park, 3400 Pearl St., McHenry. Vendors from McHenry County will sell handmade and homegrown goods from 5-7:30 p.m. The McHenry City Band will perform from 7-8:30 p.m. Free. mchenrychamber.com.
Summer Wine Walk: 5-8:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 10, in downtown Wheaton. Sample wine and enjoy live music. Check-in begins at 1 p.m. $40. downtownwheaton.com/events.
Westmont Cruisin' Nights: 5-9 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 10, on Cass Avenue in Westmont. Three blocks will be closed off for the classic car show, family activities and more. Jonny Lyons & The Pride will perform. Free. westmontevents.com/cruisin-nights.
Addison Rock 'N Wheels: 6-10 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 10, at Village Green, east of Addison Village Hall, 1 Friendship Plaza, Addison. Free concert, kids' activities, food from local restaurants, and car show along Lake Street. Addison Historical Museum Open House from 6-8 p.m. features a craft and vintage fair. Love Drive and Judas Rising will perform. Free. ithappensinaddison.com/events.
Barrington Cruise Nights: 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 10, at the BMO Lot, 210 W. Station St., Barrington. See a variety of cars and hear from host Bob the DJ. Free. barrington-il.gov.
Cantigny Summer Nights: 6-9 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 10, at Cantigny Park, 1S151 Winfield Road, Wheaton. The adult-oriented fun night with the theme Sip and Stroll features drinks (one free drink is included), music and entertainment. Guided walks, including Garden Tours, History Hikes, Tank Park Tours and First in War tours, will be offered. $15 for adults; $12 for seniors; free for ages 15 and younger. Cantigny.org.
Darien Fest: 6-10 p.m. Thursday and Friday, Aug. 10-11; 1-10 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 12; and 1-9 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 13, at QBAR Lot, 8109 S. Cass Ave., Darien. Family-friendly event with music, food, a beer garden, bingo, a business expo and a carnival. Free. darienchamber.com.
Hampshire Coon Creek Country Days: 6-10 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 10; 6-11 p.m. Friday, Aug. 11; noon to 11 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 12; and 1-5 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 13, on State Street in downtown Hampshire. Carnival, crafters, beer garden, food, Touch-A-Truck, petting zoo, corn roast, fireworks at 9:30 p.m. Saturday and parade at noon Sunday. Music from Smokin Gunz at 7 p.m. Thursday; Hillbilly Rockstarz at 6:30 p.m. and Semple at 9 p.m. Friday; The Couch Coins at 6:30 p.m. and Modern Day Romeos at 9:30 p.m. Saturday; and The Mackenzie O'Brien Band at 1:30 p.m. Sunday. Free. hcccd.com.
Movies in the Park: 6-9 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 10, at Meineke Park, 220 E. Weathersfield Way, Schaumburg. Watch "The Avengers" outdoors. Free. parkfun.com.
Plaza Concert Series: 6:30-9:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 10, at Wheeling Town Center, 351 W. Dundee Road, Wheeling. Kind Saturday will perform. Free. thewheelingtowncenter.com/events.
Algonquin Summer Concerts: 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 10, at Towne Park, 100 Jefferson St., Algonquin. LP Vinyl will perform. Free. algonquin.org/summerconcerts.
Groovin' in the Grove: 7-8:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 10, at Sugar Grove Public Library, 125 S. Municipal Drive, Sugar Grove. Sugar Grove Arts & Entertainment Committee host a free outdoor concert series with food trucks. The Rockin' Fenderskirts will perform. Bring a lawn chair or blanket. Free. facebook.com/groovin60554.
It's Thursday Concerts: 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 10, at the Antioch Bandshell, 900 Skidmore Drive, Antioch. Mike & Joe will perform. Free. antioch.il.gov.
Rockin' in the Park Summer Concert Series: 7-10 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 10, at Parkway Bank Park, 5501 Park Place, Rosemont. Music, food and beverage tents, and a fireworks display after the concert. Ticket to the Moon will perform. Free. rosemont.com/thepark/events-calendar.
St. Charles Concerts in the Park: 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 10, at the Lincoln Park gazebo, off Fifth and Main streets, St. Charles. Classical Blast will perform. Bring a blanket and chairs. Free. stcparks.org/summer-concerts/.
Summer Sounds on the Green Concert Series: 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 10, at Village Green, 5510 Prairie Stone Parkway, Hoffman Estates. Oh Yes! will perform. Bring a picnic, coolers, chairs, blankets and small tables. Seating is first-come, first-served. Food and beverages for sale. Free. hoffmanestatesarts.com/new-summer-sounds-on-the-green.
Naperville Municipal Band: 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 10, at the Community Concert Center in Central Park, 104 E. Benton Ave., Naperville. The concert theme is "Prelude to Fall." Free. napervilleband.org.
Outdoor Movie Night: 8-9:45 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 10, at Fred P. Hall Amphitheater, 256 E. Palatine Road, Palatine. See "Mulan." Free. (224) 219-0007, ext. 16, or palatineparks.org.