The Chicago Suburbs are the Place to be This Weekend!

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June is a fantastic time of year in the Chicago suburbs and the weekend is just around the corner. You know what that means—NOW is an excellent time to head out to the suburbs, see what it’s like to be a local and have tons of family fun.


Here’s a roundup of great activities happening in some popular Chicago suburbs. Looking for what’s happening in other towns? Get in touch and we’ll help you strategize a weekend in the suburbs.



Wine, shopping and family time! Get it all—and a firsthand look at Evanston’s adorable downtown—Thursday from 5-8p, during the town’s Sip & Stroll event. Registration is free but tickets are required.



Gardener’s Art Fest is Saturday from 9am-5pm. Head to The Growing Place Garden Center in Naperville to explore works for 30 local artists and enjoy live music and food.


Glen Ellyn

Lake Ellyn Park is one of our favorite parts of Glen Ellyn. Visit the town Sunday and swing by from 12-4 to canoe, kayak or pedal boat.


Arlington Heights

Grab your blankets, chairs and snacks and come out to Harmony Park in Arlington Heights for a free outdoor concert from 6:30-8:30pm on Friday.



Hit the streets of Wilmette like a local during the town’s Celebrate Summer festivities on Saturday from 10am-5pm. Enjoy gift bags, activities for kids and tons of great shopping.



Winnetka Music Fest is Friday through Sunday, featuring live music on multiple stages and a special yoga session on the beach at 7:30am Saturday.


Lake Forest

Saturday is Annual Dog Day at the Gorton Community Center. Register your pooch for costume contests, agility courses and other fun, and come back on Sunday for the Bow Wow Film Festival from 2-4pm.



Northbrook’s Kids’ Duathlon is the perfect mix of family fun and sightseeing. Bring your kids bicycles, helmets and register in advance for this biking-running extravaganza.


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