Out & About in the Chicago Suburbs…

Aug 1, 2019

The weekend is heating up in the Chicago suburbs!

Whether it’s dancing until you drop, chowing down on fair food or scouring farmers’ markets for the best local produce, there’s TONS to do in the Chicago suburbs this weekend. Get in the mix, chat it up with locals and see what weekends could be like in the ‘burbs.

Looking in other towns? Get in touch and we’ll help you strategize your ideal weekend in the Chicago suburbs.


The Winnetka Farmer’s Market is 7:30am-12:30pm on Saturday. Visit Winnetka Village Hall for local produce, live music and artisanal crafts.


Explore municipal trucks of all shapes and sizes during Big Trucks! at the Barrington Park District from 9am-11:30am on Saturday. There will also be train rides, inflatable and treats.

Lake Forest

Lake Forest Day and its beloved carnival is Tuesday and Wednesday from 6pm-11pm at West Park. There’s a parade the second day.


Sample Italian cuisine, see live performances and enjoy games and a craft fair during the 2019 Festa Italiana on Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 5pm-9pm.


Mallinckrodt Park is hosting a free concert from 4pm-5pm on Sunday.

La Grange

The La Grange Endless Summerfest Weekend its Friday at 5pm at Gordon Park. Families will enjoy live music, carnival rides, games and a fireworks finale.

Highland Park

Kids ages 6-10 will love making sand sculptures on Thursday from 6pm-8pm at the Heller Nature Center. Tickets are $20.

Glen Ellyn

Kids of all ages love boating at Lake Ellyn Park. Try it Sunday from 12pm-4pm. Boat rides are $5 for 20 minutes.


There’s a canine parade at the Friend Center for Memory Care on Sunday from 10am-11am. The public is welcome.


The Northbrook Days Festival runs through Sunday, with unlimited ride passes available Saturday from 12pm-5pm and Sunday from 1pm-9pm.


The Glenview Farmers’ Market is Saturday at Historic Wagner Farm from 8am-12pm.

There are hundreds of towns to choose from. How do you figure it all out? You simply don’t, without getting a Suburban Jungle Strategist to help you through it all. Schedule here for your strategy session with our innovative suburbs strategy team. All services are completely free.

Find Your Way Home

Sign Up For Our Newsletter

This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.