FEATURES:Wednesday is a FREE ADMISSION day! Admission and hours vary, but you can find a monster truck show, demolition derby, bull riding, live music, amusement rides, kid attractions, petting zoo, and MORE!
FEATURES:Hosted at the historic Kane County Courthouse, join car collectors as they gather together to show off their rides. The audience comes from near and far to bop to the music of the 50s while they ogle the beauties and vote for their favorite make and model.
Please note: The Chamber will decide by 3 p.m. on the day of the show to cancel the car show in the case of questionable weather conditions. Call the Chamber Office at (630) 232-6060 to check the status.
FEATURES:Bring the whole family to Peck Farm Park and have one last fun-filled day before school starts! There will be games and activities, nature crafts, a scavenger hunt, and a Birds of Prey presentation. Hawks Hollow Nature Playground and the Butterfly House will be open for your enjoyment.
FEATURES:Classic Car enthusiasts will view a beautiful collection of antique, classic, and modern automobiles. Participants from all over the Country displayed their prized automobiles on Third street, hoping to be awarded one of the coveted "Benz" Trophies.
1843 Durrant House, LeRoy Oakes Forest Preserve, 37W700 Dean Street, St. Charles
FEATURES: Join us for an afternoon of old-fashioned fun at our beautiful prairie farmhouse and grounds. Watch as the Durant House docents explain and demonstrate the art of pickling. Examples of the scrumptious undertaking will be presented in both the original 1840s Durant Hearth Room and the Victorian Kitchen added by Godfrey and Christina Peterson in the 1880s. Learn the process of this delicious aspect of history and enjoy an authentic day in the countryside!
DATE: July 28, 2019 from 1:00p - 4:00p
ADMISSION: $3.00 for adults and $1.00 for children between the ages of 3 and 12 years.
On First Avenue, between Main Street and Illinois Avenue
FEATURES: Family-friendly art show for those wanting to purchase art or those wanting to enjoy it! Several LIVE & INTERACTIVE exhibits, including 3D Chalk Art and kid-friendly events at Fox Island Square (Kimmer's parking lot)
FEATURES: Enjoy live, free entertainment at a variety of venues. These may include a local jazz combo, an aspiring vocalist, a magician, a dance troop, or an aspiring band. Visit our Facebook page each week for time, locations, and performers.
FEATURES: Every Wednesday through the summer, the First Street Plaza will once again be open to alcohol if you purchase your drink from either McNally’s Traditional Irish Pub, Pizzeria Neo, or Puebla Modern Mexican while you enjoy FREE music in the Plaza!
FEATURES:St. Charles Jazz Weekend is a four-day event that coordinates and promotes live jazz music in different downtown establishments. An array of downtown St. Charles venues will take part. Patrons can enjoy jazz music from lunch through the evening, with the opportunity to visit multiple venues, including the 1st Street Plaza on both Saturday and Sunday afternoons.
FEATURES:Join us for a day full of fun and bugs! This annual FREE event has you searching for bugs from Lippold Park to Red Oak and all the stops along the way. A free shuttle takes you to and from the event if you park at Schneider School. Buggy presentations, visiting bug enthusiasts and much more await you at this year’s Bug Fest!
No registration required. Snacks, beverages, and other attractions will be available for a small fee. Additional parking is available at Schneider School.
Various Locations, but centered around The Riverwalk
FEATURES:Celebrate Labor Day weekend at the Downtown Batavia Block Party & Taste of Batavia. The party comes complete with awesome live music, a Classic Car Cruise Night, Pie Bake-off, enormous kid’s area and of course dancing!
FEATURES:Celebrating 129 years, you will find carnival rides, cook-offs, craft and vendor fairs, truck pulls, demolition derbies, concerts, KIDS ADMITTED FREE Day on Wednesday, antique car shows, lumberjack shows,
FEATURES:One of South Elgin's most popular fests, you can find food vendors, carnival rides, fireworks, craft show, and car show. And on the Thursday before Riverfest officially begins, they invite all kiddos with special needs to enjoy the rides AND food on the house (all additional family members and caregivers must pay for ride and food)!
FEATURES:Elburn Days is the largest annual fundraiser for the Elburn Lions Park and Elburn Lions Charities. Live entertainment, food and drink sales, carnival rides, beer garden, parade, craft show, cook-offs, mud volleyball, and tractor pulls can all be found at this three-day fest!
FEATURES:Attendees of this annual festival experience everything from strawberry-infused creations like prime rib sandwiches slathered in strawberry salsa to classic strawberry pie-eating contests. For those who like to mix it up, chef-driven barbecue and other decadent local treats offer something for every taste bud. Strawberry Fest even has a classic carnival, multiple stages of live music, and the Kids Zone featuring enduring family activities at no charge.
FEATURES:Ribfest is a fundraiser put on by the Exchange Club of Naperville to raise funds to help fight child abuse, domestic violence. Known for the great BBQ (especially ribs) and fantastic headliners, this is a festival not to be missed. This year, Flo Rida, KC & The Sunshine Gang, Billy Idol, Living Colour, Randy Houser, Brantley GIlbert, and Bad Company will all be performing.
FEATURES:Take in the balloon race and enjoy “country elegant” accommodations only minutes from historic downtown Galena, IL. Tethered balloon rides and bounce houses make it fun for the kids. Wine tastings, Ale Fest, and great food make it fun for adults.