Festivals June 25-July 1: Swedish Days, Strawberry Fest, car shows & more

  • Mount Prospect Lions Fest returns to Melas Park Wednesday, June 30.

    Mount Prospect Lions Fest returns to Melas Park Wednesday, June 30. Joe Lewnard | Staff Photographer, 2018

Daily Herald Report
Updated 6/29/2021 1:37 PM

This weekend

Greek Fest 2021: 4-8 p.m. Thursday, June 24, and noon to 9 p.m. Friday through Sunday, June 25-27, at St. Nectarios Greek Orthodox Church, 133 S. Roselle Road, Palatine. Drive-through offering authentic Greek dishes. stnectariosgoc.org.


Swedish Days: 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday, June 25; 7:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, June 26; and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, June 27, in downtown Geneva. Features family-friendly activities with live music, a carnival, food and more. Kids' Day is Friday. Swedish Days 5K Lopp at 7:30 a.m. Saturday. Guided tours of six historic Swedish stugas (tiny houses) every half-hour from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday for $10 for ages 12 or older at Good Templar Park, 528 East Side Drive. www.genevachamber.com.

MainStreet Libertyville Lunch in the Park: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, June 25, at Cook Park, 413 N. Milwaukee Ave., Libertyville. The Pete Brush Band performs. Food vendors available. Bring a blanket or lawn chair. (847) 680-0336 or www.mainstreetlibertyville.org.

Long Grove Strawberry Festival: Noon to 11 p.m. Friday, June 25; 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday, June 26; and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, June 27, in downtown Long Grove. Strawberry-infused foods and drinks, live music, carnival and family entertainment. $5; free for kids 9 and younger. Free admission before 2 p.m. Friday. longgrove.org/festivals/strawberry-fest-2021.

Wheaton Park District Summer Entertainment Series: 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday, June 25-26, at Memorial Park, 225 Karlskoga Ave., Wheaton. American English with opener The Wayouts on Friday and Tributosaurus (Rolling Stones tribute) with opener Chemically Imbalanced on Saturday. $10. (630) 690-4880 or memorialparkwheaton.com.

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Wauconda Fest 2021: 5 p.m. to midnight Friday, June 25; noon to midnight Saturday, June 26; and noon to 9 p.m. Sunday, June 27, at 600 N. Main St., Wauconda. Carnival, bingo, bags tournament at 3:30 p.m. Saturday, arts and craft show from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, car show at 11 a.m. Sunday. Music from Infinity on Friday, Blooze Brothers on Saturday, and The Neverly Brothers on Sunday. $4 admission. waucondaparks.com/wauconda-fest/.

Music in Mundy Park: 8 p.m. Friday through Sunday, June 25-27, at Mundy Park, 21-23 S. Broadway, Aurora. M & R Rush performs Friday; Nielsen and the Rusted Hearts plays Saturday; and Los Perros Cubanos performs Sunday. Terrace seating: $15-$25; lawn seating: $10-$20; $5 extra at the door. Buy tickets at www.themusicvenue.org/calendar.

Bike MS Tour de Farms 2021: 6:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, June 26, starting and ending at the Kane County Fairgrounds, 525 S. Randall Road, St. Charles. Annual bike ride through suburban St. Charles and the surrounding farmlands of Kane County on fully supported routes to raise funds for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. mssociety.donordrive.com.

Pottawatomie Garden Club Walk: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, June 26, around St. Charles' east side. Pottawatomie Garden Club's biennial garden walk features five gardens. "Garden Gate Boutique" features garden-related items and a special "Christmas in Summer" section. $15 in advance; $20 at the event. pottagardenclub.org.


Wild Art & Maker: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, June 26, at DuPage Children's Museum, 301 N. Washington St., Naperville. Kids can work alongside three local artists. Timed-entry admission tickets sold through 1 p.m. Saturday, June 26. $15; $14 for ages 59 or older; free for members and kids younger than 1. Register at dupagechildrens.org/wild-art.

Deer Park Art Show: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, June 26, and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, June 27, at Deer Park Town Center, Rand Road and Deer Park Boulevard, Deer Park. The show features juried artists showcasing and selling fine art and crafts. Timed reservations encouraged. Free admission and parking. shopdeerparktowncenter.com.

Naperville Fine Art & Artisan Fair: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, June 26-27, at Naper Settlement, 523 S. Webster St., Naperville. The Naperville Woman's Club's 61st fair features over 110 artists exhibiting, selling and demonstrating their original works. Free admission. www.napervillewomansclub.org.

St. Charles Pride On the Fox: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, June 26, at Kava Diem, 1 W. Illinois St., St. Charles. From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., join LGBTQ businesses, affirming churches and other supportive groups for daytime networking and educational outreach. At 3 p.m., Beau De Jour hosts Pride On The Fox Dinner and Show while Aleyna Coutore, Fox E. Kim and Angel LeBare perform dance anthems and pride music. Also a children's storytime area. Tickets are $25 for adults and $15 for kids older than 3. www.facebook.com/groups/outinfoxvalley/.

View impressive vehicles as part of the Classic Car Show in Barrington on Saturday, June 26.
View impressive vehicles as part of the Classic Car Show in Barrington on Saturday, June 26. - file photo by Brian Hill | Staff Photographer

Classic Car Show: Noon to 10 p.m. Saturday, June 26, at Cook and East Lake Streets, Barrington. View classic cars on display from noon to 4 p.m. Food, adult refreshments and live music on the VIP Patio until 10 p.m. with a $10 donation. 21 or older to enter VIP Patio. barringtonchamber.com.

Passport Vibes, Afrobeat Street Festival 2021: Noon to 10 p.m. Saturday, June 26, at The Promontory, 5311 S. Lake Park Ave. West, Chicago. Presented by Afrolux and The Promontory. Showcases music from Chicago's top local and international DJs, food and retail vendors, games, activities, a fashion show and more. Free. www.eventbrite.com/e/87913318101.

Pride North Chicago: Noon to 10 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, June 26-27, at 6962 N. Glenwood Ave., Chicago. A free two-day event featuring DJs and entertainment. www.facebook.com/pridenorth626.

Taste of Grayslake Family Picnic and Fireworks: 3-10 p.m. Saturday, June 26, at Central Park, 250 Library Lane, Grayslake. Carnival rides, food vendors and more. Vinyl Gold Mine performs at 5 p.m. and the GOOROOS play at 7:30 p.m. Fireworks at dusk. www.glpd.com.

Music on the Hill: 7 p.m. Saturday, June 26, at Presbyterian Church of Barrington, 6 Brinker Road, Barrington Hills. Free outdoor concert featuring the Old Town Bluegrass Boys. www.pcbarrington.org.

Summer Breeze Concert Series: 7 p.m. Saturday, June 26, on the grounds of the Robert O. Atcher Municipal Center, 101 Schaumburg Court, Schaumburg. The Voices, an R&B multitribute artist, will perform. Concessions available. Bring chairs or blankets. Free admission. www.prairiecenter.org.

Dundee Fireworks/Concerts in the Park: 7:30-9 p.m. Saturday, June 26, at Meadowdale Park, Besinger Drive and Maple Avenue, Carpentersville. Concert by Shout Out. Fireworks between 9 and 10:30 p.m., depending on the weather. Rain day: 9 p.m. Sunday, June 27. Food trucks and food and drinks sold by the Dundee Township Lions Club. Proceeds will benefit the community. Free. www.wdundee.org.

Movies in the Park: 8-9:30 p.m. Saturday, June 26, at the Community Rec Center, 120 E. Oak St., Addison. Screening of the 2020 animated film "Onward." Bring a picnic, blankets and lawn chairs. Free. Registration is required at addisonparks.org.

Arlington Heights Garden Walk and Unique Boutique: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, June 27, at Arlington Heights Historical Museum, 110 W. Fremont St., Arlington Heights. Garden Walk features five gardens. $15 online, $20 on site. Free Unique Boutique event will follow COVID-19 protocols. www.eventbrite.com/e/88416798023.

Palatine Historical Society's Garden Tour: Noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, June 27, at Clayson House Museum, 224 E. Palatine Road, Palatine. The Palatine Historical Society's self-guided Garden Tour features six gardens. $20 in advance; $25 day-of event. (847) 991-6460 or palatinehistoricalsociety.com.

Urban Pride Picnic: Noon to 8 p.m. Sunday, June 27, at Jackson Park Groves, 6300 E. Hayes Drive, Chicago. Urban Pride hosts a Gay Pride picnic with live performances, drag entertainment, free HIV testing and COVID-19 testing, giveaways and more. Free. Urbanpridechicago.org.

Park Ridge Garden Club Garden Walk: 1-5 p.m. Sunday, June 27, around Park Ridge. The 26th annual event, "Art Along the Garden Path," features rain gardens, community gardens, dog-friendly gardens, butterfly havens and more. Local artists will display their works at the gardens. $15 in advance, $20 day-of; free for kids younger than 10 free. www.parkridgegardenclub.org.

Community Read concert: 2-3 p.m. Sunday, June 27, on the outdoor stage at Gail Borden Public Library, 270 N. Grove Ave., Elgin. The "Songs to Reflect the News of the World" concert features music from the 1870s as part of the library's Community Read of "News of the World" by Paulette Jiles. Sign up at gailborden.info.

Cantigny Summer Concert: 3-5 p.m. Sunday, June 27, in the Cantigny band shell, 1S151 Winfield Road, Wheaton. The Fortunate Sons, a Creedence Clearwater Revival tribute band, performs. Free with paid parking ($10 per car). Bring lawn chairs or blankets. Concessions are available from Mamie's Toffee & Treats. cantigny.org.

Wheeling Summer Entertainment Series: 5 p.m. Sunday, June 27, at Heritage Park, 109 Community Blvd., Wheeling. Mellencougar, a John Cougar Mellencamp tribute band, will perform. Free. www.wheelingparkdistrict.com.

Naperville Park District's Concerts in Your Park: 7 p.m. Sunday, June 27, at Meadow Glens Park, 1303 Muirhead Ave., Naperville. Johnny Russler & The Beach Bum Band will perform. Bring lawn chairs or blankets. Food trucks will be on site. Free. napervilleparks.org.

This week

Children's Lunch Hour: 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, June 29, at the Riverwalk Grand Pavilion, west of Centennial Beach at 912 Sindt Court, Naperville. Features Miss Jamie from the Farm. Free. napervilleparks.org.

Cantigny Cruise Night: 5-8 p.m. Tuesday, June 29, in the south parking lot of Cantigny Park, 1S151 Winfield Road, Wheaton. Show your classic or restored vehicle and mingle with fellow car enthusiasts. No fee to participate; $5 per car entrance fee applies. cantigny.org.

Bloomingdale Summer Concert Series: 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 29, at Circle Park, 163 Fairfield Way, Bloomingdale. Hillbilly Rockstarz will play country, Top 40s and classics. Presented by the Village of Bloomingdale, Bloomingdale Public Library and Bloomingdale Park District. Parking is available at Circle South, Westfield Middle School, Johnston Recreation Center and on Fairfield Way. Free. www.bloomingdaleparks.org.

Buffalo Grove Summer Concert Series: 7-8:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 29, at Willow Stream Park, 651 Old Checker Road, Buffalo Grove. Rosie & the Rivets will perform. Bring blankets and chairs. Social distancing circles will be painted in the grass in front of the pavilion. Face coverings will be required when not in your circle. Free. bgparks.org.

Crystal Lake Concerts in the Park: 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 29, at Main Beach, 300 Lakeshore Drive, Crystal Lake. Voices in Harmony will perform. Food and beverages and small charcoal grills are allowed (no glass). The T-Mobile truck crew will host contests, trivia and giveaways starting at 6:30 p.m. In the event of inclement weather, the decision to reschedule will be made by 4 p.m. Call (815) 410-4475, ext. 6. Free. www.crystallakeparks.org/special-events.

Downers Grove summer concert: 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 29, at Veterans Memorial Pavilion in Fishel Park, 1036 Grove St., Downers Grove. Petty Cash performs. Food, beer and wine sales will begin at 6 p.m. Free. dgparks.org.

Elgin Summer Concert in the Park: 7-8:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 29, at Wing Park band shell, 1010 Wing St., Elgin. Prairie Station will play covers of the hottest country music and classics. Bring food, lawn chairs and blankets. Free. www.facebook.com/cityofelgin/.

Wheaton library concert: 7-8:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 29, at Wheaton Public Library, 225 N. Cross St., Wheaton. The family quartet Cielito Lindo will perform traditional music of Mexico. Bring your own seating. Free. www.wheatonlibrary.org/events.

Main Street Food Truck Social: 4-7 p.m. Wednesday, June 30, at Lake Zurich Promenade, 173 W. Main St., Lake Zurich. Weekly rotation of food trucks. For a schedule of trucks, follow @blockasociallakezurich on Facebook and Instagram. www.lakezurich.org.

Mount Prospect Lions Club Annual 4th of July Festival: 6-11 p.m. Wednesday through Friday, June 30 to July 2; and 1-11 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, July 3-4, at Melas Park on Central Road, Mount Prospect. Carnival, bands and more. Live music includes Heartsfield on Wednesday, 7th heaven on Thursday, Heartache Tonight on Friday, Hi Infidelity on Saturday and Infinity on Sunday. Pancake breakfast from 7-11 a.m. Sunday. Fireworks Wednesday and Sunday. mplions.org.

Cary Cruise Nights: 6- 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 30, on Main Street, Cary. DJ, mini business expo and food trucks. carygrovechamber.com.

South Elgin Concerts in the Park: 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 30, at Panton Mill Creek, 10 N. Water St., South Elgin. Jacquelyn Vale will perform. www.southelgin.com/pantonmillpark.

Elmhurst U. Summer Band: 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 30, at Elmhurst University's Gates of Knowledge, 190 Prospect Ave., Elmhurst. Elmhurst University Summer Band's "Patriotic Pageant" features patriotic favorites, including music from movies and Broadway musicals, the music of American composers Bernstein, Cohan and Gershwin, and Sousa marches. Christopher O'Hara, Elmhurst University trumpet professor, will be the guest artist. If it rains, the concert will move to Hammerschmidt Memorial Chapel. Parking is available on campus or across the street at the Wilder Mansion. Free. www.elmhurst.edu.

Live Music in the Parks: 7-8:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 30, at Caboose Park, 37908 N. Fairfield Road, Lake Villa. Modern Day Romeos will perform. www.lindenhurstparks.org.

River Rhapsody Concert Series: 7-8:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 30, at Peg Bond Center, 151 Island Ave., Batavia. The Wayouts will perform. Plus, there's a rock 'n' roll trivia contest. Free. bataviaparks.org.

Palatine Jaycees Fourth of July Hometown Fest: 4 to 10 p.m. Thursday, July 1; Noon to 11 p.m. Friday through Sunday, July 2 through 4; and noon to 5 p.m. Monday, July 5, Palatine Community Park, 250 E. Wood St., Palatine. Includes live bands, food vendors, carnival, craft and vendor expo Saturday and Sunday, Family Day on Monday and other family activities. Free admission. hometownfest.org.

Rockin' in the Park: 7-10 p.m. Thursday and Friday, July 1-2, at Parkway Bank Park, 5501 Park Place, Rosemont. Hi Infidelity performs Thursday. Super Diamond performs Friday. Fireworks follow both concerts. Free. rosemont.com/thepark/events-calendar.

Rock 'n Wheels: 6-10 p.m. Thursday, July 1, on the Village Green, 1 Friendship Plaza, Addison. Almost Brothers, an Allman Brothers tribute band, plays at 6:30 p.m. and Free Byrd, a Lynyrd Skynyrd tribute band, performs at 8 p.m. Craft and vintage fair from 6-8 p.m. at the Addison Historical Museum, food from local restaurants, and a Bike & Car Cruise Night at Green Meadow Shopping Center. ItHappensInAddison.com.

Live & Uncorked Concert Series: 7-9 p.m. Thursday, July 1, at Blackberry Farm, 100 S. Barnes Road, Aurora. Strung Out performs. Bring a blanket, food and drinks. For ages 21 or older; ID will be checked at the door. Doors open at 6:15 p.m. Purchase online tickets for $6 at www.foxvalleyparkdistrict.org/summer-concerts/ or $7 at the door.

Naperville Municipal Band Concert: 7-8:30 p.m. Thursday, July 1, at Central Park, 104 E. Benton Ave., Naperville. The Naperville Municipal Band, under conductor Ron Keller, will perform a "Patriotic Concert & 1812 Overture." www.napervilleband.org.

Wheaton Municipal Band: 7:30-9 p.m. Thursday, July 1, at Memorial Park, 225 Karlskoga Ave., Wheaton. Annual Patriotic Concert, "Patriotic, Through and Through," featuring timeless toe tappers and national favorites. Free. wheatonmunicipalband.org.

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