The DuPage County Fair takes place July 22-26. Tens of thousands of people flock to the DuPage County Fair each summer—in fact, the event drew over 100,000 attendees in 2014 alone. That popularity isn't due to a single event or attraction, but rather to the sum of a multi-day festival showcasing agriculture and celebrating summertime fun as a whole. The Axe Women Loggers of Maine will be competing all five days in Lumberjack shows, and the Willis Clan will be performing on Thursday evening. There will be roving acts, 4-H exhibits, variety of musical entertainment, animal shows, and pig races all included with admission. Saturday the International Pro Rodeo Association will host two sanctioned events. Walking the long line of vendors takes attendees past familiar fair foods, and a craft beer tent with over 40 craft beers. On Sunday there are two demolition derbies. These are just some of the events that make the DuPage County Fair a great destination for families.
There's really no better place to spend the weekend with your family than at Lisle Eyes to the Skies Balloon Festival in Lisle.
Parking is plentiful, so visitors can feel free to bring their vehicles.
Lisle Eyes to the Skies Balloon Festival is sure to be a fun experience for the whole family!
Five Things to Know About Wizard World
There’s only one convention in Chicago that draws the biggest names in comics and TV (along with massive crowds of their adoring fans): Wizard World Chicago. Founded in 1972 and acquired by the comics experts at Wizard Entertainment in 1997, the convention has been the best place for generations of fans to run into their favorite childhood character or movie star or swap theories and speculation with other fans. Read on to learn more about the thrilling events that bring visitors back every year:
The special guests are the biggest draw. In the past, the convention has played host to everyone from 10th Doctor David Tennant to Star Trek’s William Shatner.
You may see Batman walking around the convention floor. Cosplaying is king at conventions, and Wizard World gets as many Jokers, Chewbaccas, and Transformers as it can handle.
Be ready to fill up nerd-approved merchandise at the countless vendor booths. That includes everything from hard-to-find vintage memorabilia to new merchandise inspired by characters from Star Wars, The Avengers, The Simpsons, and more.
You can see live art in action. The convention's artist’s alley brings together well-known comic artists, who sell their work, hand out signatures, and create original art while fans look on.
Networking opportunities abound. Amateur creators look for new partnerships throughout the convention, while workshops share advice on everything from self publishing to character development.
Music and yoga are perfect bedfellows: both can invigorate the body, and both can mollify the mind. So the Chicagoland yoga community has paired the two together for the Naperville Fusion Summer Music Festival, filling the air with a culture of positivity, creativity, and expression. All day, yoga workshops invite first-timers and experienced flexers alike to tap into the unity of body, mind, and spirit, while musical acts bring crowds together without slowly making the festival grounds smaller and smaller. Lila, for instance, tucks audiences under a blanket of tranquility with her kirtan music, whereas Under the Willow treats ears to traditional bluegrass tunes. A bounce house and family-fun train keep toddlers as peaceful as their parents, and Two Brothers Brothers Company provides liquid serenity in the form of beer and coffee for of-age patrons.
Tired of the same old thing? This weekend stop in at Wheaton’s Wine and Cultural Arts Festival in Wheaton.
Parking is plentiful, so patrons can feel free to bring their vehicles.
If you're looking to spice up your weekends, give Wheaton’s Wine and Cultural Arts Festival a call today.
The Room Mystery Escape Challenge serves as the ultimate test of a group's teamwork, deductive reasoning skills, and composure under pressure. After being locked inside a precisely designed and decorated game room, teams of up to six people have 60 minutes to escape using only their wits and the inspiration gleaned from reading the Albert Einstein quotes adorning each wall. Time steadily ticks away as participants scramble to uncover secret compartments, retrieve hidden clues, crack codes, solve puzzles, and open a series of locks. Each success brings the group one step closer to the ultimate goal: escaping the room before time elapses.