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4th of July at RiverEdge Park Aurora
4th of July at RiverEdge Park Aurora
July 4th, Jul 04, 2017 (Tuesday) Festival event in Aurora, IL USA

Join Aurora for one of the biggest 4th of July celebrations! Bring your friends and family to a hands-down perfect way to celebrate your country and everything it stands for. It all starts with the patriotic American Legion Band.


69th Annual Threshermen's Reunion
69th Annual Threshermen's Reunion
Aug 31, 2017 (Thursday) to Sep 04, 2017 (Monday) Festival event in Pontiac, IL USA

Steam and early gasoline farm equipment presented The Central States Threshermen's Reunion is the 2nd oldest such event in the nation. Steam-powered, and early gasoline tractors are featured. Daily parade of power, huge flea market, daily demonstrations, attractions for kids, and more.

A Wrinkle In Time
A Wrinkle In Time things to do on a rainy day in Chicago, IL
Mar 02, 2017 (Thursday) to Apr 09, 2017 (Sunday) Theater event in Chicago, IL USA

Performance with Touch Tour and Audio Description on March 4

Artemisia's Visiting
Artemisia's Visiting things to do on a rainy day in Chicago, IL
Apr 14, 2017 (Friday) to May 07, 2017 (Sunday) Theater event in Chicago, IL USA

World Premiere Artemisia, a Chicago theatre, is proud to announce the world premiere of Visiting, by Ed Proudfoot and directed by Carrie Lee Patterson, April 14 – May 7, at The Edge Theater, 5451 N. Broadway. The opening night is Friday, April 14 at 7:30 p.m.

Artemisia's Visiting
Artemisia's Visiting things to do on a rainy day in Chicago, IL
Apr 14, 2017 (Friday) to May 07, 2017 (Sunday) Theater event in Chicago, IL USA

World Premiere Artemisia, a Chicago theatre, is proud to announce the world premiere of Visiting, by Ed Proudfoot and directed by Carrie Lee Patterson, April 14 – May 7, at The Edge Theater, 5451 N. Broadway. The opening night is Friday, April 14 at 7:30 p.m.


Bald Knob Cross of Peace
Bald Knob Cross of Peace
Easter, Apr 16, 2017 (Sunday) Festival event in Alto Pass, IL USA

Easter Sunrise Service This Easter marks the 81st consecutive year people will gather for a sunrise service atop Bald Knob Mountain in Alto Pass, IL. The 111' tall Cross is celebrating its 54th birthday, having been completed in 1963. The Welcome Center will open at 5:00 a.m.

Blues on the Fox @ RiverEdge Park
Blues on the Fox @ RiverEdge Park
Father's Day Weekend, Jun 16, 2017 (Friday) to Jun 17, 2017 (Saturday) Festival event in Aurora, IL USA

Classic Blues explodes at RiverEdge Park Aurora There was no way to know the ground-breaking impact musicians John Lee “Sonny Boy” Williamson, Tampa Red, Big Bill Broonzy and others would have when they sat down to record their incredible sound at the Leland Hotel in downtown Aurora in the 1930s.

Dark Star Orchestra @ RiverEdge Park
Dark Star Orchestra @ RiverEdge Park
Jun 24, 2017 (Saturday) Concert event in Aurora, IL USA

Continuing the Grateful Dead concert experience. Formed right here in Chicago, Dark Star Orchestra has been faithfully performing the jam band’s most loved songs and little known gems for 20 years, and from time to time, Dead members Phil Lesh and Bob Weir have even joined them on stage.

Depot District Mini Golf Pub Crawl
Depot District Mini Golf Pub Crawl things to do on a rainy day in Illinois
Next Month, Apr 22, 2017 (Saturday) Sports event in Berwyn, IL USA

Grab your putter and 3 friends and tour the Depot District's repertoire of taverns and restaurants at the 13th Annual Depot District Mini-Golf Pub Crawl on Sat, Apr 22.


Earth Day Celebration — Going Native!
Earth Day Celebration — Going Native!
Next Month, Apr 22, 2017 (Saturday) Gardening event in Naperville, IL USA

Create a pocket prairie and celebrate Earth Day Learn how to create a pocket prairie, native plant specials and more! Watch for details at thegrowingplace.com.

Festival of the Vine
Festival of the Vine
Sep 08, 2017 (Friday) to Sep 10, 2017 (Sunday) Food event in Geneva, IL USA

Food, wine, craft show. Fall Fun! Geneva restaurants create an array of specialties under an outdoor tent at the “Flavor Fare” partnered with wine and live musical entertainment.

Geneva Arts Fair
Geneva Arts Fair
Jul 22, 2017 (Saturday) to Jul 23, 2017 (Sunday) Art event in Geneva, IL USA

Award winning Arts Fair. The unprecedented Geneva Arts Fair transforms downtown Geneva into a venue for over 150 esteemed artists and draws a crowd of more than 20,000.

Geneva Christmas Walk
Geneva Christmas Walk
Dec 01, 2017 (Friday) Children event in Geneva, IL USA

Santa, cookies, carolers and lighting of the 50 ft tree. On Friday evening Santa Lucia arrives and Santa makes his Geneva debut brought by horse-drawn carriage to open his Gingerbread House. Enjoy carolers, the Great Tree lighting, roasted chestnuts, Swedish cookies, an old-fashioned candy cane pull, and holiday shopping.

Geneva Holiday House Tour
Geneva Holiday House Tour things to do on a rainy day in Naperville, IL
Dec 01, 2017 (Friday) to Dec 02, 2017 (Saturday) Festival event in Geneva, IL USA

Tour five decorated homes. On Friday & Saturday, five distinctive homes festively decorated for the holidays by local decorators open their doors to visitors for self-guided tours.

Get the LED Out @ RiverEdge Park
Get the LED Out @ RiverEdge Park
Aug 25, 2017 (Friday) Concert event in Aurora, IL USA

Powerful, explosive, authentic rock is back at RiverEdge Par Since 2015, Get the Led Out has been rocking audiences at RiverEdge Park, and this summer the boys are back for more of the same.

Giggle, Giggle, Quack
Giggle, Giggle, Quack things to do on a rainy day in Chicago, IL
Mar 18, 2017 (Saturday) to Apr 23, 2017 (Sunday) Children event in Chicago, IL USA

Lifeline Theatre KidSeries Presents Giggle, Giggle, Quack Lifeline Theatre’s KidSeries presents Giggle, Giggle, Quack; a family musical based on the book by Doreen Cronin and illustrated by Betsy Lewin (Originally published by Atheneum, 2002. Used with permission of Pippin Properties, Inc.).

Johnny 10 Beers' Daughter
Johnny 10 Beers' Daughter things to do on a rainy day in Chicago, IL
May 19, 2017 (Friday) to Jun 18, 2017 (Sunday) Theater event in Chicago, IL USA

Opening Performances for this Powerful and Poignant Drama Something Marvelous and Randy Steinmeyer, in association with Chicago Dramatists’ Grafting Project, present the Johnny 10 Beers’ Daughter.

Kesha and the Creepies @ RiverEdge Park
Kesha and the Creepies @ RiverEdge Park
Jul 21, 2017 (Friday) Concert event in Aurora, IL USA

Kesha and the Creepies Kesha has taken the world by storm since the release of her debut album Animal in 2010. That year she was declared Billboard’s Hot 100 Artist and her smash debut single “TiK ToK” was named Billboard’s #1 Hot 100 Song.

Liaison
Liaison things to do on a rainy day in Chicago, IL
Today, Mar 25, 2017 (Saturday) Theater event in Chicago, IL USA

Celebrating the world of tap dance Artistic Director Mark Yonally and Chicago Tap Theatre (CTT) present Liaison, an international exploration of tap dance featuring three of the most critically acclaimed companies from Europe and the United States for one performance only, Saturday, March 25 at 7:30 p.m.

Make a Hypertufa Trough
Make a Hypertufa Trough things to do on a rainy day in Naperville, IL
Next Month, Apr 11, 2017 (Tuesday) Gardening event in Aurora, IL USA

Make a lightweight concrete container. NEW this season – Tipsy Tomato Tuesdays! Gather your friends for hands-on crafts, projects and of course, snacks and drinks! April 11, we'll be making hypertufa troughs. Hypertufa is a lightweight concrete container that can withstand the winter.

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