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10 TRENDS | Autumn Afternoons Around Town



Inhale, Exhale, Relax & Enjoy

This month we invite you to shop, dine, relax and unwind by spending your autumn afternoons enjoying some of the simpler things our community has to offer– from wine walks and art festivals, to sunset yoga and healing garden.


#1 | Be You In St. Charles

ST. CHARLES–St. Charles has so many shopping destinations to love. Checkout the Vintage Shop Hop & Store Sale at Trend + Relic in early October where you’ll find unique treasures for the home, boutique pop-ups and more. Other shops to love include The Pep Line for beautiful home designs and Jeans and Cute Top Shop for on trend clothing, accessories & more.


#2 | Festival of the Vine In Geneva

GENEVA–Savor the flavor of Geneva during Festival of the Vine September 9-11th and celebrate the autumn harvest. Initially a celebration of anything grown on a vine, the festival now revolves around food and wine in the Flavor Fare Tent, Wine Tent, Beer & Seltzer Options, Austin Cocktails, Entertainment, and other Special Happenings & Events.


#3 | Fine Arts Festival In Downtown Downers Grove

DOWNERS GROVE–The Downers Grove Fine Arts Festival will be celebrating 45 years this fall on September 10th from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.. The festival is held in the middle of award-winning, historic, Downtown Downers Grove. Enjoy boutiques, cafes and a children’s art area that will complement the high caliber of art that will be present at the show.


#4 | Fall Container DIY In Naperville & Aurora

NAPERVILLE/AURORA–The Growing Place container designers will be on staff to help you create colorful fall containers to spruce up your porch or patio. No registration required for Saturday, September 10th in Naperville, and Sunday, September 11th in Aurora. Sessions at 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.


#5 | Riverwalk Fine Art Fair In Downtown Naperville

NAPERVILLE–Don’t miss the Riverwalk Fine Art Fair 2022 in downtown Naperville on September 17 and 18 from 10am-5pm. Established in 1985, the Riverwalk Fine Art Fair is among the top-rated art fairs in the nation. Held annually on the prestigious Riverwalk in Naperville, Illinois, the two-day event has earned the reputation of being well juried, skillfully organized and very artist friendly.


#6 | Awakening in Nature Retreat In St. Charles

ST. CHARLES–The Healing Gardens at Stone Hill Farm is offering an experience that teaches the concept of using nature as a guide to rediscover what truly energizes you on September 17 at 8:45am. to 3pm. Learn how to use nature as a tool to sustain yourself with the challenges of daily life. Optional opportunities journaling, drawing, poetry, time in nature, and small group sharing create a personal practice of mindful living accessible anytime, anywhere.



#7 | Sunrise Yoga, Mimosa Breakfast, Afternoon Shopping In Downtown Wheaton

WHEATON–Head to downtown Wheaton on September 25at 7am to start your day enjoying fresh air, nature, and good company as NEXT Yoga for an outdoor yoga session. Following the class, head to The Hen House for a fresh mimosa and a delicious breakfast, then make your way to afternoon shopping at cute boutiques like Jeans and a Cute Top Shop.


#8 | Glen Ellyn Wine Festival

GLEN ELLYN–Enjoy sipping on 50+ international and domestic specially curated wines while taking in the views of Lake Ellyn and listening to the sounds of Gavin Coyle, a talented musician and Glen Ellyn teacher on September 25 from 3pm-6pm. Plus, enjoy wood-fired pizza from ZZA Baby, a new and upcoming Neapolitan & Chicago inspired pizza bar in downtown Glen Ellyn. Walk away with a keepsake wine glass.


#9 | Fall Wine Walk

NAPERVILLE–Mark your calendar to stroll through Downtown Naperville while tasting a variety of wines and snacks on October 2nd from 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Enjoy thirteen stops with 1-oz. Pours and a souvenir wine glass. Ticket proceeds benefit Career & Networking Center


#10 | Sunset Yoga in the Garden

SUGAR GROVE–Come unwind in flower gardens for yoga on the farm at sunset. Your experience at the farm will begin with an hour-long beginner yoga session and end with time to wander the farm and enjoy a beverage for purchase. Be sure to bring your mat and invite your friends!









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