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10 TRENDS | These 10 West Suburban Happenings are Trending Right Now


Here are 10 trends that are hot and happening this summer throughout the western suburbs. Have fun!

#1 | Summer Solstice Indie Music Festival

YORKVILLE–Rogue Barrister Productions along with The Law Office Pub and Music Hall and the City of Yorkville present the Summer Solstice Indie Music Festival on the banks of the mighty Fox River on June 25 & 26. Come see some of the best new artists in the Country. This one-of-a-kind event is presented in the historic downtown district of Yorkville. Admission is free!

#2 | Weekly Live Music

ST. CHARLES–The St. Charles Alliance presents weekly live music line-ups each week via their website where music lovers can find all the best of musical performances at local venues such as Flagship on the Fox, D&G Brewing Co., Pollyanna Brewing Co., Eden Restaurant & Events, ROX, Billy Bricks, Global Brew Tap House, Evergreen

#3 | Wheaton Art Walk

WHEATON–The Downtown Wheaton Association will be hosting this juried art festival in downtown Wheaton on Hale Street and Karlskoga Avenue on June 12-13 from 10am-5pm. The Wheaton Art Walk will showcase the work of many juried artists from around the world in a variety of mediums, including ceramics, fiber, glass, jewelry, painting, sculpture and more. In addition to the incredible artwork available for purchase, attendees will be able to interact with artists through demonstrations and booth chats. Free Admission.

#4 | Batavia Boardwalk Shops

BATAVIA–Ten unique seasonal retail shops located at 114 East Wilson Street at Route 25 and Wilson Street. The Shops are open now through December 19, 2021. Shop hours are Friday 10am-7pm.; Saturday 9-4pm.; Sunday Noon to 4pm. Stores include Farmdog Flowers, Gallery of Wood, Wanerin’ Barefoot Farm, EV Creative, CatTalpa Manor, Pretty Pages, New Moon Vegan, Bumblebee Cottage Apothecary, MoJo Re-Creations, Black Angel Designs.

#5 | Morton Arboretum Human+Nature

LISLE–The Morton Arboretum’s summer outdoor art exhibition, Human+Nature will inspire awe and wonder as it connects people and trees. Internationally renowned artist Daniel Popper created five 15- to 26-foot-tall sculptures exclusively for the Arboretum that will be featured in various locations across its 1,700 acres, leading guests to areas they may not have explored before. It will be his largest exhibition to date anywhere in the world.

#6 | Wines & Finds

GLEN ELLYN–Taste, explore & celebrate at Downtown Glen Ellyn’s premier wine tasting and shopping event on June 18 from 5-8pm Only 150 tickets will be sold! Begin by bringing your ticket to Cabernet & Co (434 N. Main St.). You’ll receive your Wines & Finds tasting glass and a program detailing the participating businesses. Each store will offer two wine selections to taste and light appetizers specifically chosen to pair well with the wines. Shop and enjoy!

#7 | Live and Uncorked

AURORA–Bring a blanket, picnic basket and your favorite craft beer or bottle of wine while enjoying an evening of great music at Blackberry Farm in Aurora. Live & Uncorked is for ages 21+ Thursdays evenings at 7pm from June 17 through July 29 featuring popular bands such as Dick Diamond and The Dusters, Libodo Funk Circus, Strung Out, Billy Elton, Second Time Around, Semple, Voyage.

#8 | PrairieFest

OSWEGO–We’ve got a lot to celebrate this Summer! PrairieFest might need until Labor Day to get our full-scale fun together – but the Oswegoland Park District has a dedicated Summer Carnival coming to Prairie Point Park in Oswego over Father’s Day Weekend. Plan for Thursday, June 17-Sunday, June 20 for thrills, rides, and midway games. Visit for Summer Carnival hours or to learn more about the bands and entertainment coming together for the Labor Day Weekend, September 3-6, PrairieFest event.

#9 | Naper Nights

NAPERVILLE–Naper Nights Concert Series Returns to Naper Settlement on July 16-17, August 13-14, and September 17-18. Get ready for a summertime tradition that features cold drinks, great food, and fabulous music! Naper Nights explores major historical milestones and their effect on pop culture with themed musical tribute concerts. Rock out with your community as you eat, drink, dance, and hear the area's best tribute bands perform your favorite rock, pop, country, and soul hits! This year’s line-up includes tributes to the Beach Boys, Rolling Stones, Dave Matthews Band, and more! For tickets, please visit

#10 | Downers Grove Farmers Market

DOWNERS GROVE–Sponsored by the Indian Boundary YMCA and Village of Downers Grove, the Downtown Downers Grove Market has offered the community everything from fresh food to crafts and live entertainment. With more than 100 vendors, there's something for everyone!