THE BEST OF SUBURBAN EVENTS AS FEATURED IN THE JUNE 2016 ISSUE
Country Hunk Lee Brice to Headline Ribfest July 3rd In Naperville The Exchange Club of Naperville and the 2016 Ribfest Committee are pleased to announce Country Music artist, Lee Brice will hit the Navistar Main Stage on Sunday July 3. The 29th Ribfest will be held July 1-July 4 in Knoch Park, Naperville. The family festival is set to return with four days of food, fun and music, all with a purpose. Over the past 28 years, $14.5M has been donated from Ribfest proceeds to more than 50 local agencies, all working to prevent and eliminate child abuse and domestic violence. Tickets online at www.ribfest.net.
SAVE THE DATE! July 9 & 10 Naperville Woman’s Club 57h Annual Juried Fine Art Fair The Naperville Woman’s Club will host over 100 local and national artists for its 57th Annual Juried Fine Art Fair, to be held July 9 and 10 at Naper Settlement, 523 S. Webster, Naperville. Artist demonstrations, entertainment, a silent auction, Children’s tent and “Empty Bowls” fundraiser are all part of this family event, which has the distinction of being Illinois’ longest running art fair. Event hours are 10am to 5pm Saturday and Sunday. Parking and admission are free. The Naperville Woman’s Club is a philanthropic organization devoted to supporting the arts, education and community service. Established in 1897, it is one of the longest established organizations in Naperville. For more information visit: www.napervillewomansclub.org or http://www.facebook.com/Napervillewomansclub or (630) 420-9680.
Summer Concert Series at Bolingbrook Promenade June 9-September 1 You’ll love this free summer concert on Thursday evenings from 7-9pm at the popular Promenade in Bolingbrook. To learn more & for concert line-up, visit www.shoppingpromenade.com
Gildan Esprit de She Naperville Triathlon Expo at Naper Settlement • June 11 Join in on the fun and be inspired at this social fitness event coming to Naperville. Dynamic by nature, Gildan Esprit de She Triathlon challenges you to transition into thinking in threes as you splash, shift and stride your way to the finish line. Compete solo or with a relay team in the company of thousands of women seeking to test their mind, body and spirit in America’s fastest growing sport. The swim-bike-run combo is the ultimate test of endurance and Gildan Esprit de She guarantees the spirit and support to see you through. Held at Naper Settlement. www.espritdeshe.com/events/triathlon/
Wines & Finds in Downtown Glen Ellyn • June 16 Only 150 tickets will be sold for Downtown Glen Ellyn's Third Annual Wine & Finds, a wine tasting and shopping event. Couples, friends and wine enthusiasts are invited to spend the evening from 5-8pm enjoying the downtown and all that it offers. Cabernet & Co., 434 N. Main Street, Glen Ellyn. www.downtownglenellyn.com
Summer Nights at Brookfield Zoo June 17-August 13 Brookfield Zoo's summertime event is back for a third season. Enjoy the park until 9:00 p.m. with cooler summer evening temperatures, enhanced dining, a beer and wine garden, live music, roaming performers, kids' entertainment, and a laser light show, all surrounded by wildlife and nature. Brookfield Zoo. www.czs.org/Brookfield-ZOO/Events/Upcoming-Events
St. Charles’ 11th Annual Sculpture in the Park Exhibit • Through September The landscape of Mt. St. Mary Park in St. Charles will present – for the 11th consecutive year – a striking and engaging sculpture exhibition against the backdrop of nature’s seasonal beauty. The Sculpture in the Park event will display 14 unique works of art through September. This year’s exhibit includes works of art from twelve sculptors all over the nation. Sculpture in the Park is made possible by the combined efforts of the St. Charles Park Foundation and the St. Charles Park District. www.stcparks.org
Art in Bloom: Cantigny Art Festival A Father’s Day Tradition Sat & Sun, June 18 & 19 • 10am-4pm Cantigny Park is the canvas and their Annual Art Festival is the paint. Enjoy a variety of artists, inspired activities, fresh ideas and a colorful weekend. Featuring Classical Blast and Gutarra Azul. Stop by the craft tent to make your own personal wax hand mold (fee applies). Make a full day of it! Stroll the gardens, Cantigny’s horticultural masterpiece; tour the Robert R. McCormick, their ARTchitecturalpiece; buy beautiful art; enjoy their picnic grounds; enjoy live music from Guitarra Azul and Classical Blast; dine at Le Jardin Venders & more. Free with $10 per car parking On Sunday, treat dad to a special Brunch in his honor at the Red Oak Room at Cantigny Golf before heading over to the Art Fest. Call early for reservations, call (630) 260-8194. www.cantigny.org
Chicago Polo Cup - Oak Brook Polo
Sunday June 26 The 2016 Oak Brook Polo Season kicks off with the Chicago Polo Cup! A celebration of Oak Brook's 94th Season and Chicago's deep and storied polo history. The Club's opening Sunday will feature a DuPage rivalry in the making, pitting the Oak Brook Polo Team, Captained by James Drury, against the Arranmore Polo Team, Captained by John Greene. This 6-chukker match will give the winning team bragging rights as the best team in "The Prairie State" until they meet again on Sunday, August 28, 2016 at Arranmore Polo Club. Gates open at 1:00 p.m. Ticket information available online or at the gate.www.oakbrookpoloclub.com
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