1. PRIMROSE FARM FROLIC September 24 • St. Charles Hi-ho the dairy-o, it's time again for the annual Primrose Farm Frolic, a one-of-a-kind event for kids of all ages. This family event will be held on Sunday, September 24 from 11am until 3pm at Primrose Farm, located at 5N726 Crane Road, St. Charles. Admission is $8 for ages 12 and over, $4 for ages 2-11 and free for 1 and under. All activities are included in admission. Funds raised from this event will support the continued development of Primrose Farm. Join us for a day that will include historic demonstrations, traditional games and crafts, tractor-drawn wagon rides, live music and delicious fall foods!
4. ZOO BREW AT BROOKFIELD ZOO Friday, August 25 & Saturday, August 26 Looking for a “wild” night out? Grab your crew and join Brookfield Zoo for its annual beer festival, Zoo Brew! On Friday, August 25 and Saturday, August 26, zoogoers can enjoy a unique beer-tasting experience with over 80 beers to choose from – all while marveling at your favorite animals. The animals are for all ages, but you must be 21 and over to enjoy the beer. Admission Fee: Adults: $19.85; Children: $14.50; Seniors: $14.50 Brookfield Zoo, www.czs.org/ZooBrew
3. GLEN ELLYN BACKYARD BBQ September 9 Start getting excited about the 9th Annual Glen Ellyn Backyard BBQ held in downtown Glen Ellyn. This event benefits Bridge Communities & people love it. www.glenellynbackyardbbq.org
4. SUMMER NIGHTS CAR SHOW Fridays through August 26 Downtown Downers Grove The 25th Annual Summer Nights Classic Car Show runs Fridays from 6pm-9pm, Downtown Downers Grove. An array of Classic Cars line the streets, while hundreds of families enjoy the display. All Classic Cars are welcome on Main Street from Maple to Franklin and the Featured Cars will be on Curtiss Street. Featured Cars must be pre-1985 and a trophy will be awarded to the “best” featured car each week. Relax to the sounds of live entertainment at the Main Street Train Station from 7-9pm. www.downtowndg.org
5. NAPER NIGHTS COMMUNITY CONCERT SERIES Summer Weekends In August Experience a weekend full of great rock music, delicious food and cold drinks! Bring a blanket or lawn chair and enjoy music under the stars on the beautiful grounds of Naper Settlement. Friday, August 18, Synchronicity, a Police tribute band; followed by Naper Nights favorite, Landslide, a tribute to Fleetwood Mac. Don’t miss the last night of the series on Saturday, August 19 showcasing some tribute powerhouses. Opening will be Simply Billy, a tribute to Billy Joel’s incredible songwriting and vocals. Closing the night, will be Bruce in the USA with their high-energy and spot-on musical performance of Bruce Springsteen & the E St. Band. www.napernights.org