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5 THINGS TO DO | August Is Filled with Unique Fun for All Ages In the Western Suburbs


One of our most loved features each month, 5 Things to Do, highlights popular area attractions, events and activities, ensuring local fun along the way for a variety of ages. Here is this month's 5 Things to Do list:

1. Sun Flower Festival

MAPLE PARK–Opening August 28! Enjoy over 5 acres of sunflower vraities. The experience goes ‘full bloom’ on weekends with live music and delicious farm-fresh food options on the scenic orchard lawn. Mother Nature has final say on how long the sunflowers will last so watch for updates as we near the final weekend.

2. Today’s Inspired Lantina

August 12 • McAninch Arts Center

GLEN ELLYN–Today's Inspired Latina is hosting a special night at the Frida Kahlo Exhibition 2021. Register today to be a part of this historic event.

3. Morton Arboretum Wine & Art Walk

LISLE–Sip wine and shop for nature-themed art as you stroll around Meadow Lake. Browse this juried art show featuring photography, woodturning, jewelry, painting, ceramics, fused glass, and more from Midwest artists. Guests can purchase wine and other beverages to enjoy as they browse the artworks on display.

4. 2021 Naperville Ale Fest

NAPERVILLE–Summer Edition will take place on Saturday, August 28 and will feature over 100 unique craft beers and food from some of the area’s favorite food trucks. Situated on the grounds of the Naper Settlement, with downtown Naperville as a backdrop, it is the ideal setting to experience craft beer.

5. Homefront 1940s Weekend

NAPERVILLE–Swing back into the 1940s as Naper Settlement transforms into a one-of-a-kind commemoration to World War II at Home Front 1940s Weekend! Saturday and Sunday both include military displays of antique and modern vehicles, 1940s newsreels, a victory garden walk, food and drinks, music, a souvenir shop, letter writing with Operation Support our Troops, living history demonstrations, and entry into the Answering the Call: Naperville at War 1941-1945 exhibit. TICKETS: $15 per Adult & $10 per Youth (ages 4-12). Members and children under four are free.


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