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5 THINGS TO DO | May 2024



Enjoy May around the Western Suburbs Starting with these Fun Events

There's so much happening in the western suburbs of Chicago this May, a variety of unique events await. This month's 5 THINGS TO DO feature unveils a curated selection of experiences, from floral indulgences to the allure of Lilac displays, inviting you to explore the charm of the communities around you. Enjoy!


1. Spring Fest 2024

CANTIGNY • SATURDAY, MAY 18

WHEATON–Enjoy the the beautiful gardens and stop by McCormick House for the first-ever marketplace inside the historic home. Featuring talented artisans— a curated shopping experience with local vendors offering jewelry, pottery, art, and more! A craft coffee and pastry bar will be set up on the South Porch to enhance your visit.

2. Batavia Boardwalk ShopsOpening Weekend

FRIDAY-SUNDAY • MAY 10-12 • 10am-4pm

BATAVIA–Be the first to check out the 2024 season of the Batavia Boardwalk Shops during Opening Weekend. This season features 10 incredible new shops, each excited to show you all they have to offer.Open Fridays 10am- 5pm, Saturdays 9am- 5pm, and Sundays 11am- 4pm


3. Enjoy May Events at The Growing Place

ALL SEASON LONG

AURORA–The Growing Place in Aurora is a family-owned garden center offering a variety of plants, events, and knowledgeable staff. In May, they have exciting events like "Spring Containers @ The Potting Bar" and more.

4. Lilac Time

LOMBARD • MAY 4-19

LOMBARD–Lilac Time in Lombard for 2024 features events like the Lilac Heritage Tour, Art and Craft Fair, and the highly anticipated Lilac Ball honoring the 2024 Lilac Court. Experience he beauty of 700 lilacs at Lilacia Park.


5. Firefly Market

DUPAGE COUNTY FAIRGROUNDS

SATURDAY, MAY 11 • 10-4PM

WHEATON–Shop with a unique blend of handmade artisans from around the Midwest. Live music will be flowing through the fairgrounds as shoppers search for one-of-a-kind finds!

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