Kane County Calendar of Events June 6 – June 23

Angela Ingersoll captures the emotional and vocal power of Judy Garland live in concert at the Paramount Theater on June 10.


Concerts in the Park: Final Say, Lincoln Park, W. Main St. at 4th St., St. Charles, 7 p.m. Experience sizzling chemistry, incredible energy and irresistible songs from the latest Top 40 hits to classics that are sure to bring you to your feet. Bring a blanket or lawn chair and enjoy an open-air concert. Food available for purchase. Information: www.stcparks.org.


Batavia’s Second Fridays, Downtown, Wilson St., Batavia,  6-9 p.m. Whether it is a live performance, craft demo, a book signing or one of the many other programs, there is something for everyone. Pick up a map at Water Street Studios. Free and family-friendly. Information: 630-761-3528.

JUNE 8-23

Necessary Targets, Albright Theatre Company, 100 N. Island Ave., Batavia, 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays, $15-$20. A psychiatrist and a journalist travel to Bosnia to interview and try to help women refugees. Through their struggles witnessing violence and unimaginable terror, the survivors of war must find their strength to keep each other afloat and alive. Information: 630-406-3383.


Blues and Roots on Water Street Festival, Water Street Studios and Kiss The Sky, 100 S. Water St., Batavia, 4:30 p.m. One-day, two-stage six-acts featuring some of the finest in Roots, Americana and Blues that the Chicago area has to offer Saturday Speaker Series: Hotel Baker: 90 Years in the Making, St. Charles History Museum, 215 E. Main Street, St. Charles, 11 a.m. Information: 630-584-6967.

Downtown Aurora Magic Festival, Water Street Mall, 24 E. Downer Place, Aurora, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. The team who organized Aurora’s Harry Potter Festival in 2017 is joining forces with Aurora Downtown to present a celebration of witches, wizards, and all things magical in Downtown Aurora.  Information via Facebook, search for Downtown Aurora Magic.

Diana Krall World Tour: Turn Up the Quiet, Paramount Theatre, 23 E. Galena Blvd, Aurora, 8 p.m.Her unique artistry transcends any single musical style and has made her one of the most recognizable artists of our time. Information: 630-896-6666.


Chicagoland Tour de Cure, RiverEdge Park, 360 N. Broadway,  Aurora, Join thousands of people from around the country who have the same passion as you to fight diabetes and its burdens. Enjoy a beautiful ride along the Illinois Prairie Path, challenge yourself with our 63 and 100 mile routes or take a run or walk through downtown Aurora 5k route.  Information: 312-346-1805.

Judy Garland: Come Rain or Come Shine, Paramount Theatre, 23 E. Galena Blvd, Aurora, 3 p.m. Award-winning dynamo Angela Ingersoll  captures the emotional and vocal power of Judy Garland live in concert. Information: 630-896-6666.

Kayak Bass League Northern Open, Rocktown Adventures, 107 Spruce St., Aurora, 5:30 a.m.-2 p.m., $75 per angler. A real-time angling tournament on the Fox River with the winner walking away with a new NuCanoe Flint valued at $999.


River Rhapsody Concert Series, Batavia Riverwalk, 100 Island Ave., Batavia, 7 p.m. Red Woody’s philosophy – there are great songs from every decade, why not play them all? Information: 630-879-5235.

JUNE 14-17

PrairieFest, PrairieFest Park, 91 Plank Dr., Oswego. This four-day community festival celebrates its 30th year this June. PrairieFest draws approximately 75,000 visitors over the weekend with main stage headliners Sugar Ray and Keith Anderson, a carnival, food vendors and a parade. Admission, parking, and events are all free. Information: 630-554-1010.

JUNE 15-16

Blues on the Fox, RiverEdge Park, 360 N. Broadway, Aurora. Two days of jammin’ blues music, cold beer, festival food and a good time, all overlooking the gorgeous Fox River. Information: 630-896-6666.

More on 34 Statewide Garage Sale, Route 34 Corrido, Plano, Yorkville Plano, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Find antiques and odd and unusual items galore. Enjoy city and scenic countryside views. You will find sales at homes, parking lots and fields along the route.


Juneteenth Freedom and Heritage Celebration, Martin Luther King Park, Farnsworth Ave. and Grand Blvd, Aurora, 3:30 p.m. JuneTeenth celebrates the anniversary of June 19th 1865 when the enslaved Africans in Texas were actually emancipated after President Abraham Lincoln signed this historical document. Event is free and will feature entertainment, singing, dance, spoken word, moon jumps, basketball tournament, games, chess, cake walk, motivational speakers and fun for the whole family.  Information: 630-606-1910.


Aurora Pride Parade, Downtown Aurora, noon. A celebration of the LGBTQI community, families, friends, and allies in Chicagoland’s western suburbs and beyond. With dozens of floats and overwhelming support from the communities of the Fox River valley. Information: 630-256-3167.

JUNE 19-24

Swedish Days, Geneva’s Midsommar Festiva. The whole family will enjoy food, carnival rides, live music and entertainment nightly, 69th Swedish Days Parade at 1 p.m. on June 24.


River Rhapsody Concert Series, Batavia Riverwalk, 100 Island Ave., Batavia, 7-8:30 p.m. The band 1976 recreate all the favorites by bands and musicians like Fleetwood Mac, Peter Frampton, Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers, Heart, Boston, Steve Miller, Bad Company, Pat Benatar, The Cars, Elton John and other rock bands from the 70’s. Information: 630-879-5235.


Museums After Dark, SciTech Hands-On Museum, 8 1. Benton St., Aurora, 5-8 p.m. Bring the family to downtown Aurora when the stars are out, and enjoy a fun and educational treat for all ages. Aurora Regional Fire Museum, SciTech Hands On Museum, G.A.R. Museum, The Pierce Center and Santori Public Library will stay open “after dark”. Information: 630-859-3434.


Fiesta del Tequila y Mariachi, RiverEdge Park, 360 N. Broadway, Aurora, 3-11 p.m. The international Mariachi Sol de Mexico and the Sonora Santanera, among others, promise to provide an afternoon full of music and memories in the midst of a sensational atmosphere of celebration and tradition. Attendees will experience a variety of exhibitions: tequila bottles, music, art exhibitions, businesses, crafts, gastronomy and Tequila Tastings. Information: 630-896-6666.


–Kane County Calendar of Events June 6 – June 23–