MarketPlace Farmer’s Market
The Promenade, 631 E. Boughton Road, Bolingbrook
The outdoor markets regularly feature fresh Amish baked goods, gourmet olive oils and vinegars, homemade granola, Italian specialties, pickles, jams, free-range eggs, cheese, all-natural pet treats and pasta in a variety of flavors. Other favorites include barbeque sauces and salsas.
Rock ’N Wheels
Addison Village Green, 1 Friendship Plaza, Addison
Car and motorcycle cruise night will he held along Army Trail Road east of May Street. As part of the fun, the Beatles tribute band, American English, will perform on the 95.9 The River stage at Addison’s Rock ‘N Wheels. Rick Lindy will open the evening with hits from the ’50s and ’60s. Addison restaurants will present various menu items for sale, and beer and wine will be available. The Addison Historical Museum will hold an open house and craft fair until 8 p.m.
Splish Splash Bash
Bensenville Water Park and Splash Pad, 1100 W. Wood St., Bensenville
Enjoy an evening of water games, entertainment, dancing and crafts ending with a showing of the movie, “Sing,” about a teenage gorilla who wants to sing,
June 29-July 1
Lisle’s Eyes to the Skies Festival
Various times for festival and carnival
Lisle Community Park, 1925 Ohio St., Lisle
$10 festival admission; $20 tethered balloon rides; free carnival-only entrance available
The Eyes to the Skies Balloon Festival will display a variety of hot air balloons, which due to weather restrictions, fly in the morning (starting at 6 a.m.) and in the evening (starting at 6 p.m.). Tethered balloon rides will be offered, weather permitting. Other festival activities include performances by nationally known musical groups, local band performances, a 100-booth craft fair, a special children’s area and food court. The annual Fourth of July parade and fireworks show will be held. A carnival opens June 27. Complete details at eyestotheskies.org.
July 1 and July 8
Golf History Trolley Tour
1 p.m. and 2:15 p.m.
Arrowhead Golf Club, 26W151 Butterfield Road, Wheaton
Take an hour-long tour on a trolley to the sites of Wheaton’s golf past – locations of former golf courses, homes of golf architects, club makers, and golf pros, and learn about Wheaton’s contributions to the development of golf in the United States. The mashie-niblick (7-iron) and the flag and cup holder for the greens were invented here. Tour participants will receive a Wheaton Golf History map with the locations marked. Tickets may be purchased by mail. Make checks out to City of Wheaton (write Golf History Trolley Tour in memo) and send to Sharon Barrett-Hagen, City Clerk, City of Wheaton, 303 W. Wesley Street, Wheaton 60187. Include a note with the time and date of the tour requested and contact information. Direct questions to the City of Wheaton Historic Commission at email@example.com.
Taste of Oak Brook
Oak Brook Polo Field, 700 Oak Brook Road, Oak Brook
Free admission; $10 for parking
Various Oak Brook restaurants will participate. There will be live entertainment and children’s activities. Food, beverage and some children’s activities will require the purchase of tickets.
Fireworks will close the festivities. Rain date for fireworks only is July 4.
July 4-July 7
Knoch Park, 724 S. West St., Naperville
Various admission prices
Naperville’s Ribfest, hosted by the Exchange Club of Naperville, is a concert and festival starting on the 4th of July that draws tens of thousands of visitors with its internationally celebrated musical artists, family activities and carnival and award-winning rib vendors from across the country. This year’s lineup includes Pitbull, Jake Owen, Jordan Davis, Melissa Etheridge, Steven Tyler and the Loving Mary Band. Complete details at ribfest.net.
–DuPage County Calendar of Events June 27 – July 4–