Kane County events calendar

The Elgin History Museum is hosting its annual Classic Car Show on Sunday, July 17. The museum will be open for tours along with various drinks and food for purchase. Free admission. (Photo courtesy Elgin History Museum)

The Elgin History Museum is hosting its annual Classic Car Show on Sunday, July 17. The museum will be open for tours along with various drinks and food for purchase. Free admission. (Photo courtesy Elgin History Museum)


A comprehensive exhibit of 175 years of Aurora history, David L. Pierce Art and History Center, 20 East Downer, Aurora, 2nd Floor Gallery, Wednesday-Saturday, Noon to 4 p.m. Admission free, donations welcomed. A comprehensive exhibit of 175 years of Aurora history.

Symbolism in Chinese Jade, through Aug. 21, Lizzadro Museum of Lapidary Art, 220 Cottage Hill, Elmhurst. The Museum’s permanent collection of jade carvings is filled with auspicious Chinese symbolism. This exhibit focuses on a selection of carvings from the Qing Dynasty and translates the hidden meanings in their visual motifs. Admission: $5. Information: (630) 833-1616.

Childhood Memories, through Sept. 25, DuPage County Historical Museum, 102 E. Wesley St., Wheaton. Rekindle fond memories of childhood glory. Enjoy the simplicity of a time where play and learning were stimulated without electronics. Become absorbed in the delightful innocence of DuPage County’s past as you learn about the various toys and games of the 19th and 20th century. Information: (630) 510-4941.


Millennium Carrillon Summer Recital Series, Tuesday, 7 p.m., Millennium Carrillon, Naperville, Talented carillonneurs from across the country and all over the world delight concert goers with an evening of music. Free performances are held rain or shine (unless there is lightning). Picnicking on the lawns surrounding the tower is welcome. Post recital Moonlight Carillon Tours available for $3 per person from 8 to 9 p.m.


Brown Bag Lunch: The Cold War in Berlin, Elgin History Museum, 360 Park St., Elgin, noon-1 p.m. Join Elgin resident and local historian, Steve Stroud, as he tells the history of Berlin during the Cold War. He will give insight and historical context into this fascinating time in world history from a personal perspective. Non-members: $3 / Members: Free


JUNE 17-18

Naper Nights, Naper Settlement, 523 S. Webster St., Naperville, 5 p.m. The community concert series kicks off with The Fortunate Sons, a Creedence Clearwater Revival tribute band, followed by Mr. Blotto, a local jam band. Saturday, June 18 will feature Beggars Banquet, a Rolling Stones tribute band, followed by American English, who will play the music of The Beatles. Information and tickets: www.napernights.org or call (630) 420-6010.

Blues on the Fox, RiverEdge Park, 360 N. Broadway St., Aurora. 7-10 p.m. Friday, 3-10:30 p.m. Saturday. What started as a street fair in 1996 exploded into a colorful, world-renowned festival, drawing blues fanatics from around the globe. Friday: The Robert Cray Band & Marcia Ball. Saturday: Tedeschi Trucks Band – Los Lobos – Larry McCray – Leland. Information: (630) 896-6666.

More on 34 Statewide Garage Sale, Rt. 34 Corridor of Sandwich, Plano, Yorkville, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Statewide garage sale that extends along Rt. 34 corridor including Sandwich, Plano, Yorkville and Aurora. More on 34 was an idea conceived in Kewanee and with the help of a small group and now stretches over 100 miles on U.S. Route 34. Information: (815) 312-4963 or email info@sandwich-il.org


Juneteenth Emancipation Celebration, Martin Luther King Park, Farnsworth Ave. and Grand Blvd., Aurora, 3:30-7:30 p.m., free. The event celebrates the anniversary of June 19, 1865 when the enslaved Africans in Texas were emancipated after President Abraham Lincoln signed this historical document. Activities include inspirational speakers, music, food, games, prizes, basketball tournament and entertainment for youth, adults and elders of all ethnicities. Information: (630) 606-1910 or email ricky1rodgers@aamou.org

10th Annual Air Classics Museum of Aviation Open House, Air Classics Museum of Aviation, 44W546 U.S. Hwy. 30, Sugar Grove. Free event to honor members and WWII Veterans. Pedal car raffle. Located 1 mile west of main airport entrance and 2 miles west of intersection of Routes 47 and 30. Information: (630) 466-0888.

Chair Sculptures Revealed, downtown Naperville. Sponsored by local businesses and painted by local artists, 18 painted round chair sculptures will be on display until after Labor Day at various sidewalk locations downtown. Information: www.downtownnaperville.com.


Naperville Classic Car Show, downtown Naperville, Jackson Avenue, along the Riverwalk, 9 a.m.-noon. Enjoy the looks of up to 100 Classic Cars in all makes and models.

Picnic on the Farm 50’s and 60’s Style, Historic Corron Farm, 7N761 Corron Road, St. Charles. Fourth Annual Summer Fun, 1950’s style at Corron Farm. Families welcome. Events include Rick “Elvis” Saucedo, Cougar’s mascot Ozzie, children’s activities, vendors, wagon rides through the prairie, tours of Historic house, food, silent/live auction, raffles. Information: (515) 745-2043 or visit www.corronfarmpreservationsociety.org


Good Templar Park Swedish Day Festival, 528 East Side Drive, Geneva, 9 a.m. The Midsommar Festival has been offering up a smorgasbord of family and cultural activities including Scandinavian music and dance, old time games, traditional foods (both Swedish and American), and the largest maypole celebration west of the Allegheny Mountains. Admission is $5 for adults; kids 12 and under are free, as well as anyone in traditional Scandinavian costume. Parking is also free. There is a cash raffle at 4 p.m. Information: (847) 845-2640, email swedishday@gmail.com or visit swedishday.net

JUNE 21-26

Swedish Days Festival, downtown Geneva. The whole family will enjoy fabulous food, carnival rides, live music & entertainment nightly, plus Sweden Vast, our tent that’s everything Swedish. Information, (630) 232-6060


Free Family Fun Day at Blackberry Farm, 100 S. Barnes Rd., Aurora, 9:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. Free admission for all Illinois residents (ID required). They’re quite popular, so expect big crowds and frequent lines for some of the attractions. Farm hours today are from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.


The Stingrays at McCullough Park, 150 W. Illinois Ave., Aurora, 7:30 p.m. Chicagoland’s 50s, 60s and 70s Rock & Roll Oldies band the Stingrays play the greatest music every written with the energy, passion and authenticity of the artists they love. Guests are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and blankets. Information: (630) 897-0516.


Four By Four: A Musical Tribute To Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons, Batavia Fine Arts Centre, 1399 W. Wilson St., Batavia. From the creative team that brought you the hit show Oh What a Night! A Musical Tribute To Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons, comes a unique concept in tribute shows… Celebrating the music of The Beatles, The Beach Boys, The Bee Gees and Motown all in one show. Information: (630) 937-8930 or email bataviafineartscentre@gmail.com

Kool and the Gang, RiverEdge Park, 360 N. Broadway, Aurora, 7:30 p.m. In over 4 decades, Kool & the Gang has sold over 70 million albums worldwide, won 2 Grammys and 7 AMAs, racked up 31 gold and platinum albums and scored a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. This June, they’re bringing their funky jams to RiverEdge Park. You won’t be able to stay in your seat when these guys roll out hits including “Celebration,” “Jungle Boogie” and “Get Down On It.” Tickets: $45. All events at RiverEdge Park are General Admission. Guests are welcome to bring lawn chairs. Information: (630) 896-6666



Willie Nelson and Kris Kristofferson, RiverEdge Park, 360 N. Broadway, Aurora, 8 p.m. Willie Nelson may have been inducted into Country Hall of Fame 23 years ago, but he’s been considered a living legend for decades longer. After spending years writing smash hits like “Me and Bobby McGee,” “Sunday Mornin’ Comin’ Down” and “For the Good Times,” Kris Kristofferson tried his hand at performing his own tunes with his ballad-heavy album The Silver Tongued Devil and I. Tickets and information: (630) 896-6666.


DuPage Symphony Orchestra, Cantigny Park, 1s151 Winfield Road, Wheaton, 7:30 p.m. Music Director Barbara Schubert will conduct “American Salute!”—a symphonic celebration of our country’s land, people and freedom. Symphony Passports are on sale now: $30 in advance (through June 19) or $35 the week of concert. A Passport admits one car and its occupants to this concert only.



Free Airplane Rides, Aurora Municipal Airport, 43W752 Rt. 30, Sugar Grove, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. Kids ages 8 and 17 years who are interested in aviation can take a free Young Eagles flight and see what pilots do on the ground and in the air. No reservations required. Information visit the EAA 579 website and click on the Young Eagles tab.


Weird Al Yankovic – Return of the Mandatory World Tour, RiverEdge Park, 360 N. Broadway, Aurora. “Weird Al” Yankovic is the best-selling comedy recording artist in history. His mind-blowing ability to parody world-famous musicians like Michael Jackson, Billy Joel, U2 and Madonna launched Al into superstardom himself, and after almost 40 years of leaving millions of fans of every age in stitches, he’s still going strong. Tickets and information: (630) 896-6666.



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