Guest Blog Post: Top Picks for Families to do in the Area

Guest Blog Post: Mommy by the River

Welcome to my Top Picks for the weekend of June 6 – 8! Have you subscribed to my blog via email yet? If you haven’t, you are likely missing out on special announcements for GIVEAWAYS because they often come and go very quickly. Why? This weekend, you’ll receive complete details on how you can ENTER to WIN a four-pack of tickets to a super fun, area attraction. I’ll fill you in soon, so be sure to check back with me to get in on the contest!

In my Top Picks this weekend, you won’t want to miss out on “Bubblefest” at the Elgin Public Museum. One of my readers says her kids look forward to it each year! Or maybe you are ready for an outdoor festival? If so, head over to Hampshire for theCrusin’ into Summer Car Show & Fun Fair or Riverfest in St. Charles! Best of all, they are all FREE or CHEAP! And if they ask who sent you…tell them The Mommy did!

DISCLAIMER: 
 
Although we are careful to report accurate dates and times as they are provided, we realize that sometimes we receive inaccurate information or events may be cancelled. We strongly encourage you to confirm the information before heading out and/or to click the link that is provided for each activity to check the details.

Saturday, June 7, 2014 
Event: Crusin’ into Summer Car Show & Fun Fair
Town: Hampshire, IL
Where: State Street in downtown Hampshire
Age: All ages
Time: 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Description: Car show, face painting, hula hoop contest, bounce house, scavenger hunt, celebrity pie toss, fire department trucks, entertainment, food vendors and more.
Cost: FREE
Information: Web site or 847-683-1122

Saturday, June 7, 2014 

Event: IKES Fish for Fun
Town: Elgin, IL
Where: Hawthorne Hill Nature Center, 28 Brookside Drive, Elgin
Age: All kids age 15 and younger and accompanied by adult
Time: 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Description: Fishing derby with awards presented for the largest catch in each category
Cost: FREE
Information: Web site or 847-888-1989
Special Note: Time and location is subject to change depending on weather. All youth must be accompanied by an adult.

Saturday, June 7, 2014
Event: Bubblefest
Town: Elgin, IL
Where: Elgin Public Museum in Lords Park, 225 Grand Blvd., Elgin
Age: All ages
Time: Noon to 2:00 p.m.
Description:  Bubble fun galore! Stand in a bubble! Shake hands in a bubble! Make your own bubble art! Do all sorts of bubble activities with the help of the bubble staff.
Cost: $2 per person
Information: Web site or 847-741-6655
Special Note: Event will be held outside.

Saturday, June 7, 2014
Event: Home Depot Kids Workshop
Town: Multiple Store locations including: Bartlett, Carpentersville, Elgin, Elk Grove Village, Schaumburg, South Elgin
Where: Home Depot Stores in Various Towns
Age: Kids age 5 to 12
Time: 9:00 a.m. to Noon
Description: This month’s workshop – Build a pint-size riding lawn mower
Cost: FREE
Information: Web Site
Special Note: Registration is required. See web site to sign up!

Saturday, June 7, 2014
Event: Exhibit – Adventures with Clifford the Big Red Dog (*repeats Sunday: see special note)
Town: Elgin, IL
Where: Gail Borden Public Library, 270 N. Grove Ave., Elgin
Age: All ages
Time: 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Description: See this fun, traveling exhibit created by the Minnesota Children’s Museum with 10 interactive areas including a 9-ft tall Clifford with a built-in slide.
Cost: $2 per person
Information: Web site or 847-742-2411
Special Note: Exhibit will be on display through Aug. 24. Library hours – Fri./Sat: 9a – 6p; Sun: Noon – 5p; Mon-Thur: 9a-9p

Sunday, June 8, 2014
Event: Exhibit – Adventures with Clifford the Big Red Dog (*repeats daily during library hours)
Town: Elgin, IL
Where: Gail Borden Public Library, 270 N. Grove Ave., Elgin
Age: All ages
Time: Noon – 5p
Description: See this fun, traveling exhibit created by the Minnesota Children’s Museum with 10 interactive areas including a 9-ft tall Clifford with a built-in slide.
Cost: $2 per person
Information: Web site or 847-742-2411
Special Note: Exhibit will be on display through Aug. 24. Library hours – Fri./Sat: 9a – 6p; Sun: Noon – 5p; Mon-Thur: 9a-9p

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Mommy by the River

About Mommy by the River: My name is Pamela. I’m a mommy who lives by the Fox River in Elgin, IL who has longed for a local resource that would tell me WHERE to go with my child that costs me either nothing or nearly nothing. Full Bio