May’s fizzing to an end, and with it comes hot weather and drowsy days. School’s not yet over, but you may want to take your kids out over the wekend, or enjoy the late Spring.Here are some ideas.Thursday, 5-9 p.m. May 19-Aug. 25, downtown Oak Park. Around 20 Oak Park restaurants give you a variety of drinks, appetizers and desserts as special menu for eating inside or out. www.downtownoakpark.net/signature-event/thursday-night.Downers Grove Classic Car Show and band entertainment, 6-9 p.m. Fridays, May 20-Sept.2, www.downtowndg.org.
Uncork Illinois Wine Festival, 1-9 p.m. May 28, Sample more than 150 wines from around 15 local wineries and dance to music as you do so. Price: $20 or $15. www.downtownoakpark.net/signature-event/uncorkil.
Barrington Art Festival, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., May 28-29, Have a blast with art from more than 130 juried artists, live music, food and kids activities. Call 947-926-4300 or go to www.amdurproductions.com.
Prairie Arts Festival, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., May 28-29, Schaumburg. The fest offers more than 120 artists, three stages with live music, a food truck court and kids activities. Free admission and parking. Go to www.villageofschaumburg.com.Fine Arts Festival, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. June 4-5, Graue Mill and Museum, Browse home and garden art from more than 50 artists. www.grauemill.org.
Buffalo Grove Art Festival, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., June 4-5, Buffalo Grove Town Center. You’re in for a treat with one of the top 100 art festivals in the country, where you’ll see more than 100 artists from all over the world! Kids can watch them working and chat to them. Plus: live music, food and art activities for kids, including an art scavenger hunt. Call (847) 926-4300 or visit www.AmdurProductions.com.
Deerfield Festival of the Arts, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. June 4 and 5. You’ll see artists from across America, food vendors, live music and kids activities. Admission and parking are free. www.DwEvents.orgA Day in Our Village, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. June 5, Oak Park. Oak Park’s going to woo you with activities, information booths and local restaurants that will sell food. You’ll find swimming and games in Rehm Park. www.oak-park.us/our-community/special-events/day-our-village.Promenade of Art Arlington Heights, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.., June 11-12, downtown Arlington Heights. Free admission and free parking at the Metra lot. These days seem the days of Art. Enjoy more than 100 artists, live music and food. Call (847) 926-4300 or visit www.AmdurProductions.com.
Mid-June in the Northern suburbs brings plenty more activities. Stay tuned.
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