The Farmers Markets are starting up, Harvard May 5th & Woodstock May 4th! Check the dates and head on out to stock up on some of the freshest ingredients available. Select from organic, locally sustainable, humanely grown and raised meats, produce, eggs, cheeses and more. Many provide live entertainment, activities, cooking classes, demonstrations and more!
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One of the surest signs of Summer is the return of Racing to Arlington Park Race Track. Opening day is May 3rd so hop on the Metra Northwest Line and be delivered right to their door. A day at the Track is a fun and exciting way to spend the day with friends & family.
Chicago Insiders Secrets include tips on how to save money, places to go and how to get there. Some of these tips will make getting around half the fun. If you have a secret you would like to share we would love to hear from you.
You don’t have to be Irish and it doesn’t have to be Saint Patrick’s Day for an Irish Celebration. Head to Mt. Prospects Irish Fest. Irish Music, Irish Dancers, Irish Goods, Irish Food and of course Irish Beer. All in a heated tent. Hop on the train and let Metra do the driving.
Don’t let another summer go by without visiting beautiful Arlington Park Racecource. The park has so much to offer with many activities geared for families, as well as groups of any size. Admission is affordable and with Metra stopping right in front of the park even getting there is easy.
Great bands (like headliner Foghat) and Pizza get together and the first Pizza Fest is born. Both Friday & Saturday will feature a fantastic music lineup, as well as activities for the kids. All within walking idstance of the train.
Head to Downtown Palatine to enjoy some German food and of course some German beer at the Palatine Rotary’s Oktoberfest.The fest features live entertainment, and on Saturday afternoon-family activities. Best of all admission to Oktoberfest is free and all monies raised will support local charities.
We have been searching for input on great bike routes accessible from the Metra rail, and we are very excited to to welcome Guest Author, Greg Borzo for a series of bike routes off the Metra Lines. This is the first entry and we are looking forward to Greg’s next post with us, his Top Ten Bike Paths off The Metra Lines.
The Edison Park Festivals is perfect for a family or an adult night out. During the day enjoy activities geared for families and at night there is a great band lineup. If you haven’t had the chance to visit Edison Park, this festival is a great opportunity to check out this town filled with great restaurants and night life.