The warm weather is on the way, so get ready for a day in the country. If you are coming in from Chicago, Harvard is the last stop on the Pacific Northwest Metra Line. It also is a great place to pick up the Long Prairie Bike Trail. This trail will take you by many small communities along the way.
If you are looking for a romantic evening, a get together with good friends, or a fun family night out, these concerts are for you. Bring your blanket or lawn chairs and pack your picnic basket and head on out to enjoy an evening of live music, summer air and a sunset. Best of all they are FREE!!!
If you are looking for a unique outing this winter, put this one on your bucket list. Grab your family or a group of friends and head to Fox River Grove.Watch top ranked ski jumpers from around the world compete. Grab a drink, a bite to eat and gather around the fire-barrel and have some fun
For a great day of Family Entertainment, then an Evening of German Beer, Music, Food and Fun head to Mt. Prospect for their Fall Fest and then stick around and get ready to kick it up a notch at Oktoberfest. All of the festivities will be under a heated tent so you don’t have to worry about the weather. Admission is Free.
Cary Main Street Fest, one of the newest fall festivals in the Northwest Suburbs. Hop on the Metra, Northwest Line and party in the street. With a full line up of bands, craft beer, select wines and local restaurants offering great fall flavors. There will also be family entertainment stage and art area.
Get ready for one of the most fun biking events of the year! The Active Transportation Alliance sponsors this annual ride with four different routes to choose from, each exploring Chicago’s vibrant and diverse neighborhoods, lush parks and historic architecture, plus sample food from your choice of 3 great restaurants.
If you are looking for music, food and fun here is your ticket. Hop on board for some of this summers best festivals, all right off Metra’s Northwest Line. Starting on June 27th with Des Plaines-Summer Fling to August 15th with Edison Park Fest there is a festival to attend almost every weekend.
Head to Cary on a Wednesday evening and you can expect the best in hot rods, muscle cars, classic cars and more. Cary Cruise Nights are held every Wednesday from June 4th through August 27th, in the street right out front of the Tracks Bar & Grill, which serves one of the best burgers in McHenry county.
What a better way to spend a morning or afternoon, then to shop your local market. Purchase the freshest ingredients available. Select from organic, locally sustainable produce, eggs, cheeses, humanely grown and raised meats, and more. Many of the markets have live entertainment, children’s activities, cooking classes, demonstrations and more!
Don’t miss the best 5 hours of biking, BIKE THE DRIVE! Catch the sunrise and continue riding for 5 car free hours on Chicago’s Lake Shore Drive. Bike as much or as little as you like. The complete round trip encompasses 30 scenic miles, with 5 starting points.