If you like to take a walk at night and be able to see the decor in other people’s homes, this is for you. You are invited to tour the insides of 5 distinct Mt. Prospect Homes; during the Mount Prospect Historical Society’s 27th annual Holiday Housewalk. The walking paths are lit with beautiful luminaria, to give you that magical holiday feeling
Mark this week on your calender as you won’t want to miss the annual Edison Park Restaurant Week. With 9 of their top restaurants featuring 3 Course prix-fixe menus, with lunches varying from $15 and dinners from $22 (higher on Friday & Saturday). So many choices so little time.
What a great way sample fine dining on a shoe string.
Great family fun is to be had at Crystal Lake’s Johnny Appleseed Festival. There will be wagon rides, pumpkin bowling, pony rides, petting zoo,,,,,,live music, food vendors, craft fair, farmers market, apple pie eating contest……and so much more.
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 to rock out in Woodstock at their annual ROCKTOBERFEST – OKTOBERFEST. For a weekend filled with Music, Food and Drink this fest should fit the bill. The Saturday lineup also has many family friendly events.
What better way to check out some ot the best bars and restaurants in Mount Prospect than a Pub Crawl. Hop on the Metra Nortwest line and get off at the Mt Prospect station, Saturday 8/23 from 3-7 pm for the Summer Slide” Pub Crawl. Visti some of Mount Prospect favorites like Mia’s Cantina, Sam’s Place, Mrs. P & Me, Blues Bar BBQ Grill and Emerson’s Ale House.
Head to Woodstock Square for the 7th Annual Woodstock Jazz Festival, for a day of nothing but jazz! Woodstock Square is the perfect setting for some great jazz, In the morning free jazz performances in the gazebo in the Woodstock Square, and for the evening hot jazz in a cool setting at Stage Left Cafe
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.
“One Track Trips” by ABC’s Roz Varon, is a series of day trips taking the Metra from Chicago to different towns along the tracks. On one of her most recent Trips, Just Off The Tracks acted as her guide to discover Arlington Heights. We spent the day visiting the Metropolis Performing Arts Center and some unique shops in Downtown Arlington Heights.
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!