Family fun marches into Hinsdale for July 4
Updated: June 29, 2012 12:24PM
A full schedule of family fun is planned for Hinsdale’s Independence Day celebration Wednesday, July 4, beginning with a parade of community groups, families and businesses stepping off at Sixth Street and Garfield at 10 a.m. and ending at Sixth and Grant streets.
The action continues at 11 a.m. at Burlington Park, 30 E. Chicago Ave., with a craft fair and family entertainment. Director of Parks and Recreation Gina Hassett reported that activities for children will include kids’ tabletop carnival games, spinning strawberry cups and a giant slide. There also will be inflatables and face painting.
A crowd always gathers to watch the Rotary Club’s annual turtle races, with the little green competitors taking off at 11:30 a.m. this year. Another highlight will be a performance by the West Suburban Concert Band at 1 p.m. The inflatables close at 3 p.m. and the event ends at 4 p.m.
Admission is free. Refreshments will be sold.
For details, call (630) 789-7090 or visit villageofhinsdale.org.
Bells but no whistles
Kids ages 4 to 12, accompanied by an adult, will create a one-of-a-kind musical instrument at Summer Fun & Games: Festive Tambourines from 1 to 3 p.m. Tuesday, July 3, at the Elmhurst Historical Museum, 120 E. Park Ave. They can personalize their instrument with bells and artwork. Cost is $2 for nonmembers, $1 for members.
For details, call (630) 833-1457 or visit elmhursthistory.org.
A-hunting you should go
Join an adventurous girl as she encounters folklore creatures during “The Great Snipe Hunt” at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Saturday, June 30, and Sunday, July 1, at Cantigny Park 1s151 Winfield Road, Wheaton. The outdoor roving theater performance for families is presented by Citadel Theatre Company. Tickets are $10.
For details, call (630) 260-8162 or visit cantigny.org.
The great escape
Imagine your fun destination and, using that theme, have your family decorate a 6-inch tile for the Park District of La Grange’s Recreation Center wall, 536 East Ave. Do it at home or come to the center from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday, June 30. Tiles are $20 with money going toward the preschool program.
For details, call (708) 352-1762 or visit pdlg.org.
Bang for your buck
Everyone will get a charge out of playing firecracker bingo from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Monday, July 2, at the Willowbrook Village Hall, 7760 Quincy St. Prizes will be awarded and refreshments will be served. The cost is $5 per person or $15 per family for residents, $10 and $20 for nonresidents.
For details, call (630) 323-8215 or visit willowbrookil.org.