What festival will you go to this weekend? We’ve got your festival options and more with our picks of the top eight things to do around Oak Park this weekend. For more happening in the suburbs, visit Pioneer Local’s event calendar.
1. Oak Park Micro Brew and Food Review, 3 p.m. Saturday
More than 150 craft brews from 70 of the Midwest’s finest breweries will be showcased and pared with live music and small plates from popular local restaurants at the seventh annual Brew Review. This is the craft beer festival to be for the debut of the ReplicAle project — a beer style that is chosen and replicated by 15 or more brewers. Hosted by Seven Generations Ahead and the Illinois Craft Brewers Guild, this event is notable for being the Midwest’s largest zero-waste craft beer festival. Downtown Oak Park, Marion Street and Lake Street, Oak Park. $45-$100.
2. Festival Cubano, 3 p.m. Friday
The Belmont-Cragin festival, now in its fifth year, celebrates Cuban culture with food vendors, crafts, music, a cigar lounge and more. Details at www.thecubanfestival.com. Riis Park, 6100 W. Fullerton Ave., Chicago. $5-$10; free for children and seniors; VIP and multi-day passes also available.
3. Oak Park Ave-Lake Arts and Crafts Show, 11 a.m. Saturday
Explore the work of many artists and craftspeople from the American Society of Artists, such as paintings, wood arts, glassworks, jewelry, photography, fabric, crafts and other media. Scoville Park, Oak Park Avenue and Lake Street, Oak Park.
4. Guided Bicycle Tour, 9:30 a.m. Friday
Explore the historic Oak Park neighborhoods on a guided bicycle tour of 22 structures designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. Sites include Wright’s Home and Studio, Unity Temple, Frank Thomas House, Heurtley House, Cheney House, Furbeck House and more. Greenline Wheels, 105 S. Marion St., Oak Park. $30-$35.
5. August’s Superhero Saturday, 10:30 a.m. Saturday
Come and join this heroic day of celebrating superheroes like Batman, Superman, Green Lantern and more. Field Park, 935 N. Woodbine Ave., Oak Park.
6. Concert in the Park, 5:30 p.m. Sunday
Dave Rudolf plays family beach party music- rescheduled from June 15. Scoville Park, Oak Park Avenue and Lake Street, Oak Park.
7. West Cook Wild Ones: Native Bees for Your Garden, 2:30 p.m. Sunday
Adrian Fisher, sustainability coordinator at Triton College explains why native bees are arguably more important in the garden than honey bees in room 259. Fisher discusses the differences between native bees and honey bees, their life cycles, what they like for habitat and what types are likely to show up in the backyard. A copy of “Pollinators of Native Plants: Attract, Observe and Identify Pollinators and Beneficial Insects with Native Plants,” by Heather Holm is a door prize. Learn more at westcook.wildones.org/events. Dominican University Priory Campus, 7200 W. Division St., River Forest. Free.
8. Dog Days of Summer Hike, 10 a.m. Saturday
Bring your leashed dog on this scenic one-hour hike with the rest of the family. Call 708-366-6530 for construction updates. Hal Tyrell Trailside Museum, 738 Thatcher Ave., River Forest.
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