Your 2012 Guide to Summer Fun (Festivals, Concerst and More!) in Hinsdale, Clarendon Hills and Western Suburbs

Your 2012 Guide to Summer Fun (Festivals, Concerst and More!) in Hinsdale, Clarendon Hills and Western Suburbs

  • Mike McCurry
  • 03/27/12
Take a look at some of the wonderful festivals and things to do in the Western Suburbs!
Summertime Fun in the Dupage County and the Western Suburbs!
Village of Burr Ridge
Cruisin’ 66 Festival and Car Show will be held this year at Harvester Park in Burr Ridge. This fun-filled day runs from 11:00Am until 3:00PM
Burr Ridge Concerts on the Green
Jun 8 – The Steve Cooper Orchestra ~ Big Band
Jun 15 – The Neverly Brothers ~ Oldies
Jun 22 – The Connexion Band ~Variety
Jun 29 – The Flat Cats ~ Jazz
Jul 6 – 1969 ~ Classic Rock
Jul 13 – Pamela Rose & Windy City Country ~ Country/Western
Jul 20 – Guitarra Azul ~ Latin Guitar
Jul 27 – Billy Elton ~ Billy Joel/Elton John Tribute
Aug 3 – The Moods ~ Motown
Aug 10 – Tropixplosion ~ Caribbean
Village of Clarendon Hills
Dancing in the Streets!
Come one, come all! Join the fun at the weekly Dancin’ In the Streets concert series. This musical treat is perfect for the whole family. This year this popular event begins on Wednesday, June 20. The musical lineup will be established very soon.
Check out the annual Fishing Derby! Saturday July 21st
Grab your pole and head to Prospect Park Pond from 8-10AM.  Prospect Pond will be stocked the week of the derby with farm-raised catfish and bass.  Trophies will be awarded for longest fish caught in each age group. Have fun!
Be sure to get your exercise in during the fun Daisy Days weekend events (Clarendon Hills Chamber of Commerce). This year Daisy Days will run Father’s Day weekend culminating in the Daisy Dash Father’s Day 5K Sunday June 17th, 2012 and Kids Fun Run being held this year on Sunday, June 17th.

4th of July Fireworks at the Summer Family Festival, Wednesday, July 4th from 7:00pm to 9:00pm in Prospect Park.  Prior to the proposed fireworks show at the Hinsdale Golf Club, come for musical entertainment (DJ), food, family activities and traditional family fun.
Don’t forget the End of the Summer Fun!– Movie in the Park (Prospect Park) Friday, August 10 Showtime is 8:30pm  DISNEY’S “TANGLED” The kids will love it!

Village of Downers Grove
Never a dull moment in this vital village. Special events run throughout the year. However, during the summer months Downers Grove has an Earth Day celebration, 4th Annual Splash Into Summer!, the wonderfully restored Tivoli Theater comes alive with “Sing-A-Long Sound of Music”, Family Field Day at St. James Farm, the Downers Grove annual Memorial Day ParadeJust for Kids fishing derby and the rotary International District 6450 Family Fun Day. This fun-packed summer fun goes on and on.
Village of Hinsdale
Hinsdale Public Library and Village Hall
See Video of Hinsdale
June 9 & 10 is normally bright and sunny and is perfect for the 39th annual Fine Arts fair held in Burlington Park from10:00AM until 5:00PM each day. There are over 150 artists participating in this juried art fair.
Good old American fun! Hinsdale’s Fourth Of July Parade. Bring a comfy chair, a blanket to sit on or just enjoy all the festivities as the parade marches by. It’s a great way to start the day! Right after this truly American event ends wander over to the annual arts & crafts fair held right in the center of the Village.
Hinsdale Chamber presents Uniquely Thursdays as it begins it’s 10th anniversary season beginning Thursday June 14. Running every Thursday thru August 16, from 6:00 – 9:00PM in the heart of this charming village.
Uniquely Thursday 2012
6/14: Paparocksi (Hottest hits of yesterday and today)
6/21: 25-6-4 (Highlights Chicago’s greatest hits)
6/28: Libido Funk Circus (Chicagoland’s Premier Dance Band)
7/5: Denny Diamond (Neil Diamond tribute)
7/12: Shy Violet (Female rock group)
7/19: Final Say (Today’s Hits)
7/26: Slippery When Wet (Bon Jovi tribute)
8/2: Trippin Billies (National touring band highlighting Dave Matthews)
8/9: Vinyl Highway (Classic rock hits)
Village of Westmont
Enticing fun waits in the Village of Westmont. From the annual Cruisin’ Nights to the Summer Concert Series beginning on Wednesday, June 20. The concert series runs every Wednesday evening thru July 25. Also enjoy balmy evenings under the stars for Movies in the Park. Movies will be shown on Friday, August 3, Friday, August 10 and Saturday, August 11. All events will begin at 7PM; Westmont encourages those who attend to bring picnic baskets or refreshments to the ever-popular Ty Warner Park.
May 25 thru May 27 brings the 2012 Red, White and BBQ Festival. The fun includes free music, a carnival, a chili tasting contest, beer ten and reputedly, some excellent BBQ.
Speaking of food, always delicious and extremely well attended is the Taste of Westmont. The dates this year for the festivities is from July 6 thru July 8.
Cruisin’ Nights 2012 Schedule:
Thursday, June 7–Calling All Cars – Dust ‘Em Off Night
Thursday, June 14–Chevy Night
Thursday, June 21–Squad Car Night
Thursday, June 28 Street Rods & Pony Car Night
Thursday, July 5 MoPar Night
Thursday, July 12 No Event, Taste of Westmont
Thursday, July 19–Orphans & Imports Night
Thursday, July 26 Fire Trucks & Military Night
Thursday, August 2–Ford Night
Thursday, August 9–Buick/Olds/Pontiac/Cadillac Night
Thursday, August 16–Vettes vs. T-Birds Night
Thursday, August 23–Motorcycle Night
Thursday, August 30–Pack ‘Em Up Night

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