Get ready for an obstacle course fun run or trade in the athletic shorts for stretchy pants at a dessert walk, with our picks of the top ten things to do around the suburbs this weekend. For more happening in the suburbs, visit Pioneer Local’s event calendar.
1. 2K and 4K Fun Run, 8 a.m. Saturday
Zip through these exotic obstacles, including Life’s a Beach, Hay Fever, Stairway to Heaven and more. To register now, the code is 35147. Libertyville Sports Complex, 1950 U.S. 45, Libertyville. $25 pre-registration, $35 race day.
2. Main Street Dessert Walk, 1 p.m. Saturday
Sample desserts made by local confectioners while touring downtown Libertyville. Purchase tickets at the Main Street Libertyville table in Cook Park during the David Adler Festival of the Arts. MainStreet Libertyville, 160 E. Cook Ave., Libertyville. $15.
3. David Adler Festival of the Arts, 10 a.m. Saturday
The David Adler Music and Arts Center hosts the annual art fest which features works by local and national artists, food vendors and a youth art division. The festival is open at 10 a.m. Aug. 2 and 11 a.m. Aug. 3. Cook Park, 198 W. Church St., Libertyville.
4. Ice Cream Social Benefit, 1 p.m. Saturday
The Interfaith Committee for Detained Immigrants (ICDI) hosts this fundraising event which features a self-guided tour of the mansion, restored antique music machines and a restored European salon carousel. An organ concert follows. Refreshments and snacks are provided. Prizes are given at a raffle. Sanfilippo Estate, 789 Plum Tree Road, Barrington. $65.
5. Yoga in Nature, 10 a.m. Sunday
Unroll your yoga mat outdoors in the midst of nature with a Master Yoga Instructor. Registration and release form required. For questions, call 847-381-6592. Crabtree Nature Center, 3 Stover Road, Barrington Hills.
6. Fiber, Folk and Art Fair, 10 a.m. Friday
The fair features markets, workshops, exhibits, music, demonstrations, competitions, animals, garments and more. The three-day fair opens at 10 a.m. daily through Aug. 3. Lake County Fairgrounds, 1060 E. Peterson Road, Grayslake. $10 for one day, $25 for three days.
7. Miss Illinois Latina 2015, 4 p.m. Sunday
The public is invited to watch young Latina women from Illinois compete for the titles of Miss Illinois Latina and Miss Teen Illinois Latina 2015. The event includes appearances by local Latino community celebrities, special performances and more. Cutting Hall Performing Arts Center, 150 E. Wood St., Palatine. $32.
8. ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ Outdoor Performance, 6:30 p.m. Friday
The Citadel Theatre performs “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” outdoors in a woodsy setting. The performance is family-friendly and runs for an hour. There are shows Aug. 1, 2 and 3 at the same time. Registration is recommended. The registration deadline is July 31. In the case of inclement weather, the production will be held indoors, with limited seating available. Call 847-968-3321 or visit www.brushwoodcenter.org for tickets. Brushwood Center, 21850 Riverwoods Road, Deerfield. $10.
9. MainStreet Out to Lunch, 11 a.m. Friday
Bring a blanket or lawn chair to Cook Park in downtown Libertyville. An assortment of food vendors will be on hand to sell pizza, sandwiches, Mexican, sushi, salads, barbecue and ice cream. A local band plays music each week. MainStreet Libertyville, 160 E. Cook Ave., Libertyville. Free.
10. See a Juggler, Be a Juggler, 10:30 a.m. Saturday
Join Jason Kollum for a family show that includes juggling, balancing and other stunts. Registration is required. Register online or by phone. Deerfield Public Library, 920 Waukegan Road, Deerfield. Free.
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