When/Where: Friday, Sept. 2 – Monday, Sept. 5; , 1085 Lake Cook Rd, Deerfield
Why Go: Get your fill of Greek food, music, dancing and crafts during this four-day festival. The jam-packed schedule of events includes carnival rides, games, performances by the Orpheus Dance Troupe, a stilt walker and live Greek music by the Hellenic Five Band.
Pricing: $3 adults, kids under 12 free
When/Where: 8 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 4; , County Line Rd & Green Bay Rd, Highland Park
Why Go: Carrie Underwood’s Sunday night performance is nearly sold out, but you can still start your long weekend off right with The Doobie Brothers’ funky, bluesy folky guitar-playing.
When/Where: 9 – 11 a.m., Sunday, Sept. 4;
Why Go: What’s more fun than mini-golf with the kids over a long weekend? How about winning prizes, including rounds of golf at and baskets of balls at the practice range? Drinks and snacks are provided during the tournament.
Pricing: $6 adults, $5 kids
When/Where: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 4 – Monday, Sept. 5; Market Square and Western Avenue, Lake Forest
Why Go: Nearly 200 artists display their works in one of the nation’s oldest continually running art shows. Pick up a new masterpiece to brighten your home or find inspiration in the fiber/textile art, jewelry, glass, painting, photograph, sculpture and more.
Pricing: Free to attend
When/Where: 7 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 5; , 1000 Lake Cook Rd, Glencoe
Why Go: Relax to an enchanting 45-minute musical performance of carillon bells on a warm summer evening and watch lights illuminate Evening Island at the Chicago Botanic Garden. Visitors can snacks and drinks at the Garden, or bring a picnic dinner to enjoy on the lawn. Sunday’s performance is the last carillon concert of the season.