5 Things to do in the North Suburbs: May 31

Enjoy the spring season with new experiences to make your days brighter! From outdoor activities like nature walks and festivals, to exploring new areas and shops, there’s something for everyone. Here’s a round-up of five activities this weekend that we think you will love to kick off the spring season!

Catch the Buzz 

Cicadas have been emerging all across Chicagoland for the past week, so now is the perfect time to explore the self-guided Cicada Exhibit in Glenview. Learn what makes 2024 such a unique year for these insects and discover fascinating facts about their lifespan and habits. 

Date: Sat & Sun through Sep 29 
Time: 10:00AM to 4:00PM 
Cost: Free 
Location: The Grove, Archives Building, 1421 Milwaukee Ave, Glenview 
More Info: glenviewparks.org  

Not Your Ordinary Farmers Market 

Of course, you’ll find dozens of vendors and farmers offering fresh produce, eggs, honey and flowers. But the El Mercadito Farmers Market also features local artisans, live music, food trucks and children’s activities: It’s fun for the whole family! 

Date: Every other Saturday from Jun 1 to Aug 10 
Time: 10:00AM to 2:00PM 
Cost: Free 
Location: Lakefront Park, 1019 N. Lake Shore Dr, Round Lake Beach 
More Info: rlbciviccenter.com 

When You Wish Upon a Star… 

Evanston’s Starlight Movie Series premieres this weekend with the 2023 animated Disney film “Wish.” Follow the adventures of young Asha, who wishes on a star but gets more than she bargained for when a trouble-making star comes down from the sky to join her quest to save her kingdom.

Date: Jun 1 
Time: 7:00PM
Cost: Free 
Location: Trahan Park, Ridge Ave & Monroe St, Evanston 
More Info: cityofevanston.org  

Classical Indian Dance 

Kathak, one of the eight major forms of classical Indian dance, traces its roots to ancient bards who traveled across north India sharing stories of Hindu mythology through dance and song. Learn about India and its rich folk culture through this mesmerizing art form. 

Date: June 1 
Time: 2:00PM 
Cost: Free 
Location: Northbrook Public Library, First Floor Auditorium, 1201 Cedar Ln, Northbrook 
More Info: visit.northbrook.info

Waiting For Their Forever Home… 

Many Paws Global Rescue is an all-volunteer non-profit organization dedicated to the rescue, rehabilitation and rehoming of dogs and cats from around the world. Join them this weekend for an Adoption Event and meet adorable animals waiting to find their forever homes. 

Date: June 1 
Time: 12:00 to 3:00PM 
Cost: Free 
Location: Hot Pockets Sports Bar, 365 W. Northwest Highway, Palatine 
More Info: manypawsglobalrescue.org 

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