Weekend Preview April 6-8

With the rollercoaster ride of weather that we've been on here, making plans this spring has been tricky. However, no matter if you enjoy the brisk outdoor climate, or prefer a more comfortable indoor setting, there is an exceptional lineup of events for everyone. 


Outdoor Events 

Exhibit Opening: From Rail to Trail: Experience the history of the new Kickapoo Rail Trail and it's fascinating history of uses.

Allerton Trails Half-Marathon, 10k, and 5k: Conquer the many Allerton trails with fun and exciting twists. 

Spring Sports Fest: Grange Grove will be open and filled fun family activities including the first look at the Illini Football team at spring practice! 

Fighting Illini Softball: Come out and cheer on our hometown team as they take on Maryland! 

Date Night

Hamilton Walker's Sunday Supper Club: Enjoy an amazing, upscale 3-course meal without the upscale price. 

Babies and Brunch: Enjoy a delicious farm-to-table brunch, at Prairie Fruits Farm and Creamery.

Yoga and Beer: Enjoy the relaxation yoga provides while enjoying a refreshing local beer. 

Family Fun

Seed Starting Workshop: Learn the basics of successful seed starting and get a head start on your springtime planting. 

disABILITY Resource Expo: Funded by area businesses and agencies, this event will be a place for individuals with disabilities and their families to ask questions, get information, share ideas and learn more about what supportive services and programs are available in our region.

Night at the Museum: The Science of YOU!: A drop-off event for children aged 4-12, enjoy a night out while the kids enjoy a night at the museum. 

Home, Garden, and Business Expo: Find experts and professionals from more than 25 locally owned and operated companies, specializing in every area of your home - inside and out!

Edible Book Festival: Although you can't eat the books themselves, you can make some amazing dishes inspired by literary works. 

Brain Awareness Day: Learning about your mind is not brain surgery, it's brain science! Enjoy exhibits with fun for the entire family.

Traxxas Monster Truck Tour: Enjoy these 10,000 pound, car crushing giants that thunder through obstacles with a breeze, putting on a one of a kind show. 


Gems & Jewels: Ballet, Irish, Tap & Contemporary Dance: This performance will include Irish, Tap, and Contemporary dance sections as well as Ballet. 

Memphis the Musical: This Tony Award-winning Broadway musical is brought to life by the Parkland College Theatre productions.

Feudin' Hillbillys: Get ready for this high energy show and take a ride with The Feudin' Hillbillys. 


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