June 2018 Chicagoland activities for older adults

The weather has changed fast in Chicagoland — a short span of spring-like temperatures moved straight into high summer-like temps in no time at all. Of course, summers don’t last too long in this area, so check out these outdoor activities that young and old alike can enjoy this June!



Nothing says “summer” like a barbecue and some ribs on the grill! On Friday, June 8, from 5 to 10 p.m., and on Saturday, June 9 and Sunday, June 10, from noon to 10 p.m., you can sample Chicago’s best barbecue delicacies from 15 local restaurants at Ribfest Chicago. The event runs along Lincoln Avenue from Irving Park Road on the south end to Berteau Avenue on the north end. A $10/person ($20/family) donation is suggested at the gate, and taking public transportation is highly recommended. To learn more, click HERE!


From Tuesday, June 19 to Sunday, June 24, experience Swedish Days, Geneva’s “Midsommar” Festival: Swedish food, carnival rides, and nightly live music and entertainment. Be sure to visit the “Sweden Väst,” our tent that’s everything Swedish. Click HERE for times and more information!

Lake County

Cool off this June by visiting one of Lake County’s beautiful lakes and beaches! A few to consider include Bangs Lake Beach & Marina in Wauconda, Diamond Lake Beach & Recreational Center in Mundelein, and Illinois Beach State Park in Zion. Learn more about each beach and more you can visit by clicking HERE!


On Friday, June 1, from 7 to 9 p.m., enjoy the Morton Arboretum after hours! At the “Family Twilight Adventures,” you’ll explore the evening theme via a tram ride, various activities, and a hike through nature. It’s all capped off with a relaxing marshmallow roast. Children must be accompanied by adult registrant. Tickets for the event are $19 a person. For more information, call (630) 968-0074 or click HERE.


Every Friday in the summertime, from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m., you can shop at the Olde Schaumburg Centre Farmers Market. There you’ll discover locally grown fruits and vegetables, meats, flowers, plants, and gourmet cheeses sold by the farmers that produce them. You can also shop for pastries and other baked goods, olives, spices, home-made pasta, freshly squeezed lemonade, and kettle corn — then cool off with a snow cone! Even knife sharpening services are available. To learn more, call Martha Dooley at 847-923-3855 or click HERE.