Fairs & festivals: Buffalo Grove Days, Last Fling, Summer Sunset Fest and more

This weekend

Lake in the Hills Summer Sunset Festival: 3 to 10:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 1; 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 2; and 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 3, at Sunset Park, 5200 Miller Road, Lake in the Hills. Music includes Second Hand Soul Band at 6:30 p.m. and Infinity at 9 p.m. Friday; Classical Blast at 6:30 p.m. and Modern Day Romeos at 9 p.m. Saturday; and Diva at 3 p.m., Semple at 5:30 p.m. and Libido Funk Circus at 8 p.m. Sunday. Entertainment, carnival, classic car show, Sunset 5K run/walk at 7 p.m. Friday, parade at 10 a.m. Saturday, craft bizarre, wine tasting, fireworks at 9:30 p.m. Sunday and more. Free. summersunsetfest.com.

Naperville Jaycees’ Last Fling: 5 to 11 p.m. Friday, Sept. 1; 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 2-3; and 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday, Sept. 4, Naperville. Main stage entertainment includes Scott Marek at 5:30 p.m., Emily Ann Roberts at 7 p.m. and Lanco at 8:30 p.m. Friday ($ 5 general admission); Judas Beast at 5 p.m., Stephen Pearcy at 6:30 p.m. and Bret Michaels at 8:30 p.m. Saturday ($ 25 general admission); Gregory Hyde at 5 p.m., Soul Asylum at 6:30 p.m. and Barenaked Ladies at 8 p.m. Sunday ($ 25 general admission); 3 AM at 2 p.m. and Infinity at 4 p.m. Monday (free). Free concerts on the entertainment stage, carnival, public meet and greet with Miranda “Lou” May of Disney Channel’s “Bunk’d” from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday at Naper Settlement, Fling Mile at 8:45 a.m. and Rooster 5K at 9 a.m. Monday from Naperville Central High School. Labor Day Parade at 10 a.m. Monday starting from Naperville North High School and proceeding through downtown to Naperville Central. Family Fun Land for kids from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday at Naper Settlement, 523 S. Webster St. Free admission; charge for Main Stage entertainment, carnival rides and food. lastfling.org.

A spaghetti-eating contest is part of the fun at the Naperville Jaycees' Last Fling.

A spaghetti-eating contest is part of the fun at the Naperville Jaycees’ Last Fling. – Daily Herald file photo

Taste of Polonia 2017: 5 to 10:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 1; noon to 10:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 2-3; and noon to 10 p.m. Monday, Sept. 4, at the Copernicus Center, 5216 W. Lawrence Ave., Chicago. More than 30 bands play on four stages, Polish food and beer, kids’ stage and fun zone, carnival rides and games, vendors and more. $ 5-$ 10; free for kids 12 and younger. copernicuscenter.org.

Yorkville Hometown Days Festival: 5 to 10 p.m. Friday, Sept. 1; 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 2; and 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 3, at Beecher Community Park, 908 Game Farm Road, Yorkville. Music from Jennie Williamson at 6:15 p.m. and I Am They at 7:30 p.m. Friday; Whiskey Romance at 4 p.m. and Mike and Joe at 8 p.m. Saturday; and 7th Heaven at 4:30 p.m. and Hi Infidelity at 7:30 p.m. Sunday. Carnival, Ultimate Air Dogs Show, car show, 5K run at 8 a.m. Saturday, family activities and more. Admission is free on Friday and $ 2 after 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. (630) 553-4357 or yorkville.il.us/hometowndays.

Roots Aurora: 5 to 9 p.m. Friday, Sept. 1, at the Water Street Mall and Mundy Park in downtown Aurora. Community block party featuring dance, music, art and food celebrates the cultural richness of Aurora. Free. (630) 844-2550 or rootsaurora.org.

Meadows Cruise Night: 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 1, at Meadows Christian Fellowship, 2401 Kirchoff Road, Rolling Meadows. Weekly classic car show with music, food and more. Free. meadowsfamily.org.

Buffalo Grove Days: 5 p.m. to midnight Friday, Sept. 1; 8 a.m. to midnight Saturday, Sept. 2; 7:30 a.m. to midnight Sunday, Sept. 3; and 11 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 4, at Mike Rylko Community Park, 801 McHenry Road, Buffalo Grove. Music from Tanglewood at 7:15 p.m. and Hi Infidelity at 9 p.m. Friday; The Shades at 7 p.m. and Arra at 9 p.m. Saturday; and Classical Blast at 5:15 p.m. and American English at 9 p.m. Sunday. Carnival, bingo, food and beer tents, entertainment, dog show, kids’ entertainment, craft fair, Buffalo Grove Stampede 5K/10K race Sunday, car show at 11 a.m. Monday and more. Parade at 11 a.m. Sunday steps off at Bernard Drive and Raupp Boulevard. Free. bgdays.com.

Carnival rides return for the Carol Stream Summer Carnival.

Carnival rides return for the Carol Stream Summer Carnival. – Daily Herald file photo

Carol Stream’s 2017 Summer Carnival: 6 to 11 p.m. Friday, Sept. 1; 1 to 11 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 2; 1 to 10 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 3; and 1 to 8 p.m. Monday, Sept. 4, at the Carol Stream Town Center, 960 N. Gary Ave., Carol Stream. Carnival, food and more. Free carnival for special needs individuals from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. Unlimited ride special costs $ 25 from 6 p.m. to close Friday and 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Sunday and Monday. (630) 665-7050 or carolstream.org.

Beer Tasting at Twin Lakes: 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, Sept. 1, in the tent at Twin Lakes, 1200 E. Twin Lakes Drive, Palatine. Sample beers from a variety of vendors. $ 15-$ 20. saltcreek.multisportsystems.com.

2017 Chicago Fringe Festival: Runs through Sunday, Sept. 10, at venues throughout Chicago’s Jefferson Park neighborhood. Features 50 groups in about 200 performances selected by lottery. The shows include comedies, dramas, dance theater, musicals, performance art and more. $ 10 per show. For a schedule and locations, see chicagofringe.org.

Chicago Jazz Festival: 5 to 9:30 p.m. Friday through Sunday, Sept. 1-3, at Millennium Park, 201 E. Randolph St., and at the Chicago Cultural Center at 78 E. Washington St., Chicago. Jazz headliners include Dr. Lonnie Smith Trio at 7:10 p.m. and Jason Moran at 8:30 p.m. Friday; Allison Miller Boom Tic Boom at 7:10 p.m. and Ellabration! at 8:30 p.m. Saturday; and Matt Wilson’s Honey and Salt at 7:10 p.m. and Rebirth Brass Band at 8:30 p.m. Sunday, and many more. Free. cityofchicago.org.

Maple Park Fun Fest: 7 a.m. 11 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 2-3, and 7 a.m. to noon Monday, Sept. 4, on Main Street, Maple Park. Romp in the Park 5K run/2 mile walk at 8 a.m. Saturday, craft show, food and beer garden, bags tournament Saturday, parade on Main Street at 6 p.m. Saturday, music from Snap Shot at 9 p.m. Saturday and Back Country Roads at 9 p.m. Sunday, car show at 8 a.m. Sunday, fireworks at 8:30 p.m. Sunday and more. Free. mapleparkfunfest.com.

The Ashley Whippet K-9 Frisbee World Championships: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 2-3, at Nike Park Sports Complex, 288 W. Diehl Road, Naperville. Free. See Leaping Labs, Awesome Aussie’s and Magnificent Mutts dog teams compete for the title of World Champion. Teams from the United States, Canada, Japan and China will be on hand. Free. Call Tom Wehrli at (630) 355-2777 or see ashleywhippetmuseum.com.

Bristol Renaissance Faire: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday through Monday, Sept. 2-4, at 12550 120th Ave., Kenosha, Wisconsin. Kids’ quest, pub crawl, entertainment, food, games, rides, jousting, a marketplace and more. $ 11.50-$ 25.95; free for kids 4 and younger. (847) 395-7773 or renfair.com.

Country Fair: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 2-3, at Kline Creek Farm, 1N600 County Farm Road, West Chicago. Experience an 1890s agricultural fair with technology, trades and blue-ribbon winners; midway games and entertainment; a “Museum of Wonder and Awe”; and horse-drawn hayrides. Free. Hayrides cost $ 5 for those 5 and older; free for kids younger than 5. (630) 876-5900 or dupageforest.org.

Dancers with the Charmed Expressions Dance Company march in last year's Schaumburg Septemberfest parade.

  Dancers with the Charmed Expressions Dance Company march in last year’s Schaumburg Septemberfest parade. – Jeff Knox | Staff Photographer, September 2016

Schaumburg Septemberfest: 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 2; 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 3; and 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday, Sept. 4, at Robert O. Atcher Municipal Center Grounds, 101 Schaumburg Court, Schaumburg. Music from Suburban Chicago’s Got Talent winner Garret Ryan at 5 p.m., Hi Infidelity at 6:30 p.m. and Spin Doctors at 8:30 p.m. Saturday; The Millennials at 4:30 p.m., Anthem at 6:30 p.m. and Lita Ford at 8:30 p.m. Sunday; and Chasing Alice at 3:30 p.m., Tusk at 5:30 p.m. and 7th Heaven at 7:30 p.m. Monday. Arts and crafts show, carnival, entertainment, Taste of Schaumburg, Not-for Profit Day, fireworks at 10 p.m. Sunday, parade at 10 a.m. Monday and more. Free. septemberfest.org.

Civil War Encampment: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 2-3, at Graue Mill and Museum, 3800 S. York Road, Oak Brook. Black powder firing demonstrations and drills, cooking, toys and crafts. $ 2-$ 4.50; free for kids 3 and younger. grauemill.org.

Everyone has a touch of the Irish in them at the annual Long Grove Irish Days festival.

  Everyone has a touch of the Irish in them at the annual Long Grove Irish Days festival. – Daily Herald file photo by Paul Valade | Staff Photographer

Long Grove Irish Days: 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 2; 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 3; and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Sept. 4, on Old McHenry Road in downtown Long Grove. Irish food, kilt competition, dog beauty contest, plus entertainers including the Academy of Irish Music, the Trinity Irish Dancers, the McNulty School of Dance, the Dillon Gavin School of Dance and more. Music from the Shannon Rovers all three days, the Chancey Brothers at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, The Dooley Brothers at 5:30 p.m. Sunday and The Tooles at 3:45 p.m. Monday. Free. longgrove.org/festivals.

Downtown Wauconda will be filled with music and dancing at the annual 18th Annual Street Dance.

Downtown Wauconda will be filled with music and dancing at the annual 18th Annual Street Dance. – Courtesy of Wauconda Area Chamber of Commerce

18th Annual Street Dance: 4 to 11 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 2, on Main Street in downtown Wauconda. Live bands and more. Hosted by the Wauconda Area Chamber of Commerce and sponsored by the Village of Wauconda. waucondachamber.org.

Block Party — Taste of Batavia: 4 to 9 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 3, on North River Street and Batavia Riverwalk, 100 N. Island Ave., Batavia. Music, classic car show, pie bake off, children’s activities, lawn games and more. Free. downtownbatavia.com.

Next week

Mount Prospect’s Picnic in the Park: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday, Sept. 4, at Woodland Trails Park, 1500 E. Euclid Ave., Mount Prospect. Inflatables, petting zoo, mini golf tourney, Trusty the Turtle Race at 11:30 a.m. and Kids’ Coin Splash at 3 p.m. Free. (847) 255-1200 or rtpd.org.

Sandwich Fair: Gates open at 8 a.m. Wednesday through Sunday, Sept. 6-10, at the Sandwich Fairgrounds, 1401 Suydam Road, Sandwich. Rides, concerts, food, livestock exhibits and more. $ 6-$ 9; free for kids 5 and younger. (815) 786-2159 or sandwichfair.com.

Sixth Annual Jazz Weekend: Thursday through Sunday, Sept. 7-10, at 16 different venues in downtown St. Charles. Features 27 live jazz performances, with performers including Dana Hall, John Wojciechowski and three-time Grammy Award winning saxophonist Frank Catalano. Free. For a schedule, see stcjazzweekend.com.

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