Sweet Treat Sunday
Admission to our museum includes free ice cream from Colonial Cafe, hands-on family activities and tours of historic buildings. Ice cream is served from 2-3:30PM and is limited to the first 300 guests. Sweet Treat Sunday will take place June 4 from 1 to 4PM. Admission is $12 for adults, $10 for seniors (62+) and $8 for youth (4-12). Naperville residents with proof of residency, children under 4 and members are free.
Find a seat on the quilt for an engaging story time featuring changing seasonal themes. Playscape Readers will take place on June 7. Story time for children ages 2-5 is at 11AM and story time for ages 5-7 is at 1PM. This program is free with museum admission.
What better way to spend a lazy, Sunday afternoon than at a picnic with old-fashioned games, contests, Touch-A-Truck vehicles and an apple pie AND brownie baking competition? Bring your family, lawn chairs, blankets and a picnic and enjoy reliving the past! Hometown Picnic will take place June 11 from 1 to 4PM. All activities are free with museum admission. Admission is $12 for adults, $10 for seniors and $8 for youth.
Gildan Esprit de She Naperville Triathlon Expo
Registration and expo for the Gildan Esprit de She Naperville Triathlon will take place at Naper Settlement on June 10 from 10AM to 4PM. The historic buildings will be open for touring. Admission to the museum is free. For race info, visit www.espritdeshe.com.
Camp Naper: Summer Day Camp
Is your child an explorer, engineer, scientist, amateur chef or all of these? Camp Naper offers 12-acres of epic experiences for children in grades 1 to 8. One-day, three-day and five-day camps offer a variety of enrichment activities including STEM exploration, cooking and more. This year’s catalog offers all new camp themes and subjects ranging from Incredible Creatures and Hip History to Awesome Architecture and Survive This! Camp Naper programs begin June 5 and ends August 4. Each program will be from 8AM to 3PM. For a full list of programs or for more information, visit napersettlement.org/camp. To register, call (630) 420-6010.
Third Thursday Thinkers
Experience history through your senses as you take your young thinker on a museum adventure. This month’s theme is Animal Tracking. Discover the animals of Illinois by identifying tracks and signs. Third Thursday Thinkers will take place June 15. Children ages 2-5 are welcome from 10:30 to 11AM and children ages 5-7 are welcome from 2 to 2:30PM. This program is free with museum admission.
Naper Nights Community Concert Series
Naper Nights sets the stage for three summer weekends in June, July and August of nonstop music. Experience a weekend full of great rock music, delicious food and cold drinks! Bring a blanket or lawn chair and enjoy music under the stars on the beautiful grounds of Naper Settlement this summer. No outside food or beverages are allowed. Gates are open from 5 to 10PM. Tickets are $15 adults and $10 youth (ages 4-12). Free admission for members and children under 4. Visitors will enjoy the music from rock n’ roll favorites on Friday, June 16 with The Fortunate Sons, the world’s premiere tribute band to Creedence Clearwater Revival, and Trippin Billies, who will play songs from the Dave Matthews Band. Get ready to dance on Saturday, June 17 to The Neverly Brothers, a tribute to the birth, near death and resurrection of rock n’ roll, and finishing the night will be the beloved Beatles tribute band, American English. Be sure to show up early each night to catch a performance by the top students at local music school, School of Rock. Food will be provided by Carrabba’s Italian Grill. For more information visit www.napernights.org or call (630) 420-6010.
Naperville Woman’s Club Fine Art Fair
The 58th annual juried Fine Art Fair features more than 100 artists from around the country and is considered the longest running art fair in Illinois. The Naperville Woman’s Club Fine Art Fair will take place June 24 and 25 from 10AM to 5PM. Admission is free. For more information, call 630.420.9680 or visit www.napervillewomansclub.org/art-fair.
History comes to life at Naper Settlement, Chicagoland’s outdoor history museum, located at 523 S. Webster St. in Naperville. Visit www.napersettlement.museum or call (630) 420-6010 for tickets and info.