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Things to do around Naperville this weekend: June 16-18

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Friday

Naper Nights Community Concert Series / 5-10PM Friday, June 16 & Saturday, June 17 at Naper Settlement 523 S. Webster St. Naperville, IL 60540 / $20/adult (13+), $15/youth (4-12) / Get ready for cold drinks, great food, and fabulous music! Naper Nights celebrates historic milestones in rock music and pop culture with themed tribute concerts throughout the summer. The concert series kicks off on June 16 with a Jimi Hendrix tribute by Taz Plays Hendrix and a tribute to soul music by The Midnight Sun Band. June 17 will include a tribute to Parliament Funkadelic by America Eats Its Young and a mix of Motown hits by Motown Nation. For more information and tickets, visit NaperNights.org.

Summer Sights along the Riverwalk / Now through Labor Day Weekend and then some… / The Paddleboat Quarry, Carillon Concerts (7PM Tuesdays) at the site of Moser Tower, Jaycees Playground and Centennial Beach now are open for the summer season. Stroll the winding Naperville Riverwalk available every day of the year from the Jefferson Avenue Bridge to the Hillside Road Bridge. And, of course, right now, passersby can pause to watch construction underway for rebuilding the Washington Street Bridge near Fredenhagen Park. Remember! With progress comes patience.

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GYPSY presented by Brightside Theater / 8PM Friday | 2PM & 8PM Saturday | 2PM Sunday / Playing this weekend through Father’s Day June 18 / Theatre at Meiley-Swallow Hall on the Campus of North Central College, 31 S. Ellsworth. Click here for TICKETS ($36).

Live Music at Quigley’s Irish Pub / 8:30PM at Quigley’s Irish Pub – 43 E. Jefferson Ave. Naperville, IL 60540 / And Quigley’s Irish Pub features live music Thursdays thru Saturdays. Stop by for a pint, live music and honest pub fare. The patio is open!

Saturday

Vintage tractors also will be on display! If only these vehicles could tell stories from back in their day…

Downtown Naperville Car Show / 9AM – noon at Jackson Ave. in downtown Naperville / Kick off Father’s Day Weekend in Downtown Naperville with a free car show along Jackson Avenue from 9AM-noon. Enjoy the looks of up to 100 vehicles in all makes and models. Cars will be on display on Jackson Avenue, along the Riverwalk, between Eagle and Main Streets. This event is weather permitting. Admission is free.

Open House Saturdays at HarborChase Naperville / 10AM to 2PM at HarborChase Naperville – 1619 N. Mill Street Naperville, IL 60563 / Tour the senior living facility on Naperville’s north side. Enjoy delicious refreshments including mimosas and beverages while perusing on-site eateries and attractive amenities. HarborChase Naperville is located at 1619 N. Mill Street. Unable to visit this week? Consider next Saturday. For information, call (630) 349-2783.

Juneteenth Celebration 2023 / Noon to 3PM Sat., June 17 at Rotary Hill /  Celebrate Juneteenth with Naperville Neighbors United. Bring friends, family, lawn chairs and blankets. Admission is free. Keynote speaker Congresswoman Lauren Underwood and remarks by the City of Naperville’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Manager, Dr. Geneace Williams. Music by Harmony & Soul as well as the Divine Sound Gospel Choir. Come to dance! Soul food tastings available.

Live Music at Quigley’s Irish Pub / 8:30PM at Quigley’s Irish Pub – 43 E. Jefferson Ave. Naperville, IL 60540 / And Quigley’s Irish Pub features live music Thursdays thru Saturdays. Stop by for a pint, live music and honest pub fare.

Sunday

Happy Father’s Day!

Naperville offers nearly 300 dining choices every day and Father’s Day / From Diehl Road north to 111th Street south, Dine Naperville features eateries to whet every appetite and suit every budget.

Visit beautiful gardens at Meson Sabika / Reserve a table for Dad in the historic mansion or on the patio for Father’s Day, June 18, at Meson Sabika.

Rain or shine! Find your favorite “dragonfly” bench now through Labor Day and then some!

Flying into Summer in downtown Naperville / YESTERDAY, NOW, TOMORROW AND THE NEXT DAY THIS SUMMER! / Come-see-ums, a.k.a. benches in the shape of dragonflies, welcome folks to explore works of art that tell whimsical and vibrant stories from now until September on the streets where local residents live. Come shop, dine and/or sit for a spell! Click here for story about 19 benches “Flying into Summer.”

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