Above / The State Bird of Illinois can be seen (nesting with three babies in a bush in our front yard) and heard (sounding like “birdie, birdie, birdie, cheer, cheer, cheer”) just about everywhere throughout the community. Find this image of a cardinal on the back of one of the dragonfly benches along W. Jefferson Avenue in downtown Naperville.
Friday, June 23
Every summer day, stay hydrated! Stay safe, cool and simply hydrated every day. Take a dip at Centennial Beach, open from 11:30AM to 8PM. Centennial Beach hours through Aug. 16 are 11:30AM to 8PM weekdays, 11AM to 8PM Saturdays and 11AM to 6PM Sundays. Adult Floats are 9AM to 10:55AM Saturdays and Sundays. Centennial Beach is located at 500 W. Jackson Avenue in downtown Naperville. Daily admission is open for residents and nonresidents. While you’re at it, welcome summer with a little rain dance during the night time hours for all things growing green!
Flying into Summer in downtown Naperville / YESTERDAY, NOW, TOMORROW AND THROUGHOUT 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.”
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.
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!
Reminder from City of Naperville! Lawn sprinkling is permitted only during the hours of 6-10AM and 6–10PM. Property owners with odd-numbered street addresses may use sprinklers on odd-numbered days of the month. Property owners with even-numbered street addresses may use sprinklers on even-numbered days of the month.
Saturday, June 24
Go Fish! Buddy up with bait and another angler, then find a peaceful spot to catch fish at a pond or river near you!
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.
Naperville Woman’s Club Fine Art & Artisan Fair returns / 10AM to 5PM on the beautiful grounds of Naper Settlement, Webster Street at Aurora Avenue.
Bill Jacobs “Dog Days of Summer” / Noon to 3PM / This pet lovers event will take place at the Bill Jacobs MINI dealership located at 2491 Aurora Ave in Naperville. Pet lovers, automotive enthusiasts, and community members are invited to join us for a day filled with furry friends, fun activities, and the opportunity to find a new companion.
Noon Lions Club hosts kick off event to benefit Families Helping Families / Noon to 10PM / Naperville Noon Lions Club in conjunction with Go Brewing host kick off event to collect Paper Towels, Quarters, Laundry detergent, Dish Soap, Body Wash, Shampoo and Cleaning Supplies. Then through July 20, 2023, drop off personal care or household items at Go Brewing during normal business hours, noon to 8PM. Go Brewing will issue a free drink coupon as a way of thanking individuals for a contribution, for redemption at the Lions Club celebration event from 5 to 7PM Thursday, July 20, 2023. Go Brewing is located west of Ogden Avenue at 1665 Quincy Avenue, Suite 155, in an industrial center.
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, June 25
Naperville Woman’s Club Fine Art & Artisan Fair returns / 10AM to 5PM on the beautiful grounds of Naper Settlement.
Happy Dining Out!
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 and landscaping at Meson Sabika / Come see what’s new at Meson Sabika! Reserve a table inside the historic mansion or outside on one of two patios at Meson Sabika.
Looking toward Independence Day long weekend, June 29-July 4
Naperville Salute, June 30-July 3 / Naperville Salute aims to bring family fun to Rotary Hill June 30 through July 3 in the heart of downtown along the Riverwalk. Click here for a link to the music schedule that includes 13 bands. Be sure to note OMT, a local favorite, is set to perform at 4PM Mon., July 3. The Naperville Salute is the City’s family-friendly Independence Day Hometown Celebration, centered around appreciation for Veterans, active military, first responders and their families.
Fireworks at Frontier Park, 9:30PM July 4 / Then on Independence Day, the City of Naperville and Naperville Park District have planned a spectacular all-American fireworks display at Frontier Park beginning at 9:30PM, Tues., July 4, to light up the sky.