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Things to do around Naperville this weekend – Sept. 22-24

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Above / It’s beginning to feel like autumn throughout Naperville! Cheers to the changing season. Find two fountains for coins along the Riverwalk between Main and Webster streets. Enjoy a local park near you… (PN Photo)

***Friday, Saturday and Sunday  

Friday

Brats at Kreger’s / 10AM to 3PM Fridays and Saturdays at Kreger’s Brat and Sausage Haus – 606 N. Ellsworth Naperville, IL 60563 / Stop by for lunch, conversation and camaraderie. Plan a barbecue and pick up handcrafted bratwurst for the grill. And be sure to tell Bill Kreger that you know his wurst is the best. Football season is here!

***Enjoy Family-Friendly Quigley’s Irish Pub / 11AM at Quigley’s Irish Pub – 43 E. Jefferson Ave. Naperville, IL 60540 / Quigley’s Irish Pub features live music Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings. Stop by for a cool pint, live music and honest pub fare. Weather permitting, the patio is open every day!

Familiar faces from West Suburban Irish welcome everybody to be put on the green for Naperville Irish Fest. (PN File Photo)

Naperville Irish Fest / 3PM-10PM in Central Park, 104 E. Benton / West Suburban Irish presents a two-day extravaganza, Friday and Saturday, filled with family-friendly fun, honoring the vibrant heritage and captivating culture of Ireland. Immerse yourself in the enchanting world of Irish music, as talented performers take the stage, filling the air with captivating melodies that will make your heart dance. Experience the rhythmic beauty of Irish dancing, showcasing the skill and grace of talented performers. Find adult entry ticket info ($10) here. Children 12 and Under: Free.

***Theater for Charity presents “Into the Woods” at Center Stage Theater /  7PM Fri., Sept. 22; 7PM Sat., Sept. 23; and 4:30PM Sun., Sept. 24. All proceeds raised from the production as well as the raffle and donations will benefit A.D.O.P.T. of Naperville, the community’s local no-kill shelter for dogs and cats. / Tickets are $28. Seniors and Children under 10 are $25 via www.showtix4u.com/event-details/75805. Center Stage Theater is located at 1665 Quincy Avenue, STE 131.

A Night at the Movies “Lightyear” / 7PM / at Rotary Hill along the Riverwalk / FREE / Bring snacks and chairs / Hosted by Naperville Park District. (Final outdoor movie of the season)

***Changing Seasons at Mesón Sabika / 11:30AM to 9PM / Find many choices at Mesón Sabika to sample Spanish tapas and delicious sangria for lunch and dinner. Located just west of downtown Naperville at 1025 Aurora Avenue, Mesón Sabika has been serving the community since 1990. Built in 1847, the historic mansion with eight air-conditioned dining rooms is set in a beautifully landscaped four-acre estate, providing a welcoming sight with plenty of parking for lunch, dinner, special events, benefits, weddings, meetings and family gatherings throughout the year. For reservations or information, call (630) 983-3000 x 2.

***2023 Constitution Week wraps up Saturday! / Commemorate the formation and signing of the U.S. Constitution by 39 dedicated and brave individuals on September 17, 1787 every day. Plan an hour to read the founding document that makes a difference in this nation every day. Consider the First Amendment. “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.” Learn all 27 Amendments. Check out the enlightening video featuring visitors in downtown Naperville when DAR member Madeline Miller asks, “What is the U.S. Constitution?”

 

Saturday

***CAN’s Fall Fundraiser Silent Auction Officially Open / Community Access Naperville (CAN) works with more than 15 nonprofit organizations in and around Naperville, directly impacting the lives of over 12,000 residents of Naperville annually. CAN participants offer invaluable assistance to local nonprofits to help organizations accomplish their missions. Among the core principles of CAN’s community-based programs is that all adults have the ability to give back and serve the community in a meaningful way. The support received from the CAN Fall Fundraiser helps to ensure that differently-abled adults can thrive and that they can become a part of our special CAN community. Consider participating by bidding online. Fundraiser at Naperville Country Club is Sept. 28.  Click here for more info, to register and start bidding.
 

Naperville Farmers Market / 7AM to Noon at Fifth Avenue Station – 200 East 5th Ave. Naperville, IL 60540 / The Farmers Market runs June through November with June-November we host 50-plus vendors every Saturday 7AM-noon.

See rescue demonstrations by Naperville’s public safety teams during the Public Safety Open House. (PN File Photo)

Public Safety Open House / 10AM to 2PM / FREE family-friendly event presents police and fire demonstrations, safety resources and activities for all ages at Naperville’s Public Safety Campus, 1380 Aurora Ave. / Bring the whole family for this fun and educational day full of safety information, activities and giveaways as well as demonstrations by Naperville’s public safety teams. Attendees will watch Fire Department personnel conduct a water rescue, battle a flashover fire and extricate a victim from a crashed vehicle. See Police Department personnel make a mock traffic stop and DUI arrest, showcase the talents of the K-9 Unit, and demonstrate how the department utilizes drones and tasers. Food will be available for purchase from several food trucks during the event. For more information, visit www.naperville.il.us/PSOH.

Catch a glimpse of “St. Patrick” during Naperville Irish Fest. (PN File Photo)

Naperville Irish Fest / Noon-10PM in Central Park, 104 E. Benton / West Suburban Irish continues two-day extravaganza filled with family-friendly fun, honoring the vibrant heritage and captivating culture of Ireland. Immerse yourself in the enchanting world of Irish music, as talented performers take the stage, filling the air with captivating melodies that will make your heart dance. Experience the rhythmic beauty of Irish dancing, showcasing the skill and grace of talented performers. Find adult entry ticket info ($10) here. Children 12 and Under: Free.

Sunday

Find a variety of beautiful winding trails throughout the Naperville Park District where 138 parks welcome all ages. Experience places to enjoy quiet and reflection among nature in the heart of a thriving city.

***Healthy Driven ‘Take a Hike! Challenge’ / Daily through Oct. 27 / FREE / Enjoy a trek outside on a trail anywhere! Find out more about this program with a click here.

Loaves & Fishes Drive Through Food Drive / 9AM to 11AM / The community can participate by stopping by the Drive Through Food Drive on Sun., Sept. 24, at the Naperville Bank & Trust located at 5 S. Washington Street. For more information on Hunger Action Month and how to become involved, visit loaves-fishes.org

Yom Kippur, the Holiest Day of the Year in the Jewish Community / 6PM /  Yom Kippur 2023 begins at sunset and ends at nightfall on Mon., Sept. 25. Services will be held at the Abrams Center for Jewish Life, 651 Amersale Drive. As the Day of Atonement approaches, Rabbi Mendy and Alta Goldstein wish you and your family a sweet new year with goodness, kindness, health and prosperity.

Looking for additional events this week and next?

Check PN’s recently updated event link to find more concerts, entertainment and local happenings. Plus, event planners can post upcoming things to do. Find the “EVENTS” link available 24-7 on the navigation bar.

Signs around town are reminders that keeping the community safe is everyone’s responsibility. Lock it or lose it. Always be a Crime Stopper. If you see something suspicious, say something. Call 9-1-1. Always remember to watch out for children, cyclists and all pedestrians. The speed limit in Naperville is 25 mph unless otherwise noted.

Every day… Dine Naperville!

The Dandelion Fountain in the Civic Plaza marks the spot for gathering along the Riverwalk, Jackson Avenue at Webster Street. Note the plaque that says the Riverwalk celebrated its first 42 years on Sept. 7, 2023. Come experience the sights and sounds that lead to shopping, dining and entertainment in downtown Naperville. (PN Photo)

Every day… Visit Naperville!

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