86.4 F
Naperville
Thursday, June 13, 2024

Things to do around Naperville this weekend: October 6-8

-

***Friday, Saturday, Sunday…And most every day.

Updates! Also, kindly note that this “Things to do” could be updated occasionally with additional weekend events that might have been inadvertently overlooked when first posted on Oct. 3, 2023. Free community events receive preference. 

Friday

North Central College Homecoming / North Central College will hold its Homecoming 2023 this weekend of October 6-8. Visit www.northcentralcollege.edu/homecoming for a complete list of weekend events including alumni receptions, campus tours, football game, concert and more.

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!

Oktoberfest at Naper Settlement / 5-10PM at Naper Settlement – 523 S. Webster St. Naperville, IL 60540 / $15 – 20 / Traditional German cuisine and beer will be overflowing in a giant heated tent, with lively Oompah music on Friday and a mix of pop-polka, country, and hip hop on Saturday. There will be lawn games for the whole family and a professional pumpkin carver onsite. Guests can test their strength in a stein holding contest on Saturday from 5-5:30PM. Grab your lederhosen and join us at this fun German festival! Enjoy one of the largest Oktoberfest beer varieties in the area! Whether you are looking for an authentic German Oktoberfest or a local take on your favorite seasonal brew, our beverage tent will have something for you. Wine and cider will also be available. Drinks are $7 (cash only). Tickets at www.napersettlement.org/237/Oktoberfest.

***Ghost Stories in the Park…In the Dark / 7PM / Presented by Summer Place Theatre, four performances are scheduled to return to the Riverwalk Grand Pavilion on October 6-8, featuring talented, local storytellers telling spine-tingling tales. Purchase tickets ($7) online at www.napervilleparks.org or upon arrival. This outdoor event is appropriate for adults and children ages 5 and up. Guests are advised to dress for the weather. (Note one-hour performances also are 6PM and 8PM on Saturday as well as 7PM on Sunday.)

Saturday

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.

“Doing Business with the City of Naperville” / 10AM / The comprehensive two-hour workshop (details here) aims to teach participants about doing business with the City as a large company, small business or individual vendor. The workshop will take place from 10AM to noon at the Naperville Bank and Trust located at 555 Fort Hill Dr. in Naperville. The workshop is free and open to the public by registering here.    

Magical Starlight Theatre auditions for Beauty and the Beast / 1PM to 5PM / Find details here. Audition at the Alfred Rubin Riverwalk Community Center, 305 W. Jackson Avenue. No advance time slot reservation is required; those auditioning are grouped as they arrive.

Oktoberfest at Naper Settlement / 3-10PM at Naper Settlement – 523 S. Webster St. Naperville, IL 60540 / $15 – 20 / Traditional German cuisine and beer will be overflowing in a giant heated tent, with lively Oompah music on Friday and a mix of pop-polka, country, and hip hop on Saturday. There will be lawn games for the whole family and a professional pumpkin carver onsite. Guests can test their strength in a stein holding contest on Saturday from 5-5:30PM. Grab your lederhosen and join us at this fun German festival! Enjoy one of the largest Oktoberfest beer varieties in the area! Whether you are looking for an authentic German Oktoberfest or a local take on your favorite seasonal brew, our beverage tent will have something for you. Wine and cider will also be available. Drinks are $7 (cash only). Tickets at www.napersettlement.org/237/Oktoberfest.

North Central College Homecoming Football / 6PM / Benedetti-Wehrli Stadium. Cardinals match up with Carroll University Pioneers. The Cardinals will go on the field with a 4-0 record overall for this season. Fireworks will follow the game. Update! Cardinals win, 69-24. Click here for wrap up.

***Enjoy Family-Friendly Quigley’s Irish Pub / 8:30PM at Quigley’s Irish Pub – 43 E. Jefferson Ave. Naperville, IL 60540 / Quigley’s Irish Pub features live music Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. Stop by for a cool pint, live music and honest pub fare. Weather permitting, the patio is open every day!

Sunday

***Changing Seasons on the Patios at Mesón Sabika / 11:30AM to 9PM / Find a choice in patios 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.

Magical Starlight Theatre auditions for Beauty and the Beast / 1PM to 5PM / Find details here. Audition at the Alfred Rubin Riverwalk Community Center, 305 W. Jackson Avenue. No advance time slot reservation is required; those auditioning are grouped as they arrive.

Perfect for long walks, wildflowers and watching wildlife, Lake Osborne, just west of the Public Safety Campus, also has a picnic pavilion and a shoreline for fishing.

***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.

Take a hike in Knoch Knolls Park where many miles of dirt trails along the DuPage River offer a peaceful outdoor experience every day.

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, all pedestrians and other vehicles. 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 Sept. 30, 2023)
When strolling the Riverwalk, look for bronze plaques that help tell the story of this community’s can-do spirit to create the Riverwalk Park along the DuPage River. In 2021, dozens of commemorative plaques from Main Street to Jefferson Avenue were restored by the Riverwalk Foundation.

Every day… Visit Naperville!

- Advertisement -
PN Ombudsman
PN Ombudsman
An ombudsman is Scandinavian in origin dating back to Viking times; and refers to a community representative; usually acting independently on behalf of an organization, body of elected officials, or civic group. Thanks Scandinavia for inventing ombudsman.
spot_img

LATEST NEWS