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Things to do around Naperville this weekend: Oct. 13-15


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


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.

***13th Annual Glass Pumpkin Patch (Click for more info) / 10AM to 5PM / October 13, 14 and 15 at The Morton Arboretum in Lisle.  Rain or shine, watch glassblowing demonstrations and choose from more than 7,000 handcrafted glass pumpkins and a tent full of unique Halloween decor. Entry is included with Arboretum admission (Adults, $17; Seniors, $15; Children, $12).

WVHS Planetarium Family Night / Programs start at 6PM and 7PM at Waubonsie Valley High School – 2590 Ogden Ave, Aurora, IL 60504 / One Friday night a month during the school year, the WVHS Planetarium invites the community to Family Nights. These live, multimedia lecture-like programs are created to be educational and entertaining for everyone (not just families). All Family Nights include looking at the planetarium’s night sky, which is a memorable experience for every visitor. www.ipsd.org/planetarium.

***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!


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.

DuPage Symphony Orchestra Concert / 7:30PM at Wentz Concert Hall – 171 E Chicago Ave. Naperville, IL 60540 / $15-43 / Under the baton of Music Director Barbara Schubert, the 70th Anniversary Season opens with “Echoes of the English Soul,” featuring Gabriel Martins. Martins performs Edward Elgar’s Cello Concerto of 1919. The program includes works by Ralph Vaughan Williams – Overture to The Wasps and Symphony No. 9. Tickets are available at www.dupagesymphony.org.


***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.

Find fall a fun time for fishermen to fish at May Watts Pond!

***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!

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