Friday Fun Five May 18, 2018

Oaklee's Family Guide Friday Fun FiveHere are our top five favorite events for you and your family to enjoy this weekend! Get out there and make some memories!

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Bear Awareness Weekend – Brookfield Zoo
May 19-20 in Brookfield

B-eary fun activities await guests at Brookfield Zoo’s annual Bear Awareness Weekend. Guests of all ages can attend special Zoo Chats about the zoo’s three species of bears—grizzly, polar, and sloth—and find out what challenges they face in the wild.



Civil War Days 2018 – Naper Settlement
May 19-20 in Naperville

On Saturday, May 19, 2018 and Sunday, May 20, 2018, Naper Settlement is transformed into a Civil War encampment where visitors can meet famous figures of the past and experience firsthand a turbulent time period in our nation’s history.



Pet Promenade – Ty Warner Park
May 20 in Westmont

Visit Ty Warner Park to celebrate our family pets! This is a pet-friendly event…there will be a pet parade with awards, reptile demonstrations and awesome vendors. Free.




Fling, Swing and Kick – Palatine Hills Clubhouse
May 19 in Palatine

A family event for children 12 years and older and their parents! $40 per person includes an opportunity to play 9 holes of golf, “kick” golf or disc golf, and a BBQ buffet with soft drinks.



Wizard of Oz – The Chicago Theatre
May 19-20 in Chicago

A new national tour of the iconic musical will be laying down the yellow brick road in 2018 and 2019. Specially adapted for ages four and older, this newest incarnation of the show features the best-loved songs from the original musical and classic movie.




This week’s Friday Fun Five is sponsored by “Chicago Dogs Baseball”.
Chicago Dogs Baseball Season One Fan Fun Begins May 25-27

Be there from the beginning. View full 2018 schedule and ticket options at Opening Weekend promotions: Fan Friday | May 25 | 7:05pm – Commemorative ticket for every fan thru the gate, Postgame fireworks, Kids run the bases. Showtime Saturday | May 26 | 7:05pm – Season one magnet schedule – first 1,500 fans, Postgame fireworks extravaganza. Family Sunday | May 27 | 1:05pm – Season one magnet schedule – first 1,500 fans, $3 bottomless popcorn & $3 fountain drinks, Game Day USA Top Dog Skills Showcase (ages 8-15), Postgame autographs.

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