Get Out: Fishing, Duck Races and Craft Beers

Our weekend guide to events happening around Naperville.

The weekend never lasts as long as it should. And, if you don’t enjoy it before you know it, it is Monday morning, the alarm is ringing and what have you done? Laundry? That isn’t any fun. Life is too short. So, get out and have some fun!


Cowlishaw parent’s night out

Parents, drop the kids off at and head out for a few hours of freedom. The school regularly offers this night out where the kids enjoy pizza and games and parents get to do whatever they’d like. Maybe head downtown for a bite to eat?

Teen authors featured at Anderson’s

If you have a teen in your household, why not head on over to where they will have six teen authors in residence. Make it a bonding experience with your teen or learn what the kids today are reading.

Gypsy Rock with Milano at the Union

If you want to feel a little beatnik, enjoy some music that is anything but generic the band Milano will be on the North Central Campus at the Union. If you have no idea what gypsy rock is maybe step outside of your comfort zone and try something new.

Chamber Honors Small Business

Small business fuels a community and tonight the will be recognizing the top small businesses in town. It’s a night of awards and schmoozing.


22nd Annual Duck Race

If it looks like a duck and quacks like a duck, it must be a duck. These ducks won’t quack, but they will float down the DuPage River. Children can enjoy carnival games before the race kicks off at 1 p.m.

Festival of Colors

If you are along the for the Duck Race, stay and enjoy the Festival of Colors, which celebrates the Hindu holiday Holi. This is a vibrant event celebrating spring. Attend if you love fun and don’t mind getting a bit colorful since you will get covered in a colored flour (non-staining of course). The holiday is a time to let go of past grievances and bury the hatchet. So, chuck some flour at your neighbors and have a blast!

Craft Beer fest

Beer lovers have another fun event this weekend as the welcomes its Craft Beer festival. Six breweries including Summit, Bells, BridgePort, Rogue, Samuel Smith and Lindemans will be on hand. Learn about the brewries “liquid history.”

Devil in the White City Author at Pfeiffer Hall

Author Erik Larson will be at Pfeiffer Hall discussing his new book Garden of Beasts. Larson is best known for his book Devil in the White City.

Letter carriers stamp out hunger

This is an event you don’t need to attend you just need to leave some food for the mailman. Put some non-perishables out by the mailbox and you will be helping .


Kids can learn to fish

Grab the camera and ready for a Kodak moment. The moment your child tries to bait their hook for the first time, you may want to snap a photo. This event is open for kids 5 to 11. They will learn how to bait a hook, rig a pole, cast and handle a fish.

Jeanine Nicarico Run for Reading

This 5K event raises funds for the Jeanine Nicarico Memorial Literacy Fund. In its 10th year, the event will wind its way through the River Woods neighborhood.

NCC History Walk

begins its celebration of its 150th Anniversary. Can you say sesquicentennial three times fast? To celebrate its sesquicentennial, the college will host a number of programs, including this history walk, which will highlight the history and the architecture on the North Central College campus.


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