1Naperville Wine Festival
Where: CityGate Centre, 2135 City Gate Ln, Naperville
When: Friday, Aug. 23 from 4 - 10 p.m.; Saturday, Aug. 24 from 2 - 8 p.m.
Wine Tasting Ticket: $29 in advance or $35 at the door.
Designated Driver Ticket: $10
This weekend, the Naperville Wine Festival returns for its 11th year to showcase more than 300 wines from around the world. Live music and food is also scheduled during this palate-pleasing event.
For more details, visit www.napervillewinefestival.com
2Revolution Brewing 'Hopped Up' Beer Dinner at Heaven on Seven
Where: 224 S. Main St., Naperville,
When: Tuesday, Aug. 20 - 7 p.m.
$50, reservations required (call 630-717-0777)
Seven courses will be paired and prepared with eight beers from Revolution Brewing and plenty of hops will be incorporated in the dishes. Also, the welcome beer promises to be something special that the masterminds at Revolution are putting in the firkin to kick off the dinner with real cask ale.
3Le Chocolat du Bouchard Chocolate Seminar and Taste Testing
Where: Le Chocolat du Bouchard, 127-129 S. Washington Street, Naperville
When: Thursday, Aug. 22 - 7 p.m.
Sample Le Chocolat du Bouchard's signature healthy dark chocolate and hear about new discoveries and health benefits surrounding chocolate at this free event in downtown Naperville.
More information: http://www.lechocolatdubouchard.com
Where: Naper Settlement, 523 S. Webster St., Naperville
When: Friday, Aug. 23 and Saturday, Aug. 24 from 5 - 10 p.m.
$10 senior/adult (13+), $5 youth (4-12)
Bring your blanket and chairs to enjoy a weekend summer concert series. On Friday, come hear Michael McDermott and The Duke Street Kings (8 p.m.) perform Bruce Springsteen's hits from the '70s and '80s. On Saturday, stop by for the last concert this summer as Trippin' Billies perform Dave Matthews hits.