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
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.
BenFest 2013 Featuring The Plain White T's
Where: Benedictine University, 5700 College Rd., Lisle
When: Saturday, Aug. 24 - 6 p.m.
Back by popular demand the Plain White Ts with opening act Vicci Martinez are performing at this year's BenFest on Saturday, August 24! The tickets are officially on sale now for $30 per ticket. Tickets can be purchased from http://ben.edu/alumni-friends/events/benfest.cfm.
Rep. Senger and IL. Sen. Connelly Host Children's Safety Expo
Where: Frontier Sports Complex, 3380 Cedar Glade Dr., Naperville
When: Friday, Aug. 24 from 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Join State Rep. Darlene Senger and State Sen. Michael Connelly for the 2013 Children’s Safety Expo on at the Frontier Sports Complex. K-9 demonstration, rollover simulator and more. Over 40 local agencies will be on hand. For more information, visit www.darlenesenger.org/2013_children_s_safety_expo.
Author Carol O'Connell Visits Anderson's
Where: Anderson's Bookshop, 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville
When: Friday, Aug. 23 - 7 p.m.
The bestselling author of the Mallory crime novels is on her way to Anderson’s Bookshop in downtown Naperville. Carol O’Connell visits to share It Happens in the Dark, a mystery where lives are being claimed in a theater and seemingly everyone’s a suspect. Totally satisfying.
For more information: http://www.andersonsbookshop.com/events