10 Can’t Miss Things To Do In Chicago Suburbs This Fall

Chicago suburbsFall is the perfect time to get out and about in the Chicago suburbs. The summer heat has died down and warm, sunny days make being outdoors a pleasure. It’s the last hurrah before cold weather sets in and the suburbs make the most of it. Here are 10 can’t miss things to do in the Chicago suburbs this fall.

10 Can’t Miss Events and Activities in Lisle

  1. Lisle Ale Fest. The fourth annual Lisle Ale Fest at PrairieWalk Pond will take place on Saturday, September 24, 2016 from 4-8 pm and will feature over 80 unique American beers, live music and local food. It will have the largest selection of Octoberfest beers in the area! Buy tickets online or day of. Lisle Chamber 630-964-0052
  1. Dueling Pianos. Head over to Wheatstack on Route 53 in Lisle for an evening of entertainment on Saturdays, September 17, October 15, or November 19. This event is for those who are 21 and older and features great music, food and fun. Reservations are required. Call Wheatstack at 630.968.1920 to reserve your spot today!
  1. Scarecrow Scramble. The Lisle Partners for Parks is hosting their 12th annual nighttime 5k Run/Walk event on Saturday, October 15. Join racers from around the area at Lisle Community Park and run for a cause. All proceeds benefit the Lisle Partners for Parks Foundation Scholarship Fund & Lisle Teens with Character Program.
  1. “Driving Miss Daisy” Theatre-Hikes® at The Morton Arboretum. Weekends in September at 1 p.m. Weekends in October and Monday, October 10, 3 p.m. Experience Alfred Uhry’s Pulitzer Prize winning play, “Driving Miss Daisy” in an outdoor setting surrounded by the beauty of the Arboretum’s fall colors. Walk along with the actors as they perform. Theatre-Hikes are part of the Arboretum’s annual Fall Color Fest.
  1. “10 Ways to Survive the Zombie Apocalypse” Theatre-Hikes® at The Morton Arboretum. It’s the end of the world and gangs of brain-eating zombies are about to kill you. What do you do? Turn to this hilariously helpful performance to survive the apocalypse. Weekends in October.
  1. Fall Color 5K Run and Walk. Sunday, October 2 starting at 8 a.m. Experience the challenging newly recertified USATF course that follows the East Side Main Route through rolling terrain and spectacular fall color. A Kid’s Dash will also take place beginning at 9 a.m.
  1. Glass Pumpkin Patch. Wednesday, October 12 to Sunday, October 16 from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Delight in colorful hand-blown glass sculptures, watch the artists in action, and shop for one-of-a-kind works of art. Live glass blowing demonstrations, art exhibition, and opportunities to meet the artists take place every day during the event. Glass art goes on sale beginning at 1 p.m. October 14 and runs through October 16.
  1. Mystery Dinner at Thornhill Mansion. Thursdays, October 20 and October 27 and Saturday, October 29. Step back to 1977 and help detectives solve a crime while you enjoy delicious period food. Costumes are encouraged! Don’t forget to stop by the photo booth!
  1. Cider and Ale Festival. Saturday, October 22, 1-4 p.m. Enjoy the crisp autumn air and spectacular fall color while exploring dozens of seasonal ales and ciders during this event for those 21 and older.
  1. Illumination Tree Lights. November 18, 2016 through January 2, 2017. From November through January, the grounds of The Morton Arboretum will again glow with dazzling LED lights and trees that respond to touch and sound, as Illumination: Tree Lights at The Morton Arboretum makes its return. Immerse yourself in a symphony of music and light at our interactive experience of dazzling projections, sweeping lights, sparkling chandeliers, and lilting melodies among the trees. More than 140,000 visitors took part in Illumination’s third season, to witness a wintertime experience far beyond traditional twinkling lights – a mile-long walk through a virtual kaleidoscope of color and light among the Arboretum’s towering trees. Billed as a “must-see destination” by the media, Illumination is where lights meet nature.

Explore Chicago Suburbs On Your Own For More Fun Things To Do This Fall

This list doesn’t cover even half of what you’ll find to do this fall in Chicago suburbs! Flea markets, art festivals, jazz fests, and ghost tours and haunted houses are some special events you won’t want to miss. But don’t forget the staples that are open year-round either like museums, zoos, and playhouses.

Visit the Lisle Convention & Visitors Bureau at www.stayinlisle.com for more information about local events, lodging and hotel packages, shopping, and dining options to cap off your day! Make Lisle your home base and make a weekend of it!