When: Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Why go: This annual festival offers tons to do, including arts and crafts, live folk music, a car show, Civil War reenactments and much more. Read here.
For Girl's Night Out: Beverages on the Patio
Where: The patios around town are open and ready to be enjoyed with a libation or two. Check out , , , or
When: Location times vary, but most are open to 10 p.m. or later.
Why go: Beer seems to taste better when you are drinking it outside in the sunshine.
Pricing: Depends on how thirsty you are!
For Date Night: A romantic picnic
Where: Try one of our metroparks, your back deck or even your living room carpet.
Where to get supplies: , and all have cute picnic supplies. For prepared foods, try .
Pricing: You can make this basic with fried chicken or gourmet it up with beautiful cheese, pate and a great bottle of wine.
When: Saturday at 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
Why go: This Chinese Acrobatic group will amaze you with their dance, acrobatics and artistry. Their flexibility will leave you breathless.
Pricing: $22 pavillion and $17 general seating. www.ticketmaster.com
When: Friday at 7 p.m.
Why go: Your kids (second grade and under) can help plant seed cups for the garden. Bring your favorite veggie seeds, and don't be afraid to make it something unusual. Their goal is to have veggies from around the world.