Weekend Happenings

weekend happenings


Hello Summer!

McHenry County has a jammed pack schedule for the summer months. If you’re looking for summer fun, we’re sharing our top picks for the month of June.

Our Weekend Happenings feature kids activities, family fun, date nights, hot spots and cool drinks. Grab your sunnies, sunscreen, and denim jacket then check out myBAB’s top ten:

Bubbles Event of the Month
National Donut Day

June 2 | All Day | Donut Shops

Treat the kids to a donut to get your day started with a sugar rush!

  • Dunkin Donuts: get a free classic donut with the purchase of any beverage

Bubbly Event of the Month
National Bubbly Day

June 3 | All Day

No surprise this is the Bubbly event of the month ~ its a day named for us! Pour a glass of champs to celebrate National Bubbly Day on the first Saturday in June! Cheers! 🍾🥂 

When You Need Alone Time
Parents~Kids Night Out
June 9 | 5:30-8:30 p.m. | Sage YMCA

Drop the kids off for pizza dinner, outdoor fun, games, swimming, and a movie while you have a few hours for yourself. {Mom Tip: we’ve put together a list of the PNO~KNO in the area}

  • Ages: PreK-fifth grade
  • $15 members | $20 community
  • Bring a water bottle, bathing suit, towel, and wear something comfortable.
  • Preregister online

Where To Go To Kick Off Summer
Williams Street Fest
June 3 | 4-11 p.m. | Brink Street Parking Lot

Kick off the summer fun at the Williams Street Fest. The Fest is an exciting event for the whole family. Free admission, live music, poetry and spoken word from local veterans, street performers, local food vendors (available for purchase), and Crystal Lake Brewing beer. {More festivals here}

What New Restaurant Should You Check Out
BOLD american fare
8 South Main Street, Algonquin, IL 60102

We love checking out new restaurants and can’t wait to taste the farm to table BOLD american fare is serving up. From lobster pop tart, chicken and waffles to adult spaghetti’s O’s, the menu is unique and fresh.

Where To Take The Kids To Get Dirty
Kids Obstacle Challenge
June 24 | 8:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. (waves every 30 minutes) | Lippold Park 

Kids Obstacle Challenge is an adventure and obstacle course event series for kids ages 5-16, with 10-15 fun and challenging obstacles and lots of mud! Parents get to run for free! Sign up your eager adventurers for a 1-2 mile course at Lippold Park! Participants can rope swing into a giant mud pit, army crawl through tough terrain, scale up rugged cargo nets, and slide into a muddy paradise.

Where To Go For Some Family Fun
Little Comicon Family Day
Sunday, June 25 | Gates open at Noon | Arlington Park 

Hop on the train and head to Arlington Park for a family fun day. Featuring amusement park rides, pony rides, games, petting zoo, and a concert by the Scribble Monsters, your kids will have fun while you sip on bloody mary’s and bet on the races. Winning!

Bubbles Movie Pick
Cars 3

Release Date June 16| Rated G

Blindsided by a new generation of blazing-fast cars, the legendary Lighting McQueen finds himself pushed out of the sport that he loves. Hoping to get back in the game, he turns to Cruz Ramirez, an eager young technician who has her own plans for winning. With inspiration from the Fabulous Hudson Hornet and a few unexpected turns, No. 95 prepares to compete on Piston Cup Racing’s biggest stage.


Bubbly Movie Pick
It Comes At Night
Release Date June 9 | Rated R

Imagine the end of the world. Now imagine something worse. Award-winning filmmaker Trey Edward Shults follows his incredible debut feature KRISHA with IT COMES AT NIGHT, a horror film following a man (Joel Edgerton) as he learns that the evil stalking his family home may be only a prelude to horrors that come from within. Secure within a desolate home as an unnatural threat terrorizes the world, the tenuous domestic order he has established with his wife and son is put to the ultimate test with the arrival of a desperate young family seeking refuge. Despite the best intentions of both families, paranoia and mistrust boil over as the horrors outside creep ever-closer, awakening something hidden and monstrous within him as he learns that the protection of his family comes at the cost of his soul.

Summer Sips


This tastes like summer in a bottle and for $11 you should stock up, trust me! img_9903-5