Get Out: Grandparents Day Hike; Farmers Market

Let Patch help you make plans for something fun to do this weekend.

Looking for something to do this weekend? We've got the best bets for your done-with-work-outta-here time.

Check out our picks for activities to hit and new places to explore this weekend.


Where/when: Brushwood, Ryerson Conservation Area, Riverwoods; 10 to 11 a.m., Sunday, Sept. 11.

Why go? Explore oak and maple trees with your grandparents on this special day. Visit the Ryerson cabins and the Brushwood Mansion that were built when your grandparents were young. All ages are welcome to attend this free event and no registration is required.

Pricing: Free admission.


Where/when: ; 3 to 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 9.

Why go? Shop for locally grown fresh fruits and vegetables, along with handmade items. The market will be held rain or shine.

Pricing: Free admission.


Where/when: ; 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 2 to 5 p.m. Friday, Sept. 2.

Why go? Rally Day is fun for all ages. Games on the lawn and lunch in the fellowship hall. Then, kids in grades six through 12 are invited to celebrate the fall season by getting thoroughly muddy during Mess'd Fest.

Pricing: Rally Day is free; $10 donation per person for Mess'd Fest.


Where/when: Greenbelt Cultural Center, North Chicago; 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, Sept. 9.

Why go? View photos of the legendary Walter Payton, taken by professional photographers from around the nation.

Pricing: No admission fee but special event charges may apply.


Where/when: ; 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 11.

Why go? Spend some fun family time playing in the open gym or open swim at the Y. Visit www.fogliaymca.org for more details and membership information.

Pricing: Free for Y members. 

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