It might still be cold here in Illinois, but I have some good news for you! Spring is just around the corner, which means the sun, warmer temperatures, and excitement are just a few weeks away. If you’re itching to get outside again, here are some of the best spring events around Naperville.
Naperville St. Patrick’s Day Parade – March 14th
Ready to kick off spring with everyone’s favorite Irish holiday? The Naperville St. Patrick’s Day Parade might be a little chilly this year, but that doesn’t mean you can’t have some fun!
Join the community in Downtown Naperville for a one-of-a-kind celebration…and don’t forget to wear green! The annual St. Paddy’s Day 5K will also take place at 8:00am before the parade, so be sure to register beforehand.
Naperville Bluegrass Festival – March 27th
Mark your calendars—it’s almost time for one of the biggest celebrations of bluegrass near Chicago! Believe it or not, the Naperville Bluegrass Festival features more than just live music. There’s no better place to jam out with fellow musicians and meet some of the biggest stars in the genre!
This year’s performers include Bobby Osborne and the Rocky Top X-Press, The Special Consensus, The Farm Hands, The Baker Family, and Circus No 9…so be sure to check them out!
R&B Spring Fest – March 28th
It’s worth driving into Chicago for the R&B Spring Fest, especially if you want to see some of the area’s top artists. Fans of R&B will have the chance to meet Brian McKnight, Tevin Campbell, El DeBarge, and many other performers.
Be sure to purchase your tickets in advance for this event—these Grammy nominees are sure to put on a fantastic show!
Hoppy Easter Festival – April 11th
Looking for a kid-friendly way to celebrate spring? The Hoppy Easter Festival is a fun (and affordable!) way to have some fun. Head out to the Naperville Safety Town for a photo with the Easter Bunny and an egg hunt!
Want to know what makes this event even better? The proceeds raised will go to support Safety Town, and attendees are encouraged to bring a non-perishable food item for the Loaves and Fishes Community Services Pantry.
Naperville Food Truck Festival – May 2nd
If you’re a connoisseur of food truck cuisine, you won’t want to miss the Naperville Food Truck Festival. Take a drive to the Naperville Settlement to explore over 30 of the area’s best food trucks, as well as a beer garden and live music.
Bricks on Wheels, Pierogi Squad, Umbrella Azul, and PIKO Street Kitchen are just a few of the festival’s spotlight vendors. Be sure to check out the entire lineup on their event page!
Chicago Wine Fest – Spring Edition – May 16th
Calling wine lovers everywhere! The Chicago Wine Fest is back for another all-day, all-night celebration, and now is the time to buy your tickets. Here, you can sample tons of local and international wines—but the fun doesn’t stop there.
Be sure to check out the delicious food and dance to the live music while you’re there. If you want to splurge on a VIP ticket, you can even get into the venue early.
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