Arlington Heights Frontier Days Festival, Recreation Park, 500 E. Miner St., Arl
Arlington Heights Frontier Days Festival, Recreation Park, 500 E. Miner St., Arlington Heights: 7:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday, July 8. Food, carnival, games, contests, live entertainment on three stages and more. Free general admission. Shuttle buses from downtown Arlington Heights. (847) 577-8572 or frontierdays.org.
Bartlett Fourth of July Fest, Apple Orchard Park, corner of Stearns and South Bartlett roads, Bartlett: 3 to 8 p.m. Sunday, July 8. Bartlett Lions' Club will also host a parade at 1 p.m. Sunday. Carnival, food, drinks, bingo, bands, games and more. Visit bartlett4thofjuly.com.
Bristol Renaissance Faire, 12550 120th Ave., Kenosha: Saturdays and Sundays in July, August and September through Monday, Sept. 3. Box office prices are $19.95 for adults; children ages 5-12 are $9.50. Children age 4 and younger admitted free. (847) 395-7773. Visit renfair.com/bristol.
Chicago Botanic Garden Art Festival, Chicago Botanic Garden, 1000 Lake-Cook Road, Glencoe: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, July 8. See the artwork of 80 juried artists. Includes photography, ceramic, wood, jewelry and more, all with a botanical theme. Admission to the garden is free. Parking is $20 per car. (847) 835-5440 or chicagobotanic.org.
Civil War Days, Lakewood Forest Preserve, Route 176, just west of Fairfield Road, Wauconda: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, July 8. Battle re-enactments feature infantry, cavalry and artillery re-enactors, as well as musicians, merchants, medical personnel and civilians. Highlights include ongoing drills, kids' activities and Civil War-era shopping. Admission is $8 for adults; $4 for ages 4-17 and seniors; and free for kids younger than 3. Call (847) 968-3400 or visit lcfpd.org.
Dog Days of Summer, Milwaukee and Cook avenues and the downtown area, Libertyville: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, July 8. Dog-friendly events, contests, activities. Local and professional dogs jump for prizes and rankings into a 27,000-gallon pool as part of the national championships in extreme dog jumping. Free admission. Visit pamperedpupz.com.
Heritage Fair, McHenry County Historical Society Museum, 6422 Main St., Union: 27th annual fair runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, July 8. Barbershop quartet The Clef Hangers perform from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. At noon and 3 p.m., certified quilt appraiser and artist Sandy Schweitzer demonstrates a quilt bed turning, featuring Civil War quilts. Pie-baking contests and cake walks in the morning, with baked goods, books, antique clothing, garden plants and white elephant sales throughout the day. Antiques auction at 1 p.m. Magic shows starting at 2 p.m. "The James" mobile museum will be open. Union residents will have garage sales throughout town. Free admission. (815) 923-2267 or mchsonline.org.
Lake County Greek Fest, St. Demetrios Church, 1400 N. O'Plaine Road, Libertyville: Greek fare, Greek music and dancing, kids' activities and tours of the church. 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Sunday, July 8. Free admission and parking. (224) 513-5530 or (847) 623-0190.
Lake in the Hills Rockin' Ribfest, Sunset Park, 5200 Miller Road, Lake in the Hills: Ribs, food, live entertainment, a car show and other family activities. 11:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday, July 8. $5; free for kids 12 and younger. (847) 658-4213 or summersunsetfest.com.
Lincoln Park Arts and Music Festival, on Racine, between Fullerton and Webster streets, Chicago: An estimated 100 juried artists display their works. Other highlights include live music and a variety of food. …