18 Aug
The Naperville Fall Social Scene
Posted by Alice  |  Events, Naperville

With school about to start and everyone getting back to their regular schedule, I thought that it would be a good time to highlight some local social events in the Naperville area.  Some of these events are hosted outdoors and it will be the last time to attend these activities before the weather starts getting colder.

For a complete list of all local Naperville events, visit: http://www.naperville.il.us/calendar.aspx

August 22nd
12-2 PM

Recessionista Design Event
This event will be held at Design Pointe on Route 59 and Brookdale Road in Naperville.  The host of HGTV’s “Design on a Dime” Frank Fontana will be there to share recession-proof ideas to decorate your home.  There will also be samples of food and wine tasting!

1:30-3:00 PM
Naperville Community Gardeners 29th Annual Flower & Garden Show
This Annual Flower and Garden Show will showcase vegetables, flowers, fruits, etc.  There is also a special section for younger gardeners.  Ribbons will be awarded for the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd places in each category.

All entries will be taken between 7-10 a.m. and the public will be able to view all entries from 1:30-3:00 p.m.  There is no entry fee for entering the show or to view the entries.

September 4th- 7th
The Last Fling
This event is sponsored every year by the Naperville Jaycees and is a great way to say goodbye to summer.  It features lots of great food, fun rides, and games for all ages.

September 11th
5-6 PM
The Naperville Exchange Club will be sponsoring the annual remembrance on the 8th anniversary of the September 11th, 2001 terrorist attacks.  U.S. Rep. Mark Kirk will be featured speak for this event.  It will be hosted at the Commander Shanower Memorial behind the Naperville Municipal Center.

September 12th & 13th
9 AM-5 PM
Soap Box Derby Race
Gear up for a fun day at the races!  Both boys and girls ages 8-17 will be competing in gravity built cars.  Registration starts at 7 a.m. that day.  There is no charge for spectators.
Racing will take place at the corner of Diehl and Frontenac Road in Naperville.

September 18-20 & 25-27th
11 AM-5 PM
Downtown Naperville Custom Home Tour
Hosted by the Live Downtown Naperville Partnership, this will be the second annual custom home tour.  This year’s tour will feature 18 custom homes by the area’s local builders.  Tickets are $20 in advance or $20 at the door and will allow visitors to view all homes on both weekends.

October 2nd-3rd
3-10 PM

Oktoberfest will be hosted at Naper Settlement this year.  Enjoy authentic German cuisine and live music.  Admission to the event is $10, food and drinks are an extra charge.

October 18th
11:30 AM–5 PM

Soups On!
This fundraiser event will be held at the Tellabs Atrium (1415 W. Diehl Road in Naperville) and will offer a full menu featured by 20+ of the area’s top restaurants.  A children’s menu will also be provided and entertainment by musical ensembles from both Naperville 203 and 204 schools.  There will also be a silent auction and a designated children’s play area, sponsored by the Dupage Children’s Museum.  Tickets will be $40 for adults ($35 early bird price if ticket is purchased by September 30th), $30 for seniors, military, and college students, $10 for children ages 6-18, and children under the age of 5 are free.

October 24th & 31st
7 AM-12 PM

Farmer’s Market
These last two Saturdays in October will be the last opportunities to take advantage of the local farmer’s market until next June.  The Farmer’s Market is open at the Fifth Avenue Station parking lot.

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