Naper Settlement July 2014 Special Events and Programs
Join fellow walkers for this free, healthy lifestyle program held from 8 to 9 a.m. on Wednesdays, July 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30, at Naper Settlement, 523 S. Webster St., Naperville. Choose your route through the beautiful museum grounds, with a longer circuit option along the Riverwalk. Sign in at the Pre-Emption House Tavern, log your minutes and then enjoy a healthy treat, courtesy of Reality Fitness. Visit www.napersettlement.org.
Settlement Sundays will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. Sundays, July 6, 20 and 27 at Naper Settlement, 523 S. Webster St., Naperville. Admission includes free sundaes with do-it-yourself toppings, courtesy of Culver’s, hands-on family activities and tours of historic buildings. Ice cream is served from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Admission is $12 adults, $11 seniors, $8 youth (4-12), free admission for children under 4, members and Naperville residents. Visit www.napersettlement.org or call (630) 420-6010.
Chicago Cubs Bus Trip
Join the party of the century and watch the Chicago Cubs take on the Atlanta Braves July 11 during the 100th anniversary of Wrigley Field. Leave the driving to Naper Settlement and join 55 other fans on a luxury bus trip to the historic ballpark. Enjoy reserved seats in the shade for the first Friday home game, which is dedicated to the 1960s. The first 10,000 fans will receive a Gayle Sayers bobblehead. Tickets are $80. The bus leaves at noon and returns at 8 p.m. from Naper Settlement, 523 S. Webster St., Naperville. Call (630) 420-6010 for reservations.
Naperville Woman’s Club Fine Art Fair
The 55th annual juried Naperville Woman’s Club Fine Art Fair will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, July 12 and 13 and features more than 100 artists from around the country at Naper Settlement, 523 S. Webster St., Naperville. Visit www.napervillewomansclub.org or call (630) 420-9680. Free admission.
Naperville Ale Fest
The second annual Naperville Ale Fest will be held from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday, July 19, featuring over 180 unique beers from craft breweries around the country at Naper Settlement, 523 S. Webster St., Naperville. Some of Naperville’s best restaurants and catering companies will also be in attendance. A portion of the proceeds from the festival benefit Naper Settlement and the Naperville Heritage Society. Naper Settlement is closed for the festival. Admission is $45 for those 21 and over; $15 designated driver. Purchase tickets at www.napervillealefest.com.
Naper Nights Concert Series
The Naper Nights Concert Series continues “The History of Rock” July 25-26. Bring a blanket or lawn chair for this opportunity to enjoy music under the stars at Naper Settlement, 523 S. Webster St., Naperville. On Friday, July 25, Think Floyd brings a performance of Dark Side of the Moon in its entirety and songs from throughout the Floyd era. Gates open at 5 p.m. On Saturday, July 26, the gates open early at 3 p.m. with Dead Yet Alive, a winner in the Naperville Park District’s Battle of the Bands, followed by local favorites OMT (One More Time); The Ents, who will play a tribute to Rush; and headliners ARRA, who transform into ARRivAl playing the hits, favorites and gems from Journey and friends. Tickets are $15 adults, $10 youth (4-12), free for members and children under 4. No outside food or beverages are allowed. Tickets are available at www.napernights.org.
Discover trades from the past to the present from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, July 27 at Naper Settlement, 523 S. Webster St. Visit with artists and tradesmen still producing goods and services, such as the blacksmith, quilter, needle felter and more. Help pump the 1874 Joe Naper Pumper firefighting apparatus at 2:30 p.m. Test your own crafting skills and bring home a do-it-yourself souvenir. Some activities may require a small fee. Admission is $12 adults, $11 seniors, $8 youth (4-12), free admission for children under 4, members and Naperville residents. Visit www.napersettlement.org or call (630) 420-6010.
Is your child an explorer, detective, artist or all of the above? Camp Naper has programs that put children in grades 1-8 in the center of the action. Camps are held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. through Aug. 2. One-day, two-day and weeklong camps and a three-day Civil War camp offer a wide variety of enrichment activities from art to science and more. All camps are run by professional staff. A great value close to home. Camp fees range from $90 to $200. Call (630) 420-6010 to register. Visit www.napersettlement.org.
About Naper Settlement
History comes to life at Naper Settlement, an outdoor history museum, located in downtown Naperville at 523 S. Webster St. Accredited by the American Association of Museums, Naper Settlement has 30 historic structures ranging from a rustic log cabin to an elegant Victorian mansion, listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It’s where history comes to play. Open year round, for more information about hours and admission prices, visit www.napersettlement.org or call (630) 420-6010.