Weekend Planner: Pickle Palooza; 'The Muppets!' at Deicke Park; Triathlon
Start planning your weekend! We have a list of area events and festivals happening in the coming days in the area. Did we miss something? Let us know in our comments' section.
The weekend finally is drawing near.
Looking for family friendly? Huntley Park District will host a free movie at Deicke Park on Friday night. Looking for fun? There is a Pickle Palooza (you heard us right!) music festival in Woodstock this weekend. Looking for something active to do? The Lake in the Hills Triathlon is on Sunday as is a free stand-up paddle-boarding class at Three Oaks Recreation Center in Crystal lake.
We have more information below on area events. Did we miss one you think the community should know about? No problem — let us know in our comments' section.
Run, Bike, Swim in Lake in the Hills
Feeling ambitious? The Lake in the Hills Triathlon kicks off at 6:30 a.m. Sunday.
The course starts with a half-mile open-water swim, then a 15.5-mile bike ride and concludes with a four-mile run. There are still a couple of spots left for those looking to register.
Parks and Recreation Director Trudy Wakeman said that as of Wednesday afternoon, 334 had registered. Registration closes at 5 p.m. Friday and/or when 350 have registered. There is no event-day registration.
And for those who are not wishing to participate, you still can stop out to cheer on area residents!
Garage Sale at Storage Units in Algonquin, Carpentersville This Weekend
A twist on the typical garage sale — Life Storage of Algonquin and Carpentersville will open its storage units this weekend for sellers to unload some of their goods.
The event was held last year in Algonquin at 2301 W. Algonquin Road but has expanded this year to the Carpentersville site, 2253 Randall Road. Also new this year, Life Storage offered its units for free to the public and not just to those who rent space at its facility.
Last year, items were sold out of 32 units in Algonquin and this year is expected to be even bigger. The multi-unit garage sale will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday through Sunday. Read more on Algonquin-Lake in the Hills Patch
Pickle Palooza Two-Day Musical Festival in Woodstock
Do you like the way free and music festival sounds together? How about pickle and palooza?
The Woodstock Pickle Palooza free music festival will include two nights of musical entertainment and “a Saturday filled with family friendly fun, food and free pickles,” according to the event’s website.
Headlining the festival is Buckwheat, Zydeco and the Right Now. For a full list of events and to read more about Pickle Palooza, visit the event’s website.
Fun During the Day, Movie in the Park at Night
Are you looking for something family friendly, as well as cost friendly, this weekend?
The Huntley Park District will offer a variety of fun activities from noon to 6 p.m. at Stingray Bay on Friday for $4, according to the Huntley Park District website.
There will be sponsor booths at Stingray Bay with a variety of fun activities. The fun will continue into the night with a showing of The Muppets! movie at Deicke Park, 11419 S Il Route 47, Huntley, IL.
A free puppet show will start at 7:30 p.m. and the movie will start at 8:15 p.m. or at dusk. Don’t forget to bring lawn chairs or blankets to the movie! Visit the Huntley Area Park District for more information.
Free Paddle-Boarding Class at Three Oaks
A free stand-up paddle-boarding class will be held at Three Oaks Recreation Center, 5517 Northwest Highway, Crystal Lake, from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. Sunday, June 10, according to Alpine Accessories website.
Those attending will get a 15- to 30-minute dry land lesson followed by 15 to 30 minutes on the water on North Lake.
There will be different boards available. For nonresidents of Crystal Lake, there is $5 parking fee at Three Oaks. For more paddle-boarding information, call Alpin Accessories at 1-847-854-4754.