Community Events 08-11-13

August 11, 2013

We begin in the northwest suburbs where it's the final day of Wood Dale's Prairie Fest. You'll find carnival games, music, food and more in Wood Dale's town square from 1 p.m. until 10 p.m.

In north suburban Glencoe, the Chicago Botanic Garden hosts a kite festival from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Kids can make their own kites, watch precision kite flying demonstrations and more. The event is free but parking costs $20.

In Chicago's Albany Park neighborhood, a celebration of Ecuadorian independence kicks off with a parade at noon on Montrose from California to Kimball. There will be music, dancing and celebrations of Ecuadorian independence.

And on the city's West Side, the back lawn of the Garfield Park Conservatory hosts "Figment," where kids will be shown how to make art projects out of just about anything: figments of their own imagination! It's free from noon until 5 p.m.

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