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WHERE: Red Oak Nature Center and Lippold Park, on Route 25 north of Route 56, between Batavia and North Aurora
WHEN: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Aug. 17
COST AND INFO: Free admission; foxvalleyparkdistrict.org/event/free-bug-fest-2, 630-897-1808
ABOUT: Insects and the fascinating world of bugs will take center stage at the family-friendly, stroller-friendly event. The 10th anniversary Bug Fest features fun and educational attractions with a swarm of bug-related activities, demonstrations and crafts. One can enjoy the pollinator express for $2 a ride or unlimited rides for $10, with tickets available online. Because parking is limited at the site, free event shuttle service is offered at nearby Schneider Elementary School at 304 Banbury Road, North Aurora.