French Picnic Under the Stars
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This first-time event comes on the eve of the park’s signature event, French Connection Day. Enjoy a French-theme picnic (available for pre-purchase), live music by Chicago Jazz and Co. and stargazing. The park’s 18-foot Eiffel Tower will be illuminated, adding a touch of Paris to the festivities. A French-themed picnic under the stars will feature chef-inspired artisanal meats, cheeses, and flatbreads. Take your experience further by enjoying wine pairings from Gerard Bertrand, chosen to enhance your meal and be the perfect complement to a night under the stars. All picnic baskets include tablecloth, plates, utensils and wine glasses (for baskets with wine) and serves two people.  Pricing: $35 without wine $55 with wine (choose Rosé or Red) As darkness falls, view the stars and planets through your own telescope or one provided by the Naperville Astronomical Society (NAA). If the sky is clear, this will be an ideal night to witness the Perseid Meteor Shower. Inside the Visitors Center, NAA will give a presentation about constellations at 7:30 pm. Theater seating is limited and first come, first serve.