June is Busting Out All Over Water Street!

We are ready for Summer on Water Street!  The warm weather has finally arrived and with it our patios are open,  our fountain is flowing and everywhere is decked with flowers. The view of the river is sunny and there are plenty of folks strolling the Riverwalk and kids dipping their toes into our splash pad. And soon you’ll see brightly painted dragonfly benches to visit and photograph.

June is the time to celebrate plenty of weddings, showers and rehearsals at Elements at Water Street Events. And of course, we salute Grads and Dads this month! We welcome downtown gift cards for a all your shopping and dining. And speaking of Father’s Day weekend, why not drift on over for lunch or a beverage after visiting the June 17th  Downtown Car Show on Jackson Street, just across the river?  Or book Dad into a great stay-cay weekend at Hotel Indigo Naperville Riverwalk. We promise we won’t tell the kids where you are!

You never know what intriguing blast from the past may capture your fancy at Antiques of Naperville. And Trails & Tides has tons of new warm-weather garb and gifts for everyone on your list, and maybe a new summer swimsuit, beach towel, tote or yeti for you!  Make an appointment for a sassy new summer hair cut or color or just pamper your skin with the immersive spa experiences at Solaia Luxury Salon and Spa.

Our restaurants are eager to share new menu and cocktail items with you as you lounge outdoors or in. How about a portobello or chipotle glazed chicken taco with a signature cocktail at Quiubo ?  Or stop in for Tiki Takeover in the bar at Santo Cielo on the first Thursday of every month. They’re opening the windows and pumping out the tunes, with DJ’s spinning from 8-midnight Friday and Saturday nights as well. And you might as well stay up and hit the fabulous brunch on Saturday and Sunday mornings.

SixtyFour – Wine Bar & Kitchen is now hopping for lunch from 11:30 all week long and has lots to tantalize you with live music Wednesday evenings, Thirsty Thursdays featuring 15% off signature cocktails, Fish Taco Fridays,  $9 Sangria Saturdays and $6 Mimosas and Bloody Mary’s on Sunday. Check their website to learn about their frequent and dazzling wine dinners, including one on June 15 featuring ZD Wines.

Vasilis Mediterranean continues to grill up the most succulent seafood, lamb, kabobs, and Mediterranean specialties. Enjoy one of their expanding repertoire of cocktails and take in the sights and sounds on their gorgeously decked out patio.  And the sushi, sashimi,  River Rock beef, sake and sumptuous cocktails at Blue Sushi Sake Grill are just the thing to celebrate a warm summer day! And cap it all off with a cup, cone or sundae showcasing your favorite Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream Shop.  Aaaah! Summer done right, on Water Street!