April 2021 Family-Friendly Events

We’re not fooling around, April is going to be a fun-filled month! We start the month celebrating all things Easter, but there is so much more to look forward to in April. Prepare your home garden, participate in a park clean-up, dust off your fishing pole, or celebrate all the other things that make our planet incredible this Earth Day. You’ll find out all about these outings and more in our April family-friendly events list below.

April 2021 Family-Friendly Events

Do you have an event to submit to the Kidlist calendar? Simply click this link and fill out the form. Thanks! Please note that all submitted events are reviewed by the Kidlist team.

Please note that MOST of these events require registration in advance. If an event interests you, check it out now to make sure you get a spot!

Egg Hunt on the Island (Downtown Aurora)
March 1 – April 4, 2021 | all day
Find the 14 eggs hidden throughout downtown Aurora and enter to win a raffle prize.

The Great Hinsdale Egg-sploration (Hinsdale)
March 19 – April 4, 2021 | all day

Celebrate Earth Week (Bartlett)
April 19 – 23, 2021 | 2:00pm – 3:00pm
Sign up for one or all of these themed events.

Week of April 1, 2021

Aqua Egg Hunt (Oak Brook)
April 1, 2021 |10:00am – 7:30pm
Register in advance for your 90-minute session.

American Girls Spring Social (Clarendon Hills)
April 1, 2021 | 4:00pm – 5:00pm

Flashlight Egg Hunt (Carol Stream)
April 1, 2021 | 7:30pm – 10:00pm
Must register in advance.

Flashlight Egg Hunt (Elmhurst Park District)
April 1, 2021 | 8:00pm

Flashlight Easter Egg Hunt (Lisle Park District)
April 1, 2021 | 8:00pm

Flashlight Egg Hunt (Glen Ellyn)
April 1, 2021 | 8:30pm – 9:00pm
Must register in advance.

Bunny Hop Egg Drop (Bartlett Residents Only)
April 2, 2021 | 9:00am start

Parkie’s Egg Hunt (Pelican Harbor, Bolingbrook)
April 2, 2021 | 9:00am – 10:00am or 10:15am – 11:15am
Must register in advance.

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Easter Egg Hunt To-Go (Berwyn)
April 2, 2021 | 9:00am – 12:00pm
Must register in advance.

Eggs-traordinary Egg Hunt (Glen Ellyn)
April 2, 2021 | 9:15am , 10:30am or 11:45am
Must register in advance.

Easter Egg Hunt (Berwyn)
April 2, 2021 | 10:00am

Aqua Egg Hunt (Oak Brook)
April 2, 2021 |10:00am – 7:30pm
Register in advance for your 90-minute session.

Storytime with the Easter Bunny (Blackberry Farm, Aurora)
April 2, 2021 | 10:00am – 10:45am
Must register in advance.

Bunny Basket Deliveries (Geneva Residents Only)
April 2, 2021 | 3:00pm – 7:00pm
Must register in advance.

Here Comes Peter Cottontail (Berwyn)
April 2, 2021 | 5:30pm – 8:30pm
Must register in advance.

Here Comes Peter Cottontail (Berwyn Residents Only)
April 3, 2021 | 9:00am – 12:00pm
Must register in advance.

Super Smash Bros Tournament (Carol Stream)
April 2, 2021 | 6:00pm – 8:30pm
Must register in advance.

Parents’ Night Out (Geneva)
April 2, 2021 | 6:00pm – 9:00pm
Must register in advance.

Otis’ Flashlight Egg Hunt (Hidden Oaks Nature Center, Bolingbrook)
April 2, 2021 | 7:30pm – 8:45pm
Must register in advance.

Easter Egg Hunt (Borse Community Park, Willowbrook)
April 3, 2021 | TBA

Easter Egg Hunt (Hodgkins)
April 3, 2021 | 9:00am

Milo’s Egg Hunt (Blackberry Farm, Aurora)
April 3, 2021 | 9:00am

Community Egg Hunt (St. John Lutheran Church, Darien)
April 3, 2021 | 9:00am – 11:00am
Must register in advance.

You’ve Been Egged! (Warrenville)
April 3, 2021 | 9:00am – 12:00pm
Available for residents only.

Bunny Basket Deliveries (Geneva Residents Only)
April 3, 2021 | 9:00am – 1:00pm
Must register in advance.

Breakfast with the Easter Bunny (The Community House, Hinsdale)
April 3, 2021 | 9:15am – 10:30am

Easter Egg Hunt (Countryside)
April 3, 2021 | 10:00am

Bunny Brunch (Prisco Community Center, Aurora)
April 3, 2021 | 10:00am – 11:30am
Must register in advance.

Egg Hunt (The Community House, Hinsdale)
April 3, 2021 | promptly begins at 10:30am

Ultimate Frisbee Chicago Union Clinic (Carol Stream)
April 3, 2021 | 1:00pm – 4:00pm
Advance registration is required.

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Glow-in-the-dark Egg Hunt (Reed-Keepler Park, West Chicago)
April 3, 2021 | 7:00pm – 8:00pm
Must register in advance.

Easter Brunch (Ashbury’s at Boughton Ridge, Bolingbrook)
April 4, 2021 | 10:00am or 12:00pm seatings

Easter Brunch (Bartlett)
April 4, 2021 | times TBA

Week of April 5, 2021

Day of Fun (Bartlett)
April 5, 2021 | 9:00am – 3:00pm
Must register in advance.

Socially Distant Bingo (Roselle)
April 6, 2021 | 6:00pm – 6:45pm
Must register in advance.

Free Parking Wednesday (Cantigny Park, Wheaton)
April 7, 2021 | all day

Magic Class (Carol Stream)
April 7, 2021 | 6:45pm – 7:40pm
Must register in advance.

Enchanted Ball (Woodridge)
April 9, 2021 | 6:00pm – 7:30pm
Must register in advance.

The Greatest Show: Mother Son Dance (Glendale Heights)
April 9, 2021 | 6:00pm – 8:30pm
Must register in advance.

Drive-In Movie: ET (Downers Grove)
April 9, 2021 | 8:30pm – 10:30pm
Must register in advance.

Fish Release (Roselle)
April 10, 2021 | 11:00am

American Girl Doll Fashion Show (Downers Grove Museum)
April 10, 2020 | 1:00pm – 2:30pm
Register by April 1, 2021.

Ultimate Frisbee Chicago Union Clinic (Carol Stream)
April 10, 2021 | 1:00pm – 4:00pm
Advance registration is required.

The Greatest Show: Daddy Daughter Dance (Glendale Heights)
April 10, 2021 | 6:00pm – 8:30pm
Must register in advance.

Drive-In Movie: ET (Downers Grove)
April 10, 2021 | 8:30pm – 10:30pm
Must register in advance.

Critter Tracks (Hidden Oaks Nature Center, Bolingbrook)
April 11, 2021 | 11:00am – 12:00pm

Building a Backyard Habitat (Hidden Oaks Nature Center, Bolingbrook)
April 11, 2021 | 12:30pm – 1:30pm

Week of April 12, 2021

Sports-tacular Night Out (Carol Stream)
April 16, 2021 | 6:00pm – 9:00pm
Must register in advance.

Parents’ Night Out (Geneva)
April 16, 2021 | 6:00pm – 9:00pm
Must register in advance.

Wonderivia: Home Edition (Wonder Works Museum, Virtual)
April 16, 2021 | 7:30pm – 9:00pm

Netflix Nights at Home: Back to the Future (Berwyn)
April 16, 2021 | 7:00pm
Registration is required.

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Mother’s Day Photos (Roselle)
April 17, 2021 | 9:00am – 3:00pm
Must register in advance.

Doggie Eggstravaganza at Canine Campus (Tinley Park)
April 17, 2021 | 10:30am – 12:00pm

Fishing Derby (Hidden Oaks Nature Center, Bolingbrook)
April 17, 2021 | 12:00pm – 3:00pm

Ultimate Frisbee Chicago Union Clinic (Carol Stream)
April 17, 2021 | 1:00pm – 4:00pm
Advance registration is required.

Mother Daughter Zumba (Carol Stream)
April 18, 2021 | 10:45am – 11:30am
Advance registration is required.

STEAM Sundays (Clarendon Hills)
April 18, 2021 | 10:00am – 12:00pm

Week of April 19, 2021

Take & Make Mondays (Roselle)
April 19, 2021 | business hours

Park Clean-Up Day (Hinsdale)
April 22, 2021 | 4:00pm – dusk

Day of Fun (Bartlett)
April 23, 2021 | 9:00am – 3:00pm
Must register in advance.

Dad/Daughter Dance (Woodridge)
April 23, 2021 | 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Must register in advance.

Barnyard Dash 5k (Blackberry Farm, Aurora)
April 24, 2021 | 8:30am – 10:30am
Must register in advance.

Family Indoor Garage Sale and Flea Market (Veterans Park District, Northlake)
April 24, 2021 | 9:00am – 2:30pm

Earth Day: A Party for the Planet (Brookfield Zoo)
April 24, 2021 | 9:00am – 2:00pm
Must buy tickets in advance.

Superhero Smash (Eola Community Center, Aurora)
April 24, 2021 | 10:00am – 11:30am
Must register in advance.

Earth, Wind & Fire Storywalk (McCarthy Park, Tinley Park)
April 24, 2021 | 10:00am – 12:00pm

Road Rally (Naperville)
April 24, 2021 | 3:00pm – 8:30pm
Participants must register.

The Great Muddy Baker Off (Lyman Woods Nature Center, Downers Grove)
April 25, 2021 | 10:00am – 11:00am
Must register by April 12, 2021.

Bees to Meet You (Hidden Oaks Nature Center, Bolingbrook)
April 25, 2021 | 1:00pm – 2:00pm

Wiffleball Home Run Derby (Warrenville)
April 25, 2021 | 4:00pm – 5:30pm

Week of April 26, 2021

Arbor Day (Downers Grove)
April 30, 2021 | 10:00am – 1:00pm or 3:00pm – 6:00pm

About the Author

Annie Tandy
Annie loves making great memories with her kids and started Kidlist in 2011 so she can help others do the same! Besides finding fun and exciting things to do, Annie and her kids enjoy caring for their chickens and hanging out with them in the backyard. Click here to read about Annie's chickens and see pictures! She also finds joy in gardening, home improvement projects, knitting, soap making, and painting along with being active in her community, church, and as a board member of the Western Springs Business Association. Click here to follow Annie on Instagram.

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