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We’re thrilled to share all of the upcoming kid-friendly productions happening in Chicagoland this spring and summer season in our Kid-Friendly Theater Guide.


Story Walk: Daniel Finds a Poem

Mayslake Peabody Estate 1717 W. 31st Street, Oak Brook

The lushly illustrated pages of Daniel Finds a Poem by Micha Archer come to life on large displays along a half-mile path that encourages children and their families to explore their surroundings and their inspirations. As you follow the story, you’ll discover that nature and poetry are all around if you take the time to...


Nature Story Trail

Trailside Museum of Natural History 738 Thatcher Ave, River Forest

Follow a short trail and read a children’s nature story along the way. Afterward, stop by for an activity bag with a related craft and outdoor activities.


Spring Planting on the Farm

Kline Creek Farm 1N600 County Farm Road, West Chicago

Tour the farmhouse to see how families worked together to get spring planting done, and then watch (weather permitting) as the farmers work in fields and gardens planting the year’s...


Take and Make Fridays

Brookfield Public Library 3609 Grand Boulevard, Brookfield

Drop by on Friday each week for some fun crafts to take and make at home over the weekend!


A Very Special Storytime

Waterlemon 25 S. La Grange Road, La Grange

From Arial to Belle, Spiderman to Batman, Snow White to Paw Patrol and more - this is the cutest, most fun storytime in town! May 6 - Elsa from Frozen SOLD OUT May 13 - Pepa from Encanto May 20 - Woody from Toy Story May 27 - Marshall from Paw Patrol SOLD OUT


Family Craft Hour

Indian Prairie Public Library 401 Plainfield Road, Darien

Come to the library and make a seasonal-themed craft! Materials will be provided for a variety of age-appropriate crafts. For families with kids ages 7 and under with a caregiver....


Memorial Day Carnival

Bolingbrook Village Hall 375 W Briarcliff Rd, Bolingbrook

Join us for the Annual Memorial Day Carnival sponsored by the Bolingbrook Lions Club and the American Cancer Society. Unlimited ride wristbands will be available for $30 per person throughout the weekend: Daytime on Saturday, Sunday and Monday from 1-5pm Evening on Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 5:30-8:30pm Minimum $5 per person ticket/wristband purchase required...


Red, White, and Bar-B-Que

Ty Warner Park Plaza Drive and Blackhawk Drive, Westmont

The Lion's Club Red, White & Bar-B-Q is a BBQ competition and festival with a carnival, live music, and food vendors.   For information on more events like this, check out our roundup of Summer Festivals.


Movie In The Park

Cantigny Park 1S151 Winfield Road, Wheaton

All movies are outdoors and feature lawn seating. Guests are encouraged to bring lawn chairs or blankets, and picnics are welcome. Concessions are available by Mamie’s Toffee & Treats. Movies...

included with parking

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