Find family-friendly events in your area! The calendar now features filters… you can sort the events by region, category, venue, cost, day, even by your location. Enjoy our wonderful community!
Everyone is welcome to add events to the Kidlist calendar, given that they are drop-in and/or free (no ongoing classes or camps that require registration) and are local to the west and/or southwest suburbs of Chicago. Click on the blue “Submit an Event” button and fill out the form.
On 52 days throughout the year, Illinois residents with a valid ID receive free admission! Experience unbelievable animals from around the world! Admission includes all permanent exhibits, Amphibians special exhibit, aquatic presentation (subject to availability) and seasonal Stingray Touch (open late May to October). 4-D Experience admission is a $4.95 upgrade for all guests. Reserve Illinois Resident Free Day tickets online Online Illinois Resident Free Day tickets must be reserved at least one day in advance. Illinois Resident Free Day tickets…Find out more »
Join us for a trip around Europe with our fourth annual Passport Europe Cultural Festival. No need for a passport, experience authentic music, dance, cuisine, and more in one weekend.Find out more »
Acquired by the Village of Orland Park through its Open Lands program in 2002, the Stellwagen family has operated this farm continuously since 1860. Today the farm buildings stand proud and bright after several years of renovation and preservation. Come for a visit, see our preservation project, view the inside of the buildings, ask questions of the Stellwagen family, and learn about the agricultural heritage of this community.Find out more »
Welcome to the 7th Annual Oak Brook Park District Oktoberfest! The Park District, combined with the Village and the Ronald McDonald House will feature a softball tournament, live music, food, and beer. Also at the event are Children’s activities (1-5pm), balloon artist, crafts, bounce house and more!Find out more »
Each weekend we cook up projects that get kids and families wondering about the plants and the natural world. Come visit over the weekend to get a dose of the tropics and keep your kids connected to nature throughout Chicago’s colder months. Each month, we will wonder about the natural world in a different way, with activities changing weekly.Find out more »
Join us for the first ever "Fall Fest - An Explosion of Color,". There's something for everyone. Live music, games, food, and fireworks! ACTIVITIES (3:00-7:30 pm) *Some may end early due to sunlight* Tricycle Races Chainsaw Carving Demo Archery Range Human Bubble Ball Races Catapult Ninja Dash Obstacle Course Casting Contest Inflatables Bingo Craft Tent Climbing Wall Food Fireworks start at dusk - LIVE MUSIC - Wild Daisy (4:00-5:30 pm) Hifi Superstar (6:00-7:30 pm)Find out more »
The Palos Heights Woman's Club is hosting a fundraising event on Saturday, September 23. The event starts with the Ribbon Cutting and Dedication of the newly renovated Meyers Park at 4 p.m. followed by a social hour, dinner and dancing at the Palos Heights Recreation Center. 4 pm-Ribbon Cutting Dedication of Meyers Park 6601 W. 127th Street 5 pm-Social Hour 6 pm-Dinner followed by music from the 95th Street BandFind out more »
*Please note that if you do not choose West or Southwest for the region selection, your event will not appear in the calendar. All events will be reviewed before publishing to the calendar. Event approval usually occurs on Wednesdays; if you need your event to be reviewed before then, please email Annie at [email protected]
We do our best to provide comprehensive, accurate and useful information about events and activities. This information (such as times and locations) is gathered from press releases, websites, signs around town and word of mouth. However, details change and people make mistakes, so please confirm the details before you go. Kidlist is not responsible for any problems that occur while participating in activities listed on this site.