Family-Friendly Events in the Western Suburbs

Find family-friendly fun near you! We organized the calendar by month so you can easily find something great for your family. Simply click on the month you are interested in and you will be taken to a plethora of options. Event titles, locations, dates, and times are all included, along with giving you a heads up if registration is required.

Click on the button above to submit an event for the Kidlist calendar. We welcome everyone to submit events, given that they are family-friendly events (no ongoing classes or camps) and are local for families in the western suburbs of Chicago. All submitted events are reviewed by the Kidlist team.

Most events nowadays require registration to cap numbers, which we appreciate, but it also means we all have to plan ahead more. So we will be publishing the upcoming month at least two weeks before the month begins.

The other change is that the event title is now linked directly to the event host’s website. Weather causes cancelations, registration fills up, and details evolve, so now you can get the most current and updated event information straight from the source through our curated list of family-friendly events in the western suburbs.

If you have feedback for us, please email Annie at We strive to be the most helpful, comprehensive resource for families in the western suburbs!








The month of July is full of summer-time fun! Outdoor movies, concerts, and water activities are just some of the many family-friendly events in the western suburbs. Now more than ever, it’s important to click on the links for up-to-date information about social distancing requirements, advanced registration details, or any other guidelines to consider that will ensure your family enjoys their time together.


August is a perfect time to watch an outdoor movie under the stars, explore nature on a guided family hike, and more. Before you go, make sure to click on the links for information about social distancing requirements, advance registration details, and other guidelines to help your family enjoy their time together.


Fall is here! Get ready for cooler temps, pumpkins everywhere, and lots of family fun. We’ve got you covered for September family-friendly events, as well as ways to soak in the beautiful fall colors or enjoy an apple picking farm. A crisp fall night is perfect for a fall family campout (complete with s’mores, of course!). Best of all, many organizations are still running their fall festivals this year!


October is sure to be a spooky month (but hopefully only in a good way)! Creep through the halls of a haunted mansion, or take a scary stroll through a local forest. Bring your little ghosts and goblins out to one of these many fun and frightful, family-friendly events. Don’t forget your costume!


We’re grateful for a full calendar this month! Our November family-friendly events list has us celebrating the upcoming holiday season with plenty of indoor and outdoor events. Arts and crafts, turkey shoots, story times, and more. There’s something here for every family.


Our roundup of December 2020 family-friendly events is sure to put you in the holiday spirit. Organizations in the western suburbs have gone above and beyond to ensure safety guidelines are being followed as you spend quality time with your family this holiday season.

Want your event to be added to the Kidlist calendar? Click here to submit an event. Please note that all submitted events are reviewed by the Kidlist team before publishing.