There are a lot of fun and interesting new exhibits open to enjoy! We rounded up each new temporary exhibit and immersive experience at several museums, zoos, and more so you can see what they have to offer… all in our New Exhibits and Immersive Experiences at Local Attractions list
The Kidlist calendar is sponsored by the Kane County Cougars who are offering all Kidlist fans BOGO reserved or lawn tickets this season! Click or tap on the image above and enter the Special Offer Code KIDLIST to receive this deal for any game you choose.
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.
Fish anywhere, ensuring state laws are adhered to. Catch largemouth bass, crappie, catfish, or trout anywhere between 5:00am Friday June 17 through 5:00pm on Sunday June 19.
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...
We’re back to Father’s Day in 2022! The PrairieFest 5K will get started at 8:00am with the One Mile Prairie Dog Jog starting at 8:10am. Celebrate Father’s Day with a chip-timed 5K run through Oswego’s friendly neighborhoods or the One Mile Prairie Dog Jog around Prairie Point Community Park. Medals for first through third place...
Glen Ellyn Farmers Market features a select group of vendors and live shows. For information on more events like this, check out our roundup of Farmer’s Markets.
Start Father's Day off by bringing Dad to the annual Fishing Derby at Bierman Park. Enjoy a light breakfast by the pond and try to catch the 'big one'. Each participant receives a goodie bag and prizes are awarded to participants in each of the age categories, including Dads!
Shop local with plenty of choices to buy fresh produce, meats, eggs, artisan cheeses, specialty foods like baked goods & honey, and handmade items in our outdoor, open-air market. For information on more events like this, check out our roundup of Farmer’s Markets.
Each year more vendors are drawn to the market because of its popularity. For information on more events like this, check out our roundup of Farmer’s Markets.
Local farmers market with a variety of stands. For information on more events like this, check out our roundup of Farmer’s Markets.
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.
Join a naturalist as we learn about wildlife fathers while exploring the scenic trails on a nature walk.
The Burr Ridge Village Center Farmers Market returns for its second season. This year, we are excited to partner with Bensidoun USA to continue to offer you an incredible market experience on the Village Green. For information on more events like this, check out our roundup ofFarmer’s Markets.
The summer solstice is a celebration of the longest day that takes place in many cultures around the world. Midwest Soarring is hosting this particular celebration and sharing how Natives from different tribes honor the solstice.
The entire community is invited to join in Oak Park’s celebration of Juneteenth. The 2022 festivities will include a special flag-raising ceremony on and a Juneteenth parade and community cookout organized by community members and co-sponsored by the Village: HideJuneteenth flag-raising ceremony - June 11 Oak Park's Juneteenth festivities begin about a week prior to...
Pull up to the DuSable’s Juneteenth BBQ! Celebrating freedom in true Black tradition. BYOG, Bring your own grill. Food Vendors Fellowship History Live Performances Kids Corner Bouncy House Table Games Quilting Exhibition and Workshop Horseback Riding
SO EXCITED THAT OUR POPULAR EVENT IS BACK! JOIN US ON FATHER’S DAY FOR ONE OF THE LARGEST OPEN-AIR CAR SHOWS IN THE MIDWEST! This Father’s Day, Oakbrook Center is happy to once again offer a great way to drive dad crazy! On Sunday, June 19, the prestigious outdoor shopping destination will once again transform...
Show Dad how much he is appreciated by treating him to a trip to the Bartlett Aquatic Center on Father’s Day. During this special event, fathers will receive free admission with the paid admission of a child.
Dads and granddads can visit Cypress Cove for FREE on Father’s Day with a paid admission or when they accompany a family season pass holder.
View contemporary and antique quilts, both hand and machine quilted, during the annual community PrairieFest event.
We are hosting a Juneteenth celebration on Sunday, June 19! Join us for free ice skating, food & retail from local black-owned businesses, and live music.
Summer doesn’t begin until you attend the Woodridge Jubilee! The annual summer festival, which is organized by the Woodridge Park District and the Village of Woodridge, will take place Wednesday, June 15-Sunday, June 19 at Town Centre (corner of Woodridge & Center Drives). Featuring free admission, carnival rides, live music and a variety of food,...
2022 Illinois Resident Free Days: January 17; February 1–4, 9, 21; March 4; June 19; July 4; August 23–26, 30–31; October 10. For information on more events like this, check out our roundup of Museum Free Days.
When the family comes to the pool, fathers swim for free. Bring the kids for proof!
June 11 from 6:00-8:00 pm - National Get Outdoors Day Free admission at both Mill Creek & Sunset Pools June 19 all day - Father’s Day Dads receive free admission, with paying child at both pools! August 2 from 6:00-8:00 pm - National Night Out Free admission to Sunset & Mill Creek Pools August 21...
The Exchange Club of Naperville is excited to announce the 2022 Ribfest will be held June 17 through June 20, 2022 at the DuPage Event Center and Fairgrounds in Wheaton, IL. The venue will allow patrons plenty of space to enjoy the carnival by Fantasy Amusements Co., award winning ribs, Wintrust Community Banks family fun...
Dads, it’s your Day - what better way to celebrate than a visit to the pool. Come out for a splash of a time. Be ready for a Dad’s Only Cannonball contest followed by a water balloon toss. daily admissions is complimentary for dads and granddads accompanied by a child.
Dads and kids are invited to bring their lucky fishing pole and join in the fishing action at Blackberry Farm. Prizes will be awarded for most fish, biggest fish and smallest fish caught in Lake Gregory. Parent participation is encouraged. Father's Day Fishing Derby is included in daily admission.
Oswego’s four-day community celebration is brought to you by the Oswegoland Park District, generous business sponsors, civic organizations, and hundreds of volunteers. We warmly invite you to be a part of PrairieFest. Whether supporting the festival, hosting an event, or participating in the fun, there’s a place for you. PrairieFest events are held throughout Oswego...
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Join us for an after-hours tour of the center’s ambassador animals. During this quiet, small-group experience we’ll deliver their dinners, discuss their stories, and share how we care for these wild residents. Ages 5 and up; under 18 with an adult. $5 per person. Register online or at 630-942-6200.
Spend the morning by the lake with the dads in your life, creating memories and learning skills to increase your fishing successes. All ages. $5 per person. Register online or at 630-933-7248.
Bring your family out for an evening of golf at White Pines Golf Club. The tees have been moved up and you may play at your own pace. Also enjoy a $3 meal deal that includes a hot dog, chips and drink.
Adaptive Play Time provides a modified environment for play and learning for children with disabilities, on the autism spectrum, and/or sensory processing disorders and their families. Finding places for the whole family to play without stress can be difficult, but these times allow guests to experience the Museum in a less stimulating environment with limited...
We are looking forward to what we hope will be the full return of our Summer Concert Series in Scoville Park starting Sunday, June 12th and running weekly through Sunday August 28th. Join us for some free, family-friendly entertainment! Sunday concerts run from 6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. with set up beginning at 4:30. The...
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