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Enjoy a Live Theater Performance

Various Locations IL

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.

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Storybook Nature Walks

Scoville Park Lake St & N Oak Park Ave, Oak Park

Grab your strollers and wagons and join us for an early morning story walk around Scoville Park! With activities themed around animals, these walks provide sensory experiences for kids and...

$40 – $53
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Summer at the Fire Museum Free Day

Aurora Regional Fire Museum 53 N Broadway, Aurora

Join us for Summer at the Fire Museum Free Days with free admission sponsored by Invest Aurora! Each month will have a different community safety partner, a selfie station and...

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Museum of Contemporary Art Free Day

Museum of Contemporary Art 220 East Chicago Avenue, Chicago

Illinois residents receive free admission on Tuesdays.   For information on more events like this, check out our roundup of Museum Free Days.

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Storytime in the Park

Lake Ellyn Park 645 Lenox Road, Glen Ellyn

Come out to your favorite neighborhood parks for songs, rhymes and stories. Don’t forget to bring a blanket and bug spray! For kids of all ages.

Free

American Sign Language Storytime in the Park

Kiwanis Park 8200 Brookfield Ave, Brookfield

Join us as we read and the storyteller signs some fun books! We will then teach you signs for some of the words in the story and for some of...

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Childrens Lunch Hour Entertainment

95th Street Community Plaza 3109 Cedar Glade Drive, Naperville

Join the fun on Tuesday afternoons with the Naperville Park District at Children’s Lunch-Hour Entertainment. This free event, which is hosted in several different locations in Naperville, features a variety of engaging performances that will delight kids and adults alike! Prior to attending, please review the COVID-19 Participation Guidelines. All shows begin at 11:30 a.m....

Free

Summer Solstice

Clauss Recreation Center 555 W Bryn Mawr Avenue, Roselle

Kick off the summer with family and friends and join us at the Clauss Playground for chalk art, bubbles, sweet treats and story time with the Roselle Public Library!

Free
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Art at the Peck

Sheldon Peck Homestead 355 E Parkside Avenue, Lombard

Join us for our weekly craft time Tuesdays from 1-2 p.m. Great for all ages. Come learn about Lombard History and make a craft to take home! This week at...

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Cantigny Cruise Night

Cantigny Park 1S151 Winfield Road, Wheaton

Returning after a stellar first year: Cruise Night Tuesdays! Bring your classic or restored vehicle to the park, mingle with fellow car enthusiasts, and talk shop in the south parking lot. The First Division Museum at Cantigny Park will feature extended hours on Tuesdays until 8 pm, May 31 through September 6. The museum will...

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Downtown Tinley Cruise Nights

Downtown Tinley Park 175th Street to Zabrocki Plaza, Tinley Park

Come to Downtown Tinley Cruise Nights on Tuesdays during the summer in Downtown Tinley for a classic car show with no entry fee, food and beverages for sale and DJ...

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Plainfield Cruise Night

Downtown Plainfield DesPlaines St and Lockport St, Plainfield

Join us every Tuesday evening in downtown Plainfield during the months of June, July and part of August for our FREE car show. Local enthusiasts gather to showcase their classic...

Free
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Family Nights

Lincoln Park Zoo 2001 North Clark Street, Chicago

Welcome to Family Nights at Lincoln Park Zoo! This new series includes: Free entry for kids 10 and under Free unlimited rides on the AT&T Endangered Species Carousel and Lionel...

$10

Mammoth Walk

Blackwell Forest Preserve Warrenville

Celebrate the 45th anniversary of the discovery of the McKee Marsh wooly mammoth while taking a 1-mile walk to the historic 1977 dig site. All ages; under 18 with an...

$5
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Evening on the Riverwalk

Nichols Library 200 W. Jefferson Ave, Naperville

Enjoy an all-ages, Family Storytime and puppet show on the Riverwalk. In the event of inclement weather, this program will be moved indoors to the Community Room.

Free
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Summer Concert Series

Fishel Park 1036 Grove Street, Downers Grove

KICK BACK, RELAX AND ENJOY FREE LIVE MUSIC ALL SUMMER LONG AT VETERANS MEMORIAL PAVILION IN FISHEL PARK! The FREE concerts begin at 7 pm on Tuesday evenings May 24...

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Summer Concert Series

Kemmerling Pool 400 S Prospect Street, Roselle

Click the link for a full list of performing musical acts. All Ages, Free.    For information on more events like this, check out our roundup of Outdoor Summer Music...

Free

Summer Solstice Celebration

Sand Ridge Nature Center 15891 S Paxton Ave, South Holland

Celebrate midsummer through a guided walk as you learn about its significance culturally and ecologically.  

Free

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