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Explore Immersive Experiences and Special Exhibits

Various Locations IL

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

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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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Elmhurst Farmers Market

York and Vallette York and Vallette, Elmhurst

The Elmhurst Farmers Market is one of Elmhurst’s great local markets and a family friendly must do event, popular with locals and visitors alike. Enjoy boutique style shopping every Wednesday...

Free
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Winfield Farmers Market

Winfield Farmers Market County Farm Road and Geneva Road, Winfield

Fresh produce, home made goods and services.   For information on more events like this, check out our roundup of Farmer’s Markets.

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Party in the Park

Berens Park (Elmhurst) 493 North Oaklawn Avenue, Elmhurst

We're popping into the parks on select days this summer to party with you! Kids of all ages are invited to head to Berens Park (just west of The Hub...

Free
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Free Family Fun Days

Blackberry Farm 100 S. Barnes Road, Aurora

On select Wednesdays throughout the summer, Blackberry Farm hosts Family Fun Days that provide FREE admission for Illinois residents as part of a statewide free museum days promotion. These days...

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Kid Rock ‘n’ Roll Music and Dance Party

Cantigny Park 1S151 Winfield Road, Wheaton

It’s a summer celebration! Join us for our spectacular summer music and dance party! Parachute games, bubbles, a musical parade, the freeze dance, the limbo, and so much more…fun for...

$12 – $14
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Open Nature Play Day

Dan Ryan Woods 83rd and Western Ave, Chicago

Bring your little one for open nature play time. Enjoy the Dan Ryan Woods Nature Play space while helping your children connect with nature. Enjoy stories, art and exploration each...

Free
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Picnic on the Riverwalk

Amphitheater on the Riverwalk SE Corner of Jackson & Eagle St, 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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Amazing Adventures at Annerino

Central Park (Bolingbrook) 201 Recreation Drive, Bolingbrook

Join our outreach staff and the Bookmobile this summer for a variety of programs, stories, and games. Free drop-ins, no tickets necessary, all ages welcome. June 8 - Music in...

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Wacky Wednesday

Memorial Park (La Grange Park) 132 West Oak Avenue, La Grange Park

Spend some quality time with your little loved ones and enjoy free children’s entertainment sure to put a smile on everyone’s faces. The series takes place from 11am to noon...

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DuSable Museum of African American History Free Days

DuSable Museum of African American History DuSable Museum of African American History, Chicago

DuSable Museum of African-American history is free to Illinois residents to visit on Wednesdays. We also give free admission to military and to first responders. That means Police, Fire, EMT’s....

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Picture Book Picnic

Iowa Community Center (Villa Park) 338 N Iowa Avenue, Villa Park

Enjoy the fresh air and stories combined with music and movement by the Villa Park Library! Bring a blanket and picnic lunch if you like. Events will be held indoors in the event of inclement weather. Parents/guardians must stay with their children the entire time.

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Kids Klub

York Center Park District 1609 South Luther Avenue, Lombard

Join us this summer for some lunchtime entertainment. These interactive children's shows are a great free way to spend a summer afternoon. A variety of well-known acts will perform. Bring a lawn chair or blanket to our back patio/grass area. Refreshments and food will be available for purchase. Concession stand will open at 11:30am. June...

Free
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Wild Wednesdays

Cantigny Park 1S151 Winfield Road, Wheaton

The McCormick House and First Division Museum are teaming up for Wild Wednesdays! Drop in for engaging activities throughout the park! McCormick House staff will offer a station with crafts...

Free

Pond Paddle

Trailside Museum of Natural History 738 Thatcher Ave, River Forest

Enjoy an afternoon out paddling.  Instruction, sanitized equipment and kayaks provided.  

Free

Movie Showing: Black Panther

Downers Grove Public Library 1050 Curtiss Street, Downers Grove

Celebrate Juneteenth and Black excellence with this Marvel journey to Wakanda.

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Discovery Isle

Isle a la Cache Museum 501 E. Romeo Rd, Romeoville

Join us Wednesdays this summer for fun, family-friendly activities. This is a drop-in program; come any time between 1 and 3 p.m.

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Swedish Days

Downtown Geneva IL

A must stop for a summer fun destination is Geneva’s Annual Swedish Days Festival. Continue to check back for updated information as it unfolds.   For information on more events like this, check out our roundup of Summer Festivals.

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Riverside Farmers Market

Historic Water Tower 10 Pine Ave, Riverside

The Farmers Market will return June 1 - October 5, Wednesdays from 2:30 - 7 p.m. at Centennial Plaza near the Historic Water Tower, located at 10 Pine Avenue.  ...

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Adler Planetarium Illinois Resident Free Days

Adler Planetarium 1300 S. Lake Shore Drive, Chicago

The Adler is excited to announce that we will be free for Illinois residents (with proof of residency) every Wednesday evening from 4-10 pm (our new Wednesday hours.) Stop by after work or school, or for date night and enjoy everything the Adler has to offer at night, for free as part of our Illinois...

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Open Bike Night

Safety Town Naperville 1320 Aurora Avenue, Naperville

Children come bring your bikes to practice riding on the streets of Safety Town. Entrance fee is $5 per child. 4 wheeled, low to the ground bike rentals are available for $3. Cash at the door or purchase entries before event online. Ages 3-? welcome with parent supervision. Dates: Wednesday, June 15, 2022 from 5-7pm...

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Arbor Evenings

The Morton Arboretum 4100 Illinois 53, Lisle

Unwind with family and friends on Wednesday evenings at The Morton Arboretum this summer. Mingle as you enjoy live music surrounded by beautiful trees on the picturesque Frost Hill! Tickets include admission to the Arboretum, activities, and live music. Tickets are required for all guests. Families are welcome. Things to Note This Year: The location...

Free – $13

Family Bingo Night

Walker Park (Burr Ridge) 425 S. Wolf Road, Burr Ridge

B-I-N-G-O!! Diagonal, across, four corners, and cover all are just a few ways to win!!! Join us to kick off summer with some weekday family fun! Each registered player will...

$10 – $15
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Live Music Nights

Elmhurst City Centre 147 North York Street, Elmhurst

Join your friends and neighbors for Wednesday Night Live this summer in City Centre! Some of the regions' best tribute bands will be in the North York Plaza from 6 pm to 8 pm every Wednesday from June 15 to August 10th. Enjoy tributes to The Rolling Stones, The Foo Fighters, Jimmy Buffet and more!...

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Lemont Legends Cruise Nights

Downtown Lemont Lemont

2022 Lemont Cruise Nights Car Show every Wednesday Night (Starting June 1st through August 31st) Roads Close 6PM - 9PM. NO SHOW JULY 6TH. Come Early for the Best Parking...

Fly a Kite in the Park

Freedom Park (Berwyn) 3701 Scoville Avenue, Berwyn

Let your kite soar! Free event.

Free
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Movies and Concerts in Lilacia Park

Lilacia Park 150 S. Park Avenue, Lombard

Spend your summer nights enjoying the park with family and friends. Join us for FREE movies and concerts each month. Bring a blanket, some snacks and your family for an evening of fun! Inclement weather before or during an event will be cause for cancellation. Movie Schedule: Wednesday, June 15: Raya and The Last Dragon...

Free
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Pajama Storytime in the Park

Stacy Park 50 Geneva 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
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River Rhapsody Concert Series

Peg Bond Center 151 N Island Ave, Batavia

Welcome back to our summer cultural arts concert series featuring a variety of lively, eclectic musical acts showcasing a diverse range of tunes.  June 15 - Final Say June 22 - Johnny Russler and the Beach Bum Band June 29 - Kaleidoscope Eyes July 13 - Serendipity July 20- Second Hand Soul Band July 27...

Free
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Music Under the Stars

Memorial Park (La Grange Park) 132 West Oak Avenue, La Grange Park

June 22 - Jolly Ringwalds (80s Music) June 29 - West Suburban Concert Band July 6 - Wild Daisy (Country) July 13 - Peaches Beach Party (Jimmy Buffet Beachcomber Band) July 20 - Evil Burrito (Cover Band) July 27 - Second Hand Soul Band (Motown, Funk and Soul) No concert on August 3 August 10...

Free
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Summer Concert Series

Countryside Park 61st & Kensington, Countryside

Join your friends and family every Thursday at Countryside Park (located at 630 61st Street) for our eight week summer concert series. All concerts begin at 7:00 p.m. and run through 9:00 p.m. This years lineup is designed to appeal to all music lovers. Concerts are held, rain or shine. June 16, 2022: Second Hand...

Free
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Dancin’ in the Street Summer Concert Series

Downtown Clarendon Hills Prospect Street, Clarendon Hills

ALL ARE INVITED TO THIS FREE COMMUNITY EVENT! Gather your family, friends, and neighbors and head to downtown Clarendon Hills. Bring your own chairs and blankets, and set up your space to enjoy a fun and relaxing summer evening with live music, food and beverages under the stars.   For information on more events like...

Free
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Movies on the Lawn

Oakbrook Center 100 Oakbrook Center, Oak Brook

Join us on Wednesdays for movie nights! Bring your blankets, grab your family and friends, and meet us at The Lawn! From fan favorites to newer releases, sit back, relax, and enjoy our awesome outdoor movie nights! The good times don’t stop there. We’re adding an extra dash of fun to the mix with exciting...

Free

Swim Under the Stars

Cypress Cove (Woodridge) Janes Court, Woodridge

Cypress Cove will stay open late for an evening of swimming under the stars.

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Live Music Concerts

Roger C.Claar Performing Arts Center 375 Briarcliff Road, Bolingbrook

It's summer! Grab a blanket, food and come out to enjoy various Chicago area bands!  June 1 - Fletcher Rockwell June 8 - Gizzae June 15 - Mississippi Heat June 22 - Run Forrest Run June 29 - GenFuZe July 6 - Cuz'n   For information on more events like this, check out our roundup...

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Free Movies in the Park

Veterans Park District 112 N Wolf Road, Northlake

Relax under the stars and enjoy our Free Movies in the Park. No registration is necessary. Please bring your own lawn chairs or blankets. You are also welcome to bring your own snacks. Please remember that alcohol and dogs are not allowed on park properties. Movies start at dusk. June 22 - Luca at Gouin...

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Movies in the Park

Sedgwick Park 47th Street and 10th Avenue, La Grange

Summer Movies in the Park is a perfect chance to relax and enjoy a special night under the stars. Bring your family and enjoy a movie on a 25 foot screen. Bring your seating of choice (blanket or lawn chair) for an outdoor movie.  June 22 - Wonder July 13 - A Dog's Purpose  ...

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Movies in the Park

Butterfield Park District Rec Center 21 West 730 Butterfield Rd, Lombard

The Butterfield Park District plans several community events throughout the year, including Polar Express, Santa’s Wintery Wonderland, Daddy Daughter Date Night, BPD Bunny Egg-Scramble, Haunts Against Hunger Trick or Treat,...

Free

Movie On The Green

Lombard Golf Course 2400 Butterfield Road, Lombard

Join us for a FREE movie on the green! Pack up your chairs, blankets, and snacks and head over to the Lombard Golf Course for a viewing of the golf classic movie, Happy Gilmore (PG-13). The Club House will be open for restrooms and concessions.   For information on more events like this, check out...

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Movie in the Park

Maryknoll Park (Glen Ellyn) 845 Pershing Avenue, Glen Ellyn

Disney’s Encanto kicks off the 2022 Movies in the Parks this summer. Moviegoers should bring their own chairs or blankets. We also recommend bug spray and your favorite movie snacks and beverages. All films at this free outdoor series are rated G or PG. June 22 - Encanto July 27 - Sing 2 August 10 - Jungle...

Free
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Middle School Nights at the Pool

East End Pool 463 Schiller Avenue, Elmhurst

Calling all sixth, seventh and eighth graders! Join us at East End Pool 8:30-10:30 p.m. to swim and listen to music provided by Impulse Entertainment DJs! Drinks and snacks will...

$10 – $12

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