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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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Clarendon Hills Farmers Market

Downtown Clarendon Hills Prospect Street, Clarendon Hills

Join us for the 2022 Clarendon Hills Farmers Market! Every Thursday May 19 through October 20.   For information on more events like this, check out our roundup of Farmer’s...

Free
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La Grange Farmers Market

La Grange Village Hall 53 South La Grange Road, La Grange

Our award-winning fresh market is operational from 7am to 1pm on Thursdays from May through October. Local farmers and artisans provide a selection of fresh produce, meats, baked goods, confections,...

Free
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Youth Kayak Fishing Experience

Grunwald Farms Forest Preserve 02S035 S. Lorang Road, Elburn

Get out on local lakes with a professional kayak fishing instructor from Chi-Yak Adventures. Using water crafts specifically designed for anglers, you're sure to get into secret spots not reachable...

$99
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Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum Illinois Resident Donation Day

The Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum 2430 N. Cannon Dr., Chicago

Illinois residents can enjoy free admission during these Suggested Donation Days, or support us with a $10 suggested household donation at the time of admission.   For information on more...

Donations appreciated
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Storytime in the Park

Co-Op Park 515 Wilson Avenue, 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.

Winfield Library Storytimes

Cantigny Park 1S151 Winfield Road, Wheaton

The Winfield Public Library and Cantigny Gardens have partnered up: stories + nature = fun for kids (of all ages). Join library staff this summer for a special story time focusing on Mexican culture. Recommended for children birth to age 6 (with a favorite adult). Attendees should meet library staff at the Visitors Center before...

Free
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Stories and Rhymes at the Farmers Market

La Grange Village Hall 53 South La Grange Road, La Grange

Join us at the La Grange Farmers Market on select Thursdays this summer for outdoor storytime. Bring a blanket and enjoy listening to our favorite books and songs. Look for...

Free
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Lunchtime Live!

Cerny Park 4S150 River Rd, Warrenville

Join us for free lunchtime children's music concerts! Pack a lunch, bring a friend, and enjoy live musical entertainment.  June 9: Miss Liz Music June 23: Jodi Koplin's Jigglejam July 14: Mr. Dave Music July 28: ScribbleMonster August 11: Miss Jamie From the Farm For information on more events like this, check out our roundup...

Free
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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...

Free
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Just Dairyin’ Around

Kline Creek Farm 1N600 County Farm Road, West Chicago

June is Dairy Month, so help make butter, clean the cowshed, or work on other chores about the farm. Learn about the importance of dairy farms in the 1890s, and hang out with the new Shorthorn calves near the barn. Suggested admission donation of $5 per person ages 3 and up to enter the farm....

$5
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Naperville 95th Street Farmers Market

95th Street Library 3015 Cedar Glade Dr, Naperville

Homegrown offerings, locally grown fruits and veggies, homemade bakery items and jams.   For information on more events like this, check out our roundup of Farmer’s Markets.

Free
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Thursday Night Street Markets

Bolingbrook Promenade 631 E Boughton Road, Bolingbrook

We are excited to bring you a new year of great food, fun, entertainment and vendors. Our street market will run from 4-9pm every Thursday starting with the first Thursday in June and running until the last Thursday in August. Vendors will all be set up by 4pm band will play from 6-8pm each Thursday....

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Thursday Night Out

Downtown Oak Park 1010 Lake Street, Oak Park

Thursday Night Out 2022 is here! TNO runs every Thursday between June 2nd and August 25th from 5 to 9pm. 19 restaurants offer a variety of drinks, appetizers, entrees and desserts on the TNO menu. HOW IT WORKS -- A $25 ticket booklets contain 4 dine-around tickets. One dine-around ticket is good for one item...

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Street Fair and Cruisin Nights

Downtown Westmont Cass Avenue & West Quincy Street, Westmont

Live music, cool cars, food & beverage specials, kids activities, and three blocks of streets closed off and dedicated to classic car parking!   For information on more events like this, check out our roundup of Classic Car Shows.

Free
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GroveFest

Downtown Downers Grove 933A Curtiss Street, Downers Grove

Carnival, Music, Food, Beer, Entertainment and MORE!   For information on more events like this, check out our roundup of Summer Festivals.

Free

Touch-A-Truck

Heritage Park (Oakbrook Terrace) 1S325 Ardmore Avenue, Oakbrook Terrace

Come explore all the different kinds of trucks that are around your community at this free event! Kids are welcome to climb, honk and get up close. 

Free
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Family Night

Indian Prairie Public Library 401 Plainfield Road, Darien

Join IPPL every week for different family night programming.

parking fee only
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Teen Self-Defense Seminar

Annerino Community Center 201 Recreation Drive, Bolingbrook

Join Lindsay of Strictly Self-Defense for this practical seminar. This training is intended to help parents feel comfortable as their kids transition into a more independent lifestyle, such as beginning high school, driving, or leaving for college. It will also build confidence in and empower the attendees. 

$30 – $45

Customer Appreciation Night

Kemmerling Pool 400 S Prospect Street, Roselle

The Roselle Park District truly appreciates you! We are so grateful for the trust you’ve placed in us. Come out and enjoy a night of appreciation. We will have food...

Free
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Uniquely Thursdays

Burlington Park (Hinsdale) 30 E Chicago Avenue, Hinsdale

Uniquely Thursday's is celebrating it's 20th Anniversary! Join us all summer long for our concerts in the park and celebrate with us an event 20 years strong! Every Thursday June 16th 2022 thru August 18th 2022 6-9pm. Free Music! Food Trucks! For information on more events like this, check out our roundup of Outdoor Summer...

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Kids Entertainment Series

Old Town Museum (Bloomingdale) 108 S Bloomingdale Rd, Bloomingdale

Spend quality time with your family and enjoy live performances this summer at the Kids Entertainment Series. Sure to put a smile on everyone’s face, the performers encourage dancing and...

Free

Firefly Family Theatre Presents: Under the Stars

Clarendon Hills Public Library 7 N. Prospect, Clarendon Hills

Join Spark the Firefly and her friends for a summer night in Firefly Grove. Sing songs around the campfire, listen to the noises of the forest and watch the stars with friends. Under the Stars includes original music, puppets and interactive movement. Recommended for ages 2-6. Please register your family (not the individual children) to...

Free
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Music at the Gazebo

Prairie Path and Spring Road 483 S. Spring Road, Elmhurst

All acts start at 6:30 pm. Bring your lawn chair or blanket and enjoy an evening of musical entertainment as the sun sets for the day! Please note that these events are...

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Free Summer Concerts

Cortesi Veterans Memorial Park Depot 318 E. Kenilworth, Villa Park

Summer Concerts happening on Thursdays begin at 6:30pm. June 2 - Petty Cash June 9 - Heisenberg Uncertainty Players June 16 - Planet Groove June 23 - Zydeco Voodoo June...

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Summer Concert Series

Old Town Museum (Bloomingdale) 108 S Bloomingdale Rd, Bloomingdale

Come at 6:30PM before each concert and enjoy a variety of FREE crafts and games for ages 5-12!   For information on more events like this, check out our roundup...

Free
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Movies Under the Stars

Venue 1012 1012 Station Drive, Oswego

Summer’s here! Get out with the family and enjoy a season of free movies in the park beginning Thursday, June 9, in Oswego at the new amphitheater, Venue 1012, located...

Free
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Concerts on the Green

Burr Ridge Village Center 701 Village Center Drive, Burr Ridge

Concerts will take place every Thursdays from June 2 – July 28, 7pm-8:30 pm.   For information on more events like this, check out our roundup of Outdoor Summer Music Concerts.

Free
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Concerts in the Park

Lincoln Park (St Charles) Main St between 4th and 5th Sts, St. Charles

Grab your friends and family... and your dancing shoes! May 26 - Tyler Brett Caruso Memorial Concert June 2 - Soda June 9 - Classical Blast June 16 - Kari...

Free
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Sunset Soiree

Downtown Lemont Lemont

Sunset Soiree 2022 Concert Series in Downtown Lemont Presented by the Lemont Park District and the Village of Lemont All Concerts Begin at 7:00 p.m. | Seating Opens at 6:00 p.m. Concert Schedule Thursday, June 16 | Chicks with Picks / Acoustic Hits Thursday, June 23 | Split Decision / 70's & 80's Hits Thursday,...

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Rockin’ in the Park

North Riverside Park and Recreation 2401 Desplaines Ave, North Riverside

Bring friends, family, and comfy chairs/blankets to kick back and enjoy the sounds of summer! The music line-up will bring big beats to get you on your feet. There is nothing quite like these summer events where you’re invited to take back the night! NO outside food/drink! There is no admission fee, so support these...

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Summer Celebration Concerts

Carol Stream Town Center 960 N Gary Ave, Carol Stream

The 2022 Summer Celebration Concerts have been scheduled to run from 7:00 p.m. till 9:00 p.m. and Movie in the Park activities will be held 8:00 p.m. till 10:30 p.m. Be sure to check out our event season food and snack vendors and enjoy a picnic meal at our beautiful Town Center. Please note that no...

Free
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Rockin’ in the Park

Parkway Bank Park 5501 Park Place, Rosemont

“Rockin’ in the Park” concerts will run from 7 p.m. – 10 p.m. Admission to “Rockin’ in the Park” is free. Outside food and coolers are prohibited. Parking is available at the Parkway Bank Park parking garage and is free with validation from any of the park’s venues. Food and beverage tents will be available...

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Middle School Night at the Pool

Sunset Pool (Geneva) 710 Western Avenue, Geneva

Calling all middle schoolers! Join us at Sunset Pool to swim under the stars, listen to music, play games and win prizes! Drinks and snacks will be available for purchase...

$7 – $9
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Neighborhood Movie

Various Locations IL

Share this outdoor movie experience with your kids, friends and neighbors. June 9 - Cruella June 23 - Luca July 7- Encanto August 4 - The Mitchells vs. the Machines For information on more events like this, check out our roundup of Outdoor Movies.

Free

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