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Napervilles Farmers Market

5th Avenue Station Parking Lot 200 E. 5th Ave, Naperville

Enjoy a farm-to-table meal with a plethora of locally grown food. You'll also find an array products, performances and events, making this a great destination for the whole family!   ...

Free
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Downers Grove Farmers Market

Downtown Downers Grove 933A Curtiss Street, Downers Grove

Sponsored by the Indian Boundary YMCA and Village of Downers Grove, the Downtown Downers Grove Market has offered the community everything from fresh food to crafts and live entertainment. With more than 100 vendors, there's something for everyone!   For information on more events like this, check out our roundup of Farmer’s Markets.

Free
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Oak Park Farmers Market

Pilgrim Church Parking Lot 460 Lake Street, Oak Park

The Oak Park Farmers’ Market will be held from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Saturday from May 21 through October 29. The Market is located in the Pilgrim Church...

Free

Fishing Derby

Prospect Park (Clarendon Hills) 315 E. Chicago Avenue, Clarendon Hills

Grab your pole and head over to the Prospect park ponds for our Annual Fishing Derby! The ponds will be stocked with farm-raised catfish and bass for the event. Trophies will be awarded for the longest fish caught in each age group. Free to Clarendon Hills residents only. 

Free
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Batavia Farmers Market

Downtown Batavia

2022 will mark the 27th year of the annual Batavia Farmers’ Market which takes place every Saturday from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. You’ll find the Farmers’ Market on North River Street between Wilson Street and Spring Street. Mark your calendars for market opening day: May 28, 2022!   For information on more events like...

Free
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Aurora Farmers Market

Water Street Mall 13 Water St, Aurora

Saturdays in Downtown Aurora are headlined by fresh produce and fun at the Aurora Farmers Market, now in our 110th (2022) season! Every week, our Market features fresh, locally grown...

Free

Run Your Mutt Off 5k

St. James Farm Warrenville

This untimed fun run/walk is a great outing for everyone, welcoming animal lovers and athletes of all experience levels. All funds raised go directly to help the homeless pets of...

$15 – $25
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Brookfield Farmers Market

Brookfield Village Hall 8820 Brookfield Avenue, Brookfield

The Farmers Market is open each Saturday, June 4th through October 15th, from 8am to 1pm. If you would like to volunteer at the Market for set-up and/or take-down, please...

Free
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Lisle Farmers Market

Downtown Lisle IL

This community treasure features fresh produce, plants, flowers, bakery items and more.   For information on more events like this, check out our roundup of Farmer’s Markets.      

Free
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Wheaton French Market

Downtown Wheaton South Main Street & West Liberty Drive, Wheaton

The Market will kick off its 2022 season in its temporary location while crews work to complete the new Downtown Streetscape pavilion on Liberty Drive. The temporary location will be...

Free

3 on 3 Basketball Tournament

Downtown Geneva IL

Get your team together for the area’s hottest 3-on-3 competition held in downtown Geneva during Swedish Days!

$65

Dragon Boat Race for Literacy

Ping Tom Park 300 W. 19th Street, Chicago

The Chinese dragon boat race has over 2,000 years of history in China and is a popular sport amongst Chinese and Asian communities all over the world. Thirty-two dragon boat...

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Yoga on the Green

Burr Ridge Village Center 701 Village Center Drive, Burr Ridge

Join us every Saturday from June 4 to September 17, 8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m., for FREE Yoga on The Green in partnership with LIFETIME Fitness. All participants will be required to bring their own yoga mat.

Free
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Family Storybook Yoga

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

Join our friends at Buddha Belly Kids Yoga for a cozy storybook yoga class with your family! This imaginative yoga class will flow through a sequence of fun and creative...

$10 – $15
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Safety Town Open Road

Elmhurst Safety Town 511 S. York Road, Elmhurst

Practice being a pedestrian on the sidewalks, use road safety while you ride your tricycle on the streets, and learn about railroad safety near the fully operational crossing gate. Children must be accompanied and supervised by an adult at all times when visiting Safety Town during Open Road. Participants and must wear a helmet and...

$5 – $8

Mess Fest

DuPage Children's Museum 301 N. Washington St., Naperville

Celebrate all things MESSY and experience DCM ooey-er, gooey-er, and sloppy-er than ever before during Mess Fest. Dive in, get dirty, and don’t forget to dress for a mess. Outdoor...

Included in general admission

Women’s Club Garage Sale

St. John of the Cross 708 51st Street, Western Springs

Half-price/bag sale the same day  from 5:00-7:00pm After two long years of waiting, we are beyond excited to bring back the SJC Garage Sale in a new, changed format.   What’s CHANGED? We will only have ONE day to drop off donations and a consolidated ONE day sale, with the half-price bag sale to be held...

Friends of the Library Book Sale

La Grange Park Public Library 555 N. La Grange Road, La Grange Park

Join us at our Summer Book Sale! This time, we will have a regular price sale from 9:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m., then, after a one hour break, we will...

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Nature Story Trail

Trailside Museum of Natural History 738 Thatcher Ave, River Forest

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.

Free

Engineer Your Future

Museum of Science and Industry 5700 S. Lake Shore Drive, Chicago

Find your passion for creative problem-solving and unlock your inner engineer! Connect with professional engineers to explore real-world challenges and produce creative solutions. Kids and families can discover interesting jobs...

included in admission

Dance Dayz

Rose Park E Belmont Ave & David Dr, Bensenville

Want to learn the newest dance craze or looking for a small introduction into some basic dance styles? Stop by Rose Park for our first Dance Dayz, where our dance...

Free
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Super Sensational Saturdays

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

Bring your blankets, lawn chairs, and the whole family for these fun filled Saturday mornings. Great family entertainment, crafts, and face painting will make for an enjoyable morning at Cortesi Park. No registration necessary. June 25 -  Istvan & His Imaginary Band July 30 - Nanny Nikki

Free

Family Bike Challenge

Pelican Harbor Indoor Aquatic Park 200 Lindsey Ln, Bolingbrook

Teams will be given a bike route to travel to stations throughout Bolingbrook to complete a task. Once successful, you will receive a playing card. Who will have the best five card poker hand at the conclusion of the event? Register as a team of four.

$20

Nerf Wars

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

Come out and engage in some friendly competition during our Nerf Wars Event! This event will consist of various team building games and a period of free play. Participants must...

$10

Dog Days

Cantigny Park 1S151 Winfield Road, Wheaton

For one day only, dog lovers can bring their furry friends to Cantigny and stroll the grounds! PLUS, check out these special attractions and activities: Vendor Booths | Dog Rescue...

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Touch-a-Truck​

Downtown Wheaton South Main Street & West Liberty Drive, Wheaton

Honk! Honk! Beep! Beep! Trucks, construction vehicles, emergency vehicles, and more are heading to Downtown Wheaton... join us for this FREE, family-friendly event. Get up close, climb, honk, and touch...

Free
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Naperville Fine Art and Artisan Fair

Naper Settlement 523 S. Weber Street, Naperville

The Naperville Fine Art & Artisan Fair brings over 100 national artists to Naperville for this free event that includes art, activities, music, food, children's tent, and mural project.   For information on more events like this, check out our roundup of Art Festivals.

Free

Sing and Soar with Nanny Nikki

Lake Ellyn Park 645 Lenox Road, Glen Ellyn

Nanny Nikki hosts a fun and interactive musical show in the park with sing-alongs, dancing, and puppets! For families of all ages.

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Family Fun Tent

Downtown Wheaton South Main Street & West Liberty Drive, Wheaton

Join us at the Extract Juicery Family Fun Tent on Front Street for magic, bubbles, music, and more on select Saturdays May through August. From 10:30am-11:15am, enjoy free entertainment suited for the whole family.

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Storytime in the Garden

Serenity Park 6647 26th Street, Berwyn

Join us and the Berwyn Community Gardeners for summer storytimes at Serenity Park, complete with activities, crafts, and gardening time in the community garden! In the event of bad weather, storytime will be cancelled for the week.

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Nature Center Open House

Lake View Nature Center 63 Hodges Road, Oakbrook Terrace

Would you like to learn more about the programs and events at the Nature Center? Do you want to come in and visit some really cool critters? Do you just...

Free

Swedish Days Family Fest

Geneva Commons 602 Geneva Drive, Geneva

Geneva Commons is excited to participate in the Geneva Chamber of Commerce’s Annual Swedish Day Festival by hosting Family Fest on Saturday, June 25 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m....

Kid Palooza

Stratford Crossing 142 S Gary Avenue, Bloomingdale

FREE Kid Palooza time! 🙌 Stratford Crossing, join us on Saturday, June 25th from 12-3pm for a day full of FREE FAMILY FUN. Enjoy live performances, magic shows, games and...

La Grange Snack and Stroll

Downtown La Grange La Grange

Discover tasty bites-to-go at your favorite La Grange eateries to savor as your stroll through our summer art exhibit of whimsical rain barrels that have been hand-painted by local artists.

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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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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

Pet Walk Festival

Hinsdale Humane Society 21 Salt Creek Lane, Hinsdale

Our Pet Walk Festival returns Saturday, June 25th with loads of fun for everyone! Join us for a 1-mile pet walk, kid’s dash, photo area, cat cove, vendors, raffles and...

$20

Family Day – Exploring Butterflies

Elmhurst Art Museum 150 Cottage Hill Avenue, Elmhurst

We invite you and your family to discover the exciting world of butterflies through four different hands-on activities inspired by our current exhibition. Complete all four and earn a special...

Free

Aurora Pollinator Festival

Phillips Park Zoo 1000 Ray Moses Dr, Aurora

Join us at Phillips Park on Saturday, June 25th from 1:00 - 6:00 pm for a celebration of butterflies, moths, bees, wasps, beetles, and birds that power our plants with...

Free

Learn Irish Ceili Dancing

Indian Prairie Public Library 401 Plainfield Road, Darien

The ceili dance is a special Irish event. ("Ceili" is pronounced "cay-lee.") At a ceili, people of all ages can gather together to enjoy dancing to traditional Irish music. Dances are done as couples or in larger groups. Ceili dances can be quickly learned and enjoyed by beginners dancing alongside seasoned dancers. Live music and...

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Summer Entertainment Series

Memorial Park (Wheaton) 208 West Union Avenue, Wheaton

Enjoy musical concerts and performances spanning a variety of musical genres featuring both local and national talent. Tickets are $10 each. Performances are hosted on various weekends from 6-9:30P, June through September.   For information on more events like this, check out our roundup of Outdoor Summer Music Concerts.

$10
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Cruise Nights and Summer Concert Series

Downtown Lombard St. Charles Road & Maple Street, Lombard

The Village of Lombard is pleased to announce the popular Cruise Nights and Summer Concert Series is returning to downtown Lombard for its 23rd season, beginning June 18, 2022. These free and family-friendly summer events are scheduled to take place on 10 Saturdays between June 18 and August 27, 2022, from 6 p.m. to 10...

Free
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Drumming Circle

Fullersburg Woods 3609 Spring Rd, Oak Brook

Encourage the seasons in a new way: by drumming in the warmer weather at the nature education center. Bring your own drum, or borrow one of our homemade percussion instruments. No experience necessary. Ages 12 and up; under 18 with an adult. $5 per person. Register online or at 630-206-9566.

$5

Lights in the Night

St. James Farm Warrenville

Witness the spectacle of firefly displays on a 2-mile self-guided lantern-lit walk. Walks leave at 8:30, 8:45, 9, 9:15 and 9:30 p.m. All ages; under 18 with an adult. $10 per person. Register online or at 630-933-7248.

$10
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Cosmic Mini Golf

Stone Creek Miniature Golf 101 North Street, Geneva

Come light up the night and golf under the stars! Come see Stone Creek glow in the night with decorations and glow-in-the dark golf balls!

$8

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