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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...

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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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Free Parking Wednesday

Cantigny Park 1S151 Winfield Road, Wheaton

Parking at Cantigny is free the first Wednesday of every month, starting in March.

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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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I am a Scientist

Little Red Schoolhouse Nature Center 9800 Willow Springs Rd, Willow Springs

Ignite your child’s sense of wonder and curiosity as they become scientists! We will explore, experiment, and make discoveries while immersed in the natural world. Tools provided. Ages 4-5 with...

Free
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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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Lizzadro Museum of Lapidary Art Museum Free Day

Lizzadro Museum of Lapidary Art 1220 Kensington Road, Oak Brook

Wednesdays are Free Admission Days sponsored by RBC Wealth Management.   For information on more events like this, check out our roundup of Museum Free Days.

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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.

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Summer Movie and a Craft

Fountaindale Public Library 300 W Briarcliff Rd, Bolingbrook

Beat the summer heat with a movie and a craft based on the movie! (All ages, preschoolers with a grownup) August 3: Clifford the Big Red Dog August 10: Sing...

Family Sculpture Making

Downtown Chicago State & Lake, Chicago

Youth and their families are invited to create a sculpture inspired by Nick Cave: Forothermore with Chicago artist Kat Alice Tae outside at Seneca Park. This event is held in...

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Casting on the Pier

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

Our team of skilled and friendly volunteers will be outside on the North Pond Casting Pier to teach both spin and fly casting to participants of all ages. As always,...

Included in general admission
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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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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...

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Playscape Readers

Naper Settlement 523 S. Weber Street, Naperville

Join the Learning Experiences Team at the Playscape for a fun story time sure to capture your child's imagination! Included with general admission.

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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...

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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.

Free

Wacky Wednesday – Dog Days of Summer

East End Pool 463 Schiller Avenue, Elmhurst

Enjoy the last days of summer with some fun in the sun during our Dog Days of Summer Wacky Wednesday, from 1-4 p.m. at East End Pool. Fun and games for kids of all ages. Regular daily admission rates apply.

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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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Kids Summer Show Series

Fox Valley Mall 195 Fox Valley Center, Aurora

Every other Wednesday at 3pm (shows range from 40-60 mins) All shows are FREE All held in Center Park located on the lower level No registration required. Clown Comedy Show:...

Family Pizza Making Workshop

Elmhurst History Museum 120 E. Park Ave., Elmhurst

Hone your cooking skills with Chef Holston, Executive Chef at Cantigny, as he presents a fun and tasty pizza making workshop. Participants will learn pizza history, decorate their own chef...

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Wild Wednesdays

Garfield Park Conservatory 300 N Central Park Avenue, Chicago

Join GPCA’s Nature Educators on Wednesday evenings this summer to explore and discover together! We will get our hands dirty, play, and discover new things about plants, animals and nature....

Free
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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...

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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...

Free – $13

Kayaking: Just for Kids

Herrick Lake Forest Preserve 3S580 Naperville Rd, Naperville

Learn the basics in a kid-friendly setting. Equipment provided. Ages 9 – 12 with an adult. $10 per person. Register online or at 630-933-7248.

$10
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STC Live

Downtown St. Charles IL

Performances are spread throughout town. Check the music schedule below to see what artist will be performing at what venue. For information on more events like this, check out our...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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...

Free
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Summer Concert

Woodridge Park District Community Center 2600 Center Drive, Woodridge

Bring your lawn chairs, blankets and coolers and listen to some live music at a FREE concert! Location varies each week, check their calendar for more details.   For information...

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Wednesdays at the Plaza

Millennium Plaza (Aurora) 21 S. Stolp Ave., Aurora

Concerts are free and family-friendly. All ages are welcome. Blankets or seat cushions are recommended for the concrete stadium seating. Concerts start at 7 p.m. 2022 Concert Schedule Wednesdays at the Plaza will return to Millennium Plaza from July 13 through Aug. 10. The free summer concert series starts at 7 p.m. and features popular...

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Summer Concert Series

Mayfair Park Mayfair & Wakefield Streets, Westchester

Free Concerts in August, Wednesday at 7:00pm. Mayfair Park. For information on more events like this, check out our roundup of Outdoor Summer Music Concerts.

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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...

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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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