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Schaumburg Farmers Market

Trickster Cultural Center 190 S. Roselle Road, Schaumburg

Come visit Schaumburg's Farmers Market that runs every Friday through the end of October. The market features locally grown fruits and vegetables, seafood, meats, flowers, plants and gourmet cheeses sold...

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St. Charles Outdoor Farmers Market

Downtown St. Charles IL

Check updates on their Facebook page. Details have not yet been released for the 2022 year.   For information on more events like this, check out our roundup of Farmer’s Markets.

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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

BINGO

Fountaindale Public Library 300 W Briarcliff Rd, Bolingbrook

Join us for bingo! Bring your smiles and jokes for a good time! (All ages, preschoolers with an adult)

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Fridays in the Field

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

University of Illinois Extension Certified Master Naturalists will connect visitors with nature through inquiry-based activities on the grounds when the buildings are closed. Jul. 1 – Dragonflies & Damselflies Jul. 8 – Frogs Jul. 15 – Squirrels Jul. 22 – Beneath our Feet Jul. 29 – Wildflowers Aug. 5 – Fish Aug. 12 – Grasshoppers...

Free
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Take and Make Fridays

Brookfield Public Library 3609 Grand Boulevard, Brookfield

Drop by on Friday each week for some fun crafts to take and make at home over the weekend!

Free
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Fun Fridays

Reed-Kepler Park 157 W Washington St, West Chicago

Kids entertainment series. Subject to weather. June 10: Lollipop T’ Clown & Pals June 17: Amazing Tomas June 24: Headspin Guy July 8: Jodi Jiggle Jam July 15: Damen Avenue Puppeteers July 22: Music for New People July 29: Get Science August 5: Animal Quest

Free
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Elmhurst Art Museum Free Day

Elmhurst Art Museum 150 Cottage Hill Avenue, Elmhurst

Free 1st Friday of every month!   For information on more events like this, check out our roundup of Museum Free Days.

Free

Historic Games

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

Bored of your electronic games? Come out to Isle a la Cache and try your hand at some old-fashioned games. We’ll be sharing traditional French and woodland Indian games both outdoors and indoors. This is a drop-in program; come any time between 1 and 3 p.m.

Free
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Fun Fridays

Bolingbrook Recreation and Aquatic Complex 200 S. Lindsey Lane, Bolingbrook

We know where the Friday fun is. Meet up with friends and help us celebrate the best day of the week with games, prizes, and other fantastical activities. Some of our super Friday merriment will be held outdoors but we will always start out our time together indoors. 

$14 – $21
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Irish Fest

Frontier Park 3415 Book Rd, Naperville

Join us at Naperville's Frontier Sports Complex for a family-friendly festival featuring live music, frosty libations, Irish cultural activities, Hurling and so much more!   For information on more events like this, check out our roundup of Summer Festivals.

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A Very Special Storytime

Waterlemon 25 S. La Grange Road, La Grange

From Arial to Belle, Spiderman to Batman, Snow White to Paw Patrol and more - this is the cutest, most fun storytime in town! August 5 - Isabel, Encanto August...

$25
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Family Float Night

Cypress Cove (Woodridge) Janes Court, Woodridge

Bring in floats, rafts and other fun items you would like to enjoy in the main pool. Parental supervision in the water is mandatory for non-swimmers. Six feet maximum length on rafts, and Pool Manager has discretion to deny any device for safety reasons. This will be a tube-tastic time for any family!

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Moose Cruise Night and Friday Night Live

Downtown Downers Grove 933A Curtiss Street, Downers Grove

The Moose Cruise Night, sponsored by the Moose Lodge is located on Warren Avenue between Forest and Main as well as Lot A, 4:00-8:00pm. Warren Avenue will be closed from Forest to Main. Space is limited and registration not available. The Live Entertainment will be held 6:00-8:00pm at the Main Street Train Station, sponsored by...

Free
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First Fridays

Downtown Aurora Aurora

First Fridays is a night of art, fun, music, dance, and community at local businesses and venues in downtown Aurora on the first Friday evening of the month. First Fridays in Downtown Aurora invites the community to enjoy art, music, food, theater, and more on the first Friday of the month. First Fridays runs through...

Free
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Endless Summerfest

Gordon Park Ogden & Tilden, La Grange

Don’t miss the highlight of Chicago’s legendary summer festival scene in the western suburbs. The La Grange Endless Summerfest promises something for everyone – from family-friendly carnival rides and fireworks to incredible live band performances and delicious local bites. Make summer memories that last! Join us from Friday, August 5 through Sunday, August 7, 2022...

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Festa Italiana

Naper Settlement 523 S. Weber Street, Naperville

Festa Italiana returns to Naperville this summer season! It’s time to channel your inner Italian and celebrate the music, food, culture, and spirit of Italy. Come with an empty belly and join our meatball eating contest or sip on your favorite vino at our Tuscan-inspired wine bar. You’ll enjoy the sights and sounds of Italy...

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Taste of Orland Park

Orland Park Village Center 14700 Ravinia Avenue, Orland Park

Join us for the 19th annual Taste of Orland Park where you can eat, sip and savor the flavors as several local restaurants showcase their specialties.  This three-day summer festival offers something for everyone with live entertainment on two stages, Kids' Zone, a car show, Live Band Karaoke, trivia contest, community and sponsor booths and...

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Summer Daze

Warrenville City Hall 3s258 Manning Avenue, Warrenville

Come see what we have cooking. A variety of food vendors, face painting, car show, live music, and more!   For information on more events like this, check out our roundup of Summer Festivals.

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North Aurora Days

Riverfront Park (North Aurora) 25 East State Street, North Aurora

The Village of North Aurora is proud to continue the North Aurora Days tradition of providing a fun-filled weekend of activities and entertainment for the whole family in our great community. The sponsors, volunteers, and participants of North Aurora Days have been working hard to plan and provide a great celebration filled with fun for...

Family Art Night

Pottawatomie Community Center 8 North Ave, St. Charles

Spend a fun night making arts and crafts projects together as a family. Choose from a variety of tables staffed by local businesses, clubs, individuals and park district staff, and leave the evening with several completed crafts. All materials provided. Advance registration required.

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Fairytale Wedding

Blackberry Farm 100 S. Barnes Road, Aurora

You are cordially invited to a magical evening to celebrate the marriage of a royal couple surrounded by their closest friends. The event will begin with a short wedding ceremony performed by the Fairy Godmother, at the Performance Pavilion. Following the ceremony, guests are treated to a catered dinner and DJ-led dancing with the wedding...

$22

Family Obstacle Night

Bolingbrook Recreation and Aquatic Complex 200 S. Lindsey Lane, Bolingbrook

You live with your family, now it is time to become a team! Families will navigate their way through fun and challenging obstacles outside the Bolingbrook Recreation and Aquatics Complex. Challenge your balance, speed, flexibility and family team work.

$10

Cardboard Boat Regatta

Community Swimming Pool (Westchester) 10201 Bond Street, Westchester

The sky’s the limit – and sometimes, the bottom of the pool, when it comes to the Community Pool Cardboard Boat Regatta. Your mission…to build a boat out of corrugated cardboard and duct tape that is capable of being launched and paddled across the pool with your boat intact and all crew members on board...

$10 – $20
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Parents Night Out

Stephen D. Persinger Recreation Center 3507 Kaneville Road, Geneva

Register your kids for the ‘Parents Night Out Program’ at the Stephen D. Persinger Recreation Center for an evening full of games, snacks and fun! Our program will combine crafts,...

$15 – $20
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Roselle Cruise Nights

American Legion Post (Roselle) 344 E Maple Avenue, Roselle

The 17th Annual! Roselle Cruise Nights 2022! Every Friday June 3rd till Sept. 30th non-stop from 6:00 - 9:00 PM.   For information on more events like this, check out our roundup of Classic Car Shows.

Downtown Block Party

Downtown Aurora Aurora

Fri. Aug. 5. Music, food, and fun on Stolp Avenue.

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Taste of Roselle

Main Street (Roselle) Roselle

The Roselle Lions Club is hosting Roselle’s best block party this summer, the 40th Annual Taste of Roselle August 5, 6. & 7, 2022. Bring family, friends, and your appetite and come out and enjoy the great food, live entertainment, carnival, Bingo tent, and craft fair. Taste of Roselle will be held on Main Street, between Roselle...

Free

Kids Climb Time

Movement Lincoln Park 1460 N Dayton Street, Chicago

Are your kids looking for a climbing adventure? Drop them off for two hours of climbing and activities. Activities include vertical games, age-appropriate basic skills instruction, and tons of climbing, all under the guidance of our qualified instructors. No experience or parental supervision is necessary. Registration Deadline: August 4

$35
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Concert in Kiwanis Park

Kiwanis Park 8200 Brookfield Ave, Brookfield

Join us for a FREE outdoor concert in Kiwanis Park. Bring your picnic dinner, drinks and the family for an evening of FREE entertainment! June 17 Ring Of Music Top 40 |Current Hits June 24 Off the Charts Pop, Rock to Country July 1 Neal Alger Band Classic Pop & Rock in acoustic July 15...

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Movies and Food Trucks

Geneva Commons 602 Geneva Drive, Geneva

Enjoy Movies on the Center Green All Summer Long. Bring the family to enjoy hit movies and food trucks this summer! Grab some chairs, a blanket or two, and enjoy a great movie, for FREE! Movies will begin showing at 7pm, weather permitting. Food trucks are available at an extra cost for food and snacks....

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Movie in the Park

Wilder Park (Elmhurst) 175 South Prospect Avenue, Elmhurst

Grab a picnic blanket and join us at Wilder Park. Movie begins at dusk. Free admission. June 17 - Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs July 8 - Encanto August 5 - Jurassic Park Don't forget to check our roundup of Outdoor Movies for more great titles! 

Free

Fly By Night Hike

Messenger Woods Nature Preserve Bruce Road and Cedar Road, Home Glen

Moths, bats, fireflies … Discover what flies in the woods when the sun goes down. This night hike highlights nocturnal wildlife that take to the air, including tracking Will County bats using handheld technology.  

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Flick n Float

Sunset Pool (Geneva) 710 Western Avenue, Geneva

Twilight Admission Rates Apply. June 17 - Space Jam: A New Legacy July 15 - How to Train a Dragon August 5 - The Lion King (2019)

Back to School Bash

Sunset Pool (Glen Ellyn) 483 Fairview Avenue, Glen Ellyn

Make a splash with your friends before heading back to school. Take over Sunset Pool with other middle schoolers and enjoy a night of swimming, games, and fun as you soak up the last days of summer break. Pre-registration is required, and adults/caregivers must be present for check- in and checkout.

$5 – $10
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Movies in the Park

Administrative Building (Forest Park) 7501 Harrison Street, Forest Park

Friday Nights, Movies begin at Dusk. FREE! The popcorn is on us! August 5 - Encanto August 19 - Spider-Man: No Way Verse   For information on more events like this, check out our roundup of Outdoor Movies.

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Movie In The Park

Cantigny Park 1S151 Winfield Road, Wheaton

All movies are outdoors and feature lawn seating. Guests are encouraged to bring lawn chairs or blankets, and picnics are welcome. Concessions are available by Mamie’s Toffee & Treats. Movies take place at the Cantigny bandshell, except as noted, and are free with paid parking. May 27: Wall-E June 3 : CoCo June 10: Encanto...

included with parking

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