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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!    For information on more events like this, check out our roundup of Farmer’s Markets.  

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

Fishing Derby

Patriots Park (Downers Grove) 501 55th Place, Downers Grove

Reel in three hours of family fun at the Annual Fishing Derby. This is a free event but registration is required at dgparks.org. Longest and shortest fish in each age...

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...

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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

Bubble Fun Run

Centennial Park (Park Ridge) 100 S Western Avenue, Park Ridge

Join us for a 5K & 1 mile walk/run for BUBBLES of fun to benefit Compass to Care and help kids fight cancer. The race kicks off on Saturday, August 6th at 8 am at Centennial Park in Park Ridge, and is a wonderful opportunity to bring the family together to support a local charity....

$35
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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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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

Reptile Party at NRPM

North Riverside Park Mall 7501 W Cermak Rd, North Riverside

NRPM welcomes Crosstown Exotics and their scaly crew of creatures to give Kids Club members an up-close encounter with all kinds of reptiles! Everyone gets to interact with the animals...

Free

All Village Garage Sale

Echo Point Park (Woodridge) 8115 Woodridge Drive, Woodridge

Shop early for great prices on hidden treasures at Woodridge’s biggest garage sale of the year! This event is held at Echo Point Park, which features a beautifully shaded trail for you to follow as you search for a bargain. The event is free to attend as a shopper, but you must register for a table...

Free

2K Kids Color Bash Run

Ackerman Park (Glen Ellyn) 800 St. Charles Road, Glen Ellyn

Runners will be doused head to toe in different colors at four different locations throughout the ~1.25-mile course! Prizes will be awarded to the top 3 runners in age and...

$25 – $42
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Home Depot Workshop

Home Depot (check your local store)

Home Depot kids workshops are back! Stop by your local shop on the first Saturday of the month from 9:00am - 12:00pm.  August 6 - Summer Camper September 3 -...

Free

Junior Tour de Naperville

Wolf's Crossing Community Park 3252 Wolf’s Crossing Road, Naperville

Celebrate the Tour de France by participating in our seventh annual family-friendly Junior Tour de Naperville. Ride bikes, tricycles or big wheels. Pedal power only; no motorized vehicles, please. The path at Commissioners Park is 1.246 miles. Parents may walk or ride along with their younger children; older children can challenge themselves by seeing how...

$18 – $25
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Destination Asia Festival

The Morton Arboretum 4100 Illinois 53, Lisle

Explore the diverse cultures of Asia through music, dance, food, and more. Join us for a fun-filled weekend that will transport you across the globe. On Saturday, August 6 and Sunday August 7, enjoy diverse cultural performances and demonstrations, various shopping and art vendors and local food trucks. Did you know The Morton Arboretum has...

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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

Cardboard Boat Regatta

Sea Lion Aquatic Park 1825 Short Street, Lisle

Put your engineering hats on...and your bathing suit, too! The Cardboard Boat Regatta is a hilarious special event allowing participants to show off their boat-building skills. Join us at Sea...

$20 – $30

Sports Dayz

Downtown Bensenville IL

Come and participate in one of the many sports activities going on at multiple parks.  Three-point shooting contest at Poplar Park Floor hockey shooting skills at Sunrise Park Punt, pass...

Free

Saturday Social: Tape Town

Indian Prairie Public Library 401 Plainfield Road, Darien

Come visit Tape Town where you can read books, play games, and explore new activities.  Each taped off section of the room will feature a different activity "town" for you and your children to play and read together.  Explore every town or visit just a few and stay as long as you wish.

Touch a Truck

Centennial Recreation Center (Addison) 1776 W. Centennial Place, Addison

All ages, free event. 

Free

Archery: Open House

Blackwell Forest Preserve Warrenville

Learn about equipment, try some of the basics with a certified instructor, and talk to representatives from local archery groups at this fun family event. All ages; under 18 with...

Free
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Wheaton Makers Market

Wheaton Nurseries 626 E. Roosevelt Road, Wheaton

Live Music, BBQ, Sweet Treats, Local Artisans. Every 1st Saturday of the Month.

Free

Summer Daze Car Show

Downtown Warrenville Butterfield Road and Batavia Road, Warrenville

Downtown Warrenville – near the intersection of Rt 56 (Butterfield) & Batavia Road 10:00A-3:30P *Awards Announcement at conclusion of judging (approximately 3:30 p.m.) We ask that all Car Show participants...

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Wheaton Art Walk

Downtown Wheaton South Main Street & West Liberty Drive, Wheaton

This show takes place on the beautiful, tree-lined streets of downtown Wheaton. The Wheaton Art Walk will showcase the work of many juried artists from around the country in a variety of mediums, including ceramics, fiber, glass, jewelry, painting, sculpture and more. In addition to the incredible artwork available for purchase, attendees will be able...

Free
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Legotastic Saturday

Brookfield Public Library 3609 Grand Boulevard, Brookfield

Build as far as your imagination will take you in his fun drop in event the whole family will enjoy. Registration is not required. 

Free

Rusty Rodeo

Primrose Farm 5N726 Crane Rd, St. Charles

Round up and remove a notorious aquatic invader of Illinois waterways - the Rusty Crayfish! Dress for the weather and plan to get wet and muddy. Tools and info provided. Families are encouraged to bring their own nets and buckets. Awards for most crayfish, biggest crayfish and more! Drop-ins welcome.

Free

Heroes vs. Villians

Pottawatomie Park 8 North Ave, St. Charles

Everyone loves a hero! That's certainly true. But sometimes playing a bad guy (or gal) is fun, too. Come dressed as your favorite alter ego to see who wins the...

$23
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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...

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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...

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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

Family Day- Animal Architecture

Elmhurst Art Museum 150 Cottage Hill Avenue, Elmhurst

This special STEAM family program explores why and how different animals build such vastly different types of homes, using a variety of materials. Kids will use found natural materials to...

Free
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Splash Bash Saturdays

Geneva Geneva

Join us for a fun-filled afternoon of games and contests for all ages! Win fun prizes and much more! Registration is not required for this event. Pool passes and daily...

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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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Family Movie

Downers Grove Public Library 1050 Curtiss Street, Downers Grove

Bring a blanket and pillow to enjoy a movie on our giant screen! Closed Captioning is provided. July 9: Encanto July 23: Sing 2 August 6: Soul August 20: Star...

Free
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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...

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Walking Plays

The Morton Arboretum 4100 Illinois 53, Lisle

Walk along with the action of your favorite literary tales performed live among 1,700 acres of trees and beautiful landscapes. All Walking Plays are approximately 90 minutes in length and will not exceed two miles in hiking distance. Walking Plays are full-length plays, adapted exclusively for The Morton Arboretum, performed by professional local actors. A...

$15 – $25
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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
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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

Teen Night at the Museum

National Museum of Mexican Art 1852 W 19th Street, Chicago

WE'RE BACK! After 2 long years, our ANNUAL TEEN NIGHT at the National Museum of Mexican Art IS BACK! Galleries open late (no stuffy old people walking slow in front...

Free
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Star Gazing Party

Peck Farm Park 4038 Kaneville Road, Geneva

Join the Fox Valley Astronomical Society for a short discussion in the Orientation Barn, then head outside to discover the stars, sky and planets through our giant telescope! Please note: In the event of inclement weather or heavy cloud cover, the Star Gazing Party will be canceled, but the lecture will be held. All viewing...

Free

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