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Lions Club Farmers Market

Downtown Mount Prospect Northwest Highway and Main Street, Mount Prospect

Enjoy a wonderful array of fruits, vegetables, baked goods and much more at one of the busiest and well-visited Farmers Markets in the suburbs! Open from 8 AM - 1...


Bike Ride and Safety Day

Wild Meadows Trace Park Intersection of York Street and South Street, Elmhurst

Meet at Wild Meadows Trace for bike safety tips and rules of the road with our bike safety team followed by a 2-mile bike ride along the Prairie Path! Bike...


Glen Ellyn French Market

Main Street Train Station (Glen Ellyn) South parking lot (between Main Street and Forest Avenue), Glen Ellyn

Featuring a select group of vendors and live entertainment.   For information on more events like this, check out our roundup of Farmer’s Markets.


Kids Indoor Flea Market

Village Commons (North Riverside) 2401 S. DesPlaines Ave., North Riverside

Guess what’s back?! That’s right, the Kids indoor flea market. It’s time to Spring Clean as our wee ones grow! Come out to the Kids Indoor Flea Market to sell...


Geneva French Market

Downtown Geneva IL

European-style market offers unique eats, treats and treasures in Geneva.    For information on more events like this, check out our roundup of Farmer’s Markets.


Teatime with Turtles

Hidden Oaks Nature Center (Bolingbrook) 419 Trout Farm Road, Bolingbrook

Celebrate World Turtle Day a little early with morning tea, turtles and creativity! Enjoy a tea bar with light snacks while learning what makes turtles so special. Meet a few...


Space Weekend

Wonder Works Children's Museum 6445 West North Avenue, Oak Park

Come blast off to outer space at Wonder Works during Space Weekend! We will have activities related to outer space throughout the museum. You can look forward to astronaut dress...

Included in general admission

Northbrook Art in the Park

Village Green Park (Northbrook) 1810 Walters Avenue, Northbrook

Art in the Park returns to Northbrook’s Village Green Park on May 20 and 21 in downtown Northbrook! The park is a beautiful tree shaded venue perfect for seeing more...


Art in the Garden

The Morton Arboretum 4100 Illinois 53, Lisle

Let nature inspire creativity as children explore various art mediums in this hands-on, discovery workshop. Participants will create their own nature-inspired art piece to take home. Art mediums change monthly....

included in admission

Family Event: AAPI Heritage Month

Chicago History Museum 1601 N. Clark St., Chicago

Celebrate Chicago’s Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community with us. AAPI Heritage Month takes place in May to commemorate two dates: May 7, 1843, when the first Japanese immigrant...


Big Blue Block Party

St. Charles Public Library 1 S. 6th Street, St. Charles

Build, pretend, and role-play with large scale foam blocks. Bring the family for creative and construct-ive fun with our Big Blue Blocks. Kids of all ages will enjoy building, pretending...

Turtles of Will County

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

In shell-ebration of World Turtle Day on May 23, a naturalist will be giving a turtle-ly informative presentation on the different turtle species that can be found in Will County,...


Lombard Lilac Parade

Downtown Lombard St. Charles Road & Maple Street, Lombard

Start of parade at Main and Wilson. The Lilac Parade is a rain or shine event. It is not, however, a lightening, hail or tornado event.


Family Golf Nights

White Pines Golf Club 500 W. Jefferson, Bensenville

Bring the whole family out for an evening of golf at White Pines Golf Club’s popular Family Golf Nights one Sunday each month during the summer months! The tees have...

$5 – $10

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