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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!   ...


Family Day at Lake Park

Lake Park (Des Plaines) 2200 Lee Street, Des Plaines

Come out and enjoy everything that beautiful Lake Park has to offer! • Golf & Foot Golf on the 18-hole course • Paddle boats, and kayaks Plus… • Live entertainment...


Brookfield Farmers Market

Brookfield Village Hall 8820 Brookfield Avenue, Brookfield

The Health and Safety of our community is at the heart of every decision we make. We are excited to once again offer you the opportunity to buy locally grown...



Reed-Keppler Park 157 W Washington St, West Chicago

This family-friendly event allows children of all ages to explore and experience a variety of large vehicles from fire engines to tow trucks to squad cars. Attendees will be encouraged...


LaGrange Pet Parade

Downtown La Grange La Grange

The La Grange Pet Parade began in 1947 by the La Grange Chamber of Commerce, whose president was Ed Breen of Breen’s Cleaners, intending to bring the community together around...


Egg Drop Challenge

Central Park (Bolingbrook) 201 Recreation Drive, Bolingbrook

Bring your engineering creativity and build a structure that will protect a raw egg from a 15-foot drop! We’ll provide the eggs, supplies, guidance, height and clean up!

$9 – $12

In the Grove

Eggers Grove Forest Preserve E 112th St & S Ave E, Chicago

Welcome to the Grove, where plants and creatures and children all grow together. Through songs, play, and stories, little ones and their grown-ups will discover the forest around them and...


Clean-Up, Green-Up

Westlake Park 307 Edgewater Drive, Bloomingdale

Celebrate the fifth Annual Clean-Up, Green-Up Day at Westlake Park by helping with park cleanup, invasive species removal, landscaping and more! Organized by Westlake Park Adopt-A-Park sponsor Simmons Knife &Saw,...


Summer Reading Kickoff Party

Berwyn Public Library 2701 S. Harlem Ave., Berwyn

Kick off our Summer Reading Challenge with us! Games, prizes and more while supplies last! Featuring music by The Doyle DeRosia Duo and Landon James as Elvis. Please bring your...


Sherman Park 1301 West 52nd Street, Chicago

Plant-stravaganza: pollinator nest building, seed sculptures, and native seed give away. In collaboration with the Sherman Park Library and the Keller Science Action Center of the Field Museum, the Pollinator...


Summer Reading Party

Elmhurst Public Library 125 S. Prospect Ave., Elmhurst

Celebrate the start of summer and Summer Reading! Pick up summer reading logs for the whole family, check out books, and have fun! Enjoy face painting, hourly Bingo games, crafts,...


Glen Ellyn Vintage Auto Fest

Glen Ellyn Historic Center 800 N. Main Street, Glen Ellyn

Enjoy a delightful selection of vintage and antique automobiles in the space behind Stacy's Tavern Museum. The Glen Ellyn History Center will host talks on historic automobiles throughout the day....


Cavalcade of Planes

Bolingbrook Clow International Airport 130 S. Clow International Parkway, Bolingbrook

At the Cavalcade of Planes you will enjoy all kinds of fun. There will be many types of aircraft to see both flying and on the ground. You can experience...

$3 – $5

Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum Illinois Resident Donation Day

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

We are pleased to offer weekly Donation Days—every Thursday the museum is open—for Illinois residents. Illinois residents can enjoy free admission during these Donation Days, or support us with a...

Donations appreciated

Hinsdale Fine Arts Festival

Burlington Park (Hinsdale) 30 E Chicago Avenue, Hinsdale

A jewel in the western suburbs of Chicago! Located in the heart of historic downtown Hinsdale, the Hinsdale Fine Arts Festival has been a cherished tradition and is celebrating its...


Summer Reading Kick-Off Party

Elmwood Park Public Library 1 Conti Parkway, Elmwood Park

Get ready for Summer Reading and join us at the library for our Summer Reading Kick-Off Party! Food and beverages will be served along with fun games for the whole...


Summer Reading Kick-Off Party

Woodridge Public Library 3 Plaza Dr, Woodridge

All aboard! It's time to kick-off the summer reading program with a big summer party! Get your hand or face painted, watch a movie, craft, play outside with bubbles and...


Kick-off Party

Palatine Public Library 700 N North Court, Palatine

Celebrate our Summer Reading Program with family bingo, face painting, and crafts. Activities are available for kids and adults on the first and second floor.


Unity Day Festival of Cultures

Hoffman Estates Village Hall 1900 Hassell Road, Hoffman Estates

Hoffman Estates Cultural Awareness Commission presents Unity Day Festival of Cultures! Come celebrate your culture and learn about someone else’s! RSVP by May 26.

Summer Reading Kick-Off Party

Franklin Park Public Library 10311 Grand Avenue, Franklin Park

Start your summer on the right note at our Summer Reading Kick-off Party! Bring your family and friends, pick-up your reading packet, and partake in the plentiful outdoor activities. Offerings...


Soaring High in North Aurora

Jewel Middle School 1501 Waterford Road, North Aurora

Enjoy a kite-filled sky as professional kite flyers put on a show and fly your own!   For information on more events like this, check out our roundup of Kite...


Summer Challenge Kick-Off: Robin’s Dog Stars

Geneva Public Library 227 S 7th Street, Geneva

Celebrate the start of Summer Challenge with us and watch an amazing performance by Robin's Dog Stars! Fun for the whole family! It had been Robin's lifelong dream to be...

Summer Reading Launch Party

Maywood Public Library 121 S 5th Avenue, Maywood

Drop by our summer reading launch party! Tie Dye with us. Get your summer apparel ready to go by tie dying a shirt. The first 100 people get one of...


House of Kapwa Opening Ceremony E(ART)H CHICAGO

Oakwood Beach 4100 Lake Shore Drive, Chicago

Let us Rest together, breathe together, grieve together, and weave together at the unveiling of the House of Kapwa public sculpture. How will we move mountains to protect our Earth...


Redemptive Plastics Progressive Opening Event

Austin Branch of Chicago Public Library 5615 W Race Avenue, Chicago

Experience a progressive event where you’ll visit 3 different locations highlighting Redemptive Plastics functional artworks and their ecological benefits. Bringing together art and community to transform plastic from a waste...


Chicago Gospel Music Festival

Millennium Park New Michigan Avenue and Washington Street, Chicago

Kicking off the summer season in Millennium Park, this FREE inspirational music festival brings audiences of all ages and backgrounds together to celebrate the power of Gospel music. The 2023...


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