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Lioness Pancake Breakfast

Willow Springs Community Center 8156 Archer Ave, Willow Springs

Join the Willow Springs Lioness Club this Sunday the 17th from 8am - 12pm for their annual pancake breakfast fundraiser. Tickets are available at the door or from your favorite...

$5 – $10
Event Series Lions Club Farmers Market

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...


Free Day at Wonder Works – FULL

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

Entry to Wonder Works will be FREE FOR ALL on Sunday, September 17, thanks to sponsorship by Bright Start College Savings. To best manage crowds, we ask that you pre-register...

Event Series Riverwalk Fine Art Fair

Riverwalk Fine Art Fair

Downtown Naperville 55 South Main Street, Naperville

Come see works from some of the country's best artists. Learn more:    For information on more events like this, check out our roundup of Art Festivals.

Event Series Celebración de los Árboles

Celebración de los Árboles

The Morton Arboretum 4100 Illinois 53, Lisle

Bring your family and friends to be transported south as you explore the vibrant cultures and traditions of Latin America. You’ll sample flavorful food, dance to new music, and take...

Included in general admission

Pets in the Park

Ty Warner Park Plaza Drive and Blackhawk Drive, Westmont

Save the date for the 11th Annual Westmont Pets in the Park event! Bring you pets and enjoy a day in the park together! Pick up something for them and...


Makerplace’s 2nd Anniversary Party

Arlington Heights Memorial Library 500 N. Dunton Avenue, Arlington Heights

Celebrate the Makerplace's 2nd Anniversary with us! Join us at the Makerplace open house and explore a variety of hands-on activities. Laser engrave a pint glass, express yourself with suburban...

Event Series Depot Days

Depot Days

The Museums at Lisle Station Park 921 School Street, Lisle

This Free Event Features Historic Demonstrations Historic Games Blacksmithing 17th Corps Civil War Field Hospital High Wheel Bicycles Petting Farm Hand-led Pony Rides Food will be available for purchase ...and...

Event Series Palatine Oktoberfest

Palatine Oktoberfest

Downtown Palatine Smith Street and Wilson Street, Palatine

ENTERTAINMENT Friday, September 15 5:00pm – Midnight 5:00pm: Opening Ceremonies • Oktoberfest begins with the blessing and tapping of a ceremonial keg at the main stage, performed by local dignitaries....

Event Series Fall Fest

Fall Fest

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

Fall Fest, Des Plaines’ favorite family-friendly festival, is back for the twelfth year, with food, music, fun, games, and dozens of activities. Lake Park, at 2200 Lee Street, will once...

Event Series Ribfest


DuPage County Fairgrounds 2015 Manchester Road, Wheaton

Join Us at Ribfest 2023 Today to Enjoy Food and Family Fun in Wheaton this Septemeber! For Ribfest 2023, there will be a $5.00 park admission price. This price includes...

Family Fall Fest

Parkway Bank Park 5501 Park Place, Rosemont

🍁 Families can also enjoy live music from interactive and energetic children’s band Jeanie B & The Jelly Beans! Their band has been called “Velcro for kids.” Jeanie’s style is...



Heritage Park Performance Pavilion 201 Community Boulevard, Wheeling

Enjoy an autumn afternoon with family and friends! Live music by Jennifer Fletcher & The Reckoning, plus fun activities like a petting zoo, pony rides, inflatables, airbrush tattoos, and more....


Bike Ride with Mayor Gaffino

North Aurora Village Hall 25 E State Street, North Aurora

Join Mayor Mark Gaffino on a bike ride on Sunday, September 17, 2023 at 3pm! The bike ride will take place along the Fox River Trail (approx. a 3.7 mile...


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