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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...

Event Series Oswego Country Market

Oswego Country Market

Oswego Country Market 15 Main Street, Oswego

Shop local with plenty of choices to buy fresh produce, meats, eggs, artisan cheeses, specialty foods like baked goods & honey, and handmade items in our outdoor, open-air market.  ...

Event Series Glen Ellyn French Market

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.


Community Garage Sale

Camera Park (Glendale Heights) 101 E Fullerton Avenue, Glendale Heights

Clean out the basement, attic, and garage! It’s time to get rid of all that stuff you no longer want in and make a little extra money. Rent a space...


Sensory-Friendly Morning

Museum of Contemporary Art 220 East Chicago Avenue, Chicago

Sensory-Friendly Morning is a free program for all people who benefit from visiting the MCA without large crowds and other sensitive environmental elements. This includes visitors with sensory sensitivities, disabilities,...


Show and Shine Car Show

Camera Park (Glendale Heights) 101 E Fullerton Avenue, Glendale Heights

The Village of Glendale Heights is excited to present the annual "Show & Shine" Car Show and Swap Meet on September 24th from 10:00am to 3:30pm at Camera Park. The...

Event Series Art in the Garden

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

Fall Fest

Oak Park Conservatory 615 Garfield Street, Oak Park

FREE: Join us at Fall Fest, our annual family-friendly event in Rehm Park and the Oak Park Conservatory. Enjoy pumpkins, kids crafts, and nature activities at the Conservatory. Rehm Park...



Ty Warner Park Plaza Drive and Blackhawk Drive, Westmont

Come out and explore the trucks, tractors, heavy equipment, emergency vehicles and more. Bring your camera! Touch-A-Truck puts kids in the driver’s seat! Children can touch, honk, and climb aboard...


Chicago Walk4CMT

Busse Woods Grove 5, Elk Grove Village

Whether you walk, run or roll, we invite you to join us at the 2023 Chicago Walk4CMT for a nice and enjoyable day. Come out and connect with other people...

Harvest of the Acorn Moon Fall Festival

Oakhurst Forest Preserve 1680 5th Avenue, Aurora

Celebrate autumn’s arrival with the Forest Preserve District! At this popular, family-friendly festival, we’ll have pumpkin painting, mule-drawn hayrides, games, crafts, folk music and refreshments. Admission is free. Nominal fee...


Autumn Opener

Castaldo Park (Woodridge) 3024 71st Street, Woodridge

Build-your-own scarecrow, play games, ride a trackless train and more at the annual Autumn Opener. 2023 SCHEDULE OF EVENTS 12:00-5:00 PM. Friendly Farms Petting Zoo & Pony Rides | Face...

Event Series Chicago Live

Chicago Live

Navy Pier 600 E Grand Ave, Chicago

Save the date for the third annual Chicago Live! festival on Saturday, September 23, + Sunday, September 24, 2023. Showcasing Chicago’s vibrant arts and cultural organizations, more than 80 participating...


Celebrate Naperville

Naper Settlement 523 S. Weber Street, Naperville

Celebrate Naperville showcases the city's vibrant residents in conjunction with a look at how food and harvest shape our cultures and communities. Listen to live story telling around a multicultural...


Hoosier Grove Barn 700 W. Irving Park Road, Streamwood

It’s back. Enjoy Oktoberfest…Streamwood style! The event features more than 30 brewers who will have an assortment of biers, ciders, and meads. Enjoy food and live music all on the...

$40 – $45


Eola Road Branch 555 S Eola Road, Aurora

Try one of our many board games, or bring your own and teach others how to play! All ages and drop-ins are welcome.

Event Series Taste of Elmwood Park

Taste of Elmwood Park

Central Park (Elmwood Park) 2430 N 75th Avenue, Elmwood Park

Live entertainment, Elmwood Park's finest restaurants, the Taste lounge cocktail bar featuring local DJ's, beer and wine, kids games and rides.    For information on more events like this, check...


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