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Dinos Downtown Wheaton​

Downtown Wheaton South Main Street & West Liberty Drive, Wheaton

Dinosaurs invade Downtown Wheaton! This BIG outdoor exhibit features 10 life-sized animatronic dinosaurs throughout Downtown Wheaton this September 25 through October 8, 2023. Enjoy dinosaur-themed specials, activities, and more from...

Event Series Schaumburg Farmers Market

Schaumburg Farmers Market

Trickster Cultural Center 190 S. Roselle Road, Schaumburg

Come visit Schaumburg's Farmers Market that runs every Friday through the end of October. The market features locally grown fruits and vegetables, seafood, meats, flowers, plants and gourmet cheeses sold...


Pop-in Play: Parachute Play

Helen Plum Library 411 South Main Street, Lombard

Drop-in activities recommended for ages 2-5, with a participating adult. Pop by the Library for a playful morning of popular activities! Songs, games, and fun with a colorful parachute.


Party with YOUR Baby or Toddler

Woodridge Public Library 3 Plaza Dr, Woodridge

Come party with us! We'll have stories, dancing, bubbles, and FUN! For children under two with an adult.

Event Series Elgin Farmers Market

Elgin Farmers Market

Festival Park 132 S Grove Avenue, Elgin

We are excited for the 2023 season! Stay tuned for more events and happenings in Downtown Elgin. Shop a great selection of vendors, listen to live music, enjoy great food...


Family Craft Hour – FULL

Indian Prairie Public Library 401 Plainfield Road, Darien

For families with kids ages 7 & under with an adult caregiver. Come to the library and make seasonal-themed crafts. Materials are provided for a variety of age-appropriate crafts. Register...

Event Series Bartlett Oktoberfest

Bartlett Oktoberfest

Leiseberg Park 325 E. Devon Avenue, Bartlett

Join the fun on Friday, 9/29 and Saturday, 9/30, at another unforgettable Bartlett Oktoberfest in Leiseberg Park, 325 E Devon Avenue! Hosted by the Bartlett Area Chamber of Commerce, the...

Event Series $5 Friday Nights

$5 Friday Nights

DuPage Children's Museum 301 N. Washington St., Naperville

Pay less admission for the same amount of fun! Just $5 admission per person starting at 5:00 pm. Every visit to DuPage Children’s Museum (DCM) is an adventure that will...

Event Series Oktoberfest


Cypress Cove (Woodridge) Janes Court, Woodridge

Get your fill of German food, music and beer at the 4th annual Woodridge Oktoberfest! Details will be available in late summer 2023.   For information on more events like...

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...


Family Campout

Priory Park 7354 Division Street, River Forest

Join us for a GREEN overnight family camping experience for all ages! (One adult per family must attend). Camping equipment is not provided, you must bring your own tent and...


Dumpling Day

Indian Trails Public Library - Main Branch 355 Schoenbeck Road, Wheeling

Ages 3 and older with a caregiver. Enjoy hands-on activities before settling in for a short movie with a snack. Limit: 20. Free tickets distributed 30 minutes before the program.

Event Series Concerts by the Campfire

Concerts by the Campfire

Springfield Park (Bloomingdale) 269 Springfield Drive, Bloomingdale

Spend quality time with your family and enjoy live performances and smores around a campfire. Smores available while supplies last. Bring your own chairs or blankets and some snacks. Washrooms...


Movies in the Park

Woodland Trails Park 1500 E. Euclid Avenue, Mount Prospect

The River Trails Park District is excited to present a free movie in the park, The Croods: A New Age. Blankets and lawn chairs are encouraged. All ages are welcome.   For...


Dinosaur Skate

Nelson Sports Complex 3900 Owl Drive, Rolling Meadows

RAWWR! Dinosaurs are taking over Nelson Sports Complex! Come out for your chance to skate with dinosaurs! You heard that right, dinosaurs will be on the ice! Do not miss...

$8 – $10

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