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Just for Kids Fishing Derby

Blackwell Forest Preserve Warrenville

Bring the family to this friendly fishing competition just for kids 15 and younger with raffles and prizes for the biggest catches. Ages 15 and under with an adult. Free....

Event Series Wonder Works for Everyone

Wonder Works for Everyone

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

During Wonder Works for Everyone play sessions, the museum opens an hour hourly for an accessible and inclusive environment. Each Wonder Works for Everyone session requires pre-registration for a limited...

Included in general admission


Battistoni Beam Polivka Orthodontics 922 S. La Grange Road, La Grange

Join Battistoni Beam and Polivka Orthodontics as we host this FREE event. We hope to see you there!!! Rain or shine.   For information on more events like this, check...

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.

Event Series Milking Demonstrations

Milking Demonstrations

Kline Creek Farm 1N600 County Farm Road, West Chicago

See the farm’s heritage Shorthorn cows hand-milked the 1890s way. Suggested admission donation of $5 per person ages 3 and up to enter the farm. All ages. Free. No registration....

Event Series Wee Wonders

Wee Wonders

Sand Ridge Nature Center 15891 S Paxton Ave, South Holland

Learn about nature through music, stories, and artmaking. Ages 2-5 w/adult. Jun 9: Cicadas! Jun 12: Cicadas! Jul 10: Snakes! Jul 14: Snakes! Aug 11: Turtles! Aug 14: Turtles!

Event Series Riverside Arts Weekend

Riverside Arts Weekend

Guthrie Park (Riverside) 28 Bloomingbank Road, Riverside

Make plans to come enjoy the experience this summer! We look forward to bringing back the juried art fair, along with having a children’s art project, food and drink vendors,...

Event Series Burr Ridge Art Fair

Burr Ridge Art Fair

Burr Ridge Village Center 701 Village Center Drive, Burr Ridge

The Burr Ridge Art Fair takes place at Village Center, a beautiful upscale lifestyle venue combining high-end living with stores and restaurants. Juried artists from around the country will be...

Event Series Old Town Art Fair

Old Town Art Fair

Old Town Art Fair Lincoln Avenue and W Wisconsin Street, Chicago

The Old Town Art Fair has been voted America’s #1 Art Fair multiple times!* Stroll the charming, tree-lined streets of Chicago’s historic Old Town Triangle District. You’ll discover 200+ nationally...

Event Series Old Canal Days

Old Canal Days

Lockport Central Square 222 E. Ninth St, Lockport

Lockport Old Canal Days Carnival. Food. Rides. Games. Family Fun. Mega Pass Unlimited Rides all Four Days. $55.00 pre-sold prior to event date; $65 purchased at the event. Once Mega...

Event Series Budding Botanists

Budding Botanists

Garfield Park Conservatory 300 N Central Park Avenue, Chicago

Watch out as you explore the Conservatory – you may run into a Budding Botanists! on Saturdays and Sundays from 10:30am to 2:30pm, Nature Educators will provide activities for kids...


Community F.U.N. Commission’s Third Annual Kites and Kicks

Rotary Park (Villa Park) 650 E. Wildwood Avenue, Villa Park

Join us at Rotary Park on Sunday, June 9th, 2024 for an all-ages community kickball game and kite flying event with kites to decorate for the first 30 fliers. There...



Various Locations IL

Enjoy a Sunday afternoon exploring Schaumburg by picking a park (or two or three) to visit! Each park will offer a different activity and giveaway for all ages. Families can...


Aurora Pride Parade

Downtown Aurora Aurora

Mark your calendars for June 9th and come on down to downtown Aurora to celebrate love, equality, and diversity with us! The parade kicks off at Noon, so be sure...


Art and Culture in the Park

Village Green (Elk Grove Village) 901 Wellington, Elk Grove Village

Join the Elk Grove Park District for our Art & Culture Festival! This event is sure to stimulate your senses and open the door for our communities' cultures to come...

Event Series Boating in the Park

Boating in the Park

Lake Ellyn Boathouse 645 Lenox Rd, Glen Ellyn

Rent a kayak, canoe, or a pedal boat. Boating in the Park is open to all ages, however, all boating participants required to properly wear and fit into the provided...


Garden Party and Ice Cream Social

Gregg House Museum 117 South Linden Avenue, Westmont

Get into the spirit of summer with flowers, fun, and tasty ice cream at the Gregg House Garden. Inspire your inner passion for gardening as you stroll through the historic...


Fairy Tale Fiesta

North Riverside Park Mall 7501 W Cermak Rd, North Riverside

Calling all princes and princesses. If you had the chance to meet Elsa and Anna, Cinderella or Belle, which would you choose? On Sunday, you don’t have to choose –...


Penny Plunge

Pool on Pacific 9715 Pacific Avenue, Franklin Park

Join us as we scatter money and tokens at the bottom of the pool. Swimmers get to keep the change they find and turn in tokens for prizes. Limit one...

Included in general admission
Event Series West Fest Carnival

West Fest Carnival

Maine West High School 1755 S Wolf Road, Des Plaines

West Fest 2024, June 6-9, Family Fun! Kiddie Midway, Spectacular Rides, Games, and Food. Unlimited ride wristband specials and individual ride tickets available. Learn more at or

Event Series Live on the Lake

Live on the Lake

Navy Pier 600 E Grand Ave, Chicago

Enjoy free live music every weekend in the Navy Pier Beer Garden! Live on the Lake! is an outdoor live music series featuring Chicago’s best bands, along with regional and...

Event Series Summer Concert Series

Summer Concert Series

Cantigny Park 1S151 Winfield Road, Wheaton

This concert is outdoors and features lawn seating. Guests are encouraged to bring chairs or blankets, and picnics are welcome. Concessions are available. Standard concert etiquette applies. Please be respectful...

included with parking
Event Series Concerts In Your Park

Concerts In Your Park

Various Locations (Naperville) Naperville

Concerts in Your Park is a Sunday evening summer music series for families and neighbors; each concert is held at a different neighborhood park. Bring your lawn chairs and blankets...


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