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Event Series La Grange Farmers Market

La Grange Farmers Market

La Grange Village Hall 53 South La Grange Road, La Grange

Our award-winning outdoor market is open from 7am to 1pm on Thursdays from May through October. Local farmers and artisans provide a selection of fresh produce, meats, baked goods, confections,...


Story Time at Brookfield Zoo

Brookfield Zoo 8400 West 31st Street, Brookfield

Join the MPLD and Miss Daniela, for our story time at the zoo! Sign up for the story time to receive Free General Admission Tickets! Must be registered when picking...

Event Series Crafty Kids

Crafty Kids

Palatine Public Library 700 N North Court, Palatine

Stop by to make a simple craft with your child. Each week explores a different topic to spark your child's creativity and curiosity. Ages 3-7. While supplies last. Drop in.

Event Series Circle Park Storytime

Circle Park Storytime

Circle Park (Bloomingdale) 163 Fairfield Way, Bloomingdale

Join the Bloomingdale Public Library for outdoor Storytime in Circle Park. Meet us at the Homola Picnic Shelter and bring your own chair or blanket. In the event of inclement...

Event Series Storytime at the Caboose

Storytime at the Caboose

Batavia Depot Museum 155 Houston St, Batavia

Join a Youth Services staff member at the Batavia Depot Museum Caboose for storytime, weather permitting. Enoy your favorite books, rhymes and songs. Co-sponsored by Batavia Depot Museum and Batavia...

Event Series Cicada Program

Cicada Program

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

Wonder Works is gearing up to be both a quiet place to escape the cicadas and a place to learn about our noisy visitors. On Thursdays and Saturdays in June...

Included in general admission
Event Series Lunchtime Live!

Lunchtime Live!

Cerny Park 4S150 River Rd, Warrenville

Pack a lunch, bring a friend and enjoy live musical entertainment. All concerts are located at Cerny Park and begin at 11:30A. June 13: Miss Liz Music June 27: Mr....


Drop-in Craft: Bag-alopes

Elmhurst Public Library 125 S. Prospect Ave., Elmhurst

Join us in the Lobby to create unique gift bags out of envelopes! Live in-person. No registration required.

Event Series Chores on a Dairy Farm

Chores on a Dairy Farm

Kline Creek Farm 1N600 County Farm Road, West Chicago

This program provides an opportunity for kids and adults to try their hands at different activities and allows them to learn about the importance of farms like this. Suggested admission...

Event Series Cabana Stories and Craft

Cabana Stories and Craft

Anna Montana Water Park and Memorial Pool 4001 N. Scott Street, Schiller Park

Take a break this summer and join library staff for a brief poolside story time and cabana craft at the Anna Montana Water Park and Memorial Pool. This all-ages event...

Included in general admission
Event Series Lego Free Build

Lego Free Build

Wheaton Public Library 225 N Cross Street, Wheaton

Let's do Lego! Use the library's Lego collection to build whatever you'd like! We'll have some building prompts and activities but let your imagination be your guide.


Summer Nature Fest

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

Explore the museum after hours! Join us for an evening of summer fun featuring: Live Animals! An Appearance by WTTW Kids’ Nature Cat! Live Music! Outdoor Nature Play! Drop-By Scientist...

Event Series Barrington Farmers Market

Barrington Farmers Market

Downtown Barrington Cook and Station St., Barrington

Featuring local vendors selling produce, handmade goods, kids activities, live music and much more!   For information on more events like this, check out our roundup of Farmer’s Markets.

Event Series Open Bike Night

Open Bike Night

Naperville Safety Town 1320 Aurora Ave, Naperville

Children come bring your bikes to practice riding on the streets of Safety Town. Entrance fee is $5 per child. 4 wheeled, low to the ground bike rentals are available...



William E. Peterson Park 16652 N Buffalo Grove Road, Vernon Hills

Vernon Township welcomes you to to join us at VTPalooza for a family-friendly night out at William E. Peterson Park! We'll have food vendors, bounce houses, carnival/lawn games, and live...

Event Series Thursday Night Out

Thursday Night Out

Downtown Oak Park 1010 Lake Street, Oak Park

Downtown Oak Park’s popular dine-around series Thursday Night Out is back! Thursday Night Out runs every Thursday June 6th to August 29th from 5 to 9pm. Downtown Oak Park restaurants...

Event Series Cruisin Nights

Cruisin Nights

Downtown Westmont Cass Avenue & West Quincy Street, Westmont

Live music, cool & classic cars, family activities, festival environment - walk with your beverage throughout the event - 3 blocks of downtown closed off and dedicated to classic car...

Event Series Skyline Sessions

Skyline Sessions

Navy Pier 600 E Grand Ave, Chicago

Get lost in the captivating tunes of Skyline Sessions and enhance your week with live music! Experience free outdoor shows every Thursday and Friday, at the Wave Wall Performance Platform....

Event Series Oswego’s PrairieFest

Oswego’s PrairieFest

Prairie Point Community Park 4120 Plainfield Road, Oswego

Oswego’s four-day community celebration is brought to you by the Oswegoland Park District, generous business sponsors, civic organizations, and hundreds of volunteers. We warmly invite you to be a part...

Event Series Evening in the Park

Evening in the Park

95th Street Library 3015 Cedar Glade Dr, Naperville

Enjoy an all-ages, Family Storytime and puppet show! This program will be held outdoors at the Wagner Family Pavilion at the 95th Street Community Plaza next to the Library. In...


Sock Hop

Fountaindale Public Library 300 W Briarcliff Rd, Bolingbrook

It’s time to rock around the jukebox! Bring your dancing shoes and best clothes as we twist and jive the night away! This event is meant for children and their...


Minecraft Mayhem

Rolling Meadows Library 3110 Martin Lane, Rolling Meadows

Dive into a Minecraft water park where you'll tackle water slides, obstacle courses and diving boards.

Event Series Thursday Night Out

Thursday Night Out

Downtown Barrington Cook and Station St., Barrington

Classic cars, live music, family activities & more!: 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.   For information on more events like this, check out our roundup of Classic Car Shows.

Event Series Live at the Lake

Live at the Lake

Various Locations IL

Enjoy free music at our various locations! All concerts start at 7:00pm June 13: The Wayouts June 20: The Messengers June 27: Mr. Myers July 11: Good Clean Fun July...

Event Series Uniquely Thursdays

Uniquely Thursdays

Burlington Park (Hinsdale) 30 E Chicago Avenue, Hinsdale

Summer concert series in the park with a great band line up and a vast array of food vendors and businesses with fun giveaways. For information on more events like...

Event Series Wheaton Cruise Nights

Wheaton Cruise Nights

Wheaton Town Square 271 Town Square, Wheaton

Experience the thrill of classic cars and hot rods at Wheaton Cruise Nights, every Thursday this summer from 6-9pm at Town Square Wheaton. Enjoy music, delicious food, and a vibrant...


Summer Entertainment Series

Memorial Park (Wheaton) 208 West Union Avenue, Wheaton

Enjoy musical concerts and performances spanning a variety of musical genres featuring both local and national talent. Performances are hosted on various weekends from 6-9:30P, June through September. June 6:...

Event Series Woodridge Jubilee

Woodridge Jubilee

Woodridge Jubilee corner of Woodridge and Center Drive, Woodridge

Summer doesn’t begin until you attend the Woodridge Jubilee! The annual summer festival, which is organized by the Woodridge Park District and the Village of Woodridge, will take place Thursday,...

Event Series Kids Entertainment Series

Kids Entertainment Series

Downtown Bloomingdale 104 S Bloomingdale Road, Bloomingdale

Spend quality time with your family and enjoy live performances this summer at the Kids Entertainment Series. Sure to put a smile on everyone’s face, dancing and singing are encouraged!...

Event Series Park Parties

Park Parties

Various Locations IL

Spend an evening with your neighbors and meet Park District staff as you enjoy free food. Staff bring bubbles, chalk, and other play equipment. These casual gatherings are part of...


Family Night: Space Exploration

Indian Prairie Public Library 401 Plainfield Road, Darien

For families with children of all ages. Get lost in space with a representative from the Adler Planetarium who will be sharing a telescope and meteorites. Enjoy other space themed...

Event Series Concerts on Main

Concerts on Main

Downtown Roselle Main Street, Roselle

Join us for and evening of fun, food, and live music in Downtown Roselle! June 13: Sushi Roll June 27: Cowboy Co. July 11: Beyond the Blonde July 25: Gooroos...

Event Series Free Summer Concerts

Free Summer Concerts

Cortesi Veterans Memorial Park Depot 318 E. Kenilworth, Villa Park

Summer Concerts happening on Thursdays begin at 6:30pm. The concession stand opens at 6 pm. June 6 - Petty Cash June 13 - Murley Music June 20 - Chicago's Own...

Event Series Concerts in the Park

Concerts in the Park

Lincoln Park (St Charles) Main St between 4th and 5th Sts, St. Charles

Arrive early to enjoy a variety of delicious snacks from local restaurants. Bring your blanket and chairs. Enjoy smoke-free and alcohol-free parks. Musicians are subject to change without notice. May...

Event Series Sounds Of Summer Concerts

Sounds Of Summer Concerts

Harmony Park (Arlington Heights) 7 S Vail Avenue, Arlington Heights

Beginning in 2024, the Village of Arlington Heights' Sounds of Summer Concerts will take place on Thursday nights, beginning the first week of June and ending the last week of...

Event Series Sunset Soiree

Sunset Soiree

Downtown Lemont Lemont

Sunset Soiree 2024 Concert Series in Downtown Lemont Presented by the Lemont Park District and the Village of Lemont All Concerts Begin at 7:00 p.m. | Seating Opens at 6:00...


Summer Sounds on the Green

Village Green (Hoffman Estates) 5510 Prairie Stone Parkway, Hoffman Estates

Summer Sounds on the Green brings great music to the Village Green across the street from the NOW Arena on select Thursdays during the summer months. The music varies from...

Event Series Summer Concert Series

Summer Concert Series

The Promenade Bolingbrook 631 E Boughton Road, Bolingbrook

Every Thursday from June 13 to August 29, The Promenade welcomes live musicians to The Row from 7pm to 9pm. Guests can bring their own chairs, pick up food and...

Event Series Rockin’ in the Park

Rockin’ in the Park

Parkway Bank Park 5501 Park Place, Rosemont

All “Rockin’ in the Park” concerts will run from 7 p.m. – 10 p.m. Admission to “Rockin’ in the Park” is free. Outside food and coolers are prohibited. Parking is...

Event Series Movies in the Park

Movies in the Park

Proksa Park 3001 S. Wisconsin Ave, Berwyn

The Berwyn Park District and the Berwyn Public Library have teamed up again to bring you Movies in the Park! Movies will start promptly at dusk at Proska Park. June...


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