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Event Series Naperville Farmers Market

Naperville Farmers Market

Build a farm-to-table meal with a plethora of locally grown food. You’ll also find an array products, performances and events, making this a great destination for the whole family!   For information on more events like this, check out our roundup of Farmer’s Markets.  


Downers Grove Farmers Market

On Saturdays in the late spring, summer, and early fall, you’ll find tasty food to eat, fun items to purchase, and lots of live music to dance to at the Downtown Downers Grove Market! Join in the fun and support the Y in the parking lot outside the Main Street Train Station from 7 a.m....

Event Series Oak Park Farmers Market

Oak Park Farmers Market

The Oak Park Farmers’ Market is held from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Saturday from May 18 through Oct. 26, 2024. The Market is located in the Pilgrim Church parking lot at 460 Lake St., one block west of Ridgeland Avenue.   For information on more events like this, check out our roundup of...


Palatine Farmers’ Market

The Palatine Farmers’ Market, operated by the Sister Cities Association of Palatine, opens on May 4.   The Farmers’ Market details are as follows: Every Saturday at the Palatine Train Station Parking Lot (directly east of the Palatine Train Station) May through October 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.   For information on more events like...

Event Series Park Ridge Farmers Market

Park Ridge Farmers Market

The Park Ridge Farmers Market is open Memorial Day weekend through the end of October. Our farmers and vendors sell a variety of fresh fruits, vegetables, and specialty products - like fresh cut flowers, honey, breads, sauces, meats and more! Rain or shine, we'll be there!   For information on more events like this, check...



Bring your fishing poles to the annual Fish-O-Rama! Offered in cooperation with the Kiwanis Club of Wheaton, this free event invites kids 15 and under, with an adult, to participate in our open fishing contest. Registration required.


Jubilee Fishing Derby

Whether you’re a rookie with the rod and reel, or a life-long angler, put your skills to the test at the annual Woodridge Jubilee Fishing Derby. Members of our Senior Rods Fishing Club will be on hand to measure each catch and to make sure your experience is a positive one. The cost is $5...

Event Series Batavia Farmers Market

Batavia Farmers Market

The Batavia Farmers' Market is held every Saturday from May 18 through October 26, 2024 from 8:00am to 12:00pm on North River Street between Wilson and Spring Streets. The Market features produce, baked goods, plants, honey and related farm products. Our vendors must grow, harvest and/or produce at least 75% of market products. NEW THIS...

Event Series Aurora Farmers Market

Aurora Farmers Market

The oldest farmers market in Illinois, the Aurora Farmers Market will be beginning its' 113th season on June 1st, 2024! Every week, our markets feature fresh, locally grown fruits and vegetables, decadent baked goods and pastry items, a selection of local food trucks and vendors (including Aurora's famous Dick's Mini Donuts), delicious coffee, one-of-a-kind artisan...

Event Series Brookfield Farmers Market

Brookfield Farmers Market

Brookfield Farmers Market Opening Day is Saturday, June 1st, 2024 at 8 a.m.! Your favorite vendors will be back, and there will be some great new additions. The Farmers Market runs each Saturday June 1st through October 12th from 8am to 1pm in the lot of the Village of Brookfield building. For information on more...

Event Series Elk Grove Farmers Market

Elk Grove Farmers Market

The Elk Grove Farmers Market operates on Saturdays from June through October and is dedicated to bringing residents and visitors a fresh market with a variety of fruits, vegetables, spices, breads, drinks and much more. The Market is located at the Charles J. Zettek Municipal Complex parking lot (901 Wellington Avenue), adjacent to the Elk...


Outdoor Zumba

Try a Zumba class and dance yourself out to a great time and a calorie burning party! Make sure to wear good workout shoes and bring your water.


Downtown Naperville Classic Car Show

Kick off Father’s Day Weekend in Downtown Naperville with a FREE Car Show along Jackson Avenue from 9am-12pm. Enjoy the looks of up to 100 vintage vehicles in all makes and models! Cars will be on display on Jackson Avenue, along the Riverwalk, between Eagle and Main Streets. This event is weather permitting.   For...


Take Me Fishing

Parents your kids want to go fishing! Come out to our Take Me Fishing event at beautiful Bernas Park and enjoy the lifetime activity of fishing as a family. Fishing giveaways will be given to participants while supplies last! Kids 14 and under must be under adult supervision. This is an outdoor activity. Please bring...


Car Seat Safety Check

The Arlington Heights Police Department will be conducting a FREE child safety seat inspection event on Saturday, June 15th, 9:00 am - Noon, in the parking lot across from the Arlington Heights Village Hall, at the corner of Sigwalt and Arlington Heights Road.


Busse Lake Outdoors Day and Fishing Derby

The whole family is invited for a day of outdoor fun! Free fishing derby, tree climb, nature play, animal encounters, and more! Enjoy local food and win prizes. Grove 25.


North Ave Car Show

All cars, trucks and motorcycles welcome. Get in line early to claim the best spot! Register online by May 1st to guarantee an event t-shirt! For more info & register go to   For information on more events like this, check out our roundup of Classic Car Shows.

Event Series StoryWalk


June 14-17: Enjoy Ducks Away by Mem Fox with the whole family while you stroll through Diane Main Park. Simply follow the path around the lake, reading signs placed along the trail, to take in the full story. July 12-15: Enjoy Just a Worm by Marie Boyd with the whole family while you stroll through...

Scottish Festival and Highland Games

The Chicago Scots are excited to announce the relocation of the 38th Annual Scottish Festival & Highland Games to our new home at the DuPage County Fairgrounds! Mark your calendars for June 14 and 15, 2024, as we prepare for a memorable celebration of Scottish culture, tradition, skill and athleticism. Stay tuned for more details...

Free – $45

Family Fishing Derby

Create a new family tradition and introduce your children to the joys of fishing! Join us for lllinois "no license needed" week and cast your lines in our well-stocked lake. Prizes await for the most and largest fish caught within the designated time frame. Bring along your own fishing pole and bait for a day...


Noon Lions Club Free Vision Screening

Aurora Noon Lions Club provides free vision screening for children. Primarily aimed at 6 months to 6 years old although useful up to age 16. According to the American Public Health Association, about 10% of preschoolers have eye or vision problems. The screener is meant for early detection of the following eye disorders but not...


Family Explorers: Cicadas

Celebrate the emergence of the Cicadas by reading Cicada Symphony by Sue Fliess, doing activities, and learning all about Cicadas from a representative from Citizens for Conservation. Register. BALibrary Lawn.

Event Series Park Play Dates

Park Play Dates

Get ready to play! An early childhood staff member will meet you at the park listed below. Families welcome! No registration needed. Just show up for some fun. Playdates will not be rescheduled in case of inclement weather. Sunshine is expected every day! Activities are geared for ages 7 & under. June 1 at Pottawatomie...


Pride Ride

Join us for our Annual Pride Ride through the streets of Berwyn. Line-up begins at 37th and East Ave at 10a and we roll at 11a. All welcome, prize for most festively decorated car. Ride ends at Sunshine Park 6815 29th Pl. where Bungalo+ will host a family style picnic with hot dogs, burgers and...

Event Series Play Day

Play Day

Join us for all-inclusive play at the Sensory Garden Playground Play Days. Enjoy FREE special activities! Themes vary each month.


Statewide Kite Fly and Touch-A-Truck

The Statewide Kite Fly raises awareness of the Illinois Association of Park District’s Youth License Plate Flying 4 Kids program. Sales of Flying 4 Kids License plates go to park districts and recreation agencies to provide innovative, after-school programming for Illinois youth. Bring your own kites to this event or kites will be available for...


STEM Stations

Flex your STEM muscles as you play, build, design, problem solve, and collaborate at each station.


Classic Car Show

Experience the nostalgia and elegance of decades past as we gather to showcase an impressive array of vintage automobiles at the Classic Car Show in conjunction with Touch-A-Truck this year. From sleek muscle cars to iconic luxury models, this event promises to delight enthusiasts and casual admirers alike.   For information on more events like...


Meet and Greet with Bluey at Kiddie Academy of Darien

Bluey is coming to Kiddie Academy of Darien! Join us on Saturday, June 15th from 10am-12pm for a great cause! Come inside for a meet and greet with everyone’s favorite blue heeler, Bluey! Stay for fun games, dance mode parties, and a cool treat from Kona Ice! Crouching Tigers Educational Karate will also be here...

Event Series Lowe’s Kids’ Workshops

Lowe’s Kids’ Workshops

Workshops are hosted by our Red Vests from 10:00am – 1:00pm, in-store only. Don't forget Builder Recognition – attendance must be validated by an associate for credit. Confirm you have selected the correct store, date, time and number of mini-DIYers. Submitted registrations cannot be edited or undone. We look forward to building with you and...


Pollinator Party

Get a head start on celebrating Pollinator Week 2024 at this family-friendly event! Learn about the insects and animals that perform the important task of pollinating plants, especially those that provide us with much of the food we eat. See live animals and learn about their roles in pollination from our friends at Incredible Bats(Opens...


Juneteenth Celebration

Celebrate freedom, family and country with various activities, presentations, performances and exhibits highlighting Black history, arts and culture.   For information on more events like this, check out our roundup of Juneteenth Celebrations.

Event Series Gold Coast Art Fair

Gold Coast Art Fair

Join us in celebrating 66 years of a Chicago tradition, the Gold Coast Art Fair in Chicago’s Grant Park. Start your friends or family day fueling up with breakfast near the park, then get your steps in while browsing thousands of art pieces from over 200 artists. Take a break at one of our 3...

$10 – $15
Event Series Daisy Days

Daisy Days

Daisy Days fun includes: Carnival rides and games, reptile shows, children's music show, beer and wine tent, local talent showcase, delicious food from area businesses sand a headliner band each night.   For information on more events like this, check out our roundup of Summer Festivals.

Event Series Dudes and Donuts

Dudes and Donuts

Come for the donuts, stay for the conversation. Bring the kiddos for activities and coloring, have a donut, and chat with other dudes about whatever comes to mind.


Community Carnival

The Excitement is Building! We invite you and your families to join us for a FREE Community Carnival as we kick off our upcoming renovations to the Eola Road Branch! Enjoy games, food and fun for the family!

Event Series Budding Botanists

Budding Botanists

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 of all ages at our Budding Botanists station. These programs are drop in and no preregistration is required. You can stop by and interact with...

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 our cicada story times will help children better understand all of the cicadas coming to Chicago in the next few weeks. We are sensitive to...

Included in general admission
Event Series Lego Club

Lego Club

Maywood Public Library 121 S 5th Avenue, Maywood

Lego fans will be given a new Lego building challenge. / Los fanáticos de Lego tendrán un nuevo desafío de construcción de Lego.

Event Series Tiny Great Performances

Tiny Great Performances

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

Tiny Great Performances™ bring professional and community performers to the Museum to promote a life-long love of the arts in children and their families. Performances feature a variety of subjects including dance, music, storytelling, theatre, and more. Tiny Great Performances are designed to be an integration of play and performance. Guests are welcome to stop,...

Included in general admission

Bubble Bash

Join us for the start of Summer at Bubble Bash!


Dog Days of Summer

Tails will be wagging on Saturday, June 15 as the Medinah Park District and Chicagoland Dog Rescue will welcome the season with the “Dog Day of Summer,” Dog Festival. Thorndale Park will be transformed into a dog park for the afternoon, offering a wide variety of activities and adventures for our 4-legged friends, their dog...


Kids Fest

Join us at Heritage Park Performance Pavilion for kids inflatables, crafts, airbrush tattoos, and live entertainment by Grammy-Nominated children’s music duo Wendy & DB! Food trucks are scheduled to attend. Event Schedule: 11:00 am – 2:00 pm Inflatables Balloonist Face Painting Airbrush Tattoos Crafts Games 11:00 – 11:30 am Giant Bubble Show 12:00 – 1:00...


Juneteenth in Bronzeville

Unity Rising: “Celebrating Freedom, Heritage, and Community Empowerment" Bronzeville, the historic heart of African American culture in Chicago, is excited to extend a warm invitation to members of the media and beyond to join us for our 2024 Juneteenth Celebration: Unity Rising, deemed the largest celebration in Bronzeville, "Celebrating Freedom, Heritage, and Community Empowerment,” hosted...


Car Show and Sock Hop

Bring that hot rod, rat rod, classic car or just the minivan. Food and beverages available for purchase. Wear 50s style apparel and get ready to hand jive inside the Pavilion at White Pines.

Event Series Taste of Chicago

Taste of Chicago

Various Locations IL

Established in 1980, this uniquely-Chicago summertime tradition returns with an impressive array of eateries showcasing the city’s culinary excellence and diversity. Rogers Park - June 15 Marquette Park - July 27 Pullman Park - August 17 Grant Park - September 6-8   For information on more events like this, check out our roundup of Summer...


Geek Fest

Let your geek flag fly! The Geek Fest is a unique family-friendly event centered on all things geeky, nerdy, and eccentric! Free entertainment includes inflatable bounce houses, arcade-style games, board and card games, and more! The 2024 Geek Fest will take place on Saturday, June 15 at the Ross Ferraro Town Center (960 N. Gary...

Multicultural Art Fair

Sheldon Peck Homestead 355 E Parkside Avenue, Lombard

Second annual Multicultural Art Fair presented by nonprofit organization Building Love Amongst Cultures. We are celebrating diversity and culture through art in the community.


NNU Celebrates Juneteenth

Rotary Hill along the Riverwalk, Naperville

Come together with Naperville Neighbors United as we commemorate Juneteenth alongside the community. Invite your friends and family to partake in the music and uplifting speeches. Remember to bring your lawn chairs and blankets, and don't miss out on dancing with us! If you're interested in volunteering or sponsoring, please reach out to us by...

Vintage Baseball Game

Cantigny Park 1S151 Winfield Road, Wheaton

Take me out to Cantigny Park for some good old fashioned vintage baseball. See how the game was played over 100 years ago! Players follow 1850s rules and regulations. That means no overhand pitching, no called balls and strikes, no stealing bases, no sliding, no leading off, and of course no crying in baseball. Baseball...

Included in general admission

Juneteenth Family Festival

110th Street and Longwood Drive 110th & Longwood, Chicago

The Beverly/Morgan Park Juneteenth Family Festival aims to honor our ancestors, celebrate African and African-American cultural heritage, unite our diverse community, and connect Chicago residents with resources and services.   For information on more events like this, check out our roundup of Juneteenth Celebrations.

Juneteenth Celebration

Roger C.Claar Performing Arts Center 375 Briarcliff Road, Bolingbrook

Join us for a Day of Fun and Celebration! Enjoy live music, line dancing, stepping performances, and more! Fun games, face painting, and crafts for the little ones. Taste delicious treats from local vendors. Connect with neighbors and celebrate unity and diversity. Get involved!    For information on more events like this, check out our...

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 of PrairieFest. Whether supporting the festival, hosting an event, or participating in the fun, there’s a place for you. PrairieFest events are held throughout Oswego...

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, June 15-Sunday, June 18 at Town Centre (corner of Woodridge & Center Drives). Featuring free admission, carnival rides, live music and a variety of food,...

Event Series Taste of Des Plaines

Taste of Des Plaines

Downtown Des Plaines Lee Street and Miner Street, Des Plaines

Taste of Des Plaines is a summer street festival that appeals to all ages with two stages for live entertainment, family activities, beer tents, local food vendors and more! Come and listen to live music beginning at 5 p.m. on Friday and 1 p.m. on Saturday, and don’t forget to stop by our photo op....

Rainbow Families

Celebrate Pride Month and learn about different types of family arrangements in the animal kingdom.


Juneteenth Celebration

Bronzeville Children's Museum 9301 S. Stony Island Avenue, Chicago

Join us for interactive and fun activities at the Bronzeville Children's Museum Annual Juneteenth Celebration.   For information on more events like this, check out our roundup of Juneteenth Celebrations.


Monsters in Wilder Pop-Up Kid Exhibition

Wilder Park (Elmhurst) 175 South Prospect Avenue, Elmhurst

Inspired by featured exhibition Monsters in Wilder Park: A Kid-Powered Art Show, join artist Dave Pryor and explore the world of monster creation. During your visit, you will be able to view and celebrate all monster drawings submitted by over 300 school-aged children for the public art installation. Then, create your own unique monster through...


Eco’s Birthday Party

East End Pool 463 Schiller Avenue, Elmhurst

It's a party at East End Pool! Our Park District mascot, Eco the Raccoon, is throwing a birthday bash today! Come celebrate with games, music and more from 1-4 pm, regular daily admission rates apply.

Included in general admission

Family Day Monster Creations with Artist Dave Pryor

Elmhurst Art Museum 150 Cottage Hill Avenue, Elmhurst

Inspired by featured exhibition Monsters in Wilder Park: A Kid-Powered Art Show, join artist Dave Pryor and explore the world of monster creation. During your visit, you will be able to view and celebrate all monster drawings submitted by over 300 school-aged children for the public art installation. Then, create your own unique monster through...

Included in general admission
Event Series Summer Drop-In Days

Summer Drop-In Days

Cantigny Park 1S151 Winfield Road, Wheaton

Summer Drop-In Days, every Wednesday and Saturday, offer activities that explore history and culture in creative ways! Sessions may have a military theme or French spin — for example, apply strategic thinking to an Army challenge or dive into French culture through “Inventions Magnifique.” No sign up and no charge! Just stop by the First...

Included in general admission

The Steppers are Back

Don't miss Stepping at Fox Valley in the Court area, near Entrance #2


Juneteenth Cultural Festival: What About the Children?

Get ready to groove, laugh, and celebrate at this year's Juneteenth Cultural Festival! This year, it's all about the kids! They're the heartbeat of our community, and we're gearing up for a day filled with family fun and festivities. Don't miss out—invite your friends, neighbors, and even the kind soul who gives you a smile...

Event Series Chi-Soul Fest

Chi-Soul Fest

Navy Pier 600 E Grand Ave, Chicago

Navy Pier’s annual Chi-Soul Fest returns with a vibrant line-up of free live music Saturday, June 15 and Sunday, June 16. The two-day music festival celebrates Chicago soul music and traditions at three lakeside, outdoor settings, the Navy Pier Beer Garden, Wave Wall Stage and the Lake Stage in Polk Bros Park. On Sunday, Chicago’s...

Event Series Train Saturdays

Train Saturdays

DuPage County Historical Museum 102 E Wesley St, Wheaton

The HO Gauge Model Train is operated by the DuPage Society of Model Engineers on the third and fifth Saturday of each month. The model features a detailed layout that covers 2,000 feet of track and highlights some of DuPage County’s railroads and landmarks in a landscape that blends fact and fantasy.


Community Celebrates – Pride

Celebrate the wonderful things that make our community great in this program series that shares holidays and cultural identities. Join us for stories, activities, and crafts! Register as a family. Children attend with an adult.


Hive Talkin’

Join local Beekeeper Konni Vukelic for an engaging presentation about bees. Meet some of the bees (safely contained in an observation hive) that help provide pollination for local farms and learn about what you can do to help them.


Pop Up Pride Fest

Woodfield Mall 5 Woodfield Mall, Schaumburg

Join us for Woodfield Mall's Pop Up Pride Fest! We've teamed up with the Kenneth Young Center to bring you this event! LGBTQ+ at Kenneth Young Center will have a Community Art Project, Community Resources, Coloring, Jenga & more!

Event Series Bluesmobile Cruise Nights

Bluesmobile Cruise Nights

Downtown Mount Prospect Northwest Highway and Main Street, Mount Prospect

Come view the coolest classic cars around. The Mount Prospect Lions Club is sponsoring Bluesmobile Cruse Nights every Saturday. Each week, there will be a new theme. Admission is free.   For information on more events like this, check out our roundup of Classic Car Shows.

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 national acts, who will perform countless genres and styles of popular music every weekend. Bring your friends, enjoy the music, and take in the lakeside...

Event Series Wave Wall Moves

Wave Wall Moves

Navy Pier 600 E Grand Ave, Chicago

Gather your family and be part of the excitement every Saturday afternoon with two captivating free performances at the Wave Wall Stage, as part of Navy Pier’s thrilling outdoor live dance series – Wave Wall Moves. In collaboration with See Chicago Dance, this series highlights a diverse array of Chicago dance companies, ensembles, and choreographers,...

Event Series Summer Concert Series

Summer Concert Series

Downtown Wheaton South Main Street & West Liberty Drive, Wheaton

Live music is the best part of summer – enjoy 40+ live music events coming summer 2024! The Downtown Wheaton Summer Music Series brings the sounds of summer to the heart of Wheaton from May through September. Rotating between outdoor dining destinations, this series gives diners the opportunity to enjoy live music while trying all...


Summer Celebration

Get ready to kick off summer with Westfield Old Orchard at the Summer Celebration Event! Join Old Orchard for an evening filled with live music, delicious food for sale from Epic Burger and Fiesta Taco. Mark your calendars and invite your friends! #SummerCelebration The first 50 guests who check in will receive a free Westfield...

Event Series Downtown Lisle Car Shows

Downtown Lisle Car Shows

Downtown Lisle IL

2024 Downtown Lisle Car Show Dates: May 18 June 15 July 20 August 17 September 21 6:00 - 9:00 PM These fun and family-friendly events are the perfect way to enjoy warm, summer nights. During events, Main Street, Burlington Avenue and a portion of the Commuter Parking Lots are transformed into a block party where...


Cruise Nights and Summer Concert Series

Downtown Lombard St. Charles Road & Park Avenue, Lombard

Lombard’s Cruise Nights and Summer Concert series is celebrating its 25th anniversary! Come out and enjoy this unique experience, which brings classic and custom cars, live music, and Lombard’s local businesses together for family-friendly summer events in Downtown Lombard! These FREE summer events take place on Saturdays between June 15th - August 24th, from 6...

Event Series Summer Movies in the Park

Summer Movies in the Park

Cerny Park 4S150 River Rd, Warrenville

Bring the whole family for our FREE movie night at Cerny Park! All movies begin at dusk. Seating opens at 8:00pm. Concessions will be for sale! June 15 – TMNT: Mutant Mayhem July 18 – Barbie August 17 – Wonka   For information on more events like this, check out our roundup of Outdoor Movies....

Event Series Chi-Town Skygazers

Chi-Town Skygazers

Navy Pier 600 E Grand Ave, Chicago

Join the Chi-Town Skygazers, an enthusiastic group of astronomers, for a celestial experience under the open sky. Equipped with telescopes, Pier Park becomes a meeting point for people of all ages and backgrounds, drawn by the allure of the moon, Saturn, Jupiter, and the Orion Nebula for these free public viewings. Don’t miss this opportunity...

Event Series Summer Fireworks

Summer Fireworks

Navy Pier 600 E Grand Ave, Chicago

Enjoy Chicago’s beloved sky spectacle show every Wednesday night at 9pm and Saturday night at 10pm, from Memorial Day weekend to Labor Day weekend. Gather your loved ones and head to the Pier to witness this breathtaking free event. Immerse yourself in the stunning visuals accompanied by a mix of dramatic and popular music, including...


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