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Event Series Frontier Days

Frontier Days

Recreation Park (Arlington Heights) 500 E. Miner Street, Arlington Heights

So many fun things to fill your 4th of July weekend! We look forward to seeing you! FREE Entertainment and no event fee to attend Frontier Days 2024! Join us...


Buffalo Grove Farmers Market

Mike Rylko Community Park 1000 N Buffalo Grove Road, Buffalo Grove

Featuring: locally grown fruits, vegetables, condiments, gourmet coffee and pastries, and more. In addition, business sponsored booths and non-profit booths will showcase local organizations and businesses.   For information on...

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.


Fossil Fun

Little Red Schoolhouse Nature Center 9800 Willow Springs Rd, Willow Springs

Become an amateur paleontologist and learn how to discover fossils in your own backyard while learning about the past. Ages 6 & up.


History of Flowers at the Games

Oak Park Conservatory 615 Garfield Street, Oak Park

Did you know that olive-leaf wreaths were awarded to commemorate victories at the first Olympic Games in Ancient Greece before medals were given? Drop in and learn more fun facts...

Event Series Lincolnshire Art Festival

Lincolnshire Art Festival

Village Green (Lincolnshire) Milwaukee Avenue and Old Half Day Road, Lincolnshire

Plan your perfect summer day at Lincolnshire’s Village Green!  Grab a tasty breakfast with friends or family at your favorite Lincolnshire spot, then browse original art from 80+ artists. Make...


Pond Dip Discovery

Trailside Museum of Natural History 738 Thatcher Ave, River Forest

Join us as we dip our nets in the water and scoop up our discoveries! Equipment provided. Ages 5 to 12 with adult.

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...

Event Series Sensory-Friendly Hour

Sensory-Friendly Hour

Park Ridge Public Library 20 S Prospect Avenue, Park Ridge

We open an hour early on the first Sunday of the month for an adapted, accessible and sensory-friendly Library experience for all. The Children's Department environment will be adjusted and...

Event Series Northwest Fourth Fest

Northwest Fourth Fest

Sears Centre Arena 5333 Prairie Stone Parkway, Hoffman Estates

Celebrate the 4th at the biggest party in the suburbs! Join the Village of Hoffman Estates and the Hoffman Estates Park District are once again hosting Northwest Fourth-Fest from July...

Event Series Naperville Salute

Naperville Salute

Rotary Hill along the Riverwalk, Naperville

The Naperville Salute is our Family-Friendly Independence Day Hometown Celebration, centered around our appreciation for Veterans, Active Military, First Responders and their Families. The Salute blends community, local entertainment, and...

Event Series 4th of July Festival

4th of July Festival

Apple Orchard Community Park Stearns Road & S. Bartlett Road, Bartlett

The all-volunteer Bartlett Fourth of July Committee invites you to celebrate at Apple Orchard Park, at the corner of Stearns & S. Bartlett roads. The Bartlett 4th of July Festival...


Color Walk

Crabtree Nature Center 3 Stover Road, Barrington

Nature is more than just green, join us on a 1.4-mile guided walk.

Event Series 4th of July Festival

4th of July Festival

Melas Park (Mount Prospect) 1500 W. Central Road, Mount Prospect

85th annual Mount Prospect Lions Club Festival. See link for full details.   For information on more events like this, check out our roundup of 4th of July Parades, Celebrations...

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...


Madhubani Art for Juniors

Santori Library (Aurora) 101 S. River Street, Aurora

Ms. Kripa Ramdas will teach us to create our own Madhubani art masterpiece by utilizing up-cycled materials. Registration opens Saturday, June 1st. Ages 8-11. Caregiver(s) welcome. Madhubani art is a...

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

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