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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,...

Free
Event Series Little Builders

Little Builders

Wheaton Public Library 225 N Cross Street, Wheaton

Join us for a morning of building. Use the library's special blocks to build with friends while working on our fine motor skills! This is a drop-in event. Feel free...

Free
Event Series Stay and Play

Stay and Play

Mount Prospect Public Library 10 S. Emerson, Mount Prospect

This drop-in playtime features a special, immersive theme to explore and pretend play. The Youth Department program room will transform into a unique, child-size world that's the perfect space to...

Free

Bridge Challenge

Westmont Public Library 428 North Cass, Westmont

Work together as a family to build a bridge using supplies provided. Then test it to see how much weight it can hold.

Free
Event Series Stories in the Forest

Stories in the Forest

Trailside Museum of Natural History 738 Thatcher Ave, River Forest

Presented with River Forest Public Library. We’ll read stories and do a simple nature activity. Weather dependent. Ages 0 to 5 years old with adult. Drop in.

$3
Event Series Story and Stroll

Story and Stroll

North Riverside Public Library 2400 Des Plaines Avenue, North Riverside

Meet in front of the library with your young one in a stroller and join fellow parents/ caregivers for a walk in the park. We will end by the park...

Free

Summer Games – Baby and Toddler

Palatine Public Library 700 N North Court, Palatine

Summer Games Thursday, July 11, 10:00 – 12:00 p.m. Baby Races returns for the 2nd year followed by a Toddler Obstacle course. Sign-up begins 6/27. Baby Races 10:00 – 10:45...

Free
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.

Free
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...

Free

ZAP! Story Time at the Zoo

Brookfield Zoo 8400 West 31st Street, Brookfield +1 more

Join us for an animal-themed story time at the Brookfield Zoo! Register here with the Zoo and meet at the Hamill Family Nature Plaza. All ages with a caregiver. Registration...

Free

Little Miss Ann

Downtown La Grange La Grange

Join us at the La Grange Farmers Market as we clap, jump, sing and dance to Little Miss Ann's upbeat, down-to-earth music. We guarantee a good time for all ages!...

Free
Event Series Stay and Play

Stay and Play

St. Charles Public Library 1 S. 6th Street, St. Charles

Stay and play at the library! Come for books, stay for the fun! July 10 - Jumbo Games July 11 - Board Games July 12 - Coloring Bookmarks

Free
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....

Free
Event Series Fresh Fest

Fresh Fest

Navy Pier 600 E Grand Ave, Chicago

Come and experience the excitement of our free annual young performers showcase, Fresh Fest! and witness the emergence of fresh talents, fresh voices, and fresh perspectives as they grace the...

Free

Stories by the Pool

Centennial Pool (Lemont) 16028 W 127th St, Lemont

Get cool at the pool with the Youth Services librarians and the Reading Rover!

Event Series Time To Go Chorin’

Time To Go Chorin’

Kline Creek Farm 1N600 County Farm Road, West Chicago

Help with different historical household or barnyard chores around the farm. It can get messy, so make sure to wear shoes and clothes you don’t mind getting dirty. Suggested admission...

$5
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.

Free

Drop-in Robot Day

Wood Dale Public Library 520 N. Wood Dale Road, Wood Dale

Stop in any time between 3-4 pm to try out our robots! You are welcome to stay as long or as little as you want. Recommended age: 5-11 years

Free
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.

Free
Event Series Glendale Heights Fest

Glendale Heights Fest

Camera Park (Glendale Heights) 101 E Fullerton Avenue, Glendale Heights

Known to many as one of the western suburbs’ premier events, Glendale Heights Fest is held in July of each year at Camera Park, 101 E. Fullerton Avenue in Glendale...

Globetrotters: Mexico

Arlington Heights Memorial Library 500 N. Dunton Avenue, Arlington Heights

There's a great big world out there - be a part of it! Get to know a new country every month by singing songs, playing games, and making crafts. This...

Free

Summer Movie and a Craft

Fountaindale Public Library 300 W Briarcliff Rd, Bolingbrook

Escape the heat and make a special craft while we watch the 2023 family musical, "Wonka!" (Grades K–5)

Event Series Downtown Summer Sounds

Downtown Summer Sounds

Fountain Square (Evanston) 1601 Sherman Avenue, Evanston

Downtown Summer Sounds is a free outdoor concert series on Thursday evenings from 5-7PM at Fountain Square, from July 11 to September 26. For nine of the twelve weeks, Downtown...

Free
Event Series Geneva Classic Car Show

Geneva Classic Car Show

Kane County Government Center 719 S Batavia Avenue, Buildling A, Geneva

Step back in time and join us on Thursday evenings from 5-8 pm during July and August at the historic downtown Kane County Courthouse on Third Street as car collectors...

Free
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...

Free
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....

Free
Event Series Taste of Westmont

Taste of Westmont

Downtown Westmont Cass Avenue & West Quincy Street, Westmont

Main Stage, Beer and Margarita Tent, Carnival, Food, Booths, Commercial Area, Craft Show & More.   For information on more events like this, check out our roundup of Summer Festivals.

Free
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...

Free

Sing-Along with Ms. Sarah

Woodridge Public Library 3 Plaza Dr, Woodridge

Sing-along to your favorite Disney hits with Ms. Sarah! Please register each family member attending. Children age 8 and younger need to attend with a caregiver.

Free
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.

Free

Hoffman in Motion Summer Hang

South Ridge Park 1450 Freeman Road, Hoffman Estates

The Hoffman in Motion transportation planning team is hosting a FREE community event at South Ridge Park on Thursday, July 11 from 6 to 8 p.m. to provide the community...

Free
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...

Free
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...

Free
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...

Free

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 Itasca Fest

Itasca Fest

Washington Park (Itasca) 400 Irving Park Road, Itasca

For over thirty years, the Itasca Lions Club, the Village of Itasca, and the Itasca Park District have united to bring summer celebrations to the community. Early bird tickets for...

Mr. Taps – Family Entertainment Night

Wood Dale Public Library 520 N. Wood Dale Road, Wood Dale

Mr. Tap’s charismatic, high-energy performance is entertaining to watch, he strongly involves the audience. He will teach audience members how to do some fancy footwork!

Free
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!...

Free

Animal Quest

Batavia Public Library 10 S. Batavia Ave., Batavia

Meet a variety of animals up close. Don’t miss this opportunity to see an engaging and informative show filled with a variety of animals you’ll get to see up close....

Free
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...

Free
Event Series Summer Concert Series

Summer Concert Series

Oak Brook Park District 1450 Forest Gate Road, Oak Brook

The Summer Concert Series is BACK and FREE to the community! July 11: Live Stream July 18: The Neverly Brothers July 25: The Four C Notes August 1: Anchors Away...

Free
Event Series Summer in the Parks

Summer in the Parks

Various Locations IL

Naperville Park District is hosting a series of outdoor theatre performances by BrightSide Theatre titled, “Enchanted Broadway: A Magical Journey of Showtunes and Superstitions.” This series of free performances will...

Free
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...

Free
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...

Free
Event Series Live Music on the Hill

Live Music on the Hill

Hanover Park Park District Community Center 1919 Walnut Avenue, Hanover Park

Free Family Summer Concerts! Spend your summer evenings enjoying great music in a fantastic park setting. Whether you're coming with your family or looking for a relaxing night out by...

Free
Event Series Summer Concert Series

Summer Concert Series

Carol Stream Town Center 960 N Gary Ave, Carol Stream

Each summer, the Village hosts a series of concerts for the community. Taking place on Thursday nights, these concerts provide free fun and entertainment that the whole family can enjoy....

Free
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...

Free
Event Series Rockin’ in the Park

Rockin’ in the Park

North Riverside Park and Recreation 2401 Desplaines Ave, North Riverside

Bring friends, family, and comfy chairs/blankets to kick back and enjoy the sounds of summer! The music line-up will bring big beats to get you on your feet. NO outside...

Free

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...

Free
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...

Free
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...

Free
Event Series Good Vibrations

Good Vibrations

Veterans Memorial Bandshell 411 S. Maple Street, Mount Prospect

Gather family and friends for the best in Thursday evening entertainment. Our free concert series offers something for everyone! June 20 - Petty Kings June 27 - Dancing Queen July...

Free

Summer Movie in the Park

Prospect Park (Clarendon Hills) 315 E. Chicago Avenue, Clarendon Hills

Let Innovation Arts Connection lead you through choreographed dance inspired by the movie. Join the fun and come to the Movie in the Park, The Super Mario Bros. Movie. This...

Free
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...

Free
Event Series Movies in the Park

Movies in the Park

Moore Park 877 Geneva Drive, Geneva

This event is free to attend. Movies begin at dusk (8:30pm) at Moore Park, 877 Geneva Drive. Concessions will be available for purchase. 2024 Schedule: June 6: Trolls Band Together...

Free

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