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Event Series Schaumburg Farmers Market

Schaumburg Farmers Market

Trickster Cultural Center 190 S. Roselle Road, Schaumburg

At the Schaumburg Farmers Market, you’ll find locally grown fruits and vegetables, certified organic produce, microgreens, meats, flowers, plants, gourmet cheeses, and dog treats sold by the vendors that produce...

Free
Event Series StoryWalk

StoryWalk

Diane Main Park 200 W 59th St, Westmont

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...

Event Series Bubble Palooza

Bubble Palooza

Various Locations IL

Pop! Come play with all manner of foam and suds in this bubble extravaganza! Children are invited to create and interact with bubbles in a variety of ways. Ages 2-5...

Free

Character Party: Sesame Street

Indian Prairie Public Library 401 Plainfield Road, Darien

For ages 7 & under with an adult caregiver. Celebrate your favorite characters! Explore and create themed activities and crafts based on your beloved pals. Register for each week you...

Free
Event Series Fridays in the Field

Fridays in the Field

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

University of Illinois Extension Certified Master Naturalists will connect visitors with nature through inquiry-based activities. Jul 5 & Jul 12 – Cicadas Jul 19 – Amphibians & Reptiles Jul 26...

Free
Event Series Storytime in the Garden

Storytime in the Garden

Proksa Park 3001 S. Wisconsin Ave, Berwyn

Join us and the Proksa Park's Children's Garden for summer storytimes, complete with activities, crafts, and gardening time in the community garden! In the event of bad weather, storytime will...

Free

Sun’s Out, Fun’s Out

Park Ridge Public Library 20 S Prospect Avenue, Park Ridge

Join us outside on the lawn for summer sun and fun! If the sun's not out (or the cicadas still are) we'll bring the fun indoors. Drop in.

Free
Event Series Fun Fridays

Fun Fridays

Reed-Keppler Park 157 W Washington St, West Chicago

Kids entertainment series. Subject to weather. June 28: Todd Downing July 12: The Headspin Guy July 26: Jay Jay Magic & Bubbles August 2: The Frog Lady August 9: Nanny...

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 Friday Fun Day

Friday Fun Day

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

Explore, discover, and imagine with our new educational play stations. We rotate our toys every week to ensure our future veterinarians, doctors, chefs, and store clerks never get bored! Drop...

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
Event Series Party on the Patio

Party on the Patio

The Community House (Hinsdale) 415 West 8th Street, Hinsdale

Summertime at The Community House is waiting for you! Pack a lunch, corral the crew and join us for a group "BYOL" on our Patio! Each event will have vendors,...

Free

Art in Nature

National Grove - South Groveland Avenue and 31st Street, North Riverside

Explore the symbolism between art in nature. Create land art, write a poem, and make tie dye using fruits and spices. Drop in. Grove 1.

Event Series Friday Crafternoons

Friday Crafternoons

Helen Plum Library 411 South Main Street, Lombard

Drop-in event for families with children of all ages. Get crafty at the Library this summer! Use available supplies to design your own creation to take home.

Free

Tween Craft Hour (Taylor’s Version)

Fountaindale Public Library 300 W Briarcliff Rd, Bolingbrook

Come spend this not-so-cruel-summer afternoon with us! Join us in our Swiftie era as we craft friendship bracelets and more while listening to music—Taylor’s Version, of course! (Grades 3–5).

Free
Event Series Windmill City Festival

Windmill City Festival

Batavia Riverwalk 100 N. Island Ave., Batavia

Join Us July 12-14 at Your Hometown Festival! Big on Family Fun and Traditions Live Bands A Darling Pet Competition Windmill Whirl 5K Food Galore Carnival & Family Activities All...

Free
Event Series Crafternoon

Crafternoon

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

Are you feeling crafty? Join us for an afternoon of crafts. Recommended age: 6-11 years

Free

Anime Afternoon – FULL

Fountaindale Public Library 300 W Briarcliff Rd, Bolingbrook

Come hang out in the Vortex while we watch anime, talk about manga and enjoy Japanese snacks! (Grades 6–12)

Free
Event Series Elgin Farmers Market

Elgin Farmers Market

Downtown Elgin South Riverside Drive, Elgin

Shop a great selection of vendors, listen to live music, enjoy great food and have an awesome time in Downtown Elgin! The Downtown Elgin Market brings 30-45 vendors to Downtown...

Free
Event Series Summerfest

Summerfest

Downtown La Grange La Grange

Check out the stellar lineup of artists gracing our parking lot in DTLG! We're set to rock La Grange like never before. Plus, we'll have a face painter and balloon...

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 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...

LEGO Mania – FULL

Mount Prospect Public Library - South Branch 1711 W. Algonquin Road, Mount Prospect

Create a never before seen masterpiece using our large collection of LEGO bricks! For children entering grades K-5 with an adult. At the end of the program, we will display...

Free

Family Float Night

Cypress Cove (Woodridge) Janes Court, Woodridge

Bring in floats, rafts and other fun items you would like to enjoy in the main pool at Cypress Cove Family Aquatic Park. Parental supervision in the water is mandatory...

Included in general admission
Event Series Roselle Cruise Nights

Roselle Cruise Nights

American Legion Post (Roselle) 344 E Maple Avenue, Roselle

The 19th Annual! Roselle Cruise Nights 2024! Every Friday May 31st till Sept. 13th   For information on more events like this, check out our roundup of Classic Car Shows.

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...

Free
Event Series Float Nights

Float Nights

Lions Park Pool 100 Byrd Court, Clarendon Hills

Enjoy the evening at Lions Park Pool floating on your favorite raft. Pool rules apply during this special night out. Daily admissions apply.

Included in general admission
Event Series Cruisin’ Park Ridge

Cruisin’ Park Ridge

Downtown Park Ridge 15 Prairie Avenue, Park Ridge

To bring consumers into Park Ridge’s Uptown shopping district, the Chamber has created Cruisin' Park Ridge. Local shops and restaurants as well as the Park Ridge Library and other community...

Free

Street Dance

Franklin Avenue Franklin Avenue and 25th Avenue, Franklin Park

You don’t want to miss this unforgettable annual summer event hosted by the Park District of Franklin Park. There will be live music, local food vendors, free children’s activities, and...

Free
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...

Christmas in July

Woodland Trails Pool 1500 E Euclid Avenue, Mount Prospect

Santa will be visiting the Woodland Trails Pool this July! Join us for decorations, reindeer games, holiday treats, and more! All ages welcome!

Free – $3
Event Series Riverwalk Music Nights

Riverwalk Music Nights

Riverwalk Park Bandshell (Winfield) 27W530 High Lake Road, Winfield

You are invited back to another year of Riverwalk Music Nights! We have added 2 additional nights for a total of 6 rocking summer nights where you can enjoy a...

Free

Second Fridays: The John Behling & Kehsin Xu Duo

Barrington Area Library 505 N Northwest Highway, Barrington

Kehsin and John play jazz, bossa novas, and lively jazz arrangements of pop tunes. They perform regularly at Le Piano, The Dock, and many private events throughout the Chicago area....

Free
Event Series Movie in the Park

Movie in the Park

Wilder Park (Elmhurst) 175 South Prospect Avenue, Elmhurst

Grab a picnic blanket and join us at Wilder Park. Movie begins at dusk. Free admission. June 7 - The Lorax July 12 - Monsters Inc August 2 - Bolt...

Free
Event Series Sounds of Summer

Sounds of Summer

Various Locations IL

The complete summer includes Main Stage Concerts on Friday nights, Family Picnic Series on Tuesdays at noon, Battle of the Bands, Palatine Concert Band Shows, and Outdoor Movie Nights –...

Free
Event Series Movies Under The Stars

Movies Under The Stars

Willow Stream Park and Pool 651 Old Checker Road, Buffalo Grove

There is no need to buy a ticket or rent a movie on these Friday nights! Available seating is guaranteed in our 54-acre theater that will feature a 40-foot screen...

Free
Event Series Movies Under the Stars

Movies Under the Stars

Wheaton Public Library 225 N Cross Street, Wheaton

Bring your lawn chairs and blankets to the Wheaton Public Library’s West Plaza* for these FREE family-friendly movie showings: June 14: The Super Mario Bros. Movie​ July 12: Trolls: Band...

Free
Event Series Movies in the Park

Movies in the Park

Pavilion Community Center 1000 Wellington Avenue, Elk Grove Village

Please bring your own snacks, chairs and blankets. June 14: Migration June 28: Elemental July 12: Wonka July 26: Trolls Band Together   For information on more events like this,...

Free
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...

Free
Event Series Moonlit Movies in the Park

Moonlit Movies in the Park

Cantigny Park 1S151 Winfield Road, Wheaton

Watching a favorite movie outside, under the stars, on a 40-foot screen is a fun and memorable family experience. We make it even better with pre-show activities such as crafts,...

Included in general admission
Event Series Movie in the Park

Movie in the Park

Downtown Bloomingdale 104 S Bloomingdale Road, Bloomingdale

Bring a chair, blanket, some snacks and don’t forget the family, for a night out under the stars. Enjoy a family friendly movie at Old Town Park this summer. ....

Free

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