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Event Series Naperville Farmers Market

Naperville Farmers Market

5th Avenue Station Parking Lot 200 E. 5th Ave, Naperville

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!  ...

Event Series Aurora Farmers Market

Aurora Farmers Market

Water Street Mall 13 Water St, Aurora

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...

Event Series Lisle French Market

Lisle French Market

Downtown Lisle IL

This community treasure features fresh produce, plants, flowers, bakery items and more.   For information on more events like this, check out our roundup of Farmer’s Markets.

Event Series Brookfield Farmers Market

Brookfield Farmers Market

Brookfield Village Hall 8820 Brookfield Avenue, Brookfield

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...

Event Series Elk Grove Farmers Market

Elk Grove Farmers Market

Charles J. Zettek Municipal Complex 901 Wellington Avenue, Elk Grove Village

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,...


Unplug Illinois – Come Fly A Kite

Memorial Park (La Grange Park) 132 West Oak Avenue, La Grange Park

Unplug Illinois is a program of the Illinois Park and Recreation Association, designed to encourage people to “unplug” from technology and plug into play, creativity, family, and adventure. Unplug Illinois...

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...


Touch-a-Truck and Kids IDs

Bartlett Metra Parking Lot 138 E. Bartlett Avenue, Bartlett

See! Touch! Explore! Honk! Open for all ages - emergency vehicles, construction trucks and more. Free Kids ID station by Illinois State Police.   For information on more events like...


Naperville Plays

Knoch Knolls Nature Center 320 Knoch Knolls Road, Naperville

Join us for a day of play featuring an outdoor StoryWalk (book walk) courtesy of the Naperville Public Library and other fun hands-on activities presented by the Knoch Knolls Nature...

Event Series Bubble Works

Bubble Works

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

On July 13 and 14, from 9 am to 1 pm, Wonder Works Children’s Museum will host our third annual outdoor festival to celebrate the magic and science of bubbles....

$5 – $15
Event Series 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...

Little Builders Drop-In

Indian Prairie Public Library 401 Plainfield Road, Darien

For families with children ages 7 & under. Work on fine motor skills while building with bricks and blocks of all sizes.


Popsicles in the Park

Circle Park (Bloomingdale) 163 Fairfield Way, Bloomingdale

On Saturday, July 13, people throughout Illinois are encouraged to “unplug” from technology and plug into; play, creativity, family, and adventure. Unplug Illinois promotes getting up and getting out, whether...


Planet Circus

Park Ridge Public Library 20 S Prospect Avenue, Park Ridge

Join Pocket Circus for their Planet Circus show - a show full of acrobatics, juggling, and magic with lots of audience participation and comedy for the whole family. Tickets available...

Event Series Park Play Dates

Park Play Dates

Various Locations IL

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...


Super Saturday: Bubble Bonanza

Mount Prospect Public Library 10 S. Emerson, Mount Prospect

Experience art, science, and a touch of magic with Bubble Ben's interactive bubble show. Best for ages 4 and older with their families. Please register each child attendee using the...


Joyful Noise Music Class

Berwyn Public Library 2701 S. Harlem Ave., Berwyn

Give your baby/toddler the joy of the Musikgarten experience with this engaging class led by Joyful Noise Music Studio! Recommended for ages 0-5 years. Registration is required.


Unplug Illinois

Kemmerling Park and Pool 400 S Prospect Street, Roselle

Unplug Illinois with a prescription for nature. Join the Roselle Park District at Kemmerling Park as we partner with The Nature Conservation Foundation to engage with nature and experience its...


Unplug Illinois

Ackerman Park (Glen Ellyn) 800 St. Charles Road, Glen Ellyn

Unplug your electronic devices and plug into play, creativity, friendship, adventure, and family with the Illinois Parks and Recreation Association’s State-wide initiative. This free community event will consist of fitness,...


Early Childhood Expo and Kite Fest

Maine Park Leisure Center 2701 W Sibley Street, Park Ridge

Parents and children, sample everything the Park District has to offer children age 5 and under, all in one place! Follow our scavenger hunt through the facility to try out...

Event Series Kids Club

Kids Club

Michaels (check your local store)

Introducing Kids Club! We will have specific kids oriented projects on select Saturdays each month. Bring your kids to a free craft! This week we are making painted rocks that...


Unplug Illinois Day

Downers Grove Recreation Center 4500 Belmont Road, Downers Grove

Unplug from devices and plug into play on Saturday, July 13. Unplug Illinois Day will highlight the active programs, sports, and leagues offered by the Downers Grove Park District. Free...


Field Day Unplugged

Prisco Community Center 150 W Illinois Ave, Aurora

Join us for Field Day Unplugged on Saturday, July 13 at McCullough Park (next to Prisco Community Center) to celebrate Unplug Illinois! Unplug Illinois is a campaign created by Illinois...


Celebrate Illinois Unplug Day at HEParks

South Ridge Park 1450 Freeman Road, Hoffman Estates

Celebrate Illinois Unplug Day at HEParks! Join us for a day of digital detox and outdoor excitement at HEParks’ Celebrate Illinois Unplug Day! Hosted at the picturesque South Ridge Park...


Field Day Unplugged

Messenger Woods Nature Preserve Bruce Road and Cedar Road, Home Glen

Come play in the woods for Unplug Illinois Day(Opens in a new window)! The statewide initiative encourages people to unplug from their electronic devices and plug into play, creativity, friendship,...


Bensenville Public Works Open House

Bensenville Public Works 717 E Jefferson Street, Bensenville

Join Bensenville Public Works for a unique experience allowing you to get a behind-the-scenes look at the skills, tools, and equipment required to maintain the village's infrastructure. At this family...


Kids Fest

Wampum Lake Lansing Rd & Willigan Rd, Thornton

Embrace the great outdoors and the wonders of nature. Featuring various community partners offering fishing, canoeing, archery and more.


Gardener’s Art Fest

The Growing Place 25w471 Plank Road, Naperville

Join us Saturday, July 13, 2024 from 10 am – 5 pm for the Gardener’s Art Fest! The Gardener’s Art Fest at The Growing Place has been connecting local artists...


Kids Closet Cleanout Kick-Off

Yorktown Center 203 Yorktown Center, Lombard

Join us for our Back-to-School Kids Closet Cleanout clothing drive kick-off on Saturday, July 13 from 10am - 5pm in Center Court to make a difference in our community by...

Event Series Peach Festival

Peach Festival

Windy Acres Farm 37w446 Fabyan Parkway, Geneva

Our Festival opens at 10am-6pm with a large attractions area, delicious grilled concessions and beer garden to enjoy. Music and other fun activities are scheduled throughout each day! Make sure...

Event Series Southport Art Festival

Southport Art Festival

Wrigleyville 3550 N. Seminary Ave., Chicago

Chicago’s iconic Southport Corridor will bloom to life when Southport Art Fest takes over in July of 2024. Featured in TimeOut Chicago as one of the “Best Festivals in Town,”...

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...


Yoga at the Farm

Fischer Farm 16W680 Grand Ave., Bensenville

Enjoy a Vinyasa Yoga class at Fischer Farm surrounded by a wooded forest preserve. Mats will be provided, but participants ware free to bring their own. Make sure to bring...

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...


The Eras Tour Party

Glen Ellyn Public Library 400 Duane Street, Glen Ellyn

Wear your favorite Eras outfit, exchange friendship bracelets, and sing along to The Eras Tour music with other Swifities. For grades 3-8. Sessions from 10:30am - 11:00am or 2:30pm -...

Event Series La Hora de Cuentos

La Hora de Cuentos

Nichols Library 200 W. Jefferson Ave, Naperville

¡Sumerja a sus hijos en un nuevo idioma o aumente la fluidez durante este divertido programa lleno de historias y rimas en español! Immerse your kids in a new language...

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.


Mammals and More Animal Show

Schiller Park Public Library 4200 Old River Road, Schiller Park

Join the Flying Fox Conservation Fund and learn about some of the most amazing creatures from around the world. There is something for everyone at this unique, hands-on animal program....


Swiftie Celebration

Woodridge Public Library 3 Plaza Dr, Woodridge

Celebrate all things Taylor Swift with us in Style. Come hang out with your fellow Swifties, sing along, and Stay Stay Stay for bracelet making and activities. Please register each...


Picnic in the Park

Lions Park (Warrenville) 3S350 Virginia Avenue, Warrenville

Celebrate Unplug IL Day with a picnic in the park! Enjoy outdoor games, hot dogs & drinks.


Community Park Grand Opening Bash

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

Join us for a fun-filled day celebrating the grand opening of our renovated Community Park. This is a free event for the whole family!


Unplug Illinois Day

The Woodlands at White Oaks Park 111 S. Wood Dale Road, Wood Dale

Unplug from technology and plug into play, adventure, family, and nature at our FREE community event at White Oaks Park. As part of a state-wide Unplug Illinois initiative, Wood Dale...


Tie-Dye in July

Bolingbrook Recreation and Aquatic Complex 200 S. Lindsey Lane, Bolingbrook

Bring a white shirt to make your own tie-dye masterpiece! Inspiration, dye supplies and cleanup all provided. Creations will need to be washed at home. All offerings are while supplies...


Unplug Illinois

Prairie Point Community Park 4120 Plainfield Road, Oswego

Join the Oswegoland Park District as we unplug our electronic devices and plug into play. Enjoy crafts, games, the splash pad, and more! All Ages, Free!


Summer Market

Poplar Creek Public Library 1405 S. Park Avenue, Streamwood

Local vendors will be on-site for you to purchase handmade crafts, jewelry, food, and more. Please note: Some vendors take credit cards but most are cash-only.


iFest: International Festival Bolingbrook

Bolingbrook Town Center 375 W. Briarcliff Road, Bolingbrook

Rated as the third most diverse suburb of Chicago, Bolingbrook prides itself in its “door-to-door” diversity, providing a place to live, work, and play for all. iFest Bolingbrook: International Festival...

Event Series 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.

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...

Summertime Second Saturdays

Mayslake Peabody Estate 1717 W. 31st Street, Oak Brook

Bring the family for a fun new program! In July we’ll talk about medieval symbols as we make small shields and do a needlework activity together. In August we’ll horse...

Event Series Family Movie

Family Movie

Downers Grove Public Library 1050 Curtiss Street, Downers Grove

Bring a blanket and pillow to enjoy a movie on our big screen! Closed Captioning is provided. June 29 - FernGully July 5 - Wall-E *Showing at 10:30am and 1:00pm...

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...

Included in general admission

Annual Dream Scriber’s Event

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

Join us for the exciting debut of young writers who have completed the 12-week Dream Scriber’s program. The young authors will be selling their books, and light snacks and beverages...

Event Series Family Movie

Family Movie

Downers Grove Public Library 1050 Curtiss Street, Downers Grove

Bring a blanket and pillow to enjoy a movie on our big screen! Closed Captioning is provided. July 13 - Minions August 15 - Penguins of Madagascar August 21 -...

Jazz Up Glen Ellyn

Downtown Glen Ellyn Main Street & Crescent Boulevard, Glen Ellyn

Coming back stronger than ever is The Downtown Glen Ellyn Jazz Up Music Festival. This is the premiere jazz festival of DuPage County bringing an afternoon line-up of the best...

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....

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...

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...

Slime Saturday

Maywood Public Library 121 S 5th Avenue, Maywood

Love making slime? Well let’s make some! / ¿Te encanta hacer slime?¡Hagamos algunos!

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...


Unplug Illinois Celebration

Denning Park 4903 S. Gilbert Ave, La Grange

On Saturday, July 13, 2024, we encourage people to ditch their electronic devices and “unplug” to enjoy a celebration at Denning Park. Come out to “Chalk the Park”, play on...


Forge Fest

The Forge: Lemont Quarries 1001 Main Street, Lemont

🎉 Get ready for the ultimate summer celebration at the 4th Annual Forge Fest, happening at The Mount at The Forge: Lemont Quarries in Lemont, IL, on Saturday, July 13th!...

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...


Cruel Summer Pool Party

Splash Country Water Park 195 S Barnes Road, Aurora

Calling all Swifties! Get ready for an unforgettable Taylor Swift themed pool party! Enjoy the waterpark amenities such as zero-depth entry pool with children’s play features, lazy river, winding, enclosed...

$13 – $17

Bastille Day

Navy Pier 600 E Grand Ave, Chicago

The Committee of French Speaking Societies invite the French Community and all the friends of France to celebrate the French national holiday of Bastille Day in Polk Bros Park on...

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...

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...


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