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Schaumburg Farmers Market

Trickster Cultural Center 190 S. Roselle Road, Schaumburg

Come visit Schaumburg's Farmers Market that runs every Friday through the end of October. The market features locally grown fruits and vegetables, seafood, meats, flowers, plants and gourmet cheeses sold...

Free
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Online Children’s Sale

Virtual

The online store will be available starting at 9am Friday, September 22nd. Shop and browse all weekend long! Many items will be half-priced on Sunday, September 24th. Shopper pickup Saturday,...

Fall into Autumn Story Time

Barrington Area Library 505 N Northwest Highway, Barrington

Get ready for Autumn with some songs, stories, and dancing. Drop in. BALibrary Lawn.

Free

Picnic in the Park

Robinhood Park 30th Street and Robinhood Lane, La Grange Park

The Community Park District and La Grange Park Public Library are excited to provide this fun, and FREE program. Caregivers and children from birth and up are invited to join...

Free

Fall Celebration Play Date

Lincoln Marsh Harrison & Pierce Avenues, Wheaton

Celebrate the start of fall with a Nature Play Date at Lincoln Marsh. Enjoy activities and open play then stay afterwards for a picnic lunch. Registration requested. For details, visit...

Free

Let’s Dance

Brookfield Public Library 3609 Grand Boulevard, Brookfield

Let’s get our groove on in the Meeting Room with our very own, kid-friendly playlist! Ages 2-5 with caregiver.

Free
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Bluey Bash – FULL

Helen Plum Library 411 South Main Street, Lombard

Our favorite Blue Heeler family is returning with more wackadoo games, crafts, and activities! Please register all children and adults who will be attending.

Free
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Roving Naturalists

Garfield Park Conservatory 300 N Central Park Avenue, Chicago

Watch out as you explore the Conservatory – you may run into a Roving Naturalist! On Fridays from 11:30 to 1:30, and on Saturdays from 10:30am to 2pm, Nature Educators...

Free
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Friends of the Library Book Sale

Bartlett Public Library 800 S Bartlett Road, Bartlett

Calling all bargain hunters, book lovers, movie buffs and puzzle fans! The Friends of the Bartlett Library invite you to a Book, Jigsaw Puzzle & More Sale. Lots of wondeerful...

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Elgin Farmers Market

Festival Park 132 S Grove Avenue, Elgin

We are excited for the 2023 season! Stay tuned for more events and happenings in Downtown Elgin. Shop a great selection of vendors, listen to live music, enjoy great food...

Free
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Irish Fest

Central Park (Naperville) 104 E. Benton, Naperville

Join us at Naperville's Central Park for a family-friendly festival featuring live music, frosty libations, Irish cultural activities, Hurling and so much more!   For information on more events like...

Family Art

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

Kiddos and their grownups can learn easy techniques to create some beautiful artworks together. Dress for a mess. Age 4-Kindergarten, with caregiver.

Free

Back to Hogwarts Bash – FULL

Indian Trails Public Library - Main Branch 355 Schoenbeck Road, Wheeling

Grades 3 and older. You’ve been accepted to the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry! Get sorted into your Hogwarts house then celebrate the start of term with snacks and...

Free
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Oaktoberfest

Downtown Oak Park 1010 Lake Street, Oak Park

Celebrate the changing seasons at Oaktoberfest in Downtown Oak Park. Enjoy a premier music line up, delicious fall foods from local restaurants, specialty craft beers, and a Kids Root Beer...

Free
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Fall Fest and Oktoberfest

Downtown Mount Prospect Northwest Highway and Main Street, Mount Prospect

Join the Mount Prospect Downtown Merchants Association for their annual Fall Fest and Oktoberfest on Friday, September 22, and Saturday, September 23, at the intersection of Emerson Street and Busse...

Huck Finn Fishing Derby

Reiner Park 1101 N. Green Knolls Drive, Buffalo Grove

Come out and catch that prize-winning fish at the Buffalo Grove Park District’s annual Fishing Derby. Awards and raffle prizes will be given. This event is for children only. If...

$5 – $7

Pajama Party at DuPage Children’s Museum

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

Put on your favorite PJs and join us for an evening of comfort and creativity. Explore the Museum’s exhibits and a variety of pop-up activities. Then wind down with bedtime...

Included in general admission

Fall BINGO

Woodridge Public Library 3 Plaza Dr, Woodridge

Celebrate the start of fall with some fun Fall BINGO! Register for an hour long session.

Free

Mt. Melas Jr. Adventure Run

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

Test Your Limits and Conquer Your Obstacles—1.5 Mile Run Featuring hill elevation and both grass/concrete terrain. Run, Climb, Jump, Push, Pull and Crawl Your Way to the Finish Line  ...

$20 – $30

Fall Festival

Western Springs Tower Green 914 Hillgrove Avenue, Western Springs

The WSBA is excited to announce that Fall Festival is back this September! Please save the date for Friday, September 22rd from 4:00 – 9:00pm. A huge thank you to...

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Oktoberfest

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

Join us September 14 - 24, 2023 for the Eleventh Annual Glendale Heights Oktoberfest which will be held at Camera Park in Glendale Heights, Illinois. Experience live entertainment daily including...

Fall Youth Talent Show

Playhouse 38 Theatre 321 Stevens Street, Suite P, entrance in rear of building,, Geneva

Take the opportunity to showcase your talents on stage! Sing that song you’ve always wanted to perform, try out that stand-up act you’ve been working on, or show off those...

$5
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A Night at the Movies

Various Locations (Naperville) Naperville

Bring your own snacks and chairs.  Friday, July 28 - Rotary Hill @ 8:30 pm Minions: the Rise of Gru Friday, August 11 - 95th Street @ 8:15 pm School...

Free

Movie on the Green

Lombard Golf Course 2400 Butterfield Road, Lombard

Join us for a FREE movie on the green! Pack up your chairs, blankets, and snacks and head over to the Lombard Golf Course for a viewing of the golf...

Free
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Shot in the Dark

Holes & Knolls Miniature Golf Course 845 Pershing Ave., Glen Ellyn

Enjoy a round of mini golf at Holes & Knolls after hours! Using lit golf balls, putt-putt through our glowing obstacles and test your skills against friends. Children must be...

$10

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