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Annual Fishing Derby

Twin Lakes Recreation Area 1200 East Twin Lakes Drive, Palatine, IL, United States

Please come out and enjoy a morning of family fishing fun at the Twin Lakes Recreation Area!  Trophies for largest fish caught by weight, smallest fish by length, and most...

$6 – $8

Fishing Derby

Plum Grove Reservoir 2501 Arlingdale Drive, Palatine, United States

Want to learn how to fish in a fun and safe environment? Join us for our Fishing Derby event. On Saturday, June 1 starting at 8:00am at Plum Grove Reservoir...


IKES Fish for Fun

Rolling Knolls 11N260 Rohrssen Rd, Elgin, IL, United States

You are invited to this annual fishing extravaganza. Give-a-ways to participants, prizes for category winners, and refreshments for all. Event subject to weather. Ages 15 & under. In partnership with...

Event Series Casting on the Pier

Casting on the Pier

The Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum 2430 N. Cannon Dr., Chicago, IL, United States

Casting On The Pier is back! Join us starting June 5 from 11am until 1pm, weather permitting. The team of skilled and friendly volunteers will be outside on the pier...

Included in general admission

Family Fishing Derby

North Terrace Lagoon 300 N Westmore Avenue , Villa Park, IL, United States

Bring the family, a picnic basket and enjoy this fun event with a chance for everyone to “catch the big one.” A fishing license is not necessary, but don’t forget...


Chicago Red Stars Family Fan Fest

Gallagher Way 3635 N Clark Street, Chicago, United States

The Chicago Red Stars are hosting a family fan fest at Gallagher Way, outside of Wrigley Field, ahead of the club’s match Saturday, June 8, against Bay FC. Fans, family,...


Just for Kids Fishing Derby

Blackwell Forest Preserve Warrenville, IL

Bring the family to this friendly fishing competition just for kids 15 and younger with raffles and prizes for the biggest catches. Ages 15 and under with an adult. Free....

Event Series Boating in the Park

Boating in the Park

Lake Ellyn Boathouse 645 Lenox Rd, Glen Ellyn, IL, United States

Rent a kayak, canoe, or a pedal boat. Boating in the Park is open to all ages, however, all boating participants required to properly wear and fit into the provided...


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