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Elmhurst Farmers Market

York and Vallette York and Vallette, Elmhurst, IL

The Elmhurst Farmers Market is one of Elmhurst’s great local markets and a family friendly must do event, popular with locals and visitors alike. Enjoy boutique style shopping every Wednesday...


Free Family Fun Days

Blackberry Farm 100 S. Barnes Road, Aurora, IL

On select Wednesdays throughout the summer, Blackberry Farm hosts Family Fun Days that provide FREE admission for Illinois residents as part of a statewide free museum days promotion. These days the perfect opportunity to explore our historical exhibits with your family or a group of history-loving friends. With free admission, you’ll have access to historical...


Open Nature Play Day

Dan Ryan Woods 83rd and Western Ave, Chicago, IL

Bring your little one for open nature play time. Enjoy the Dan Ryan Woods Nature Play space while helping your children connect with nature. Enjoy stories, art and exploration each...


Hummingbird Rooftop Hangout

Hidden Oaks Nature Center (Bolingbrook) 419 Trout Farm Road, Bolingbrook, IL

This ongoing event will be held from Wednesday, Aug. 17, to Sunday, Aug. 21. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday....


Lizzadro Museum of Lapidary Art Museum Free Day

Lizzadro Museum of Lapidary Art 1220 Kensington Road, Oak Brook, IL

Wednesdays are Free Admission Days sponsored by RBC Wealth Management.   For information on more events like this, check out our roundup of Museum Free Days.


West Chicago Library Storytimes

Cantigny Park 1S151 Winfield Road, Wheaton, IL

The West Chicago Public Library and Cantigny Gardens have partnered up: stories + nature = fun for kids (of all ages). Join library staff this summer for a special season...


Wacky Wednesday

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

Spend some quality time with your little loved ones and enjoy free children’s entertainment sure to put a smile on everyone’s faces. The series takes place from 11am to noon on select Wednesdays from June through August. Participants should bring a blanket and water bottle. Groups are welcome! In the event of inclement weather, this...


Casting on the Pier

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

Our team of skilled and friendly volunteers will be outside on the North Pond Casting Pier to teach both spin and fly casting to participants of all ages. As always,...

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