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Lilac Time

Lilacia Park 150 S. Park Avenue, Lombard

Friday, May 3 Little Lady Lilac Ball | 6:30 - 8:30 pm Dads and daughters ages 3-11 will dance, play games, enjoy a dessert table and visit the Lilac Princesses....

Event Series Wonder Works for Everyone

Wonder Works for Everyone

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

During Wonder Works for Everyone play sessions, the museum opens an hour hourly for an accessible and inclusive environment. Each Wonder Works for Everyone session requires pre-registration for a limited...

Included in general admission
Event Series Glen Ellyn French Market

Glen Ellyn French Market

Main Street Train Station (Glen Ellyn) South parking lot (between Main Street and Forest Avenue), Glen Ellyn

Featuring a select group of vendors and live entertainment.   For information on more events like this, check out our roundup of Farmer’s Markets.


MSI Free Admission Day

Museum of Science and Industry 5700 S. Lake Shore Drive, Chicago

Announcing the grand unveiling of our fresh new identity: the Griffin Museum of Science and Industry! 🚀 In 2019, we received a groundbreaking $125M naming gift from Kenneth C. Griffin,...

Event Series Bullerbyn


Swedish American Museum 5211 North Clark Street, Chicago

Bullerbyn takies place on the same dates as Svenska Skolan, and is a time for singing children's songs, reading stories, and having lots of fun in Swedish. Only Swedish is...


Sensory-Friendly Morning

Museum of Contemporary Art 220 East Chicago Avenue, Chicago

Sensory-Friendly Morning is a free program for all people who benefit from visiting the MCA without large crowds and other sensitive environmental elements. This includes visitors with sensory sensitivities, disabilities,...


Bark in the Park

Heritage Park Performance Pavilion 201 Community Boulevard, Wheeling

Join us for a morning of fun for you and your furry friends! This event includes an agility course, photo booth and dog-friendly goodies while supplies last. Attendees will have...

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...


GLI Charity Exotic Car Show

Downtown Glenview 974 Railroad Avenue, Glenview

Join Glenview's favorite spring festival! Enjoy rare cars, kids' activities, food, drinks, and live music while supporting fallen first responders' families.   For information on more events like this, check...

Event Series Family Sensory Hour

Family Sensory Hour

Elmhurst Public Library 125 S. Prospect Ave., Elmhurst

The Family Sensory Hour offers the opportunity for children with special needs to use the Kids' Library in a safe and welcoming environment before the library opens.


Opening Weekend of Designing for Change

Chicago History Museum 1601 N. Clark St., Chicago

Join us to celebrate the opening of Designing for Change: Chicago Protest Art of the 1960s–70s! Our newest exhibition looks at five major social movements of the 1960s and 1970s...

Included in general admission
Event Series Sand Ridge Service Days

Sand Ridge Service Days

Sand Ridge Nature Center 15891 S Paxton Ave, South Holland

Join us each month as we care for the Sand Ridge Campus with a variety of activities! Earn service-learning hours. All ages. Mar 3, 10: Litter Picking Apr 14, 28:...


Spring Fun Fest

Parkway Bank Park 5501 Park Place, Rosemont

Bounce houses Balloon Sculpting Face painting Petting Zoo Childrens Entertainment Jeanie B & The Jelly Beans

Event Series Family Concert Series

Family Concert Series

Poplar Creek Public Library 1405 S. Park Avenue, Streamwood

April 21: Pop, rock, classical and music you love. Ken has been entertaining audiences of all ages with his arrangements, original compositions and more. Joining him will be our own,...

Event Series Spring Ice Show

Spring Ice Show

Franklin Park Ice Arena 9711 Waveland Avenue, Franklin Park

A community event for all ages!  If you haven't seen one of our annual shows, you've been missing out! Each year, the Ice Arena presents a "near professional" production for...

Event Series Spring Series: Of Joy

Spring Series: Of Joy

Harris Theater for Music and Dance 205 E Randolph Street, Chicago

Hubbard Street Dance Chicago (HSDC) announced program selections for Spring Series: Of Joy, the final installment of Season 46, Abundance. The engagement will include four unique works, once again showcasing...

$15 – $110
Event Series Family Golf Nights

Family Golf Nights

White Pines Golf Club 500 W. Jefferson, Bensenville

Bring the whole family out for an evening of golf at White Pines Golf Club’s Family Golf Nights one Sunday each month! The tees have been moved up for the...

$5 – $10

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