West Suburban Weekend Planner: May 3-5

It’s Free Comic Book Day this Saturday, May 4! You can go into a participating comic book store near you and choose one (or sometimes two) free comic books to take home with you. Our kids thoroughly enjoy looking through the choices and making their decision… and what a great opportunity to encourage reading in a different format. Click here to find a participating comic book store near you.


We can only make great reader-voted lists if you vote! There are only five categories so it won’t take you long, but we want to hear from everyone with all different age kiddos. Click here to vote.

The Pink 5K Run/Walk in Oak Brook is about a week away, so click here for more info and to sign up if you haven’t already. Help fight breast cancer and provide lifesaving cancer screenings to women throughout the greater Chicagoland area!

Fun Things To Do With Kids This Weekend

All of the event titles, dates, times, and towns are listed. If you would like more information, simply click on the the event title. Please note that the weekend events list does not show events in the past.


Shadow Puppet Story-Times (Oak Park)
May 3, 2019, 11:30am - 12:00pm
First Fridays in Downtown Aurora (Aurora)
May 3, 2019, 5:00pm - 11:00pm
Food Truck Festival (Aurora)
May 3, 2019, 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Weekend Warrior Kids (Elmhurst)
May 3, 2019, 5:30pm - 8:30pm
Sounds of Summer (Wheaton)
May 3, 2019, 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Star Wars Night at RCRC (Oak Park)
May 3, 2019, 6:15pm - 8:15pm


Mothers Day Breakfast (La Grange Park)
May 4, 2019, 8:30am - 10:00am
Naperville Yard Shop and Play (Naperville)
May 4, 2019, 9:00am - 1:00pm
Founders Day Bike Ride (Downers Grove)
May 4, 2019, 9:00am - 10:00am
Go Fly a Kite (Wheaton)
May 4, 2019, 10:00am - 2:00pm
Touch-A-Truck (Glen Ellyn)
May 4, 2019, 10:00am - 12:00pm
D205 Student Art Exhibit (Elmhurst)
May 4, 2019, 11:00am - 5:00pm
Art in Wilder Park (Elmhurst)
May 4, 2019, 11:00am - 5:00pm
Country in the Park (Downers Grove)
May 4, 2019, 12:00pm - 3:00pm
May the 4th Be with You (Brookfield)
May 4, 2019, 4:00pm - 5:30pm


D205 Student Art Exhibit (Elmhurst)
May 5, 2019, 11:00am - 5:00pm
Art in Wilder Park (Elmhurst)
May 5, 2019, 11:00am - 5:00pm
Bike Rodeo (Glen Elllyn)
May 5, 2019, 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Family Fun Concert (Glen Ellyn)
May 5, 2019, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Model Railroad Display (Downers Grove)
May 5, 2019, 1:30pm - 4:00pm

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We hope you found some family-friendly fun in our list of weekend events in the western suburbs of Chicago! This list is updated every week and sent out in the Kidlist emails. (Click here to sign up if you haven’t already.)

Giddy Up for Arlington's 2019 Family Days!

We love local businesses, libraries, park districts, villages, and organizations- they plan great events for all of us to enjoy. If you are hosting an event or know of an event that should be on our list, click here to submit it to the Kidlist calendar!

About the Author

Annie Tandy
Annie loves making great memories with her kids and started Kidlist so she can help others do the same! Besides finding fun and exciting things to do, Annie, her husband, and their kids enjoy caring for their chickens and hanging out with them in the backyard. Click here to read about Annie's chickens and see pictures! She also finds joy in gardening, home improvement projects, knitting, soap making, and painting along with being active in her community, church, and as a board member of the Western Springs Business Association. Click here to follow Annie on Instagram.

1 Comment on "West Suburban Weekend Planner: May 3-5"

  1. Great Information for my child care families. Thank YOU

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