Western Suburb Weekend Planner: January 18-20 + MLK Jr. Day

Ninja course, Winterfest, nature events, archery, animal encounters, and more this weekend! If the snow is still around, snow tubing at Mount Hoy is tons of fun. Click here for our updated guide with an overview, tips, and prices. Also, don’t miss Glitter Mini Sessions, offered by Kristin Janiszewski Photography; click here for dates and prices.

No school on Monday! You can look for fun events below because we included MLK Jr. Day in the event list below or head over to our Things to Do on Martin Luther King Jr. Day article.

Heads up! Registration for St. John’s Preschool in Naperville starts next Tuesday, January 22. Here’s more information about the school with contact details:

St. John’s Preschool

750 Aurora Avenue
Naperville, IL 60540
(630) 355-1669
Website

St. John’s Preschool is a DCFS certified blended classroom that has been in existence for over 44 years! With a 7:1 student/teacher ratio, they strive to provide each child with an education in a loving Christian environment. They focus on the development of the whole child by giving each of them opportunities for social, cognitive, physical, and spiritual growth. They balance play and academic experiences with the goals of developing self-control, self-confidence, independence, cooperation, a lifelong love of learning, and ultimately, a successful transition into Kindergarten and beyond.

They would love to meet you and give you a tour. Please visit their website at stjohnspreschoolnaperville.org or stop by for a visit to learn more about their program!

Kids & Family Groupon Deals

47% Four Lakes Lift Tickets

38% ice skating at Darien Sportsplex

50% off mini golf and arcade games at PGN Fun

54% off Yu Kids Island in Schaumburg

52% off Play It Again Sports in Westmont

46% off Luigi’s Pizza and Fun Center in Aurora

We also offer half-price and discounted tickets on Kidlist! Here’s that page:

Half-Price Tickets Page

Family-Friendly Weekend Events

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.

Friday

Tarzan (Naperville)
January 18, 2019
Farmhouse Museum Tour (West Chicago)
January 18, 2019, 10:00am - 4:00pm
Arbor Reading Adventures (Lisle)
January 18, 2019, 11:00am - 11:45am
Shadow Puppet Story-Times (Oak Park)
January 18, 2019, 11:30am - 12:00pm
Farm Life in Winter (West Chicago)
January 18, 2019, 1:30pm - 3:30pm
Kids Night Out (Naperville)
January 18, 2019, 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Family Bingo Night (La Grange Park)
January 18, 2019, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Kids Night Out (Naperville)
January 18, 2019, 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Tween Teen Movie Night (Forest Park)
January 18, 2019, 6:15pm - 8:15pm
Rock In 2019 (River Forest)
January 18, 2019, 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Saturday

Tarzan (Naperville)
January 19, 2019
Snow Tubing (Warrenville)
January 19, 2019, 9:00am - 4:00pm
Batavias Indoor Market (Batavia)
January 19, 2019, 9:00am - 12:00pm
Craft and Vintage Market (Berwyn)
January 19, 2019, 10:00am - 4:00pm
Farmhouse Museum Tour (West Chicago)
January 19, 2019, 10:00am - 4:00pm
Nature Discovery Days (Naperville)
January 19, 2019, 10:30am - 2:30pm
Juicebox (Chicago)
January 19, 2019, 11:00am - 11:00am
Fiddleheads (Chicago)
January 19, 2019, 12:00pm - 4:00pm
Winterfest (Indian Head Park)
January 19, 2019, 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Fox Valley Ninja Warrior (Aurora)
January 19, 2019, 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Farm Life in Winter (West Chicago)
January 19, 2019, 1:30pm - 3:30pm
Blacksmithing Demonstrations (West Chicago)
January 19, 2019, 1:30pm - 3:30pm
2nd Annual Elemy Chili Bowl (Aurora)
January 19, 2019, 2:00pm - 5:00pm
S.T.E.A.M. Works (Oak Park)
January 19, 2019, 3:30pm - 4:30pm

Sunday

Tarzan (Naperville)
January 20, 2019
Snow Tubing (Warrenville)
January 20, 2019, 9:00am - 4:00pm
Farmhouse Museum Tour (West Chicago)
January 20, 2019, 10:00am - 4:00pm
Fiddleheads (Chicago)
January 20, 2019, 12:00pm - 4:00pm
Farm Life in Winter (West Chicago)
January 20, 2019, 1:30pm - 3:30pm
Lunar Eclipse & Night Hike (Glen Ellyn)
January 20, 2019, 7:30pm - 11:30pm
Lunar Eclipse and Night Hike (Glen Ellyn)
January 20, 2019, 7:30pm - 11:45pm

Monday, Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Farmhouse Museum Tour (West Chicago)
January 21, 2019, 10:00am - 4:00pm
Morning Glories (Chicago)
January 21, 2019, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Open Gym (Westmont)
January 21, 2019, 10:00am - 4:00pm
Nature Center Open House (Oakbrook Terrace)
January 21, 2019, 11:00am - 2:00pm
Nature Center Open House (Oakbrook Terrace)
January 21, 2019, 11:00am - 2:00pm
Shadow Puppet Story-Times (Oak Park)
January 21, 2019, 11:30am - 12:00pm
Archery Families (Naperville)
January 21, 2019, 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Kids Movie Matinee Wreck It Ralph (Darien)
January 21, 2019, 12:30pm - 2:00pm
Animal Encounters (Northbrook)
January 21, 2019, 1:30pm - 1:30pm
Farm Life in Winter (West Chicago)
January 21, 2019, 1:30pm - 3:30pm

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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.)

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 "Western Suburb Weekend Planner: January 18-20 + MLK Jr. Day"

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

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