June 2021 Family-Friendly Events

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It’s time for fun in the sun! Our June family-friendly events list is full of all the great ways to enjoy the beautiful summertime weather in the Chicago area. This year, there are art festivals, farmers markets, outdoor movies, obstacle courses, bike rides, parades, and countless other ways to try something new and enjoy your time together as a family.

June 2021 Family-Friendly Events

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Please note that MOST of these events require registration in advance. If an event interests you, check it out now to make sure you get a spot!

SummerBurst (Kohl Children’s Museum, Glenview)
June 2 – August 29, 2021 | 8:30am – 31:15pm

Cavalcade of Planes 2021 (Clow Airport, Bolingbrook)
June 5 – 6, 2021 | 10:00am – 4:00pm

Hinsdale Fine Arts Festival
June 5 – 6, 2021 | 10:00am – 5:00pm

Seeking Summer Scavenger Hunt (St. Charles)
June 9 – 14, 2021 | all day

Wheaton Art Walk
June 12 – 13, 2021 |10:00am – 5:00pm

Monthly Kids Craft Giveaway (Fashion Outlets of Rosemont)
June 17 – 20, 2021 | all day

Summer Carnival (Prairie Point Park, Oswego)
June 17 – 20, 2021 | times tba

Fishing Tournament Father’s Day Weekend (Lisle)
June 18 – 20, 2021 | all day
Register online and submit your photos.

Bringing Literature to Life with Chris Fascione (Oak Park)
June 21, 23, and 25, 2021 | 10:00am – 10:45am
May register for one or three days.

Swedish Days (Geneva)
June 24 – 27, 2021 | times vary

Naperville Fine Art & Artisan Fair (Naper Settlement)
June 26 – 27, 2021 | 10:00am – 5:00pm

Midday Spray (Rotary Hill, Naperville)
Weekdays starting June 14, 2021 | 11:00am – 1:00pm

Farmer’s Market (Burlington Park, Hinsdale)
Mondays from May 31 – October 25, 2021 | 7:00am – 1:00pm

Cruisin’ Into Lockport: Car Show
Mondays from June 7 – August 30, 2021 | 4:00pm – 8:00pm

Free Admission for Illinois Residents (Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago)
Tuesdays in June, 2021 | all day

Summer Concert Series (Downers Grove)
Tuesdays from May 25 – August 17, 2021 | 7:00pm
Reserve in-person viewing area or watch live-streamed at home.

Children’s Lunch Hour Entertainment (Naperville)
Tuesdays from June 15 – July 20, 2021 | 11:30am
Location alternates between Riverwalk and 95th St. Community Plaza.

Summer Concerts in the Park (Elgin)
Tuesdays from June 22 – July 27, 2021 | 7:00pm – 8:30pm

Live Music Concerts (Bolingbrook)
Wednesdays from June 2 – July 7, 2021 | 7:30pm

2021 Summer Concerts (Woodridge)
Select Wednesdays from June 16 – July 28, 2021 | 7:00pm – 8:30pm

Storytime at the Conservatory (Oak Park Conservatory)
Wednesdays in June, 2021 | 10:00am or 11:00am
Must register in advance.

Yoga for Kids (Spring Rock Park, Western Springs)
Wednesdays in June, 2021 | 9:30am – 12:30pm
Register for your appropriate age group.

River Rhapsody (Batavia)
Wednesdays from June 16 – August 4, 2021 | 7:00pm – 8:30pm
Must register in advance.

Bookworms (Cosley Zoo, Wheaton)
Wednesdays from June 16 – August 25, 2021 | 9:30am – 10:00am
Must register in advance.

The Progressive Farm: A Barnyard Tour (Kline Creek Farm)
Thursdays – Mondays in June, 2021 | 1:30pm, 2:30pm or 3:30pm

Concerts in the Park (St. Charles)
Thursdays from May 27 – August 5, 2021 | 7:00pm

Uniquely Thursdays (Burlington Park, Hinsdale)
Thursdays from June 10 – August 12, 2021 | 6:00pm – 9:00pm

Summer Concert in the Park (Naperville Community Concert Center)
Thursdays from June 10 – August 19, 2021 | 7:30pm

Live and Uncorked (Blackberry Farm, Aurora)
Thursdays from June 17 – July 29, 2021 | Shows begin at 7:00pm

Concerts In Your Park (Naperville)
Select Sundays from June 13 – August 1, 2021 | 7:00pm – 8:30pm
Location moves to a new park each week.

Week of June 1, 2021

Free Parking Wednesday (Cantigny Park, Wheaton)
June 2, 2021 | all day

Summer 2021 Concert Series: The Prissillas (Roselle)
June 3, 2021 | 6:30pm – 8:00pm

Movies in the Park: Trolls World Tour (Geneva)
June 3, 2021 | starts at dusk

Summer Movies in the Park: Wonder Woman (Warrenville)
June 3, 2021 | starts at dusk

Picnic in the Park & Splash Pad Grand Opening (Spring Rock Park, Western Springs)
June 4, 2021 | 10:00am – 2:00pm

Frida Fridays! (Downtown Wheaton)
June 4, 2021 | 2:00pm – 9:00pm

Welcome Back to Nature (Oakbrook Terrace)
June 4, 2021 | 4:00pm – 5:30pm or 6:00pm – 7:30pm
Must register in advance.

First Fridays (Downtown Aurora)
June 4, 2021 | 5:00pm – 9:00pm

Animal Feeding (Red Oak Nature Center, Batavia)
June 4, 2021 | 5:30pm – 6:15pm
Must register in advance.

Super Smash Bros Tournament (Carol Stream)
June 4, 2021 | 6:00pm – 8:30pm
Must register in advance.

Movies in the Park: The Goonies (Sedgwick Park, La Grange)
June 4, 2021 | 8:30pm

Cosley Zoo Run for the Animals (Wheaton)
June 5, 2021 | 7:00am start
Register in advance.

Cori’s Kid Triathlon (Oak Brook)
June 5, 2021 | 8:00am
Must register in advance.

Teenie Weenie Breakfast with Cody (Carol Stream)
June 5, 2021 | 9:00am – 10:30am
Must register in advance.

IKES Fish for Fun (Elgin)
June 5, 2021 | 9:00am – 11:00am
Registration is required.

Roselle Vintage Yard & Home Boutique (Roselle)
June 5, 2021 | 9:00am – 3:00pm

Native Plant Sale (St. Charles)
June 5, 2021 | 9:00am – 4:00pm

Tiny Tots Track Meet (St. Charles)
June 5, 2021 | 10:00am
Must register in advance.

Geneva’s Got Talent Auditions (Playhouse 38)
June 5, 2021 | 10:00am – 12:00pm

Seventh Annual Vintage Auto Fest (Glen Ellyn)
June 5, 2021 | 10:00am – 3:00pm

Outdoor Film Festival (Lisle)
June 5, 2021 | 8:00pm – 10:00pm

What’s the Hum About? (Lincoln Marsh, Wheaton)
June 5, 2021 | 10:00am – 11:00am
Must register in advance.

Stone Hunt (Lizzadro Museum, Oak Brook)
June 5, 2021 | 10:30am or 1:30pm

Lantern-Lit Night Hike (Fullersburg Woods, Oak Brook)
June 5, 2021 | 7:00pm – 9:40pm
Must register in advance.

Eldridge Adventure Day (Elmhurst)
June 6, 2021 | 10:00am
Registration is required.

Family Fun Canoeing (Northside Park Canoe Cabin, Wheaton)
June 6, 2021 | 1:00pm – 2:30pm
Must register in advance.

Kite Fly (Frontier Sports Complex, Naperville)
June 6, 2021 | 1:00pm – 4:00pm

Week of June 7, 2021

Playground Adventures (Proksa Park, Berwyn)
June 8, 2021 | 9:00am – 10:30am

Illinois Resident Free Day (Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago)
June 9, 2021 | all day

FIT4MOM DuPage County Strides/360 Mashup Class (Cantigny Park, Wheaton)
June 9, 2021 | 9:30am – 11:00am
Must register in advance.

Lunch Time Series: Todd Downing Concert (Roselle)
June 9, 2021 | 12:30pm – 1:30pm
Must register in advance.

Lunchtime Live!: Scribble Monster (Cerny Park,Warrenville)
June 10, 2021 | 11:30am

Fiesta Time – Make Your Own Mini Piñata! (Carol Stream)
June 10, 2021 | 4:00pm – 5:30pm
Must register in advance.

Movies in the Park: Toy Story 4 (Oakbrook Terrace)
June 10, 2021 | starts at approximately 8:30pm
Must register in advance.

NERF Wars (Westmont)
June 11, 2021 | 5:00pm – 7:00pm
Must register in advance.

Second Friday (Downtown Batavia)
June 11, 2021 | 5:00pm – 8:00pm

History Lives Here! (Westmont)
June 11, 2021 | 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Advance registration is encouraged.

Parents’ Night Out (Geneva)
June 11, 2021 | 6:00pm – 9:00pm
Must register in advance.

Nature Poetry Walk (St. James Farm, Warrenville)
June 11, 2021 10:00am – 11:15am
Register online.

Legends and Lagers (Red Oak Nature Center, Batavia)
June 11, 2021 | 7:00pm – 8:00pm
Must register in advance.

Skate Park Contest (Woodridge, Lisle Co-Op)
June 11, 2021 | 7:00pm – 9:00pm
Registration begins at 6:00pm.

Movies in the Park: Sonic the Hedgehog (St. Charles)
June 11, 2021 | starts at approximately 8:15pm

Movies in the Park: Dolittle (Robbins Park, Hinsdale)
June 11, 2021 | movie begins at dusk

Mario Kart Tournament (Bolingbrook)
June 11, 2021 | 8:30pm – 11:00pm
Register in advance.

Drive-In Movies: Ghostbusters (Downers Grove)
June 11, 2021 | 9:00pm – 11:15pm
Must register in advance.

Glow Swim (Phillips Park, Aurora)
June 12, 2021 | time tba

Family Fishing Derby (Villa Park)
June 12, 2021 | times tba

Super Science (Hidden Oaks Nature Center, Bolingbrook)
June 12, 2021 | 9:00am – 10:00am
Must register in advance.

Go Fish (Northside Park Boy Scout Cabin, Wheaton)
June 12, 2021 | 9:00am – 10:30am

Fishing Derby (Lombard)
June 12, 2021 | 9:00am – 11:00am
Pre-registration is required.

Summer Garage Sale (Bensenville)
June 12, 2021 | 9:00am – 2:00pm

Year of the Butterfly Celebration (Oak Park Conservatory)
June 12, 2021 | 10:00am – 12:00pm
Registration is required.

Second Saturday: Family Program to Go (Cantigny Park, Wheaton)
June 12, 2021 | 12:00pm – 2:00pm

Youth Video Game Club (Oak Park)
June 12, 2021 | 12:00pm – 2:00pm
Must register in advance.

Ridgeland Common Birthday Party (Ridgeland Common Pool, Oak Park)
June 12, 2021 | 7:00pm – 8:30pm
Must pre-register.

Drive-In Movies: Ghostbusters (Downers Grove)
June 12, 2021 | 9:00pm – 11:15pm
Must register in advance.

19th Annual Garden Gait (Lisle)
June 13, 2021 | 10:00am – 4:00pm

Sign Language Workshops (Oak Park)
June 13, 2021 | 1:00pm – 2:30pm
Must register in advance.

Cave Hike (Red Oak Nature Center, Batavia)
June 13, 2021 | 2:00pm – 3:00pm

Week of June 14, 2021

Museum Maker Monday: Build a Command Module (Elmhurst Art Museum)
June 14, 2021 | 11:00am – 3:00pm
Registration is required.

Catch a Breeze, Fly a Kite (Berwyn)
June 15, 2021 | 4:00pm – 6:00pm

Father and Kids 1st Flight (Western Springs)
June 16, 2021 | 9:00am – 10:30am
Register in advance.

Story Time at Creek Bend Nature Center (St. Charles)
June 16, 2021 | 10:00am – 10:45am

Picture Book Picnic (Villa Park)
June 16, 2021 | 11:30am – 12:15pm

Lunch on the Lawn: Super Stolie (Burlington Park, Hinsdale)
June 16, 2021 | 12:30pm – 1:15pm

Lunch Time Series: Magic of Gary Kantor (Roselle)
June 16, 2021 | 12:15pm – 1:00pm
Must register in advance.

Summer Concert Series (Veterans Memorial Park, Westmont)
June 16, 2021 | 7:00pm – 8:30pm

Free Movies in the Park: Shark Tale (Gouin Park, Franklin Park)
June 16, 2021 | starts at dusk

Little Saplings – June Bugs and Slugs (Creek Bend Nature Center, St. Charles)
June 17, 2021 | 9:30am – 10:30am
Register in advance.

Thursday Concerts in the Park (Keystone Park, River Forest)
June 17, 2021 | 6:00pm – 7:30pm

Customer Appreciation Night (Kemmerling Pool, Roselle)
June 17, 2021 | 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Must pre-register.

Movies in the Park: Trolls World Tour (Lombard)
June 17, 2021 | starts at dusk
Registration is required.

Summer Movies in the Park: Back to the Future (Warrenville)
June 17, 2021 | starts at dusk

Movies in the Park: Trolls World Tour (Bolingbrook)
June 17, 2021 | 8:45pm

Movies in the Park: Raya and the Last Dragon (North Berwyn)
June 17, 2021 | starts at dusk
Pre-registration is required.

World’s Largest Swim Lesson (Splash Country & Phillips Park, Aurora)
June 18, 2021 | time tba

Youth Kayak Fishing Experience (Big Rock Forest Preserve)
June 18, 2021 | 8:00am – 12:30pm
Register in advance.

Parent-Child Nature Journaling (St. James Farm, Warrenville)
June 18, 2021 | 10:00am – 11:00am
Register online.

Outdoor Concert: Scribble Monster (Prospect Park Pavilion, Clarendon Hills)
June 18, 2021 | 11:00am – 12:00pm
Registration is required, residents only.

Family Nature Night: Dandy Animal Dads (Oak Park)
June 18, 2021 | 6:30pm – 8:00pm
Must register in advance.

Movie in the Park: The Croods: New Age (Wilder Park, Elmhurst)
June 18, 2021 | entrance begins at 7:30pm, movie starts at dusk
Registration is required.

Movies in the Park: Onward (Bensenville)
June 18, 2021 | start time is approximately 8:30pm

Free Movies in the Park: Spies in Disguise (Westmont)
June 18, 2021 | 8:30pm – 11:00pm

Movies Under the Stars: Spies in Disguise (Westmont)
June 18, 2021 | movie starts at dusk

Illinois Resident Free Day (Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago)
June 19, 2021 | all day

Gone Fishin’ Derby (Glen Ellyn)
June 19, 2021 | 8:00am – 9:30am
Must register by June 13, 2021

2021 Classic Car Show (Downtown Naperville)
June 19, 2021 | 9:00am – 12:00pm

Outdoor Flea Market (Darien)
June 19, 2021 | 9:00am – 1:00pm

Kids Fishing Clinic (Prospect Pond, Clarendon Hills)
June 19, 2021 | 10:00am – 11:00am
Must register in advance.

Fishing Derby (Batavia)
June 19, 2021 | 10:00am – 12:00pm

Take Me Fishing! (Westmont)
June 19, 2021 | 10:00am – 1:00pm

Mexican Art (Cantigny Park, Wheaton)
June 19, 2021 | 10:00am – 4:00pm

Building Together: Father’s Day Celebration (Berwyn)
June 19, 2021 | 11:00am – 12:00pm

Fishing: Families (Blackwell, Warrenville)
June 19, 2021 | 11:00am – 12:30pm
Register online in advance.

Pirate Adventure on the Fox (St. Charles)
June 19, 2021 | 12:00pm
Must register in advance.

Train Saturday (DuPage County Historical Museum, Wheaton)
June 19, 2021 | 1:30pm – 3:30pm
Reservations strongly encouraged.

Family Campout (Naperville)
June 19 – 20, 2021 | 4:00pm – 9:00am
Must register in advance.

The Not So Dri Tri (Oak Brook)
June 19, 2021 | 5:00pm – 10:00pm
Must register in advance.

Fishing: With Dad (Hidden Lake, Downers Grove)
June 20, 2021 | 10:00am – 11:00am
Register online in advance.

Family Try It Archery (Oak Park)
June 20, 2021 | 10:00am – 11:00am
Must register in advance.

Mexican Art (Cantigny Park, Wheaton)
June 20, 2021 | 10:00am – 4:00pm

Garden Party and Ice Cream Social (Westmont)
June 20, 2021 | 1:00pm – 3:00pm

Super Summer Solstice (Peck Farm, Geneva)
June 20, 2021 | 2:00pm – 4:00pm
Must register in advance.

Week of June 21, 2021

Summer Discovery Hike (Lincoln Marsh, Wheaton)
June 21, 2021 | 1:00pm – 2:00pm

Park Cookout (Hathaway Park, Geneva)
June 22, 2021 | 5:30pm – 7:00pm

Unplug and Play Hinsdale (KLM Park)
June 22, 2021 | 6:00pm – 7:00pm
Registration is required.

Fun in the Sun Series (Kemmerling Pool, Roselle)
June 23, 2021 | all day

Pop-Up Party in the Park (Salt Creek Park, Elmhurst)
June 23, 2021 | 9:00am – 11:00am

Lunch Time Series: Art in the Park with Roselle Fine Arts Academy (Roselle)
June 23, 2021 | 10:00am – 12:00pm
Must register in advance.

Picture Book Picnic (Villa Park)
June 23, 2021 | 11:30am – 12:15pm

Mayslake by Moonlight (Oak Brook)
June 23, 2021 | 7:00pm – 9:00pm

Movies in the Parks: Dolittle (Maryknoll Park, Glen Ellyn)
June 23, 2021 | approximate start time 8:30pm

Free Movies in the Park: Spiderman Far from Home (Bulger Park, Melrose Park)
June 23, 2021 | starts at dusk
Playing in Spanish

Wading and Scooping (Lincoln Marsh, Wheaton)
June 24, 2021 | 1:00pm – 2:00pm
Must register in advance.

Party in the Park: Prince Pond Grand Re-Opening (Downers Grove)
June 24, 2021 | 4:00pm – 4:45pm, 5:00pm – 5:45pm or 6:00pm – 6:45pm
Must register in advance.

Summer 2021 Concert Series: Focal Point (Roselle)
June 24, 2021 | 6:30pm – 8:00pm

Mayslake by Moonlight (Oak Brook)
June 24, 2021 | 7:00pm – 9:00pm

Mario Kart in the Park (Berwyn)
June 24, 2021 | 7:00pm – 10:00pm

Summer Movies in the Park: Dolittle (Darien)
June 24, 2021 | begins at dusk

Dive-In Movie (Phillips Park, Aurora)
June 25, 2021 | time tba

Father-Son Boat & Fish (Warrenville)
June 25, 2021 | 4:00pm – 6:00pm
Must register in advance.

Glitzy Girls – Daddy/Daughter Summer Kickoff Night (Carol Stream)
June 25, 2021 | 6:00pm – 7:00pm
Must register in advance.

Parents’ Night Out (Geneva)
June 25, 2021 | 6:00pm – 9:00pm
Must register in advance.

Children’s Garden Campout (Morton Arboretum, Lisle)
June 25 – 26, 2021 | 6:00pm – 9:00am
Must register in advance.

Movie in the Park: Trolls World Tour (Roselle)
June 25, 2021 | 8:00pm – 10:00pm
Must register in advance.

Cosmic Mini Golf (Stone Creek Mini Golf, Geneva)
June 25, 2021 | 9:00pm – 12:00am

Parkie’s Birthday Bash (Splash Country & Phillips Park, Aurora)
June 26, 2021 | time tba

Fishing Derby (Prospect Park Ponds, Clarendon Hills)
June 26, 2021 | 8:00am – 8:45am or 9:00am – 9:45am
Register for one slot. Free to residents.

3on3 Basketball Tournament (Geneva)
June 26, 2021 | 8:00am – 4:00pm
Register for the appropriate age group.

On-the-Go Truck Parade (Oakbrook Terrace)
June 26, 2021 | 10:00am – 11:00am

Super Sensational Saturdays: Miss Jamie’s Farm (Cortesi Veterans Memorial Park, Villa Park)
June 26, 2021 10:00am – 12:00pm

Pet Walk Festival 2021
June 26, 2021 | 10:00am – 12:00pm or 12:30pm – 2:30pm

Kidlist Park Playdate (Ty Warner Park, Westmont)
June 26, 2021 | 10:00am – 11:30am

Parent and Child Summertime Bubbles (Western Springs)
June 26, 2021 | 11:00am – 12:00pm
Must register in advance.

101 Years: Party in the Park (Berwyn)
June 26, 2021 | 11:00am – 2:00pm

Battle of the Bands (Roselle)
June 26, 2021 | 1:00pm

A Garden for your Senses (Oak Park)
June 26, 2021 | 1:00pm – 2:30pm

Fishing: Families (Wood Dale Grove)
June 26, 2021 | 6:00pm – 7:30pm
Must register in advance.

Cosmic Mini Golf (Stone Creek Mini Golf, Geneva)
June 26, 2021 | 9:00pm – 12:00am

Earth Day Fair (Naperville)
June 27, 2021 | 1:00pm – 4:00pm

Across the Ages – Quarry Anniversary Party (Batavia)
June 27, 2021 | 1:00pm – 6:30pm

Outdoor Concerts in the Park: Rosie & the Rivets (Darien)
June 27, 2021 | 6:30pm – 8:00pm

Under the Sea Night (Ridgeland Common Pool, Oak Park)
June 12, 2021 | 7:00pm – 8:30pm
Must pre-register.

Week of June 28, 2021

BINGO (Turner Park, Roselle)
June 29, 2021 | 6:00pm – 6:45pm
Must register in advance.

Picture Book Picnic (Villa Park)
June 30, 2021 | 11:30am – 12:15pm

Wild Wednesday (Cantigny Park, Wheaton)
June 30, 2021 | 1:00pm – 3:00pm
Must register in advance.

Movies in the Park: Wonder Park (Lombard)
June 30, 2021 | starts at dusk
Registration is required.

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