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Wizard Fest Chicago

This is a family friendly event that is suitable for all ages, whether you have always been a fan or you are just along for the ride this is an amazing experience! A magical event put on by fans of the great wizard and witch books/movies that is meant to bring fans together and give wizards the chance to enjoy…


Lancer Dash 5K, Fun Runs and Fun Fest

Lancer Dash Joe us for a great family, friendly race event to get you out and moving!  Walkers, runners, and strollers are welcome for the 5K and 2K.  We offer free babysitting for all registered runners’ and volunteers’ children during the races.  Race day registrations are allowed.  For more information and to register visit Lancerdash.com 5K starts at 10:30am sharp…


The Children’s Book Fair of Hyde Park

A free street festival celebrating literature, art, music, and crafts! Over 60 vendors and two stages of entertainment. Authors will be on hand signing free copies of their titles (while supplies last), complimentary craft activities and face painting, as well as music and dance performances from a variety of groups from around Chicago. Special story times, including a “knighting” ceremony,…


Veggie Fest Chicago 2019

The Veggie Fest 2019 location has been announced! New location: Danada South Park Navistar Cir, Lisle, IL 60532 Date: August 10-11, 2019 Time: 11am – 8pm More info here: www.veggiefestchicago.com/festival Veggie Fest Chicago is a family fun festival celebrating the joy, science, food, and compassion behind the vegetarian lifestyle. Not just for vegetarians, Veggie Fest is for everyone! Whether you’re a long-time…


Fun Day Festival

The NASCAR Foundation is pleased to bring back the Speediatrics Fun Day Festival to the Chicagoland Speedway for the second annual event. This is a FREE event for all kids to attend in hopes of learning more about a healthy lifestyle and how it can be fun.  There will be NASCAR themed activities and appearances from NASCAR Drivers as well…


MAPLD FanFest

Join us in celebrating everything fandom at the library’s first ever comic convention, MAPLD FanFest! The day-long event will include cosplayers roaming the library as your favorite heroes and villains, with giveaways and raffles throughout the day. There will be programs for all ages and will include: various presenters and workshops, a cosplay and video game tournament, alongside fun and…


2019 Kite Flying Festivals and Events in Chicagoland

There is something so beautiful and innocent about a sky full of delightfully colored kites. Any time we joyfully announce “Let’s go fly a kite!” in our house, our children come running! They’re delighted by the dips and spins of these little diamond-shaped wonder charms, high in the sky. It’s National Kite Month, and Chicagoland is filled with opportunities to…


Regional Health, Wellness & Safety Family Fest

FREE Fest for all ages! Lots of activities (inflatables, face painting, interactive photo booth, touch a firetruck) YOUTH soccer demo at 8 am, crossfit demo at 8 am, goodies and speaker John Kass (for the parents!) The West Suburban Chamber again partners with AMITA Health and Max McCook on September 22 to offer tons of info on health, wellness and…


Glow in the Park Lantern Walk

The District partners with Charlie’s Corner Foundation for an exciting evening of family activities featuring paper lanterns. Watch the sun set over Lake Ellyn and walk in the lantern parade around Lake Ellyn.


Pet Fest & Car Show

Come join a family event FREE event. Dads can visit the Car Show. Moms can visit adoptable dogs and pet vendors, kids play games and bounce in jumpy, dogs come and have pup-achinos, eat, relax, dance and have fun. The BIGGEST attraction is the Cold Blooded Creature Show sponsoreded by Chelsy’s Toys. Free for everyone.


PrairieFest

This year Oswegoland celebrates 30 years of PrairieFest, The Festival You Know By Heart! PrairieFest is Oswego’s four-day community celebration brought to you by the Oswegoland Park District, Presenting Partners First National Bank of Omaha, generous business sponsors, civic organizations, and hundreds of volunteers. This true festival is attended by approximately 75,000 during the course of the weekend. PrairieFest events…


5th Annual Abilities Celebration for Special Kids

Bring your special child out and let us celebrate their abilities! We will have a fun carnival event including petting zoo, train rides, magic show, face-painting, craft/sensory station, vendors, demonstrations, appearances by local authors, and more. It’s a completely FREE event – we just ask that families pre-register here: www.Bensmiles.org/registration It’s Friday June 8th, 5-8pm at 3435 Keslinger Rd (parking…