25 Touch-A-Truck Events to Delight Kids with Tractors, Construction Trucks, Emergency Vehicles, and More

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Kids can hop on big trucks, honk the horn on cool cars, and pretend to steer fire trucks to save the day at these local Touch-A-Truck events throughout the western suburbs. At some of these family-friendly festivities, first responders who drive emergency response vehicles will be on hand to answer questions and give tours, too. You’ll also find school buses, ambulances, garbage trucks, and so much more.

We’ve noted some sensory-friendly times where the sirens and lights will be turned off, too. Don’t see your favorite event listed? Leave it in the comments below or email Annie at annie@mykidlist.com.

April Touch-a-Truck Events

Touch-A-Tractor (St. Charles)
April 12, 2024 | 12:00pm – 4:00pm
April 13, 2024 | 10:00am – 4:00pm
April 14, 2024 | 10:00am – 3:00pm

Touch a Truck (Elmwood Park)
April 20, 2024 | 9:00am – 1:00pm

Touch A Truck (Bolingbrook)
April 20, 2024 | 11:00am – 2:00pm

Touch-A-Truck (Downtown Wheaton)
April 27, 2024 | 11:00am – 2:00pm

May Touch-a-Truck Events

Transportation Exploration Day (North Riverside)
May 1, 2024 | 4:00pm – 6:00pm
4:00pm – 4:45 pm will be sensory-friendly.

Motion Explosion (Woodridge)
May 3, 2024 | 11:00am – 2:00pm
Safety education, kite fly, and touch-a-truck in one event.

Touch a Truck (Glen Ellyn)
May 4, 2024 | 10:00am – 12:00pm

Big Trucks (Palatine)
May 4, 2024 | 10:00am – 1:00pm

Touch-a-Truck (Algonquin)
May 4, 2024 | 10:00am – 1:00pm
Sensory-friendly from 10:00am – 11:00am.

Touch a Tractor at Crabtree (Crabtree Nature Center, Barrington)
May 4, 2024 | 11:00am – 2:00pm

Touch-A-Truck (La Grange)
May 11, 2024 | 10:00am – 12:00pm
Sensory-friendly from 10:00am-10:30 am

Open House and Touch-A-Truck (Manhattan)
May 11, 2024 | 11:00am – 1:00pm
Tour village hall and the police department along with touch-a-truck festivities.

Touch A Truck (Berwyn)
May 15, 2024 | 4:30pm – 6:30pm

Touch a Truck (Batavia)
May 17, 2024 | 10:00am – 12:00pm
Sensory-friendly from 10:00am – 10:45am.

Touch-A-Truck (Oakbrook Terrace)
May 18, 2024 | 10:00am – 12:00pm

Touch-a-Truck (Western Springs)
May 18, 2024 | times TBA

Young child sitting on a concrete mixer at a Touch a Truck event.

June Touch-a-Truck Events

Statewide Kite Fly and Touch-A-Truck (Bloomingdale)
June 15, 2024 | 10:00am – 12:00pm

July Touch-a-Truck Events

Transportation Zoo (DuPage Children’s Museum, Naperville)
July 20, 2024 | 9:00am – 1:00pm
Included with general admission or membership.

Touch a Truck (Clarendon Hills)
July 26, 2024 | 10:00am – 12:00pm
Intended for Clarendon Hills residents only. 

August Touch-a-Truck Events

Touch a Truck (North Aurora)
August 3, 2024 | times TBA

Big Trucks (Barrington)
August 3, 2024 | 9:00amย –ย 11:30am

Touch-a-Truck at National Night Out (Oak Brook)
August 6, 2024 | 5:00pm – 8:00pm

Touch a Truck (Butterfield Park District, Lombard)
August 17, 2024 | 10:00am – 12:00pm

September Touch-a-Truck Events

Touch-A-Truck (Elmhurst)
September 7, 2024 | 9:00am – 12:00pm

Touch a Truck (Lombard)
September 14, 2024 | 9:30am – 12:30pm
Sensory-friendly session from 9:30am – 10:30am.

Kids climbing on a bright red tractor at a Touch a Truck event.

Touch-a-Truck Events To Be Announced

These family-friendly events were hosted in 2023, but as of April 12, have not announced their plans for 2024. Check back for more details as we update this list throughout the spring and summer.

We hope this list helped you in your search for “touch a truck near me!” Looking for other places to see cool vehicles? Check out our list of classic car shows happening throughout the summer.

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