Weekend Events in the Western Suburbs: October 6-8, 2017 + Columbus Day

This weekend events list is sponsored by Breakaway Basketball. Their Community Tour begins on Sunday, October 22 at Lyons Township High School North Campus! These free clinics are open to kids in grades 3-8. Here is the schedule:

Sunday, October 22 at LTHS North

  • 9:00-10:15am 3rd-4th grade Boys/Girls
  • 10:15-11:30am 5th-8th grade Girls
  • 11:30am-12:45pm 5th-6th grade Boys
  • 12:45-2:00pm 7th-8th grade Boys

Email Jen at [email protected] to sign-up. These tour dates sell out, so we recommend reserving your spot as soon as possible! No walkups allowed.

The Western Springs Fall Festival is this Friday! There will be pumpkin decorating, scary story telling for all ages, hayrides, craft beers, and great local food.

Besides all the fall festivals and Halloween events, there are story times, open play times, parents night out events, exercise classes, farmers markets, movies, miniature golf, and more. You definitely want to check out this list.

Also, in case you missed it, we have a wonderful guide to all of the pumpkin patches with detailed descriptions of each location with hours and features.

Didn’t go apple picking yet? There’s still time. Our guide to apple picking even has a map where you can enter your town or address and it will give you the places closest to you. We have also listed prices, hours, and descriptions.

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.


Pumpkin Fest (Wheaton)
October 6, 2017
Scarecrow Trail (Lisle)
October 6, 2017, 7:00am - 5:00pm
Cressida Cowell Book Signing (Naperville)
October 6, 2017, 8:00am - 5:00pm
Kiddo Concert (Wheaton)
October 6, 2017, 9:30am - 10:00am
Life on the Farm House Tour (West Chicago)
October 6, 2017, 10:00am - 4:00pm
Garden Story Time (Lisle)
October 6, 2017, 11:00am - 11:30am
Freaky Friday Film Series (Westmont)
October 6, 2017, 1:30pm - 4:00pm
WSBA Fall Festival (Western Springs)
October 6, 2017, 4:30pm - 8:30pm
Hayrides (Naperville)
October 6, 2017, 5:30pm - 10:00pm
Parents Night Out (Downers Grove)
October 6, 2017, 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Harvest Jamboree (Darian)
October 6, 2017, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Ghost Stories in the Park (Naperville)
October 6, 2017, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Fall Fireside Stories (Lagrange Park)
October 6, 2017, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Tween Spooky Halloween Egg Hunt (La Grange )
October 6, 2017, 7:30pm - 8:00pm


Pumpkin Fest (Wheaton)
October 7, 2017
Downtown Downers Grove Market (Downers Grove)
October 7, 2017, 7:00am - 12:30pm
Oak Park Farmers' Market (Oak Park)
October 7, 2017, 7:00am - 1:00pm
Naperville Farmer Market (Naperville)
October 7, 2017, 7:00am - 12:00pm
Scarecrow Trail (Lisle)
October 7, 2017, 7:00am - 5:00pm
Brookfield Farmers' Market (Brookfield)
October 7, 2017, 8:00am - 1:00pm
Zumba Drop In Exercise Class (Bellwood)
October 7, 2017, 10:00am - 11:00am
Haunted House Decorating ()
October 7, 2017, 10:00am - 10:30am
Life on the Farm House Tour (West Chicago)
October 7, 2017, 10:00am - 4:00pm
Trick or Trees (Lisle)
October 7, 2017, 11:00am - 4:00pm
Poky Little Puppy Storytime (Oak Brook)
October 7, 2017, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Star Wars Reads at Hanna Andersson (Oak Brook)
October 7, 2017, 11:00am - 1:00pm
Fiddleheads (Chicago)
October 7, 2017, 12:00pm - 4:00pm
Archery Families (Downers Grove)
October 7, 2017, 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Chicago Author Series (Lisle)
October 7, 2017, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Fall Fest (Lombard)
October 7, 2017, 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Blacksmithing Demonstrations (West Chicago)
October 7, 2017, 1:30pm - 3:30pm
Hayrides (Naperville)
October 7, 2017, 2:00pm - 9:00pm
Guided STEM Time (Downers Grove)
October 7, 2017, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Riverside Harvest Hootenanny (Riverside)
October 7, 2017, 3:00pm - 7:00pm
Wicked Willow Night (Villa Park)
October 7, 2017, 4:00pm - 8:00pm
Harvest Moon Hike (Wheaton)
October 7, 2017, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Creature Double Feature (Lisle)
October 7, 2017, 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Moonlight Madness Mini Golf (Glen Ellyn)
October 7, 2017, 8:00pm - 11:00pm


Pumpkin Fest (Wheaton)
October 8, 2017
Scarecrow Trail (Lisle)
October 8, 2017, 7:00am - 5:00pm
French Market (Villa Park)
October 8, 2017, 8:00am - 1:00pm
Glen Ellyn Farmers Market (Glen Ellyn)
October 8, 2017, 9:00am - 1:30pm
Western Springs French Market ()
October 8, 2017, 9:00am - 1:00pm
Life on the Farm House Tour (West Chicago)
October 8, 2017, 10:00am - 4:00pm
Trick or Trees (Lisle)
October 8, 2017, 11:00am - 4:00pm
Danada Fall Festival (Wheaton)
October 8, 2017, 11:00am - 5:00pm
Fiddleheads (Chicago)
October 8, 2017, 12:00pm - 4:00pm
Hayrides (Naperville)
October 8, 2017, 1:30pm - 6:00pm
Open Climb (Wheaton)
October 8, 2017, 3:30pm - 5:45pm
Ghost Stories in the Park (Naperville)
October 8, 2017, 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Columbus Day

Pumpkin Fest (Wheaton)
October 9, 2017
Scarecrow Trail (Lisle)
October 9, 2017, 7:00am - 5:00pm
Creepy Critter Day (Naperville)
October 9, 2017, 10:00am - 2:00pm
Morning Glories (Chicago)
October 9, 2017, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Music Mondays (Lisle)
October 9, 2017, 10:30am - 11:30am
Columbus Day Mini Golf Special (Glen Ellyn)
October 9, 2017, 11:00am - 4:00pm
Trick or Trees (Lisle)
October 9, 2017, 11:00am - 4:00pm
Meet the Beekeeper (Lisle)
October 9, 2017, 12:00pm - 3:00pm
Bone Appétit (River Forest)
October 9, 2017, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Fall Colors Wagon Tour (Warrenville)
October 9, 2017, 1:00pm - 2:30pm

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. You can follow Annie on Instagram here.

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