Family-Friendly Weekend Events: March 13-15

Don’t be spooked by Friday the 13th — have some family fun instead! On Friday night, drop your 5th graders off for the Totally Naperville Tweens 5th Grade TNT with music, activities, games, and snacks for sale; register in advance for a discount. There are also a few events meant specifically for family time in the evening, such as Family Sports Nights in Oswego, Family STEM Night in Wheaton, and Family Pottery Night in Downers Grove.

Saturday is a huge day for resales in our area. We highly suggest you check out our Spring Resale Guide! Also on Saturday, Ariel is also splashing into the Clarendon Hills Public Library for an Under the Sea storytime geared for ages 3 to 7; she’ll share a story, lead a craft, and take photos with the kids.

Unfortunately, most of the St. Patrick’s Day parades in our area are cancelled due to concerns around coronavirus. (However, as of March 11, the Plainfield Hometown Irish Parade is still on!) To celebrate Irish culture on a smaller scale, check out the Trinity Irish Dancers at the Woodridge library on Sunday. Kids can come up at the end to learn a jig!


Fun Things To Do With Kids This Weekend

All of the event titles, dates, times, and towns are listed. If you would like more information, simply click on the the event title.

Friday

Days Off Club (Carol Stream)
March 13, 2020, 9:00am – 4:00pm

Storytime with Anderson’s Bookshop at Waterlemon (La Grange)
March 13, 2020, 9:30am – 10:30am

Nature and Science at Wonder Works: Collecting Nature (Oak Park)
March 13, 2020, 10:00am – 4:00pm

Rhea Lana’s of West Chicagoland (Lombard)
March 13, 2020, 10:00am – 6:00pm

Snazzy Time Story Hour at Book Cellar (Chicago)
March 13, 2020, 11:00am – 12:00pm

Shadow Puppet Story-Times at Wonder Works (Oak Park)
March 13, 2020, 11:30am – 12:00pm

Steppin’ with Irish Dance for Preschoolers (Darien)
March 13, 2020, 3:00pm – 3:30pm

Gamers’ Paradise (Brookfield)
March 13, 2020, 3:30pm – 5:30pm

Kid Rock’s Shamrock Shuffle (Wheaton)
March 13, 2020, 4:00pm – 4:45pm

Clothespin Bird at Michaels (Various Locations)
March 13, 2020, 4:00pm – 6:00pm

Irish Dance for Mid-Kids (Darien)
March 13, 2020, 4:00pm – 4:45pm

Parents Night Out (Bloomingdale)
March 13, 2020, 5:30pm – 8:30pm

Family Bingo Nights (Brookfield)
March 13, 2020, 5:45pm – 6:45pm

Yoga and Smile Eclipse Workshop (Western Springs)
March 13, 2020, 6:00pm – 8:00pm

Pottery: Parents’ Night Out (Naperville)
March 13, 2020, 6:00pm – 8:00pm

Mother Son Super Night Out (Lisle)
March 13, 2020, 6:30pm – 8:30pm

Mission: Laser Tag (River Forest)
March 13, 2020, 6:30pm – 8:30pm

Family Sports Nights (Oswego, IL)
March 13, 2020, 6:30pm – 8:00pm

Family STEM Night: Science of Flight (Wheaton)
March 13, 2020, 6:30pm – 8:00pm

Family Pottery Night (Downers Grove)
March 13, 2020, 6:30pm – 7:30pm

YA Book Club featuring A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder Barnes & Noble (Various Locations)
March 13, 2020, 7:00pm

5th Grade TNT (Naperville)
March 13, 2020, 7:00pm – 9:00pm

Saturday

Seasonal Craft Event (Oak Brook)
March 14, 2020, 12:00am

DuPage Doubles Spring 2020 Resale (Wheaton)
March 14, 2020, 7:00am – 1:00pm

DuPage Area Moms: Children’s Clothing and Toy Resale (Wheaton)
March 14, 2020, 7:30am – 2:15pm

Cossitt Elementary School Clothing Sale (LaGrange)
March 14, 2020, 8:00am – 1:00pm

Trinity Lutheran School Spring Resale (Tinley Park)
March 14, 2020, 8:00am – 12:30pm

Lake County Mother of Twins Club Resale (Round Lake Beach)
March 14, 2020, 8:30am – 12:00pm

Growing Cents of Style Spring and Summer Sale (Lake Barrington)
March 14, 2020, 9:00am – 4:00pm

Tabletop Basketball (Lowe’s, check your local store) – CANCELED
March 14, 2020, 9:00am – 12:00pm

Babysitter’s Training (Woodridge)
March 14, 2020, 9:00am – 4:30pm

Volunteer Restoration Day (Downers Grove)
March 14, 2020, 9:00am – 12:00pm

FREE Sports Saturdays (Aurora)
March 14, 2020, 9:00am – 3:00pm

Play for All (Chicago)
March 14, 2020, 9:00am – 10:00am

Pancakes with Pippi (Chicago)
March 14, 2020, 9:00am

Super Saturdays (Lombard)
March 14, 2020, 9:30am – 11:00am

Dinosaur Dig (La Grange)
March 14, 2020, 9:30am – 12:00pm

Nerf Wars Tournament (Burr Ridge)
March 14, 2020, 10:00am – 2:00pm

Mother Daughter Princess Tea (Glen Ellyn)
March 14, 2020, 10:00am – 2:30pm

St. Patrick’s Day: Gold Coin Hunt (Burr Ridge)
March 14, 2020, 10:00am – 11:00am

Family Day (Chicago)
March 14, 2020, 10:00am – 2:00pm

Wonderful Wacky Waffles-Kids Life Coaching (Downers Grove)
March 14, 2020, 10:00am – 11:00am

Spring Arts and Crafts Fair (Tinley Park)
March 14, 2020, 10:00am – 3:00pm

Under the Sea Storytime with Ariel (Clarendon Hills)
March 14, 2020, 10:00am

Chicago White Sox Fastpitch All Skills Camp (Lisle)
March 14, 2020, 10:00am – 2:00pm

Skunk Cabbage Hunt (Sugar Grove)
March 14, 2020, 10:00am – 11:00am

S.T.E.A.M. Works (Oak Park)
March 14, 2020, 10:30am – 4:30pm

Clover Hunt (Bensenville)
March 14, 2020, 10:30am – 12:45pm

Imagination Gardens (Oakbrook Terrace)
March 14, 2020, 10:30am – 11:30am

Rock and Mineral Identification (Oak Brook)
March 14, 2020, 10:30am – 12:00pm

Spanish Language Storytime (Naperville)
March 14, 2020, 10:30am – 11:00am

Trinity Irish Dancers (Downers Grove)
March 14, 2020, 10:30am – 11:00am

Junior Chefs (Gevena)
March 14, 2020, 11:00am – 12:30pm

The Science and Benefits of Laughter-Kids Life Coaching (Downers Grove)
March 14, 2020, 11:00am – 12:00pm

Fun with “Up-Dos” and Braids with your Daughter (Barlett)
March 14, 2020, 11:00am – 12:00pm

Storytime and Activities Featuring Pete the Cat: The Great Leprechaun Chase ()
March 14, 2020, 11:00am

Family Day: Dig Deep (Chicago)
March 14, 2020, 11:00am – 3:00pm

Cricut Joy (JoAnn’s, check your local store)
March 14, 2020, 11:00am – 2:00pm

Family Day: Dig Deep (Chicago)
March 14, 2020, 11:00am – 3:00pm

Spring Maker Fest (Michael’s, check your local store)
March 14, 2020, 11:00am – 2:00pm

Winter Spring Art Series (Glendale Heights)
March 14, 2020, 11:00am – 11:45am

Chinese Language Storytime (Naperville)
March 14, 2020, 11:15am – 11:45am

Fiddleheads (Chicago)
March 14, 2020, 12:00pm – 4:00pm

Reputation Raptor (Downers Grove)
March 14, 2020, 12:00pm – 1:00pm

Second Saturday: Family Program (Wheaton)
March 14, 2020, 12:00pm – 3:00pm

Family Reptile Day (Lombard)
March 14, 2020, 1:00pm – 3:00pm

Animal Olympics (Romeoville)
March 14, 2020, 1:00pm – 2:00pm

Planes, Trains and Automobiles (Downers Grove)
March 14, 2020, 1:00pm – 2:30pm

Maple Sugaring (West Chicago)
March 14, 2020, 1:00pm – 4:00pm

Family Day Workshop: Puppets (Elmhurst)
March 14, 2020, 1:00pm – 4:00pm

Origami Open House (Chicago)
March 14, 2020, 1:00pm – 4:00pm

Drawing from Life: Local Wildlife for Kids (St. Charles)
March 14, 2020, 1:00pm – 3:00pm

Gem Diamond Painting (Countryside)
March 14, 2020, 2:00pm – 3:00pm

“Pi Day” Pie Bake (River Forest)
March 14, 2020, 3:00pm – 5:00pm

Reputation Raptor – Kids Life Coaching (Clarendon Hills)
March 14, 2020, 3:00pm – 4:00pm

Improv Comedy Show (Brookfield)
March 14, 2020, 3:00pm – 4:00pm

StoryJam Workshops with Arranmore Arts (Naperville)
March 14, 2020, 3:00pm – 4:30pm

Parent Escape Nights (North Riverside)
March 14, 2020, 6:00pm – 9:00pm

Friday Movie Night (Forest Park)
March 14, 2020, 6:15pm – 8:00pm

Sunday

47th Annual Boy Scout Troop 101 Pancake Breakfast (Darien)
March 15, 2020, 8:00am – 1:00pm

Safe Sitter® Essentials with CPR (River Forest)
March 15, 2020, 9:00am – 3:00pm

Volunteer Restoration Day (Downers Grove)
March 15, 2020, 9:00am – 12:00pm

Growing Cents of Style Spring and Summer Sale (Lake Barrington)
March 15, 2020, 10:00am – 2:00pm

Giant Candy Land (Naperville)
March 15, 2020, 10:00am – 11:30am

48th Annual Maple Syrup Festival (Northbrook) – CANCELED
March 15, 2020, 11:00am – 3:00pm

Baby and Me Storytime (Bolingbrook)
March 15, 2020, 11:00am

Fiddleheads (Chicago)
March 15, 2020, 12:00pm – 4:00pm

Concerts for Kids at Beat Kitchen (Chicago)
March 15, 2020, 12:00pm – 1:00pm

Pavement (Oak Park)
March 15, 2020, 12:30pm – 4:30pm

Fairy Gardens (Oak Park)
March 15, 2020, 1:00pm – 2:30pm

Tiny Great Performances (Naperville)
March 15, 2020, 1:00pm – 3:00pm

S.T.E.A.M. Sundays (Oakbrook Terrace)
March 15, 2020, 1:00pm – 3:00pm

Maple Sugaring (West Chicago)
March 15, 2020, 1:00pm – 4:00pm

Plainfield Hometown Irish Parade (Plainfield)
March 15, 2020, 1:00pm

Shamrock Craft (Countryside)
March 15, 2020, 2:00pm – 3:00pm

Trinity Irish Dancers (Woodridge)
March 15, 2020, 2:00pm

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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.)

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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!

We strive to be the most comprehensive source for family fun, which is why you’ll always see so many weekend events listed instead of just picking what our family likes or only including what sponsors want us to. It would definitely be easier to just list the details for a few events and call them “the best weekend events for families”, but we recognize that everyone has different interests. Not to mention, sometimes I’m in the mood to go to a huge festival and sometimes I’d rather go to a low key storytime at the library. I’m sure I’m not the only one who feels that way. That’s why we work hard and spend a lot of time to find everything going on in our area so you don’t have to! We hope you find it helpful and we are open to suggestions. The Kidlist Team always talks about how we can improve and evolve to meet your needs, so let us know!

About the Author

Rachel Matuch
Rachel is a writer and mom of two boys who lives in Woodridge. She recently moved from Downers Grove and grew up in Naperville, but she and her husband have been discovering new things to do now that they’ve got a toddler and baby in tow. Rachel loves cooking, playing board games, and regularly raiding the Woodridge library. She also volunteers with teens at Four Corners Community Church, which makes her feel like an old geezer.

1 Comment on "Family-Friendly Weekend Events: March 13-15"

  1. Wanted to let you know Naperville Park District Table Tennis Tournament on January 18 has been cancelled.

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