Family-Friendly Weekend Events: June 11-13 and Beyond

Play. Create. Tinker. Explore. Imagine. The possibilities are endless at our local children’s museums, and one by one, the doors are opening again! While DuPage Children’s Museum in Naperville opened to pre-registered guests last week, Wonder Works Children’s Museum in Oak Park is hosting a Ribbon Cutting and Museum Re-opening Celebration this Friday. If you’re up for a drive, the Kohl Children’s Museum in Glenview is also open to visitors. Don’t forget to reserve your spot for their special, outdoor STEM exhibit running all summer long, SummerBurst.

Last chance to reserve your spot for the drive-in movie at Spring Rock Park in Western Springs this Saturday! Click here for all the info and registration form.

How are you having fun this weekend? Use our new hashtag #sharekidlist to share your ideas. We love to connect with you!

Fun Things To Do With Kids This Weekend and Beyond

Please check the details before you go to ensure you know about registration requirements and additional safety measures to ensure you maximize your family’s fun. While we do our best to keep the most up-to-date information in our calendar, last minute location or time changes do happen.

Friday

Kick off the weekend with an outdoor movie. Take your pick between newer features such as Sonic the Hedgehog in St. Charles and Dolittle in Hinsdale, or the fan-favorite classic Ghostbusters in Downers Grove.

Seeking Summer Scavenger Hunt (St. Charles)
June 11, 2021 | all day

Find Frida Scavenger Hunt (Downtown Glen Ellyn)
June 11, 2021 | all day

Old Canal Days (Downtown Lockport)
June 11, 2021 | all day

Virtual Fishing Derby (Lemont)
June 11, 2021 | all day

Pickup Program (Downers Grove Public Library)
June 11, 2021 | all day

Schaumburg Farmers Market
June 11, 2021 | 7:00am – 1:00pm

St. Charles Outdoor Farmers Market
June 11, 2021 | 8:00am – 1:00pm

SummerBurst (Kohl Children’s Museum, Glenview)
June 11, 2021 | 8:30am – 3:15pm

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

Summer Drop-In Playgrounds (Elgin)
June 11, 2021 | 10:00am – 3:00pm

Ribbon Cutting and Museum Re-opening Celebration (Wonder Works Children’s Museum, Oak Park)
June 11, 2021 | 11:30am – 12:30pm

Summer Storytime at the Museum (Little White School Museum, Oswego)
June 11, 2021 | 12:00pm – 12:30pm

The Progressive Farm: A Barnyard Tour (Kline Creek Farm, West Chicago)
June 11, 2021 | 1:30pm – 4:00pm

Elgin Farmers Market
June 11, 2021 | 3:00pm – 7:00pm

NERF Wars (Westmont)
June 11, 2021 | 5:00pm – 7:00pm

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

Parents Night Out (Gevena)
June 11, 2021 | 6:00pm – 9:00pm

Roselle Cruise Nights (Roselle)
June 11, 2021 | 6:00pm – 9:00pm

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

Skate Park Contest (Woodridge)
June 11, 2021|7:00pm – 9:00pm

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

Movies in the Park (Hinsdale)
June 11, 2021 | starts at approximately 8:30pm

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

Drive-In Movies (Downers Grove)
June 11, 2021 | 9:00pm

Saturday

Have you hit the pool yet this summer? Saturday’s Ridgeland Common Birthday Party in Oak Park or the Glow Swim at Phillips Park Aquatic Center in Aurora will have you and your kiddos splashing all night!

Seeking Summer Scavenger Hunt (St. Charles)
June 12, 2021 | all day

Find Frida Scavenger Hunt (Downtown Glen Ellyn)
June 12, 2021 | all day

Old Canal Days (Lockport)
June 12, 2021 | all day

Virtual Fishing Derby (Lemont)
June 12, 2021 | all day

Discovery Bag PickUp (Downers Grove Public Library)
June 12, 2021 | all day

Absolute Science (Virtual, Clarendon Hills Public Library)
June 12, 2021 | all day

Downers Grove Market (Downtown Downers Grove)
June 12, 2021 | 7:00am – 12:30pm

Naperville Farmer’s Market (5th Avenue Station, Downtown Naperville)
June 12, 2021 | 7:00am – 12:00pm

Oak Park Farmers Market
June 12, 2021 | 7:30am – 1:00pm

Aurora Farmers Market
June 12, 2021 | 8:00am – 12:00pm

Batavia’s Farmers’ Market
June 12, 2021 | 8:00am – 12:00pm

Brookfield Farmers Market
June 12, 2021 | 8:00am – 1:00pm

Lisle Farmers Market (Downtown Lisle)
June 12, 2021 | 8:00am – 1:00pm

Wheaton French Market (Downtown Wheaton)
June 12, 2021 | 8:00am – 2:00pm

SummerBurst (Kohl Children’s Museum, Glenview)
June 12, 2021 | 8:30am – 3:15pm

Fishing Derby (Lombard)
June 12, 2021 | 9:00am – 11:00am

Family Fishing Derby (Villa Park)
June 12, 2021 | 9:00am – 12:00pm

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

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

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

Strawberry Festival (Windy Acres Farm, Geneva)
June 12, 2021 | 9:00am – 6:00pm

Children’s Story Trail and Craft: Juneteenth (Trailside Museum of Natural History, River Forest)
June 12, 2021 | 9:00am – 4:00pm

Wheaton Art Walk (Downtown Wheaton)
June 12, 2021 | 10:00am – 5:00pm

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

Kite Fly and See-A-Truck (Bloomingdale)
June 12, 2021 | 10:00am – 12:00pm

Miss Jamie at The Aurora Farmers Market (Aurora)
June 12, 2021 | 10:00 am – 10:45 am

Summer Reading Kick-off (Bellwood Public Library)
June 12, 2021 | 11:00am – 3:00pm

Laura Ingalls Wilder Day (Blackberry Farm, Aurora)
June 12, 2021 | 12:00pm – 3:30pm

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

Youth Video Game Club (Oak Park)
June 12, 2021 | 12:00pm – 2:00pm

The Progressive Farm: A Barnyard Tour (Kline Creek Farm, West Chicago)
June 12, 2021 | 1:30pm – 4:00pm

Family Campout (Knoch Knolls Park, Naperville)
June 12, 2021 | 4:00pm – 9:00am

80’s Glow Golf Night (Coyote Crossing Mini Golf, West Chicago)
June 12, 2021 | 5:00pm – 9:00pm

Drive-In Movie (Spring Rock Park, Western Springs )
June 12, 2021 | 6:30pm – 10:00pm

Ridgeland Common Birthday Party (Oak Park)
June 12, 2021 | 7:00pm – 8:30pm

Glow Swim (Phillips Park Aquatic Center, Aurora)
June 12, 2021 | 7:30pm – 9:30pm

Drive-In Movies (Downers Grove)
June 12, 2021 | 9:00pm

Sunday

Sunday should be a beautiful day for a picnic. Pack one to enjoy as you listen to Jeanie B’s Family Concert at Cantigny Park in Wheaton, or while you’re reliving some vintage backyard fun at Naper Settlement’s Hometown Picnic.

Sidewalk Sundays (Brookfield Public Library)
June 13, 2021 | all day

Seeking Summer Scavenger Hunt (St. Charles)
June 13, 2021 | all day

Find Frida Scavenger Hunt (Downtown Glen Ellyn)
June 13, 2021 | all day

Old Canal Days (Downtown Lockport)
June 13, 2021 | all day

Virtual Fishing Derby (Lemont)
June 13, 2021 | all day

Glen Ellyn French Market
June 13, 2021 | 8:00am – 1:00pm

SummerBurst (Kohl Children’s Museum, Glenview)
June 13, 2021 | 8:30am – 3:15pm

Burr Ridge Farmers Market
June 13, 2021 | 9:00am – 1:00pm

Geneva French Market
June 13, 2021 | 9:00am – 2:00pm

Oswego Country Market
June 13, 2021 | 9:00am – 1:00pm

Western Springs French Market
June 13, 2021 | 9:00am – 1:00pm

Strawberry Festival (Windy Acres Farm, Geneva)
June 13, 2021 | 9:00am – 6:00pm

Children’s Story Trail and Craft: Juneteenth (Trailside Museum of Natural History, River Forest)
June 13, 2021 | 9:00am – 4:00pm

Wheaton Art Walk (Downtown Wheaton)
June 13, 2021 | 10:00am – 5:00pm

Garden Gait (Lisle)
June 13, 2021 | 10:00am – 3:00pm

Outdoor Family Yoga (Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum, Chicago)
June 13, 2021 | 10:00am – 11:00am

Family Concert: Jeanie B (Cantigny Park, Wheaton)
June 13, 2021 | 11:00am – 12:00pm

Hometown Picnic (Naper Settlement, Naperville)
June 13, 2021 | 1:00pm – 4:00pm

Sign Language Workshops (Oak Park)
June 13, 2021 | 1:00pm – 2:30pm

The Progressive Farm: A Barnyard Tour (Kline Creek Farm, West Chicago)
June 13, 2021 | 1:30pm – 4:00pm

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

Summer Concert Series (Cantigny Park, Wheaton)
June 13, 2021 | 3:00pm – 4:30pm

Sunday Cruise Nights at the Sonic Drive-In (Villa Park)
June 13, 2021 | 4:00pm – 8:00pm

Concerts in Your Park (Queensbury Greens, Naperville)
June 13, 2021 | 7:00pm – 8:30pm

Looking Ahead…

Find even more family-friendly events on our newly updated events calendar!

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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.)

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

Katie Mayle
Katie is a mother of three children, ages 7, 5, and 2. A Joliet native, she and her husband moved back to his hometown of Naperville after the birth of their second daughter. Her three kids keep her family very active, and she is grateful for the countless indoor and outdoor opportunities available to families in the western suburbs. She looks forward to sharing family-friendly fun with the parents of young children.

1 Comment on "Family-Friendly Weekend Events: June 11-13 and Beyond"

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

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