Family-Friendly Events This Weekend: July 19-21

This Friday is the Lisle Family Fun Fest! Get the details below. There is also a summer concert at Brookfield Zoo. If you haven’t been before, you can check out our overview from past years: Summer Nights at Brookfield Zoo.

On Saturday, WTTW will be at Brookhaven in Burr Ridge with fun activities, perfect for kids 2-7 years old. Western Springs is also having a fun free event… Touch-a-Truck from 10am to noon.

You can go boating at Lake Ellyn on Sunday and Wonder Works Children’s Museum in Oak Park is hosting Young Architect’s Day where you can build to your heart’s content.


Family Fun Fest (Lisle)

Friday, July 19, 2019 |6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Lisle Community Park Bandshell, 1825 Short Street
Rain Location: Lisle Senior High School, 1800 Short Street

Come out this summer for an evening of fun for the whole family, including more than 20 fun fair games, face painting, children’s entertainment, inflatables, prizes and more! All ages are welcome, although games are best suited for those 10 and under. Cost to play is $10 for a punch card of 25 punches (purchase by cash or credit card at event). No admission fee. Snacks will be available for purchase at Sea Lion Aquatic Park’s Sammy’s Snack Shack. Learn more about Lisle Park District’s Family Fun Fest at lisleparkdistrict.org/specialevents.html.


DuPage County Fair

DuPage County Fair starts next Wednesday! They are kicking off the fair with free admission for kids on the first day. We have more tips for when you go too, so check out our article: Insider Tips for the DuPage County Fair.

The fair is celebrating 65 years of being a place where our community gathers to explore, compete, learn, eat, be entertained, and have lots of fun! There will continue to be fan favorites this year as well as a lot of new additions. DuPage County Fair takes place in Wheaton on Wednesday, July 24 through Sunday, July 28, 2019.

Kids are FREE on the first day of the fair- Wednesday, July 24!! And mega passes are $10 off when you buy advanced tickets.

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Click here for the full schedule and overview of what you will find at DuPage County Fair.

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

Sprayfari Week (Alsip)
July 19, 2019, 12:00am

Annie (Aurora)
July 19, 2019, 12:00am

Sidewalk Sale Celebration (Glen Ellyn)
July 19, 2019, 12:00am

Movies Under the Moon (Woodridge)
July 19, 2019, 8:00am – 5:00pm

Young Architect’s Day (Oak Park)
July 19, 2019, 10:00am – 5:00pm

Summer at the Shell Fun Fridays (West Chicago)
July 19, 2019, 11:00am – 12:00pm

Garden Story Time (Lisle)
July 19, 2019, 11:00am

Shadow Puppet Story-Times (Oak Park)
July 19, 2019, 11:30am – 12:00pm

Movie Matinee (Joliet)
July 19, 2019, 2:00pm – 4:30pm

Summer Nights Concerts (Brookfield)
July 19, 2019, 5:00pm – 9:00pm

Naper Nights (Naperville)
July 19, 2019, 5:00pm – 10:00pm

Pajama Pizza Party (Oak Park)
July 19, 2019, 5:30pm – 8:00pm

Family Fun Fest (Lisle)
July 19, 2019, 6:00pm – 8:30pm

Parent Child Fishing Night (Willowbrook)
July 19, 2019, 6:00pm – 7:30pm

Summer Nights Classic Car Show (Downers Grove)
July 19, 2019, 6:00pm – 9:00pm

Parent Child Fishing Night (Willowbrook)
July 19, 2019, 6:00pm – 7:30pm

Movie and Makeover Girls Night Out (Chicago Ridge)
July 19, 2019, 6:30pm – 8:30pm

Movie at the Park (Chicago Ridge)
July 19, 2019, 6:30pm – 9:00pm

Concerts on the Green (Burr Ridge)
July 19, 2019, 7:00pm – 8:30pm

Outdoor Movie Night (Willowbrook)
July 19, 2019, 7:30pm – 9:30pm

Movie In the Park (Willowbrook)
July 19, 2019, 7:30pm – 11:00pm

Movie Nights (Bolinbrook)
July 19, 2019, 8:15pm

Saturday

Sprayfari Week (Alsip)
July 20, 2019, 12:00am

Annie (Aurora)
July 20, 2019, 12:00am

Sidewalk Sale Celebration (Glen Ellyn)
July 20, 2019, 12:00am

Downtown Downers Grove Market (Downers Grove)
July 20, 2019, 7:00am – 11:30am

Tinley Park Farmers Market (Tinley Park)
July 20, 2019, 7:30am – 12:30pm

Homewood Farmers Market (Homewood)
July 20, 2019, 8:00am – 1:00pm

BBQ Bolt (Downers Grove)
July 20, 2019, 8:00am

Batavia Farmers Market ()
July 20, 2019, 8:00am – 12:00pm

Aurora Farmers Market Downtown (Aurora)
July 20, 2019, 8:00am – 12:00pm

WTTW Kids Fun Food Fest (Burr Ridge)
July 20, 2019, 9:30am – 11:00am

Visit Your Local Park (Bolinbrook)
July 20, 2019, 10:00am – 12:30pm

Discover Mayslake (Oak Brook)
July 20, 2019, 10:00am – 2:00pm

Hike the Preserves Fitness Hike (Orland Park)
July 20, 2019, 10:00am

Western Springs Touch-a-Truck (Western Springs)
July 20, 2019, 10:00am – 12:00pm

Yoga & Mimosas (Hoffman Estates)
July 20, 2019, 10:00am – 11:00am

Young Architect’s Day (Oak Park)
July 20, 2019, 10:00am – 5:00pm

Bark in the Park (Berwyn)
July 20, 2019, 12:00pm – 2:00pm

Kids Club ()
July 20, 2019, 12:00pm – 2:00pm

Family Summer Event (Bolingbrook)
July 20, 2019, 12:00pm – 3:00pm

Make a Putty (Countryside)
July 20, 2019, 2:00pm – 3:00pm

Hoola Hoop Contest (Naperville)
July 20, 2019, 2:00pm – 2:30pm

Craft time (Glen Ellyn)
July 20, 2019, 3:00pm – 3:30pm

Tour of Lake Ellyn Family Fun Ride ()
July 20, 2019, 3:00pm

Summer Nights Concerts (Brookfield)
July 20, 2019, 5:00pm – 9:00pm

Naper Nights (Naperville)
July 20, 2019, 5:00pm – 10:00pm

Lombard’s Cruise Nights and Summer Concerts Series ()
July 20, 2019, 6:00pm – 9:00pm

Walking Plays at The Morton Arboretum (Lisle)
July 20, 2019, 6:00pm

Sunday

Frankfort Country Market (Frankfort)
July 21, 2019, 9:00am – 2:00pm

French Market (Glen Ellyn)
July 21, 2019, 9:00am – 1:30pm

Summer Sundays Breakfast (Brookfield)
July 21, 2019, 11:00am – 12:00pm

Downtown Tinley Block Party (Tinley Park)
July 21, 2019, 12:00pm – 7:00pm

Young Architect’s Day (Oak Park)
July 21, 2019, 12:00pm – 5:00pm

Boating in the Park (Glen Ellyn)
July 21, 2019, 12:00pm – 4:00pm

Craft time (Glen Ellyn)
July 21, 2019, 3:00pm – 3:30pm

Walking Plays at The Morton Arboretum (Lisle)
July 21, 2019, 6:00pm

Concerts on the Green (Frankfort, IL)
July 21, 2019, 6:30pm – 8:00pm

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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

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. Click here to follow Annie on Instagram.

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