Family-Friendly Events This Weekend: May 17-19

Character breakfasts, Spring Fling, Pet Parade, Water Lantern Festival, pickleball, family game night, and more this weekend! It’s supposed to be beautiful outside, so enjoy!!

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. Please note that the weekend events list does not show events in the past.


The Princess and the Pea (Chicago)
May 17, 2019, 10:30am - 11:30am
Shadow Puppet Story-Times (Oak Park)
May 17, 2019, 11:30am - 12:00pm
Family Night Tanks (Wheaton)
May 17, 2019, 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Pajama Pizza Party (Oak Park)
May 17, 2019, 5:30pm - 8:00pm
Kids Night Out Schools Out (Naperville)
May 17, 2019, 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Movie at the Park (Chicago Ridge)
May 17, 2019, 6:30pm - 9:00pm
Chicago Dogs Home Opener (Rosemont)
May 17, 2019, 7:00pm - 11:00pm


Downtown Downers Grove Market (Downers Grove)
May 18, 2019, 7:00am - 11:30am
7th Annual Family Fun Run Walk 5K (New Lenox)
May 18, 2019, 8:00am - 12:00pm
Brunch with the Wizard (Wheaton)
May 18, 2019, 8:30am - 11:00am
Bike Rodeo (Warrenville)
May 18, 2019, 9:00am - 12:00pm
Rail Fest (Homewood)
May 18, 2019, 9:00am - 3:00pm
Armed Forces Day (Burr Ridge)
May 18, 2019, 10:00am - 10:30am
Endangered Species Day (Wheaton)
May 18, 2019, 10:00am - 2:00pm
Flower Craft (Downers Grove)
May 18, 2019, 10:00am - 4:00pm
Charlie Brown Character Breakfast (Oak Brook )
May 18, 2019, 10:30am - 12:30pm
Sidewalk Art Contest (Westmont)
May 18, 2019, 11:00am - 1:00pm
Spring Fling (Downers Grove)
May 18, 2019, 11:00am - 2:00pm
Public Works Open House (Homewood)
May 18, 2019, 11:00am - 2:00pm
Spring Road Pet Parade (Elmhurst)
May 18, 2019, 11:30am - 1:00pm
Water Lantern Festival (Aurora)
May 18, 2019, 6:00pm - 10:30pm


Frankfort Country Market (Frankfort)
May 19, 2019, 10:00am - 2:00pm
Goat Visits (Chicago)
May 19, 2019, 10:00am - 4:00pm
Museum Day (Elmhurst)
May 19, 2019, 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Elmhurst Museum Day (Elmhurst)
May 19, 2019, 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Beas Garden Grand Opening (Darien)
May 19, 2019, 2:00pm - 4:00pm

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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!

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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