Weekend Activities – May 20-22


Fri, 5/20 – The Redmoon Youth Spectacle at the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum – $10 adults, $3 kids; $25 family

Sat, 5/21 – Family Adventure Day at Northerly Island – FREE

Sat-Sun, 5/21-22 – Chill and Grill Festival at Lincoln Park – FREE; cost for food

Sun, 5/22 – Multilingual Chicago Language Fair – FREE, but must register

North Suburbs

Fri, 5/20 – Mammals Family Science Night at Elgin Public Museum – $2/person

Sat, 5/21 – Lake County Fire Safety Expo at Gurnee Mills in Gurnee – FREE

Sat, 5/21 – Springtime on the Farm at Wagner Farm in Glenview – $3/person

Sat, 5/21 – Kids Fishing Derby and Kite Festival at Wood Oaks Green Park in Northbrook – FREE

Sat-Sun, 5/21-22 – Train Days at Lambs Farm in Libertyville – FREE (activities $2-$5)

Sat-Sun, 5/21-22 – Festival of Cultures at Oakton Park in Skokie – FREE

Sat-Sun, 5/21-22 – Japanese Garden Children’s Festival at Chicago Botanic Garden in Glencoe – Included in regular admission (free admission, $20 parking/car)

Sun, 5/22 – Marriott International Family Gold Festival at Crane’s Landing Golf Club in Lincolnshire – FREE

Sun 5/22 – Bonner Farm Spring Fling in Lindenhurst – $3/person

Sun, 5/22 – Art in the Park at Citizens Park in Barrington – FREE

West Suburbs

Fri, 5/20 – Classic Car Show on Main from Maple to Franklin in Downers Grove – FREE

Fri-Sat, 5/20-21 – Taste of Glen Ellyn at Main Street Parking Lot in Glen Ellyn – FREE

Sat, 5/21 – Touch A Truck at Knolls Park in Lombard – FREE

Sat, 5/21 – Spring Celebration at Lake View Nature Center in Oak Brook – FREE (donations appreciated)

Sat, 5/21 – International Learn to Fly Day at JA Air Center in Aurora – FREE

Sat, 5/21 – Armed Forces Day First Division Museum at Cantigny in Wheaton – FREE

Sat, 5/21 – Animal Adoption Day at Cosley Zoo in Wheaton – FREE with admission

Sat-Sun, 5/21-22 – Just Play! at the Carol Stream Town Center – FREE

Sun, 5/22 – Fahrrad Tour Von Schaumburg Bike Ride and Picnic at Blackwell Elementary School in Schaumburg – FREE

South Suburbs 

Sat, 5/21 – Earth Day ~ Arbor Day at Konow Farm in Homer Glen – FREE

Sat, 5/21 – Let’s Dance! Streamer Craft at Lakeshore Learning in Orland Park (also Chicago & Palatine) – FREE

Sun, 5/22 – Let There Be Fun at the Recreation Center in Palos Park – $10/person, children under 3 free


  1. Love this list! Wish I lived in Chicago. I also wish we had one for our area. It would be much smaller but still a great resource. Where do you find most of your information?

  2. Thanks! I get a lot of information from websites and facebook pages for local park districts, cities & suburbs, and forest preserves districts. I also hear about stuff from friends & just from being out with the kids at different places.

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