Weekend Acitivites – August 19-21


6/13-8/21 – Family Fun Festival in Millennium Park – FREE – FINAL WEEK! (my post about it)

6/29-8/21 – Cirque du Soleil’s OVO at the United Center -$50.50 & up/child, $68.50 & up/adult; family 4-pack starts at $150 – FINAL WEEK! (my post about OVO)

6/29-9/5 – Cirque Shanghai Extreme at Navy Pier – $15/child, $17.50 & up/adult (my post about it)

Fri-Sun, 8/19-8/21 – Edison Park Festival at Edison Park – FREE (wristband $15)

Sat-Sun, 8/20-8/21 – Chicago Air & Water Show at North Avenue Beach – FREE

Sun, 8/21 – Taping of Chic-A-Go-Go at the Chicago Access Network Studios – FREE (my post about Chic-A-Go-Go)

North Suburbs

Thur-Sun, 8/18-8/21 – RiverFest in South Elgin – FREE

Fri-Sun, 8/19-8/21 – Little City Book Fair at Harper College in Palatine – FREE ($10 donation requested on opening night)

Sat, 8/20 – 60’s Day at the Farm at Lamb’s Farm in Libertyville – $10/person, children 12 & under free

Sat, 8/20 – Back to School Jitters Be Gone (recommended ages 2 & older) with author Vivian Kirkfield at lollie in Evanston – FREE

Sat-Sun, 8/20-8/21 – TrolleyFest at Fox River Trolley Museum in South Elgin – $3.50/person, children under 3 free

Sat-Sun, 8/20-8/21 – Malott Japanese Garden Summer Festival at the Chicago Botanic Gardens in Glencoe – FREE, $20/parking

Sun, 8/21 – Art in the Park at Skokie Northshore Sculpture Park in Skokie – FREE

Sun, 8/21 – A Walk in the Park Summer Art Fair at North School Park in Arlington Heights – FREE

West Suburbs

Thur, 8/18 – Summer Picnic at Volkening Lake in Schaumburg – FREE, $3/meal, $1/activities

Fri, 8/19 – WTTW Kids Readers Are Leaders Summer Tour with Miss Lori at Town Square in Wheaton – FREE

Fri-Sun, 8/19-8/21 – A Day Out With Thomas at the Illinois Railway Museum in Union – $18/person; children under 2 free

Sat, 8/20 – Kids Identification & Safety Seat Event at the parking lot of the DuPage Children’s Museum in Naperville – FREE

Sat-Sun, 8/20-8/21 – Theatre Hikes – The Wizard of Oz at the Morton Aboretum in Lisle – $12/adult member, $19/adult nonmember, $8/child member (2-12), $13/child non-member; $5 processing fee per order for purchase by phone or internet

Sat-Sun, 8/20-8/21 – Train Fest at DuPage County Historical Museum in Wheaton – FREE (donations appreciated)

Sun, 8/21 – Sundays at Safety Park at Pat Shepard Center in Schaumburg (for ages 3-7) – $10/child, $5/additional child

South Suburbs

Sat, 8/20 – Movies in the Park – Goonies at Kankakee Railroad Depot in Kankakee – FREE

Sat, 8/20 – Family Day Open House at Big Run Wolf Ranch in Lockport – $4/person

Sat-Sun, 8/20-8/21 – Garvey Festival at Basu Natural Farms in Pembroke – FREE

Sun, 8/21 – Woofstock at Main Park in Mokena – FREE

Do you know of any great events I should include? Email me at toddlingchicago@yahoo.com


  1. Thank you so very much, Sarah, for listing the Starting School Jitters Be Gone! program at Lollie in Evanston…it would be lovely to see you there with Cooper and Dexter, but even if you guys are busy, I do appreciate you willingness to spread the word. 🙂 I fly out from Colorado on Friday morning at 6am and am looking forward to a having a wonderful time! I

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