Calendar

Event calendar will help you plan a fun day for your little ones. When you are looking for a specific date, just click on the calendar icon, next to the name of the month.

I do my best to be up to date with all the events listed, but please remember that Organizer can change or cancel any program. Before you go anywhere, always check with the Organizer either by phone or on a website. Fundayforkids is not responsible for any cancellations or problems that occur while participating in events and programs.

Jun
28
Wed
Dinos & Dragons at the Brookfield Zoo
Jun 28 all-day

Dinosaurs are roaring back to life at Brookfield Zoo! They’re bigger and better than ever and they’ve brought some of their mythical dragon friends. The zoo’s new Dinos & Dragons will feature 17 animatronic creatures, including the Stegosaurus, Apatosaurus, Tyrannosaurus rex, and Chinese dragon.

Along the winding outdoor path, guests of all ages can explore the origins of myths and legends through culture, literature, and paleontology that is illustrated on engaging signage. Inside a tented area, zoogoers can get up-close views of live reptiles, including a Komodo dragon, seen for the first time at Brookfield Zoo!

The temporary exhibit will also have hands-on activities, as well as a dinosaur dissection lab, dino dig boxes, and an excavation site.

Exhibit will be open from May 6 – September 17, 2017.

Admission to Dinos & Dragons (additional to the Zoo’s admission):

$5 Adults ($2.50 for Members)
$3 Children ages 3 to 11 ($1.50 for Members)
$3 Seniors 65 and over. ($1.50 for Members)

Zoo Hours:

Weekdays 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Weekends 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Eyes to the Skies Festival in Lisle
Jun 28 all-day

June 28-July 2
Eyes to the Skies Festival in Lisle
The Eyes to the Skies Festival has been selected six times as One of the Country’s Top 100 Tourist Destinations by the American Bus Association. It’s been voted Best Festival by readers of West Suburban Living Magazine and named a member of the Illinois Festival Hall of Fame. Hampton Inn named it as a place to visit in its Year of 1,000 Weekends and the Chicago Centennial Flight Commission selected the festival for inclusion in its 12 Events for 12 Seconds when honoring the 100th anniversary of the first flight by the Wright Brothers.
Very popular festival in the west suburban Lisle, features hot air balloon shows and tethered rides, music, food, crafts, carnival rides, fireworks and much more.
Admission $10 (cash only at the gates but you can buy your tickets in advance on-line). Children 8 and under – FREE.

Website

$1 Family Movies at Classic Cinemas
Jun 28 @ 10:00 am – 12:30 pm

2017 Wednesday Morning Movie Series Titles:

June 7 Kung Fu Panda 3 [PG] 95 minutes
June 14 Storks [PG] 87 minutes
June 21 Ice Age: Collision Course [PG] 94 minutes
June 28 The Secret Life of Pets [PG] 87 minutes
July 5 Monster Trucks [PG] 105 minutes
July 12 Trolls [PG] 92 minutes
July 19 Sing [PG] 108 minutes
July 26 Rock Dog [PG] 90 minutes
August 2 Surprise Movie [PG] 104 minutes
August 9 Surprise Movie [PG] 84 minutes

More information here:

http://www.fundayforkids.com/wednesday-morning-movie-series-at-classic-cinemas/

 

FREE: Noonie Times in Schaumburg (Miss Jamie from the Farm)
Jun 28 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Children will enjoy watching, singing-along with favorite songs and dancing with Miss Jamie.

Bring a blanket and lunch, or purchase a lunch or snacks. Groups and camps are welcome.

Entertainment is subject to change. In case of inclement weather, entertainment will be moved indoors.

  • Dates: Wednesday, Jun 28 2017 12:00 PM-1:00 PM
  • Location: Community Recreation Center Outdoor Theatre
  • Address: 505 N. Springinsguth Road
  • City: Schaumburg, IL
  • Phone: 847/490-7020

Website

Molding the Menu: Drop-in Program at the Elk Grove Historical Museum
Jun 28 @ 2:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Drop in anytime on Wednesdays during our open hours! This month’s theme is Molding the Menu. See the new exhibit on McDonald’s Hamburger University, go on a tour of the Farmhouse and make a simple children’s craft to take home! No registration required; please call ahead if you have more than five in your group.

Fee: Free members/$1 nonmembers

Location: Museum – Orientation Center

399 Biesterfield Road
Elk Grove Village, IL 60007
Phone: (847) 439-3994

Age: 3+yrs

Museum’s Website

FREE Street Theatre in Schaumburg (How the West Was Worn)
Jun 28 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Two villains working together with one pretending to be a sheriff have turned things inside out. Our heroine may lose her shop unless someone comes to her rescue. Plus, the town council may lose their chance at impressing the railroad tycoon who wants to bring the tracks through Black Flatts.

This play is for the whole family! Bring a blanket or lawn chairs. Locations subject to change. No rain dates.

  • Dates: Monday, Jun 19 2017 7:00 PM-8:00 PM
  • Location: Addams School
  • Address: 700 Springinsguth Road
  • City: Schaumburg, IL
  • Phone: 847/490-7020
  • Dates: Wednesday, Jun 21 2017 7:00 PM-8:00 PM
  • Location: Community Recreation Center
  • Address: 505 N. Springinsguth Road
  • City: Schaumburg, IL
  • Phone: 847/490-7020
  • Dates: Thursday, Jun 22 2017 7:00 PM-8:00 PM
  • Location: Blackwell School
  • Address: 345 N. Walnut Lane
  • City: Schaumburg, IL
  • Phone: 847/490-7020
  • Dates: Monday, Jun 26 2017 7:00 PM-8:00 PM
  • Location: Bock Neighborhood Center
  • Address: 1223 W. Sharon Lane
  • City: Schaumburg, IL
  • Phone: 847/985-2141
  • Dates: Wednesday, Jun 28 2017 7:00 PM-8:00 PM
  • Location: Town Square Amphitheatre
  • Address: 100 Roselle Road
  • City: Schaumburg, IL
  • Phone: 847/490-7020
  • Dates: Thursday, Jun 29 2017 7:00 PM-8:00 PM
  • Location: Meineke Park
  • Address: 220 E. Weathersfield Way
  • City: Schaumburg, IL

Website

Jun
29
Thu
Dinos & Dragons at the Brookfield Zoo
Jun 29 all-day

Dinosaurs are roaring back to life at Brookfield Zoo! They’re bigger and better than ever and they’ve brought some of their mythical dragon friends. The zoo’s new Dinos & Dragons will feature 17 animatronic creatures, including the Stegosaurus, Apatosaurus, Tyrannosaurus rex, and Chinese dragon.

Along the winding outdoor path, guests of all ages can explore the origins of myths and legends through culture, literature, and paleontology that is illustrated on engaging signage. Inside a tented area, zoogoers can get up-close views of live reptiles, including a Komodo dragon, seen for the first time at Brookfield Zoo!

The temporary exhibit will also have hands-on activities, as well as a dinosaur dissection lab, dino dig boxes, and an excavation site.

Exhibit will be open from May 6 – September 17, 2017.

Admission to Dinos & Dragons (additional to the Zoo’s admission):

$5 Adults ($2.50 for Members)
$3 Children ages 3 to 11 ($1.50 for Members)
$3 Seniors 65 and over. ($1.50 for Members)

Zoo Hours:

Weekdays 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Weekends 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Eyes to the Skies Festival in Lisle
Jun 29 all-day

June 28-July 2
Eyes to the Skies Festival in Lisle
The Eyes to the Skies Festival has been selected six times as One of the Country’s Top 100 Tourist Destinations by the American Bus Association. It’s been voted Best Festival by readers of West Suburban Living Magazine and named a member of the Illinois Festival Hall of Fame. Hampton Inn named it as a place to visit in its Year of 1,000 Weekends and the Chicago Centennial Flight Commission selected the festival for inclusion in its 12 Events for 12 Seconds when honoring the 100th anniversary of the first flight by the Wright Brothers.
Very popular festival in the west suburban Lisle, features hot air balloon shows and tethered rides, music, food, crafts, carnival rides, fireworks and much more.
Admission $10 (cash only at the gates but you can buy your tickets in advance on-line). Children 8 and under – FREE.

Website

Free admission at the Art Institute of Chicago
Jun 29 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Art Institute of Chicago
111 South Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60603, 312-443-3600
http://www.artic.edu/visit
Free admission every Thursday 5:00-8:00 pm.

Independence Day: Find the Flag Scavenger Hunt
Jun 29 @ 6:15 pm – 7:15 pm

Put on red, white and blue and search for flags hidden throughout Safety Park. Enjoy ice cream after the hunt. Be sure to arrive on time because flag hunts will be first. This event runs rain or shine, so dress appropriately.

This event is for ages 1 to 6 years old. Cost is $7 for residents and $10 for non-residents.

  • Dates: Thursday, Jun 29 2017 6:15 PM-7:15 PM
  • Location: Pat Shephard Center
  • Address: 421 N. Springinsguth Road
  • City: Schaumburg, IL
  • Phone: 847/490-7036

Website

FREE Street Theatre in Schaumburg (How the West Was Worn)
Jun 29 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Two villains working together with one pretending to be a sheriff have turned things inside out. Our heroine may lose her shop unless someone comes to her rescue. Plus, the town council may lose their chance at impressing the railroad tycoon who wants to bring the tracks through Black Flatts.

This play is for the whole family! Bring a blanket or lawn chairs. Locations subject to change. No rain dates.

  • Dates: Monday, Jun 19 2017 7:00 PM-8:00 PM
  • Location: Addams School
  • Address: 700 Springinsguth Road
  • City: Schaumburg, IL
  • Phone: 847/490-7020
  • Dates: Wednesday, Jun 21 2017 7:00 PM-8:00 PM
  • Location: Community Recreation Center
  • Address: 505 N. Springinsguth Road
  • City: Schaumburg, IL
  • Phone: 847/490-7020
  • Dates: Thursday, Jun 22 2017 7:00 PM-8:00 PM
  • Location: Blackwell School
  • Address: 345 N. Walnut Lane
  • City: Schaumburg, IL
  • Phone: 847/490-7020
  • Dates: Monday, Jun 26 2017 7:00 PM-8:00 PM
  • Location: Bock Neighborhood Center
  • Address: 1223 W. Sharon Lane
  • City: Schaumburg, IL
  • Phone: 847/985-2141
  • Dates: Wednesday, Jun 28 2017 7:00 PM-8:00 PM
  • Location: Town Square Amphitheatre
  • Address: 100 Roselle Road
  • City: Schaumburg, IL
  • Phone: 847/490-7020
  • Dates: Thursday, Jun 29 2017 7:00 PM-8:00 PM
  • Location: Meineke Park
  • Address: 220 E. Weathersfield Way
  • City: Schaumburg, IL

Website

Jun
30
Fri
Bartlett 4th of July Fest – Free
Jun 30 all-day

June 30 – July 4

Bartlett 4th of July Fest – Free

The Bartlett 4th of July Festival includes a carnival with rides and games, food, beverages, FREE entertainment for all ages, bingo, a Turtle Race, a Parade, on site presence for non profit groups, skydivers, fireworks, and a great sense of community pride. On Friday, June 30 from 2:30 – 4:30 p.m. Carnival  offers Private Special Needs Time.

Website

Dinos & Dragons at the Brookfield Zoo
Jun 30 all-day

Dinosaurs are roaring back to life at Brookfield Zoo! They’re bigger and better than ever and they’ve brought some of their mythical dragon friends. The zoo’s new Dinos & Dragons will feature 17 animatronic creatures, including the Stegosaurus, Apatosaurus, Tyrannosaurus rex, and Chinese dragon.

Along the winding outdoor path, guests of all ages can explore the origins of myths and legends through culture, literature, and paleontology that is illustrated on engaging signage. Inside a tented area, zoogoers can get up-close views of live reptiles, including a Komodo dragon, seen for the first time at Brookfield Zoo!

The temporary exhibit will also have hands-on activities, as well as a dinosaur dissection lab, dino dig boxes, and an excavation site.

Exhibit will be open from May 6 – September 17, 2017.

Admission to Dinos & Dragons (additional to the Zoo’s admission):

$5 Adults ($2.50 for Members)
$3 Children ages 3 to 11 ($1.50 for Members)
$3 Seniors 65 and over. ($1.50 for Members)

Zoo Hours:

Weekdays 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Weekends 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Eyes to the Skies Festival in Lisle
Jun 30 all-day

June 28-July 2
Eyes to the Skies Festival in Lisle
The Eyes to the Skies Festival has been selected six times as One of the Country’s Top 100 Tourist Destinations by the American Bus Association. It’s been voted Best Festival by readers of West Suburban Living Magazine and named a member of the Illinois Festival Hall of Fame. Hampton Inn named it as a place to visit in its Year of 1,000 Weekends and the Chicago Centennial Flight Commission selected the festival for inclusion in its 12 Events for 12 Seconds when honoring the 100th anniversary of the first flight by the Wright Brothers.
Very popular festival in the west suburban Lisle, features hot air balloon shows and tethered rides, music, food, crafts, carnival rides, fireworks and much more.
Admission $10 (cash only at the gates but you can buy your tickets in advance on-line). Children 8 and under – FREE.

Website

Frontier Days in Arlington Heights – Free
Jun 30 all-day

June 30-July 4

Frontier Days in Arlington Heights – Free

The Festival features free entertainment on three stages, many free family activities in the Family Fun Area and Stage such as: petting zoo, pony rides, pottery fun, reptile show, and much more; carnival rides; and one of the largest Fourth of July Parades in the suburbs.

Website

Mount Prospect Lions Club Festival
Jun 30 all-day

June 30 – July 4

Mount Prospect Lions Club Festival

Carnival, food vendors, entertainment, fireworks and more.

Website

Northwest Fourth-Fest in Hoffman Estates – Free
Jun 30 all-day

June 30 – July 4
Northwest Fourth-Fest in Hoffman Estates – Free
The Northwest Fourth-Fest is the northwest Chicago suburb’s biggest Fourth of July celebration. It will include over 40 carnival rides, food and drink tents and an indoor arts and crafts fair. The festival will also include a state-of-the-art fireworks display and live entertainment with performances by local favorites Infinity, Hi Infidelity, 7th Heaven and more.

Website

Special Event Days Every Friday at Pirates’ Cove
Jun 30 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Special event days are held rain or shine 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Friday, June 9th – Pirate Pete’s Carnival
Friday, June 16th – Under the Sea Day
Friday, June 23rd – Safari Day
Friday, June 30th – Happily Ever After Day
Friday, July 7th – Wizard Fest
Friday, July 14th – Haunted Cove
Friday, July 21st – Santa’s Summer Vacation
Friday, July 28th – Superhero Day
Friday, August 4th – Space Day
Friday, August 11th – Sports Day
More information about Pirates’ Cove Children Theme Park HERE.
NEW: StoryWalk Program at Spring Valley
Jun 30 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

Experience StoryWalk® at Spring Valley Nature Center this summer. While walking the trails through the prairie you and your family can enjoy reading a book together. StoryWalk® is a fun, educational activity that places a children’s picture book in nature. This summer will be featuring two different books, one in June and the other in July.  The StoryWalk® will begin at the entrance to Bison’s Bluff Nature Playground.

This program is for all ages.

  • Dates: Friday, Jun 30 2017 10:30 AM-12:00 PM
  • Location: Vera Meineke Nature Center at Spring Valley
  • Address: 1111 E. Schaumburg Road
  • City: Schaumburg, IL
  • Phone: 847/985-2100
  • Dates: Friday, Jul 28 2017 10:30 AM-12:00 PM
  • Location: Vera Meineke Nature Center at Spring Valley
  • Address: 1111 E. Schaumburg Road
  • City: Schaumburg, IL
  • Phone: 847/985-2100

Website

Jul
1
Sat
Bartlett 4th of July Fest – Free
Jul 1 all-day

June 30 – July 4

Bartlett 4th of July Fest – Free

The Bartlett 4th of July Festival includes a carnival with rides and games, food, beverages, FREE entertainment for all ages, bingo, a Turtle Race, a Parade, on site presence for non profit groups, skydivers, fireworks, and a great sense of community pride. On Friday, June 30 from 2:30 – 4:30 p.m. Carnival  offers Private Special Needs Time.

Website

Dinos & Dragons at the Brookfield Zoo
Jul 1 all-day

Dinosaurs are roaring back to life at Brookfield Zoo! They’re bigger and better than ever and they’ve brought some of their mythical dragon friends. The zoo’s new Dinos & Dragons will feature 17 animatronic creatures, including the Stegosaurus, Apatosaurus, Tyrannosaurus rex, and Chinese dragon.

Along the winding outdoor path, guests of all ages can explore the origins of myths and legends through culture, literature, and paleontology that is illustrated on engaging signage. Inside a tented area, zoogoers can get up-close views of live reptiles, including a Komodo dragon, seen for the first time at Brookfield Zoo!

The temporary exhibit will also have hands-on activities, as well as a dinosaur dissection lab, dino dig boxes, and an excavation site.

Exhibit will be open from May 6 – September 17, 2017.

Admission to Dinos & Dragons (additional to the Zoo’s admission):

$5 Adults ($2.50 for Members)
$3 Children ages 3 to 11 ($1.50 for Members)
$3 Seniors 65 and over. ($1.50 for Members)

Zoo Hours:

Weekdays 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Weekends 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Eyes to the Skies Festival in Lisle
Jul 1 all-day

June 28-July 2
Eyes to the Skies Festival in Lisle
The Eyes to the Skies Festival has been selected six times as One of the Country’s Top 100 Tourist Destinations by the American Bus Association. It’s been voted Best Festival by readers of West Suburban Living Magazine and named a member of the Illinois Festival Hall of Fame. Hampton Inn named it as a place to visit in its Year of 1,000 Weekends and the Chicago Centennial Flight Commission selected the festival for inclusion in its 12 Events for 12 Seconds when honoring the 100th anniversary of the first flight by the Wright Brothers.
Very popular festival in the west suburban Lisle, features hot air balloon shows and tethered rides, music, food, crafts, carnival rides, fireworks and much more.
Admission $10 (cash only at the gates but you can buy your tickets in advance on-line). Children 8 and under – FREE.

Website

Frontier Days in Arlington Heights – Free
Jul 1 all-day

June 30-July 4

Frontier Days in Arlington Heights – Free

The Festival features free entertainment on three stages, many free family activities in the Family Fun Area and Stage such as: petting zoo, pony rides, pottery fun, reptile show, and much more; carnival rides; and one of the largest Fourth of July Parades in the suburbs.

Website

Mount Prospect Lions Club Festival
Jul 1 all-day

June 30 – July 4

Mount Prospect Lions Club Festival

Carnival, food vendors, entertainment, fireworks and more.

Website

Northwest Fourth-Fest in Hoffman Estates – Free
Jul 1 all-day

June 30 – July 4
Northwest Fourth-Fest in Hoffman Estates – Free
The Northwest Fourth-Fest is the northwest Chicago suburb’s biggest Fourth of July celebration. It will include over 40 carnival rides, food and drink tents and an indoor arts and crafts fair. The festival will also include a state-of-the-art fireworks display and live entertainment with performances by local favorites Infinity, Hi Infidelity, 7th Heaven and more.

Website

Free Workshops at Home Depot
Jul 1 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
$2 Kids Club Crafts at Michaels
Jul 1 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Children 3 and up can enjoy a quick project and take home a finished masterpiece. Sign up in store or online, or just drop in. Parent or guardian must remain on premises during the event. Fee is $2 per child.

4th of July Parade in Palatine
Jul 1 @ 11:00 am

Palatine

Saturday, July 1, 11:00 am. The parade will proceed south on Cedar St. to Slade St., east on Slade St. to Brockway, north on Brockway to Wood St. and east on Wood St. into Community Park.  Website

Free Crafts at Lakeshore Learning Center
Jul 1 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

Every Saturday, from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm, Lakeshore Learning Store in Palatine (and other locations) invites kids ages 3 and up for a free crafts.  No reservation required.

For more information visit LLS’s website.

4th of July Parade in Fox Lake
Jul 1 @ 2:00 pm

Fox Lake

Saturday, July 1, 2:00 pm. Parade starts at Grant High School.  Website

Jul
2
Sun
Bartlett 4th of July Fest – Free
Jul 2 all-day

June 30 – July 4

Bartlett 4th of July Fest – Free

The Bartlett 4th of July Festival includes a carnival with rides and games, food, beverages, FREE entertainment for all ages, bingo, a Turtle Race, a Parade, on site presence for non profit groups, skydivers, fireworks, and a great sense of community pride. On Friday, June 30 from 2:30 – 4:30 p.m. Carnival  offers Private Special Needs Time.

Website

Dinos & Dragons at the Brookfield Zoo
Jul 2 all-day

Dinosaurs are roaring back to life at Brookfield Zoo! They’re bigger and better than ever and they’ve brought some of their mythical dragon friends. The zoo’s new Dinos & Dragons will feature 17 animatronic creatures, including the Stegosaurus, Apatosaurus, Tyrannosaurus rex, and Chinese dragon.

Along the winding outdoor path, guests of all ages can explore the origins of myths and legends through culture, literature, and paleontology that is illustrated on engaging signage. Inside a tented area, zoogoers can get up-close views of live reptiles, including a Komodo dragon, seen for the first time at Brookfield Zoo!

The temporary exhibit will also have hands-on activities, as well as a dinosaur dissection lab, dino dig boxes, and an excavation site.

Exhibit will be open from May 6 – September 17, 2017.

Admission to Dinos & Dragons (additional to the Zoo’s admission):

$5 Adults ($2.50 for Members)
$3 Children ages 3 to 11 ($1.50 for Members)
$3 Seniors 65 and over. ($1.50 for Members)

Zoo Hours:

Weekdays 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Weekends 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Eyes to the Skies Festival in Lisle
Jul 2 all-day

June 28-July 2
Eyes to the Skies Festival in Lisle
The Eyes to the Skies Festival has been selected six times as One of the Country’s Top 100 Tourist Destinations by the American Bus Association. It’s been voted Best Festival by readers of West Suburban Living Magazine and named a member of the Illinois Festival Hall of Fame. Hampton Inn named it as a place to visit in its Year of 1,000 Weekends and the Chicago Centennial Flight Commission selected the festival for inclusion in its 12 Events for 12 Seconds when honoring the 100th anniversary of the first flight by the Wright Brothers.
Very popular festival in the west suburban Lisle, features hot air balloon shows and tethered rides, music, food, crafts, carnival rides, fireworks and much more.
Admission $10 (cash only at the gates but you can buy your tickets in advance on-line). Children 8 and under – FREE.

Website

Frontier Days in Arlington Heights – Free
Jul 2 all-day

June 30-July 4

Frontier Days in Arlington Heights – Free

The Festival features free entertainment on three stages, many free family activities in the Family Fun Area and Stage such as: petting zoo, pony rides, pottery fun, reptile show, and much more; carnival rides; and one of the largest Fourth of July Parades in the suburbs.

Website

Mount Prospect Lions Club Festival
Jul 2 all-day

June 30 – July 4

Mount Prospect Lions Club Festival

Carnival, food vendors, entertainment, fireworks and more.

Website

Northwest Fourth-Fest in Hoffman Estates – Free
Jul 2 all-day

June 30 – July 4
Northwest Fourth-Fest in Hoffman Estates – Free
The Northwest Fourth-Fest is the northwest Chicago suburb’s biggest Fourth of July celebration. It will include over 40 carnival rides, food and drink tents and an indoor arts and crafts fair. The festival will also include a state-of-the-art fireworks display and live entertainment with performances by local favorites Infinity, Hi Infidelity, 7th Heaven and more.

Website

Free admission at The McCormick Bridgehouse and Chicago River Museum
Jul 2 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Free for children age five and younger.
Free on Sundays.

The museum is open Thursday-Monday from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m., between May and October. The museum is closed Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

Free Days at the Chicago Museums in 2017

Jul
3
Mon
Bartlett 4th of July Fest – Free
Jul 3 all-day

June 30 – July 4

Bartlett 4th of July Fest – Free

The Bartlett 4th of July Festival includes a carnival with rides and games, food, beverages, FREE entertainment for all ages, bingo, a Turtle Race, a Parade, on site presence for non profit groups, skydivers, fireworks, and a great sense of community pride. On Friday, June 30 from 2:30 – 4:30 p.m. Carnival  offers Private Special Needs Time.

Website

Dinos & Dragons at the Brookfield Zoo
Jul 3 all-day

Dinosaurs are roaring back to life at Brookfield Zoo! They’re bigger and better than ever and they’ve brought some of their mythical dragon friends. The zoo’s new Dinos & Dragons will feature 17 animatronic creatures, including the Stegosaurus, Apatosaurus, Tyrannosaurus rex, and Chinese dragon.

Along the winding outdoor path, guests of all ages can explore the origins of myths and legends through culture, literature, and paleontology that is illustrated on engaging signage. Inside a tented area, zoogoers can get up-close views of live reptiles, including a Komodo dragon, seen for the first time at Brookfield Zoo!

The temporary exhibit will also have hands-on activities, as well as a dinosaur dissection lab, dino dig boxes, and an excavation site.

Exhibit will be open from May 6 – September 17, 2017.

Admission to Dinos & Dragons (additional to the Zoo’s admission):

$5 Adults ($2.50 for Members)
$3 Children ages 3 to 11 ($1.50 for Members)
$3 Seniors 65 and over. ($1.50 for Members)

Zoo Hours:

Weekdays 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Weekends 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Frontier Days in Arlington Heights – Free
Jul 3 all-day

June 30-July 4

Frontier Days in Arlington Heights – Free

The Festival features free entertainment on three stages, many free family activities in the Family Fun Area and Stage such as: petting zoo, pony rides, pottery fun, reptile show, and much more; carnival rides; and one of the largest Fourth of July Parades in the suburbs.

Website

Mount Prospect Lions Club Festival
Jul 3 all-day

June 30 – July 4

Mount Prospect Lions Club Festival

Carnival, food vendors, entertainment, fireworks and more.

Website

Northwest Fourth-Fest in Hoffman Estates – Free
Jul 3 all-day

June 30 – July 4
Northwest Fourth-Fest in Hoffman Estates – Free
The Northwest Fourth-Fest is the northwest Chicago suburb’s biggest Fourth of July celebration. It will include over 40 carnival rides, food and drink tents and an indoor arts and crafts fair. The festival will also include a state-of-the-art fireworks display and live entertainment with performances by local favorites Infinity, Hi Infidelity, 7th Heaven and more.

Website

FREE Street Theatre in Schaumburg (The Commedia, The Prince and the Pauper)
Jul 3 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
This commedia take on the classic story of mixed-identity is ripe with physical comedy, clowning, antics and sight gags! This story is especially well-suited for hysterics and commedia charm with our players pretending to be other people… who are pretending to be somebody else themselves!

This play is for the whole family! Bring a blanket or lawn chairs. Locations subject to change. No rain dates.

  • Dates: Monday, Jul 3 2017 7:00 PM-8:00 PM
  • Location: Addams School
  • Address: 700 Springinsguth Road
  • City: Schaumburg, IL
  • Phone: 847/490-7020
  • Dates: Wednesday, Jul 5 2017 7:00 PM-8:00 PM
  • Location: Community Recreation Center
  • Address: 505 N. Springinsguth Road
  • City: Schaumburg, IL
  • Phone: 847/490-7020
  • Dates: Thursday, Jul 6 2017 7:00 PM-8:00 PM
  • Location: Blackwell School
  • Address: 345 N. Walnut Lane
  • City: Schaumburg, IL
  • Phone: 847-490-7020

Website

Jul
4
Tue
Bartlett 4th of July Fest – Free
Jul 4 all-day

June 30 – July 4

Bartlett 4th of July Fest – Free

The Bartlett 4th of July Festival includes a carnival with rides and games, food, beverages, FREE entertainment for all ages, bingo, a Turtle Race, a Parade, on site presence for non profit groups, skydivers, fireworks, and a great sense of community pride. On Friday, June 30 from 2:30 – 4:30 p.m. Carnival  offers Private Special Needs Time.

Website

Bensenville LibertyFest
Jul 4 all-day

Bensenville LibertyFest – Free

The Village of Bensenville presents the July 4th LibertyFest! Come celebrate Independence Day. This celebration of America’s birthday is full of family fun and great times for everyone.

Following the July 4th parade, come out to Redmond Park for games, events, music and food. LibertyFest is featuring Taste of Towns with some of the best menu offerings from the area being served all day long.

Website

Dinos & Dragons at the Brookfield Zoo
Jul 4 all-day

Dinosaurs are roaring back to life at Brookfield Zoo! They’re bigger and better than ever and they’ve brought some of their mythical dragon friends. The zoo’s new Dinos & Dragons will feature 17 animatronic creatures, including the Stegosaurus, Apatosaurus, Tyrannosaurus rex, and Chinese dragon.

Along the winding outdoor path, guests of all ages can explore the origins of myths and legends through culture, literature, and paleontology that is illustrated on engaging signage. Inside a tented area, zoogoers can get up-close views of live reptiles, including a Komodo dragon, seen for the first time at Brookfield Zoo!

The temporary exhibit will also have hands-on activities, as well as a dinosaur dissection lab, dino dig boxes, and an excavation site.

Exhibit will be open from May 6 – September 17, 2017.

Admission to Dinos & Dragons (additional to the Zoo’s admission):

$5 Adults ($2.50 for Members)
$3 Children ages 3 to 11 ($1.50 for Members)
$3 Seniors 65 and over. ($1.50 for Members)

Zoo Hours:

Weekdays 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Weekends 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

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