What Should We Do This Weekend? Chicago, IL, July 5th – July 7th 2019

Looking for things to do in Chicagoland this weekend?

Here are some family friendly events happening in the Chicagoland area!


Family Friendly Events in Chicagoland this weekend:

Looking for Independence Day Events? Click here: Fourth of July Celebrations and Fireworks Displays near Chicago, IL


Festivals Going on Throughout the Weekend

Naperville Ribfest

  • July 3rd – 6th

Lakeside Festival 2019

  • July 4th – 7th, beginning at noon
  • Crystal Lake, IL
  • “The Granddaddy of all Festivals”
  • $25 wristbands for the carnival rides
  • 15 bands over 4 days on two outdoor stages

Lisle Eyes to the Skies

  • 2019 Festival July 4th – 6th opening at noon
  • Carnival July 3rd – 7th opening at noon
  • 100% of the proceeds are donated to local charities
  • Balloons fly in the morning at 6 a.m and again in the evening at 6 p.m
  • Two tethered balloons will be available for rides each morning and evening
  • The children area will provide an extensive variety of children’s activities

Windy City Ribfest 

  • July 4th – 6th beginning at noon
  • 4800 N. Broadway St
  • In addition to tasty slabs, music, and beer, there are arts and crafts and children’s activities.

Chicago Botanic Garden Art Festival

  • Paintings, photography, ceramics, jewelry, sculpture, wearables & more all featuring a botanic theme, material or use
  • Unbelievable live art demos all weekend long
  • Local, sustainably produced food available for purchase



9:15 AM: Wiggleworms at Gorton Center

  • Lake Forest, IL
  • Hands on exploration of rock, pop, folk, and fun!

5:00 PM: Feastival In The Park

  • Vernon Township: 3050 N Main St, Buffalo Grove
  • Food trucks, music, and free swimming

6:00 PM: Vintage Rides in Downtown Wheaton

  • Hot Rod Night / Disco

6:00 PM: Family Fishing

  • Lake Harriet Park in Woodridge
  • Bring your own bait and fishing rod
  • Pizza, hot dogs, drinks, and smores!




11:00 AM: Sensory Friendly Screening of Toy Story 4

  • In partnership with Gigi’s Playhouse, the Blvd presents this special opportunity. Anything from a sensitivity to loud sounds, inability to sit still (including toddlers) and everything in between. Lights will be on, sound softer and walking around will be welcomed in a safe judgement free zone.
  • Toy Story 4 will be the movie on this date
  • Tickets are $6 and advance tickets are highly recommended

12:00 PM: Horsin’ Around: Stars, Stripes, & Snips

  • St. James Farm indoor riding arena
  • Children’s activities, up close opportunities to learn about the Mustang
  • FREE, no registration, all ages

7:30 PM: Movies on the Green at the Geneva Commons

  • Night At The Museum will air on this date




12:00 PM: Boating in Lake Ellyn Park

  • Row or pedal your way around Lake Ellyn
  • 5$ per 20 min boat ride

1:00 PM: Fiesta de Frida

  • Celebrate Frida Kahlo’s birthday at Catalyst Ranch!
  • The sale of Frida inspired crafts, jewelry, and art will benefit the Women’s Justice League
  • Ticket includes entry to three, one of a kind, art workshops



And of course, all of the lovely farmers markets listed in our Farmers Market Guide!





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