What Should We Do This Weekend? Chicago, IL October 18th – 20th, 2019


 

Looking for things to do in Chicago and the burbs?
Here are over 40 family-friendly events happening in Chicagoland this weekend!

 

 

Family Friendly Events in Chicagoland This Weekend:

 

 

This weeks event guide is brought to you by Cottages In The Woods! Experience the Swedish cottages of Geneva while enjoying the family activities and vendors!

 

 

Major Ongoing Events this Weekend:

 

Lincoln Park Zoo Fall Fest

  • FRIDAY-SUNDAYS SEPTEMBER 27–OCTOBER 27
    10 A.M.-5 P.M.
  • “This free, family-friendly celebration injects the heart of Chicago with a little harvest fun each year from September–October. This year’s festival features ticketed attractions throughout the zoo, including a Ferris wheel, corn maze, corn pool, fun slide, inflatable obstacle course, and more. Guests can also enjoy animal chats, musical entertainment, a pumpkin patch, professional pumpkin carvers, and fall-themed enrichment for the animals!”

Worlds Largest Corn Maze now open at Richardson Farm

  • September 7th – November 3rd; Thursday – Sunday
  • “The Richardson Farm offers a huge variety of on-farm experiences: Our activities include a 700 foot long zip line, Orbiting, and the “world’s largest”, most intricately designed corn maze along with activities for all ages.”
  • The maze is Apollo themed this year!

Keller’s Farmstand Fall Festivities

  • Oswego
  • “Looking for family fun and creating new fall traditions? Our Saturday & Sunday Fall Festivities include a 10-acre Alice in Wonderland themed corn maze (including 3 observation decks), wagon rides, farm animals, pedal tractors, grain tables, kids play area with pirate ship, castle, and more! Want to pick apples? Buy an apple bag in our apple barn and head to the orchard! Pick a pumpkin off the vine in our large pumpkin patch or choose one from our pre-picked patch. Don’t leave without trying our delicious, homemade APPLE CIDER DONUTS, fudge, and kettle corn. They’re hard to resist! Our concession stand serves hot dogs, brats, hot pretzels, and other treats. There’s lots to experience here at the Keller Farm in Oswego!”

Fall Festival at Randall Oaks Zoo (Sept 21 – Oct 27th)

  • “Let us help you with that fall activity checklist all season long! Come enjoy our Fall Festival at Randall Oaks Zoo! The zoo will be decked out in fall decorations, and there will be several fall activities around the zoo. It’s the perfect way to celebrate a fall day! Don’t forget to purchase your pumpkin during your visit. Regular admission applies.”
  • Fall Festival | Sept. 21-Oct. 27 | 9:00 am-5:00 pm

Didier Farms Pumpkinfest (Sept 21st – Oct 31st)

  • Celebrate Fall with us! Hayrides, corn maze, kiddie rides, pumpkins, and so much more!
    16679 W. Aptakisic Rd.
    Lincolnshire, IL 60069

Stade’s Farm Festival – Farmtractions Theme Park

  • “We have eight farmtastic weekends of fun planned for you, your family, and your friends! Join us Saturdays and Sundays only (our Market is open every day) during September, and Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays in October.
  • During the Fall Festival at Stade’s, you can also; pick fresh apples, take a hayride to the pumpkin patch and choose the perfect pumpkin, enjoy a bonfire/hayride private party, (previously set by emailing stadesfarmmarket@gmail.com) shop in our Market, enjoy delicious seasonal foods and our famous Apple Cider Donuts!”
  • McHenry, IL

The Morton Arboretum Scarecrow Trail

  • Daily in October
  • Meadow Lake Trail
  • “Admire creations from local scout troops and vote for your favorite scarecrow.”

Trick or Trees at The Morton Arboretum

  • October weekends: 11 AM – 4 PM in the Children’s Garden
  • “Play tricky games, fashion fun fall crafts and plant a tree seed to take home as your treat. Small pumpkins to paint will also be available for purchase. Costumes encouraged.”

Morton Arboretum Walking Play

  • THE SHERLOCK SCANDAL – Revised Title
    October 5, 6, 12, 13, 19, 20, 26, and 27
    3:00 p.m. showtime*
    REVISED: A new time-period twisted take on the beloved Sir Arthur Conan Doyle tales! Based on Scandal in Bohemia’ The Sherlock Scandal unfolds as a PR scandal arises when it is discovered that Holmes and Watson are not met. While they escape the public eye, they find themselves involved in solving a blackmail scandal with a notorious rock star and his pious fiance. With the help of Inspector Lestrade, they work the mystery and tell the tale of their own interesting past. Please note that this performance is for ages 10+. The performance includes mature content, mild violence and mentions of death. Hike is roughly one mile in distance.”

Pumpkin Fest Cosley Zoo

  • October 1st – 31st
  • Daily, 9 AM- 5 PM
  • “Come out to Cosley Zoo this fall and enjoy the colors of the season, see the animals, and pick out your pumpkin! Pumpkins, gourds, apples, cider, corn stalks, and straw bales are all available for purchase. Children’s rides will also be available, weather permitting.”

Jack’s Pumpkin Pop-Up

  • October 3rd – November 3rd
  • Monday – Friday: 4 – 10 pm
  • Saturdays and Sundays: 11 am – 10 pm
  • Goose Island: 1265 West Le Moyne Street
  • “Jack’s Pumpkin Pop-Up is Chicago’s only 100% outdoor fall experience with the city’s largest Corn Maze, 4 Full-Service Bars, Axe Throwing, Gypsy Caravans, Music, Carnival Games, Food Trucks and Fun Instagrammable moments.”

Pier Pumpkin Lights

  • October 1st – November 2nd
  • Navy Pier
  • “Explore a variety of pumpkin pop-up installations throughout the Pier and enjoy fabulous fall deals at the first-ever Pier Pumpkin Lights, a month-long seasonal celebration. From jack o’lantern towers to light displays, Chicago’s iconic lakefront destination will be decked out for fall.”

Moonlight Hayrides at Primrose Farm in St. Charles

  • October 4-5th, 11th-12th, 18th – 19th
  • “Enjoy an evening of old-fashioned farm fun by the light of the moon. Cruise around the fields of Primrose Farm at the height of the fall harvest on a 30 minute tractor-drawn wagon ride. Gather ’round a bonfire for a marshmallow roast, hot chocolate and hot cider.”

The Glow: A Pumpkin Wonderland

  • Sensory Garden Playground, Lisle
  • Select Nights October 3rd – October 27th
  • “Taking place at Sensory Garden Playground, Jack’s Pumpkin Glow, will allow for family and friends to take a leisurely walk and marvel at thousands of intricately-carved pumpkins. As jack o’lanterns illuminate the park for an unforgettable evening, make sure to grab a few photos and some seasonal snacks. Don’t forget to check out our master carver’s as they demonstrate their artistry or to pick up a gourd at the pumpkin patch. There is something everyone will enjoy at this truly magnificent fall spectacular.”

Goebbert’s Fall Light Show

  • October 4th – November 3rd
  • Goebbert’s Pumpkin Patch – Pingree Grove
  • “Experience the magic of more than 1.5 million lights illuminating acres of farmland at Goebbert’s Fall Light Show. You’ll encounter dazzling displays as you drive through our farm in the comfort of your own vehicle. The 1 mile route will impress and amaze you! We’ve created new structures, added new designs, switched up the music and extended the light show! When purchasing your tickets, the light show is $5 per person with a maximum of $20 per vehicle.”

Blackberry Farm Pumpkin Weekends

  • Blackberry Farm: 100 S Barnes Rd, Aurora
  • “Enjoy family-friendly fall festivities at Blackberry Farm! Enjoy the park donned in seasonal decor, ride on a hay wagon, listen to seasonal stories, create fall crafts, decorate a pumpkin for $3, play in our corn crib, ride the famous Blackberry Farm rides: train, carousel, ponies and much more! Each weekend will feature additional activities, so each week is a new experience!
    Saturdays and Sundays in October 11am-4pm. Admission is just $7- everything is included, except pumpkin decorating, which is $3. Tickets are needed for ages 2 & up.”

The Great Pumpkin Patch at Chase Park

  • October 12th – 30th
  • Chase Park: 4701 N. Ashland Ave
  • “Chase Park’s pumpkin patch is back!!!! This family friendly attraction is one the north side’s favorite seasonal pastimes. Grab a cup of hot cocoa as you roam through the bright orange rows of pumpkins hunting for the very best one for carving. Large or small, we’ve got you covered. Kid’s and adults alike are invited to climb the hay mountain, explore the corn maze and play in our famous corn pits and bouncys!”

Boo! At the Zoo

  • “Little ghosts and goblins of all ages are sure to have a howlin’ good time! Our not-so-scary and fun-filled event has something for the entire family to enjoy!”
  • Check out the fun schedule of activities before you go!
  • Brookfield Zoo
  • Saturdays and Sundays, October 12 to 27, 2019
  • Saturday, October 19
    11:00 a.m. in Great Bear Wilderness
    Pumpkins to the Grizzly Bears
    Pumpkins to the Polar Bears
  • Sunday, October 20
    10:15 am outside Pachyderm House
    Pumpkins to the Rhinos and Pygmy Hippos
    Pumpkins to the Red River Hogs

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show

  • September 28 – October 27, 2019
    Saturdays and Sundays at 10:30 AM and 2 PM
  • Performances take place at The Station in the Pritzker Family Studio Theatre: 100 S. Racine Ave
  • “Based on the beautifully-crafted work of Eric Carle comes a bold new spectacle featuring 75 larger-than-life puppets. Featuring the tales of Brown Bear, Brown BearThe Very Lonely FireflyTen Little Rubber Ducks, and of course, The Very Hungry Caterpillar – this new show captures the magic of Carle’s world.”

Brick or Treat at LEGOLAND Discovery Center

  • October 5th – November 3rd
  • Hide and Shriek: Spot spooktacular scenes in MINILAND
  • Meet & Eek: Meet a LEGO Character and get the ultimate selfie
  • Brick or Treating: Collect free LEGO pieces to build your own Halloween LEGO creation to take home
  • Spooky, kooky scavenger hunt: Find all the pumpkins our Master Model Builder has hidden around the attraction!

Midnight Circus

  • Welles Park: 2333 W. Sunnyside Ave.
  • Friday, October 18 at 7pm
    Saturday, October 19 at 2pm and 5pm
    Sunday, October 20 at 2pm and 5pm
  • “Midnight Circus in the Parks is an eclectic ensemble of artists with a shared vision that live performance has the power to engage and inspire our audience, our community, and our world. We bring world‐class contemporary circus performances to communities throughout Chicago and raise money for Chicago parks with the proceeds.”

Open House Chicago

  • October 19th – 20th
  • “Have you ever walked by a building and thought, “I wish I could see what’s inside?” Now you can. The Chicago Architecture Center’s Open House Chicago is a free public festival that offers behind-the-scenes access to more than 350 buildings across Chicago.”

Bridgeview Pumpkin Patch Festival

  • SeatGeek Stadium: 7000 S Harlem Ave, Bridgeview
  • This year the Festival is a two-weekend event and takes place on:
    • Week 1: October 18, 19, 20, 2019
    • Week 2: October 25, 26, 27, 2019
  • The event features a number of big attractions such as a pumpkin patch, corn maze, kids haunted house, pumpkin jumpers, face painting, pumpkin painting, Puppet Show, Magic Show, and a petting zoo!

 

 

FRIDAY

 

 

10:30 AM: Bump Club Playdate with Stages Performance Arts at Little Beans Evanston

  • Come enjoy a magical performance by Stages in the fabulous Little Beans facility. Stages Performing Arts offers one-of-a-kind classes, camps, birthday parties, and special event entertainment for children and families throughout the Chicagoland area.”
  • Little Beans will be doing a raffle for 5 visit pass and a free lunch with play pass!
  • Register in advance.

5:00 PM: Bolingbrook Food Truck Rally

  • Bolingbrook High School: 365 Raider Way
  • “Hey foodies! The Bolingbrook Food Truck Rally is returning this Fall. Enjoy gourmet eats from 15+ of the area’s best food trucks, a Vendor Village (featuring local businesses), a 50/50 raffle – plus see live musical performances by the BHS Choirs! (The theme is Disney Inspired Music)”

5:00 PM: Moonlight Maze at Sugar Grove Pumpkin Farm

  • “Come experience SGPF from an incredible evening perspective! We will be hosting a special hours event on Friday, Oct 18th, for an elegant barn experience and a moonlight maze! Select your pumpkins underneath the soft glow of our gorgeous barn lighting- then traverse our BEST maze yet… by flashlight!!”
  • 4S041 Merrill Road, Sugar Grove

6:00 PM: Pumpkin Swim

  • Oak Brook Park District: 1450 Forest Gate Road
  • “Children will search for candy capsules filled with prizes and find a real pumpkin! There will be activities on deck before, during and after the pumpkin hunt. Children will be divided into age groups according to the appropriate swimming areas. Everyone should plan to arrive 15 minutes prior to the designated time in order to get into the appropriate age groups. After the event, parents and children are invited to stay and swim until 8:45pm. Please arrive in swimming attire.”
  • *Registration is required for this event*
  • Parent are free!

6:00 PM: Villa Park Halloween Happenings

  • Villa Park Parks & Rec: 338 N Iowa Ave
  • “Ghosts and goblins of all ages are invited to come in costume to trick-or-treat outdoors at “Spooktacular” Halloween scenes created by local merchants and organizations starting at 6 pm. Then, join us inside to participate in some not so scary Halloween themed crafts, activities and treats. You will be amazed when the evening wraps up with the World’s Greatest Halloween Balloon Stage Show presented by Smarty Pants. There will be time after the show to take pictures with the big balloons.”
  • Preregister if you can!

 

 

SATURDAY

 

 

8:30 AM: Blocks Kids Competition & Touch A Truck

  • IUOE: 6200 Joliet Road, Countryside
  • “NAWIC Chicago Metro Chapter #325 & the Federation of Women Contractors (FWC) are proud to announce Block Kids! A building competition for girls and boys in grades K thru 6, and Touch-a-Truck event. Learn about the construction industry while having a great time building and exploring.”

9:00 AM: Bloomingdale Halloween Party

  • Bloomingdale Village Hall: 201 S. Bloomingdale Rd.
  • “All of Bloomingdale is invited to join in the grandest of Halloween parties, put together by the Bloomingdale Park District, Bloomingdale Public Library, The Friends of Bloomingdale Library and the Village of Bloomingdale.”
    • Police & Fire Department Activities
    • Hay Maze
    • Face painting
    • Balloon artists
    • Pumpkin Decorating Contest
    • Trunk or Treat
    • and more!

9:00 AM: Paint with the Ice Queen

  • Art Fuzd: 1457 W. Schaumburg Rd.
  • “Choose your princess ceramic figurine and have fun painting her with the beautiful Ice Queen!  Pottery will be kiln-fired and ready to pick up the following Saturday. There will also be great photo opportunities with Ice Queen, story reading and a meet and greet with Ice Queen! Please feel free to wear your princess dresses.”

9:00 AM: Affy Tapple Family Fun Days

  • 7425 N. Croname Rd., Niles
  • “Join us for a fall celebration at the Affy Tapple Factory Store! We will be offering a free, freshly dipped Caramel Apple to each person who makes a charitable donation of $1 or more, or donates a non-perishable food item. We will also have free face painting, a photo booth, raffles, and the opportunity to meet Affy Man! If you are planning on picking up cases of Affy Tapple Caramel Apples for your Halloween celebrations, this is the perfect time to stop by. Affy Tapple Family Fun Days is sure to make your family’s weekend sweeter!”

10:00 AM: Georgia Rae at Dupage Children’s Museum

  • Dupage Children’s Museum: 301 N. Washington St, Naperville
  • “Georgia Rae performs alone on stage with a pedal board, fiddle, and some fancy footwork. She has been pedaling her recent CD, “Wingin’ It” from Texas to MN and WI, and as east as NC. Her original songs are clever and catchy and evoke good vibes all around. Be amazed, leave happy.”

10:00 AM: Cottages In The Woods

  • 528 East Side Drive, Geneva
  • “October Saturday 19, and Sunday 20, from 10 am to 4pm Cottages in the Woods will be celebrating its 11th year. This unique event is held in the historic Good Templar Park of Geneva, IL. This family friendly annual event is 8$ per person, children under 12 are free. Rain or shine.”
  • Children’s Activities Include:
    • Troll Scavenger Hunt ,
    • Hidden Fairies
    • Feed the Troll
    • Troll in One
    • Tic Tac Troll
    • Visit the children’s Troll Lodge, where they can make and take a troll night light.
    • Come dress like fairies or woodland creatures if you would like!
    • Children under 12 are free!
  • We will have musicians playing from 1-3 each day.
  • “Open to tour, each offering a variety of delightful wares from talented artists and craftspeople. Visitors will find many items including handmade pottery, jewelry, birdhouses, vintage and collectible items, watercolor, rosemaling, and Dala maling pieces.

10:00 AM: Superhero & Princess Day at Konow’s Corn Maze

  • Konow’s Corn Maze: 16849 Cedar Road, Homer Glen
  • “Join us for a day of Superhero and Princess themed activities on the farm! Meet your favorite characters and more!”
    • 11AM-1PM – Incredible Hulk
      11AM-1PM – Frozen Princess
      2PM-4PM – Spider-man
      2PM-4PM – Princess Belle

10:30 AM: Pumpkin Painting with Woody!

  • 151 Kitchen Bar: 151 N. York St, Elmhurst
  • “$25++ Includes Kids Buffet, Kids Beverage, Pumpkin Picking, Pumpkin Paint and Pictures with Woody from Toy Story!
  • Reservations Required, space is limited

11:00 AM: A Happenin’ Halloween

  • York Center Park District: 1609 S. Luther Ave, Lombard
  • “We are transforming the York Center Park District into Hogwarts and the wizarding world of Harry Potter. We will have games, a pumpkin patch, hay rides, and much more! Score ten points for Gryffindor by wearing your most creative Halloween Costume for our annual costume contest! Don’t miss out on an event that’ll be fun for wizards of all ages!”

11:00 AM: Trucks, Trunks, & Treats

  • Vernon Hills Park District: 635 N. Aspen Drive
  • “We’ve taken a traditional touch-a-truck event and added a hint of Halloween! Show off your Halloween costume while walking through the aisles of trucks. Bring your trick-or-treat bags to receive candy from the operators at each vehicle. Take some time to ride the hayride or jump in the bounce house too. Dogs are welcome! Dress up your furry friend and let them strut their stuff.”

12:00 PM: Howl at the Zoo

  • Phillips Park Zoo: 1000 Ray Moses Drive, Aurora
  • “Calling all witches, goblins and ghouls! Please join us for Howl at the Zoo ! We will be kicking off the festivities with a costume parade from 12-1pm! Then there will be crafts, games, prizes and more from 1-4pm.”

12:00 PM: Maggie Daley Fall Fest

  • 337 E. Randolph Street
  • “Games, prizes, food, entertainment and drinks!!! A Family fun day on the Maggie Daley Park Ribbon. Event is free to attend”

12:00 PM: Park Days at Stratford Square

  • Stratford Square Mall
  • “On the 3rd Saturday of each month, enjoy a FREE craft activity for young shoppers with the Bloomingdale Park District! At center court, right by the food court. All activities are FREE and run noon to 2PM.”

12:00 PM: Itasca Trick or Treat Trail

  • Itasca Softball Complex: 650 N. Rohlwing Rd.
  • “Free! Kids will walk the Ray Franzen Bird Sanctuary Trail and make crafts, play games, and pick up some treats!”

1:00 PM: Monster Mash

  • Bensenville Park District: 1000 W. Wood Street
  • “All ages can come dressed in your Halloween best for family fun and games such as our annual costume contests! Enjoy games with prizes, inflatables, a creepy craft and our spooky DJ. Food will be available for purchase at the event. The Deer Grove Leisure Center will be decorated and filled with fun frights! $5 for children 3-17, 2 and under free, 18+ free”

2:00 PM: Pumpkin Party

  • Empowering Gardens: 7730 W. Madison, Forest Park
  • “All kids are invited to the pumpkin party, they will receive a FREE pie pumpkin, get their face painted and enjoy story time…
    All kids at heart are encouraged to wear a costume!
    FREE treats for everyone!”

2:00 PM: Fall Festival at Burr Ridge Village Center

  • Burr Ridge Village Center: 701 Village Center Drive
  • “Bring your family to Burr Ridge Village Center for an afternoon of autumn fun! Your superheroes and princess can trick-or-treat, enjoy hay rides & stilt walkers! Don’t forget your costumes!”

3:00 PM: Boo Bash

  • West Chicago Park District: 201 W. National St.
  • “Calling all ghosts and goblins galore! Come to the ARC to see what’s in store. Halloween games and lots of fun treats, this Halloween celebration is sure to be neat! Come for the night or come for a flash, but come to have fun at the park district BOO BASH!”

3:00 PM: Haunted Halloween Flea Market

  • Dupage County Fairgrounds
  • “WHEATON, ILLINOIS: Ghosts & Goblins, Witches beware—Haunted FLEAS are everywhere!
    It’s the 9th Annual Zurko’s Haunted Halloween FLEA MARKET –event; SATURDAY, October 19th, 3pm till Midnight. There will be 1000’s of FLEAS & TREASURES (CREEPY & OTHERWISE) for sale.
    Great family fun to include a costume contest in building #5, ghoulish encounters and much more! Come shop in costume for more fun!”

4:00 PM: Monster Madness

  • Lisle Park District: 1925 Ohio St.
  • “Games • Prizes • Face Painting • Pumpkin Patch • Pony Rides • Petting Zoo • Maze • Ages 10 & Under
    Come enjoy a festive autumn fun fair filled with friendly games, ghouls, animals and goodies. Win Halloween prizes, and enjoy a snack at the Creepy Café. Be sure to dress the kids in their Halloween costumes!”

6:00 PM: Wonder-een and Boo

  • Wonder Works Children’s Museum: 6445 W. North Ave, Oak Park
  • “Join us for a SPOOK-TACULAR Halloween Event. Festivities include a Costume Parade, Boo-tiful facepainting, Fang-tastic activities and Ghoulish dinner and treats including Saucy Flying Saucer Pasta and Spooky Scoops I-Scream (ice cream!).”
  • Cost: $15/person. Children under 12 months are free.
  • This is a ticketed event.

6:00 PM: Jammin’ Round the Campfire

  • Spring Valley Nature Center & Heritage Farm: 111 E. Schaumburg Rd, Schaumburg
  • “FREE! Enjoy an evening filled with songs, stories and more! Grab your favorite instrument (even if it’s just your hands, feet, and voice) and circle around the campfire! We’ll sing classic campfire songs and learn a few new ones as well. After singing and playing up a storm, satisfy your sweet tooth with roasted marshmallows.”

 

SUNDAY

 

 

10:00 AM: Cottages In The Woods

  • 528 East Side Drive, Geneva
  • “October Saturday 19, and Sunday 20, from 10 am to 4pm Cottages in the Woods will be celebrating its 11th year. This unique event is held in the historic Good Templar Park of Geneva, IL. This family friendly annual event is 8$ per person, children under 12 are free. Rain or shine.”
  • Children’s Activities Include:
    • Troll Scavenger Hunt ,
    • Hidden Fairies
    • Feed the Troll
    • Troll in One
    • Tic Tac Troll
    • Visit the children’s Troll Lodge, where they can make and take a troll night light.
    • Come dress like fairies or woodland creatures if you would like!
    • Children under 12 are free!
  • We will have musicians playing from 1-3 each day.
  • “Open to tour, each offering a variety of delightful wares from talented artists and craftspeople. Visitors will find many items including handmade pottery, jewelry, birdhouses, vintage and collectible items, watercolor, rosemaling, and Dala maling pieces.

10:00 AM: Fall Festival

  • River Trail Nature Center: 3120 Milwaukee Ave, Northbrook
  • “We will be celebrating the colorful season with a special day of autumn fun! There’ll be storytelling, beekeeping demonstrations, River Trail honey for sale, beeswax candle making, animal encounters, fall color walks in the woods, hay rides, pumpkin painting, pumpkin bowling, crafts and other activities. A family friendly event with free admission; there will be some food and drinks for sale and small fees for some activities, or donate a non-perishable food item to the Greater Chicago Food Depository in exchange for activity tickets. 1 item = 1 ticket.”

10:00 AM: Affy Tapple Family Fun Days

  • 7425 N. Croname Rd., Niles
  • “Join us for a fall celebration at the Affy Tapple Factory Store! We will be offering a free, freshly dipped Caramel Apple to each person who makes a charitable donation of $1 or more, or donates a non-perishable food item. We will also have free face painting, a photo booth, raffles, and the opportunity to meet Affy Man! If you are planning on picking up cases of Affy Tapple Caramel Apples for your Halloween celebrations, this is the perfect time to stop by. Affy Tapple Family Fun Days is sure to make your family’s weekend sweeter!”

10:00 AM: Naperville Magical Mermaid Party

  • Chicago Marriott Naperville: 1801 N. Naperville Boulevard
  • Join us for a fun day out as we explore MERMAIDS!!! We have lots of fun things planned to keep you entertained (All Included with your child’s ticket):
    • Photos & Singalong Dance with a Mermaid (10-11:30am)
    • Face Painting–Mermaid Themed
    • Mermaid Tattoos
    • Photo Station with Mermaid Props
    • Mermaid Toys, Games, & Activities
    • Mermaid Crafting–Stampers, Scratch Art, Coloring
    • Nail Painting

11:00 AM: The Music of Phish for Kids

  • Thalia Hall: 1807 South Allport Street
  • “The Rock and Roll Playhouse, a family concert series hosted at historic music venues across the country, allows kids to “move, play and sing while listening to works from the classic-rock canon” (NY Times). Performing songs created by the most iconic musicians in rock history, The Rock and Roll Playhouse band offers its core audience of families with children age ten and under games, movement, stories and an opportunity to rock out in an effort to educate children and explore their creativity. The Rock and Roll Playhouse is an early and often first introduction to a child’s lifelong journey with live music and rock and roll. See you at the show!”

12:00 PM: Not So Scary Hayride

  • Dellwood Park, Lockport
  • Come enjoy this fun Halloween hayride with the Lockport Township Park District! Perfect for kids who don’t like to be scared!
    -Friendly characters
    -Hayrides and fun games
    -Facepainting
    -Music and more!
    -Costumes are encouraged
    $7 per person
  • Tickets must be pre-purchased

12:00 PM: Free Your Play Event w. Kamik & Koop

  • Maggie Daley Park
  • “This pop-up adventure play event will allow kids to create, explore and play freely using interesting materials as the parents sit back and relax. Bring your family and sense of adventure to Maggie Daley Park and give your children the chance to #FreeYourPlay, explore their imaginations, and engage in outside free play. While the kids are playing, parents will have the opportunity to speak with Kamik brand representatives to learn about the Kamik Fall/Winter 2019 collection – the perfect footwear to #FreeYourPlay at home – and the benefits of outdoor free play from KOOP Adventure Play.”

1:00 PM: Donut Fest Chicago South Burbs

  • 350 Brewing: 7600 185th Street, Tinley Park
  • “Join us for Chicago Burbs’ sweetest fest at 350 Brewing. Samples donuts, enjoy beer, coffee and more with a fun-filled tasty event! We need your help to name Chicago Burbs’ Favorite Donut too.”

1:15 PM: Aqua-Tots Spookfest

  • Aqua Tots Swim School Wheaton
  • “We will have games, trick-or-treating, a costume contest, and of course swimming! Winners will be chosen in 4 areas: Most Scary, Most Creepy, Most Funny, and Most Creative! Bonus points if you tie swimming in with your costume somehow.”

2:00 PM: Naperville Happy Halloween Party

  • Chicago Marriott Naperville
  • Join us for a fun day as we celebrate Halloween! We have lots of fun things planned to keep you entertained (All Included with your child’s ticket):
    • Photos & Singalong Dance with a Witch(2-3:30pm)
    • Face Painting–Halloween Themed
    • Halloween Tattoos
    • Photo Station with Halloween Props
    • Halloween Toys, Games, & Activities
    • Halloween Crafting–Stampers, Scratch Art, Coloring
    • Play Dough with Halloween Tools

4:00 PM: Pumpkin Flotilla Fest

  • Lake Ellyn Park, Glen Ellyn
  • “Watch carved, illuminated pumpkins go for a float on Lake Ellyn at our Pumpkin Flotilla Fest! Before the pumpkin sendoff, jam out to live music with Jeanie B! and the Jelly Beans, enjoy games throughout the park, a pumpkin carving demonstration, canoe rides, purchase food and beverages, and many more activities! This event is free to attend, but fees apply for food/beverages and carving a pumpkin at the event ($5, cash only).”

 

For the 3rd year, Moms of The Western Suburbs are collecting toys to donate to Ann & Robert Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago! 

Donating is a breeze by utilizing our Amazon and Target wishlists pictured below.

And keep your availability open on December 3rd for our Cookies With Santa Event. ALL proceeds this year benefit our 3rd Annual Lurie’s Toy Drive to purchase and provide toys and comfort to children having surgeries, radiation, chemo, and extended hospital stays.

 


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