35 Best Things to Do in Chicago June 2024 With Kids

Family dancing! Photo courtesy of the Grant Park Music festival
Family dancing! Photo courtesy of the Grant Park Music festival
5/31/24 - By Maureen Wilkey

Looking for the best things to do in June 2024 in Chicago? We have a list of festivals, outdoor movies, and more things to do with kids.

Two words come to mind when looking for things to do in June in Chicago—summer festivals. They come in all colors and flavors here and dozens are happening in different neighborhoods this month. Families can choose internationally themed fests in Lincoln Square, Lincoln Park, Andersonville, Wheaton, or Chinatown.

Chow down at the Windy City Hot Dog Fest, or enjoy local musicians during PorchFest in Lakeview. Don't forget Juneteenth (June 19) and Father's Day (June 16)! You can celebrate the former at an event at DuSable Museum, and the latter at Take Me Fishing! in Westmont. 

Beat the heat with one of our favorite splash pads or swimming lakes in the Chicago area. Or, head out to the far suburbs or rural areas to pick strawberries. School's out and fun is in with this list of top things to do with kids in Chicago this June 2024.

Places featured in this article:

St. George Greek Orthodox Church

Millennium Park, Jay Pritzker Pavilion

Multiple parks citywide

DuSable Museum of African American History

Absolutely Anything Essential

31st Street Harbor Playground Splash Pad