Best of June: 20+ Things To Do In Chicago With Kids

Humboldt Park Kidical Mass photo courtesy of Chicago Family Biking
Humboldt Park Kidical Mass photo courtesy of Chicago Family Biking

Summer festivals come in all colors and flavors here in Chicago, and they're back in full force in June 2022. Families can choose artistic festivals in Uptown or Edgewater, or internationally themed fests in Lincoln Square, Lincoln Park, Andersonville, Itasca, or Chinatown. Try a food festival in the South Loop or at Six Corners, or a music festival downtown or in Lakeview. Don't forget Juneteenth and Father's Day! They're both on June 19 this year and you can celebrate the former at a BBQ at DuSable Museum or a show in Bridgeport, and the latter in Oak Brook with a classic car show or Westmont with fishing. 

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 for a drive-in or to pick strawberries. We've got lists for both!

School's out and fun is in with our top things to do with kids in Chicago this June.

Places featured in this article:


St. George Greek Orthodox Church

Multiple parks citywide

Grace United Methodist Church

Seven Bridges Ice Arena

Millennium Park, Jay Pritzker Pavilion

American Swedish Historical Museum

Millennium Park, Jay Pritzker Pavilion

DuSable Museum of African American History

Hickory Creek Forest Preserve

31st Street Harbor Playground Splash Pad

Austin Park Water Playground

Fosco Park Water Playground

The Hub Spray Ground at Berens Park

Portage Park Water Playground

River Park Water Playground

Skokie Water Playground

Bensenville Water Park Splash Pad

Adventure Island Sprayground

95th Street Community Plaza Splash Pad

Spray 'N Play at Mike Rylko Community Park

Three Oaks Recreation Center

McHenry Petersen Park Beach

Harold Hall Quarry Beach

Lake Geneva Public Library

Sugar Grove Family Fun Center

Six Flags Great America Kidzopolis

Greenhouse Theater Center

Green City Market Lincoln Park

Chicago Pizza and Oven Grinder Company
Christmas Around the World and Holidays of Light
Museum of Science and Industry - 9:30 AM Pick
ZooLights at Lincoln Park Zoo
Lincoln Park Zoo - 4:00 PM Pick
Let It Shine Light Show
Northbrook Court - various times Pick
Let It Shine Light Show
Wintrust Field - various times Pick
Neighborhood Guides
Activity Guides