Head to the Aon Grand Ballroom at Navy Pier for Holi, a Hindu spring festival celebrated in India and Nepal, also known as the “festival of colors” or the “festival of love.” Photo courtesy of Navy Pier
Head to the Aon Grand Ballroom at Navy Pier for Holi, a Hindu spring festival celebrated in India and Nepal, also known as the “festival of colors” or the “festival of love.” Photo courtesy of Navy Pier

Spring Festivals and Fairs for Chicago Families

While spring festival season in Chicago isn't quite as jam-packed as the summer or fall, there's still lots of fun to be found downtown and out in the suburbs. From St. Patrick's Day parades to maple sugar festivals, from Easter to Holi to Earth Day, and from kites to flowers, Chicago kids have no shortage of reasons to make the most of warmer weather on the way...most of them FREE. Plus there are can't-miss Chicago neighborhood celebrations like the Greek Heritage Parade, the Polish Parade, and the Festival Mole de Mayo. Get your calendars out and start making plans—spring is here!


Naperville Central High School
440 Aurora Avenue
Naperville , IL 60540

Oriental Institute Museum
1155 E 58th St.
Chicago, IL 60637

DuPage County Fairgrounds
2015 Manchester Road
Wheaton , IL 60187

Naperville North High School
899 N. Mill Street
Naperville, IL 60563

Chicago River
Wacker Drive and Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60601

Chicago St. Patrick's Day Parade
Balbo and Columbus Drive
Chicago, IL 60605

Irish American Heritage Center
4626 N. Knox Ave.
Chicago, IL 60630

Aon Grand Ballroom, Navy Pier
600 E. GRAND AVENUE
Chicago, IL 60611

Vera Meineke Nature Center at Spring Valley
1111 E. Schaumburg Rd.
Schaumburg, IL 60619

South Side of Chicago
103rd & Western
Chicago, IL 60643

River Trail Nature Center
3120 Milwaukee Ave.
Northbrook, IL 60062

Gallagher Way
3635 N. Clark St.
Chicago, IL 60613

William J. Onahan Public School
6634 W. Raven St.
Chicago, IL 60631

Navy Pier
600 E. Grand Ave. Festival Halls A & B
Chicago, IL 60611

Fullersburg Woods Nature Center
3609 Spring Road
Oak Brook, IL 60523

North Park Village Nature Center
5801 N. Pulaski Rd.
Chicago, IL 60646

Garibaldi Park
1520 W. Polk St.
Chicago, IL 60607

Randolph Street Market
1341 W Randolph St
Chicago, IL 60607

Sheridan (Philip Henry) Park
910 S. Aberdeen St.
Chicago, IL 60607

Sheridan (Philip Henry) Park
910 S. Aberdeen St.
Chicago, IL 60607

DuPage County Fairgrounds
2015 Manchester Road
Wheaton , IL 60187

Brainerd Park
1246 W. 92nd St.
Chicago, IL 60620

Festival Hall at Navy Pier
600 E. Grand Ave.
Chicago, IL 60611

Jesse White Park
410 W. Chicago Ave.
Chicago, IL 60654

Chicago Botanical Gardens
1000 Lake Cook Rd.
Glencoe, IL 60022

Merchandise Mart
222 Merchandise Mart Plaza
Chicago, IL 60654

Fourth Presbyterian Church
126 E Chestnut St
Chicago, IL 60611

Lilacia Park
150 S. Park Ave
Lombard , IL 60148

Cricket Hill in Lincoln Park
4500 N. Lakeshore Dr. Lake Shore Drive between Montrose and Wilson
Chicago, IL 60640

Grant Park
Balbo Dr and Columbus Dr
Chicago, IL 60605

Old Quarry School
16100 127th Street
Lemont , IL 60439

Graf Park
1356 N. Gary Avenue
Wheaton, IL 60187

Maryknoll Park
845 Pershing Avenue
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137

Wilder Park
211 S. Prospect
Elmhurst , IL 60126

Morton Arboretum
4100 IL Route 53
Lisle, IL 60532

DuPage County Fairgrounds
2015 Manchester Road
Wheaton , IL 60187

Greektown
Halsted Street, between Randolph and Van Buren
Chicago, IL 60661

Chicago Children's Museum
700 E Grand Ave
Chicago, IL 60611

Trailside Museum of Natural History
738 Thatcher Ave
River Forest, IL 60305

Buckingham Fountain
301 South Columbus Drive
Chicago, IL 60605

Lilacia Park
150 S. Park Avenue
Lombard, IL 60148

Lyric Opera
20 N Upper Wacker Drive
Chicago, IL 60606

Glenbard East High School
1014 S. Main Street
Lombard, IL 60148

Pilsen
18th Street & Paulina
Chicago, IL 60608

The Loop
State Street and Lake Street
Chicago, IL 60601
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