Oktoberfests and More Fun Things to Do in Chicago This Weekend with Kids

Superhero Hustle photo courtesy of Easter Seals Dupage and Fox Valley
Superhero Hustle photo courtesy of Easter Seals Dupage and Fox Valley

Looking for the best things to do in Chicago this weekend? Here are some family-friendly events and activities to add to your list for this weekend.

This weekend encompasses the last day of September and the first weekend in October, making it the perfect weekend to host an Oktoberfest event. There are three Oktoberfests this weekend in Chicago—you can celebrate German-style in North Center, Lakeview East, and Naperville. Or, families can think more globally with events like World Music Festival, which takes over the city for the next 10 days, or the Global Peace Picnic in Humboldt Park. 

Halloween activities are in full swing, and we have a list of 60 of the best Halloween events in Chicago. Get away this weekend by going to pick apples or going to get your pumpkin for Halloween at one of our favorite pumpkin patches. Check out one of the activities from our fall bucket list, or save a few bucks by enjoying one of our free fall activities

Here are our top picks for events to attend with your kids this weekend in Chicago! 

Places featured in this article:


Various sites throughout Chicago

Easter Seals DuPage and Fox Valley

Young Gates-KIds Online Personalized Classes

Zoom - Online

online (Zoom)

Cody's Farm and Orchard

Siegel's Cottonwood Farm

Heap's Giant Pumpkin Farm

Siegel's Cottonwood Farm
Midnight Circus in the Parks
Chicago Parks - various times Pick
Free Days at the DuSable Museum of African American History
The DuSable Museum of African American Art - 10:00 AM
Sentrock: The Boy Who Wanted to Fly
Elmhurst Art Museum - 11:00 AM
UniverSoul Circus
Washington Park - various times
Neighborhood Guides
Activity Guides