Outdoor Festivals and 20+ More Things to Do with Kids in Chicago This Weekend

Mayfest Lincoln Park this weekend in Chicago. Photo courtesy of Star Events
Mayfest Lincoln Park this weekend in Chicago. Photo courtesy of Star Events

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.

It's not even Memorial Day, but outdoor festivals are officially back up and running this weekend in Chicago. Music lovers can get their fill of tunes at the Bitter Jest Musical Festival in Highland Park, Mayfest in Lincoln Park, or the BBQ and Blues Fundraiser in Villa Park. Artsy families might like to take a look at the Spring Renegade Craft Fair in Andersonville or the Spring Roscoe Village Art and Craft Festival. And gardener families will flourish at Blooming Fest in West Chicago or What's Blooming on Harrison in Oak Park.

Drive-in movies are also back up and running, so check out one from our list of outdoor movie theaters in the Çhicago area. Green City Market is also happening this weekend in Chicago, so now is a great time to check out our newest neighborhood guide on Lincoln Park. And start looking out for reservations at a restaurant along the Chicago River.

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

Places featured in this article:


Donald E. Stephens Convention Center

Springbrook Nature Center

Heller Woods Nature Center

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Greenhouse Theater Center

Green City Market Lincoln Park

Chicago Pizza and Oven Grinder Company

Island Party Hut Tiki Bar and Grill

City Winery on the Riverwalk

Lawrence's Fish & Shrimp

South Branch Tavern & Grill

Sugar Grove Family Fun Center

Six Flags Great America Kidzopolis
Art on the Mart
Merchandise Mart - 8:30 PM Pick
Online Guitar Lessons for Kids
Virtual - various times
Online Art Lessons for Kids
Virtual - various times
Online Piano Lessons for Kids
Virtual - various times
5th-6th Grade Virtual Art Classes
online (Zoom) - various times
Neighborhood Guides
Activity Guides