Things To Do in Chicago this Presidents Day Weekend with Kids: Auto Show, Hoops, Presidential Camps

Check out the DuPage Children's Museum Pajama Party this weekend in Chicago. Photo courtesy of the museum
Check out the DuPage Children's Museum Pajama Party this weekend in Chicago. Photo courtesy of the museum

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

Chicago families have plenty of fun options for the long February weekend. Get your vroom on at the final weekend of the Chicago Auto Show, with special kid-friendly programs throughout the weekend. Keep celebrating Black History Month at Jewel-Osco in Chatham. Play some basketball in Oak Brook or McKinley Park. Or learn more about the Presidents at presidential day camps in Naperville or Old Town.

Museums around the city have free days throughout February, so check out our list of where to get in free this month. Visit one of our favorite indoor playspaces, or get outside for a hike in one of our favorite parks and forest preserves. Or explore some of our favorite black-owned businesses for Black History Month.

Here's the best of the activities for kids in Chicago this Presidents Day weekend!

Places featured in this article:

Gym at Village Commons North Riverside

Community Park District of La Grange Park

Millennium Park McCormick Tribune Ice Rink


DuSable Museum of African American History

Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center

Museum of Contemporary Photography

National Museum of Puerto Rican Arts and Culture

Intuit: The Center for Intuitive and Outsider Art

Chicago French Press

Luella’s Southern Kitchen

Mimi’s Tot Closet

Semicolon Bookstore & Gallery

DuSable Museum of African American History

South Side Community Art Center

African American Cultural Center

Learning Express Glen Ellyn

Anderson's Bookshop Naperville

Anderson's Bookshop LaGrange

Fullersburg Woods Nature Center

Skating Ribbon at Maggie Daley Park

Gallagher Way at Wrigley Field

Winter Wonderland Ice Skating Rink

Central Athletic Complex- Ice Rink
Tuesdays on the Terrace
Museum of Contemporary Art - 5:30 PM Pick
Fishel Park 2022 Summer Concert Series
Fishel Park - 7:00 PM Pick
Chicago Park District Movies in the Park
Multiple parks citywide - various times Pick
Let's Learn Circuits
Zoom - Online - 9:30 AM
Free Tuesdays at the Museum of Contemporary Art
Museum of Contemporary Art - 10:00 AM
Neighborhood Guides
Activity Guides