Young athletes come out for the Lifetime Kids Tri Chicago. Photo courtesy of the event
Young athletes come out for the Lifetime Kids Tri Chicago. Photo courtesy of the event

Things to Do This Weekend With Chicago Kids: Robots, Greek Fest, Kids' Tri

Summer isn't over yet—there's still a lot of sunshine, splashing, and fun to be enjoyed, so let's just ignore those back-to-school vibes for one more weekend, shall we? There's the annual Taste of Greektown festival to dig into this weekend, as well as the Logan Square Social with a full roster of live music performances. End-of-summer festivals and neighborhood bashes include Parkpalooza in Elmhurst, the Glen Ellyn Festival of the Arts (celebrating its 50 year anniversary this summer), the Naperville Family Summer Finale, the Bolingbrook Park District Day of Play, Villapalooza in Little Village, and the River Forest Food Truck Rally, each featuring enough music, food, and kid-friendly activities for families to make a day of it.

Kids can build (and do battle with) robot buddies at the STEM-focused Robot Olympics in Lincoln Square, learn about world folklore at the free Fairy Tale Ball, rock out to the Wiggles at the Rosemont, or sing along with everybody's favorite magical childcare provider at the Mary Poppins Singalong. Active kids ages 7 to 14 can join the Kids' Triathlon at Foster Beach. Or the whole family can work on checking off a few more items on our Summer Fun Bucket List

This would also be a great weekend to hit a new-to-you splash park or playground, and if you're still looking for ideas, our ever-expanding event calendar has the goods. 


Lake Ellyn Park & Boathouse
645 Lenox Road
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137

Logan Square
Humboldt Boulevard at Armitage Avenue
Chicago, IL 60647

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

Little Village
W 26th St & S Pulaski Rd
Chicago, IL 60623

Berens Park
493 N. Oaklawn Avenue
Elmhurst, IL 60126

Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University
50 E Ida B Wells Dr
Chicago, IL 60605

Foster Beach
5200 N. Lakeshore Drive
Chicago, IL

525 Station Boulevard
525 Station Boulevard 2nd Floor Patio
Aurora, IL 60504

Giddings Plaza
4733 North Lincoln Avenue
Chicago, IL 60625

Poplar Park
870 Poplar Lane
Bolingbrook, IL 60440

Keystone Park West
Keystone Avenue at Lake Street
River Forest , IL 60305

Rosemont Theatre
Rosemont, IL 60018

Berwyn Public Library
2701 S. Harlem Avenue
Berwyn , IL 60402

Music Box Theater
3733 N Southport Ave.
Chicago, IL 60613
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