Veterans Day Weekend in Chicago: 20 Best Things To Do With Kids

Photo courtesy of the Chicago International Children's Film Festival, this weekend in Chicago.
Photo courtesy of the Chicago International Children's Film Festival, this weekend in Chicago.

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.

Looking for things to do this Veterans Day weekend in Chicago? Here are some kid-friendly events happening this Veterans Day weekend.

It should finally feel like November this weekend in Chicago, just in time to honor our military on Veterans Day. Show your respect and teach kids about veterans with a free visit to Pritzker Military Museum and Library, a craft at Cantigny, or a ceremony at Soldier Field. The sub-40 degree weather may keep families inside, which will be ideal for a visit to the Chicago International Children's Film Festival or a showing of one of several theatrical productions for kids such as Seussical in Bensenville, Dooby Dooby Moo in Rogers Park, or Matilda, Jr. in Arlington Heights. 

There's lots to do between Halloween and Thanksgiving on our November activities roundup.  And there's still time to check items off our fall bucket list, too! If you're already thinking ahead to the holidays, now is a good time to look into a volunteer opportunity or book a holiday train ride.

Places featured in this article:

Pritzker Military Museum & Library

Blackhawk Middle school

National Museum of Mexican Art

Santa Claus


Elkhart Lake


Herrick Lake Forest Preserve

Little Red Schoolhouse Nature Center

Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie

North Branch Trail (south trailhead)

North Park Village Nature Center
Snowtrekking in the Nature Sanctuary at Burnham Park
Burnham (Daniel) Park - 10:00 AM Pick
Global Connections: Lunar New Year
Aon Grand Ballroom, Navy Pier - 1:00 PM Pick
Disney On Ice Presents Frozen and Encanto
Allstate Arena - various times Pick
Winter Wonderland Nature Play Days
Garfield Park Conservatory - 10:00 AM
Neighborhood Guides
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