Celebrate all things Star Wars at Joliet Public Library's Star Wars Day. Photo courtesy of the library
Celebrate all things Star Wars at Joliet Public Library's Star Wars Day. Photo courtesy of the library

Weekend Fun for Chicago Kids: MaiFest, Greek Fest, Star Wars, Plane Show, Concerts

Here we go: Summer street festival season kicks off in a big way this weekend in Chicago, with cultural, music, and food fairs all around town, including Maifest in Lincoln Square, the Greek Festival of Lincoln Park, the family fun fest at Do Division, the 57th Street Art Fair in Hyde Park, and the Taste of Mexico in Little Village. Plus, out in the suburbs, there's the LaGrange Carnival and the Taste of Wheaton

This weekend also sees the return of summer concerts outdoors, with the Gospel Music Festival lighting up Millennium Park, the Front Porch series stepping off in Lakeview, and Mr. Dave rocking out for the kids in Wicker Park, plus a Sunday night concert at Cantigny Park in Wheaton.

Little kids obsessed with planes will not want to miss the big plane show in Bolingbrook this weekend. Families can also take to the skies at the kite flying festival in Naperville on Sunday. And in Joliet on Saturday, there may not be X-wings, but the vibe is decidedly intergalactic at Star Wars Day

For even more family fun around Chicagoland, see our ever-growing events calendar, and don't forget to bookmark our roundup of summer festivals and fairs for kids.


Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum
2430 N. Cannon Dr.
Chicago, IL 60614

St. George Greek Orthodox Church
2701 N. Sheffield Ave.
Chicago, IL 60657

Lincoln Square
Lincoln Avenue and Leland Avenue
Chicago, IL 60618

Downtown LaGrange
Harris Street between LaGrange Road and Ashland Avenue
LaGrange , IL 60525

Wicker Park
Hoyne between Crystal and Potomac (2000-2100 W. Crystal) and on Crystal between Hoyne and Damen
Chicago, IL 60622

Little Village
2800-3100 W. 26th Street
Chicago, IL 60623

Millennium Park, Jay Pritzker Pavilion
201 E. Randolph St.
Chicago, IL 60601

Chicago Cultural Center
78 E. Washington St. Preston Bradley Hall, 3rd Floor South
Chicago, IL 60602

Hyde Park
57th Street, between Kenwood and Woodlawn Avenues
Chicago, IL 60637

Memorial Park @ Van Neste Square
208 W. Union Avenue
Wheaton, IL 60187

130 Clow International Parkway C
Bolingbrook, 60490

Edgewater and Uptown Neighborhood Theaters
Chicago , IL 60640

Knoch Knolls Park
336 Knoch Knolls Road
Naperville , IL 60565

Downtown Joliet
Chicago and Clinton
Joliet , IL 60432

Downtown Wheaton
, 60187

Lords Park
100 Oakwood Blvd
Elgin , IL 60120

North Park University
3225 W Foster
Chicago, IL 60625

Burnham (Daniel) Park
39th Street and Lake Shore Drive
Chicago, IL 60615

Stage 773
1225 W. Belmont Ave.
Chicago, IL 60657

PorchFest Lakeview
2936 N. Southport Ave
Chicago, IL 60657

Wicker Park
Damen and Milwaukee at North Avenue
Chicago, IL 60622

Cantigny Park
1s151 Winfield Road
Wheaton , IL 60189

Frontier Skate Complex
3380 Cedar Glade Dr.
Naperville, IL 60564