Free First Sundays at the Chicago Children's Museum. Photo courtesy of the Chicago Children's Museum
Free First Sundays at the Chicago Children's Museum. Photo courtesy of the Chicago Children's Museum

Weekend Fun for Chicago Kids: Neighborhood Fests, Bears Family Day, Kidzapalooza

No matter where you live in Chicagoland, there's probably a family-friendly street fair in your neighborhood (or nearby) this weekend. Uptown, there's EdgeFest with a pet parade Sunday and kids' activities all weekend, plus Jeff Fest music and art fair in Jefferson Park, and downtown there's Kidzapalooza, the kid-friendly answer to Grant Park's Lollapalooza.

In the western suburbs you'll find the LaGrange Endless Summer Fest with quarry tours, carnival, and car show, and the big block party that is Taste of Roselle. To the southwest, there's Naperville's Festa Italiana with music, a circus, and tons of Italian food, and Taste of Orland Park, where Kid's Day events on Saturday feature a family water balloon toss, a petting zoo, and an obstacle course. Meanwhile, in the northern suburbs the annual Northbrook Days festival means games and rides, with a special needs day on Saturday.

Chicago kids can gear up for football season and meet da Bears at Saturday's Chicago Bears Family Fest at Soldier Field. Also on Saturday, Oak Park Code Ninjas host a Family STEM Event where kids can combat the "summer slide" with free robot racing and video game building.

And this weekend Morton Arboretum holds the Destination Asia Festival at the Morton Arboretum with a water lantern display, Bollywood dance, and sumo wrestling, plus a wide array of Asian food trucks serving everything from sushi to mochi—and don't forget that this August is your last month to hunt for the famous trolls on the lovely grounds.

Looking for more summer fun? Our Chicago family events calendar is chock-full of ideas for fun things to do with kids. 


Gordon Park
Ogden Avenue and Tilden Avenue
LaGrange, IL 60525

Naper Settlement
523 S. Webster St.
Naperville, IL 60540

Morton Arboretum
4100 IL Route 53
Lisle, IL 60532

Orland Junior High
14855 West Avenue
Orland Park, IL 60462

Jefferson Memorial Park
4822 Long Avenue
Chicago, IL 60630

Village Green Park
1311 Shermer Road
Northbrook, IL 60062

Main Street Roselle
Main Street between Roselle Road and Park Street
Roselle , IL

Grant Park
337 E Randolph Street
Chicago, IL 60601

Centennial Recreational Center
1776 W. Centennial Pl.
Addison , IL 60101

Oak Park Public Library
834 Lake Street
Oak Park , IL 60301

Serenitea Cafe and Boutique
1046 Pleasant Street
Oak Park, IL 60302

Harrison Park
1824 S. Wood St.
Chicago, IL 60608

500 Station Boulevard Luxury Apartments
675 Station Boulevard
Aurora , IL 60504

Chicago Childrens Museum
700 East Grand Avenue
Chicago, IL 60611

Secret Agent Supply Company
1276 N Milwaukee Ave
Chicago, IL 60622

American Girl Place Chicago
835 Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60611

Oak Lawn Village Hall
9446 S. Raymond Avenue
Oak Lawn , IL 60453