Best Things To Do in Chicago in February with Kids

The Chicago Auto Show has a wide variety of fun to offer families! Photo courtesy of chicagoautoshow.com
The Chicago Auto Show has a wide variety of fun to offer families! Photo courtesy of chicagoautoshow.com

February in Chicago can seem like a drag. But, there are plenty of fun minor holidays with celebrations, lots of opportunities for families to create excitement and stave off boredom. Start the month off with Chinatown's Lunar New Year Parade or Argyle Lunar New Year Celebration and Parade in Uptown. If COVID hasn't reminded you enough of the movie Groundhog Day, you can celebrate by seeing where it was filmed in far northwest suburban Woodstock. Cherish love for your kids with a Valentine's Day tea party in Logan Square, skate date in Mundelein, or sip and paint for kids in Roscoe Village. Black History Month is also punctuated by unique ways to celebrate African-American culture like seeing a music and folklore performance from Sharing Grandmothers at the DuSable Museum or attending a celebration with a DJ and treats at Blue Door Neighborhood Center.

Don't forget to take part in all the traditional upper Midwest winter activities like sledding, tubing, skiing, and snowboarding. Explore a new neighborhood with our guides to Roscoe Village and North Center, Bucktown and Wicker Park, Wrigleyville, and River North and the Gold Coast, or leave the city entirely with one of our winter day trips from Chicago. Whatever you choose to do, you can make February a fan favorite.

While we are trying to promote safer activities that occur outdoors or with social distancing guidelines in place, please keep your family and others safe by always wearing a mask and maintaining appropriate distance. If you arrive at an event that appears too crowded, try using the “nearby” search feature on our event calendar to find something else to do.

 

Places featured in this article:


Trailside Museum of Natural History

Central Athletic Complex- Ice Rink

DuSable Museum of African American History

Trailside Museum of Natural History

Keith Mione Community Ice Rink

Rolling Meadows Park District

Frankfort Square Park District

Snowstar Winter Sports Park

Skating Ribbon at Maggie Daley Park

Gallagher Way at Wrigley Field

Winter Wonderland Ice Skating Rink

Central Athletic Complex- Ice Rink

Bittersweet Ski and Snowboard Resort

The Mountain Top at Grand Geneva Resort and Spa

Sunburst Winter Sports Park

Swiss Valley Ski and Snowboard Area
Millennium Park Summer Music Series
Millennium Park, Jay Pritzker Pavilion - 6:30 PM Pick
Chicago Park District Movies in the Park
Multiple parks citywide - various times Pick
Arlington Heights Movie in the Park
Recreation Park - various times Pick
Free Days at the DuSable Museum of African American History
The DuSable Museum of African American Art - 10:00 AM
GO WITH THE FLOW, YOGA & BEER
Town Square - 7:00 PM
Neighborhood Guides
Activity Guides