I am sure that most of you are already gearing up for the weekend--I know that I am! This weekend seems chock full of activities and it will also be Cinco de Mayo to boot!
For those not in our area, Saturday, May 5 is Free Comic Book Day. Different stores and libraries across North America will be handing out free comic books! You can use the store locator on the Free Comic Book Day website to see who is participating in your area. Near us, both the Mt. Prospect Public Library and the Indian Trails Public Library are participating, but I am sure that there are many more locations!
Also, Disney stores around North America will be holding their Avengers Assemble Events that I posted about earlier. Those will be on Saturday.
In my neck of the woods, there will be Big Trucks from 10AM-1PM on Saturday in the parking lot of the Family Aquatic Center in Palatine. There is also a Kids' Festival in Barrington from 11AM-3PM on Saturday. You can register for the event here. (Thanks to AH Moms for the info!)
On Sunday, The Very Hungry Caterpillar is visiting the Palatine Public Library for pictures, a craft, and a story from 1PM-2PM. Looks like fun for the little ones and its free!
The weather looks like it will be great on Sunday, so check out some of the nature activities in the area including the Morton Arboretum, Crabtree Nature Center, Volo Bog, and Twin Lakes.
For more ideas, check our list. AH Moms and Toddling Around Chicagoland
also have lists of events.