Chicago Suburban Family Fun

As a mom on the go, I am always looking for fun and affordable things to do in the 'burbs. This list is not meant to be a comprehensive list. However, it is a way for us to share with you interesting, fun, and affordable activities that we have found in the area. These are events that we have either been to in the past or we would take our kiddos to:
  • May 20-Sept. 16 Butterfly House at Peck Farm in Geneva, Mon-Sat 9AM-5PM, Sun 12PM-5PM, donation $2 pp or $5 per family, closed Memorial Day, July 4th and Labor Day
  • July 26-30 Lake County Fair, Grayslake
  • July 28-30 St. Demetrios Greek Fest, Libertyville
  • July 29 Dragon Boat Races, Lake Arlington, Arlington Heights, 9AM-4PM, Asian cultural performances, health village, food trucks, free admission
  • July 29-3 Military Through the Ages, Cantigny Park, Wheaton, 10AM-4PM, encampments representing armies throughout history starting with Roman, free with $10 parkin
  • July 29 Country Farm Fair, Wildwood Nature Center, Park Ridge, 12PM-3PM, petting zoo, $.50 hayride, $5 pony rides, games and more, free admission
  • July 29 German Beer Garden, Volkening Heritage Farm, Schaumburg, 4PM-7PM, last call 7PM, German music, pretzels, craft beer, backyard games, bring a picnic, $5 pp includes free glass and pretzel, kids 3 and under are free
  • July 30 International Bog Day, Volo Bog, Ingleside, 12PM-4PM, bog tours, kids crafts, art show, meet bog dogs and more, $5 pp for adults, $3 for kids
  • July 30 Habitat Hike, Crabtree Nature Center, Barrington, 1PM, join a 1.5 mile guided hike looking at habitats, free
  • July 30 Bug-a-palooza, River Trail, Northbrook,1:30PM, learn about diversity of insects, free
  • Fun and affordable every week: Saturdays 11AM-3PM Free Crafts Lake Shore Learning Center

For more ideas, check AH Moms and the Oaklees Guide.
**Events are subject to change. Be sure to check availability before heading out!