Calendar of Events sponsored by:

Chicago Area Children's and Family Events

Choose a date, find an event, and go have some fun! Our Calendar of Events is filled with fun family events and activities in the Chicago area.

Note: Always call your destination ahead of time, as some events and attractions may be closed or have special holiday hours, or may only be taking place on certain days of the week during an extended run.

Event Spotlights

Scarecrow Trail
Morton Arboretum
Daily in October
See the world through a kaleidoscope of brilliantly-colored trees and admire nature-themed scarecrows showcased around Meadow Lake. Read more

Chicago International Children's Film Festival
Facets Multi-Media and other locations
October 24 - November 2
The Festival features 250 of the best new films for ages 2-18 from around the world. Read more

Pumpkin Fest 2014
Siegel's Cottonwood Farm
Through October 31
The fun includes a barnyard playland, Veggieland, Fort Cottonwood, hayrack rides, pony rides, a pumpkin mine kiddie train, ghost town rail road, Gem Mining, Climbing Wall, Spooky Spiral and more. Read more