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

Cirque Shanghai: Warriors
Navy Pier
Through September 1
Cirque Shanghai: Warriors combines the impressive acrobatics audiences have enjoyed in the past with the martial prowess of Chinese Kung Fu and Wu Shu masters. Read more

Butterflies & Blooms
Chicago Botanic Garden
Through September 1
View hundreds of butterflies in a 2800 square foot enclosure, with species native to South America, Asia, North America and Africa. Read more

Theater Hikes - You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown
Morton Arboretum
Weekends in August
Follow a comedic musical day in the life of Charlie Brown, with the story performed live among 1,700 acres of trees and beautiful landscapes. Read more