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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

I&M Canal Mule-Pulled Boat Ride
LaSalle Canal Boat & Lock 16 Center
Fridays-Sundays through November 2
Take a journey on the mule-pulled, full-size replica canal boat that takes you on the same hand-dug waterway that 19th century pioneers traveled. Read more

Midnight Circus in the Parks
Various Chicago Parks
Weekends through October 19
Featuring an eclectic ensemble of acrobats, aerialists, eccentrics and one rescued dog, all 90 minute shows are under an intimate, little big top tent. Read more

Science + You
Kohl Children's Museum of Greater Chicago
Through November 2
In this lab, kids can see how scientists work and explore machines, processes, and technology that demonstrates the role science plays to keep our bodies healthy. Read more