What's Hot - This month's best Chicago family fun events and activities

We've picked out some of the best family fun taking place this month around Chicago. hBookmark this page to keep up with the hottest Chicago family happenings! Sign up for our monthly newsletter to get information as soon as it's available.

Find things to do with kids in Chicago. Following are highlights of activities going on in the coming days and weeks. Visit our Calendar of Events to see full listings of daily events.

Geneva Arts Fair
7/22/2017 to 7/23/2017

The unprecedented Geneva Arts Fair transforms downtown Geneva into a venue for over 150 esteemed artists and draws a crowd of more than 20,000. The juried show was voted a Top 200 Fine Craft Fair by Art Fair SourceBook and a previous winner of “Best Craft or Art Show” by West Suburban Living...

Free Rides presented by DreamWorks "Spirit"
7/22/2017 to 7/22/2017
Forrest View Farms

Kids in the Chicagoland area will have a chance to participate in a number of FREE Spirit-themed activities including horse rides, pony rides, hay rides, jump houses, all courtesy of Spirit Riding Free. This will be open to the public. All activities are on a first-come, first-served basis...

22nd Annual Kaleidoscope Family Day: Drawing Together
7/22/2017 to 7/22/2017
Art Institute of Chicago

Celebrate the power of art to draw people together on this day of discovery, creativity, and fun. Participate in collaborative art-making with your family and with families from around the city. Explore two inspiring drawing exhibitions featuring the work of Chicago artist Cauleen Smith and...

Kid's Summer Field Day
7/23/2017 to 7/23/2017
Chase Park

Summer is here & it's time for some fun in the sun! Bring your kids to Chase Park for the first annual Kid's Summer Field Day!  Give your children the opportunity to discover & try new outdoor games & activities, take part in various light-hearted competitions, meet new friends & most of all--...

Picnic & Paddle
7/24/2017 to 7/24/2017
Saganashkee Slough Boat Launch

Kick off your Monday the right way with a leisurely paddle around Saganashkee Slough. Take a break on your boat, enjoy lunch while viewing surrounding wildlife. Beginners welcome.

Bring your own canoe or use one of ours. We have a limited number of boats available. Canoe instruction...

One Day Youth Workshop
7/27/2017 to 7/27/2017
The Chicago Mosaic School

In this fun one-day workshop, kids will learn the fundamentals of mosaics using glass and other materials. Students will do short art exercises to learn about basic cutting techniques, materials, design principles and safety. A final work of art will be created from a simple design of their...

Joyous String Ensemble
7/29/2017 to 7/29/2017
Ravinia Festival

The world’s youngest string orchestra – "The Joyous String Ensemble" - is excited to be performing at the Ravinia Festival.

Mixing an eclectic repertoire, the Joyous String Ensemble performs from traditional classical music to today’s pop hits and mash-ups – innovatively orchestrated...

PAWS Chicago Hosts the 6th Annual Angels with Tails Adoption Event in Roscoe Village
7/30/2017 to 7/30/2017
Roscoe Street between Oakley & Damen Avenues

PAWS Chicago, the city’s largest No Kill humane organization, along with several other local shelters and rescue groups, will team up to bring the faces of Chicago’s homeless animals to dozens of stores and sidewalks along Roscoe Street.The 6th Annual Angels with Tails Roscoe Village...