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.


The Midwest Wizard of Oz Festival
8/4/2017 to 8/6/2017
Odyssey Fun Farm

This festival began in 1982 when Wizard of Oz store owner, Jean Nelson, came up with the idea to create an Oz-themed festival in Chesterton Indiana; this year the festival is in the Chicago landarea in Tinley Park.

The festivities include

  • Yellow Brick Road – We...



Destination Asia Festival
8/4/2017 to 8/6/2017
Morton Arboretum

Explore the diverse cultures of Asia through music, dance, food, and more. Over 8 countries are represented with live performances, join us for a fun-filled weekend that will transport you across the globe. Entertainment includes origami lessons, Chinese Lion Dance, Sumo Wrestling demonstration...



Bubble Works
8/4/2017 to 8/6/2017
Wonder Works Children's Museum

Bubble Works is back and bubblier than ever! Join Wonder Works as we explore the wonderful world of Bubbles! We will be creating unique paintings and bubble wands in our North Avenue Artworks. Join us outside for giant Bubbles, Bubble Windows and Bubble Blowing. Explore the wonderful world of...



2017 Meijer Chicago Bears Family Fest
8/5/2017 to 8/5/2017
Soldier Field

2017 Meijer Chicago Bears Family Fest We’re opening our house to everyone in Chicago. So come enjoy a team scrimmage, tons of fun activities for the whole family and more. Plus, this year, kids get to run on the field. Join us at the 2017 Meijer Chicago Bears Family Fest, Saturday, August 5th...



Fun Republic is Turning ONE and wants to THANK YOU!
8/5/2017 to 8/6/2017
Fun Republic

We're turning ONE and want to Celebrate by Thanking YOU!

-$6 Open Play All Weekend!
-10% OFF ALL Party Bookings and Monthly Passes for August, September and October booked on Aug 5-6!
-Back to School Mini Sessions with Bella Tu Photography on August 5!



Open Play for Children with Special Needs
8/6/2017 to 8/6/2017
Wonder Works Children's Museum

Wonder Works is opening up early the first Sunday of every month (excluding September) to children with special needs. Wonder Works is welcoming children 0 to 8 years old and their families in to enjoy the museum during a quieter time with enhanced accessibility throughout the museum. Cost is...



Designing Mobile Apps
8/12/2017 to 8/12/2017
Microsoft Store

Run by Microsoft. In this free three hour workshop, middle-school aged students will work in teams of four to design a mobile app. They will select an app idea, develop a prototype, and present their final product to the class. This session will provide students with specific tools, techniques...



Professor Suds Show
8/18/2017 to 8/18/2017
Indian Boundary Cultural Center

See Professor Suds's Magical Miracle Bubbles Show with music and lighting. He creates a sense wonder in even the most serious individual. From creating bubble sculptures to massive monster bubbles, he will delight you and have you on the edge of your seat.

Weather permitting, there will...



Museum of Contemporary Photography for Family Day
8/26/2017 to 8/26/2017
Museum of Contemporary Photography

Visitors are invited to the Museum of Contemporary Photography for Family Day on Saturday August 26th for a day designed for all ages, from elementary to teens. From 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. we will host hourly tours designed for young learners. Visitors are invited to learn more about photography...