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.

Monster Jam Triple Threat Series
3/2/2018 to 3/5/2018
Allstate Arena

Featuring the eight most intense athletes of Monster Jam, Allstate Arena fans will witness a fierce battle for the championship with each competitor using customized high-powered vehicles: Monster Jam Speedsters, Monster Jam ATVs and the famous Monster Jam trucks. These world-class athletes...

Holi (Festival of Colors) Themed Dance Class
3/3/2018 to 3/3/2018
Bollywood Groove

Join us for a Special Holi Dance, Story Time, Activity Station with Take-Home Craft, Snacks, and Open Play!

Free Parking & Coffee - would you think twice?

Ticket only $7 per child (online), $12 (at the door)

Ages 3-10.


10 - 10:45 am - Ages...

Homeschool Adventures: Malala Yousafzai
3/7/2018 to 3/7/2018
Des Plaines History Center

We will learn about the remarkable life of Malala Yousafzai. Her bravery in the field of education led her, at age 17, to become the youngest Noble Prize recipient. She has fearlessly pursued the right for women and girls to receive an education all around the globe. Come be inspired, learn, and...

Dory Fantasmagory Party with Author Abby Hanlon
3/7/2018 to 3/7/2018
The Book Stall at Chestnut Court

Celebrate Dory Fantasmagory with author Abby Hanlon! Join us for a book release party for the fourth in the Dory series, "Dory Fantasmagory: Head in the Clouds." This funny series about a little girl with a wild imagination is perfect for kids just starting to read their first chapter books. The...

Elephant with Riders, Power Beyond Belief
3/10/2018 to 3/10/2018
Northside College Prep H.S.

Free family art event for all ages featuring workshops in ceramics, printmaking, shrinky dinks, cuddly buddies, papercrafts, an open studio for toddlers & preschoolers, and art exhibits. Also featuring special workshops for 6th-8th graders that require pre-registration. See...

Laura Doherty CD Release Concert
3/11/2018 to 3/11/2018
Old Town School Folk Music

A Chicago favorite in the family music scene, Laura Doherty releases her 5th children's album High Five, which celebrates the themes of friendship, family and childhood. Along with her band The Heartbeats, she'll perform the full album live, along with a few favorites from her other...

Just Kidding Family Weekend
3/17/2018 to 3/18/2018
Angelic Organics Learning Center

Take your kids to meet our baby goat kids for this special weekend at Angelic Organics Lodge! It's Kidding Season and our farm is full of adorable goat kids that need plenty of TLC and play! Help us with morning animal chores, goat health checks, and care for baby goats and their mothers. If...

Engineer Your Future
3/17/2018 to 3/10/2018
Museum of Science and Industry

Engage in hands-on activities that cover eight types of engineering (mechanical, electrical, civil, acoustic, computer, aerospace, environmental and chemical). Launch marshmallows from your own DIY catapult, create a new instrument that makes noise, construct a paper circuit and...

Violinspiration Workshop
3/18/2018 to 3/18/2018
Mr. Dave Music

Join us for an introduction to violin workshop with teacher Jess! You'll have the opportunity to mingle and ask questions while your littles dance to music and build their own box violin and bow to take home! Those attending the workshop will have the first chance to register their child for our...

The Wasteshed Fest
3/18/2018 to 3/18/2018
The Wasteshed

Time to shake away the winter and make way for Sprrinng and the Kids' Music Fest is here to help! The WasteShed, Music House and various local bands are teaming up for a wildly spectacular day of music by kids AND for kids.

$5 donation will get cha an all access pass...

Dairy Detectives
3/22/2018 to 3/22/2018
Wagner Farm

I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream--or cheese, or butter, or even yogurt. Come visit Wagner Farm's milking parlor to participate in a milking demonstration and explore the many ways people have been using dairy throughout time. Participants will learn how milk is taken from the...