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 Chicago Kid Show All-Stars
10/1/2017 to 10/1/2017
The Den Theatre

Bring the family! Chicago's three top children's entertainers present a variety show full of magic, music, balloons and more for all ages. Singer Miss Jamie From The Farm, balloon entertainer Smarty Pants and magician Scott Green are Chicago staples you've seen in person and on TV.


MB Financial Park’s Family Fall Fest
10/7/2017 to 10/7/2017
MB Financial Park

Rosemont’s MB Financial Park entertainment district will offer families a great day of outdoor entertainment at its second annual “Family Fall Fest” Saturday, Oct. 7 from 1 p.m. – 6 p.m. Free festivities include bouncy houses, pumpkin decorating, balloon sculpting, magic acts and face painting...

Devonshire County Fair
10/8/2017 to 10/8/2017
Devonshire Cultural Center/Playhouse

Come one come all to the Devonshire County Fair! Fun for the whole family with a performance of Children’s Characters, Hay Wagon Rides, Inflatable Fun, Pie Eating Contest, Egg Toss, Mini-Pumpkin Decorating, Popcorn, Cotton Candy, Jellies and Jams for Sale, Interactive Circus Activities, Fantasy...

Scarecrow Day
10/14/2017 to 10/14/2017
Downtown Long Grove

Everyone’s invited to come out to Historic Downtown Long Grove Saturday, October 14, 2017 from 11am- 4pm to help build and dress your own scarecrow to be displayed along the streets of Long Grove. This event takes place on Towner Green. A $5 voluntary donation helps cover the costs of the...

All Hallow's Eve
10/20/2017 to 10/21/2017
Naper Settlement

Experience two of the darkest nights of the year with 12-acres of haunting creatures, eerie entertainment and must-see horrors. Like a haunted house on steroids, this one-of-a-kind experience brings some of the scariest literature of the past, present and future to life. Meet the lost souls of...

10/21/2017 to 10/21/2017
Wonder Works Children's Museum

We are proud to present our First Annual Wonder-een Boo! Family Fundraiser benefiting Wonder Works Children's Museum. Come dressed in your Halloween costume, enjoy snacks and refreshments from some of your favorite restaurants! We guarantee a spookerific good time so please join us for an...

Grand Opening, Bach to Rock Music School
10/21/2017 to 10/21/2017
Bach to Rock/Northbrook

Join us for the music and fun-filled grand opening of our first Chicago school, and the 10th anniversary of Bach to Rock! Enjoy student performances, tour the school, enjoy a free music lesson, learn about individual lessons and group classes, try out free toddler “Mommy and Me” classes, enter...

Bilingual concert with 123 Andrés!
10/25/2017 to 10/25/2017
Old Town School of Folk Music

Join Latin Grammy-winning Andrés on an exciting cultural journey of Latin America through language, music, and dance. Come have fun while learning English and Spanish, and dance to different musical instruments and genres!

On Wednesday, Oct 25 at Old Town School of Folk Music at 10:30...

10/28/2017 to 10/28/2017
Bubbles Academy

Join us for our annual, Spooktacular Bash & Cutest Costume Party in partnership with The Safe + Fair Food Company!!! Live Music, Trick or Treat Open Play, Costume Party, Halloween Art and Goody Bags, DIY Cupcake Station, Photo Booth, and more! $30 per child ($20 for members) No charge for babies...

A Harry Potter Halloween Party
10/28/2017 to 10/28/2017
The Laboratory

Hogwarts staff and fellow ghosts will be throwing this unique Halloween party with a science twist at The Laboratory. Come in costume (or not). Partygoers will learn lessons in ghostdom, and maybe see an explosion. Or two. Or three. Includes a pizza dinner, science snacks, games and/or Harry...