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.


2018 Kids Adventure Games
8/3/2018 to 8/5/2018
Wilmot Mountain

The most… zip lining, cargo netting, biking, hiking, climbing, rappelling, slip-sliding, wet, muddy, fun a kid can have!

Designed exclusively for kids ages 6-14, the Kids Adventure Games is a multi-discipline adventure race, where kids, in teams of 2, compete together on bike, in water...



Young Innovator's Summer Camp Aug 6-10
8/6/2018 to 8/10/2018
Pilgrim Lutheran School

The Young Innovator's Summer Camp gives students a chance to become entrepreneurs. Throughout the week students will go through a series of exercises that culminate in creating a prototype of an app that will solve a problem that they care about. This camp promotes design thinking, creativity...



Dream Big Performing Arts Workshop presents Alice in Wonderland
8/17/2018 to 8/18/2018
Athenaeum Theatre

Travel down the rabbit hole and join Alice, one of literature’s most beloved heroines, in her madcap adventures. Featuring updated songs from Disney’s thrilling animated motion picture, Disney’s Alice in Wonderland JR.is a fast-paced take on the classic tale.

The ever-curious Alice’s...



Chicago Air and Water Show
8/18/2018 to 8/19/2018
North Avenue Beach

Featuring military and civilian flight aerobatics, historic aircraft, simulated water rescues and parachute teams, the Chicago Air and Water Show is one of the largest and longest-running free admission events of its kind. Expected to attract 1 million people to North Avenue Beach, the 2018 show...