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Flower Fairy Festival

The Morton Arboretum | Lisle, Ill.

Help make fairy furniture, listen to some fairy folklore, and make a fairy wand of your own to take home.

When: 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
Cost: Free with admission

Sew the Night Sky with Sarah Alvin

Chicago Children's Museum | Chicago, Ill.

Be a star in the big sky embroidery that will hang in the museum. Join us as we stitch stars in a giant night sky.

When: 1-5 p.m.
Cost: Free with admission

Root for the Home Team Lawn Party

Elmhurst Historical Museum | Elmhurst, Ill.


A family-friendly event featuring food, games, and tours of the Cubs vs. Sox exhibit. Complimentary snacks, including ice cream, are provided. Hot dogs available for purchase. Elmhurst Youth Baseball players are asked to wear their uniforms.

When: 1-4 p.m.
Cost: Free

Get In, Get Art Days

Beverly Arts Center | Chicago, Ill.


A series of free monthly hands-on art days. Each of the Get In, Get Art days is centered on a theme. Today's theme is "Get Messy." This outdoor event invites artists of all ages to enjoy summer-inspired, hands on art projects..

When: 2-4 p.m.
Cost: Free

Celebrate Clark Street World Music Festival

Clark Street in Lincoln Park (SSA #23) | Chicago, Ill.

Celebrate the cultural diversity of Rogers Park with world music performances on two stages, ethnic food vendors, an art and crafts market, and kids activities.

When: 1-11 p.m.
Cost: $5

The Two Gentlemen of Verona

Touhy Park | Chicago, Ill.


Set against the backdrop of the 1896 Yukon Gold Rush, The Two Gentlemen of Verona features prospectors, saloon gals, and outlaws. Follow this zany troupe as they travel from Verona to Yukon to seek their fortune and find love. This family-friendly, 90-minute version of The Two Gentlemen of Verona is a great introduction to Shakespeare as well as a new take on a classic comedy. Patrons are encouraged to bring picnics, blankets and/or chairs to this outdoor production. For more information, visit

When: 5 p.m.
Cost: Free; donations appreciated

Anonapalooza 2014

Good Templar Park | Geneva, Ill.


Alcohol free, family friendly music festival featuring local talent celebrating individuals recovering from substance abuse.

When: Noon-7 p.m.
Cost: Free

Jump N Shop Event

Pump It Up Party Crystal Lake | Crystal Lake, Ill.

Kids and parents can jump, slide, climb and play games inside giant inflatables. Parents can shop with local vendors while the kids jump. Food and beverages for sale.

When: 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Cost: $2 kids, free adults

Pump Up Your Summer Expo 2014

Pump It Up Party Crystal Lake | Crystal Lake, Ill.

Parents get the chance to shop while kids jump. Includes lots of family related vendors, and food and beverages for sale. Portion of all proceeds go to McHenry County Schools.

When: 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Cost: $2 kids; free parents

Where's Waldo? Neighborhood-Wide Scavenger Hunt

Women and Children First | Chicago, Ill.


Beginning July 1, children can stop by for a list of participating stores, which each have a 6" Waldo figurine hidden somewhere on the premises. When the child finds him, that business's staff will give the child a card that says "I found Waldo at _____." Bring all the cards back for chances to win prizes.

Cost: Free

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