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St. Benedict's Oktoberfest

Chicago, Ill.

FREE  

Festival attractions include live music, German food, Kinder Korner with kids' games; Bier Haus ; "Bengal Zone" sports TV viewing; games; and raffles. Sunday from 1-4 p.m. features Kinder Fest, a family time with musical chairs, hula-hoop and limbo contests.

When: 3-11 p.m. Oct. 5, 1-8 p.m. Oct. 6
Cost: Free admission

Four Star Comedy Fest

Navy Pier | Chicago, Ill.

FREE  

Kids can take classes taught by the Actors Training Center as part of this all-day improv festival at Navy Pier. Classes take place on the hour (1-4 p.m.), then stay for performances from some of Chicago's best improv groups (7-11 p.m., tickets required).

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

Fire Safety 101

Chicago Children's Museum | Chicago, Ill.

Everyone should know what do in case of a fire. Visit the Play it Safe exhibit for kid-friendly life-saving skills and information.

When: 11:15 a.m. Saturday-Sunday
Cost: Free with admission

Ice Age Breakfast

John G. Shedd Aquarium | Chicago, Ill.

Includes a private viewing of Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs 4-D Experience, followed by a drawing for special prizes, a visit with costumed characters, Shedd's Polar Play Zone and reserved seats to the aquatic show.

When: 8-11 a.m.
Cost: $44.95, $34.95 kids 3-11

Harvest Celebration

White (Willye B.) Park | Chicago, Ill.

FREE  

Features free hayrides, pumpkin sales, treats, entertainment and games for the family. Whole Foods provides a cookie-making demonstration, as well as free refreshments including cider, cinnamon rolls and apples to Harvest attendees.

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

White Dad Problems Live on Stage!

Viaduct Theatre | Chicago, Ill.

Join Todd, Matt, and D.M. from the White Dad Problems Comedy Podcast as they dispense horrible parenting advice and let you laugh at their misery. Tickets on sale now at whitedadproblemschicago.bpt.me

When: 10:30-11:59 p.m.
Cost: $10

Nature Museum Mania Scavenger Family Hunt

Watson Adventures | Chicago, Ill.

Families go for a natural walk on the wild side as they hunt among live butterflies, take a tour of a cartoon-world home, solve the Mysteries of the Marsh by tracking black widow spiders, water scorpions and snakes to their lairs, and much more.

When: 10:30 a.m.
Cost: $22; $20.50 students 13-22, $19.50 kids 7-12

Lincoln Elementary School Fall Resale

Lincoln Elementary School | Wheaton, Ill.

FREE  

Gently used children's clothing and toy resale.

When: 6-9 p.m. Friday, 8 a.m.-noon Saturday
Cost: Free

Unboxed: Adventures in Cardboard

Chicago Children's Museum | Chicago, Ill.

See a toy so amazing, so unbelievable, it has the power to transform into anything you want it to be. Enter a world where imagination rules, and ordinary becomes extraordinary.

Cost: Free with admission

Magic

Chicago History Museum | Chicago, Ill.

Take a behind-the-scenes glimpse at the world of magic and its historic roots in Chicago. Features a multimedia object theater experience, artifact display and live performances. Discover the tricks of the trade and witness Chicago's magical past reappear before your very eyes.

Cost: Free with admission
 







 
 
 
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