Touch a Truck

Elmhurst Park District | Elmhurst, Ill.

Kids get the chance to touch, feel, and climb through a variety of trucks and vehicles.  Truck types include fire trucks, tow trucks, bob cats, cement trucks, police cars, buses, army vehicles, ambulance and maybe even a helicopter. Bring the entire family, and don't forget your camera.

When: 10 a.m.-noon
Cost: $1 donation

Poochapalooza

Glen Ellyn Park District | Glen Ellyn, Ill.

FREE  

Includes live dog performances, agility training course, demonstrations and pet-related vendors. Each pooch receives a treat-filled goody bag. All dogs must remain leashed while in the park.

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

Lincolnwood Touch a Truck

Lincolnwood Parks & Recreation | Lincolnwood, Ill.

FREE  

Explore fire trucks, police cars, dump trucks and more. Includes kids' activities, samples, and goody bags.

When: 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
Cost: Free

Parent/Child Bento Box 101

Naperville Park District | Naperville, Ill.

Decorate and create a bento box complete with smaller storage compartments and learn new, creative ideas for packing lunches. Then pack your bento box with healthy items before you leave.

When: 9-10 a.m.
Cost: $37, $25 resident; free adults

Circus in the Parks

Douglas Park | Chicago, Ill.

Circus In The Parks, featuring Chicago's Midnight Circus, a high-flying assortment of acrobats, aerialists, clowns, contortionists and even a dog tour Chicago parks under a brand new purple and blue little big top. To purchase tickets visit www.CircusInTheParks.org.

When: 2 p.m. Sept. 7; 1 p.m. Sept. 8
Cost: $5-$20

Alcott Community Block Party 2013

Lincoln Park | Chicago, Ill.

Activities and games for all ages, music, food and fun. Includes obstacle courses, sports, mini golf and cupcakes walk, pumpkins, DJ Phil and a photo booth. Smoke Daddy will be catering, plus cupcakes by Dominicks, popcorn, Go-Go Squeezer Station, Treat Table by Trader Joes and Coffee from PNC.

When: 1-5 p.m.
Cost: $5, $20 all-inclusive

Historic Route 66 Car Show

Berwyn, Ill.

FREE  

Celebrate the automobile and the spirit of Route 66-the legendary highway that runs between Chicago and Southern California. Also features food and car-related vendors.

When: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Cost: Free

Zombie Army Games

Statesville Haunted Prison | Crest Hill, Ill.

Compete against other zombies and survivors throughout the day in individual challenges: Zombie Obstacle Course, Hatchet toss, Crossbow Challenge, and Severed Head Toss. Plus, the Giant Zombie Man Bonfireand a Zombie Hunt. Vendor sell festival food and drinks. It is highly encouraged to dress as a zombie or a survivor, and there will be a makeup booth that can assist you for an additional fee. Visit http://www.zombiearmygames.com/index.html for more information.

When: 11 a.m.-11:30 p.m.
Cost: $25

Grand Opening Event

Goldfish Swim School St. Charles | St. Charles, Ill.

FREE  

Includes food, a free family swim, and giveaways, games and a photo booth. RSVP at
https://www.facebook.com/events/397129273725305/?fref=ts

When: 2:30-6:30 p.m.
Cost: Free

Celebrate Frog Trouble Day!

The Book Stall at Chestnut Court | Winnetka, Ill.

FREE  

Celebrate National Frog Trouble Day with song, dance, activities, and chances to win free copies of Sandra Boynton's great new book, "Frog Trouble!" Bestselling author, songwriter, and artist Sandra Boynton has gone Country, with 12 new songs song by country and pop artist greats.

When: 3-3:45 p.m.
Cost: Free
 





 
 
 
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