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Chipotle’s Cultivate Festival

Cultivate Chicago | Chicago, Ill.

FREE  

Festival includes cooking demonstrations by celebrity chefs, live music, local food artisans, regional beer and wines, a special Chipotle festival menu, and other activities emphasizing fresh and affordable food made with sustainable ingredients.
A Kids' Zone features crafts and activities.


 

 

When: 11 a.m.-7 p.m.
Cost: Free

Exploration Station

Oak Park Conservatory | Oak Park, Ill.

FREE  

This month's theme is Playing with Plants. Make a grass whistle, float a boat, play with daisies, and more.

When: 10 a.m.-noon
Cost: Free

Brookfield Prairie Walk

Trailside Museum of Natural History | River Forest, Ill.

FREE  

Join a naturalist-led hike to enjoy the beauty of a restored tall-grass prairie in its late-summer glory. No baby strollers, please. Walk meets off nature center grounds - call 708-366-6530 for location and to register.

When: 10-11:30 a.m.
Cost: Free

Family Days at the Smart

Smart Museum of Art | Chicago, Ill.

FREE  

The first Saturday of each month, the Smart offers a drop-in program of hands-on art activities and tours that encourage children and parents to engage in some creative looking. See the schedule of upcoming activities. Art-making supplies and other materials are provided. Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

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

Urban Interventions Humboldt Park

Redmoon Theater | Chicago, Ill.

FREE  

Redmoon and its collaborators will be leading free workshops for community members. In these workshops, community members will be invited to learn the art of spoken word, drumming, and key elements of public performance in an effort to create authentic, unexpected urban celebrations. The Bucket Boys, a six person drum troupe composed of talented teenagers from the South Side, will lead community members in their unique style of drumming.

When: 4:30-8:30 p.m.
Cost: Free

Fall Open House

Hubbard Street Dance Chicago | Chicago, Ill.

FREE  

Features excerpts from most popular programs, including Creative Movement classes, yoga for kids and parents, ballet, modern, hip hop, jazz, tap and musical theater. Stay after class to meet the youth dance faculty.

When: 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Cost: Free

Lebanese Festival

Our Lady of Lebanon Maronite Catholic Church | Lombard, Ill.

FREE  

Features Lebanese traditions and cuisine and live entertainment. Family-friendly activities include face painting, moon jump, carnival games, cooking competitions and much more.

When: 5-11 p.m. Friday; 2-11 p.m. Saturday; 12:30-7 p.m. Sunday
Cost: Free

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

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

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
 







 
 
 
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