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Barrington Art Festival

Barrington, Ill.


Features artwork, live music, food and kids' activities.

When: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Cost: Free admission and parking

Chicago Memorial Day Wreath Laying Ceremony and Parade

Chicago Memorial Day Parade | Chicago, Ill.


The wreath laying ceremony will begin at 11 a.m. at the Eternal Flame on Daley Plaza. The parade kicks off at noon and proceeds south on State Street from Lake Street to Van Buren Street. Participants include many area high schools' Drum and Bugle Corps as well as many veterans groups.

When: Wreath Laying: 11 a.m. Parade: noon
Cost: Free

Family Field Day

St. James Farm | Warrenville, Ill.


See ongoing horse and riding demonstrations, dog obedience and field trials, sheepherding demonstrations, raptors and reptiles from Willowbrook Wildlife Center in Glen Ellyn, and cows from Kline Creek Farm in West Chicago. Enjoy pony and hay-wagon rides, fishing, archery instruction, food vendors, live music, and a display of vintage tractors with ties to the preserve’s agricultural history. Visit with Forest Preserve District rangers and St. James Farm staff and volunteers as well.

When: 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Cost: Free; fees for some activities

Fun Unplugged: Little Adults

DuPage County Historical Museum | Wheaton, Ill.


Located in the room across from the Museum’s electric HO gauge model railroad, the exhibit displays popular and homemade toys that entertained children without electricity, from army figurines to tea sets, board games, dollhouses, erector sets, irons, stoves, cabins, and more.

Cost: Free

Crafts for Kids

Lakeshore Learning Store | Palatine, Ill.


Every Saturday kids enjoy free crafts for kids at all Lakeshore locations. 

When: 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
Cost: Free

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