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Arts Dans La Rue

Oak Park, Ill.

FREE  

Embrace European culture at Downtown Oak Park’s French street festival featuring art, food, wine, music, film, dance, kids' activities and more.

When: Noon-9 p.m.
Cost: Free

Lincoln Square Apple Fest

Chicago, Ill.

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Enjoy all things apple from pies to pizzas, apple themed games for kids in the Kids Zone.

When: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Cost: Free

National Night Out Against Crime

Harrison Benwell Conservation Area | Wonder Lake, Ill.

FREE  

Stop by for complimentary food and beverages and enjoy the ongoing activities. Information booths include: Child Passenger Safety Information, and Project S.W.E.E.P. Various police and fire equipment that will be on display. Special demonstrations are scheduled throughout the evening.

When: 5:30-8 p.m.
Cost: Free

National Night Out

Oakbrook Terrace Park District | Oakbrook Terrace, Ill.

FREE  

Features music and an outdoor movie (Big Hero 6), plus representatives from the DuPage Sheriff's Office. There will be a variety of trucks for kids to explore, including fire trucks, police cars, garbage trucks and more.

When: 6 p.m.
Cost: Free

National Night Out

Schaumburg Park District | Schaumburg, Ill.

FREE  

The national event is designed to heighten crime and drug prevention awareness, strengthen neighborhood spirit and generate support for local anticrime programs. Includes visits and information from Schaumburg Police Dept.'s officers, bike and motor patrol, state representatives and the fire department, a D.J., music, silly games, contests and sidewalk chalk play. From 7:30-8:30 p.m., open swim is available in Meineke Pool. Barbecued concessions and drinks sold for a minimal cost.

When: 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Cost: Free

Pigskin Peanuts

Elmhurst Historical Museum | Elmhurst, Ill.

FREE  

A traveling exhibition organized by the Charles M. Schulz Museum that showcases 50 of Schulz's popular football-themed Sunday and daily strips depicting the cartoonist's wry humor through the exploits of the beloved Peanuts characters. Visitors will experience classic Peanuts objects and memorabilia, plus interactive activity stations: dress up in the team locker room, snap a football trading card photo, and try out Lucy’s infamous “Fall Classic” by pulling the football from Charlie Brown.

Cost: Free

Planets on the Path

Adler Planetarium | Chicago, Ill.

FREE  

A walkable scale model located along Chicago’s lakefront. Beginning with the "Sun" station at the Adler, you can follow the "planets" south to Calumet Park or north to Juneway Terrace Park. If you walk at a leisurely pace, it will take you about the same amount of time to reach each planet as it would take a beam of light.

Cost: Free

Organic Garden

Westfield Old Orchard | Skokie, Ill.

FREE  

Children can plant, weed, water and more in the garden, maintained by The Organic Gardener, a Glencoe-based organization. Check website for schedule.

Cost: Free

Bubble Performances

The Shops at Roosevelt Collection | Chicago, Ill.

FREE  

Bring your little ones and enjoy complimentary children’s performances on the plaza all summer long by Bubbles Academy’s teachers and artists through art integration and play. Snacks and refreshments will also be on hand complimentary.

When: Noon Tuesdays and Saturdays
Cost: Free

Chicago Shakespeare in the Parks

Chicago Shakespeare Theater | Chicago, Ill.

FREE  

Chicago Shakespeare Theater brings Shakespeare, free for all, to community parks across Chicago in July and August, Visitors to the parks will enjoy a 75-minute, daylight production of Shakespeare's "A Midsummer Night's Dream." For more information and performance locations, visit chicagoshakes.com/parks.

Cost: Free
 









 
 
 
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