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Lil' Kickers 2nd Anniversary Extravaganza!

Athletico Center | Northbrook, Ill.

FREE  

Includes free soccer and stroller strides classes, raffle prizes, bounce house, and more. The first 30 to RSVP will get a goodie bag.

When: 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Cost: Free

Chicago Children’s Choir Black History Month Concerts

Chicago Children’s Choir | Chicago, Ill.

FREE  

Features singers from nearly 80 Chicago schools. The annual concert series is designed to provide students with an in-depth educational experience as well as a special public performance opportunity. Black History Month 2016 is themed “Hallowed Grounds,” prompting a reflection on the spaces that have played a part in the history of African Americans.

When: 11 a.m.
Cost: Free

Family Friday: Sensational Science

Helen M. Plum Memorial Library | Lombard, Ill.

FREE  

Steve Belliveau uses props and experiments to explore the fabulous world of science. Through dramatic and surprising demonstrations, Belliveau explains principles of chemistry, simple machines, magnetism, and electricity.

When: 7 p.m.
Cost: Free; tickets required

Be Our Valentine!

Forevermore Dance & Theatre Arts | Chicago, Ill.

FREE  

A free event for kids at Forevermore Dance & Theatre Arts in the northwest side of Chicago. Kids will enjoy dancing, games and crafts.

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

Downers Grove Ice Fest

Downers Grove Ice Fest: Going for the Gold | Downers Grove, Ill.

FREE  

Unique ice sculptures line the streets of downtown while visitors enjoy an array of events. Live ice carving demonstrations on Friday at 5:30 p.m., as well as Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Plus, Pancake Breakfast, shopping and dining. Visit website for more details.

When: 5:30 p.m Feb. 12, 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. Feb. 13-14
Cost: Free

Family Event: Chinese New Year

Art Institute of Chicago | Chicago, Ill.

FREE  

Come celebrate the year of the Monkey with a special art activity.

When: 10:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
Cost: Free

Free Kids February

Museum of Science and Industry | Chicago, Ill.

FREE  

Feb. 1-29, the Museum of Science and Industry Chicago will offer free museum entry to kids 3-11. This offer is good for child Museum Entry tickets only. Up to two free child tickets allowed per purchase of one full paying adult. Additional experiences, including the WOW! Tour, Omnimax films, U-505 Submarine on-board tour, Future Energy Chicago, Coal Mine and special tours are not included in Museum Entry.

Cost: Free

WickerICE

Wicker Park | Chicago, Ill.

FREE  

The only community-funded and maintained ice rink in the city. The non-refrigerated rink will open only when the ice freezes naturally. A schedule of specific times for free skate and for hockey will be set and posted at wickerpark.org. The Chicago Park District's field house will also be open during the hours of operation as a warming space and for restrooms.

When: 9 a.m.-8 p.m. daily
Cost: Free; skate rentals TBD

Juicebox

Garfield Park Conservatory | Chicago, Ill.

FREE  

A music and performance series for the stroller set parents and their pre-kindergarten children. Performances are on alternate Fridays at the Chicago Cultural Center and alternate Saturdays at Garfield Park Conservatory. Parents and young children can enjoy Chicago's best music, dance and theater in a kid-friendly setting. Kids can sit on the floor, walk around, meet the artists and sometimes play with instruments and puppets. Parents are welcome to bring snacks and juiceboxes.

When: 11 a.m.
Cost: Free

Night to Shine Special Needs Prom

Celebrate Differences | Oswego, Ill.

FREE  

An unforgettable prom night experience featuring evening of dancing, partying and fun
for all specially-abled people. Includes professional DJ and photography, make up and shoe shine, limo rides, karaoke, and a buddy for every special needs guest.

When: 6-9 p.m.
Cost: Free; RSVP required
 











 
 
 
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