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Geneva Fine Arts Fair

Geneva Arts Fair | Geneva, Ill.

FREE  

Featuring more than 150 artisans and a kids' art area with special activities.

When: Visit website for information
Cost: Free

North Shore Taco Fest with Highwood Days

Highwood, Ill.

FREE  

Complete with carnival rides, funnel cakes, live music and tons of food from local vendors. Plus, the North Shore Taco Fest brings together the region’s best taco-centric restaurants, caterers and food trucks to offer a wide range of mouth-watering taco creations.

When: Check webiste for schedule. July 20-23.
Cost: Free

Movie on the Green

Odyssey Fun World Tinley Park | Tinley Park, Ill.

FREE  

Enjoy a free movie every Friday at dusk. Sit back, relax, and enjoy the outdoors. June 23: The LEGO Batman Movie; July 28: Moana; Aug. 18: Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.

When: 7:45 p.m.
Cost: Free

Imagine U Drama Workshop

Ethel M. Barber Theater | Evanston, Ill.

FREE  

A 45-minute long creative drama workshop with Northwestern teaching artists. Come get lost deep in the garden-wood. Transform into impossible human flowers, create ridiculous garden insects and morph into terrifying woodland beasts with members of the creative team from Wirtz Center’s “A Mid-Summer Night’s Daydream.”

When: 12:30 p.m.
Cost: Free

Chicago SummerDance

Chicago, Ill.

FREE  

Free one-hour ance lessons by professional instructors and two hours of live music and dancing are presented as a part of the largest annual outdoor dancing series in the U.S. Swing, waltz, cha-cha…or simply enjoy the music.

When: 6-7 p.m. dance lessons, 7:30-9:30 p.m. live music and dancing Friday-Saturday; 4-5 p.m. dance lessons, 5-7 p.m. live music and dancing Sunday. June 24-Sept. 11, 2016.
Cost: Free

Family Fun Festival

Chicago, Ill.

FREE  

Families are invited to join the fun all summer long with activities, including music and arts and crafts, for kids of all ages.

Cost: Free

Family Drop-In Activities in the Cove

Chicago Botanic Garden | Glencoe, Ill.

FREE  

Explore the plants and animals in aquatic habitats and learn what kinds of animals depend on ponds and lakes. Splash in the water table, use scientific tools to examine macroinvertebrates or find out how a tadpole turns into a frog. Activities vary from week to week.

When: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Wednesdays and weekends
Cost: Free; Parking fee applies, check website

StoryWalk Trail

Glenview Park District | Glenview, Ill.

FREE  

Stroll or bike along the path and read "Rosie Revere, Engineer."

Cost: Free
 










 
 
 
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