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Lincoln Square Apple Fest

Chicago, Ill.

FREE   CP PICK  

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

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

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 dancingSunday. June 27-Sept. 14, 2014.
Cost: Free

Fiesta del Sol

Chicago, Ill.

FREE  

Includes Aztec dancing, local art exhibit, craft workshop, a children's area with read-out-loud sessions, free books, games and educational activities, Civil Rights of Immigrants Booth, College Fair, live entertainment, Pilsen School Expo, indoor soccer tournaments, free health screenings and food vendor.

When: Check website for schedule
Cost: Check website

Wood Dale Prairie Fest

Wood Dale, Ill.

FREE  

Three-day community summer fest with food, music, arts and crafts, carnival games and more.

When: 6-11 p.m. July 30-31, 1-11 p.m. Aug. 1, 1-10 p.m. Aug. 2, 2015
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

Grant Park Music Festival

Chicago, Ill.

FREE  

Grant Park Music Festival presents more than 20 concerts between June 17 and August 22. Visit website for concert schedule and information.

When: Check website for schedule.
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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