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Millennium Art Festival

Chicago, Ill.


The three day festival features original artwork from more than 110 artists, tasty treats on-site and from neighboring restaurants, as well as live music and on-site art demonstrations. New SpotHero users can save $5 on parking with parking code MILLENNIUM.

When: 11 a.m.-6 p.m. May 29, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. May 30, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. May 31
Cost: Free

Deerfield Festival of Fine Arts

Deerfield, Ill.


Event includes fine arts and fine crafts,  free kids' art activities, live music and food.

When: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. May 30-31
Cost: Free; free parking

Do-Division Street Fest

Chicago, Ill.

Features food, crafts, live music and a huge sidewalk sale. Family Fun Fest activities include pony and train rides, face painting, climbing wall, bounce house, joustin, kids music and talent show, sports-infused activity area, and family stage.

When: 5-10 p.m. May 29, noon-10 p.m. May 30-31
Cost: $5 donation

Family Day/Open House

Big Run Wolf Ranch | Lockport, Ill.


Visit the animals, enjoy wildlife lectures and take a tour of the facility. Includes food, drinks, gift shop, music, and fun. See wolves, cougars, bears, coyotes, woodchucks, raccoons, skunks, porcupines and more. Special Guests at Noon: SOAR (Save Our American Raptors).

When: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Cost: $6

History House: A Kid’s Life

Glacial Park Conservation Area | Ringwood, Ill.

Join us at the authentically renovated Powers-Walker house as we pretend to be a family living in the house in the 1860s. We’ll re-enact a day in the life of the Powers kids so be ready to put away your iPad and work hard. Experience hands-on activities as you help around the house.

When: 9:30-11 a.m.
Cost: $5, free resident

Best of Bump Club and Beyond Event

Swissotel | Chicago, Ill.

Join Bump Club and Beyond for its fifth annual "Best of Bump Club and Beyond" event. Enjoy a day filled with education and information for parents featuring the best experts, best resources and best baby brands. Hear from national parenting experts including Jamie Grayson, The BabyGuyNYC, Karen Alpert, author and blogger at Baby Sideburns, and Julie Wright, MFT and Heather Turgeon, MFT, co-authors of The Happy Sleeper. For tickets:

When: 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Cost: $35 and up

Rails to Victory World War II Home Front Weekend

Fox River Trolley Museum | South Elgin, Ill.

Experience a World War II military encampment, view period mock battles on the banks of the Fox River, and ride special trains that take you “behind the lines.” There’s a U.S. Home Front baseball game featuring the Rockford Peaches, made famous in the 1992 film “A League of Their Own.” A period bicycle ride is scheduled at 10:30 a.m. Sunday on the Fox River Trail bicycle path between the museum and the Jon Duerr Forest Preserve picnic grove; all period vintage bicycles are welcome, military and civilian. And a Showcase Battle is scheduled at 2 p.m. on museum grounds.

When: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Cost: $16.50 Trolley Tour rides; Sunday: $4, $3 seniors, $2 kids 3-11 (except during the Showcase Battle)

Yoga on the Plaza

LYFE Kitchen | Evanston, Ill.


A morning filled with Downward Dog and Warrior Poses with Heaven Meets Earth Yoga.

When: 10 a.m.
Cost: Free

Circus in Progress: An Evening of Daring New Work 2015

The Actors Gymnasium | Evanston, Ill.

Get a sneak peek at some of Chicago’s most exciting new works of circus art! This latest installation of our performance series focuses on the development of new acts. Professionals from the Chicagoland circus community will be featured as well as advanced students from The Actors Gymnasium’s own classes!

When: 4:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
Cost: $15


Harrison Benwell Conservation Area | Wonder Lake, Ill.


Learn how to respect natural areas, then play in the water and mud and explore the creek and its surrounding wetlands. Wear old clothes and shoes.

When: 2-3 p.m.
Cost: Free

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