Fall Fun 2020 Guide for Chicago Families

Seasons constantly change, but there’s something special about fall in Chicagoland. It’s more than the pumpkin spice lattes and leaves changing color — autumn also offers so many ideas for family fun! Here are some kid-friendly ideas to try this fall in Chicago and the suburbs.


Fun Things to Do in Chicago with Kids This Fall


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Outdoor Adventures 

Two little kids, boy and girl on a harvest festival, painting with colors a pumpkin. Children celebrating traditional festival halloween or thanksgiving.

Don’t let a chilly day stop you from heading outdoors and enjoying what Chicagoland has to offer this fall. We’ve put together some fun family activities to try. Please remember to practice social distancing and wear face coverings when exploring.


More attractions to check out this fall:









Fall Fests & Events

Photo Credit: Eric Allix Rogers


The city and suburbs bring in enough fall festivals for the whole family to enjoy all the autumn scents, treats, entertainment and more. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there are not as many events as previous years, but some fall festivals have gotten creative to keep things safe for families.


Fall events not to miss:






At-Home Fall Fun

Photo Credit: Somewhat Simple


If you prefer to spend more time at home this season, here are some fun fall activities to try. Try one of these fall crafts or seasonal desserts while you watch the latest family movies streaming online.


Fall activities to enjoy indoors:







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This article originally published on Sept. 23, 2019. It has been updated with the most recent information. 


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