7 Labor Day Events for Chicago Families

What are your plans for Labor Day weekend? Fill your days in the last fling of the summer with the best festivals and events to attend in Chicagoland.

We’ve rounded up some of our favorite Labor Day events that you can enjoy with your family on Sept. 6. Find even more kid-friendly events near you in our calendar.

Naperville Last Fling

Sept. 3-6, 2021

Enjoy entertainment, carnival, Labor Day parade, family activities and more. This year’s event will be held along Jackson Avenue. Proceeds are given to nonprofit organizations throughout DuPage County.

Taste of Polonia

Sept. 3-6, 2021

Features four stages of music with more than 30 performances, including classic rock, pop, polka, classical, Latin and more, Polish cuisine, arts and crafts, carnival, and a Kids World featuring activities and entertainment.

Irish Days

Sept. 4-6, 2021

A tribute to culture, music, food and Guinness. The weekend festival features live entertainment, a leprechaun hunt, as well as competitions for Irish costume and more.

Frankfort Fall Festival

Sept. 4-6, 2021

Featuring artisans, live entertainment, carnival and a parade at 1 p.m. on Sept. 5. Check website for detailed schedule.

Bristol Renaissance Faire

Open through Sept. 6, 2021

It’s your last weekend to visit this kid-friendly renaissance fair! More than 1,200 performers, artisans and merchants will take visitors on a trip through Elizabethan England with 16th Century games, rides, arts, crafts, food, music, and special entertainment.

Prairie Fest

Sept. 3-6, 2021

Experience main stage entertainment, children’s stage, petting zoos, pony rides, food vendors, business and craft expo, 5K run and more including a hometown parade Sunday at 1 p.m.

Art ontheMart 2021


Through Sept. 16, guests can view the Obama Portraits that will be on display at the Art Institute. Enjoy the art of Frida Kahlo in celebration of the Friday Kahlo: Timeless exhibit at Cleve Carney Museum of Art and the McAninch Arts Center.

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