Family Fall Fest

Parkway Bank Park 5501 Park Pl, Rosemont, Illinois

Enjoy free activities including bounce houses, face painting, a petting zoo, balloon sculptors, pumpkin painting and and musical performances from Jeanie B & The Jelly Beans! Parking for “Family Fall Fest” is available at the Parkway Bank Park parking garage and is free with validation from any of the park’s venues. For more information, visit ParkwayBankPark.com.

Free

Naperville Irish Fest

Downtown Naperville Jackson Avenue, between Eagle and Ewing Streets, Naperville, IL, United States

Live Irish music, dance, food, and more!

Free

La Escuelita Bombera de Corazon

Field Museum 1400 S Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, IL, United States

"Enjoy live music and dance in the Museum's Stanley Field Hall, featuring a vibrant performance of Bomba featuring local group La Escuelita Bombera de Corazón. Based in the historic Humboldt Park Puerto Rican community, La Escuelita Bombera de Corazón was established in 2009 by Ivelisse “Bombera de Corazón” Diaz. As an African and Puerto Rican diasporic...

Included in admission

Oktoberfest in Highland Park

The Lot 525 Central Ave, Highland Park, IL, United States

Celebrate German culture with German music, food, and more!

Free

Gingarte Capoeira Chicago

Field Museum 1400 S Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, IL, United States

Join Gingarte Capoeira Chicago as they share how this unique martial art combines elements of fight, dance, acrobatics, rhythm, music and philosophy, to form a cultural expression.

Included in admission

Ballet Folkorico de Chicago

Field Museum 1400 S Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, IL, United States

"Enjoy a celebration of Mexican culture and traditions with Ballet Folklorico de Chicago. Ballet Folklorico de Chicago is one of the largest Mexican folkloric organizations in Illinois and the Midwest. They take pride in being an all-inclusive organization and teach their students about Mexican culture through dance, language, and traditions."-From the Field Museum Website

Included in admission

Arts in the Dark Parade

State Street State Street from Lake St. to Van Buren St., Chicago, IL, United States

The Arts in the Dark Parade is one of the best Halloween parades in the world, and it's right here in the Windy City! This FREE, family-friendly event celebrates Halloween as the "artists' holiday" and features spectacle puppets, creative floats, music, movement, and more.

Free

Centralia Halloween Parade and Fall Festival

Centralia 210 EAST BROADWAY, Centralia, United States

Centralia, in Central Illinois, is known for its festivals. Not only do they have an awesome hot air balloon festival, but they. have a fantastic Halloween parade and festival. There will be a chili cook-off, parade, costume contest, live music, and plenty of kid-friendly activities!

Free

Haunted Halsted Halloween Parade

Northalsted Halsted Street from Addison to Grace St., Chicago, IL, United States

Northalsted, Chicago's beloved gayborhood, goes all out for Halloween. With creative costumes, dancing, spirited dance, and more, this is the right place to be on Halloween!

Free

Meet Elsa: A Frozen Holiday Event

Fairytale Ballet 3234 N Southport, Chicago, United States

It's every Frozen fan's dream come true! A FairyTale Ballet is hosting a meet and greet with Elsa! This includes storytime, dancing, photo ops & meet and greet time.  Each child will receive a take-home favor. Sessions are between 30-45 minutes. Space is limited so sign up soon!

$35

Meet Your Favorite Elf!

Fairytale Ballet 3234 N Southport, Chicago, United States

He's off the shelf for a magical holiday event on Sunday, Dec. 17th! Featuring Story Time, Holiday Songs, Dance Party, Photo Opps and Meet n' Greet Time. And a special Take Home Favor! This event is all ages - all inclusive. Time Slots are 45 minutes!

$35

Skokie Festival of Cultures

Oakton Park 4701 Oakton St, Skokie, IL, United States

Visitors enjoy ethnic folk music and dance, arts and crafts, international children's games, food and drinks, cultural booths, and the festival’s iconic flag display.

Free

Fiestas Patronales Puertorriquenas in Humboldt Park

Humboldt Park 1400 N Humboldt Dr, Chicago, Illinois, United States

Fiestas Patronales Puertorriquenas or "Puerto Rican Festival" celebrates Puerto Rican culture with food, music, cultural performances, art, and a family carnival.   Some events are free, some events require a purchased ticket.

Free

Lincoln Square Greek Fest

Greek Fest 2727 W. Winona Street, Chicago, IL, United States

Celebrate Greece with authentic food, pastries, music, art, and a kids zone!

Free

Riverside Arts Weekend

Downtown Riverside 1 Burling Rd, Riverside, United States

A  juried art fair with a children’s art project, food and drink vendors, live music and dance performances, and more.

Free

Scottish Festival & Highland Games

DuPage Country Fairgrounds 2015 Manchester Road, Wheaton, IL, United States

Highland Dancing competition, children’s activities, dogs of Scotland, a British Car show, a Celtic rock stage, knobbly knees contest .kilts, candy, jewelry and of course shortbread and haggis! Kids 12 and under are free!

$12 – $20

Dragon Boat Race for Literacy

Ping Tom Memorial Park 300 W. 19th Street, Chicago, IL, United States

"The Chinese Dragon Boat Race dates back to over 2,000 years and is a popular sport among Chinese and Asian communities all over the world. Started in 2000, the Chicago Dragon Boat Race for Literacy is a family-fun activity enjoyed by visitors from all over the city and surrounding suburbs. The Dragon Boat Race for...

Free

Chicago Pride Fest

Northalsted Halsted Street from Addison to Grace St., Chicago, IL, United States

Celebrate the LGBTQ+ community at Chicago's Pride Fest! Pride Fest features live music on 3 stages, a Youth Pride Space for teens, best of Chicago drag performance, the Proud Pet Parade with prizes, dance exhibitions, Chicago Gay Men’s Chorus, guest speakers, and over 150 food and merchandise vendors A $15 suggested donation for entry helps...

$15

Chicago Pride Parade

Northalsted Halsted Street from Addison to Grace St., Chicago, IL, United States

PRIDEChicago – the organization that has produced the iconic Chicago Pride Parade for 50 years – welcomes you to Pride in Chicago. Join us for the 53rd annual Chicago Pride Parade stepping off from West Sheridan and North Broadway at 11 a.m. on Sunday, June 30, 2024. Tens of thousands of people are expected to pack the parade route, which starts in...

Free

Fresh Fest!

Navy Pier 600 E Grand Ave, Chicago, IL, United States

Come and experience the excitement of our free annual young performers showcase, Fresh Fest! and witness the emergence of fresh talents, fresh voices, and fresh perspectives as they grace the Pier, celebrating the creativity of young musicians, dancers, and artists. July 11 | 12PM-5PM July 12 | 10AM-8:30PM

Free