Don’t Miss Labor Day Weekend in the Chicago Suburbs!

Aug 29, 2019

Make the most of your BONUS day this weekend by checking out these local events and activities in the Chicago suburbs.

A great way to decide where to call “home?” Living like a local by jumping in on area events and activities. Here, you’ll mix, mingle and meet your could-be neighbors, and get a sense for the community. Really, what could be better? Check out this list to get started.

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Watch a free concert at Hubbard Woods Playground from 6pm-8:30pm on Wednesday.


There’s a Labor Day Weekend Craft Fair at The Arboretum on Saturday from 10am-9pm and Sunday from 11am-6pm.


Lake Forest

Dozens of artists will be at Art on the Square Sunday-Monday from 10am-5pm, featuring ceramics, digital media, glass and more.

Highland Park

Families love Food Truck Thursdays at the Raviana District on Thursday from 6pm-8pm. There will also be live music and lawn games.


Brookfield Zoo is hosting a Brick Safari, complete with 40+ life-size animal sculptures swimming, stampeding and flying around all weekend long.

Head to Downtown Frankfort for the Frankfort Fall Festival. This annual event features artisans, live entertainment, a carnival and a parade starting at 1pm Monday.


Celebrate the end of summer during Naperville’s Last Fling Friday-Monday. There will be 4 days of live music, a carnival and tons of family fun.


The Chicago Botanic Garden’s Butterflies and Blooms event ends Monday—come out from 10am-5pm to interact with hundreds of butterflies from around the world.

Glen Ellyn

Visit Graue Mill for a Civil War encampment on Saturday and Sunday at 10:30am and 4pm. Kids will love demos on cooking, crafts and toys.


Visit Deerfield Area Historical Society’s 19th-century Prairie Village this weekend. There’s a historic schoolhouse, 1900 kitchen and plenty to see and do.


Enjoy the great outdoors with the Kohl Children’s Museum’s Nature Cat and his friends on Friday or Saturday. Take selfies, explore bioluminescent organisms and play with interactive exhibits.

There are hundreds of towns to choose from. How do you figure it all out? You simply don’t, without getting a Suburban Jungle Strategist to help you through it all. Schedule here for your strategy session with our innovative suburbs strategy team. All services are completely free.

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