Head to the Chicago Suburbs This Weekend!

Oct 10, 2019

There’s so much to do in the Chicago suburbs this weekend. Check out this roundup and start exploring like a local.

This weekend there’s no shortage of family-friendly fun in the Chicago suburbs. As you’re checking out suburbia, swing by these events and activities where you’ll have a chance to mix and mingle with local families. Interested in other communities? Get in touch and we’ll help plan your perfect weekend.


Enjoy a free play cardboard discovery session with The Alliance for Early Childhood and Winnetka Public School Nursery. The fun is happening Saturday from 9:30am-11:30am. Children will gather outdoors for imaginative cardboard play and see what they can create together.

Lake Forest

Check out a stage performance of “Winnie the Pooh” Saturday and Sunday at the Gorton Center. Tickets are $12.50.


Bring your four-legged friends to Chicago Botanic Garden’s Spooky Pooch Parade from 11am-1pm on Sunday. There will be a costume contest, a pooch parade and lots more to do with your two- and four-legged family members.

La Grange

Visit Barrel House Social for a Halloween festival and brunch from 10am-4pm on Sunday. Kids admission is $13 and includes their meal, lots of candy and pumpkin decorating. Costumes are encouraged.

Glen Ellyn

Get in the spooky spirit during Glen Ellyn’s Boo Bash from 10am-11:30am on Saturday. Kids should come in costume and be ready for storytime, entertainment and treats.


Pick pumpkins at Didier Farms’ Pumpkinfest Saturday and Sunday. Expect tons of fun including games, food and silly string!


Kids will love Northbrook Autumnfest, taking place from 2pm-6pm on Saturday. There will be hayrides, a pumpkin patch, entertainment for kids, face painting, crafts and a bonfire with s’mores.


Visit Glenview’s historic Wagner Farm to learn about life on the farm and participate in a harvest festival from 12pm-9pm on Saturday. Families will love live music, milking demos and a full lineup of family fun.

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