What's Hot - This month's best Chicago family fun events and activities

We've picked out some of the best family fun taking place this month around Chicago. Bookmark this page to keep up with the hottest Chicago family happenings! Sign up for our monthly newsletter to get information as soon as it's available.

Find things to do with kids in Chicago. Following are highlights of activities going on in the coming days and weeks. Visit our Calendar of Events to see full listings of daily events.

In the Grove: a Filament Theatre original Trail Tale
6/3/2023 to 6/17/2023
Eggers Grove - SE Side

Saturdays at 10:00am, June 3-17, 2023. Welcome to the Grove, where plants and creatures and children all grow together. Through songs, play, and story, little ones and their grown-ups will discover the forest around them and learn how we are all connected.

Inspired by the econology of...

Jonquil Park Family Festival
6/3/2023 to 6/3/2023
Jonquil Park

Join us for some good old-fashioned family fun at the Jonquil Park Family Festival! The festival will feature children activities, inflatables, games, a puppet show from Jabberwocky Marionettes and music from Mr. Nick Davio, who holds teaching artist positions at The Old Town School of Folk...

Northbrook Symphony Orchestra Presents a Rare Performance featuring Violins of Hope
6/4/2023 to 6/4/2023
Sheely Center for the Performing Arts

"Violins of Hope" is a private collection of 70 string instruments owned by Jewish musicians before the Holocaust and during that era. Each of the instruments has been painstakingly restored and will “sing” again with a message of hope, resistance, resilience, and unity.

The production...

Campout at the Zoo
6/10/2023 to 6/10/2023
Lincoln Park Zoo

Interested in seeing the amazing animals at Lincoln Park Zoo after hours? Join us for the overnight campout or Saturday evening only!

The night begins with pitching tents and prepping your campsite. Then visit some of the zoo animals, explore animal activity stations, and enjoy a...

Chicago Public Library 150th Birthday Party
6/10/2023 to 6/10/2023
Various Libraries

CPL hosts a citywide birthday party on June 10 to celebrate 150 years of service! Come get treats, enjoy the festivities, and sign up for Summer Reading for children, teens and adults! Plus, each location will host a special activity - musicians, concerts, magic, foam parties and more! Visit us...

Storytime Adventure: Pond Walk
6/14/2023 to 6/14/2023
Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum

In Pond Walk by Nancy Elizabeth Wallace, Buddy is desperate to see a turtle. After reading the book, we will meet one of the Museum’s turtles and then head outside to have an adventure of our own. Just like Buddy and his mother, we will explore the pond looking for whirligig beetles, redwing...