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.


Roscoe Village Kidical Mass Family Bike Ride
7/7/2024 to 7/7/2024
Audubon School Playground

Join Kidical Mass for a slow, easy-going, fun, group ride focused on kids (all ages) and families that will tour the Roscoe Village neighborhood. Gather at the Audubon School playground (3500 N. Hoyne Ave.) at 10:00 for a 10:30 departure.

Festive dress and bike decorations are...



Tuesdays on the Terrace | Shaun J. Wright
7/9/2024 to 7/9/2024
Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago

Summer Tuesdays come alive on the MCA terrace with free concerts highlighting artists from Chicago’s internationally renowned music community. Enjoy live music while relaxing on the lawn with your own picnic, or savor snacks and drinks available for purchase. Then head inside to catch the MCA’s...



Bastille Day
7/13/2024 to 7/13/2024
Polk Brothers Park at Navy Pier

Get your picnic baskets ready and come with your appetite! You will have the opportunity to taste excellent wines and champagnes at affordable prices. And for those who come empty-handed, we will have the opportunity to find everything they need to get their fill.

The evening offers...



Physical Theater Festival’s Opening Day Celebration
7/13/2024 to 7/13/2024
Nichols Park

Physical Theater Festival Chicago is returning this summer. The festival starts on July 13th with a full day of free family-friendly programming at Nichols Park that includes Chicago Boyz Acrobatic Team, excerpts from Little Carl with Theater Y Youth Ensemble and more.

The festival...



Kids Day
7/14/2024 to 7/14/2024
Gallagher Way

Join for a free day of fun for kids of all ages. From 11am-1pm, enjoy arts and crafts with Kidcreate Studio, a performance from School of Rock at 11:30, the Cubs game on the viewing board at 1:20pm, face painting, balloon artists, acrobats, Pop-Jets, and giveaways including bubbles, chalk and...



Insect Fest
7/18/2024 to 7/18/2024
Cummings Square

Join us for this all-things-insect event! Go on a bug hunt, experience an insect petting zoo, explore bugs through yoga and movement, and create your own insect!



Millennium Park 20th Anniversary Celebration
7/18/2024 to 7/21/2024
Millennium Park

A full slate of programming for the City’s Millennium Park 20th Anniversary Celebration will take place July 18–21, presented by Capital One. Scheduled to take place almost exactly 20 years since the Park’s official opening on July 16, 2004, this four-day free celebration features award-winning...



Rabbit Foot Puppetry presents 'No Strings Attached"
7/19/2024 to 7/19/2024
Barrett Park

Rabbit Foot Puppetry presents 'No Strings Attached", an all ages spectacle marionette spree! A puppeteer's desktop jolts awake when the puppeteer goes to sleep, and these puppets have a life of their own. A cast of larger-than-life marionette mice battle for the spotlight. Witness magic mishaps...