Friday, March 6
Museum of Science and Industry: Free Day (Chicago)
Illinois residents receive free museum entry. Exhibit tickets are available for $9 for each adult and $7 for each child (ages 3-11) for Coal Mine; Omnimax; U-505 Submarine: Optional On-board Tour; WOW! Tour; Fab Lab; Future Energy Chicago.
Art Adventures: Puppet Designing (Glenview)
Art Adventures are guided art activities that children and their caregivers can create together and either take home or replicate in the home. Create a moveable art object imitating the animals found around the Museum.
Family Friday Night: March Mischief (Oak Park)
A great time to get the whole family together and unwind from a busy week. March is traditionally a time for mischief, from leprechauns on St. Patrick’s Day, to Spring Break shenanigans, to preparing for April Fool’s Day. Join them for skating, crafts, snacks, and other fun activities celebrating the restless mischief we will all be feeling at Winter’s end!
St. Patrick’s Day Dance (Riverside)
Fling into the dancing scene this spring! All that enjoy dancing and good company are invited to join the party! Dress the part, get festive and wear green! Most festive dressed will win a door prize. Everyone is Irish for the night! Ages 7-10.
Saturday, March 7
Kids Workshop: Learn How to Build Bookends (various locations)
Free hands-on workshops; designed for children ages 5 – 12. Come learn how to build a pair of bookends with sports or flowers stickers.
Family Workshop with Nnenna Okore (Elmhurst)
Make art with Nnenna Okore and learn about the materials and methods she uses to produce her work.
Elmhurst St. Patrick’s Day Parade
Now ranked as the second largest St. Patrick’s Day parade in the Chicago area, a record crowd is expected this year. Ample parking, security & planning will make for comfortable viewing conditions for all family members. The parade features over 80 floats, marching units & animated characters along with local organizations, businesses & clubs.
Handmade Charlotte DIY Crafting (various locations)
Join them in making an exclusive free craft project that complements our kits for purchase. Kids can create super hero wristcuffs or an owl habitat.
St. Patrick’s Day Parade (Forest Park)
Forest Park’s annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade, hosted by the Chamber of Commerce, features bagpipers, local business entries, police and fire, antique cars, Proviso East Marching Band, Medinah Mini Choppers, World Famous Lawn Rangers and more!
Keepin’ It Wheel: Parm Crack (Hinsdale)
This is the sixth year Whole Foods Market is celebrating Parmigiano Reggiano from Italy by holding a wheel cracking with its crack heard around the world at all of our stores globally. Most Parms are aged 12 months but Whole Foods Market ages our wheels 24 months for an amazing flavor. If you’ve never tasted our freshly cut parm, make sure to stop by for a chunk of cheese!
Daddy-Daughter Dance (Indian Head Park)
Dads, Grandpas, Uncles, Brothers, God-Fathers grab your special girl and dance the night away. The night will include a pizza and salad buffet, soft drinks, dessert and candy bar. Then grab your special girl and dance the night away. Ages: 5-18.
Sunday, March 8
Paper Floral Creation (Elmhurst)
Spring is Near! Make your own paper floral creation in preparation for the Chicago Flower and Garden Show.
The Fox Valley Philharmonic Orchestra Annual Children’s Concert (Batavia)
The Fox Valley Philharmonic Orchestra will join with the Batavia High School Drama Club to present a special “Children’s Concert” featuring the sequel to Prokofiev’s Peter and the Wolf.
There are also many reoccurring events every week and you can browse through them here: More Weekend Events.