Use our interactive map & calendar to find the best family friendly festivals in Chicago and the suburbs!

Many towns host a variety of family festivals to bring neighbors together, enjoy live music & entertainment, delicious food & drink, carnival rides, games and seasonal cheer. Bookmark this list to know which Chicagoland festivals and carnivals are happening near you, and add a comment to share your experience to keep improving this parent-to-parent resource!

Check out more crowdsourced ideas for family fun on our lists of the best playgrounds around Chicago and movies to watch as a family.


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