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PDM Community & Kids Events - Joliet Area
Features carnival rides, games, free live entertainment, bands, bingo games, food, competitions and much more for the entire family.
Thursday-Sunday, July 14th thru July 17th, 2022
Braidwood Park District’s Old Smokey City Park - 245 W. First St., Braidwood, IL
The three day event will feature headline music entertainment, kids zone, carnival, delicious food vendors, and more.
Friday-Sunday, June 24-26, 2022
ATI Field At Joliet Memorial Stadium, 3000 W. Jefferson St, Joliet, IL 60433
The two day festival will feature national and regional acts, children’s activities, workshops, picker’s tent, crafts, food, and more.
Saturday- Sunday, July 9-10, 2022
11 S. White St, Frankfort, IL 60423
18th annual Kidzfest, a FREE, interactive event for children from ages 2-12 years old. Activities will include DJ entertainment, inflatable fun, pony rides, petting farm, magic shows, dancers, food and more!
Saturday, August 6, 2022 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Downtown Joliet Rialto Theater area - 102 N. Chicago St, Joliet, IL 60432
The 33rd Channahon's Three Rivers Festival is a 5‑day, fun‑filled, family festival. Enjoy carnival rides & games, live bands in the beer tent, food vendors, family stage, Kids Zone, Little Miss Channahon, baby contest, bingo, craft show. Special Needs on Thursday.
Wednesday-Sunday, August 10-14, 2022
Central Park Route 6 at Bluff, Channahon, IL
Art & Nature
Plan on visiting Galena? Stop at a nearby apple orchid, Friday to Sunday 10am to 5:30pm.
1063 US Route 20 E
Elizabeth, IL 61028
Small, family owned orchard. Our orchard has 5500 dwarf apple trees in 6 different varieties (Zestar, Premier Honeycrisp, Gala, Honeycrisp, Fuji, and Evercrisp) and 4 acres of strawberries in 4 different varieties. Our strawberry season starts in Early June and runs through the beginning of July. We offer both pick your own and pre-picked berries that are dripping with flavor.
Royal Oak Farm in Harvard, IL
15908 Hebron Rd.
Harvard, IL 60033
Four generations of the Royal Oak Farm family live and work at Royal Oak Farm Orchard with backgrounds ranging from builders to musicians to booksellers to athletes.
1n145 Watson Road
Maple Park, IL 60151
(815) 827-5200, ext 1
Apple and pumpkin farm of 230 acres. Midwest Tulip Fest April and May. Apple Orchard opens August 27. Pumpkin Farm opens September 17 - October 30.
County Line Orchard
200 S County Line Rd
Hobart, IN 46342
Enjoy apple picking and fall activities. Fun for the whole family! Open August 31. Kids area with a train ride, play area, and animals, corn maze, observation bee hives, tractor rides to the u-pick apple trees, and gift shop. Call for information.
Hang out with farm animals. Corn maze challenge, hay ride, 25 acre pumpkin patch, playground fun barn and of course Linda Kay's Craft Shop and tasty treats and burgers. Opening Sunflower Harvest in late August, 10am to 7pm. $12 per person. Call for details.
4853 US Highway 52 - about 8 miles west of I-55
Minooka, IL 60447
Explore 10 acre corn maze. Play over 35 attractions. Country Store, Fresh Baked Pies, Sweet Corn, Fresh Produce, Group Outings, Barn Weddings, Pumpkin Fest and Statesville Haunted Prison, Christmas Trees. Facebook page.
17250 Weber Road
Lockport, Illinois 60441
Hidden Oaks Conservation area ensures that visitors of all ages and backgrounds have opportunities to connect with nature.
419 Trout Farm Road
Enlightening and educational experience for the young and the young at heart who enjoy nature and gardening. A nice drive from New Lenox, Manhattan, Frankfort along Laraway Road.
801 N. Chicago Avenue
Elwood, IL 60421
PDM Kids Activities
“What is success? It is a toy balloon among children armed with pins.” - Gene Fowler (1890 – 1960)
Kids Scavenger Hunt - Printable
PDM Kids Activity Book: Discover Your Changing World With NOAA.
Ten activities to introduce you to the Essential Principles of Climate Science. Learn about Earth's climate system, the factors that drive and change it, the impacts of those changes, and what you can do to explore, understand, and protect our Earth. Great for Middle to High School.