8 Family Fun Events this Weekend
After a few harsh, freezing days in the Chicagoland area, we have survived and are going to be having much nicer weather this weekend! So we decided to put together a list of fun events going on this weekend, so the whole family can be out and about in the warm(er) weather!
Enchanted Railroad at the Morton Arboretum
Friday 2/19: 10am – 4pm
Sat/Sunday 2/20-21: 9 am – 4pm
Trains, trains, trains! The Morton Arboretum is welcoming back the Enchanted Railroad for the 14th year. New for this year, there will be a LEGO train car. There’s also a Husky Heroes event showcasing sled pulling with some adorable puppies. Tons of interactive elements as well! Free with Arboretum admission. Website
Frozen Weekend at Adventure Realm
Friday 2/19 – Sunday 2/21
Meet the Frozen characters themselves at this fun event based on the popular animated children’s movie. There will be a hot chocolate bar, ‘Frozen Quest’, FREE 15 minutes of MagiQuest for anyone dressed in costume, and more!
Saturday’s events: Sing-along at 1:30pm, Trivia at 2pm, Costume contest at 3pm
Laser Tag Lock-in at Adventure Realm
Friday 2/19: 9pm – Midnight
Stay up past curfew and spend all night playing laser tag at Adventure Realm!
This event includes 3 HOURS of special laser tag games!
Take laser tag to a whole new level.
$25 per person
LEGO Train Show at DuPage County Historical Museum
Saturday & Sunday 2/20-21: 10 am 4 pm
Family fun for all ages! The Northern Illinois LEGO® Train Club is back at DCHM to amaze visitors with custom creations, vignettes and LEGO® mayhem throughout the display.
Free, suggested donation $4/person. No registration necessary
Freeze Fest at River Trails Park District in Mount Prospect, IL
Saturday 2/20: 11 am
Gather your family and friends for a fun-filled day at the Park District! All ages welcome. There will be:
• Minute to Win It Games
• Preschool Obstacle Course
• Cup Stacking Contest
• Obstacle Course
• Bounce House
• Snow shoeing/ weather permitting
• Ice skating/weather permitting
• Arts & Crafts
• Snow Painting
• Giveaways & More!
Polar Adventure Day at Northerly Island, Chicago
Saturday 2/20: 12pm – 4pm
Join us for the 11th Annual Chicago Park District Polar Adventure Days!
– Come face-to-face with birds of prey, huskies, and wolves
– Snowshoeing around Northerly Island
– create winter themed art
– enjoy music from a local band
When the weather is too nippy outdoors, there is free hot chocolate (for the first 500 guests). If you get hungry, nosh on nibbles from a food truck! This is a free event. Website
Frozemont Polar Peak Tubing Hill in Rosemont
Saturday & Sunday 2/20-21: 12 pm – 8 pm
“Polar Peak,” which will take visitors on a tubing thrill ride this winter season. Anyone seeking the ultimate snow tubing experience should look no further than Polar Peak’s run which will send them racing down a steep grade.Tickets are $3 per run. Bulk run discounts available. Tickets are sold on site at the Polar Peak box office cash & credit cards accepted. Tickets start at $3.00 per run. Website
Bubble Wonders & CLC Family Fun Fair at Harper College in Palatine, IL
Sunday 2/21: 10 am
Check out the bubble master himself, Geoff Akins-Hannah, as he demonstrates his unique form of bubble entertainment that blends art and science with a touch of magic! Your kids will love it (and secretly, you will too)! The fair will include a balloon artist, bake sale, face painting, crafts, games, and much more!