As “Anne of Green Gables” author L.M. Montgomery wrote, “I’m so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers.” Start the month off right with family-friendly festivals in Chicago, Highland Park and Glencoe. Plus, don’t miss the latest exhibit at Kohl Children’s Museum.
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This is the first weekend you can visit Kohl Children’s Museum’s newest exhibit, which gets kids moving with an “action star training center.” Children can try surfing, kung fu, dancing and climbing, all while learning ways to get active on a daily basis. (Learn how you can support the museum with Make It Better.)
Enjoy two days of free live music, plus drum circles, an instrument petting zoo, barbecue, beer and wine.
This harvest-themed festival, new to the zoo this year, features a corn maze, hay mountain, pumpkin patch, hay rides, Ferris wheel and more. And if you can’t make it this weekend, the festival continues Oct. 9-12 and 16-18.
The Glencoe Junior High Project’s second annual Harvest Fest starts with the Monster Ramble 5K Fun Run and ends with the Taste of Glencoe. You can also spend the afternoon enjoying activities like a pumpkin bounce house, mini golf and face painting.
October is Filipino American Heritage Month and more than a dozen Filipino American chefs, visual artists and musicians are coming together for this celebration of food and arts.