We begin in St. Charles where a pet show takes place at the Kane County Fairgrounds today from ten until five. There are pony rides, a petting zoo, plus dozens of vendors. Tickets are six dollars, but kids and seniors get in for free.
In southwest suburban Romeoville, re-enactors will show you what life was like in the 1700s. The Living History demonstration takes place the Isle a la Cache forest preserve and museum from noon until three. It's free!
On the north shore, the Evanston Symphony Orchestra performs a concert at Pick-Staiger Hall today at 2:30. Tickets are $35 at the door, but kids get in free.
And in Chicago: The Hyde Park Art Center hosts its "Second Sunday" family art day from one until four. Artists will help your kids make cards and model magic magnets. It's free!