Calling all Chicago parents! It’s time to grab your sweaters and dive right into a new season of family fun. From fall fests to Oktoberfest, kids concerts and more, we’ve rounded up a list of the city’s must-visit activities and events for your family to explore this Fall.

Siegel’s Cottonwood Farm Pumpkin Fest

Siegel's Pumpkin Fest

Opens September 28th!

Daily from 9/28 – 10/31

It’s not officially fall until you’ve visited your first pumpkin patch, and there’s no better place to do this than Siegel’s Farm! Head to this 4th generation family farm to enjoy all things fall, including pumpkin picking, hayrides, corn mazes, apple cider doughnuts and more.

Six Flags Fright Fest & Character Candy Trail

Six Flags Fright Fest

Opens September 14th

Character Candy Trail: 1:00PM – 3:00PM; Kid Ride at Fright Fest: Open Until 5pm (Daily except Fridays) @ Six Flags

The daytime hours are family-friendly and offer the chance to grab some candy from your favorite Looney Tunes characters in the trick-or-treat trail, catch a few shows.

Brick or Treat

October 5 – November 3rd @ Legoland Discovery Center 

This Halloween bring your little monsters to LEGOLAND Discovery Center Chicago and get into the spooky spirit with this location’s amazing Brick or Treat event!

Santa’s Village

Breakfast with Santa

Open Daily @ Santa’s Village

Did you know Santa lives near Chicago in the off season?! This amazing “Azoosment Park” featuring carnival rides AND a petting zoo is a must-visit Fall destination for families with kids of all ages.

Peppa Pig Live! Peppa’s Adventure

October 12 @ The Chicago Theatre 

Peppa Pig, George and all their friends are hitting the road for an all-new tour, “Peppa Pig’s Adventure!” You’re invited to join the colorful gang on their all singing and dancing escapade full of games, songs and surprises! Featuring life-sized puppets of the beloved characters, it’s fun for all the family to enjoy!

Midnight Circus in the Park – Holstein Park

Midnight Circus things to do in Chicago

September 20-22 @ Midnight Circus in the Parks – Lake Shore Park 

Grab the kids and head to Holstein Park for an unforgettable event the whole family will love! Enjoy acrobats, aerialists, jugglers and more at these Circus in the Park performances taking place Friday, 9/20 – Sunday, 9/22.

Bixbee Imagination Station

Bixbee things to do in Chicago

Open daily from 10:00AM – 5:00PM @ Bixbee

If you haven’t had a chance to check out this experiential pop up, Fall is one of the last chances to check out this exhibit. Inspired by a child’s innate ability to transform their reality into a fantasy world powered by nothing more than their own creativity, Imagination Station is equal parts funtastical playground and imagination jump starter!

Oktoberfest Family Fest

Oktoberfest things to do in Chicago

September 28th – 29th and October 5th – 6th Santa’s Village

Head to Santa’s village for Oktoberfest where families can enjoy music entertainment, special german foods and drink, as well as fun carnival activities all weekend long.

Lincoln Park Fall Fest

Lincoln Park Fest

September 27th – 29th Lincoln Park Zoo

Dive into the wonderful world of autumn, from picking the perfect pumpkin to clambering up a hay mountain, with Lincoln Park Zoo’s fifth annual Fall Fest. This free, family-friendly celebration injects the heart of Chicago with a little harvest fun. This year’s festival features ticketed attractions throughout the zoo, including a Ferris wheel, corn maze, corn pool, fun slide and inflatable obstacle course.

Brick Safari

Brick Safari

Last chance! Exhibit closes September 29th

Open Daily thru 9/29 @ Brookfield Zoo

Take a walk through a secluded jungle path exploring over 40 incredible life size animals built entirely with LEGO bricks. This is the first time Brick Safari is offered in the USA, so make sure you visit before it ends on September 29th!