Rest up for the weekend because we’re packing it full of fabulous. Dinos are everywhere at Brookfield Zoo, Raging Waves wants to show off their new epic waterslide and you can go for a run that’s all about donuts— the way running was meant to be. Read on and make your three-day bucket list.

photo: Brookfield Zoo

Grab Your Donut-Lovin’ Friends & Register for Stan’s Donut’s Virtual Race
The Stan’s Donut Virtual Run will consist of a kids dash, 5k, 10k, half marathon and marathon option. We highly recommend finishing at a Stan’s Donuts location for a tasty free donut. Fri.-Sun. Event details

Be One with Nature at Chicago Botanic Garden
Colorful exploration and out-of-the-house entertainment is in your future! Socially distance with ease as you meander the garden paths. Be sure to pre-register! Fri.-Sun. Event details.

Welcome a New Addition to Raging Waves
Raging Waves is treating Chicagoans to a brand new experience at their already tricked out waterpark: Aussie Mat Dash. Six riders race side-by-side in tunnels to the bottom. Fri.-Sun. More details

Just Opened! Thrill-Seek at The Forge: Lemont Quarries
Find adventure at this 300-acre adventure park featuring the largest aerial adventure course in North America. Zipline, hike, bike, paddle and climb your way through a perfect summer day. Fri.-Sun. More details.

Show Your Chicago White Sox Love with Ballpark Favorites
In-person cheering at Guaranteed Rate Field isn’t in the {baseball} cards, but you can show your team spirit by serving up iconic ballpark bites at home sweet home.More details

Check Out Dinos Everywhere at Brookfield Zoo
Brookfield Zoo is officially open! Be one of the first to visit and you’ll be rewarded with the new Dinos Everywhere exhibit. Be sure to pre-register and show up masked and ready to explore! Fri.-Sun. More details

Schedule Family Time at LEGOLAND Discovery
Make LEGO bricks the center of your family time at a reopened LEGOLAND Discovery. Fri.-Sun. Event details

Plan a Road Trip to the Ozarks
Come on, you know Netflix’s Ozark has you curious! With many of us opting for road tripping vs jet setting, it’s the perfect time to make that 8-hour-ish drive to Big Cedar Lodge to see what the fuss is all about. More details.

Walk with the Animals at Lincoln Park Zoo
Yep, Lincoln Park Zoo is open and, as always, FREE for all! Pre-register for a time slot and check out the animals in the outdoor enclosures. Don’t forget your mask! Fri.-Sun. Event details.

For the Firefighter-Obsessed! Cruise the Waterways on a Fireboat
Once the largest diesel-powered Fireboat in the world, the Fred A. Busse is now set to share a bit of history with its passengers. Fri.-Sun. Event details

Didn’t find what you’re looking for? Luck is on your side because we have loads more to-dos on our calendar—even lots of virtual activities to connect with people, museums and businesses all over the country. Check it out!

— Maria Chambers

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