Chicagoland Touch a Truck 2018 Events

The snow is melting, the days are growing longer…that means ONE thing: the beginning of Touch a Truck season! This is the best time to be a kid (or a kid at heart) because there are so many FREE opportunities to get up close and personal with street sweepers, back hoes, fire trucks…just about every big rig you can think of.  This list is constantly growing, so be sure to check back and see the most comprehensive listing of Chicagoland Touch a Truck events in 2018!


Glen Ellyn “Touch a Truck”, May 5th

10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Mary Knoll Park



New Lenox “Touch a Truck”, May 5th

10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Walker Country Estates Park


Palatine “Big Trucks” Event, May 5th

10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Family Aquatic Center Parking Lot


Batavia “Touch a Truck”, May 11th

10 a.m.

The Lodge at Laurelwood


Wilmette “Touch a Truck”, May 12th

10 a.m.

Centennial Parking Lot


Lisle Police Department Open House, May 17th

4 p.m.

Police Department and Public Works


Des Plaines “Spring Fun Fair” and Touch a Truck Festival, May 19th

10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Mountain View Adventure Center


Buffalo Grove “Touch a Truck”, May 19th

10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Public Service Center


Mount Prospect Public Works Open House, May 19th

9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Public Works


Westmont “Touch a Truck”, May 20th

11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Ty Warner Park


Hanover Park “Touch a Truck”, June 2nd

9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Metra Parking Lot




“National Night Out” Waukegan, August 3rd

4 p.m.

Waukegan Municipal Beach


Carol Stream “Cool Trucks and Hot Wheels” (with food trucks, splash pads, sports& games), August 6th

10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

McCaslin Park, Carol Stream



Lincolnwood “Touch a Truck”, September 8th

10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Lincolnwood Village Hall


McHenry Township “Touch a Truck”, September 15th

10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

McHenry Township Park


And don’t forget that if you want to see some John Deere rigs in action, head to the Quad Cities!



Have fun and enjoy the big rigs!
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