FREE Touch a Truck Events in Chicagoland

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As a mom of two boys, I now know more about construction trucks and tools than I ever thought possible. That’s why I scour local papers and websites once Spring hits. Why? Because it is the start of the Touch a Truck season in Chicagoland.  Do you have truck lovers on your hands, too? Then be sure to save and share this list of the BEST and FREE touch a truck events in Chicagoland in 2016!

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Kane County Farm Bureau, April 8th-April 10th

Downers Grove, April 9th

Glen Ellyn, April 16th

Rosemont, April 16th

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New Lennox, May 7th

Joliet, May 11th

Batavia, May 13th

Bloomingdale, May 14th

Mount Prospect, May 14th

(includes a free hot dog lunch—and a special surprise for your little ones if you introduce your family to me!)

Carol Stream, May 21st

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Hanover Park, June 4th

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Lincolnwood, September 10th

McHenry Township, September 17th

Gurnee Township, September 19th

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Dates not publicized yet: Roselle (June), Northbrook (September), Elmhurst (September), Wheaton (October)….


Do you know of a free touch a truck event that I missed? Please share the info in the comments and I will update my list!

Looking for more free fun? Then check out this growing list of FREE activities in both the city and suburbs.

Enjoy the big rigs!
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  1. Natasha says

    What a great list! There’s usually one in Skokie too at the community center that the Exploratorium is housed in.

  2. Jules Ruud says

    My toddler LOVES big truck day. If it went on as many times here as it does there, we’d be at every single one. It’s such a fun day for the kids.

  3. Anna says

    Palatine had one on May 7th according to my sister in law:) we went to Kane County last Sunday and even though the weather didn’t cooperate it was a great time! Thank you for the list!!

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