12 Fun Things to Do in Bolingbrook, IL This WeekendAlicia Likenon August 16, 2021 at 4:07 pm

Ready to escape the city for a fun day in the burbs? Check out Bolingbrook for your next adventure! With endless activities for the whole family, there’s something for everyone in this Southwest Suburb. Here’s a few ideas to kick off a fun weekend in Bolingbrook. 

Time for a fun night! This sports bar has it all: great food, good service, and live music! Don’t miss these upcoming bands: Dr Feelgood & Tooth n Nail on August 20th, Divas of Chicago on August 28th, and EclipseS on  September 25. 


This lively open-air, retail and entertainment destination offers 60+ shops and 12 restaurants with indoor and outdoor seating. Head to Macy’s, DSW, and H&M for some stylish finds. 

Need a break from the 80 degree weather? Lace up your skates and head to the Rocket Ice Arena. And don’t worry if you’re not a pro. The public skate offers a fun setting for beginners to give skating a try in a relaxed environment. The mood is friendly and the music rocks!


Don’t forget the SPF! Pelican Harbor is THE place for family fun with winding waterslides, an interactive sprayground, a lazy river, lap swimming, and more. Outdoor admission starts at $17 per person or $10 if you’re a Bolingbrook resident.


Putt putt on top of a 40 foot waterfall, navigate the racing rapids, tiptoe through Big Foot’s cave, and more at Wilderness Falls! After you’re done hitting golf balls, pop over to the batting cages to hit some baseballs. A fun day for the whole family. 

Looking to fish, kayak, or canoe? Then you must check out this 101-acre pristine preserve. Or if you’re more in the mood to hike, you can book it along a 0.32-mile trail connection to the paved, 3.26-mile Centennial Trail/Veterans Memorial Trail and a 0.57-mile connection to the 7.57-mile I&M Canal Trail. 


This isn’t your average theater. IPIC offers the perfect mix of entertainment and fine dining. Watch the latest flick in a reclined chair with gourmet bites and premium cocktail offerings. Now THAT’S how you do the movies. 

Bolingbrook Park District’s gorgeous trout farm makes for a perfect day of top-notch fishing!  The ponds at Hidden Lakes are well stocked before fishing derbies. Head out between sunrise and sunset to snag a keeper. 


This sprawling library just celebrated their 50th anniversary! They’re hosting a variety of events and opportunities throughout the year. From arts and crafts to sewing and knitting, there are lots of fun activities happening everyday. Check out their calendar here

Grab your friends and order a couple rounds of short stacks. This restaurant is the perfect location to catch up and chow down. Good luck choosing between fluffy frittatas, decadent crepes, french toast, and more!


Located in Hangar One at Clow International Airport, this 6,000 square foot museum has aircrafts and machines from World War I and the Cold War. Prepare to be WOWed by well-preserved pieces of history and hands-on fun!

This nine-hole, executive length course features stunning fairways and water on seven holes. Twenty-one sand traps lay in wait and will challenge even expert players. Watered tees, fairways and greens offer gorgeous turf and reward well-played shots.


Featured Image Credit: Bolingbrook Promenade on Facebook

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