March 2019 Chicagoland activities for older adults

Chicago History Museum

Will March 2019 come in like a lion or a lamb? Either way, there will be activities that seniors can enjoy around Chicago and its suburbs, both indoors and out! Here are a few Chicagoland activities for older adults to enjoy this March!


On Monday, March 4, all Illinois residents can enter the Chicago History Museum for FREE! Formally known as the Chicago Historical Society, this museum tells Chicago’s story, highlighting the city’s past, present, and future. But March 4 specifically is a special day, as the museum will be celebrating Chicago’s 182nd birthday — March 4, 1837! Current exhibits include Vivian Maier’s photography and the words of Abraham Lincoln. For more information, click HERE.




Saturday, March 16, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., is “Great Western Prairie Work Day” — an opportunity to help maintain the 10,000-year-old prairie within Elmhurst. At 9 a.m., volunteers will meet at the Great Western Prairie, which is located at the intersection of Berkley Avenue and Prairie Path, just west of Spring Road. Make sure to wear sturdy shoes and bring work gloves.  For more information about the work day, email Keith Olson at And to learn more about the Great Western Prairie, click HERE.


From Sunday, March 3 through Sunday, March 10, you can experience the first ever Hinsdale Restaurant Week! It highlights the town’s culinary scene, with lunch menus starting at $8 and brunch/dinner “prix fixe” menus ranging in cost from $19 to $38. To review the impressive list of participating restaurants, click HERE! Reservations are highly recommended.


From Friday, March 1, through Sunday, March 3, women of all ages can enjoy Spring Style Weekend. For three days in Downtown Naperville, ladies will get their fill of fashion, food, and fun, as they explore the newest styles and colors for the 2019 Spring season. Come down and join the fun at any time over the weekend. There will even be special hotel packages available at Hotel Indigo Naperville Riverwalk. Click HERE to learn more!

Oakbrook Terrace

All through the month of March, Drury Lane Theatre in Oakbrook Terrace presents the live stage musical “Mamma Mia!” This tale of humorously explores love and family through the greatest songs of the famous 1970s pop group ABBA.  More than 54 million people across the globe have enjoyed this unforgettable musical — and so can you! Click HERE to learn more and HERE to purchase tickets.

It’s great to be able to get out of the house and explore all the activities, events, and venues that the Chicago area has to offer. Be it lion or lamb, let March be the time to do so!