Author - Cindy McCarthy

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on the go Chicago is a one-stop guide to the kid-sized version of Chicago. We research all the best events, activities, classes, shops and restaurants in and around Chicago, and then gather them into one super searchable site. As a member of on the go, you'll spend less time searching and more time actually enjoying the city with your family! NPN members save $10 when they join on the go.  Use code NPN12! Its a big city. We make it kid-sized.

Chicago's Best Kid-Sized Places to Trick-or Treat!

Now that you've found the perfect costume for your little ones, it's time to fill that dance card up with the best places to show it off.  

First on our list of fun places to don your spooky new duds is the Strollers in the Front 5K.  Not only can your little one rock their costume during the race, they can enter the costume contest at the Spooktacular Family Fun Festival after the race.  In addition to the costume contest, your little ghost and gobblins will enjoy a kids dash, bo...

Posted on October 22, 2012 at 7:00 AM by Cindy McCarthy

on the Go Chicago's Kid-Sized Happenings for September 8 & 9

We have on the go Chicago’s top picks for this weekend - September 8 & 9 - events that are just perfect for your family's city adventures!








From ice cream socials to harvest hoedowns, family fun abounds all over Chicagoland!  Grab the kids, and go have some kid-sized fun!

#1. Old Town Playdate - Harvest Hoedown with Little Miss Ann & Maria McCullogh


Old Town School of Folk Music - Lin...

Posted on September 07, 2012 at 1:00 PM by Cindy McCarthy

on the Go Chicago's Kid-Sized Happenings for September 1 & 2

 









We have on the go Chicago’s top picks for this Labor Day weekend events that are just perfect for your family's city adventures!








From jazzin' it up in Grant Park to learning about the Civil War, family fun abounds all over Chicagoland!  Grab the kids, and go have some kid-sized fun!

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Posted on August 31, 2012 at 7:00 AM by Cindy McCarthy

on the Go Chicago's Kid-Sized Happenings for August 25 & 26

We have on the go Chicago’s top picks for this weekend - August 25 & 26 - events that are just perfect for your family's city adventures!








From free dance classes to catching a prize winning fish, family fun abounds all over Chicagoland!  Grab the kids, and go have some kid-sized fun!

#1. Fishing Derby 


Hidden Lakes Historic Trout Farm

Saturday, 9am-12pm

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Posted on August 24, 2012 at 7:00 AM by Cindy McCarthy

on the Go Chicago's Kid-Sized Happenings for August 18 & 19

We have on the go Chicago’s top picks for this weekend - August 18 & 19 - events that are just perfect for your family's city adventures!




From jets soaring over head to riding Thomas, family fun abounds all over Chicagoland!  Grab the kids, and go have some kid-sized fun!

#1. Chicago Air and Water Show


North Ave. Beach

Saturday & Sunday 10am-3pm

FREE

all ages


The Chicago Air and Water S...

Posted on August 17, 2012 at 7:00 AM by Cindy McCarthy

on the Go Chicago's Kid-Sized Happenings for August 11 & 12

 





We have on the go Chicago’s top picks for this weekend - August 11 & 12 - events that are just perfect for your family's city adventures!




From street festivals to kite festivals, family fun abounds all over Chicagoland!  Grab the kids, and go have some kid-sized fun!

#1 Retro on Roscoe


Roscoe St.

Saturday & Sunday (kids area is open 12-6pm)
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Posted on August 10, 2012 at 7:00 AM by Cindy McCarthy

on the Go Chicago's Kid-Sized Happenings for August 4 & 5

We have on the go Chicago’s top picks for this weekend - August 4 & 5 - events that are just perfect for your family's city adventures!




From puppet shows and concerts to making art and getting crafty, family fun abounds all over Chicagoland!  Grab the kids, and go have some kid-sized fun!

#1 Kids DIY Workshop


Home Depot - Chicagoland

Saturday, 9am-12pm

FREE

5-12 years


FREE hands-on workshop...

Posted on August 03, 2012 at 7:00 AM by Cindy McCarthy

on the Go Chicago's Kid-Sized Happenings for July 28 & 29

We have on the go Chicago’s top picks for this weekend - July 28th & 29th - events that are just perfect for your family's city adventures!



From parties celebrating Thomas the Train to the Kaledoscope Family Festival at The Art Institute, family fun abounds all over Chicagoland!  Grab the kids, and go have some kid-sized fun!

#1 All Aboard Thomas


Building Blocks Toy Store - Lakeview 

Saturday, 10am-12pm

FREE

All Ages

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Posted on July 27, 2012 at 7:00 AM by Cindy McCarthy

on the Go Chicago's Kid-Sized Happenings for Jul 21 & 22

We have on the go Chicago’s top picks for this weekend - July 21st & 22nd - events that are just perfect for your family's city adventures!


This weekend is packed with summer festivals that are perfect for a family outing.  Street festivals are not just for drinking beer and listening to cover bands.  Most of the city's best festivals have dedicated kids areas, and this weekend's festivals have everything from pony rides to balloon twisters.

#1 Sheffield Garden Walk

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Posted on July 20, 2012 at 7:00 AM by Cindy McCarthy

on the Go Chicago's Kid-Sized Happenings for Jul 14 & 15

We have on the go Chicago’s top picks for this weekend - July 14th & 15th - events that are just perfect for your family's city adventures!

Travel around the world this weekend without leaving Chicago.  From the Irish American Heritage Festival to Chinatown's Summer Fair, you'll have a blast introducing your little urban explorer to the food, music and culture of our diverse city.

#1 Irish American Heritage Festival


Irish American Heritage Center

Friday, Saturday ...

Posted on July 13, 2012 at 7:00 AM by Cindy McCarthy