Category: Chicago Happenings

on the Go Chicago's Kid-Sized Happenings for July 7 & 8

We have on the go Chicago’s top picks for this weekend - July 7th & 8th - events that are just perfect for your family's city adventures!

From family-friendly street festivals to bare knuckle baseball, kid-sized fun abounds througout Chicago this weekend!

#1. Lincoln Park Art & Music Festival


Racine between Fullerton & Webster

Saturday & Sunday from 12-10pm.  Kids area 12-4pm

$5 suggested donation

All Age

Enjoy great music and the wor...

Posted on July 06, 2012 at 7:00 AM by Cindy McCarthy

On the Go Chicago's Kid-Sized Happenings for Jun 30 & Jul 1

We have on the go Chicago’s top picks for this weekend - June 30th and July 1st - events that are just perfect for your family's city adventures!

From dancing the night away with the cast of Grease at Chase Park to singing with Disney's Bell at Navy Pier, kid-sized fun abounds througout Chicago this weekend!

#1. Movies In the Park: Grease (PG)


Chase Park

June 30th, 6:30pm

FREE

School Age

Summer lovin' will fill the air at Chase Park this Saturday.  G...

Posted on June 29, 2012 at 7:00 AM by Cindy McCarthy

On the Go Chicago's Kid-Sized Happenings for June 23 & 24

We have on the go Chicago’s top picks for this weekend - June 23 and 24 - events that are just perfect for your family's city adventures!

Family fun abounds this weekend.  From movies and concerts to exploring nature and touring bridges, your sure to have tons of kid-sized fun!

#1. Meet The Bridge Lift Tours


McCormick Bridgehouse & Chicago River Museum

June 23rd, 10:30am

Free with bridge lift ticket ($10)

3+ years

Jim Phillips, museum bridge doce...

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

On the Go Chicago's Kid-Sized Happenings for June 16 & 17

We have on the go Chicago’s top picks for Father's Day Weekend - June 16 and 17 - events that are just perfect for celebrating Dad's big day!

Happy Father's Day Chicago!  From canoeing to brunch on the farm, there are lots of fun ways to celebrate dear old Dad!  Here are five of our favorite events happening around Chicagoland this Sunday.

#1. Father's Day Canoe Adventure 


Chicago Botanic Garden

June 16 & 17 (9am, 11am or 1pm)

$54 per person

5+ years
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Posted on June 15, 2012 at 8:00 AM by Cindy McCarthy

On the Go Chicago's Kid-Sized Happenings June 9 & 10

We have on the go Chicago’s top picks for June 9th & 10th - weekend events that are just perfect for you and your little ones!

Breakout your sunscreen, and get ready for some family fun this weekend.  Festival season is in full swing, and this weekend you have a number of great family-friendly festivals to choose from.

#1. Midsommarfest


Clark Street in Andersonville

June 9 & 10

$5 suggested donation

Listen to traditional Swedish music and watch the...

Posted on June 08, 2012 at 11:00 AM by Cindy McCarthy

Only 2 More Days Until Chicago KIDS Day!

Only 2 more days until the BEST KIDS FEST of the summer- Chicago KIDS Day!  The forecast is calling for sunny skies and warm weather so make plans to join us this Saturday, May 19th at Chicago KIDS Day from 10am-2pm.  All the fun takes place under a huge white tent at Ashland/Barry, keeping you comfortable as you visit sponsor tables with activities, arts & crafts, snacks and more. Focusing on children's health & wellness, this family-friendly festival will have your kids playing, ...

Posted on May 17, 2012 at 6:41 AM by Jay Annadurai

Stages, Sights & Sounds: Spring Theater Festival

It’s a familiar refrain: “Mom? Dad? I’m bored.”

Aren’t you tired of hearing this? And these days, when kids have access to so much information and stimulation, it can be hard to find something to quell that boredom.

But we’ve got you covered. It’s boredom-stopping, absolutely absorbing, unique entertainment on a budget, perfect for the whole family. Stages, Sights & Sounds, our spring performing arts festival, is the only source in Chicago for family-friendly theater from Europ...

Posted on April 30, 2012 at 6:01 AM by Jara Kern

Top 10 Reasons to Attend Chicago KIDS Day

Warm weather is here and many of Chicago's street festivals and block parties will be sprouting up soon.  Mark your calendars for May 19th because Chicago Kids Day is the one event you don't want to miss. This amazing festival focuses on children's health & wellness- with huge amounts of fun thrown in! Here are the top ten reasons you and your family should plan on spending your morning at Chicago KIDS Day:


Have fun while learning about health, safety, development & more fr...

Posted on April 26, 2012 at 6:22 AM by Dr Sarah Weber

Green Metropolis Fair: Green is About More than Recycling

The Green Metropolis Fair this Saturday, April 14,  is for individuals and families to come out and learn about Chicago’s green and sustainability community. Being Green is no longer just about recycling. It also includes:


What you eat

Where your food comes from

What you grow in your garden

What type of transportation you use

What you buy for your house, and

What you wear

As one of Chicago’s largest local green fairs, there is something for every...

Posted on April 12, 2012 at 5:17 AM by Melanie Schlachter

Listen to your mother - Giving Mother's Day a Microphone

Most people have had the experience of coming across an item, a song, a food, or something else that, in a split-second, whisks them back to another day (Who said that time travel is impossible? I beg to differ!).  These flashbacks are the idea behind the upcoming May 6th Listen To Your Mother show.  Don't miss the video clips from prior performances below - you will be grateful for the laughs, tears, and smiles.

As a parent, the occasional memory jog is a special joy. Childhood i...

Posted on April 03, 2012 at 8:45 AM by Melisa Wells