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

Written by: Cindy McCarthy

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 docent , will lead a walking tour before the bridge lift, giving guests a broader perspective on Chicago’s lifting bridges.

#2. Urba Baby Customer Appreciation Day

  • Urba Baby
  • June 23rd, 10am-6pm 
  • FREE
  • All ages

Stop by with your kids and enjoy FREE fun kid-friendly activities and special discounts all day long at Urba Baby - 10am-1pm - Balloon Twister, Dennis Scott will be offering amazing balloon designs, 10am-12pm - arts and crafts hosted by on the go Chicago, 12-12:45 - Storytime with the Storybook Mom and 1pm-4pm - Face Painter, Trish Page, will be offering awesome face painting designs for kids.

#3. Outdoor Movie Night - ET and 80's Music

  • Bethany United Church of Christ
  • June 23rd, 6:30pm-9:30pm
  • $6 (kids are free)
  • All ages

Bring your picnic blanket and invite some friends for this evening full of  "out of this world" fun.  The purchase price includes the BBQ (Brats, hot dogs, soda, water, candy and popcorn) and movie.  

#4. Lurie Garden Family Workshop: Stories and Songs with Shana Harvey

  • Lurie Garden, Millenium Park
  • June 24th, 11am-12pm 
  • FREE
  • 6+

Enjoy a morning filled with nature-based stories, music and movement with your little ones! Chicago-based teacher and singer/songwriter Shana Harvey will lead you and your child in an interactive singalong with folk songs from all over the world.

#5. Magic Boat Puppet Show

  • Wicker Park
  • June 24th, 11am-12:30pm
  • FREE
  • All ages

Enjoy a puppet show with handmade puppets, songs and stories. 

Want to find more kid-sized fun happening in Chicago? Visit onthegoChicago.com, for a complete guide to the best places to eat, shop, play and learn in Chicago with the wee ones!  PLUS, use your NPN Member's Only Parent Perk to save $10 on an annual membership.

Posted on June 18, 2012 at 8:55 PM