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

Written by: Cindy McCarthy

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

Do you have a trasportation lover in the house?  Join Building Blocks Toy Store in Lakeview for a morning filled with trains, fun and DEALS.  In addition to enjoying face painting, balloons and tattoos, you can purchase "Day Out With Thomas" tickets and get 15% off all Thomas & Friends trains, tracks and accessories.

#2. Laurie Berkner - The You & Me Tour

  • Ravinia (Highland Park, IL)
  • Saturday, 11am
  • $15 reserved, $5 lawn
  • All ages

Pack a yummy picnic, and dance and sing along to nationaly acclaimed kindie musician Laurie Berkner.

#3. Kaleidescope Family Festival

  • The Art Institute of Chicago
  • Saturday, 10am-3pm
  • FREE
  • Ages 3+

Join The Art Institute for a free day of discovery, creativity, and family fun in the Ryan Education Center. Explore art-making and activity stations all over the museum for all ages (teens too!), led by staff from Family Programs and their cultural partners

#4. Wicker Park Fest

  • Milwaukee Ave. (between North & Paulina)
  • Saturday & Sunday, 12pm-10pm
  • $5 suggested donation
  • All ages

The entire family will have fun at this classic Chicago street festival.  The dedicated kids area will feature activities and performances by Mary Macaroni and Don't Speak (a No Doubt cover Band)

.#5. Taste of LIncoln Ave

  • Lincoln Ave. (between Fullerton & Wrightwood)
  • Saturday & Sunday, 12-10pm
  • $10 suggested donation
  • All ages

Enjoy 40+ musical acts and a dedicated kids area with a giant slide, pony rides, arts and crafts, puppets and live entertainment. 

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Posted on July 25, 2012 at 9:19 PM