Dozens of free activities to thousands of participants.
All designed to encourage people of all ages and backgrounds to get
active, have fun and try new things.
Music, festival favorites, local vendors at the Merchant Square,
and interactive games and entertainment. Special events include
Chicago Kids Day, a celebration of health and wellness, and the
Chicago Pet Pageant and Expo.
A celebration of children’s health and wellness. Enjoy fun activities, arts & crafts, healthy food, and raffle prizes donated by sponsors. Activities include: Health and Scoliosis Screenings, arts & crafts, healthy food, prize drawings and giveaways, balloons, and fun for all ages. The event will also feature Kids Zumba, Kiddie Boot Camp, and Children’s Empowerment Awards.
Enjoy two days of ethnic folk music and dance, a wide
range of food, unique arts and crafts, international games,
children's events, a merchandise bazaar, and dozens of cultural
booths and displays.
Enjoy fun activities, live animals, face painting, self-guided hike, paddle boating and more.
Features artist demonstrations, live music, dance performances
and an art fair featuring selected guest artists and local crafts
people. "What's Blooming" moves outside taking over Harrison Street
with the art fair and other Family Fun Activities.
YEA! (Young Evanston Artists) Festival is a festival of visual
art in which all Evanston schools, preschool through high school,
are invited to exhibit students' artwork. A performing arts stage
features music and dance by Evanston kids. The event takes place on
the sidewalks of the Chicago/Dempster business district. Visit the
website for more information.
Hike, do activities and roast marshmallows before going on a
silent tram ride through the woods after dark. The May theme will
be Turtles; the June theme will be Shadows.
Enjoy a cup of tea and sweet treats as we celebrate spring with
a tea party. Plus, discover which parts of trees and plants make
the best teas and create a fragrant keepsake to take home.
Listen to music, enjoy traditional folktales, and
watch a tea ceremony. Kids of all ages can make projects to
celebrate Girls' Day and Boys' Day, including design a kimono paper
doll, create a miniature carp kite, construct an origami samurai
helmet, and more at family-friendly hands-on