This free family festival is filled with interactive
games, art activities, performances, wellness screenings and
fitness. Beforehand, take the two-mile walk from the museum
to the UIC Forum. Visit website for more
The three day festival features original artwork from more
than 100 artists, tasty treats on-site and from neighboring
restaurants, as well as live music and on-site art
Event includes fine arts and fine crafts, free
kids' art activities, live music and food.
Features food, crafts, live music and a huge sidewalk sale. Family Fun Fest activities include train rides, craft tent, face painting, the Toddler Zone, inflatables, mini golf, pony rides, inflatable jousting and a climbing wall. Plus boogie on down at the Pizano’s Pizza Family Stage.
Featuring marching bands, kids
showcasing their pets (participate and have a chance to
win one of the many prizes), floats and clowns. Includes a
Junior Grand Marshal and Honorary Pet Marshal. Visit website for
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.
Meet Matt Wiesbrock in the Children's Garden as he showcases his
racing pigeons and talks about his fascinating backyard hobby.
Youth from the Chicago Park District's synchronized
skating team, Chicago Skates, perform as part of a program
that includes the AIT ensemble and guest stars such as 2014 Olympic
Team Bronze medalist Jason Brown and 2011 U.S. Men's Champion Ryan
Kenny Broad, cave diver and environmental anthropologist, and Sarah McNair-Landry, adventurer, cinematographer, avid kite skier and the youngest person to reach both the North and South poles, will give guests a glimpse into their lives as National Geographic Explorers and answer questions. They will also sign autographs after the presentation.
A red carpet entry awaits! Families enjoy balloon making, games, face painting, dancing and a photographer to grab shots of the guests with their favorite character. Plus live performances including Batman and Spiderman skits, Jake the Pirate leading a treasure hunt, Cinderella asking the kids to help her find her glass slipper, Ariel singing “Part of Your World” and Elsa singing “Let it Go!” Snacks and drinks provided.