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Chicago Kids and Family Yoga Fest

Chicago, Ill.


Festival helps celebrate, support and promote this mission of peace and
non-violence amongst our communities. Features a variety of activities for all children and families to experience, including interactive classes and workshops, a family scavenger hunt, music, a dance party, art studio and fire performance. The Kids’ Table and Chicago Kids Yoga LLC will provide free snacks and VitaCoco brings beverages.

When: 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Aug. 17
Cost: Free


Garfield Park Conservatory | Chicago, Ill.


Event includes healthy food and drinks, interactive workshops, classes and presentations, an art studio, 2 music stages, family scavenger hunt, family friendly fire jam, Chic-a-go-go dance party (being filmed on-site), acro yoga demonstrations, yoga slack lining, henna artists, drum bands, photo booth, mindful business expo and face painting.

When: 10 a.m.-10 p.m.
Cost: Free

Art in the Park

Skokie Northshore Sculpture Park | Skokie, Ill.


Free sculpture-making event for kids. Supplies are provided.

When: 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
Cost: Free

Lil' Kickers Back-to-School Soccer Bash

Max McCook Athletic & Exposition | McCook, Ill.


Highlights include a bouncy house, games, face painting, crafts, activities and complimentary snacks.

When: 3-5 p.m.
Cost: Free

Family Camping

Calumet Park | Chicago, Ill.

Take a nature hike, go fishing, learn basic camping principles and enjoy a campfire. Learn basic camping skills from our experts; camping and fishing equipment will be provided. Bring your own sleeping bag and brown bag lunches. Hotdogs and marshmallows will be provided.

When: 2 p.m.-10 a.m.
Cost: $50 family (up to six members)

The Sweet Ride

Morkes Chocolates | Palatine, Ill.

A unique, non-competitive adventure that takes bicyclists throughout Palatine, starting and stopping at six locations, tasting chocolate treats along the way. All  profits go to an all-volunteer senior dog rescue organization, Young at Heart, who
will have some of their adoptable pets available to meet at one of the stops. Basic ride is 10-11 miles, mostly flat.

When: 8 a.m.
Cost: $35, $30 in advance; $25 kids 5-12, $20 in advance; free kids 5 and under

Laugh Shack

Chicago Children's Museum | Chicago, Ill.

Try out some goofy faces, learn a wacky walk or build an arsenal of original knock-knock jokes. Once your material is ready, it's time to hit the stage and showcase your best bits at the Children's Museum's own comedy club.


Sox vs. Cubs: The Chicago Civil Wars

Elmhurst History Museum | Elmhurst, Ill.

Exhibit highlights the longtime rivalry between the fans of these two storied teams. This cultural history exposé covers all the bases of the crosstown rivalry to examine concepts of loyalty and fandom through videos of each team’s colorful supporters; interviews with former players, sports journalists and broadcasters; and fan souvenirs and ephemera.

Cost: Free with admission

Funky Turns 40: Black Character Revolution Exhibition

DuSable Museum of African American History | Chicago, Ill.

Exhibit commemorates the 40th anniversaries of 1970's Saturday morning cartoons that featured positive black characters for the first time in television history. It was the first time that cartoons like Josie And The Pussy Cats, Kid Power and Star Trek featured strong, positive black female characters. It was also the first time that black people like Bill Cosby and Berry Gordy led the development of animated television programming featuring black characters.

Cost: Free with admission

Destination Solar System

Adler Planetarium | Chicago, Ill.

A live show that takes adventurous space explorers on an immersive tour of the Solar System. Set in the future, Destination Solar System flies audiences from one end of the Solar System to the other in under 30 minutes, from sizzling solar flares on the Sun to liquid methane lakes on Saturn's moon, Titan. Passengers can travel hundreds of millions of miles in just seconds on an adventure-filled tour led by Jesse, an enthusiastic, knowledgeable yet "green" tour guide, and MAX, a highly advanced, fully integrated onboard computer.

Cost: Check website

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