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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

Civil War Days

Blackberry Farm | Aurora, Ill.

A full-scale reenactment on the historic grounds of Blackberry Farm, featuring simulated battles between Union and Confederate soldiers. Guest speakers and interpreters stage numerous demonstrations of 1800s-era war life, including a special “Meet the Lincolns” on Saturday that features a conversation with President and Mrs. Lincoln. Games and toys of Civil War days highlight each day.

When: 9:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Aug. 16; 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Aug. 17
Cost: Free with admission

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


Fox River Trolley Museum | South Elgin, Ill.

Vintage trolleys and trains run in conjunction with South Elgin Riverfest Express.

When: 11 a.m.-6 p.m.
Cost: $4, $3 seniors, $2 kids 3-11, free under 3; $8 all-day pass

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.


Science + You

Kohl Children's Museum | Glenview, Ill.

Exhibit features a child-sized laboratory where kids can explore how scientists impact health and wellness through hands-on, interactive machinery, processes and technology. A demonstration area of the exhibit will allow guest scientists and educators to perform fun and interactive scientific experiments appropriate for young children.

Cost: Free with admission

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