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Urban Interventions Humboldt Park

Redmoon Theater | Chicago, Ill.

FREE  

Redmoon and its collaborators will be leading free workshops for community members. In these workshops, community members will be invited to learn the art of spoken word, drumming, and key elements of public performance in an effort to create authentic, unexpected urban celebrations. The Bucket Boys, a six person drum troupe composed of talented teenagers from the South Side, will lead community members in their unique style of drumming.

When: 4:30-8:30 p.m.
Cost: Free

Fall Open House

Hubbard Street Dance Chicago | Chicago, Ill.

FREE  

Features excerpts from most popular programs, including Creative Movement classes, yoga for kids and parents, ballet, modern, hip hop, jazz, tap and musical theater. Stay after class to meet the youth dance faculty.

When: 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Cost: Free

Kraft Great Kids Concert

Ravinia Festival | Highland Park, Ill.

The Ruth Page Civic Ballet performs a show for kids that includes interactivity with the audience as dancers perform excerpts of several classic ballets, in addition to contemporary work.

When: Check website.
Cost: Check website.

Lebanese Festival

Our Lady of Lebanon Maronite Catholic Church | Lombard, Ill.

FREE  

Features Lebanese traditions and cuisine and live entertainment. Family-friendly activities include face painting, moon jump, carnival games, cooking competitions and much more.

When: 5-11 p.m. Friday; 2-11 p.m. Saturday; 12:30-7 p.m. Sunday
Cost: Free

Poochapalooza

Glen Ellyn Park District | Glen Ellyn, Ill.

FREE  

Includes live dog performances, agility training course, demonstrations and pet-related vendors. Each pooch receives a treat-filled goody bag. All dogs must remain leashed while in the park.

When: 1-4 p.m.
Cost: Free

Parent/Child Bento Box 101

Naperville Park District | Naperville, Ill.

Decorate and create a bento box complete with smaller storage compartments and learn new, creative ideas for packing lunches. Then pack your bento box with healthy items before you leave.

When: 9-10 a.m.
Cost: $37, $25 resident; free adults

Circus in the Parks

Douglas Park | Chicago, Ill.

Circus In The Parks, featuring Chicago's Midnight Circus, a high-flying assortment of acrobats, aerialists, clowns, contortionists and even a dog tour Chicago parks under a brand new purple and blue little big top. To purchase tickets visit www.CircusInTheParks.org.

When: 2 p.m. Sept. 7; 1 p.m. Sept. 8
Cost: $5-$20

Alcott Community Block Party 2013

Lincoln Park | Chicago, Ill.

Activities and games for all ages, music, food and fun. Includes obstacle courses, sports, mini golf and cupcakes walk, pumpkins, DJ Phil and a photo booth. Smoke Daddy will be catering, plus cupcakes by Dominicks, popcorn, Go-Go Squeezer Station, Treat Table by Trader Joes and Coffee from PNC.

When: 1-5 p.m.
Cost: $5, $20 all-inclusive

Historic Route 66 Car Show

Berwyn, Ill.

FREE  

Celebrate the automobile and the spirit of Route 66-the legendary highway that runs between Chicago and Southern California. Also features food and car-related vendors.

When: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Cost: Free

Zombie Army Games

Statesville Haunted Prison | Crest Hill, Ill.

Compete against other zombies and survivors throughout the day in individual challenges: Zombie Obstacle Course, Hatchet toss, Crossbow Challenge, and Severed Head Toss. Plus, the Giant Zombie Man Bonfireand a Zombie Hunt. Vendor sell festival food and drinks. It is highly encouraged to dress as a zombie or a survivor, and there will be a makeup booth that can assist you for an additional fee. Visit http://www.zombiearmygames.com/index.html for more information.

When: 11 a.m.-11:30 p.m.
Cost: $25
 







 
 
 
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