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Eat to the Beat with Wendy & DB

Jewett Park Community Center | Deerfield, Ill.

FREE  

Wendy & DB love to get kids singing, wiggling, jumping, dancing and having a great time. Their original songs encourage children to use their imaginations, teach musical basics like melody and rhythm, and show kids how to have fun with words. Bring a picnic lunch to enjoy during the concert.

When: 11:30-1 p.m.
Cost: Free

Where's Waldo? Neighborhood-Wide Scavenger Hunt

Women and Children First | Chicago, Ill.

FREE  

Participants can pick up their Waldo Passport and must find Waldo and get their passports stamped in at least five of the participating businesses. Then celebrate with a Waldo Party on July 30 at 3:30 p.m. with snacks, games, and activities. Participants with passports that have five stamps or more will be entered into a raffle for prizes.

Cost: Free

DaVinci Machines Exhibition

Water Tower Place | Chicago, Ill.

FREE  

Displays hand-crafted inventions built from Leonardo DaVinci's 500-year-old designs as well as digitally remastered Masterpieces for an up close and personal look at the greatest artistic genius of all time.

When: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. 6/7/2016-12/31/2016
Cost: Not for profit art exhibition. Suggested admittance $15.95 Adults; $13.95 Seniors; $11.95 Kids

But Wait, There's More!

Elmhurst History Museum | Elmhurst, Ill.

FREE  

Any Baby Boomer of the 1960s or ‘70s remembers America's most famous TV pitchman: Chicagoan Ron Popeil. Popeil was a tireless innovator, clever inventor, and irrepressible pitchman who entered American homes with an endless array of gadgets and kitchen helpers, all designed to save time and money for consumers. Learn the Popeil story through “the art of the pitch” video interactive, step into the booth to make-your-own TV commercial to post on social media, and explore many of Popeil’s most popular gadgets at hands-on displays.

Cost: Free

Native Plant Garden Family Drop-in Activities

Chicago Botanic Garden | Glencoe, Ill.

FREE  

Fun, hands-on activities are held every day for families and children on weekends and Wednesdays in the Native Plant Garden. Activities vary each week and include programs featuring books and puzzles.

When: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Wednesdays and weekends
Cost: Free; Parking fee applies, check website

Imagination Station performance series

Sinnissippi Park | Rockford, Ill.

FREE  

A variety of engaging family-friendly performances for the young and young at heart Includes magic, comedy, sing-alongs, audience interaction, and more.

When: 1:30-2:15 p.m.
Cost: Free; donations accepted

Grant Park Music Festival

Chicago, Ill.

FREE  

Grant Park Music Festival presents more than 20 concerts between June 15 and August 20. Visit website for concert schedule and information.

When: Check website for schedule.
Cost: Free

Chicago Shakespeare in the Parks

Chicago Shakespeare Theater | Chicago, Ill.

FREE  

Chicago Shakespeare Theater brings Shakespeare, free for all, to 19 community parks across Chicago in July and August. Visitors to the parks will enjoy a 75-minute, daylight production of Shakespeare's "Twelfth Night." For more information and performance locations, visit chicagoshakes.com/parks.

Cost: Free
 










 
 
 
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