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Irish Days

Downtown Long Grove, Ill.

FREE  

Features live entertainment, competitions for Best in Show Irish Dogs and Best Lookin’ Men’s Legs in a Kilt, Irish food, Sunday morning mass and arts and crafts, face painting, tattoos and a village-wide Leprechaun Hunt for the wee ones.

When: 11 a.m.-7 p.m.
Cost: Free

Frankfort Fall Festival

Frankfort, Ill.

FREE  

Featuring artisans, live entertainment, carnival and a parade on Sunday at 1 p.m. Check website for detailed schedule.

When: Visit website for schedule of events.
Cost: Free

Country Fair

Kline Creek Farm | West Chicago, Ill.

FREE  

Experience a re-created 1890s country fair for the whole family at this living-history farm. Take in entertainment like a flea circus and an acrobatic performance. Join in games, hop on a horse-drawn hayride and more.

When: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Aug. 30-31
Cost: Free

Paint and Participate

Beauty and Brawn Art Gallery and Think Space | Chicago, Ill.

FREE  

Community members collaborate with artist Rachel Slotnick to create a 200-foot long mural on the CTA’s Blue Line/Logan Square stop.

When: 1-3 p.m.
Cost: Free

Chicago SummerDance

Chicago, Ill.

FREE  

Free one-hour dance lessons by professional instructors and two hours of live music and dancing are presented as a part of the largest annual outdoor dancing series in the U.S. Highlights include Chicha Libre (Psychedelic Cumbia), House DJ nights with DJ Alan King and DJ Terry Hunter and many more sessions.

When: 6-7 p.m. dance lessons, 7:30-9:30 p.m. live music and dancing Friday-Saturday; 4-5 p.m. dance lessons, 5-7 p.m. live music and dancingSunday. June 27-Sept. 14, 2014.
Cost: Free

WTTW Kids Readers are Leaders Tour

WTTW Kids Readers are Leaders Tour |

FREE  

Event features movements and songs by the Miss Lori of Miss Lori’s CAMPUS and dialogic reading by WTTW’s tour manager, Mr. Brandon. Plus, interactive games that helps create excitement about reading. Following every 60 minute show, WTTW gives each child a bag comprised of special learning materials, resources for parents and caregivers, and a book. Check website for locations throughout the summer.

When: Check website for schedule.
Cost: Free

WTTW Kids Great Food Fan Van

FREE  

The WTTW Kids Great Food Fan Van educates parents and children about proper nutrition and delivers that message in a fun, interactive, two-hour performance that includes stretching, dancing, singing, healthy food sampling, and one-on-one nutritional guidance and education.  Each performance is lead by Miss Lori of Miss Lori’s CAMPUS and WTTW’s Mr. Brandon. Plus, an appearance and photo op with Arthur. Each event takes place within the "WTTW Kids Village" which has a stage area, sampling canopies, and a learning tent.

When: Check website for schedule.
Cost: Free

Kleinman Family Cove Family Drop-in Activities

Chicago Botanic Garden | Glencoe, Ill.

FREE  

Explore the plants and animals in aquatic habitats. Use scientific tools to look at tiny critters living under water, find out what makes water plants different from land plants, and more. Activities vary from week to week.

When: Noon-4 p.m. weekdays; 10 a.m.-4 p.m. weekends
Cost: Free; $20 parking

Chicago Jazz Festival

Chicago, Ill.

FREE  

The Labor Day Weekend tradition showcases Chicago's vast jazz talent along national and international artists to entertain, encourage and educate a jazz audience of all ages with live musical performances in the Chicago Cultural Center and Millennium Park.

When: Aug. 28-31. Visit 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 community parks across Chicago in July and August, Visitors to the parks will enjoy a 75-minute, daylight production of Shakespeare's "A Midsummer Night's Dream." For more information and performance locations, visit chicagoshakes.com/parks.

Cost: Free
 







 
 
 
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