While we all adore the Windy City as our "winter wonderland," who doesn't eagerly await summertime in Chicago? From the easy-going, beach-bumming lakefront to the bustling neighborhood street festivals, sprinkler play and overall cheer, Chicago lights up, inside and out, all summer long. In June, our city transforms into an amusement park for adults and kids alike, and we can't get enough!
That's why Families in the Loop's June theme can only be… Celebrating Chicago! Rain or shine, we're moving, doing, seeing, playing, and simply soaking up the city's best offerings - from sunrise to set, seven days a week. FITL's Celebrating Chicago's got tons of fun, insider scoop and new ideas about everything you need to make this summer your most fabulous and unforgettable. Check back frequently to hear from our friends at the Lincoln Park Zoo, Ravinia, Green City Market, On the Go and so many more Chicago Faves!
We hope you feel, taste, and experience Chicago with your kids in a brand new way. Families in the Loop: your destination for fun and fresh ideas and insight into the best of Chicago living - all summer long.
It's almost summer - have you got big plans? Before you break out the bathing suit and ultra-cool shades, get yourself in swim-and-shore shape at Families in the Loop's "Evening of BEAUTIFYING" at Benefit Cosmetics! On Wednesday, June 8th from 6 to 8 pm, the FITL ladies are teaming up with the glamazons at Benefit Boutique on Armitage for a night of summer beauty that will set your face aglow: brow grooming, eyelash enhancing, makeup application and skincare 101. This free event promises pure, sheer fun for all us moms who need a little pampering! Learn more
The reviews are in (read Chicago Parent's take!) and everyone agrees: The Chicago Children's Theatre production of Dot & Ziggy is a huge hit for the 4 and under crowd! Never one to miss a party, we're hooking up FITL families with a Dot & Ziggy shindig to celebrate the show's final weekend. After the noon performance on June 25th, join us for a private post-show party that's guaranteed to delight the kids and grownups alike!
Here is what's in store:
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Wendy Widom is CEO of Familes in the Loop (FITL), Chicago's hippest hub for parents and kids.
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