Even if your family doesn’t hail from Scotland, you can still celebrate like a great Scot at the Scottish Festival & Highland Games in Oak Brook. Spend your weekend with folks in kilts, bagpipers and big burly men tossing telephone poles as far as they can.
Head back to the Ice Age with your family—on the big screen—when you win tickets to see “Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs.” Two lucky Chicago Parent readers will win a family five-pack to see “Ice Age” in 3D at their choice of Classic Cinemas theaters, beginning July 1. When deciding on your theater, please keep in mind that not all of the Classic Cinemas theaters offer 3D viewing. For more information, visit classiccinemas.com. To win, visit our discussion board.
Take your family to Lockport this weekend for some good old-fashioned family fun while you take in a little history. The 1800s historic canal city hosts the Lockport Old Canal Days with contests, games, entertainment and a parade.
Visit everyone’s favorite furry red monster from Sesame Street when Walkaround Elmo visits the Adler Planetarium in celebration of “One World, One Sky: Big Bird’s Big Adventure,” now playing at the planetarium. Two lucky Chicago Parent readers will win a family five-pack of tickets to the planetarium as well as three “One World, One Sky: Big Bird’s Big Adventure” and three T-shirts. Walkaround Elmo visits the planetarium, located at 1300 S. Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, June 26-28 from 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m. with visits on the first half of every hour. Don’t forget to bring your camera! For more information, visit adlerplanetarium.org. To win, visit our discussion board.
Dance around the Maypole this Sunday at the 98th annual Swedish Midsummer Festival. If dancing isn’t your family’s forte, head over to the Viking encampment for a little training in weapons, weaving, spinning and cooking. Icelandic horses, Solvari and Sindri, will be on hand for riding demonstrations and maybe a pat on the head. A cottage walk is also available, for an extra fee, of six Swedish-style summer cottages.
For the remainder of the month of June, all Leona’s locations will offer free Mac & Cheese Lasagna to kids for Children’s Awareness Month. In a partnership with Variety—The Children’s Charity of Illinois, Leona’s will offer kids 12 and under their new lasagna and a collector’s edition Variety Heart Pin. This offer is valid at any of Leona’s 12 Chicagoland restaurants with a coupon that can be printed off its Web site. For more information, visit Leonas.com.
This week, five lucky Chicago Parent readers will win “The Wiggles: Go Bananas!” on DVD. The Wiggles’ newest DVD hits the streets June 23. For more information, visit thewiggles.com. To win, visit our discussion board.