If you're looking to fiddle away some time outdoors while
listening to great music, pack the stroller and head over to the
Chicago Folk & Roots Festival July 10-11. In addition to all
the main stage acts, the fest includes kids' tents with music, art
"The music at the main stage is music the whole family can enjoy
together and it's a lot of music that's really fun to dance to, so
that draws a lot of families," says Alicia Manson, arts program
manager for the festival.
Most of the children's activities take place from noon-6 p.m.
both days and this year the fest celebrates the 25th anniversary of
Wiggleworms with a birthday party at noon on Sunday.
The family barn dance at 3:15 p.m. on Sunday is also a highlight
of the fest for families, says Erin Flynn, program manager of early
childhood music at Old Town School of Folk Music.
Liz DeCarlo is the former senior editor at Chicago Parent.
See more of Liz's stories here.
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