Summer in Chicago is sweet, but short, and all of a sudden it's
September and you forgot to go to the beach. No, seriously, that
happened to me last year. Before the back-to-school blues threaten
to bog you down this month, make sure to hit these hot events and
Seeing Chicago from the water is not to be missed. Before the
weather turns south, I recommend taking the kiddos on the one-hour
architecture tour. Good in the day or night, or even with a
fireworks backdrop, nothing says Chicago like this iconic
Chicago kids rock. Literally. There are more opportunities for
kids to get grooving in Chicago than there are bands to entertain
them. August provides countless ways for your tot to rock. From
the venerable Kidzapalooza (Perry Farrell is known to appear)
Retro on Roscoe (Carnival rides PLUS Mary Macaroni), where the
music is, the fun follows. But only through the end of this
Even though the Thunderbirds are cut from this year's lineup,
the Air and Water Show still proves to be one of the most exciting
and dynamic air shows of its kind in the United States. Kids of all
ages will be thrilled by the stunts and tricks of some of nation's
biggest air daredevils.
Nothing says summer in Chicago quite like a little taste of
Italian ice. You can venture down to the traditional ice shops like
Mario's Italian Lemonade in Little Italy or to the tony Lincoln Park
neighborhood for a stop at Tom & Wendee's. It's sweet and
cool, so you and your kids alike will be glad you had that little
taste of summer.
Sara Fisher is a mother of two living in Roscoe Village. She also blogs at selfmademom.net.
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