If you were still a teenager, chances are you already would have
your tickets for the Lollapalooza or Pitchfork Music Festivals here
in Chicago, or maybe you even would be readying your car and crew
to drive down to Tennessee to take in Bonnaroo. But your teenage
years are over, and so are the days of camping out to attend
concerts. This doesn't mean you can't go to one of the world's
largest music festivals this summer, though, and even take the
In Milwaukee, you'll find Summerfest, which over the course of 11 days
plays host to more than 800 acts and 1,000 performances on 11
different stages. And, unlike many concerts, Summerfest has kids in
Held at the 75-acre Henry Maier Festival Park located on
the shores of Lake Michigan, the grounds are easy to navigate and
completely paved, making it great for taking children of all ages
along with you. There are plenty of food and drink options, along
with more than enough places to sit and take in some great
The Children's Theater and Playzone is designed especially
for kids. This small and intimate stage features kid-friendly
musicians, puppeteers, magicians, jugglers and dance groups. Right
next to the stage is a good-sized playground to let kids burn off
The entire family can participate in activities at Kohl's
Captivation Station, from art experiences to theatrical
presentations. The Captivation Station performances include
ComedySportz, Radio Disney and comic jugglers.
Chris Thomas is a dad living in the Brookfield area.
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