June means it's officially festival season and there are plenty of family-friendly fests we love. Check out our list of the top ten events happening in Chicagoland this month.
Special opening night concert at the Jay Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium Park features a line-up of the genre's next generation headlined by Shemekia Copeland. On Friday, the festival moves to Grant Park where Bobby Rush kicks off the festival's journey from the Mississippi Delta to Chicago and the world. Includes music on five stages.
Celebrate the written word with over 125,000 attendees during a two-day outdoor festival. Festival brings together lovers of literature, national best-selling authors, booksellers and exhibitors. Plus, at the Lil' Lit Park, kids and parents can enjoy storytelling, costumed characters, performances, sing-alongs, and special activities.
Features dealers and manufacturers showcasing power and sailboats for sale, water activities including kayak and stand up paddleboard lessons and demos, scuba diving in a heated, tropical pool, powerboat and sailing lessons and more.
Family-friendly festival includes nearly 100 free workshops. Past classes have included everything from bee-keeping, dancing and jewelry-making to Hebrew, backgammon and web design. Course lists available online.
More than 90 models of vintage, antique, and classic automobiles are on display at this free annual Father's Day festival.
The Second City's performers lace up their sneakers and reach deep into their imaginations to present family-friendly improvisation and sketch comedy where they pull ideas straight from the audience, and make it all up on the spot. Perfect for ages 5 and up. Performances run from June 19-Aug. 8. Check website for dates and times.
Create catapults, assemble slingshots, adjust trajectories, and get ready to knock things down as you get into the physics behind the mobile game.
Enjoy plenty of food, shopping, entertainment and strawberry-related activities. Plus, face painting, kiddie rides and pony rides.
Alpine Amusements, Special Kids Day & WDSRA host a free carival for individuals with special needs and their families/caregivers.
Humboldt Park's Puerto Rican community celebrates the 35th anniversary of the People's Parade along Division Street.