Chicago Tribune Printers Row Lit Fest
Dearborn Street between Polk Street and Congress Parkway and the Harold Washington Library
Hours: 10 a.m.-10 p.m. June 8, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. June 9, 2013
Widely heralded as "the largest free outdoor literary event in the Midwest," the Printer's Row LitFest is surprisingly as kind to kids as it is to bookworms. It would seem a natural fit, as we all would like our kids to learn to read, right? At the LitFest, which is located on Printer's Row on the city's South Side (Dearborn and Congress, to be exact), children are known to just sit on the curb or grass and read. Plus, Chicago's own famous "Storybook Mom," Nili Yelin hosts the kids' stage.