Kids Eat Chicago is where you want to be July 8-9

The deets

July 8-9, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. North President’s Court, corner of East Congress Parkway and South Columbus Drive

The food

Expect some of the best tips you’ll ever hear about cooking for kids from the experts themselves and watch exciting kid-focused cooking demonstrations that will make your life at home a little easier—and your time in the kitchen a lot more fun. 


10:30 a.m. Stephen Dunne of Volo

2:30 p.m. Pilot Light Chef

3:30 p.m. Eat Pak’d

5:30 p.m. MasterChef Jr.


11:30 a.m. Eat Pak’d

2:30 p.m. The Kids’ Table

3:30 p.m. MasterChef Jr.

5:30 p.m. Momma Cuisine 

The music


11:30 a.m. Superhero Training with Wonder Woman and Spider-Man

12:30 p.m. Mr. Dave

1:30 p.m. Istvan & His Imaginary Band

4:30 p.m. Little Miss Ann


10:30 a.m. Miss Jamie’s Farm

12:15 pm. The Happiness Club

1:30 p.m. Princesses 

4 p.m. School of Rock

The fun

There’s nothing like good old-fashioned fun and that’s why your family will love our favorite playtime guru, The Playground Games. They will be bringing the fun with three bounce houses (including one just for tiny foodies) and Giant Kick Darts, a 17-foot inflatable dart board new to the Chicago scene.

We also will have a Brooklyn Boulders Climbing Wall, face painting, balloon art and sidewalk chalk decorating.

Chicago Fire soccer play begins at 10 a.m. Saturday; West Loop Soccer play begins at 10 a.m. Sunday.

Kids Dash July 9

All kids racing receive a racing bib, medal, banana and juice box

The divisions are:

Ages 0-1 diaper dash (a 15-foot crawl)

Ages 2-4 20-yard dash

Ages 5-8 50-yard dash

Ages 9-12 ¼-mile dash

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