Looking for free things to do with your kids? You’re in luck! Make Music Chicago is back on Friday, June 21, in a free citywide event celebrating musicians with performances, activities and more. Your family can join in the on the fun by attending one of these kid-approved events happening throughout the day.
When: 11 a.m.-noon
Where: Meyering Park, 7140 S. Martin Luther King Dr., Chicago
Stop by Meyering Park to get a free introductory lesson on the piano. If you love playing the piano, don’t miss Piano in the Parks, where you can play the piano outdoors until Aug. 1.
When: Various times
Where: Various locations
You have three chances to see this talented puppeteer engage with an audience through music and props. Here’s where you can catch a performance:
- International House, 1414 E. 59th St., Chicago (1:30-2:15 p.m.)
- Nichols Park, 1355 E. 53rd St., Chicago (3-4 p.m.)
- Maggie Daley Park, 337 E. Randolph St., Chicago (5:30-6:30 p.m.)
When: 3:15-4:30 p.m.
Where: Independence Branch, Chicago Public Library, 4024 N. Elston Ave., Chicago
This local band makes storytelling fun for all ages! Each performance is organized by a certain theme so you can always expect something new from The Lucky Trikes.
When: 5-7:30 p.m.
Where: Chicago Riverwalk, The Jetty (between Franklin & Wells)
If any of your kids are itching to learn guitar, take them to the Chicago Riverwalk to learn firsthand about the instrument from Columbia College Chicago students.
When: 5:30-6 p.m.
Where: Jay Pritzker Pavilion, 201 E. Randolph St., Chicago
Plan a picnic at Millennium Park while you listen to current and former Suzuki students play a beautiful violin performance.
When: 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Where: McKinley Park, 2210 W. Pershing Road, Chicago
Spend a night out in the parks as you watch Grammy-winning percussionist Matthew Duvall perform in an interactive concert. Don’t forget to explore the park and find multiple sound stations open for anyone to play.
When: 5-7:30 p.m.
Where: Chicago Riverwalk, Water Plaza (between Wells & LaSalle)
Old Town School of Folk Music leads a workshop all about the musical instrument and, better yet, the school is also donating 100 free kazoos. (Fair warning for parents: your kids might go a little kazoo crazy after bringing one home.)
See Make Music Chicago’s full schedule at makemusicchicago.org/schedule.
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