Let’s be honest: At some point this summer (if it hasn’t happened already), you will look at your messy house and bored kids and way-too-hot backyard and think, “What now?”
That’s where the Target Family Fun Festival comes in, a sanity saver for moms and dads when another trip to the pool is just not going to cut it. Each day, the free festival includes sing-alongs, circle dances and musical fun with Wiggleworms instructors at 10 a.m., story time at 11 a.m., and live music and interactive dance performances at 1 p.m.
If you’ve got kids who are always on the go, Movement Mondays, which feature unique wiggle-busters like hip-hop yoga, tap dance and hoopnotics at 1 p.m., are a safe bet. Little bookworms should stop by at 11 a.m. on Wednesdays, when Read All About It! features readings of favorite books like A Cat in the Hat, Corduroy and Chicka Chicka Boom Boom! And you just might go home with a new addition to your family library: the first 50 families receive a free book.
And did we mention we’ll be there? Chicago Parent joins other wonderful local institutions like the Museum of Science and Industry and Barrel of Monkeys to sponsor a week in the Activity Zone. We’ll be there July 14-20, so stop by and say hi—and do a fun Chicago-themed craft while you’re there.
So while we can’t do anything about the stifling heat or siblings who are getting on each others’ nerves, we can help with the whole “I’m bored” problem. In a nutshell, that’s what the Target Family Fun Festival is all about.
Target Family Fun Festival
- 10 a.m.-3 p.m. June 23-Aug. 24
- Millennium Park, Chase Promenade North, 201 E. Randolph St., Chicago