Category: weekend guides

The Wee Weekender (May 14th-16th)

A Family Workshop at the Lurie Garden in Millennium Park. Looking for something fun do to? How about a hands-on gardening workshop, yoga for toddlers, making creative critters out of rocks, or a storytelling event for the whole family?Lurie Garden Family Workshop: Plant Power. Families with kids over age 6 can spend an afternoon in... Read more »

The Wee Weekender (March 12th-14th)

A young artist hard at work at the Lillstreet Art Center. Looking for something fun for the whole family to do this weekend? I’ve got an idea or two for you. Family Farmed Expo. This is an event that has a little bit for everyone in the family. The Family Farmed Expo takes places from... Read more »

The Wee Weekender for January 15-18

Are you ready for the three-day weekend? Lots to do here in Chicago over the next few days. To review, you have your pick of tons of Martin Luther King Day activities plus the chance to see The Laurie Berkner Band perform to help a good cause. But there are a few more excellent family-friendly... Read more »

Four family-friendly activities for Thanksgiving weekend

We are about to enjoy a loooong holiday weekend. If you are sticking close to home for Thanksgiving, I bet you are looking for some activities that the big and little turkeys in your family will enjoy. Of course on Thursday, you’ll be stuffing yourself silly with turkey and mashed potatoes. But that leaves Friday,... Read more »

The Wee Weekender for October 16-18

Lycee Francais de Chicago Fall Market Can you believe the weekend is here already? Hooray for short weeks! Here are my picks for the very best, most fun things for your family to do this weekend. Lycee Francais de Chicago’s Fall French Market.  Have you ever been to a true French Market before? If not,... Read more »

The Wee Weekender for October 10-12

Looking for something to do for the long holiday weekend? I am thinking scarecrows, fall leaves, and cozy forts.St. Charles Scarecrow Festival. Scarecrows aren’t for everyone, but if your kids think they are cool (and not terrifying), head out to St. Charles for their 24th annual scarecrow festival. Event highlights include live entertainment, a petting... Read more »

The Wee Weekender for October 2-4

Happy weekend Chicago! It’s been a long week for this busy and tired mama. Whew. I am looking forward to a lazy Saturday morning eating pancakes in our pj’s — followed by some time spent together outdoors. If you are looking to fill your weekend with fun family activities, I’ve got a few ideas for... Read more »

The Wee Weekender for September 18-20

Photo by Caitlin Murray Giles Looks like it is going to be a beautiful fall weekend — spend it outside if you can. If you are looking for something to do, check out one of these events.9th Annual County Fair at Garfield Park Conservatory. This is a chance to experience a county fair atmosphere right... Read more »

The Wee Weekender for September 12-13

So now that everyone has found their back-to-school groove, I bet that you are looking for a few things to do to chill out on what promises to be a beautiful fall weekend. If I were you, I would think about one of these options: The Renegade Craft Fair. Some might argue that the annual... Read more »

The Wee Weekender: Labor Day Edition

Photo from Wikipedia Commons. One of my least favorite weekends of the year is upon us. In three short days, summer is basically over. Sob. But we all might as well make the most of it while it lasts. On that note, I have a few suggestions for weekend activities for you. If the weather... Read more »