Chicago Summer 2011: Free Family Activities and Performances at Millennium Park's Family Fun Festival.


The Family Fun Festival 2011, featuring daily interactive activities and performances, kicks off June 13 at Millennium Park.  Every day, from June 13 through August 21 between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m., family performances and hands-on activities will take place in the Family Fun Tent, located on the Park’s Chase Promenade North.

Activities in the Family Fun tent every day include Wiggleworms® at 10 a.m., when instructors from the Old Town School of Folk Music lead young children in a fun-filled sing-along that has kids singing and dancing to popular children’s favorites from the Wiggleworms program. A reading circle follows at 11 a.m., and concerts by some of the most notable names in local and regional entertainment will take place at 1 p.m.

Throughout the day, the Family Fun tent’s Activity Zone will include hands-on craft projects and garden, science and environmental activities led by some of the region’s popular museums and cultural institutions.  All events are free.

June 13-19:  Wild in the City with activities led by Lurie Garden and Chicago Wilderness.

June 20-26:  Cultural Exchange: China Week with activities led by Chinese-American Museum of Chicago.

June 27-July 3:  Carrot Tots: Kids Grow and Cook Their Veggies with activities led by Chicago Office of Tourism and Culture and World Kitchen

July 4-10:  Global Adventures with activities led by Chicago Children’s Museum.

July 11-17:  Artful Alphabet Activities with activities led by Art Institute of Chicago.

July 18-24:  Past, Present and Future: Your Chicago with activities led by Chicago History Museum.

July 25-31:  Architecture Week: Building Chicago with activities led by Chicago Architecture Foundation.

 Aug 1-7:  Cultural Exchange: Explore Swedish Traditions with activities led by Swedish American Museum.

 Aug 8-14:  Sounds of the City with activities led by Chicago Park District.

 Aug 15-21:  Science and Exploration with activities led by Museum of Science and Industry.
Millennium Park.

Millennium Park is located in the heart of downtown Chicago. It is bordered by Michigan Ave. to the west, Columbus Dr. to the east, Randolph St. to the north and Monroe St. to the south. Convenient parking is located in the Millennium Park Garage (entrance on Columbus at Monroe or Randolph) and at the Grant Park North and East Monroe Garages, all located within a short walking distance of Millennium Park.
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