Category: Street festivals

10 Must-Do Chicago Cultural Summer Events and Festivals for Families

10 Must-Do Chicago Cultural Summer Events and Festivals for Families
Summer in Chicago is full of opportunities to immerse your children in international culture through a variety of events and festivals around our many wonderful, ethnic neighborhoods. You can “travel” the world without leaving your hometown! Marcie Wolbeck, The local Development Director for Cultural Care Au Pair knows a thing or two when it comes to the benefits of cultural exchange. "Exposing your kids to various world cultures opens their eyes to the world beyond Chicago. Even if a jet-setting, international adventure is not on your summer calendar, these festivals are a great way to inspire children to think like global citizens," says Wolbeck. Check out these ten upcoming summer events that will be sure to teach your children something new and provide fun for all. Andersonville Midsommerfest June 6-8, 2014 5200-5500 N. Clark Join the 50,000 people that come out each year to celebrate with international food, entertainment and artisan crafts. Free admission, but $10 donation requested...

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 »
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The Wee Weekender for August 14-16

Photo used with permission of REP3.com Still looking for something to do with the kiddos this weekend? I’ve got a few ideas for you.The Chicago Air and Water Show. I don’t mean to be a grump, but I would skip this one because of the crowd issues — unless you take my advice and go... Read more »

The Wee Weekender for July 31st-August 2nd

Photograph used via Creative Commons license. Looking for some fun family events for the upcoming weekend? I did all the hard work for you — here are your two best bets. Open Streets.  This is a rare chance for your little city rats to roam the streets without fear of being hit by a speeding... Read more »

The Wee Weekender for July 24th-26th

Photo used with permission of Alah Klehr (www.aklehr.com). Summer continues to fly by. How could it be almost August? How? And the seemingly endless parade of awesome things to do with kids in Chicago rolls on. If you are looking for something fun to do with the whole family, here are a few options.Venetian Night.... Read more »
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