Luckily for us, this weekend is going to be sunny and beautiful! There is lots to do in Chicago with the kiddos in tow. Start off the weekend with a fun cupcake decorating class at Give Me Some Sugar! Kiddos can learn how to decorate cupcakes, 6 cupcakes in all. Best of all, it is yours to take home and devour! Or enjoy the lovely weather by checking out the Green City Farmers Market in Lincoln Park, great place to stroll with the kids, buy produce/pastries and take part in Club Sprouts. Or, maybe you need to relax and unwind with the kiddos with a family yoga class at Tula Yoga. Enjoy the weekend!
FRIDAY MAY 20, 2016
Kids Cupcake Decorating Class
What: Looking for a fun after-school activity for the kids? Need some time for yourself? Bring the kids to Give Me Some Sugar for cupcake fun. Kids will learn basic decorating techniques and take their creations home. This event is for 8 - 12 year-olds and each will have six cupcakes to decorate.
Date/Time: Friday May 20, 2016 from 4 PM to 5 PM
Cost: $30 per class/per child
Give Me Some Sugar
Area: Roscoe Village
205 W Belmont Ave.
FREE Juicebox Concert
What: With engaging music and dance in a kid-friendly setting, the FREE admission Juicebox programs are geared toward the stroller set and enjoyable for the whole family. Children will experience a diverse range of artistic and educational presentations, with hosts regularly inviting youngsters to move, dance and interact with performers. Presented by the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events, the Juicebox series runs on alternating Fridays at the Chicago Cultural Center.
First and Third Fridays at the Chicago
Cultural Center till June.
Date/Time: Friday 5/20/2016 at 11 AM to 11:45 AM
Chicago Cultural Center
78 E. Washington St.
Chicago, IL 60602
Little Miss Ann Kids Concert
What: Little Miss Ann is a veteran instructor at the Old Town School of Folk Music and one of Chicago’s Favorite kids musicians. She has made 4 upbeat, yet down-to-earth folk rock kids cd’s including her latest “Follow Me” which had a track featured on WXRT Local Anaesthetic. Little Miss Ann has played everywhere from Lollapalooza to Brooklyn to DC.
Date/Time: Friday May 20, 2016 from 4 PM to 5 PM.
Cost: $5 for children over 1, $10 for adults
3800 N. Clark St.
Chicago, IL 60613
Mom & Tot Bowling
What: Monday – Fridays, Pinstripes has reserved a special Mom and Tot bowling hours from 10 am to 12 pm. Mom and Tot bowling available at Pinstripes Northbrook, South Barrington, Chicago and Oak Brook. Limit 4 children per adults. Age 12 and under.
Date/Time: Friday May 20, 2016 from 10 AM to 12 PM
Cost: $3 per Child/Game, with a $4 shoe rental. Parents bowl free!
435 E. Illinois Street
Chicago, IL 60611
SATURDAY MAY 21, 2016
Green City Farmers Market
What: Green City Market is a quintessential Lincoln Park farmers market! Green City Market provides a marketplace for purchasing sustainably grown food and connecting farmers and local producers directly to chefs and the greater Chicago community. In addition to produce, you will find bakery goods, jams, breads, cheese, pies and more!
This Lincoln Park outdoor market is loads of family fun! Grab a bike or walk to the market with the kiddos in tow. Find some fresh food to devour and kiddos can participate in Club Sprouts. At every market, kids can taste an in-season market item. Each taste test earns a stamp on their Club Sprouts membership card. Once the card is filled with 8 tastes, the child takes home a certificate of accomplishment and a special prize. The Club Sprouts table also offers fun, seasonal activities and lessons, from scavenger hunts, to hands-on recipes, so children can learn the benefits of eating fresh, healthy ingredients and supporting local farms.
Date/Time: The market is outdoors May through October in Lincoln Park on Wednesdays and Saturdays from 7 AM to 1 PM. Club Sprouts for kiddos are available at the Club Sprouts tent every Wednesday and Saturday from 8 AM to 12 PM.
Cost: Free to attend. Price varies by vendor to purchase produce, pastry and other items.
Green City Farmers Market
Neighborhood: Lincoln Park
1800 N. Clark St.
Bark in the Park 5K Walk
What: Saturday, May 21 marks The Anti-Cruelty Society’s 22nd annual 5k walk, Bark in the Park. We are thrilled to announce this year’s brand new location at the home of the Chicago Bears, Soldier Field! Enjoy sweeping skyline views as you stroll along Chicago’s famous lakefront path surrounded by fellow animal lovers and their canine companions. After the walk, enjoy a morning of fun and long-lasting memories with your pooch on the Stadium Green.
For the kiddos in tow, they will be able to test their own agility skills in a kid friendly obstacle course.
Date/Time: Saturday May 21, 2016
Cost: Register online to participate. Adult: $35. Children 3-13: $15. Children 3 and under are free. Dogs are always free. T-shirt included in registration.
Bark in the Park 5K Walk
1410 Museum Campus Dr.
Chicago, IL 60605
Family Festival at the Art Institute of Chicago
What: Don't lose your head at this Family Festival all about portraits! Get inspired by the museum's famous faces as you create your own self-portraits. Express your silly side with Storytown Improv children's theater and search for portraits in two special exhibitions, A Portrait of Antinous, in Two Parts and Van Dyck, Rembrandt, and the Portrait Print. This Festival has something fun for everyone, including The Little Studio for our youngest visitors (ages 5 and under).
Also included in the Fashion Forward art activity room, Comic Creator activity and more.
Date/Time: Saturday May 21, 2016 from 10:30 AM to 3 PM. Check website for schedule of activities.
Cost: FREE to enter the Family Festival. Please use the Modern Wing entrance at 159 East Monroe Street for access to the Ryan Learning Center, where admission is always free!
Art Institute of Chicago
Ryan Learning Center
159 E. Monroe Street
Tea with the Turtles
What: Celebrate World Turtle Day at the Nature Museum! Get up close and personal with all our resident turtles as well as several special guest species, and learn about how the Museum is working with the endangered Blanding’s Turtle in the Chicago region. Ask our experts anything about these enigmatic animals. Join in games, crafts, and art projects to show your love for turtles. This event is family friendly. Activities are appropriate for kids ages 2 and up.
A light lunch is included in the ticket price. Tea will be provided by our friends at David's Tea.
Date/Time: Saturday May 21, 2016 from 11 AM to 1 PM
Cost: $20 for adult members, $25 for adult non-members. Children 2 – 18 is $10. Children under 2 are free. Additional $5 per ticket purchased at the door.
Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum
2430 N. Cannon Dr.
Chicago IL 60614
SUNDAY MAY 22, 2016
FREE Lurie Garden Tour
What: We are in the garden during the warmer months and available to answer all your questions. Stop by our information tent to get your questions answered or take a short guided tour to learn about the Lurie Garden’s design and history, our perennial plants and the wildlife that fills the garden.
Tours last approximately 20 minutes and depart every 15-20 minutes. No registration is required.
Date/Time: 10 AM to 1:15 PM on Sundays.
201 E. Randolph St.
Chicago, IL 60601
What: Each weekend we cook up projects that get kids and families wondering about the plants and the natural world. Come visit over the weekend to get a dose of the tropics and keep your kids connected to nature throughout Chicago’s colder months. Each month, we will wonder about the natural world in a different way, with activities changing weekly. Please Note: activities are subject to change.
For more information and weekly activities, please visit our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/GarfieldParkConservatory/
Date/Time: Sunday May 22, 2016 from 12 PM to 4 PM. Drop by anytime.
Garfield Park Conservatory
300 North Central Park Ave.
Chicago, IL 60624
Family and Kids Yoga
What: Open to all ages! It is recommended that children are at least walking to be able to fully participate in this class, pre-walking siblings are always welcome to join their older siblings. Introduce yoga to your kids at a young age! Our family class incorporates breathing, dancing, partner poses, games, story time and relaxation so that the whole family can enjoy the benefits of yoga.
Date/Time: Sunday May 22, 2016 at 3:30 PM
Cost: Come to one of our family-oriented classes and pay just $12/family (up to 4 family members) for a single class. $5/additional child. Kids under 1 year are always free.
Tula Yoga Studio
2827 W. Belden Ave.
Chicago, IL 60647
Concert for Kids at Beat Kitchen
What: Join Beat Kitchen, an eclectic bar and grill with a fun concert space in the back. Come early and have some brunch with the family and then head to the concert space for a super fun and exciting kids concert! Kids Concert is full of music, song and dance so make sure you have your dancing shoes on. Listed below is schedule of performers.
Date/Time: Sunday May 22, 2016 at 12 PM. Doors open at 11 AM
Cost: $6 to $7 per ticket. Buy online to reserve a spot. Or you can buy at the door.
630 456 6945
2100 W. Belmont Ave
Chicago, IL 60618
Photo Credit: Give Me Some Sugar