You spring break-ed like a boss.  Now tackle this weekend with gusto. We don’t like to name drop, but you can hang with Kevin Hart, Little Miss Ann, Red Yarn, Knuffle Bunny, take in a Chicago Fire game and so much more. Jump in anywhere and live it up because summer will be here before you know it.

photo: Rally Healthfest



Chicago Fire Home Game
Root for your hometown soccer team by taking in a Chicago Fire home game. But, first, pregame at FireFest with an inflatable soccer field, soccer pool (billiards in soccer format), a speedshot competition and street soccer games. Sat. Event details.


Storytown Improv
From superheroes to undersea adventures, princesses to dinosaurs, Storytown takes you on an interactive, fully improvised adventure. The actors use audience suggestions and ideas to create a different story every week. Kids design the setting and help shape the story. Sat. Event details.

Lincoln Park

Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Musical
Join in on the hunt for Knuffle Bunny in this comedic musical adaptation of the popular book by Mo Willems! After losing a beloved toy rabbit at the laundromat, a desperate dad, a merry mom and toddler Trixie learn the power in communicating, even when there are no words. Fri.-Sun. Event details.

Little Miss Ann and Red Yard Double-Header
Chicago’s Little Miss Ann is hosting Portland folk musician Red Yarn for an all-ages hootenanny. Little Miss Ann has released five albums including her recent Parents’ Choice award winning album Keep On. Red Yarn blends puppetry and engaging folk music to engage the whole family in singing, playing and dancing along. Sun. Event details.

Mag Mile

Sunday Funday at 360 CHICAGO Observation Deck
Sure, sleeping ’til noon on a Sunday is swell, but what’s even better is 360 CHICAGO’s Sunday Funday. Infuse a little excitement into your life by taking the family to the observation deck on the 94th floor for a little magic, a little music and a whole lot of amazing Chicago views. Sun. Event details.

Navy Pier

Last Chance . . . Prismatica
Brave the chill to experience a temporary immersive art installation comprised of 25 pivoting prisms more than 6-feet-tall that reflect every color in the visible spectrum, varying with the position of the light source and the observer. Fri.-Sun. Event details.

New East Side

Kevin Hart to Host Rally Healthfest in Maggie Daley Park
Join Rally Health℠, Kevin Hart and Maria Menounos at Rally HealthFest, an outdoor festival in Maggie Daley Park celebrating healthy living and featuring lots of fun activities for the entire family. Sat. Event details.


Free Family day at Museum of Contemporary Art
Every second Saturday MCA hosts Family Day, a free monthly program where Chicago artists transform the museum and you can take part in workshops, open studio sessions, gallery tours and performances. This month you’ll discover natural and imaginary landscapes, meet Eda Yorulmazoglu’s creatures, mind-travel to Southeast Asia and more. Sat. Event details.

West Town

Story Time with Drag Queens
Try something new and participate in a monthly story time and crafts with drag queens. Proceeds go to support promoting education in schools for LGBTQIA+ youth. Sun. Event details.



Earth Day Celebration at Kent Fuller Air Station Prairie
Join the Glenview community in family activities, nature walks, environmental exhibits and learn the history of the Air Station Prairie’s 32-acre tall grass prairie that once stretched for millions of square miles. Sat. Event details.


Build-A-Tree Eco-Workshop
Morton Arboretum invites families to participate in a self-guided, hands-on discovery activity using natural and recycled materials to create a nature keepsake. A bottle cap tree, a newspaper bird, a popsicle flower . . . where will your creativity lead you? Fri.-Sun. Event details.

West Chicago

Now Open: Old School Fun at Cascade Drive-In
Blow your kids’ minds. Park the car, sit in front of one of the nation’s largest outdoor movie screens and offer them a dose of yesteryear with a blockbuster double feature under the stars. Fri.-Sun. Event details.


No School is Cool at The Kids’ Table
Trade in the pencils for cooking utensils at these special classes chock full of hands-on cooking instruction, delicious food & fun with friends. The Lakeview location’s camp is the perfect nix of cooking, eating and play, while the Wicker Park camp also dabbles in science. Fri. Event details.

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— Maria Chambers

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