You spring break-ed like a boss. Or, if you haven’t already, you’re getting ready to — we’ll still give you credit. Now tackle this weekend with gusto. There is a lot of fun to be had, from stage productions to opportunities to dig around for colorful eggs. Jump in anywhere and live it up because summer will be here before you know it.

photo: Brooklyn Boulders



Jack and the Beanstalk: A Panto Adventure
Oh no! Princess Rose has been kidnapped by the Giant, Blunderbore. Oh my! Jack’s magical beans grew a gigantic beanstalk to the Giant’s castle in the sky. Can Jack climb the beanstalk and rescue the Princess? Or will she have to rescue him instead? 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

New Temporary Exhibit! Wild Horizons at LPZ
Experience Lincoln Park Zoo’s vision through an interactive digital experience about conserving wildlife in an urbanizing world. Visitors will witness a large-scale animation, explore a craft area for kids and take and share pics using the social camera. Fri.-Sun. Event details.

New Experience! Interact with the Penguins at LPZ
Lincoln Park Zoo welcomed the penguins back in October, and now you can schedule a face-to-face encounter! Get a personal introduction to some of the African penguins and find out what their daily lives are like both at the zoo and on the southern African coast. Fri.-Sun. Event details.

Navy Pier

Once Upon a Castle
This temporary exhibit invites young dreamers to create their own kingdom in a one-of-a-kind castle themed play space. Watch on as they explore a castle complete with secret tunnels, a rope bridge, tower, dungeon, throne room, wizard’s room, kitchen, feasting table, market and more. Fri.-Sun. Event details.

Noble Square

Six Stories Tall
Drums and DJs. Monsters and mysteries. Victory. Join a legion of young heroes battling villains, saving the underdog, and once again making dreams come true. Influenced by comic books, video games, hip hop and Latino folklore, this collection of vignettes celebrates youth as everyday heroes. Sat. Event details.


Northcenter Eggstravaganza
Go on an egg-hunting mission around your beloved Northcenter businesses, and see who can collect the most eggs. After all the eggs are gone, everyone can party in the Town Square with scrumptious nibbles and a chance to meet the Easter Bunny. Sat. Event details.

West Loop

Ride the Bunny Train at Chicago French Market
Choo-choo, all aboard The Bunny Train! Hop on this special Easter train and take a trip around the Chicago French Market. Stick around for your chance to find eggs hidden the market’s stands. Sat. Event details.

2017 BKB Easter Egg Hunt Egg-stravaganza
This isn’t your average Easter Egg hunt. Join Brooklyn Boulders Chicago for the 2017 BKB Easter Egg Hunt Egg-stravaganza where kids search high, low, up, down and around the walls for eggs. Sat. Event details.



Earth Day Celebration
Celebrate Earth Day at this free community-wide event filled with family activities, nature walks, environmental exhibits and more. Sat. Event details.


Party with Your Peeps at MB Financial Park
In celebration of spring, MB Financial Park is hosting Party with Your Peeps with an interactive DJ and live music. Families are invited to enjoy a variety of FREE activities, including bags, visits with the Bunny, face painting, balloon twisting and more. Sat. Event details.

West Chicago

Now Open for the Season! Kick it Old School at Cascade
Park the car in front of one of the nation’s largest outdoor movie screens and get a dose of yesteryear. One by one, drive-in theaters have disappeared in favor of their theater-style competitors. Cascade is still around, offering blockbuster double features under the stars. Fri.-Sun. Event details.

For more ideas on how to spend your weekend, check out our Family Events Calendar.

Chat with us about how you’re going to spend your weekend in the Comments below!

— Maria Chambers