It’s Cinco de Mayo weekend! Celebrate! Start with a family cooking session at The Kids’ Table or watch the animals tear into edible piñatas at Lincoln Park Zoo.  Read on to find more fun than you can shake your piñata bashing stick at — get to it!

photo: Lincoln Park Zoo Piñata Party


Garfield Park

Stop to Smell the Blooms at the Spring Flower Show
Garfield Park Conservatory’s Spring Flower Show marks one of their most colorful times of year, which says a lot for a building bursting with tropical plants and flowers year-round. In honor of the Cubs bringing home the W, this year’s show celebrates baseball in Chicago. Fri.-Sun. Event details.

Lincoln Park

Cinco de Mayo Piñata Party
If you think tearing into a piñata is fun, wait until you see a tiger do it. Lincoln Park Zoo invites you to make an edible piñata for your favorite zoo animal and then watch them tear it up. Sat. & Sun. Event details.

Museum Campus

Cavalia Odysseo
Discover the magic! Cavalia presents Odysseo, an amazing adventure that marries equestrian and stage arts with high-tech theatrical effects. Odysseo takes you and your family on a spellbinding journey to the world’s most beautiful landscapes. Fri.-Sun. Event details.


Listo Para el Museo: Toddler Program
Join the National Museum of Mexican Art for Listo Para el Museo: Toddler Program where parents with toddlers will explore the galleries and art studio for age-appropriate fun with art. Sat. Event details.

Roscoe Village

Kidical Mass Bike Ride – Super Hero Spin
Join Kidical Mass for a slow, easy-going, fun, group ride focused on kids and families that will tour the Roscoe Village neighborhood. Wear your cape for the Super Hero Spin! You’ll ride around the neighborhood looking for people to save (or wave to). Sun. Event details.

South Loop

Cinderella: The Remix
Cinderella, an amazing DJ, is stuck in her stepmother’s basement and forced to give up her beats to her stepbrother, Chocolate Ice. When the famous J Prince announces auditions for his Hip-Hop Hollywood “Jam,” Cinderella goes in disguise trying to score the biggest gig in the land. Fri.-Sun. Event details.

Various Locations

Juicebox Presents: Future Hits
The City of Chicago welcomes the Future Hits as part of their Juicebox series, which provides engaging music in a kid-friendly setting geared toward the stroller set. Fri. Event details. & Sat. Event details.

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo at The Kids’ Table
Get the kids in on the Cinco de Mayo fun with a family cooking session. You’ll make Veggie Tacos, Guacamole with Homemade Tortilla Chips, kid-friendly Margaritas and Dark Chocolate Pepita Clusters. Fri. & Sat. Event details.

West Town

Adventure Stage Chicago’s Turn the Page
How do we know when we are truly healed? A magical book transports our young artists and their mentors on a journey through time — to World War II and the Civil Rights movement — exploring grief and our struggles to communicate and ask for help. Fri. & Sat. Event details.



Community Art Fair
Everyone is welcome to enjoy bouncy houses, games, a DJ, face painting, arts and crafts, food and more! Share Our Spare, will have a truck onsite for those wishing to donate. Sat. Event details.


12th Annual Touch-a-Truck Event
Join Kohl Children’s Museum at their 12th annual Touch-a-Truck event where you can take a close-up look at big trucks! There will be food, kiddie train rides, music, raffles and other fun activities for the whole family to enjoy.  Sun. Event details.

Oak Park

Beginner’s Art Studio Workshop
Art has never been so much fun! Children and adults explore their creative sides in this fully engaging, open-ended art experience. Materials change daily, trained facilitators assist with the artistic process and children create masterpieces. Fri-Sun. Event details

For more ideas on how to spend your weekend, check out our Family Events Calendar or our Cinco story Olé! Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with the Niños.

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

— Maria Chambers