Summer fever has definitely struck! Not to fear: We have remedies. Check out our picks for the best family events and activities around town. Enjoy that sunshine (and a bit of phase 3 freedom), everyone!

photo: Maria Chambers

Virtual Events

Take a Music Class with Bubbles Academy
Get movin’ & groovin’ with Bubbles Academy via a Virtual Family Music & Movement class! Fri. Event details. & Sat. Event details.

Go Virtual with Mr. Dave Music
Mr. Dave is going virtual. Join him for a 30-minute experience streamed from his home studio. You’ll use shakers, scarves and introduce your kids to various sounds. Fri. Event details

Be Wowed by Bubbles
Meet bubble artist Tom Noddy, watch him create amazing geometric bubble sculptures and learn the science behind bubbles. All while enjoying the music of Grammy Award nominee Justin Roberts! Fri. Event details.

Slip Into Your Ballet Shoes 
Ballet, the Bubbles way! They’ll introduce ballet basics through a thematic storytelling approach, and get your bodies and imagination moving! Fri. Event details

Have a Family Jam-a-Long
Grab any instruments you have at home (Homemade maracas count! Just add dry rice or beans to a container) and join in for an afternoon virtual jam session! Fri. Event details

Shake Your Wiggles Out
The Wiggles are bringing their live show back to fans around the world with The Wiggles – Live from Hot Potato Studios, giving every fan what they’ve always wanted—A FRONT ROW SEAT. Sat. Event details.

Take a Jog for Lincoln Park Zoo
Run for the Zoo is an annual highlight on the Chicago running calendar—and they’re going virtual this year. The 42nd annual run benefits LPZ and helps to keep it free and open 365 days a year. Sun Event details.

Family Activities

Join Morton Arboretum & Go on a Troll Hunt
Something special emerged from the vast spaces at Morton Arboretum. . . unusual creatures, each made of reclaimed wood and 15- to 20-feet-tall. Guardians of the forest, who are trying to make sense of the human world. Fri.-Sun. Event details

Find the Best Chocolate Chip Cookie in Chicago
We let our taste buds guide us to the best chocolate chip cookies in Chicago and are sharing their whereabouts. Take a quick field trip this weekend to give one of them (or a few, we won’t judge) a try! Details.

Make a Few Wacky Roadside Stops
There are quite a few interesting sites around Chicago you can view without stepping out of your car. Set out on an adventure to find them with the family. Details.

— Maria Chambers


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