On Saturday, January 25, 2020, celebrate Chinese New Year at Navy Pier! Photo courtesy of Navy Pier
On Saturday, January 25, 2020, celebrate Chinese New Year at Navy Pier! Photo courtesy of Navy Pier

Things to Do in Chicago This Weekend: Lunar New Year and Free Family Fests

Celebrate the return of (or at least hope of the return of) warmer temps on Saturday morning at National Eat Ice Cream for Breakfast Day. This weekend kicks off Lunar New Year celebrations around Chicagoland, including a day of no-cost family-friendly crafts and performances at the Art Institute, plus a lantern procession in Millennium Park, and an afternoon of festivities in honor of the Year of the Pig at Bubbles Academy. You can also celebrate the return of (or at least hope of the return of) warmer temps on Saturday morning at National Eat Ice Cream for Breakfast Day

Don't forget that the Chicago Children's Museum is FREE for kids under 15 the first Sunday of each month, and the entire month of February is free for Illinois residents at the Field Museum.

For more fun ideas for this weekend, see our Event Calendar or our roundup of FREE things to do with kids in Chicago this winter.