Plan a visit to the Grant Park Music Festival. Photo courtesy of the festival
Plan a visit to the Grant Park Music Festival. Photo courtesy of the festival

Weekend Fun for Chicago Kids: Dragon Boats, Food and Music Fests, Vintage Baseball

It's a good thing the days are longer right now, since we're not sure how else to fit in all the fun happenings for families around Chicago. This weekend, the Grant Park Music Festival continues downtown, and kid-centric festivals include the Webster Kids Corridor Block Party hosted by local playspace favorites Little Beans and Bubbles Academy, as well as the Kid Market in Bridgeport, a showcase for young entrepreneurs, crafters, and makers.

On Saturday, don't miss the colorful Dragon Boat races in Chinatown, accompanied by a day of cool cultural activities and workshops. St. Pat's church in the West Loop is also hosting the World's Largest Block Party with inflatables and giveaways for kids. And on Sunday, round up the baseball fans in your house for an afternoon of old-timey fun at the Vintage Baseball Game in Elmhurst, which offers a peek at how the game was originally played back in the nineteenth century, with old-school rules, cheers, and jeers.

For even more summer fun, see our expanding event calendar and our ever-updating list of summer fairs and festivals for Chicago families.


Jay Pritzker Pavilion
201 E Randolph St.
Chicago, IL 60601

Harris Theater at Millennium Park
205 E. Randolph Drive
Chicago, IL 60601

South Loop
2400 S. State St
Chicago, IL 60616

Annunciation Greek Orthodox Cathedral
1017 N LaSalle Dr
Chicago, IL 60610

Tom Ping Memorial Park
300 W. 19th Street
Chicago, IL 60616

Lincoln Park Zoo
2001 North Clark Street
Chicago, IL 60614

Little Beans Cafe
1809 W. Webster Avenue
Chicago, IL 60614

Antique Taco Bridgeport
1000 W 35th St
Chicago, IL 60609

Chicago Public Library - West Loop
122 N. Aberdeen Street
Chicago, IL 60607

Old St. Pat's Campus
W. Monroe St. & S. Desplaines St.
Chicago, IL 60661

Navy Pier
600 E. Grand Ave.
Chicago, IL 60611

Emily Oaks Nature Center
4650 Brummel St.
Skokie, IL 60076

Elmhurst College Mall
190 Prospect Avenue
Elmhurst , IL 60126

Washington Park
5533 Russell Drive
Chicago, IL 60637

Palmer Park
201 E. 111th St.
Chicago, IL 60628