Weekend Fun for Chicago Kids: Neighborhood Fests, Bears Family Day, Kidzapalooza

Free First Sundays at the Chicago Children's Museum. Photo courtesy of the Chicago Children's Museum
Things to Do With Kids in Chicago, August 3-4

No matter where you live in Chicagoland, there's probably a family-friendly street fair in your neighborhood (or nearby) this weekend. Uptown, there's EdgeFest with a pet parade Sunday and kids' activities all weekend, plus Jeff Fest music and art fair in Jefferson Park, and downtown there's Kidzapalooza, the kid-friendly answer to Grant Park's Lollapalooza.

In the western suburbs you'll find the LaGrange Endless Summer Fest with quarry tours, carnival, and car show, and the big block party that is Taste of Roselle. To the southwest, there's Naperville's Festa Italiana with music, a circus, and tons of Italian food, and Taste of Orland Park, where Kid's Day events on Saturday feature a family water balloon toss, a petting zoo, and an obstacle course. Meanwhile, in the northern suburbs the annual Northbrook Days festival means games and rides, with a special needs day on Saturday.

Chicago kids can gear up for football season and meet da Bears at Saturday's Chicago Bears Family Fest at Soldier Field. Also on Saturday, Oak Park Code Ninjas host a Family STEM Event where kids can combat the "summer slide" with free robot racing and video game building.

And this weekend Morton Arboretum holds the Destination Asia Festival at the Morton Arboretum with a water lantern display, Bollywood dance, and sumo wrestling, plus a wide array of Asian food trucks serving everything from sushi to mochi—and don't forget that this August is your last month to hunt for the famous trolls on the lovely grounds.

Looking for more summer fun? Our Chicago family events calendar is chock-full of ideas for fun things to do with kids.