After a winter like the one Chicagoans have just weathered, who could blame you for having a little spring fever? The first weekend of spring kicks off with tons of activity, with spring festivals and fairs like the tasty Maple Syrup Festival at North Park, the colorful Holi celebration at Navy Pier, and the Good Food Festival for foodies of all ages in Little Italy.
You deserve some sweetness and color in your life (that's why you had kids, right?), and this weekend, flower-lovers are in luck. The Chicago Flower and Garden Show: Flowertales runs through Sunday, and it's also the first weekend of the Macy's Flower Show with this year's super kid-friendly intergalactic theme. If that's not enough spring blooms for you, there's also the ongoing Spring Flower Show "Understory: Layers of Light" at Garfield Park Conservatory, and the final weekend of the Orchid Show at the Chicago Botanic Garden.
The Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo brings tons of family-friendly activities, workshops, and concerts to McCormick Place this weekend, including Quidditch and medieval knight lessons. On Saturday the Chicago Symphony Orchestra presents Once Upon a Symphony: The Boy and the Violin, a narrative concert especially for the preschool set based on a Brazilian folktale. In Naperville, lovers of all things creepy-crawly won't want to miss interacting with the insect world at the Bug Bonanza on Saturday. And also on Saturday, kids and caregivers can take part in a day of FREE art-making workshops and activities at Elephant With Riders, Choosing Amongst Winners.
There's plenty more in our Event Calendar, and watch this space for more spring family fun.