Millennium Park Family Fun Festival

Your headquarters for summer fun – bring the kids & jump from storytime to playtime all under one tent!

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Come out and play! Back by popular demand, the Target Family Fun Festival is Millennium Park's action-packed summertime programming devoted entirely to kids. Fun for all ages and completely FREE, it's a great way to spend the day after making faces in "the Bean" and splashing around Crown Fountain.

Daily, from June 23 to August 24, performances and interactive workshops will be hosted within the Family Fun Tent on Chase Promenade North from 10am-3pm in Millennium Park.


In addition to open-play areas, a series of scheduled events pack the calendar each day so drop in for one, or for all!

  • 10:00am Wiggleworms®— Sing and dance along with Wiggleworms® instructors from the Old Town School of Folk Music
  • 11:00am Reading Circle — Chill out with story time as new and classic books come to life 
  • 1:00pm Family Performances — Get shakin' as everyone jumps around to more live music and dance instructions


Target Family Fun Festival brings in a new partner each week to host special themed activities and hands-on crafts. Together with Chicago museums and cultural institutions, the Activity Zone let's everyone's imaginations run wild.

  • June 23-29: Lurie Garden
  • June 30-July 6: Get Out & Grow
  • July 7-13: Barrel of Monkeys
  • July 14-20: Chicago Parent Magazine
  • July 21-27: Museum of Science and Industry
  • July 28-August 3: Chicago History Museum
  • August 4-10: Easel Art Studio
  • August 11-17: CircEsteem, Chicago's Youth Circus
  • August 18-24: Lookingglass Theatre


On Wednesdays at 11am, grab a seat for a special reading of a featured author. And as a bonus, the first 50 families will receive a free book!

  • June 25: Eric Carle's Artist Who Painted A Blue Horse
    Celebrating Eric Carle's 85th birthday
  • July 2: Peter Brown's The Curious Garden
    Promoting nature- and science-based exploration with Get Out & Grow
  • July 9: Dr. Seuss' A Cat in the Hat
    Fostering imagination and creative storytelling with Barrel of Monkeys
  • July 16: Bill Martin Jr.'s Chicka Chicka Boom Boom!
  • July 23: Brian Floca's Locomotive
    Supporting American technology with Museum of Science and Industry
  • July 30: Michael Mullin and John Skews' Larry Gets Lost in Chicago
    Celebrating Chicago history with Chicago History Museum
  • August 6: Drew Daywait's The Day the Crayons Quit
    Encouraging artistic creativity with Easel Art Studio
  • August 13: Don Freeman's Corduroy
    Honoring the late Don Freeman on his birthday
  • August 20: Tony Mitton's Amazing Airplanes
    Celebrating National Aviation Day


Please note: Schedule is subject to change. For safety issues, if temperatures exceed 97 degrees inside the Family Fun Festival tent, the event will close. To get the latest updates on Family Fun Festival and other summer events, visit millenniumpark.org

Millennium Park
201 E. Randolph St.
Chicago, IL 60601
(312) 744-6050
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