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Happy weekend, Chicago! I hope the Taste didn't keep you too full, because there are a handful of events this weekend ready to fill your belly. There are plenty of things to do in Chicago this weekend, whether you're looking for a craft brew festival, a BBQ feast, a nationally acclaimed music festival, family friendly entertainment, or a special birthday celebration for our very own Navy Pier. Don't forget to check out our July festivals list so you don't miss anything. And if you're a big planner, we also have our August schedule ready!

The flowers are blooming, the animals are outside soaking up the sunshine; spring is in the air at Chicago's Lincoln Park Zoo. This (free!), 35-acre zoo, located along the lakefront in Chicago's North Side Lincoln Park neighborhood, has been delighting visitors since it was founded all the way back in 1868—it's one of the oldest zoos in the US! Here are five ways to connect with nature and enjoy the gorgeous springtime weather at Chicago's beautiful Lincoln Park Zoo:

 

Annie | Broadway in Chicago
 

Fall ushers in a brand new, not-to-be-missed season of live theater in Chicago. From thought-provoking, to educational to just plain fun, there's a show that will appeal to every kid under the sun. Here are five kid-friendly shows you'll want to catch this fall in Chicago.

 

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There are so many masterpieces to see at the Art Institute of Chicago that it can be daunting to come up with a plan for a family visit. JourneyMaker is a brand-new digital tool that makes it easy. A few clicks of the mouse is all it takes to create a customized tour for you and your family. You'll be ready to explore the museum with a game plan that will bring the art to your kids' level — for a day of fun, and learning, you can all look forward to.

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Nothing beats summer in Chicago, but there is so much to look forward to this fall. From a kid-focused international film fest to black-footed penguins, here are five family-friendly things you'll want to check out as the days and the city cools off. Mark your calendars for these not-to-be-missed events around Chicago.

Chicago Summer 2016: Family Bucket List!

Wednesday, July 6, 2016 12:00 AM by Amy Bizzarri

North Avenue Beach Chicago

Summer in Chicago. The sun! The beaches! The festivals! When looking for family friendly activities, the possibilities in Chicago are endless. The summer days are drifting way, how many of our top 10 things to do and see in the city can you finish before school starts?

Family Friendly Fall Kids

Chicago bids adieu to summer in style: trees get dressed in their autumnal best, pumpkin patches pop up and urban harvest festivals offer all those seaonsal flavors you've missed. There are hundreds of opportunities for fall family fun. Here are seven things we're looking forward to this autumn in Chicago.

Springtime Family Shows at City Winery

Tuesday, February 24, 2015 12:00 AM by Amy Bizzarri

City Winery

Fine wines and kids usually don't go hand in hand, but the City Winery Chicago (1200 W. Randolph St.), a 30,000-sq.-ft., fully-functioning winery, concert hall and Mediterranean eatery is inviting families to celebrate spring with a variety of kid-friendly programming. 

Three to See: Family-Friendly Concert Venues

Wednesday, October 10, 2012 12:00 AM by Katie Karpowicz

Old Town Folk Music 

We’ve all been there: barred at the door to a 21 and up club. Chicago has gobs of live music to enjoy and there’s no reason you and your family’s ears should miss out during your visit to the city. It’s true, many of Chicago's venues have an age requirement, but some of our best clubs and concert halls are open to all ages. Here are a few to take note of:

 

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