Our Top Picks for August 5 – 11

Follow the music! There are so many great (and free) opportunities to get your groove on with your kids this week throughout Chicago! We’ve also got you covered if you’re feeling more low-key vibes.

Morning Glories at Garfield Park

Weekly on Mondays, 10:00am – 12:00pm
Fun, interactive activities for children 5 & under. Free, donation-based weekly drop-in session.

Story Time at the Nature Museum

Weekly on Tuesdays, 11:00 – 11:30am
Free for members or free with general admission.

Regal Summer Movies

August 6 & 7, 10:00am
Showing family-friendly movies for $1.

Tiny Tunes Studio Music Class

Wednesday, August 7, 10:15 – 11:00am
FREE music class! In order to get a free class, you MUST bring in a baby item for donation to Share Our Spare. Suggested donation items: Diapers, wipes and diaper creams.

Little Tails Story Club at One Tail at a Time

Wednesday, August 7, 10:30 – 11:30am
Story time with with a rescue pup and participate in a special activity afterwards! RSVP via the link above.

Family Nature Days at Humboldt Park

Wednesday, August 7, 5:00 – 7:00pm
All ages, free! Exploring, bird-watching, hiking, scavenger hunts! See link above for more details.

Summer on the Plaza, Loyola CTA Plaza

August 14 & 16, 5:00 – 7:00pm
Free, entertainment.

Everyday Wonders in the Park at Revere Park

Thursday, August 8, 6:00 – 7:00pm
Games, stories and sing-alongs. Free event. For more information and to RSVP, follow the link above.

Music & Movement, Michael’s Music at Little Threads

Weekly on Thursdays, 10:30 – 11:00am
Get moving and grooving with your little one!

Chicago Hot Dog Fest

Friday – Sunday, August 9 – 11
Stockton & LaSalle

Music, history, family activities and Vienna Beef hot dogs prepared in various regional and ethnic styles by the city’s top hot dog vendors! $5 suggested donation and $20 suggested family donation. See link for event times.

Summer Made in Chicago Market

Saturday, August 10, 10:00am – 5:00pm
Local 130 Plumbers Union Hall

A day of shopping, celebration and fun. Sample delicious food and drinks while you shop handmade Chicago items. Free Admission.

Rock & Roll Playhouse at Gallagher Way

Sunday, August 11, 10:30am – 12:30pm
Free event, performing Reggae hits! All ages welcome.

Zumbini in the Park at Unity Park

Sunday, August 11, 10:00 – 10:45am
Free music and movement class for children 4 & under.

Shakespeare in the Parks – The Comedy of Errors

August 6, 8 – 11, Various locations
Free for all, Chicago Shakespeare in the Parks tour.

Don’t forget to take a look at our calendar for the full list of events going on this week!