on the Go Chicago's Kid-Sized Happenings for Jul 14 & 15

Written by: Cindy McCarthy

We have on the go Chicago’s top picks for this weekend - July 14th & 15th - events that are just perfect for your family's city adventures!

Travel around the world this weekend without leaving Chicago.  From the Irish American Heritage Festival to Chinatown's Summer Fair, you'll have a blast introducing your little urban explorer to the food, music and culture of our diverse city.

#1 Irish American Heritage Festival

  • Irish American Heritage Center
  • Friday, Saturday & Sunday
  • $8 ($15 at the door), kids under 12 are free
  • All Ages

The festival showcases the finest in local and international Irish music, dance and food.  Plus, a dedicated kids area with carnival games and arts and crafts from 1-6pm on Saturday and Sunday.

#2. Chinatown Summer Fair    

  • Wentworth Ave. & Cermak Rd.
  • Sunday from 10-8pm
  • FREE
  • All ages

Enjoy live performances by the stars of Cirque Shanghai, a lion dance procession and much more!

#3. Taste of Chicago

  • Grant Park
  • July 11th-15th
  • FREE
  • All ages

Taste of Chicago is the nation's premier outdoor food festival showcasing the diversity of Chicago's dining community. Plus, the event features live music and loads of activities for the entire family.

#4. 38th Annual Arts & Crafts Festival

  • DuSable Museum of African American History
  • Saturday & Sunday from 1-8pm
  • FREE
  • All ages

Event includes fine/craft artist, market place, food vendors, public information, entertainment and a dedicated children’s pavilion.

#5. Windy City Ribfest

  • Lawrence & Broadway
  • Friday, Saturday & Sunday
  • $5 suggested donation
  • All ages

Enjoy finger lickin' slabs from some of the best local and national ribbers.  Plus, they'll be a rockin' 3-day music stage lineup, arts & crafts and a daytime play area for kids.

Want to find more kid-sized fun happening in Chicago? Visit onthegoChicago.com, for a complete guide to the best places to eat, shop, play and learn in Chicago with the wee ones!  PLUS, use your NPN Member's Only Parent Perk to save $10 on an annual membership.

Posted on July 11, 2012 at 11:08 AM