Weekend Activities – August 12-14

Chicago

6/13-8/21 – Family Fun Festival in Millennium Park – FREE

6/29-8/21 – Cirque du Soleil’s OVO at the United Center -$50.50 & up/child, $68.50 & up/adult; family 4-pack starts at $150

6/29-9/5 – Cirque Shanghai Extreme at Navy Pier – $15/child, $17.50 & up/adult

Thur-Sun, 8/11-8/14 – Taylor Street Festa Italiana – Free, but suggested donation of $7/adult

Fri, 8/12 – WTTW Kids Readers Are Leaders Summer Tour with Miss Lori at Navy Pier – FREE

Sat, 8/13 – Bud Billiken Parade – FREE

Sat, 8/13 – Chic-A-Go-Go studio taping at Chicago Access Network Studios – FREE

North suburbs

Thur-Sun, 8/11-8/14 – Gurnee Days in Gurnee – FREE

Fri, 8/12 – Movies on the Green – Tangled at Wyman Green in Glencoe – FREE

Sat, 8/13 – Kids Fly Free with the EAA Young Eagles at Campbell Airport in Grayslake – Ages 8-17 – FREE

Sat-Sun, 8/13-8/14 – Kite Festival at Chicago Botanic Garden in Glencoe – FREE; $20 parking

West suburbs

Thur-Sun, 8/11-8/14 – Comic Con at the Donald E. Stevens Convention Center in Rosemont -$25/person; up to 2 kids get in free with each paid adult. Sun 8/14 is Kids Day at Comic Con!

Thur-Sun, 8/11-8/14 – Prairie Fest in Wood Dale – FREE 

Thur-Sun, 8/11-8/14 – Mendota Sweet Corn Festival in Mendota – FREE

Fri-Sun, 8/12-8/14 – LEGO Club Weekend at Legoland Discovery Center in Schaumburg – general admission ($15 online; $19/adults, $15/child, 2 & under free)

Sat, 8/13 – Summer Bash at Ice Cream Planet in Brookfield – FREE

Sat, 8/13 – Family Twilight Adventures at the Morton Arboretum in Lisle – $16/member, $23/non-member; children under 2 are free (registration required)

Sat, 8/13 – Pajama Party at the Civic Center Aquatic Park in Oswego – $4/season pass holder;$6/person w/o season pass

Sat, 8/13 – ScribbleMonster concert at Cantigny Park in Wheaton – FREE, $5 parking

Sat-Sun, 8/13-8/14 – Veggie Fest 2011 in Naperville – FREE

Sat-Sun, 8/13-8/14 – Pretty Princess Weekend at Hilton Indian Lakes Resort in Bloomingdale – prices vary based on room; book Friday & Saturday nights for only $79/night.

Sun, 8/14 – French Connection Day at Cantigny Park in Wheaton – FREE, $5 parking

South suburbs

Wed-Sun, 8/10-8/14 – Momence Gladiolus Festival in Momence – $3/adult, $1/child

Fri-Sun, 8/11-8/14 – NASA’s Exploration Experience at the Joliet Area Historical Museum in Joliet – FREE

Sat, 8/13 – Orland Square Mall Summer Celebration in Orland Park – FREE

Sat, 8/13 – Bears v. Bills Preseason Opener at Olivet Nazarene University in Bourbonnais – FREE

Do you know of any great events I should include? Email me at toddlingchicago@yahoo.com

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