Your Weekend Roundup: August 16 – 18, 2019

Looking for fun things to explore in Chicago this weekend? Between the air show, summer festivals, and a kids coding night, your family won’t be bored!

Friday: August 16th

Photo Courtesy of Grant Park Music Festival

U.S. Pizza Museum

1:00PM – 8:00PM @ U.S. Pizza Museum
Take your kids to the U.S. Pizza Museum and inspire some hungry curiosity. They will learn new ways of thinking about the rich world history of pizza!

School of Rock Concert

6:00PM – 8:00PM @ Hollywood Park
Take the family out to see some of Chicago’s most talented youth musicians! School of Rock is performance-based music school in Lakeview for kids aged 8-18 and they put on an awesome show!

Grant Park Music Festival

6:30PM – 8:30PM @ Jay Pritzker Pavilion
This is the last weekend to get outside, pack a blanket, some snacks, and enjoy the Grant Park Music Festival with your family! Fridays show will feature Grant Park Orchestra and Chorus!

Saturday: August 17th

Photo Courtesy of Codeverse

Summer Festival at Kilbourn

10:00AM – 2:00PM @ Kilbourn Park
Enjoy the end of Summer at a free festival at Kilbourn Park! The day’s lineup includes a DJ, a bounce house, face painting, arts & crafts, food and beverage and much more!

Art and Big Fork Festival

4:00PM – 9:00PM @ Evanston Lakefront
If you want to spend the day out of the city, head over to Evanston for their 6th Annual Art & Big Fork Festival. The event will feature over 100 artists who work in s painting, sculpture, photography, jewelry making and more!

Kids’ Night Out

6:00PM – 8:30PM @ Codeverse – Lincoln Park
This awesome night is to help your kids geek out and learn the basics of coding! Throughout the night, kids will rotate through different programs and challenges and to make it even more fun, there will be a DJ.

Movie in the Park

6:30PM – 8:30PM @ Multiple Locations
All summer long, the Chicago Park District has been putting on weekend movies in multiple parks around the city. This Friday you can catch movies at Portage Park, Ada Park, Hermosa Park, Independence Park, and Tilton Park!

Sunday: August 18th

Photo Courtesy of Air and Water Show

Bit Bash at MSI

9:30AM – 12:00PM @ Museum of Science & Industry
Bit Bash is an annual Chicago festival that celebrates interactive art from global independent artists. All of the over 80 art pieces are actually games you can play with your family! In addition to the exhibits, there will be drinks, live events, tournaments you can join.

Air and Water Show

10:00AM – 3:00PM @ North Avenue Beach
The much anticipated and loved Chicago Air and Water Show will be taking place this weekend where pilots of famous planes perform impressive stunts in the air! Although you can see the action from all over the city, the best viewing spot is at North Avenue Beach.

Land and Water Show

10:30AM – 2:00PM @ Shedd Aquarium
Head over to the Shedd to see an awesome show with some of the aquarium’s most beloved sea animals like Pacific white-sided dolphins, beluga whales, sea lions, and birds of prey! The show lasts about 20 minutes and then you can spend the rest of the day enjoying the aquarium.

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