Kids Eat Chicago during a Taste of Chicago is done for families


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Kids Eat Chicago

The deets

10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday

July 14-15

Grant Park, intersection of Columbus and Congress


What to expect

Fun and games

Five inflatables from a favorite playtime guru, The Playground Games, including a 15-foot rebound house, 17-foot hulk two-lane slide, Connect 3 Basketball, Hippo Chow Down and The Eliminator (a Warped Wall inflatable).

The Playground Games also will have Hula Hoops, run a Potato Sack Race, plea kids (and their parents!) to a Tug of War and races with Butt Bouncers.

Sensory-friendly Sunday

For a initial dual hours on Sunday, 10 a.m.-noon, Kids Eat Chicago goes feeling accessible interjection to Autism Home Support Services. A routinely quieter time, a volume goes down for a party and activities to emanate a safe, judgment-free sourroundings some-more welcoming for families of kids with special needs.

“It’s unequivocally about assisting a families suffer as many amicable outings as they can,” says Shelly Andrews, selling executive for Autism Home Support Services.

Both Saturday and Sunday, Autism Home Support Services is also sponsoring a still tent for relatives and kids who need to rest, relax and recoup.

Kids with feeling issues and their families wish to go out and suffer a same things as their peers but fearing a open meltdown, and Autism Home Support wants to assistance them do that, Andrews says.

Entertainment schedule 


10:30 a.m. Miss Jamie’s Farm

11:30 a.m. Royal Princess Parties

1:30 p.m. The Stu Show

2:30 p.m. Bubbles Academy

3:30 p.m. The Happiness Club

4:30 p.m. Elsa from Storybook Princess Parties

5:30 p.m. Sing and dance with Christina from The Playground Games 


First dual hours of party sponsored by Autism Home Support Services

10 a.m. Joyful Bubbles (Sensory friendly)

10:30 a.m. Magic Mickey from Happy Kids Chicago (Sensory friendly)

11 a.m. Miss Jamie’s Farm (Sensory friendly)

11:30 a.m. Royal Princess Parties (Sensory friendly)

12:30 p.m. Super Stolie

1:30 p.m. The Stu Show

2:30 p.m. The Happiness Club

4:30 p.m. Ariel from Storybook Princess Parties

5:30 p.m. Sing and dance with Christina from The Playground Games

*Entertainment report theme to change

Don’t miss

– Museum row, featuring some of a favorite museums: Shedd Aquarium, Illinois Holocaust Museum, Kohl Children’s Museum, Lizzadro Museum, Morton Arboretum and Chicago History Museum.

– More than a dozen of a favorite advertisers who will horde hands-on activities for families and yield great information.

– A family dining tent to suffer your juicy cooking from a Taste.

– Soccer drills and games with Lil’ Kickers, sponsored by Clif Kid. Plus, a idea diversion and giveaway.

– A poser float for a full 5 days of Taste of Chicago for kids and adults. Paid tickets compulsory and tallness restrictions will apply. 

For your convenience

– A hiker parking area will be provided

– A Baby Changing Station will be accessible with products supposing by Babyganics.

Taste of Chicago

The deets

July 11-15

Wednesday-Friday: 11 a.m.-9 p.m., Saturday-Sunday: 10 a.m.-9 p.m.

Grant Park, during Jackson Boulevard and Columbus Drive

Food and libation tickets are sole in strips of 14 for $10. Smaller “Taste of” portions are accessible for 1-6 tickets.

Admission is free.

Free grass seating during a Petrillo Music Shell concerts; seats during Petrillo start during $18.

What to expect

37 five-day restaurants

22 pop-up restaurants

13 food trucks

More than 300 menu items, including healthy selections, gluten-free and vegetarian options.

Don’t miss

New this year: The Taste Oasis, an disdainful air-conditioned loll in Butler Field, for $50 during “Taste bites,” prepared by Washburne Culinary Academy, will be served Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, 3-6 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday, 2-5 p.m.

Arts and family programming: The Artist Garden facilities live portrayal by internal artists, Chicago SummerDance offers live song and dancing on Buckingham Fountain Plaza, a Mar of a Puppets daily low-pitched way and pop-up performances by internal artists.

Lifeway Foods Taste Kitchen: Cooking demos by internal and inhabitant chefs on Buckingham Fountain Plaza. On Sunday, Jul 15, Emmy-nominated Chef Jeff Mauro — a Jul cover father — will horde a Sandwich Smackdown Day featuring accessible sandwich showdowns with dual chefs battling it out for sandwich supremacy.

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