Field Market Days, Ballet Story Time, Sunflower Farms & More!

This has been a wild week because Zelda and I have been going nonstop. We watched the eclipse at the planetarium, took a mini road trip to Wisconsin and have been playing dress up constantly! This weekend we have family in town so we won’t be slowing down anytime soon. What do you have planned for the weekend?

What do do in Chicago and Verona, Field Market Days, Ballet Stories and more!

Photo Credit: Rodale Wellness, ADN Kronos, Lincoln Park Zoo, The Land of Nod, The Garfield Conservatory and Art Institute Chicago.

Field Market Days: If you love farmers markets but need a change from your regular hang out this is your chance! Head to the South Terrace of the Field Museum this Saturday from 2-6pm for a seasonal farmers market with live music, lakefront views and more. 

Live Mantis Feeding at Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum: The Nature Museum does all kinds of live feedings and on Wednesday, August 30th you can catch the Praying Mantis one.  It begins at 1pm and is free with the cost of museum admission, check out the price breakdown here

Parent & Toddler Yoga at the Zoo: Thursday, August 31st is the last day to hit the mat with your babe at Lincoln Park Zoo! The class kicks off at 10am and is $20 per child (that gets you into the class too, mama!). Keep in mind this is for babes who are between ages 2 and 4 years old. 

Ballet Story Time at The Land of Nod: Tutu School Chicago is teaming up with The Land of Nod for interactive story time at LON’s Lincoln Park location. Babes who are 2 or older can show off their moves while listening to a classic tale! RSVPing is necessary and you can do it right here.

Goat Visit at Garfield Park Conservatory: Every once in awhile the Garfield Park Conservatory brings in goats to help with the grounds upkeep, and Saturday, August 26th is one of those days! You can head there between 10am and 4pm, weather permitting. Be sure to explore the conservatory too, it’s amazing!

Summer Studio at the Art Institute: On Thursday, August 31st the Art Institute is hosting an Open Studio where you can check out the work of a local artist and afterwards get creative! You get access to the studio when you pay for regular admission

Verona, Wisconsin

Verona, Wisconsin is an easy three hour drive from the city and makes for an amazing day trip. We made the journey to see the sunflower fields at the Pope Conservancy and it was so worth the drive!

What to do in Verona, Wisconsin.


Photo Credit: City of Verona, Pope Farm Conservancy and Picnic Point.

Pope Conservancy Sunflowers: When I saw this sunflower field I knew Zelda and I had to go. Less than a week later, we made the journey and had a wonderful time! The sunflowers are past their peak so I would suggest going sooner rather than later. 

Picnic Point: Heading to this idyllic spot in nature is an amazing way to take a break from the craziness city living can bring. 

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