There’s no shortage of things to do this weekend in the city, and we couldn’t be happier! Whether you want to be out and about or burn off some energy indoors, there’s plenty to do. Now go out and get this long weekend started already!
This is a Little Activities post by Glitter and Bubbles that shows parents what to do with their kids in Chicago and Evanston.

Photo Credit: Tangsphoto, Oakland County Moms, Millennium Garages, DePaul, Dabble, Redtri, World Life, CRH Photos and Yo Chicago.

Memorial Day Parade: Who doesn’t love a parade?! On Saturday, May 28th check out the city’s free Memorial Day Parade which gets going at 12pm at the corner of State and Lake. If you think your little will be into it, officials will be laying a wreath at Dearborn and Washington in Daley Plaza, a great way to show respect to those who have served our country.

Family Swim: Hit up Goldfish Swim School in Roscoe Village on Saturday the 28th for a free family swim session. Hold tight though, you do have to plan ahead a bit. Head to their website for full instructions on how to make a reservation for the 6:30pm – 8:00pm Saturday session. You’ll find the swim school at 2630 W. Bradley Place.

Peter Pan and Wendy: The Disney fan in your house will love this! DePaul’s theater is closing out their run of the classic tale on Saturday the 28th at 2pm, so make sure you work this into your weekend! Tickets are $10 each and the theater is located at 60 E. Balbo Drive in the South Loop.

Summer Fireworks: Tis the season! You know it’s summertime when Navy Pier gets their fireworks going. The free fireworks show happens on Saturday the 28th at 10:15pm, so why not get there a little early and check out the brand new Ferris Wheel which just debuted today!

Soldier Salute:  If you haven’t been to 360 Chicago yet, why not this weekend?! It offers an amazing view of the city that will blow you and your kiddo(s) away. And mamas if you need to calm down a bit before you check out that crazy view, try their signature cocktail “The Yellow Ribbon”, proceeds from purchases of that drink help veterans. If you live in the city of Chicago be sure to bring your ID, it will get you half off the ticket price! Open from 9am-11p at 875 N. Michigan. Tickets are $13 for kids 3-11 and $20 for 12 and up.

Rainbow Staircase: The Chicago Children’s Museum is another awesome Navy Pier attraction, and offers so much for the babes. On the weekend they are open from 10am – 5pm, and during that time you can decorate their staircase by adding a ribbon to help create a huge rainbow!
Just north of the city is Evanston, and if you’ve never visited you must! This quaint town has so much to offer for everyone in the family.

Princess Party: Evanston residents no longer have to travel into the city to experience Little Beans Cafe! On Saturday, May 28th from 5-7pm they are putting on a show featuring your little’s beloved Princesses prepping for a Ball, and if they want they can even dress up as their go-to Princess! Oh and did we mention there’s pizza?! Tickets are $35 for one child, $55 for two, or $70 for three.

Farmers’ Market: Farmer’s Markets are an essential part of the summer season, and Evanston’s does not disappoint. This free market boasts over 50 vendors and features the Spud Club for the babes, which helps teach them about eating right. You can find the market at University Place and Oak Avenue, on Saturday, May 28th from 7:30am – 1pm.