Firstly, I want to give a huge THANK YOU to Feedspot for highlighting this blog in their “30 Best Chicago Kids Blogs and Websites”. I am so happy to be able to share event ideas and stories with my experiences as a mom of 3 in Chicago. With that being said, here are some ideas for you to enjoy this weekend!

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Museum of Ice Cream

Experience the delight of carefree playtime and endless treats in a lively wonderland filled with captivating exhibits! Reconnect with your inner child on a vibrant adventure featuring unique ice cream creations, dessert-themed mini-golf, and a plunge into the renowned sprinkle pool. Crafted as a secure haven for fostering human connections and enriching learning through play, the Museum of Ice Cream stands as Chicago’s most enchanting destination for unforgettable frosty enjoyment!

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Chicago Gourmet

Sept. 21st – 24th

First up? Heading south of the border. Tacos & Tequila, curated by Chef Rick Bayless and sponsored by US Foods and The Spice House, sizzles into action on Thursday, September 21, atop the Harris Theater at Millennium Park. To your right, an array of delectable tacos crafted by talented local chefs awaits. To your left, top-notch agave spirits, signature cocktails, and live music serenade you beneath the starlit sky. What are you waiting for? Savor every flavor at this event.

Next – Prepare for a fiery experience. Hosted by Chef Stephanie Izard, the beloved Hamburger Hop, presented by DoorDash, SYSCO, and Blue Moon, commandeers the rooftop of the Harris Theater on Friday, September 22. Expect renowned chefs, sizzling burgers, ice-cold beer, fine wine and spirits, lively DJ tunes, and breathtaking skyline vistas. Cap off the evening with a nightcap at Late Night Gourmet, and day two becomes an absolute must-do.

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Daley Plaza City Market

Sept. 21st

The Chicago City Markets offer a variety of fresh, seasonal produce, flowers, delicious prepared foods, one-of-a-kind Chicago-made items, and rare discoveries. Explore this complimentary market at Daley Plaza, open every Thursday from 7 am to 2 pm, running from May 11 to October 26.

Enjoy Chicago!