2018 Kids Square

Kids Square Hours:
Friday, 5-9 PM; Saturday, Noon-8 PM; Sunday, Noon-7 PM
Location:
In Northcenter Town Square. Enter on Belle Plaine, just east of Lincoln Ave.

Kids Square opens on Friday night with live entertainment for the family plus inflatables, games and other activities. Extended hours remain on Saturday and Sunday.

We welcome the Chicago White Sox who will be hosting the Chicago White Sox Family Lounge in Kids Square for a more comfortable dining experience for our families.

Your $10/person or $20/family gate donation at the festival entrance earns each child a PRIZE and an ENTRY TO WIN A BIKE courtesy of Chicago Bicycle Company.

Note: There is a special reserved area in the CVS parking lot near the Lincoln Ave/Belle Plaine entry point where families can park strollers while in Kids Square.

PERFORMING ON THE WINTRUST STAGE IN KIDS SQUARE

Friday, June 8 — 5-9 PM

6:00 Little Kids Rock

6:45 Little Kids Rock

7:45 Little Kids Rock

8:15 Little Kids Rock

SATURDAY, JUNE 9 — NOON-8 PM

12:30 Hogwash Improv Games presented by Bughouse Theater

1:15 A Circus Arts Performance Building Self-Esteem, Promoting Peace, and United the Youth presented by CircEsteem

2:00 Addison Wise presented by Ghostelite Theater

2:45 Bike Safety Presentation and Tips presented by Pedalheads

3:30 Wiggleworms with Natalie Galey presented by Old Town School of Folk Music

4:30 A Live-Action Dungeon and Dragons Game presented by Da Sorce

5:45 All About Dance

6:30 Horse Racing Show & Tell by Arlington International Racecourse

7:00 The “Be Kind, Be Positive and Read” Motivational Show presented by Stu Jacobson

SUNDAY, JUNE 10 — NOON-7 PM

12:15 A Circus Arts Performance Building Self-Esteme, Promoting Peace, and United the Youth presented by CircEsteem

1:00 Lindsay Weinberg

1:45 American Ninja Warriors Finalist Ethan Swanson Demonstrates Ninja Techniques presented by Junior Ninja Warriors

2:45 A Superhero Obstacle Course presented by Da Sorce

3:30 Bike Safety Presentation and Tips presented by Pedalheads

4:15 An Eclectic Mix of Music by Talented Student Pianists, Guitarist, and Vocalists from the LYRIQ Music School

5:00 Merry Music Makers

6:00 Horse Racing Show & Tell by Arlington International Racecourse

6:30 An Energetic, Interactive Magic Show presented by Edd Fairman

KIDS SQUARE IS MADE POSSIBLE THROUGH DONATIONS AND THE GENEROUS SUPPORT OF OUR SPONSORS.

Northcenter Chamber of Commerce     Old Town School of Folk Music PedalHeads !

Contact Information


Location and Hours

  • Lincoln / Irving Park / Damen
  • Friday, June 8, 5-10 PM
  • Saturday, June 9, Noon-10 PM
  • Sunday, June 10, Noon-10 PM
  • $10 ($20 per family) Suggested Donation at the Gate

Your gate donation and proceeds from the event benefit Northcenter philanthropy and community programs. Ribfest Chicago has contributed over $350,000 to more than fifteen Northcenter schools and nonprofits in an effort to improve education, benefit critical nonprofit work, support youth sports, and help people living with special needs, in addition to funding chamber projects and annual programming.

Sponsored by the Northcenter Chamber of Commerce.

About

Ribfest Chicago is celebrating 20 years of Ribs and Rock & Roll! You won’t want to miss this street party.

Voted Chicago’s Best Food Fest, Ribfest Chicago is also nationally recognized for its music. Fest goers can enjoy 25 hours of original music, from honky tonk to indie and rock, performed by premier touring bands from across the US and abroad.

It’s no wonder that Ribfest Chicago remains one of the city’s best summer attractions.