|Image from the City's website|
One of our favorite events is coming up on Saturday, May 2nd, the Kids & Kites Festival at Montrose Beach. It runs from 10am to 4pm at Cricket Hill, just northeast of the intersection of Lake Shore Drive and Montrose. There's face painting, balloon animals, The Big Kite Candy Drop, and free kites while supplies last. You can read more about it here on the City's website.
Kids & Kites is nearly always paired with the Anti-Cruelty Society's "Bark in the Park" - featuring dogs of all descriptions. Unfortunately, the ACS has had to cancel the event this year, citing the high infection rate of canine influenza running rampant in Chicago. Instead, they are holding a virtual fundraiser, iBark in the Park, which you can read about here. If you would like to support the work of Anti-Cruelty, please donate if you can.