Kid’s Carnival

The Kids’ Carnival at the Taste of Lincoln Avenue is a block-long fest within the street festival that provides fun for families with children toddler age to elementary age.  From noon to six on Saturday and Sunday, kids can enjoy a range of activities that include inflatable slides or jumpy houses, face painting, games (and prizes!) and much more.  There is also a stage full of live kid-friendly entertainment where a variety of acts – from singers, to magicians, to puppeteers – perform all afternoon long.

Entry to the Kids Carnival is free, and tickets can be purchased to play games, arts and crafts and activities.

The Kids’ Carnival at the Taste of Lincoln Avenue is the largest free admission Lincoln Park event for kids in the neighborhood.  Bring the kids and prepare for a fun afternoon!  The Kids’ area is on the 800 block of West Altgeld, between Halsted and Lincoln Avenue.  It is best to enter where the cul-de-sac on Altgeld meets the sidewalk on Halsted. Admission to the Kids’ area is free from Halsted street only, if you decide to go through the other entrances, a donation will be requested.

By supporting the Kids’ Carnival you can feel great about helping out lots of people in the Wrightwood Community, as funds raised at the event benefit our neighborhoods schools, after-school programs and outreach and educational efforts throughout the neighborhood.

Read more about our fundraising here

Volunteering at the Kids Carnival

Volunteers are also needed to help run the games and arts and crafts tables, collect tickets, hand out balloons, etc.  High School age kids can also earn some community service credit for the hours worked at the Kids’ Carnival, check back in June for more information about volunteering.

Where is the festival located?

The Taste of Lincoln Avenue goes up Lincoln Avenue between Fullerton and Wrightwood, with main entrances at the intersection of Lincoln Avenue, Fullerton Avenue, and Halsted Street as well as the intersection at Lincoln Avenue, Wrightwood Avenue, and Sheffield Avenue. View the Google maps below for reference. The festival is conveniently located just off the Fullerton CTA Red, Brown and Purple lines as well as near the #8 Halsted and #74 Fullerton buses.

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