The event promotes literacy, culture and education in a fun environment for the whole family.
The festival will feature dozens of authors, educational workshops, book signing, poetry readings, chess tournament, children's events, live entertainment, food sampling and hundreds of exhibitor booths.
Entertainment will come from Radio Disney, as well as a puppet show, clowns, jugglers, dancers, singers, a mariachi band and a magic show. More than a dozen authors, and several TV and movie celebrities will read to the children.
Saturday, April 2: 12 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Sunday, April 3: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
2101 South Laramie Avenue
(Note: Disney is the parent company of ABC7 Chicago.)