Run away to the circus at Millennium Park

July 6, 2009 (CHICAGO) Today through July 12 families can head over to the Family Fun Tent, located at Chase Promenade North, to learn how to walk on stilts, create hands-on craft projects, and watch live performances.

"It's a great place to come with your kids and have fun," said Rebecca Fleming, Family Fun Festival team leader. "It's somewhere other than your living room to have fun with the family."

The free weeklong festival also includes garden and science activities. The fun begins each day at 10 a.m. and ends at 3 p.m.

Every day, Old Town School of Folk Music's Wiggleworms lead children in sing-alongs and circle dances at 10 and 10:45 a.m. At 11 a.m., wind down with a story in the reading circle. The energy picks back up at 1 p.m. and again at 1:45 p.m. with a mix of live music, interactive dance and circus performances at the Family Fun Stage.

Circus Carnival Week is part of a summer long program through Millennium Park, called Family Fun Activity Zone. Each week a different, free of charge, family-themed activity is open to the public.

"The primary thing is that it's free," said Millennium Park Program Coordinator Lacey Capps, "but it's also fun and interactive."

Family Fun Festival is presented by Target. Event partners are The Art Institute of Chicago and Museums of Springfield, Illinois.

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