Kidzapalooza

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Kidz 10 and Under Get In Free

11am-7pm EACH day

Located in its own enclosed area of Grant Park, Kidzapalooza offers parents and kids the opportunity to catch family-friendly music on its own stage while taking part in activities like skateboarding demos, hip hop workshops, a music video tent and much more.

With a dedicated Family Services area and the Tag-A-Kid program available to register your child, Kidzapalooza ensures that you and your family have a great time at Lolla!


2017 ACTIVITIES

Character Skaterboards

Character Skaterboards

The half pipeline is coming back after its debut last year. Check out the skaters doing their own tricks in demos that are scheduled every day!

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Collaboraction’s Strolling Summer Circus

Collaboraction’s Strolling Summer Circus

Stilters, Magicians, Jugglers and Bubblers, OH MY!!!!! The Strolling Summer Circus is in town!

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Craft Station with Shedd Aquarium

Craft Station with Shedd Aquarium

Come create a craft with Shedd Aquarium! Kids are invited to create art from plastic materials found on our local beaches, and learn more about what they can do to keep single-use plastics, such as bottles, bags, straws, and packaging, out of our waterways. Scientist estimate that by year 2050 there will be more plastic than fish in our oceans so educating people on how they can make a difference can go a long way!

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Dome of Dance

Dome of Dance

Collaboraction returns to Kidzapalooza with the legnedary DOME of DANCE, a dance battle tournament MC’d by Anthony Moseley, for all ages, sizes and shapes.

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Drum Zone

Drum Zone

Come out and get your drum Jam on at the rhythm revolution drum zone. Kidz of all ages get in the zone with a drum, shaker, or sound maker. John Yost of Rhythm Revolution will have you moving and grooving in minutes.

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Family Services

Family Services

A small, private room where nursing and expectant mothers can go to change a baby’s diapers, breast feed or have privacy to use a breast pump. The Family Services space is shared with the Tag-A-Kid space in the Kidzapalooza area at the festival. It closes at 7PM Thursday – Sunday. A Diaper Changing Station will be provided with Babyganics products to try (including sunscreen).

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Freestyle Master Class with Peter Distefano

Freestyle Master Class with Peter Distefano

Sit down & listen to a rock n’ roll musician who has played guitar for over 40 years and was cofounder of Porno for Pyros. He’ll talk on the importance of free style and answer questions you might have when it comes to pursuing your own dreams.

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Kidza Merch

Kidza Merch

Grab a cute t-shirt, water bottle, a CD, earmuffs, or ear plugs to protect your little one’s ears. There’s definitely something to find for everyone at in your family at this tent. Enjoy grabbing your kids merch while you can still hear the sounds of the Kidz groups rockin’ out on the Kidzapalooza stage.

Kidza Theatre

Kidza Theatre

Collaboraction’s Peace, Magic & Love in the Kidza Theatre Tent! An air-conditioned theatre tent with 3 intimate and interactive shows in repertory about Peace, Magic and Love in Chicago.

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Lifeway Foods Art Mural Wall

Lifeway Foods Art Mural Wall

Shimmy, shake and grab some paint at Kidzapalooza, Lollapalooza’s family-friendly festival within a festival, presented by Chicago’s own Lifeway Kefir! Children will enjoy hours of activities and live music while cooling down with delicious Lifeway ProBugs Kefir and Frozen Probugs. Don’t miss fun, kid-friendly giveaways, or the opportunity to contribute to Lifeway’s giant art mural! It’s a festival experience unlike any other.

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Lounge Areas

Feel free to grab a seat and relax as a family or watch your kiddos create, play and explore what Kidzapalooza has to offer while you take a break.

Lounge with Land of Nod

Lounge with Land of Nod

Come take a load off your feet in The Land of Nod’s lounge. Kids can take a break from the noise and catch some shade in one of Nod’s playhouses. They can also help color in a Charley Harper Tote Bag and get an animal headband to wear around the festival. And be sure to stop by Kidza and catch a rest in our teepee village.

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Music Video with Berklee College of Music

Music Video with Berklee College of Music

Sign up to play custom/cool instruments and star in & take home your OWN music video.

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Ping Pong Tables

Grab your sibling or a friend and play some competitive games between stage acts.

Print a Tote

Print a Tote

Psychobaby is taking their Custom Shop on the road to Kidzapalooza! We will be printing on location – stop by our booth and our rockin’ crew will help you choose and create a custom drawstring bag with YOUR name!

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Punk Hairdooz

Punk Hairdooz

A chance for kidz to get a rockin’ new hairdo and maybe even sport a pink mohawk while enjoying the festival. Chicagoland’s Premier Children’s Hair Salon, Snippet’s will definitely get these young ones set with a killer new look.

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Q Brothers Hip Hop Workshop

Q Brothers Hip Hop Workshop

The Q Brothers invite youngsters into a land of music and rhyme, where improvised creations offer the chance to be an emcee, a deejay, or even a beatboxer. Through the art of true freestyle and an inviting sense of spirited fun, this transformative experience will have you eager to return to cut another track you can add to the library of songs created and recorded on the spot with the Q’s, featuring YOU!

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Rock Star Photo Booth

Rock Star Photo Booth

Jump on in a photo booth and walk away with a special momento. Grab some props, a hat, & act like a rock star and pose with your bestie or family! There’s nothing like a cool momento from Kidzapalooza!

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Salesforce's Instrument Petting Zoo with Little Kids Rock

Salesforce's Instrument Petting Zoo with Little Kids Rock

Salesforce is thrilled to partner with Little Kids Rock to get some of their 30,000 Chicago public school students rockin’ on the Kidzapalooza stage and to teach kids how to play some music! Come visit the Little Kids Rock Instrument Petting Zoo to receive pointers from instructors and kids while you jam on a variety of instruments. Mom and Dad don’t worry, we’ve got headphones to help buffer that noise.

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Shawnimals

Shawnimals

Fact: it’s super fun to draw faces on shapes! It’s even more fun to learn how to create your very own drawn and painted characters! Come watch and learn as Shawnimals creator Shawn Smith live paints his awesome shaped friends just for YOU.

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Snow Cones

Snow Cones

Come grab a snow cone and cool off while you enjoy doing your favorite activities or catching some music from the Kidza stage. Stop by and try one of our cool- sized kid snow cones!

Tag-A-Kid

At this booth, adults can register their children with the festival and receive a wristband. In the instance that a child gets lost, we have a way to unite them with their parent. Many times, the booth also serves as a meeting place for many kids and adults when and if they get separated from each other.

Tattooz

Tattooz

Get a temporary hip airbursh tatoo to go along with your cool punk hair and show off your rock n’roll side at Kidzapalooza! Be a rock star at the festival & show off your fresh tats.