2016 Kidzapalooza



Kidz 10 and Under Get In Free

Lollapalooza is for music fans of all ages! Kidzapalooza, presented by Lifeway Kefir, is a festival within a festival for parents who want to teach their kids what it’s like to experience one of the most special events in the world.

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 plus various activities including creating their own music, arts & crafts and much more.

This year we’ve added new lounge areas, ping pong tables and much more! We’ve also extended our hours to be from 11am to 7pm each day. Check out our 2016 Lineup and Activities below.

Stay tuned for 2017 information!




Building Station

Take a load off, relax & build something from your imagination. Anything is possible in this area.

Dome of Dance Tournament

Collaboraction’s Dome of Dance is a dance-battle zone/tournament inside a geodesic dome in which dancers of all sizes and shapes boogie down head-to-head to the groove of DJ Shon Roka. The Dome of Dance manifests infinite fun while demonstrating non-violent conflict resolution and the importance of respect and comedy. Collaboraction has toured it’s Dome of Dance throughout Chicagoland and it was listed as #1 of the top “10 Magnificent Things You Will Only Find Inside Electric Forest!” by liveforlivemusic.com. See you in the DOME!

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This area is all about rhythm and making beats! Rhythm Revolution led by lead facilitator John Yost, provides multiple interactive drum circles per day at Kidzapalooza. It’s an opportunity for you to become the performer and get your groove on! We supply the drums, shakers, and more cowbell! You supply the rhythm makers of all ages.

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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 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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Hip Hop Workshop

The Q Brothers will teach kids how to scratch, beat box, and rhyme. Lay down a track and walk away knowing you’ll get an email with you very own track that you can share with your friends!

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Kidza Merch Tent

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.

Kidzapalooza Lounge

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 play teepees. They can also help color in a specially illustrated poster from artist Michelle Romo while cooling of with one of our ice-pop fans. And be sure to stop by Kidza and catch a rest in a Geodome playhouse. 

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Lifeway Kefir's 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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Photo Booth

Jump on in a photo booth at Kidzapalooza and walk away with a special momento. Grab some props, a hat, & act like a rock star and pose with your bestie or family. Selfies are totally encouraged!!

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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Silent Headphone Concert

Kidz of all ages, “rock out” in a silent concert with graduates from Berklee College of Music. Knowledge of music or instrument training isn’t necessary. Kidz will pick their instruments; including drums, keyboards, bass and guitar, and play with backing tracks fed through headphones. Berklee students will lead them on their way, to perform and appreciate their musical abilities. Parents can join in, wearing headphones and listening to their Kidz “rock out”! This could be the beginning of an aspiring career in music.

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Skating Demos

Check out the new half pipeline where skaters will be doing demos throughout the whole day! If you want to gain some tips and learn from the pros, then check them out.

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Sno Cones

Come grab a Harris Ice Sno cone and cool off in the Kidzapalooza area with the whole family. Four tasty flavors will be available to choose from.


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.


Get a temporary hip airbursh tattoo 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.

Tye Dye Bandanas

Learn how to make your very own tye dye bandana with Easel Art Studio. Bring your creative edge and then walk away sporting your new look at the festival!

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