Dust off those binoculars and get ready, Chicago! After a few long years without him, we are elated to announce that Waldo is returning to Wicker Park and Bucktown! 

For those of you familiar, we will post the map and party details soon. Passports can be picked up at participating locations, or, this year, will be available for download and printing at home!

For those of you who aren't familiar, FIND WALDO LOCAL is a shop small initiative brought to you by Candlewick Publishers and that silly striped shirted wonder, Waldo himself! We will have tiny Waldos hidden in small businesses and organizations all over the neighborhood. Kids and adults can spent the whole month of July spotting him!

At each participating location, the Waldo hunter will receive a stamp/sticker/signature when they find where Waldo is hiding. Get to 20 "stamps" and return the passport before the end of July, and you win a prize! It is that easy.

We will also be celebrating at the end of July with treats and crafts and likely a solid game of freeze dance. 

This is a super fun way not only to keep the kids busy in summer, but also to explore new spots the family may have never seen!

Spread the word! This is one of our favorite events each year, and the kids pester us ALL year wondering when he will be back. 

Event date: 
Friday, July 1, 2022 - 10:00am to Sunday, July 31, 2022 - 10:00pm