Summer 2020 Outdoor Movies in the West Suburbs

Nothing beats a beautiful summer night in Chicago. Pack your blanket and enjoy an outdoor movie in the western suburbs. You’ll laugh, cry, or even sing along to these family-friendly movies being shown under the stars. New this summer, most events are requiring advanced registration in order to monitor crowd sizes and social distancing. Click the links to find out…


What’s Going On with Water Parks and Beaches This Summer?

The Chicagoland has already seen some hot, hot days this summer! Some waterparks and beaches made the difficult decision to close for the entire 2020 season, while others are hoping to open there doors as soon as it’s deemed safe for their staff and guests. Be sure to check the website before going for all the details on hours, pricing,…


Exciting New Playgrounds in the Western Suburbs

We’ve heard from almost all of the park districts now that playgrounds are open! Please note that they are not being sanitized regularly, so they are “use at your own risk”. (We have included overall guidelines below.) Our wonderful local park districts have been busy planning and executing playground replacements! Check out the new playgrounds that were just completed as…


Blueberry Picking Near Chicago: U-Pick Blueberries + Tips for Your Trip

Fruit picking is this summer’s hottest family activity! You are outside, socially distanced, and picking some of nature’s sweetest bounties! Blueberry picking generally starts in mid-July and runs approximately 3-4 weeks. Blueberries freeze nicely, so you can enjoy their deliciousness (and antioxidants) year-round. But where to find blueberry picking near here? We’ve rounded up all the blueberry U-Pick farms within…


Cosley Zoo Set to Open on July 6 with Pre-reserved, Timed Tickets

Cosley Zoo will reopen on July 6 and 7 for members and July 8 for the general public! Pre-reserved, timed tickets will be required for all admissions and will only be available online beginning July 1 for members and July 3 for the general public at cosleyzoo.org.  Cosley Zoo’s reopening plan includes modifications that will ensure a safe and enjoyable experience. …