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Moon Mania: Free Space-Themed Activities, Crafts, Games, Snacks

We are excited to announce Moon Mania, a FREE event with fun, space-themed activities, snacks, crafts, and games for the whole family. Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Apollo 11 moon landing at Waubonsee Community College in Sugar Grove! Please note that RSVP is required, so click here to reserve your spot so you don’t miss Moon Mania, an out-of-this-world experience! Moon…


2019 Chicago-Area Museum Free Days

One of the best things about living in the Chicago suburbs is the number of first-class museums that are just a short drive or train ride away. Exploring a new museum (or visiting an old favorite) is a wonderful way to spend the day as a family any time of year, but it’s even better when you can enjoy it…


Free Ice Cream Bars at Mars 2019

Swinging by the Mars Chocolate North America ice cream factory in Burr Ridge has become a summer tradition in the suburbs! We have really enjoying going and trying their delicious treats. How awesome that they offer free ice cream to the community! The cherry on top can be heading over to Harvester Park after getting ice cream to play at…


Find Family Thrills at Chicagoland’s Outdoor Amusement Parks

Summer is (FINALLY!) upon us, and outdoor amusement parks are a great way to get the family together to create some magical memories! Whether a seasoned thrill-seeker or enjoying rides for the first time, your child will love a day spent on roller coasters, bumper cars, and more. Here is a list of all the Chicagoland outdoor amusement parks. Please…


The Best Water Parks and Beaches in Chicagoland!

For those extra toasty summer days, we have an awesome list of the best outdoor water parks and beaches in Chicagoland! You don’t have to go far to feel like you are on vacation at one of these fun, family-friendly spots. Be sure to check the website before going for all the details on hours, pricing and more. Outdoor Water…


Rotary GroveFest in Downers Grove Brings Carnival, Live Music, Craft Beer Tasting, and More

Rotary GroveFest is celebrating 10 years in downtown Downers Grove! This popular summer festival starts next Thursday, June 20 and goes through Sunday, June 23, 2019. The largest event in the great community of Downers Grove, Rotary GroveFest transforms the downtown area into a wonderful festival filled with carnival rides for all ages, midway games, an impressive live music line-up,…


Tips and Discounts for Raging Waves Waterpark in Yorkville

We have been going to Raging Waves almost every year for the past five years and always include it on our bucket list. They have added a few slides and areas for little kids since our last visit, so we were excited to check it out again. Raging Waves invited us to spend the day there, but all opinions are…



Gymnastics Open Gym Summer Schedule for the West Suburbs

Gymnastics open gym time is a great way for kids to have fun, test their gymnastics skills, and challenge themselves physically (with the comfort of foam mats and pads). These local gymnastics facilities all offer a summertime open gym schedule. On some of the websites, you’ll find a waiver to print and sign so you’re ready to play right when…


Enjoy These Dog-Friendly Restaurant Patios (and Secret Menus!)

Summertime patios are here! But have you ever been curious if you could bring your dog along? There are many dog-friendly restaurant patio options across the western suburbs, so plan a doggy date today. Remember the rules of dog etiquette also apply to restaurant patios: keep dogs leashed and make sure they are well exercised and calm prior to your…


DuPage County Fair: New Additions and Fan Favorites

The DuPage County Fair is celebrating 65 years of being a place where our community gathers to explore, compete, learn, eat, be entertained, and have lots of fun! There will continue to be fan favorites this year as well as a lot of new additions. Mark your calendars for Wednesday, July 24 through Sunday, July 28, 2019! Kids are FREE…