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Our 2019 Summer Bucket Lists are HERE! Soak in the Sun All Summer Long

The whole Kidlist team gets really excited about our annual summer bucket list. We start talking about it when there’s still snow on the ground (and that’s not even counting April snowstorms this year). The summer bucket list represents everything we’re about: giving local families ideas and tips for making amazing memories with their kids. This year, we decided to…



2019 4th of July Fireworks and Parades in the Western Suburbs

Nothing feels more like summer than 4th of July fireworks and parades. Each town celebrates in their own family-friendly way, whether walking the streets in a patriotic parade or enjoying a colorful fireworks show at dusk. Grab a blanket, some lawn chairs, and your best patriotic gear to check out one of these awesome Independence Day celebrations with your family!…


2019 4th of July Fireworks and Parades in the Southwest Suburbs

Keep the kids up late because they won’t want to miss how the southwest suburbs celebrate the 4th of July! Fireworks and parades can be found in nearly every town. There is no shortage of patriotism on the 4th of July, so make sure to raise those flags proudly and join in on the fun! Use our guide below to…


Recommended Family Photographers

It’s so special to be able to capture memorable moments with you and your kids. I don’t know about you, but our pictures are often missing either me or my husband! That’s definitely one of the many reasons to hire a family photographer. Not to mention they are incredibly talented with a camera, lighting, and editing, which makes a big difference. All of the photographers…


Grizzly Jack’s Grand Bear Resort

We were invited to stay overnight at Grizzly Jack’s Grand Bear Resort in Utica, IL to check out their newly renovated indoor waterpark and the other amenities at the hotel. All opinions are my own. We were drawn to Grand Bear Resort for two reasons: my kids had never been to an indoor waterpark and it’s across the street from…



$1 Summer Movies for Kids in the Chicagoland Area

Calling all movie buffs: $1 summer movies for kids are back in action! When the summer heat becomes all too much, cool off at your local participating movie theater for some really (really!) cheap children’s flicks. These movies discounts generally don’t come alone; bring some extra cash for heavily discount popcorn, candy, and soda combos. It’s hard to think of…


Gathering on the Green Summer Festival in Western Springs

The Western Springs Business Association (WSBA) has exciting news this year… Gathering on the Green is moving to a Saturday and will have longer hours! That means more kids activities, more entertainment, and more fun! Gathering on the Green, the signature event on the Tower Green surrounding the iconic Western Springs Water Tower, will be on Saturday, June 8, 2019…


Classic Car Shows for Summer 2019

Classic car shows are the perfect reason to be outside on a beautiful summer night. You don’t have to be a car enthusiast to appreciate the detail and design of vintage or specialty cars. Mingle with the owners, and talk to your child about your (or your parents’!) first car. Bring the whole family to check out all the classic…



Memorial Day Weekend Events

It’s a special edition of the weekend events, featuring family-friendly fun happening every day this Friday through Monday! The Memorial Day Weekend Events, brought to you by Kidlist. Deal Alert! Goldstar is offering premium ticket (usually $49 or more) for $20 on Wednesday, May 22 and Thursday, May 23, 2019! Click here to get a good deal. (My kids walking…