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August 2020


August 8, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Charles R. Beggs Activity Center, 0N020 County Farm Road
Winfield, IL 60190 United States

Touch-A-Truck day gives kids of all ages the chance to look at, touch, and climb through all kinds of real-life trucks that travel our roads and lands. Your child could find fire trucks, rescue trucks, dump trucks, and more! Cameras are highly recommended. No registration necessary.

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Big Rigs and Kids

August 15, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Cortesi Veterans Memorial Park Depot, 318 E. Kenilworth
Villa Park, 60181

This popular family event will be held at Cortesi Veterans Memorial Park this summer. Come out to see all the different vehicles from the Villa Park Fire and Police Departments including the Mobile Command Center, plus tow trucks, dump trucks, mowers and smaller equipment. This hands-on event allows kids and adults to climb in, on and around the vehicles.

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September 2020

Touch a Truck

September 19, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Lombard Common, 433 E. St. Charles Rd
Lombard, 60148

This event is perfect for families to play outside, meet with local businesses and Touch-a-Truck! Kids will have the opportunity to explore police cars, fire trucks, dump trucks and more. Don't forget to check out our Kid's Corner for fun games and activities too!

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