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2021 Art Fairs and Festivals Happening in Chicagoland

With the lovely springtime season upon us, beauty is surrounding us everywhere! It’s also the perfect time to check out some unique artwork at one of the many art fairs and festivals popping up all around Chicagoland. Whether it’s just to browse with the kiddos, or if you’ve been searching for that special piece of art to update your home,…


Chicagoland Kids Theater Guide: Spring – Summer 2021

Sharing the arts with your kids is such an unforgettable, wonderful experience! And, thankfully, there are some amazing, family-friendly theater productions happening in the months to come throughout the Chicagoland area! Kidlist has you covered with an excellent listing of shows (both virtual and hopefully in-person, too) that include adult ensembles, all-kids casts, virtual puppet shows, and even audio adventures….


Local Fish Fry Events and Carryout for 2021

Having grown up in a Catholic home, I love a good fish fry on Friday. Keeping traditions alive during the pandemic has been tricky, but this is a great way to support local businesses. Restaurants, churches and VFWs throughout the western suburbs offer tasty fish options for families during Lent. Many have modified their menu or are limiting to carry-out…


10 Best Donut Shops and Where to Get the Best Paczki

There are so many amazing donut shops in the western suburbs, but you all managed to pick a Top 10! Thanks to everyone who voted in our poll to pick the Kidlist readers’ top choices for the best donuts in Chicagoland. While you’re here, check out spots where you can find paczki in time for Fat Tuesday, and be sure…



Unique Igloo and Dome Dining Experiences in Chicago’s West Suburbs

Winter does not stop Chicagoans from dining outdoors anymore! Restaurants have created igloo and pod outdoor dining experiences to embrace the winter weather, without having to eat inside. Igloo dining gives families the opportunities to eat together while being secluded from other diners. Pods and igloos do require reservations, so make sure to call ahead. You may also want ask…


Kids Pottery Classes, Workshops, and Studio Time

There are loads of choices in our area for places that teach kids (from tots to teenagers) the fundamentals of pottery. Whether it’s hand-building, wheel throwing, or simply painting, there’s certainly a place nearby to discover the art of pottery with your kids! Local Pottery Studios in Chicagoland Our local businesses are doing an amazing job pivoting and adjusting to…


Bump, Set, Spike! Volleyball Leagues, Classes, and Camps for Kids

Nothing encourages collaboration, communication and perseverance like team sports, so why not consider volleyball? Even if your child has never played before, there’s plenty of opportunities to give it a try! Check out these classes and clinics — as well as more competitive leagues. Ages range from preschool all the way into high school. Volleyball Clubs and Leagues in the…



Grand Opening of Bach to Rock Music School

Bach to Rock, America’s music school for students of all ages, is opening its newest school in Arlington Heights on Saturday, Feb. 2 from 10 a.m.- 2 p.m. This free event is a great way to learn more about the school. Take a tour of the school, enjoy a free music lesson, learn about individual and group lessons, try out…


New Year’s Eve Family Party at Enchanted Castle

Ring in 2020 at Chicago’s Greatest Family New Year’s Eve Bash on Tuesday, December 31st with 2 seatings to choose from – our 3 PM “Early Bird” seating and the “Grand Gala” seating from 8 pm to Midnight! Guests will enjoy our famous New Year’s Buffet including soft drinks and dessert plus each paid guest receives $10 in Game Play,…


Princesses & Friends Holiday Party with Santa

The princesses are so excited! The holiday season is almost here. They hope you and your family will join us for our Princesses and Friends Holiday Party – Saturday, November 30th from 9 am – 12 pm. Meet several of your favorite princesses: The Snow Queen and Anna, Beauty, Island Princess and Cinderella. Santa will be there too (don’t forget…