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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…



Splash Pads and Spray Parks in the Western Suburbs

The reason this Kidlist Mom loves splash pads is that my little kids are able to be more independent than at a pool. (It’s also a bonus that I don’t have to put on my bathing suit or bring life jackets!) Most splash pads and spray parks are opening Memorial Day weekend, with exceptions noted in the comments under each….


Your Guide to 2019 Summer Music Concerts in the Western Suburbs

As you work on your summer bucket list, don’t forget an outdoor concert as a part of a summer music series in the western suburbs. (After all, we endure winters in Chicago in order to be able to enjoy summertime fun outside!) Whether you’re taking in a children’s performance or a sunset serenade, get your family and friends together to…


Summer 2019 Outdoor Movies in the West Suburbs

Pack some popcorn and your lawn chair to enjoy a beautiful summer evening with outdoor movies in the western suburbs. All of these free events feature family-friendly movies, and some may sell concessions or have pre-show entertainment. Click on the listing to see more information such as the specific location and suggestions on what you should bring. Oh, and don’t…


2019 5k Races and Fun Runs in the Western Suburbs

Spring and summertime in Chicago bring the perfect weather to get outside and enjoy these races and fun runs with your family. Set an active example by signing yourself up, too! Kids can sprint in a 100-yard dash, test their endurance in a 1-miler or push themselves to complete a full 5k. Along with the running, kids will love the…


Pets Love Indie, Too! Local Pet Supply Stores and Shops

While there are a variety of national chain pet stores available to us in our communities, it can be a fun field trip for you and your dog to seek out local independent shops! These stores can range from standalone pet stores, to portions of locations that also offer grooming and other classes, to pet bakeries. Shopping local supports our…


The Hunt is On! 2019 Easter Egg Hunts in the West Suburbs

We aren’t yolking with this egg-streme list! Spring has sprung and Easter is right around the corner. Make your kid’s day eggs-tra special and head out to an Easter egg hunt.  Inside, outside, in the dark, or even underwater, this list of Easter egg hunts in the western suburbs is… egg-stensive. Most event times listed are the time the egg…


Indoor Pools with Family Swim Times in the Western Suburbs

When the weather outside is frightful, an indoor swimming pool is still delightful! If you and your little school of fish are looking to burn off some energy, check out these indoor pools with family swim times in the western suburbs. Don’t let the cold weather stop your poolside dreams. Grab your towel and swimsuit, but leave the sunscreen at…


Spring Children’s Resale Guide 2019

Spring resale season is approaching! It’s a great time to not only clean out your closets to sell or donate, but also shop all the great sales. Here are some of the best sales, along with sales listed by date. Some have admission fees and pre-sales for volunteers, members, or an extra fee, so check their websites for more information….



Fall Resale Guide 2018: Children’s Resales Across Chicagoland

Back to school shopping season is upon us! The cost of all those new clothes, backpacks and school supplies adds up quickly. Children’s resale events are a great way to save. Make room for all your new items by cleaning out your closets to sell or donate items you no longer need, too. (You may even find that by signing…