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The Huge Guide to Summer Fun in the Suburbs

The ultimate summer guide is here! Here are all of our articles on the many summer activities in the western and southwestern suburbs, all in one spot for easy reference. Here, you’ll find anything and everything related to summer fun. Take a look — you just may find something you never knew you needed! Ultimate Guide to Summer Fun in…





Maker Days at DuPage Children’s Museum

Come practice your problem solving skills and explore your creativity through a variety of “maker activities” at DuPage Children’s Museum. Create with unique materials alongside guest makers in The Studio’s Makerspace, write and craft your own book, tinker with Wild Little Machines, build with wheels in the Construction House, draw with 3D Doodle Pens, and more! Making is one of the strongest…


Maker Days at DuPage Children’s Museum

Come practice your problem solving skills and explore your creativity through a variety of “maker activities” at DuPage Children’s Museum. Create with unique materials alongside guest makers in The Studio’s Makerspace, write and craft your own book, tinker with Wild Little Machines, build with wheels in the Construction House, draw with 3D Doodle Pens, and more! Making is one of the strongest…


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…



2019 Free Summer Fun in the Western Suburbs

The only thing better than summer fun is FREE summer fun! Having a blast doesn’t have to break the bank. With classic car shows, outdoor movies, splash pads, nature centers, and more, there’s something for every family. Check out these great free summer activities all around the western suburbs. 2019 Free Summer Fun in the Western Suburbs Here are a…


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….


All of the 2019 Summer Music Series in the Southwest Suburbs

Here in Chicagoland, we like to soak up every bit of summer. One of the best ways to do that is by grabbing your lawn chairs, packing a picnic lunch (or dinner), and heading out to your favorite park with friends and neighbors to enjoy some live music. We’ve got a long list of outdoor concert series in the southwest…