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Free Ice Cream Bars at Mars 2018

Swinging by the Mars Chocolate North America ice cream factory in Burr Ridge has become a summer tradition in the suburbs! We have really enjoying going and trying their delicious treats. How awesome that they offer free ice cream to the community! The cherry on top can be heading over to Harvester Park after getting ice cream to play at…


Outdoor Pools with Day Passes in Chicago’s West Suburbs

There are so many outdoor pools with day passes to stop by for a fun swimming outing! Before going, confirm their hours by calling ahead. Many pools vary their hours or close early due to swim team meets. This article is sponsored by the featured pools. Outdoor Pools with Day Passes in Chicago’s Western Suburbs Bensenville Water Park 1100 W….


2018 4th of July Fireworks and Parades in the Western Suburbs

The 4th of July is such a fun part of summer with lots of local, family-friendly events! Here’s a great line up of all the colorful 4th of July fireworks displays and spectacular parades listed alphabetically by town for the western suburbs of Chicago. Grab a blanket, some lawn chairs and your best patriotic gear, and check out one of these…


Classic Car Shows for Summer 2018

Classic car shows are a staple of suburban summers. Whether you love vintage rides, have a kid who adores anything on wheels, or just want an excuse to take a stroll with the family, car shows are a fun destination. Check out all the events going on in our area this summer! Summer 2018 Classic Car Shows in Chicago’s West…


2018 Summer Music Series in the Western Suburbs

Here in the western suburbs, we know that there’s no better way to spend a lazy summer night than by gathering with friends and neighbors in a local park to enjoy some live music. It’s a great way to get the kids outside for some good, wholesome fun while you get to sit back, relax and take in some great…


Bounce House Rentals in the Chicagoland Area

Bounce house rentals pump up the fun at kids’ birthday parties, graduations, or any event that a bunch of kids are expected to attend. Our guide lists some of the popular bounce house rental companies in the greater Chicagoland area. Many of these companies also rent tables, chairs, and other necessary items for party planning. Scroll through to find a…


Swimming Pool Memberships

Get ready to splash into summer with swimming pool memberships! Many of them have early bird rates and the deadlines are approaching, so we thought it would be helpful to give everyone a heads up. In addition to early bird rate dates (if applicable), all of the listings below include opening days for 2018. Summer Pool Memberships in Chicago’s West…


2018 Races and Fun Runs in the Western Suburbs

The spring and summer months bring an incredible round-up of races and fun runs locally that are lots of fun for the whole family! While some kids are ready for a full-blown 5k, others might like to start with a short and sweet fun run: the perfect way to introduce younger kids to longer races. Either way, they’re sure to…


Spring Fest

Welcome the Easter Bunny to our Spring Fest! Remember to bring your camera, visits and photos are free! Join the Bunny Hop! Families can hop to select stores who will hand out Mars Chocolate candy during the event. Each child who visits the Easter Bunny will get a free gift from GoGo Squeez! There will be a face painter, balloonist and…


Hands-on, Dynamic STEM Summer Camps from Engineering for Kids

This article is sponsored by Engineering for Kids/Chicagoland. This summer, instead of sending your children to camp to play, why not give their brains a workout too? At the STEM camps offered by Engineering for Kids/Chicagoland, the sky’s the limit. This summer, nine weeks of specialized camps will focus on science, technology, engineering and math to give children ages 4-14 years…



New Spring Fest Brings The Easter Bunny and Fun Activities to Burr Ridge

At Spring Fest on March 24, you can visit and take pictures with the Easter Bunny, enjoy crafts, face painting, and balloon artistry! There will also be a Bunny Hop, where kids can hop to select Burr Ridge Village Center stores and get candy, sponsored by Mars Wrigley Confectionery (formerly M&M Mars) so you know it’s going to be good! Every…