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2019 4th of July Fireworks and Parades in the Western Suburbs

Nothing feels more like summer than 4th of July fireworks and parades. Each town celebrates in their own family-friendly way, whether walking the streets in a patriotic parade or enjoying a colorful fireworks show at dusk. Grab a blanket, some lawn chairs, and your best patriotic gear to check out one of these awesome Independence Day celebrations with your family!…


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…


The Votes Are In: 10 BEST Indoor Playgrounds and Play Spaces

Thank you to all our readers who voted to help create this list of your favorites! Enjoy and explore a new play area with your kids this winter. If you would like even more indoor play places to choose from, check out our guides for Indoor Play Areas in the Western Suburbs and Indoor Play Areas in the Southwest Suburbs, which…


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….


Daddy Daughter Dances (and Valentine’s Events) in the West Suburbs

Daddy daughter dances are a great way for girls to enjoy a special night out with the men in their lives. Whether attending with dad, grandpa, uncle or another special someone, your daughter will love these events filled with dancing, dinner, crafts, games, desserts, photo booths and more! Most of the daddy daughter dances have registration deadlines, so I suggest checking…


Volleyball for Kids: Leagues, Classes, Camps

Is your child interested in learning more about volleyball? Whether kids are learning for the first time or improving fundamental skills, there are quite a few opportunities for kids to play volleyball! Check out these classes and clinics — as well as more competitive leagues. Ages range from preschool all the way into high school. This article is sponsored by…



The Preschool Experience at Elgin Academy

Elgin Academy Early Childhood Program is offering a special time on May 10, 2018 from 8:45 am – 11:00 am called the Preschool Experience for prospective parents and children to engage in active learning with their Early Childhood, French, and music teachers. What a wonderful time to experience what they offer families, have your questions answered by the teachers, Preschool…


Santa’s Mistletoe Market

SANTA’S MISTLETOE MARKET Santa’s Mistletoe Market! Join the Hampshire Area Chamber of Commerce for this newly revamped event! A fun festive event you don’t want to miss! Craft show, kids activities and games, visits with Santa, live entertainment, food vendors, caroling and more! Sunday December 3rd 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. Hampshire Middle School 560 S. State St., Hampshire, IL 60140…