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Oswego’s PrairieFest

In 2020, the season may not have started with PrairieFest, but we’re determined Summer won’t end without it. This year, Labor Day weekend means PrairieFest and a tradition of homecoming, celebration, and community for all in Oswegoland. PrairieFest attended by approximately 75,000 guests over the weekend. This community festival celebrates three decades of being both sweet and sensational. We plan…


Oswego’s PrairieFest

In 2020, the season may not have started with PrairieFest, but we’re determined Summer won’t end without it. This year, Labor Day weekend means PrairieFest and a tradition of homecoming, celebration, and community for all in Oswegoland. PrairieFest attended by approximately 75,000 guests over the weekend. This community festival celebrates three decades of being both sweet and sensational. We plan…


Oswego’s PrairieFest

In 2020, the season may not have started with PrairieFest, but we’re determined Summer won’t end without it. This year, Labor Day weekend means PrairieFest and a tradition of homecoming, celebration, and community for all in Oswegoland. PrairieFest attended by approximately 75,000 guests over the weekend. This community festival celebrates three decades of being both sweet and sensational. We plan…


Oswego’s PrairieFest

In 2020, the season may not have started with PrairieFest, but we’re determined Summer won’t end without it. This year, Labor Day weekend means PrairieFest and a tradition of homecoming, celebration, and community for all in Oswegoland. PrairieFest attended by approximately 75,000 guests over the weekend. This community festival celebrates three decades of being both sweet and sensational. We plan…


Updated! Where to See 4th of July Fireworks This Year 2020

This article originally published on June 16, 2020 and we have received updated information included below. While most fireworks displays have been cancelled for this year, there are still a few happening in Chicago’s suburbs! The displays that are still moving forward seem to be planning to have the fireworks launched higher this year so they can be seen from…


Kid-Friendly Openings as Illinois Moves to Phase 4

Select zoos, bowling, indoor dining, and other kid-friendly spots are coming as Illinois plans to transition into Phase 4 of the reopening plan on Friday. We’re covering the reopening plans below — but be sure to call ahead or make online reservations to be sure the business has space for you! Things are changing quickly and most businesses can only…


Free Summer Reading Programs for Kids + Free Books

A lot of activities may be canceled this summer, but one thing is definitely not: reading! These retailers and local libraries are encouraging children’s love of learning by offering free summer reading programs. Enjoy a beautiful summer day reading outside, or curl up with a good book and a blanket on a rainy day inside. Start a virtual family book…


Virtual VBS, Kits, and In-Person Options for Vacation Bible School 2020

Vacation Bible School (VBS) is a fun and interactive way for kids to explore religion and learn about Bible stories through games, lessons, crafts, and snacks. Unfortunately many churches have had to cancel VBS, but some have adapted their program so families can still participate virtually, with take-home kits, and outdoors! In general, VBS is for ages 4 through 12, although…


2020 Farmers Markets and French Markets and the New Rules You Should Know

Yes, farmers markets are opening in 2020! Farmers, small business owners, and artisans need our help now more than ever. But do expect changes. According to the Illinois Farmers Market Association: “farmers markets are transitioning from community gathering spaces to transaction based markets, or IN-and-OUT markets. A few key tips from their new safety procedures: Maintain at least six feet…


2020 Pool Memberships: Early Bird Extensions and Opening Days

IMPORTANT NOTE: This article is no longer up-to-date. Many of the pools below have chosen to close for the 2020 season; please see our article on what’s open, closed, and rescheduled for more information. Many local spots have extended their early bird pricing due to the uncertainty around COVID-19. Check below for discount details and tentative opening days. Please note…


Places to Bounce: Trampoline Parks and Inflatables

There’s no reason to feel couped up this winter. Get out of the house and jump around! Burn off all that extra energy at these indoor facilities that feature trampoline parks and inflatables. Our list below provides details about days and pricing, but don’t forget to call ahead to confirm. Indoor Trampoline Parks Sky Zone Elmhurst, Sky Zone Aurora and Sky…


Bunny Breakfasts and Other Easter Meal Options in the West Suburbs

PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL BUNNY BREAKFASTS HAVE BEEN CANCELED. Bunny breakfasts (or lunches) are a delicious way to get in the holiday spirit and spend time with the Easter Bunny. Whether you’re enjoying casual donuts or an elegant Sunday brunch, don’t forget your camera for a big photo opportunity! Nearly all of these bunny breakfasts require advance registration or reservations,…