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2018 Free Summer Fun in the Western Suburbs

The best kind of summer fun is free summer fun! Save those dollar bills for the ice cream truck (or a family vacation): there are plenty of options for free summer fun in the Western suburbs. This huge list of free summer fun is sponsored by the Glen Ellyn Park District! Winding slopes, streams, bridges, and tunnels add to the challenge at…


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…


Memorial Day Parades 2018

Memorial Day 2018 falls on May 28, when we’ll remember those who have died while serving in America’s armed forces. There’s plenty going on to observe the occasion in Chicago’s Western Suburbs this year, including parades galore. Check out the full list! Memorial Day Parades Simply click on the event title to view more information, such as parade routes. Memorial Day…


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…


Vacation Bible School (VBS) Summer 2018

Vacation Bible School is a fun week for kids to learn about Bible stories through games, lessons, crafts, and snacks. There are VBS events happening all over the west suburbs! You do not have to attend church to send your kids to VBS. In general, VBS is for ages 3 through 12. Registration starts soon and often fills up, so…


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…


Kite Flying Festivals and Events in Chicagoland

Nothing announces the arrival of spring quite like a big blue sky full of colorful kites soaring overhead. It’s National Kite Month, and Chicagoland is filled with public parks offering the opportunity for you to experience this beautiful springtime spectacle firsthand. We’ve put together a long list of local parks where you can participate in statewide “Flying for Kids” kite…


Bunny Breakfasts and Other Easter Meal Options in the Western Suburbs

Hop on over and enjoy some tasty treats with the Easter Bunny! Find options for breakfast with the bunny and other opportunities for tasty Easter meals without the stress of cooking yourself. Many of these events require advance registration or reservations, so please plan early and call ahead. Lunch Bunch with the Bunny (Burr Ridge) March 14, 2018 | 12:00pm…



Easter Egg Hunts in the Western Suburbs

Kids love Easter Egg Hunts! It’s probably the fastest activity that they will ever do, but if your kids are anything like mine, they really look forward to it and have loved Easter Egg Hunts for years. Just remember to arrive early! We’ve gathered all of the egg hunts in the western suburbs to scope out! It’s an extensive list,…


Live Theater for Kids: Spring – Summer 2018

Bringing your kids to a live theater performance can be such a fun and memorable experience for the whole family. We have an excellent list for you highlighting all of the awesome shows coming to town this spring and summer! Whether it’s a big Broadway show you seek, or something of a smaller scale locally, the options are endless. Some…


Places to Go with a Baby or Toddler

Getting out the door with a baby or toddler in tow is not always an easy task. But it feels good to venture out and explore new places, interact with other parents and have fun as a family. This is a round-up of spots that are fun for babies or toddlers and parents alike—and are either free or worth the price….